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Weekend Briefing: CrimeStoppers’ Run, Flagler Film Festival, Erasing “Songs For a New World”

| January 12, 2018

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Palm Coast’s water tower was going through a make-over this week. It’ll look identical to what it looked like before when the work is done. The work is being performed by Utility Service Company, the contractor Palm Coast hired to maintain its water tower and water storage tanks for $3.86 million over the next 12 years (or $321,442 per year). The city just renewed that contract for 12 years. A total of 775 gallons of paint is being used, including 300 gallons of primer and 210 gallons of topcoat. The exterior of the water tower was last redone in 2010 and the tank was top-coated in 2014.(© FlaglerLive)

Weekend Weather: Mostly cloudy Friday and Saturday, sunny Sunday, starting with a rather warm day Friday with a high in the mid-70s, cooling Friday night, with lows in the 40s, and remaining cool for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. 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.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: meh, int. and adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“Jean Baudrillard, a Frenchman, of all things, tells us that not only does language falsely represent reality, but there is no reality to represent. (Perhaps this explains, at long last, the indifferent French resistance to the German invasion of their country in World War II: They didn’t believe it was real.)”

–Neil Postman, from “Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century” (2017). [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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Jonathan Lord, Flagler County’s new Emergency Management manager, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart, and Joe Mullins, who will be a the host of a new show on WNZF on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on media reporting on public figures’ affairs.

songs for a new worldFriday, Saturday, Sunday: “Songs For a New World,” at City Repertory Theatre: “I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” That line from Songs for a New World, which opens January 12 at City Repertory Theatre, describes it perfectly. In fact, it tells a whole collection of stories. It’s not a book musical – there is no over-arching plot and no consistent characters throughout the evening – and yet it has a very strong sense of unity about it because every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes, in the form of the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, imprisonment, even suicide. But it’s even more about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. The City Repertory Theater production runs for eight performances – Jan. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available online at www.crtpalmcoast.com/tickets or by phone at 386-585-9415. See FlaglerLive’s preview here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Flagler Film Festival is scheduled for three weekend days at the Hilton garden Inn, Palm Coast: Friday 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m., Sunday 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets: Advance $5/Block, $10/1 day pass, $25/All-Festival Pass; At the door $7/block, $14/1 day pass, $35/ All Festival Pass. Order tickets on-line https://filmfreeway.com/ FlaglerFilmFestival/tickets Credit card or Paypal. The festival features 55 independent films ranging from 2-minute micro-shorts to 2-hour feature films. Films from 16 Florida filmmakers as well as films from around the world will be screened.

Saturday: CrimeStoppers’ 8th annual Run to Stop Crime is scheduled for 8 a.m. starting from Ormond Beach City Hall. 5K and 10K available. Many representatives from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and other local police agencies will be there. Register at racesmith.com.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Florida Bicycle Racing Association‘s Florida CX State Championships is held at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd N., Palm Coast.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Friday: Panera Bread, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

It's a wonder it stayed standing, or maybe not: the Flagler Beach Pier is more resilient than we know, and Saturday residents came out in force to Cheer at the Pier and celebrate the Flagler Centennial, the first time the pier has been open to so many people since it had to close after being damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Its eastern end is still off limits: it's not even there, and it won't be for a long time yet, but pier repairs are progressing, and the structure should fully functional by the end of May. (c FlaglerLive)

The 2016 Cheer at the Pier was a success. (c FlaglerLive)

Attention Local Businesses: Participate at Cheer at the Pier: The Flagler Beach Museum’s annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Flagler Beach Pier. Attendees will enjoy “Sips and Samples” provided by local restaurants. Live entertainment (to be announced) will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets will be available soon, please check the museum’s website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email: museumdenise@outlook.com

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Bob Pickering. (© FlaglerLive)

Free Skywarn Storm Spotter class January 31: January 10, 2018 – Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service will host a free Skywarn Storm Spotter class on January 31 at the Emergency Operations Center. Angie Enyedi, assistant warning and coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will teach the class. It will cover everything from cloud formations to thunderstorm development to visual predictions. Those who participate in the class – which begins at 6 p.m. January 31 (a Wednesday) – are eligible to become volunteer storm spotters and assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events. While warnings for thunderstorms are only issued for hail and high winds, lightning is part of all storms and is the cause of more deaths in the United States than tornadoes and hurricanes, according to the National Weather Service. Additionally, Flagler County is located within the gap of the nearest Doppler radar towers. “Trained storm spotters serve as the local eyes of the National Weather Service,” said Bob Pickering, Flagler County Emergency Management Technician. “These reports from storm spotters mean that earlier warnings may be issued. This helps everyone in Flagler County.” Storm spotter classes are scheduled based on the limited availability of meteorologists with the National Weather Service to come teach the class. Find out more about the Skywarn Storm Spotters Program at flaglercounty.org under the “Webcams and Weather” tab. Also, watch The Scud Buster Diaries under the same tab. Registration is required, and can be done by calling Pickering at 386-313-4250, or by email at bpickering@flaglercounty.org.

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.

