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Tuesday Briefing: Blood Moon Odyssey, Palm Coast Cell Tower, Hammock History, Knausgaard’s Autumn

| February 6, 2018

Garret Hunter, a high school senior dual-enrolled at Daytona State College, took this shot of last week's Blood Moon on the Flagler Beach Bridge, using a Canon T6s paired with a 600mm f8 Novoflex lens. He described the circumstances of the shot: 'Ended up getting to the beach about 5:30am, and after realising the tree line would block my shot walked most of the way up the bridge. I was going straight from there to some volunteer work I do, and got some weird looks from joggers, walking up the bridge with an old canvas duffle bag and a three piece suit. Doesn’t help that the lens itself uses what looks very much like a pistol grip as a handle and to control the focus. I tracked the moon for over an hour, but it wasn’t until 7:00 that it started changing colour. For then till about 7:15 when it went under the tree line got a chance to get some pretty great shots, though ended up missing the sunrise which I had planned to timelapse.' Click on the image for larger view. (© Garret Hunter for FlaglerLive)

Garret Hunter, a high school senior dual-enrolled at Daytona State College, took this shot of last week’s Blood Moon on the Flagler Beach Bridge, using a Canon T6s paired with a 600mm f8 Novoflex lens. He described the circumstances of the shot: ‘Ended up getting to the beach about 5:30am, and after realising the tree line would block my shot walked most of the way up the bridge. I was going straight from there to some volunteer work I do, and got some weird looks from joggers, walking up the bridge with an old canvas duffle bag and a three piece suit. Doesn’t help that the lens itself uses what looks very much like a pistol grip as a handle and to control the focus. I tracked the moon for over an hour, but it wasn’t until 7:00 that it started changing colour. For then till about 7:15 when it went under the tree line got a chance to get some pretty great shots, though ended up missing the sunrise which I had planned to timelapse.’ Click on the image for larger view.
(© Garret Hunter for FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s inland…in the lower 70s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast 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.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: misway, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.

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“What makes life worth living? No child asks itself that question. To children life is self-evident. Life goes without saying: whether it is good or bad makes no difference. This is because children don’t see the world, don’t observe the world, don’t contemplate the world, but are so deeply immersed in the world that they don’t distinguish between it and their own selves. Not until that happens, until a distance appears between what they are and what the world is, does the question arise: what makes life worth living?”

–Karl Ove Knausgaard, from “Autumn” (2017)

Previously:

Dworkin’s intercourse | Religion’s subversiveness | Malcolm X | Dead bodies | 17th Century Nature | Imperfect mother | One’s stupidity | Third World | Tramps’ necessity | Stock market folly | Sunrise on America | Migrants through time | Mother tongues | Roth on age | Baudrillard’s reality | Madame de Sévigné’s fever | Public opinion | Wealth and art | Pascal’s world | Wheelies | Knausgaard on writing | Bach’s grace | Suffragette fury | Donna Tartt | Regrettable intercourse | Glory’s obscenity | Atheism v. Bach | Describing music | Dostoevsky’s truth | Clemenceau on artists | Henry Cabot Lodge | John Lennon | Homesteaders | Cakes and discrimination | Civil liberties | Nuance in America | Careless supremacy | Orange sentence | Ephemeral present | E.O. Wilson on atheism | Ponce de Leon | Bill Kristol’s liberalism | Life’s evening | Male friendships | Solzhenitsyn’s power | Voltaire on tolerance | McMurtry on Hemingway | Under arrest | LBJ’s white trash | Lewd plant names | Nabokov’s trains | Mass shootings

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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.

That Flagler County School Board meets in workshop to review its coming meeting agenda, at 3 p.m. in Training Room 3 at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

Palm Coast Animal Control hearing scheduled at 10 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

Flagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets 5:30 p.m. at City Hall’s Commission Chambers to discuss a proposed townhouse development at 3901 S. Ocean Shore Blvd. by applicant Moonlight Beach LLC of Longwood, Fla.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The Flagler Beach Rotary recoignizes the Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters for their help with Fantasy Lights, the annual Christmas display in Town Center. The council is expected to adopt new ordinances controlling wireless communications rules in the city and approve the first lease for a new cell tower under those new rules. The council will also discuss parks and recreation impact fees.

Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed presents a talk on the history of the Hammock at 7 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, of State Road A1A. Hadeed is a past president of the Flagler County Historical Society. The event is free and open to the public.

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. Click on the image for larger view. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

Live and inert bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may rattle windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Inert
  • Tuesday: from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Inert
  • Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Thursday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Friday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert

During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures.
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.

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

  • Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Chick-Fil-A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Epic Theaters, Palm Coast, 1185 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m.

Announcements:

CareerSource Flagler Volusia receives training grant for hurricane evacuees: CareerSource Flagler Volusia has received a $40,000 training grant from the State of Florida. The purpose of this award is to provide assistance to individuals who have relocated to Florida since September 17, 2017 from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria. For more information on this grant or participant eligibility, contact Elizabeth Fernandez at (386) 561-9608 or elizabethfernandez@careersourcefv.com.

