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| December 22, 2017

A man in Bethlehem. (Edgardo W. Olivera)

A man in Bethlehem. (Edgardo W. Olivera).

Weekend and Christmas Day: Dry throughout but rather warm Friday and Saturday with highs in the lower 80s, cooling to the 70s Sunday and the 60s on Christmas day. Nights will be in the 50s throughout. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index89
The OED’s Word of the Day: lown, n., adj., and adv..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Men, otherwise decent citizens, reacted in the ugly spirit of a Saturday night drunkard beating his wife. […] The strange physical fury generated by the women’s struggle for the vote was the most unsettling phenomenon of the Liberal era.”

–Barbara Tuchman, from “The Proud Tower” (1962). [Click on the image or the link to buy the book.]

Previously:

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In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

Schools are closed for students until Monday, Jan. 8.

Closures: The Flagler County courthouse is closed Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, and again on Jan. 1, The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is closed Friday and Monday, Flagler Beach city offices are closed Dec. 22 and Dec. 25, as well as Dec. 29 and Jan. 2, most government offices are closed either Friday and Monday or Monday and Tuesday, reopening Dec. 27, and closing Monday, Jan. 1. All government meetings normally scheduled for the last week of the month have been cancelled.

The Daily Briefing is taking its Christmas break. It will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Holiday trash pick-up in Palm Coast: There will be no pickups by Waste Pro on Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1. For both holidays, garbage, yard trash and recycling schedules will be moved out one day, with the routes being done Tuesday through Saturday. For example, the Monday schedule will be picked up on Tuesday, the Tuesday schedule will be picked up on Wednesday, and so on. Normal daily schedules will resume on Monday, Jan. 8. For any issues regarding Waste Pro service, please contact Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

Scenic A1A Pride: These people have heart: they’re holding their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, but a presentation by Jeff Stuart of the Sheriff’s Office, on the sheriff’s priorities for the Hammock, has been rescheduled to the January 26 meeting. The board will discuss its January elections.

Dec. 27: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is held at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting, always the fourth Wednesday of the month, begins at 4:30 p.m. Please note the early starting time. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Dec. 30-31: The TNT Art and Craft Festival in Flagler Beach: Located directly across the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away from the Beach. The Flagler Beach Art and Craft Festival is a laid back venue filled with some of the nation’s best Artist and Crafters, including jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps and freshly made Kettle corn. All crafts are made in the USA! This Festival will offer something for everyone. Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 10 – 4.

Dec. 30: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I Am Home for the Holidays,” the annual show at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. When the family arrives home to celebrate the holidays, Steve is thrown together with all his dysfunctional family members in a riotous celebration of the holiday season. We all get to attend holiday dinner at Grandma’s where, if you’re under 55, you’re allowed to sit at the children’s table; thirty five over-fed people and one toilet. Adult $39.95, Youth $29.95.

Dec. 31: The Jacksonville Symphony presents its New Year’s Eve Orchestral Lunacy concert, with a performance at 9 p.m. and an after-party, with Timothy Hankewich, Guest Conductor, and Tomáš Kubínek, Guest Performer, a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-around charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, Mr. Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway, and at international festivals of culture. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter and breathless. Standard Admission $30.00, Standard with Reserved Seating $50.00, Premium with VIP Lounge and Food Stations $100.00, not including after-party tickets. Tickets here.

Dec. 31: Beach Blast Off in Celebration of New Year’s Eve: visitors will experience live music, food and drink, and brilliant fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. The Kids’ Zone features face painting, rides, and rock climbing wall. Food vendors, a beer and wine tent, champagne and live stream of Times Square festivities will add to the fun. Location: St. Augustine Beach Pier. For more information, call (904) 669-5670 or visit www.sabevents.com/beach-blast-off.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Saturday, Dec. 23: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.

Announcements:

