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Thursday Briefing: Beach Clean-Up Day, Roundabout Public Hearing, Spelling Bee, Beginnings

| January 18, 2018

It's beach clean-up day in Flagler Beach, where the All Stars invite anyone interested in participating to meet at the Flagler Beach Pier this morning at 8 a.m., dressed for the cold, and ready to work. (© FlaglerLive)

It’s beach clean-up day in Flagler Beach, where the All Stars invite anyone interested in participating to meet at the Flagler Beach Pier this morning at 8 a.m., dressed for the cold, and ready to work. (© FlaglerLive)

Today:Cooler, sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 18 to 23 in the morning. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 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: momist, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“All these varieties of speech are beautiful, just as the varieties of butterflies are beautiful. No matter what your first language, you should treasure it all your life. If it happens not to be standard English, and if it shows itself when you write standard English, the result is usually delightful, like a very pretty girl with one eye that is green and one that is blue.”

–Kurt Vonnegut, from “Palm Sunday” (1981).

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.

In Court: Drug Court is held before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, 10 a.m. A pre-trial is scheduled in the case of Georgia A. Rose, the 38-year-old Palm Coast woman accused of cruelty to animals after allegedly not providing timely medical treatment to her dog Asher before the dog’s death.

Beach Cleanup: The Flagler Beach All-Stars along with Habitat for Humanity host a Beach Cleanup. If you’d like to help, please be at the Flagler Beach Pier at 8 a.m. Bundle up, it’s going to be chilly.

Roundabout Public Hearing: The Florida Department of Transportation hosts a public hearing about the proposed design of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway at the Community Baptist Church, 956 S. Old Dixie Highway in Bunnell. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a comment period. The goal of the project is to improve safety and mobility at the intersection. No additional right of way will be required. The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the design concept, speak with project team representatives and provide input.

The annual Flagler School District Spelling Bee is actually scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Wadsworth Elementary’s cafeteria, featuring the top two winners from each of the district’s elementary and middle schools (but not its charter schools). A trip to the Regional Spelling Bee in Jacksonville is on the line. The 74th Annual First Coast Regional Spelling Bee will be held on March 9, 2018 at the Florida Theater Jacksonville and will be broadcast live.

fresh book festivalThe Seventh Annual FRESH Book Festival in Daytona Beach kicks off with a free Community Film Festival presentation of the documentary, “Lies Uncovered: The Truth About The Dozier School For Boys,” at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Cookman Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach. FRESH stands for Fiction Romance Erotica Spiritual Health. See more details about the full weekend here.

“Beginnings,” at the Flagler Auditorium is a tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent rarely seen in today’s music world, either in the original or tribute arenas. They are individually talented musicians who together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality that encompasses multi-instrumentalists and multiple lead vocalists. Quite simply, they are a band like no other. This depth of talent is focused on the band Chicago, whose song book spans more that forty years and includes five number 1 albums and twenty top ten hits. Their performances bring to life the music of Chicago and exceptionally recreate every decade of the band’s hits. Beginnings is a family friendly melodic adventure, pleasing to music lovers of all ages. 7:30 p.m., Adult $34.95, Youth $24.95.

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

  • 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:

Flagler Playhouse Auditions for “South Pacific” to be held on Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the playhouse. Performances are April 13 through April 29. Audition Requirements: Ages 16 and up, except where specifically noted below. All Roles are open. All ethnicities are urged to audition. Requirements:
Prepare a song from musical theatre – 24-32 bars is OK. Preferably sung to accompaniment on a CD or iPhone. Everyone should come dressed to move; there will be a dance audition. Leads and featured players will be asked to read from the script.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Ensign Nellie Forbush – Mezzo (a-d) – a feisty but somewhat naive nurse from Arkansas. A bit of a tomboy with an optimistic outlook.
Emile de Becque – Baritone (a-e’) – a mature, sophisticated, wealthy French planter.
Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC – Tenor (d-g) – a handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future.
Luther Billis – Baritone (G-g) – a lovable character who provides much needed comic relief! Lacks respect for authority.
Bloody Mary – any ethnicity actress is needed to play this role – Mezzo – (g-f) – a shrewd merchant native of the island.
Liat – Bloody Mary’s beautiful daughter – any ethnicity actress required (age 15-19). Spoken role. She steals the heart of Joe Cable.
Ngana – mezzo – de Becque’s young daughter – age 8-14 – Mixed ethnicity
Jerome – mezzo – de Becque’s young son – age 8-14. Mixed ethnicity
Henri – deBeque’s servant – Asian Pacific Islander (male or female) – spoken.
Capt. George Brackett, USN – Commanding Officer.
Cmdr. William Harbison, USN – Brackett’s right hand.

