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Tuesday Briefing: Mental Health Awareness, Moonrise Brewing, A Russian Rotarian, Dreamers

| January 16, 2018

Moonrise Brewry at European Village is open, busy and frothy, though not yet serving its very own beer: the license is on its way. (c FlaglerLive)

Moonrise Brewry at European Village is open, busy and frothy, though not yet serving its very own beer: the license is on its way. (c FlaglerLive)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s inland…in the lower 60s coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. 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 Index5
The OED’s Word of the Day: biggity, adj. (and adv.).
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“It passed wonder how barbarously the English soldiers conducted themselves in Ireland, even against their own countrymen, when in England their decent orderly behavior had been an example to the world.”

–Robert Graves, “Wife to Mr. Milton” (1942). [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.

The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to approve a city-wide wireless master plan.

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board holds a 1 p.m. workshop on the third floor of the Government Services Building, and a 6 p.m. meeting on the first floor, in board chambers. At its 1 p.m. meeting, board members will hear about Flagler Lifeline is a multi-agency group that emerged from the communitywide health survey conducted by Flagler Cares. This presentation will share the groups focus points of raising awareness of community wide mental health needs, including suicide awareness, resources available, and creating a community wide message designed to reduce the stigma and encourage everyone to recognize the signs and find help. Similar presentations have been made before the Bunnell and Palm Coast governments.

The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard.

Flagler County Rotary welcomes guest and Russian Rotarian Ildus Yanishev at its regular noon meeting at the Grand Club at Pine Lakes Golf Course, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. Ildus is a member of the Rotary Club of Kazan, Russia, and is on a round-the-world bicycle tour of the United States, having already crossed much of Russia and both eastern and western Europe. A regular visitor to the club, Tatiana Vinda, Past President of the Rotary Club of Moscow-East, will also be attending.

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

  • Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Flagler County Schools Transportation Department, 5400 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Saturday: Cupcake Cafe, 604 East Moody Boulevard, #8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 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

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.

HURRICANE REPORT CONSIDERED: The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness, which has received dozens of recommendations, will consider a final report. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS `HOLIDAY’ DISCUSSED: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 620), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would allow shoppers to buy disaster-preparedness supplies in early June without paying sales taxes. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DRILLING MORATORIUM EYED: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will consider a resolution (SR 550), filed by Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, that would seek to maintain a federal moratorium on oil drilling in an area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico used by the military for air and sea training. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

‘MEDICALLY ESSENTIAL’ ELECTRIC SERVICE AT ISSUE: The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1081), filed by Rep. Daniel Perez, R-Miami, that seeks to prevent the disconnection of electric service considered “medically essential” for utility customers. (Tuesday, 11:30 p.m., Room 216, the Capitol.)

WRECKER SERVICES CONSIDERED: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will take up a proposal (HB 963), filed by Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, that would make a series of legal changes dealing with wrecker services. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSE LOOKS AT TOLL EXEMPTIONS: The House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 141), filed by Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, that would provide an exemption to paying tolls for unmarked law-enforcement vehicles. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

‘DREAMERS’ PROGRAM DISCUSSED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will take up a proposal (SM 882), filed by Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, that would urge Congress to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program gives protections to young undocumented immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” who were brought to the United States by their parents. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

JUVENILE FACILITY VISITS CONSIDERED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1004), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would make clear lawmakers and other state officials can visit juvenile justice facilities “at their pleasure” between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PANEL LOOKS AT COMPUTER CODING: The Senate Education Committee will take up a bill (SB 1056), filed by Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that would require school districts to provide access to computer-coding courses. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LAWMAKERS LOOK AT ENDING FIREWORKS BAN: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 6037), filed by Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, that would end a decades-old prohibition on fireworks sales. Many people have gotten around the ban by using loopholes that allow the purchase of fireworks for such things as frightening birds for agriculture-related purposes. (Tuesday, 3 p.m., Room 216, the Capitol.)

LOCAL HEALTH PROJECTS ON TABLE: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will consider about 20 member bills that seek money for local programs or projects. (Tuesday, 3 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

SMOKING REGULATION DEBATED: The Senate Community Affairs Committee will take up a bill (SB 562), filed by Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, that would allow cities and counties to regulate smoking in public parks. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