None.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

JOBS NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release November unemployment numbers. (Friday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission hosts a ribbon-cutting for its new tourist cottages at the Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Road, at 10 a.m. The commission holds a reception for outgoing Commissioner Nate McLaughlin at 3 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission has a scheduled workshop at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell. Commissioners will discuss legislative priorities in the legislative session next year.
Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building to consider the last agenda before Commissioner Nate McLaughlin is replaced. To that end, the county administrator has loaded the agenda with items designed to gain McLaughlin's vote before his replacement by Joe Mullins, an avowed opponent of County Administrator Craig Coffey and many of his policies. Among the controversial agenda items: a proposed lease that would allow Captain's BBQ, a private restaurant at Bing's Landing to build a new, larger structure near its existing restaurant, as the current structure is decaying, and to extend the lease to mid-century. Commissioners are also expected to consider buying space for the tax collector's office and selling a parcel of land at Matanzas Woods Parkway to Florida Hospital Flagler, as well as approve a large contract for a document-management system.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County Commission holds oath of office ceremonies for newly elected Commissioners Greg Hansen and Joe Mullins, at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Manual post-audit.
Nov. 20: janet mcdonald live interviewThe Flagler County School Board meets for an information-only workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, when it will hear updates on its use of facilities policy, on the PAL program and its own operations manual, and at 6 p.m., when Board members Janet McDonald, Andy Dance and Trevor Tucker are all sworn-in after winning their re-election bids. The board will then reorganize and appoint a new chair. It will then conduct its regular business.
Nov. 20: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve an agreement with county government resolving a dispute over the Airport Commons development across from Bulldog Drive, and certify the election results that ended with the election of Eddie Branquinho and Jack Howell to the council, who will be taking their oath of office at the end of the meeting. The council will then reorganize its committee assignments.
Nov. 20: The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Nov. 20: The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, a regional panel that includes representatives from several Flagler County governments, meets at 1:15 p.m. (Citizens Advisory Committee) and at 3 p.m. (Technical Coordinating Committee) at 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 (Conference Room), Daytona Beach. Agenda here.
Nov. 20: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn performed by Stetson’s largest choral ensemble with orchestra. 7:30 First Baptist Church, DeLand 725 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Sheriff's Domestic Violence Task Force gathers for its first follow-up meeting since January to discuss successes, challenges and progress, at 10 a.m. in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Flagler County courthouse. There will be updates from the Social Services, Mental health and Medical Services, Education, Faith Based Services and the Criminal Justice Committees.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Value Adjustment Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 22: Get “Huffin’ N Puffin’ before all the Turkey N Stuffin’” at this year’s Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K, presented by Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation on Thanksgiving morning. This event is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, taking runners and walkers along some of Palm Coast’s most beautiful trails and walkways. The race will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College, 3000 Palm Coast Pkwy SE, Palm Coast, and continue down and along the beautiful waterfront path on the Intracoastal Waterway and back through the tree-lined St. Joe Walkway. A free Kids Fun Run for ages 6 and younger will begin at 8:45 a.m. $25 early-bird registration, through Nov. 12; $35 regular registration (Nov. 13-21), $40 day-of-race registration (cash or check only), starting at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College
$20 for students K-12. Register here: www.palmcoastgov.com/FeettoFeast.
Nov. 23-25: “All things Christmas,” on Black Friday weekend, a fund-raiser for the Nearly New Thrift Store: Holiday table runners, Christmas ornaments and festive items will be on display for sale at the Santa Maria del Mar Church Learning Center on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Learning Center is located at 915 North Central Avenue in Flagler Beach. For more information on the Nearly New Thrift Store, stop by the store or call. 386 439-0071.
Nov. 27: The City of Palm Coast is planning to apply for a grant to fund new walking trails and paths at Long Creek Nature Preserve, and as part of the grant application process, the City will hold a public meeting to receive citizens’ comments on the proposed project. The public is invited to the meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. The City is seeking a Recreational Trails Program Grant for the upcoming phase of improvements to the park, which opened in 2015 at 1050 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Plans call for a new 8-foot-wide shell path that includes overlooks into Long Creek. For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Communications & Marketing Manager, at clane@palmcoastgov.com and 386-986-3708.
Nov. 27: The Flagler County NAACP will convene at 6 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast. The Election Supervisory Committee will supervise the branch election of officers and at-large members for the 2019-2021 Executive Committee. And, because the election is important, the membership is urged to attend. For further details, call the NAACP at 386-446-7822.