LEGISLATURE: The Senate and House are both scheduled to hold a floor session Friday at 10:30 a.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDING AT ISSUE: The Judicial Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a controversial proposal (Proposal 23) that would give Floridians more legal standing when environmental problems occur. (Friday, 8 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CRC SCHEDULING AT ISSUE: The Rules and Administration Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet to discuss scheduling. (Friday, 12:15 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PUBLIC FINANCING TARGETED: The Ethics and Elections Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a measure (Proposal 56) that would eliminate the use of public financing for statewide political candidates. (Friday, 1 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DEADLINE FOR PSC APPLICATIONS: Candidates for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission face a 5 p.m. Friday deadline to submit applications to the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. The seat became open when former state Rep. Ritch Workman, who was slated to join the PSC on Jan. 2, withdrew from the appointment after a sexual-harassment allegation.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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June 17: In Court: Sam Christopher Andolina, 40, of Palm Coast, is scheduled for a possible plea and sentencing before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401. He was arrested on a charge of raping the 13-year-old daughter of his fiancee, and on a charge of molestation. He faces a first and a second-degree felony. See the story here.
June 17: The Sheltering Tree board meets with supporters to find a solution and plan an appeal of the Bunnel zoning board's decision to shut down the Sheltering Tree's cold-weather shelter in Bunnell. The meeting is at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 205 N Pine Street, Bunnell.
June 17: The Flagler County Commission meets at 1 p.m. for a budget workshop at Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
June 17: The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. At 5:10 p.m., it will consider approving a vast agreement that would have Flagler join the U.S. Corps of Engineers in a 50-year, $100 million dune-rebuilding plan for just 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. Half the cost would be Flagler's responsibility. See the background story here. The commission is expected to discuss a mediation settlement agreement in the development called Beachwalk on State Road A1A in the Hammock. The commission is expected to approve its drone policy on drone use by county staff (the proposal is on the consent agenda and is not scheduled to be discussed unless pulled into the regular agenda).
June 17: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.
June 17: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
June 17: judge james e.c. perryJames E.C. Perry, former justice of the Florida Supreme Court, discusses search and seizure at Florida schools during the Nina B. Hollis Educational Leadership Center's (NBHELC) inaugural Leadership Symposium "Safety, Security and the Law in Today's Schools" at Stetson University, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Carlton Union Building's Stetson Room (second floor), 131 E. Minnesota Ave. The event is free and open to K-12 school district and educational leaders in Central Florida. Space is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is open through Monday, June 10. The conference will provide K-12 school district and educational leaders with an opportunity to learn more about school safety and legal issues in Florida's public schools. In addition to Perry, speakers include: B. Glen Epley, Ph.D., professor of education at Stetson, discussing the legal implications of social media and how high-profile events from school shootings to cyberbullying have increased pressure on public schools to do more to protect children. Mercy Roberg, J.D., director of the Office of Professional Education at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, exploring issues related to guns on campus and whether there has been a rise in firearm-related injuries due to legislation changes.
June 18: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will get the annual report from Health Department Director Bob Snyder and approve another increase in Irma-related FEMA funds owed the city.
June 18: The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) working group meets at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
June 18: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 18: Flagler County's Purchasing Department Selection Committee meets at 10 a.m. to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 19-031Q, Continuing Utility Engineering Services, and at 2 p.m. to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 19-027Q, Professional Construction Engineering & Inspection Services for Marineland Acres Improvements Project. Both meetings are open to the public, and are at the Government Services Building's Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell.
June 18: The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB.
June 18: The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
June 18: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Part of proceeds will benefit Flagler Education Foundation. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/foodtruck.
June 18: President Trump announces his re-election bid in an appearance at Orlando's Amway Center in the evening. Additional evening SunRail service will be provided after 10 p.m., with three extra northbound trains from the Church Street Station, and three additional southbound trains.
June 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: Rhonda Harvey, Chief Operating Officer for SMA Healthcare, is the speaker at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast. Harvey will discuss navigating the landscape of behavioral healthcare, addiction and recovery and suicide prevention. Under her direction, SMA served over 26,000 clients in 2018 at fourteen locations in the four county area. $40 for non-members.
June 19: The Flagler Chamber of Commerce and Flagler Beach businesses meet to address short and long-term concerns and solutions to the A1A construction project at 8 a.m at the city commission room, 105 South 2nd Street.
June 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
June 19: Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a Community Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society,
4422 N US Hwy 1, Palm Coast.
June 20: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
June 21: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, South 6th Street on the beach, Flagler Beach, starting at 9 a.m.
June 21: Senior Summer Celebration Cookout (Senior Special Event), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cookout at the Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish. Sign up at the front desk with the dish you are bringing. $5/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 21: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG). $1/seniors & youth and $2/adults. More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
June 22: New works by JJ Graham fill the gallery walls for the gallery's monthly event. Celebrate with us during JJ’s birthday month. A gourmet taco bar and drinks are included with the purchase of admission. Our live musical guest is Jake Cox. 6 p.m., 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Admission: $15. Parking: Overflow parking is across the street at the sheriff's operations office.
June 22: Watson Realty Corp. hosts its annual summer kick-off and family fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1410 Palm Coast Parkway, with firefighters, sheriff's deputies offering safety tips, games, food and music.
June 23: Bow Wow Bingo to benefit the Flagler Humane Society, $25 cost includes a fish fry, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
June 24-27: Golf Summer Camp – Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-1 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive, Palm Coast. Learn the game of golf during these fun-filled days of short game, full swing, putting, golf etiquette, sportsmanship, and friendly competition. Open to all skill levels. Lunch, snacks, & drinks included. For ages 6-16 years. $150/week. Deadline to register is June 17. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24-27: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 2) – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4pm. at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Tennis and so much more! Please come with athletic clothes and shoes, swimsuit (for the pool), water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. For ages 6-13 years. $175/week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
June 24: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
June 25: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
June 26: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as 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. Facing Grief Together, 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 Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
June 29: First Aid and CPR/AED 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
June 29-20: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 1: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 5: First Friday Garden and Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 10am for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
July 5-7: midsummer madness"A Midsummer Night's Madness," a summer workshop production at Palm Coast's City Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Book here.


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