South Pacific requires a strong and vibrant ensemble of singers, dancers and actors. There are many supporting roles which will be cast from the ensemble.
Nurses – female teens and adults.
Sailors – male teens and adults.
“Stewpot” George Watts – baritone – Carpenter’s Mate, second class.
“Professor” – A sailor and Luther’s co-hort.
Lt. Buzz Adams, a pilot.
Bob McCaffrey, radio operator.
Ensign Dinah Murphy, a nurse and Nellie’s best friend.
Ensign Janet MacGregor, a nurse.
Officers

For further information, please email us at info@flaglerplayhouse.com, or call 386-313-5876. We’d love to hear from you! Yes, you can do this!

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.

PSC NOMINATING COUNCIL EYES CANDIDATES: The Florida Public Service Nominating Council will meet to whittle a list of candidates for a spot on the state Public Service Commission. (8 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

UCF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees is slated to meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Thursday, committee meetings start at 8:15 a.m., with full board at 1 p.m., University of Central Florida, Fairwinds Alumni Center, Orlando.)

CABINET MEETS: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are scheduled to meet. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 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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April 22: 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.
April 22-28: The 16th annual Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach's beach. Over the years, the event has steadily grown in size and scope. Since 2012, Jeep Beach has donated over $1.5 million to local charities. Past recipients include, Boys & Girls Club of Volusia & Flagler County, Childhood Cancer Foundation, NASCAR Foundation, Mission 22 and over 100 other local charities.
April 23: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. The Choral Union's program is entitled "Embracing Beauty: Envisioning the Future." Stetson’s largest choral group, comprised of both students and community members, perform an evening of works by living composers: Cecilia McDowall, Jocelyn Hagen, Joan Szymko Paul Basler, Daniel Kallman, Wayland Rogers, Mack Wilberg and Carly Simon. School of music professors Boyd Jones and Hannah Sun collaborate on organ and piano, respectively. The Young Singers of Stetson's Community School of Music, conducted by Amanda Sali, are also featured. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall Note: The venue has changed from the original 2018-2019 concert series calendar. 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 or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 24: The Flagler County school district's Education Foundation and Matanzas High School mark the opening of the Matanzas Law and Justice Flagship program, with the unveiling of a mock courtroom b uilt by the school's construction flagship, at 10:30 a.m. at Matanzas, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
April 24: 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.
April 24: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. The Stetson University Jazz Ensemble is back on the Athens Theatre’s stage with a concert focusing on the creative talent of several of our musicians, especially our graduating seniors. Selections for this eclectic evening of jazz range from the traditional big band stylings of Count Basie to the ever-exciting swing of The Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, with some fresh takes on classic songs thrown in. The journey also includes works that push the boundaries of big band jazz from some of today’s best contemporary jazz composers. Athens Theatre, DeLand, 124 N. Florida Ave., 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.
April 24: The Flagler Chamber hosts a Common Ground Breakfast featuring journalism and media, with panelists David Ayres of WNZF/Flagler Broadcasting, Brian McMillan of the Palm Coast Observer, Pierre Tristam of FlaglerLive, and a representative, yet to be named, from the News-Journal. Check in at 7:30 a.m., event at 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Dr. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. Walk-ups are no longer accepted. To book a seat, contact Heather Edwards at the Chamber, heather@flaglerchamber.org.
April 26-27: Flagler Sportfishing Club hosts its 23rd Annual Spring Classic Tournament. Over 120 anglers will be vying for over $8,000 in cash prizes and merchandise to catch Redfish, Trout and Flounder. Proceeds from the Annual Tournament benefit the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 86. The event kicks off on Friday with a silent auction and registration opening at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Front Grille, at 2444 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., in Flagler Beach. There is a mandatory captain’s meeting that night at 7 p.m. The weigh-in will be held at Hidden Treasure, 820 Moody Lane in Flagler Beach on April 27, 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
April 26: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor. Mozart’s late concert aria “Per questa bella mano” written in March 1791 brings two faculty bass professors to the stage of Lee Chapel. Chadley Ballantyne sings the part written for Franz Gerl, the first Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte” and Michael Hill plays the virtuoso solo string bass part. The program opens with Wagner’s stirring Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” an opera set in the beautiful medieval town in central Germany and closes with Shostakovich’s fifth Symphony, composed in 1937 and seen by some as an autobiographical work. The composer described its theme as “the making of a man.” Having come under criticism of his fourth symphony, which in Stalin’s Soviet Union could be a death sentence, he described it as a step forward in his symphonic development and the powerful last movement as an answer to questions posed by the first three movements. 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 or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 27: earth day washington squareThe Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is hosting an Earth Day celebration and festival at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying nature. Experience beautiful gardens, live music, and children's performances at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Environmentally oriented exhibitors will be on hand as well as various vendors. The extensive park plant bench will be selling a wide variety of Florida friendly plants for you to plant in your garden. Several nature programs will help inform you about Florida fauna including a presentation on how to use native plants in your garden. A kids section with live animals will be featured. Local musicians Remedy Tree and Sam Pacetti will perform, as well as Flagler County school singers and dancers. Refreshments will be available. Park admission fees apply. Fees are as follows: $5 per carload. Click on the image to the right to see the larger poster.