Nov. 28-30: Flagler Beach Aviation Days at the Flagler Beach Museum, 207 S. Central Ave, Flagler Beach, three days of free aviation-related events: November 28th is the anniversary date of Charles Lindbergh’s forced landing at the Flagler Beach Airport in 1931. This momentous event, along with the story of Okey & Martha Bevins, famous aviators who operated the beach airport flying school, and the importance of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 5 in Flagler Beach during 1942-43, will be celebrated during the three-day event. Displays will be set up at the museum and the free events will include: November 28, Charles Lindbergh Day. There will be a walking tour to the site of the airport beacon, now the south lot of the Flagler Beach Community Church, and to Betty Steflick Preserve to view the remains of the runways. November 29, Okey and Martha Bevin’s Day. Becky Moses, cousin of Okey, has offered to share memorabilia for display, and will be available to share some family history and talk with attendees. November 30, CAP Day. Tom Duncan will present and discuss a power point presentation of his book, “Forgotten Flyers and Airfields” in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.
Nov. 28: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. Brady will have information about special grieve services available from Vitas for anybody who will need help during the holiday time and will talk about a special candle lighting ceremony on December 9.
To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Nov. 28: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tours: Flagler Palm Coast High School's aerospace, i3 and teaching academies at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 28: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 North Orange Avenue, Orlando.
Nov. 28: Chanticleer performs at 7 p.m. at the At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. $39 to $69. It's a presentation of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society.
Nov. 29: Jonathan Canales, who was found guilty of attempted first degree murder by a Flagler County jury in October, is sentenced at 1:30 p.m. by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. The judge has no discretion: Canales is to be sentenced to mandatory life without parole.
Nov. 29: Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and director for research for the Florida Chamber Foundation, is the Common Grounds breakfast speaker at 8 a.m. He will be providing an update on the Florida 2030 research project of the Florida Chamber Foundation, including how the demographics of Florida are changing the state and how that will affect Florida and Flagler County, and on the state's business climate and how to keep the positive momentum. Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast. Registration required by Nov. 26. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35.
Nov. 29: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville.
Nov. 30, Dec. 2: The Community Chorus of Palm Coast presents its Winter Concert Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Florida Park Drive. Free. Concerts. For additional information contact President Jeff McKay at 386-405-2820 or visit our website. Communitychorusofpalmcoast.com.
Dec. 1: dsc daytona state college logoEnrollment Day at Daytona State College, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Students can take advantage of the one-stop event to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation. How it works: Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule. The Daytona State Financial Aid Office will be open to assist with college education financing and will provide assistance to complete the financial aid applications (FAFSA). Academic Advisors will also be available to talk about unique academic programs such as Honors College and Learning Communities which includes Linked Classes and Daytona State’s award-winning QUANTA program. Enrollment Day event will culminate with a free drawing for a $350 scholarship presented by the Daytona State Foundation; only students registering for classes at the event will be eligible for this drawing.
Dec. 1: Ocean Art Gallery celebrates the Holiday Season with an exciting Art Reception, Sea Turtle Art Raffle Drawing, and an Olive Oil Tasting from 5 – 8 p.m. at its Granada Plaza location in Ormond Beach. The gallery concludes its November-long fundraising project called Turtle Palooza II with the drawing of the winning ticket for “Amazing Grace,” a sea turtle painting donated by watercolorist and gallery co-owner Bibi Gromling. The drawing will be at 7:30 pm. The winner does not have to be present. The gallery will showcase a variety of art from its 33 artists, most of whom are from Central Florida and very well-known throughout the state and the Southeast US. Mediums represented include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, poured acrylic, photography, sculpture, and sterling silver jewelry. The Reception will have live music provided by the Dr. Cashband and refreshments will be served.
Dec. 2: University Concert Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor: The newly established University Concert Band invites you to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Seasonally themed selections include: Percy Grainger’s beautiful Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, variants on a Mediaeval Tune (In Dulci Jubilo) by Norman Dello Joio, A Hanukkah Festival to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, themes from John Williams’ soundtrack to the classic holiday movie franchise “Home Alone,” Alfred Reed’s glorious Russian Christmas Music, and of course, no holiday band concert would be complete without Leroy Anderson’s classic holiday favorite, Sleigh Ride. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door.
audition my name is alice Dec. 3-4: Audition Call: Flagler Playhouse's "A... My Name is Alice": Audition dates/time: Monday and Tuesday @ 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse. Looking for 5 talented females to play multiple roles in the musical, "A... My Name is Alice". Voice types needed: 2 sopranos, 3 altos. Ages: 18 and up. Please prepare a song in the Pop genre for the audition. You will also be asked to read prepared selections as part of the audition process. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please email Michele at moneil50@gmail.com for an alternate date. Performance dates : January 25 through February 10, 2019. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the cast door.