VENEZUELA INVESTMENTS EYED: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will consider a proposal (SB 538), filed by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, that would bar state investments in companies doing business with the government of Venezuela. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT ISSUE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will take up a bill (SB 8), filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would take a series of steps to try to curb the state’s opioid crisis. (Tuesday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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May 23: The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.
May 23: The Sea Colony Homeowners Association Board presents a talk on dune protection: History and Future Challenges, 7 p.m. at the Sea Colony Clubhouse. Steve Davis and David Eckert have been looking at some of the challenges facing our coastline in recent times and what's ahead. Davis, by trade, is an architect and has helped organize the sea wall group in the Painter's Hill area. Eckert is a retired chemical engineer and spearheaded the Hammock Dunes HOA FEMA protective dunes project post Hurricane Matthew. [NOTE: The event is at capacity as of May 15.]
May 23: Corporate 1: The window for bids closes at 2 p.m. for the sale of the Flagler County School Board's 1 Corporate Drive land off Palm Coast Parkway, as surplus property. See the legal ad here. The board has previously sought to sell the land, but without success.
May 23: 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. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
May 24: An early-release day for students in Flagler County schools.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Ralph Santore, of Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, will be speaking, as will several officials from Florida Hospital Flagler, including Kathy Gover, Chief Nursing Officer. Michael Sznapstajler of the Cobb Cole lawfirm will give an update on Brownfields.
May 24: Palm Coast's Beautification Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss landscaping projects on Whiteview and Palm Harbor parkway medians.
May 24: The Flagler County Youth Center is sponsoring the twelfth annual “Spotlight on Flagler Youth” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. The event will crown Flagler County’s Youth Entertainer of the Year in the Senior Division, 9th -12th Grade, Junior Division 6th -8th Grade, and Elementary Division for K-5th grades. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and $3 for students. Additional information, call Cheryl Massaro, Director Flagler County Youth Center, at 386/437-7540, extension 5101.
May 24: Celebrate Pastels with Jan Jackson, a free program at the Flagler County Art League, open to all. You will learn about why the impressionists were so fond of this tactile medium and how it has evolved as a fine arts medium. We're not talking "chalk" here but rather about a beautiful, rich art medium that may have escaped your notice, but will be on your radar screen after this. Jan Jackson is a professional Southwest artist, now residing in Palm Coast. For several years she owned Dreamscapes Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to show her work at galleries in New Mexico. Jan holds degrees in fine Art and Art History and a Masters Degree in Education. Join us for some refreshments and conversation at 6:30.at the league's galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Development Department and Flagler County government host a ground-breaking on a 40,000 square-foot "spec" building to be built by Beutlich Development at that company's expense, with hops of finding one or more companies to fill the space. Beutlich got a $90,000 taxpayer subsidy through the county for the project. The groundbreaking is at 2 p.m. at 7 Otis Stone Hunter Roiad in Bunnell. See: "Flagler Awards $90,000 Subsidy to Company, Secret For Now, to Construct “Spec” Building."
May 24: flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the full agenda and background materials here. Flagler Beach Police Detective Williams, after 23 years with the department, is sworn-out as she goes into retirement. Commissioners will approve a revised evaluation form for their attorney and manager. They are expected to approve a site plan for a new motel parking lot at 1204 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, and discuss the future of the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. Commissioners are also expected to approve, on second reading, an ordinance establishing the customary use of beaches by the public in front of private properties.
May 25: Last day of school in the Flagler County district, and an early-release day.
May 25: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road. Committee chairman Dennis Clark will discuss targeting commercial growth in the Hammock, and the committee will review membership goals, local projects and committee reports. The public is welcome. For information call 386-225-8812 or email ScenicA1A@gmail.com.
May 25-27: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The Lifeguard Certification Class on Friday is from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must be age 15 or older. The $300 fee includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
May 26: Luncheon at the Holden House, hosted by the Flagler County Historical Society, starting at noon, 204 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with a history tralk at 1 p.m. and museum and annex tours at 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sisco Deen, the historian and genealogist, with speak on the history of Bunnell, and historian Bill Ryan will speak on the Flagler area's plantation system in the 17th through the 19th centuries. RSVP to Randy Jaye so the organizers can know how much food and drinks to buy: Call or Text: 407-497-5755, or Email: randyjaye@gmail.com.
May 26: Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedom. Hear your favorite patriotic songs from the Star-Spangled Banner to themes of great branches of our military. It promises to be one of the most inspiring events of the season. Nathan Aspinall, Associate Conductor. 8 p.m., at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
May 28: Memorial Day: government offices, schools and banks are closed.
May 28: Memorial Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast, a tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. Rain location: Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 29: Graduation ceremonies for Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High Schools at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Matanzas is at 3 p.m., FPC at 7 p.m.
May 31:
Jim Tager

Jim Tager. (Flagler Chamber)

Common Ground Breakfast hosted by the Flagler Chamber of Commerce focuses on education in Flagler, with panelists Jim Tager, the school superintendent, Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State College, and Renee Stauffacher, Director of Flagler Technical Institute, starting with registration at 7:30 and breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd
Palm Coast. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. The chamber is no longer accepting walkups. To pre-register, send an email to Heather Edwards at the chamber, at heather@flaglerchamber.org.
May 31: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin and School Board member Andy Dance, both of whom are running for re-election, hold a town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd. in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, at 6 p.m.
June 1: william-schwarzWilliam G. Schwarz, the 54-year-old man facing two DUI manslaughter charges in the death of Kathleen J. Boos, 66, and her brother-in-law Carl Boos, 67, in march 2016, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Schwarz agreed to a plea at the 11th hour on April 16, just before his trial was set to begin.
June 1: Flagler Volunteer Services hosts a Hurricane Preparedness Breakfast and Information Fair at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, with speakers from a variety of different State and Local Agencies sharing information on being prepared as well as a panel discussion. Tickets are $20 including breakfast and disaster preparedness bag. Call the office to get your tickets: 386-597-2950 or email flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com. Email at judyfvs@cfl.rr.com.
June 1: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. 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. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
June 4: The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshops in preparation for the 2018-19 budget, 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
June 5: Chess on the Porch (and backgammon, if you insist): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Last month a 14 year old went undefeated. Come teach him a lesson. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast.
June 6: Emergency responders and PTSD: Nearly two years since the Pulse tragedy, 90.7 WMFE, ProPublica and the Orlando Public Library are hosting an event examining the impact of PTSD in the community. The event, held at the library’s Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, will dive into the way PTSD affects first responders and their families, as well as how the city’s police and fire departments handle the disorder in their ranks and whether Florida’s new bill providing disability benefits for impacted first responders goes far enough to remedy the immense needs. 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando.

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