April 27: The Palm Coast Fire Department hosts Touch-a-Truck, a free community event at Wadsworth Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The event will take place in the parking lot at the school, 4550 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast, immediately following the Wadsworth Elementary Panther 5K. The theme of the event is: See, Touch, Explore and Honk. There will be a static display of emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. Participating partners include: the Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue, Florida Forestry Service, Bunnell District, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol Palm Coast Public Works, Cline Construction, Rogers Towing, and others.
April 27-28: Community Cats of Palm Coast holds its annual spring yard sale. Donations are needed, and can be dropped off at any time without prior arrangement at the yard sale site, 17 Fernham Lane in Palm Coast, just off Florida Park Drive. Items can be left safely on the cement porch. Or for a pickup, email us or call/text 386-237-7690. Anything but heavy furniture. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
April 27: Stetson Percussion Ensemble, Dan Johnson, director. This semester's percussion concert features chamber ensemble pieces comprised exclusively of duets, trios and quartets. The program contains mostly new compositions with a wide variety of instrumentation and intensity. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 27: Stetson University Concert Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor. Please join us for another evening of musical variety as the newly established Concert Band presents its final performance this academic year. The concert includes well known works by Anton Bruckner, Edwin Franko Goldman, Robert Jager and William Latham as well as a few surprises. The performance concludes with David Maslanka’s short symphony for wind band, “Give Us This Day.” 7:30 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 or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 28: aclu florida logoThe ACLU's Volusia/Flagler Chapter's 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will honor recipients of the Bob Stevenson Award for Outstanding Service: Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections and Lisa Lewis, Volusia County Supervisor of Election, for their work helping returning citizens register to vote after Voting Restoration Amendment 4 went into effect in Florida. Micah Kubic, ACLU of Florida Executive Director, will speak on how you can get involved with the ACLU in our local community. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at 6:45 p.m., Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
April 28: Oh. . .That Little Black Dress Fundraising Event: The GAL7 Foundation, Inc. invites you to grab that Little Black Dress and join us as we mix and mingle for a great cause. Watch your Little Black Dress transformed with accessories from Chez Jacqueline, participate in silent auctions, raffles and enjoy the wine bar and champagne raffle. We will also have vendor tables with make-up, nail art, a hair stylist and much more. Join us for an evening of fun! The GAL7 Foundation is a non-profit organization which exists to meet the needs (basic, emergency and enrichment/inclusion) of children in foster care in Florida's Judicial Circuit Court Seven. This includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. The benefit will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom at Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr. Palm Coast. Tickets are $50 and include free valet parking, a chance to win 5 elegant door prizes and a buffet of heavy Hors d'oeuvres. Get your tickets here.
April 28: Stetson Brass Ensembles. The Brass Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, performs Introduction to Act III of “Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner and “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus” by Anton Bruckner. The Horn Ensemble, directed by Kathy Thomas, presents Steven Mahpar’s arrangement of “Shenandoah.” The Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Ryan Sorenson, plays an arrangement from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini. The Trombone Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, features 2003 Stetson alumnus, Jason Robins on several selections for solo trombone and trombone ensemble. Robins serves as the second trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Tom Macklin, also performs several works during the performance. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 29: FYOFlagler Youth Orchestra's year-end Take a Bow Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its final concert of the 2018-19 season on Monday, April 29th, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Conductor Sue Cryan and fellow teachers of the FYO will lead five orchestras with 375 string musicians — a cross-section of public, private and homeschooled students. The program includes music by Mozart, Freddie Mercury and much more. Adult tickets are $8 with $1 from each ticket going to the Auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund, and children 17 and under are $3. The orchestra’s proceeds help underwrite instrument scholarships and repairs, teaching staff and concert productions. The Flagler Youth Orchestra is made possible by the Flagler County School District, with the support of the Friends of the Youth Orchestra, whose sole mission is to provide free music education after school to all Flagler children with a desire to play an instrument. Book here.




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1 Response for “Thursday Briefing: Beach Clean-Up Day, Roundabout Public Hearing, Spelling Bee, Beginnings”

  1. Linze says:

    Putting a roundabout on a highway with speeds of 70 mph is pure stupidity

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