Dec. 4: The Flagler County Commission, the Flagler Beach City Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold a Joint Workshop to discuss the 6.25 mile Flagler Beach dune restoration project, at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Dec. 7: Florida House Rep. Paul Renner and Sen. Travis Hutson hold the annual legislative delegation meeting with local officials and organizations from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Flagler County Commission Chambers, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Building 2, Bunnell, to elect a Chair and Vice Chair of the Flagler County Delegation and take public testimony on legislative issues, appropriations, and local bills in the upcoming legislative session. Flagler County Delegation meetings are open to the public.
Dec. 7: Coffee Series at the Palm Coast Community Center, 9 a.m.: Tammy Cornelius, the Cardiology Cath Lab Manager at Florida Hospital Flagler, will help you “Know Your Numbers. They Could Just Save Your Life.” We know a lot of numbers by heart, but do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health? Cornelius will discuss heart health and the important numbers you need to know, as well as signs and symptoms of heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.Coffee Series is sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, Parks & Rec’s health and wellness event partner. It is held at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The coffee and lecture are free, but pre-registration is required: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors.
Dec. 7-8: open records florida transparency barbara peterson 119 sunshine law first amendment foundationThe Flagler Beach Library hosts a two-day holiday book sale, from 10 to 5 on Friday and from 10 to 2 on Saturday, with a sneak peek for cardholders only on Thursday from 10 to 5, 315 South 7th Street, Flagler Beach.
Dec. 7 and 9: The Choral Arts Society marks the Christmas season with a pair of concert at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. For more information contact Betty Christian at betty@inthecreek.com or call 407/474-1437. See the website at http://www.casfl.org.
Dec. 7-9: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 8: The Palm Coast Starlight Parade takes place starting at 7 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center – featuring colorful lighted floats, talented marching bands, and prizes for the top entries. All participants are encouraged to add lighted holiday displays to their floats. The route will begin at the Round-About on Central Avenue (east of Market Avenue) and head east; turning north onto Park Street, east onto Lake Avenue, and south on City Place; then continuing south on Bulldog Drive. Parade entry is free. The judging categories will be: Best of Parade, Best Marching Unit, Best Float and Best Decorated Vehicle. Prior to the Starlight Holiday Parade, the City of Palm Coast's Parks & Recreation Department will host a fun-filled afternoon at Central Park starting at 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment and performances; arrival of Santa and visits with Santa, food and beverages. Santa will visit with children until 6 p.m., and families will be able to take their own photos.
Dec. 9: Holiday in the Garden at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., holiday music, vendors, photos with Santa, children's arts and crafts, free entry with toy or canned good donation.
Dec. 9: Worldwide Candle Lighting, for Children gone too soon, 6 to 9 p.m., Sunsplash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Organized by The Compassionate Friends of Volusia and Flagler Counties. Contact Carol Fisher (386-793-1779) or Patricia Armor(386-290-8752) with questions or for more information. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 22nd annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. This event started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance and has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten. https://www.compassionatefriends.org/event/22nd-annual-worldwide-candle-lighting/
You and your family are invited to bring framed pictures, photo albums, special songs, letters or poems (if you’d like). We will have table of love with pictures and momentos. We encourage all to bring flashlights, and dress appropriately for the weather.
Dec. 9: society for crypto judaic studiesDr. Sharonah Fredrick is among the presenters at the 9th Conference of the the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies and the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society at World Golf Village, 500 S Legacy Trail, St Augustine. This unique conference that will explore the lives and challenges faced by Jews and descendants of Jews who traveled to areas of America under the thumb of the Spanish Inquisition. Focusing on those Jews who converted to Christianity or hid their religious heritage, the conference will discuss the lives of these Crypto-Jews or Conversos who settled in America in the early years of the country, specifically in the Southeast. Presentations by scholars and historians will discuss the history of Spanish and Portuguese communities in the colonial period, operation of the Inquisition in the New World and research into crypto-Judaism especially as it pertains to what today is called the Southeastern United States. You can learn more about Dr. Fredrick and register for this important conference by visiting https://scjssajhsconferenc.wixsite.com/onedayconference/presenters . Conference registration including conference attendance, a lunch and keynote speaker and coffee and pastry service in the morning hours is $50. Registration after October 29 will be $65. Registration, which will commence August 15, should be directed to this Pay Pal account or sent to Post Office Box 174, SAJHS Conference, 701 Market Street, Suite 111, St Augustine, FL 32095. Checks and payment should be made payable to “SAJHS Conference.” The conference will end with a performance of “The Secret” by Lee Weaver – a compelling tale of the experience of a crypto-Jew in 16th century St, Augustine, The performance will be at 7 p.m. Sunday evening in the hotel. Tickets for the performance are $20.




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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6

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Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists

This was recorded where Bach wrote it: in Weimar, Germany.


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