Bunnell Street Paving: Bunnell will be resurfacing a few streets during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM beginning Monday, February 5, 2018 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 (weather permitting). The following streets will be impacted by paving crews:

N. Chapel St (from E. Woodland St. to E. Howe St.)
N. Orange St (from E. Howe St to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Lemon St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Fig St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Peach St. (from E. Lambert St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
E. Woodland St. from US 1 to SR 100 W

Access to the roads being worked on will be limited during the vendor’s regular working hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Residents along scheduled streets are asked; to ensure no vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. are left in the roadway during these hours. Prior to the resurfacing, please refrain from placing debris in the roadway for City pickup. Also make sure your sprinklers are turned off from 2:00 am to 7:00 pm. The day after the road is surfaced, these items can return to normal. Questions about this project or the schedule should be directed to the City of Bunnell Public Works Department at 386-437-7515.

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.

CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS CONSIDERED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will take up a proposal (SB 846), filed by Sen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, that would lead to the Walton County sheriff providing child-protective investigations, joining sheriffs in four other counties. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS SOUGHT: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will consider a bill (SB 1828), filed by Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, that would prevent employers from retaliating against workers who comply with mandatory evacuations during emergencies. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

DEATH PENALTY SENTENCING DEBATED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will take up a bill that would extend the retroactivity of a Florida Supreme Court ruling that requires jury unanimity before inmates can be sentenced to death. The Supreme Court said the requirements are retroactive to cases since 2002. The bill (SB 870), filed by committee Chairman Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, would also apply the requirements to earlier cases. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CAMPUS SPEECH ON AGENDA: The Senate Education Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1234), filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, that is dubbed the “Campus Free Expression Act.” In part, it would prevent college and universities from designating campus free-speech zones or taking other steps that could restrict speech-related activities to particular areas of campus. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

‘SOBER HOMES’ EYED: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1069), filed by Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, and Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, that would revamp regulations for substance-abuse recovery residences, commonly known as “sober homes.” (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)

HOUSE WEIGHS HIGHER ED CHANGES: The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 423), filed by Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, that would make wide-ranging changes in the higher- education system, including expanding Bright Futures scholarships. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

GENETIC INFORMATION AT ISSUE: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will take up a bill (SB 1106), filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, that would prevent life insurers and long-term care insurers from canceling, limiting or denying coverage based on genetic information. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PUBLIC RECORDS ON AGENDA: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will take up a series of bills related to public-records exemptions. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

INVASIVE SPECIES TARGETED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 145), filed by Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, that would create a pilot program to try to help eradicate pythons and other invasive species, such as tegu lizards and lionfish. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR PSC MEMBERS: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Public Service Commission members Gary Clark and Art Graham. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

TEEN VOTER INFORMATION AT ISSUE: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will take up a bill (SB 532), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would provide a public-records exemption for information about youths who are ages 16 or 17 and preregister to vote. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

CFO DUTIES WEIGHED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 792), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would give additional duties to the state chief financial officer. In part, it would lead to the CFO’s office taking part in economic, demographic and revenue estimating conferences. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY PROPOSED: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a bill (SB 1200), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would create the “Statewide Alternative Transportation Authority,” which would address issues such as autonomous vehicles. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

PSC DEALS WITH TAX OVERHAUL: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal that could begin a process of adjusting rates to reflect money saved by utilities because of the federal tax overhaul. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

THRASHER SPEAKS AT FSU DAY: Florida State University President John Thrasher will speak at a pep rally that is part of “FSU Day at the Capitol.” (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Capitol plaza.)

CONSTITUTION PANEL HOLDS HEARING: The state Constitutional Revision Commission will hold a public hearing in South Florida to take input about proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November ballot. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Nova Southeastern University, Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)

 

—-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 25: The Palm Coast City Commission meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The workshop is focused on the city's 2019-20 budget, with a discussion on taxes.
June 25: Flagler County's housing division presents a Renter's Rights Workshop at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building 2, Room 3 (3rd Floor), 1769 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Learn about Landlord-Tenant and Fair Housing laws. Attorneys from Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will present Rights and Responsibilities as a Renter at this free, educational event. The workshop will not include individual legal consultations. For additional information contact Flagler County SHIP Housing Administrator Ralston Reodica: rreodica@flaglercounty.org, (386) 313-4037 extension 5. The workshop is open to all at no charge.
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: Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a "business town hall" meeting for Flagler Beach businesses to, in his words, "unify businesses to have a strong voice" and "combine marketing efforts." The meeting is at 3 p.m. at Key West Eats, 1112 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach.
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 27: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss climat change and sea level rise.
June 27: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. The commission will get the annual update from the Flagler County Health Department's Gretchen Smith, and will consider a resolution providing for a temporary limited exception to the prohibition against signs being placed within public rights of way within designated areas of the city uniquely impacted by the SR A1A project. The commission will also discuss amendments to its murals ordinance, and an ordinance increasing Municipal Business Tax rates by not more than five percent.
June 27: pabloAnother unveiling of the latest turtle sculpture to be added to the Turtle Trail: "PABLO" has been a work in progress this school year by the Flagler Palm Coast High School art club in collaboration with students from Old Kings Elementary School, the Marine Sciences flagship school for Flagler County. It will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at Old Kings Elementary School, 301 Old Kings Road South. Pablo's sponsor is Palm Coast Arts Foundation Trustee G. Lindsey Florence.
June 28: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. See the full agenda here.
June 28: The Flagler County School Board meets in a special session to financially close out the year at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 28: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, starting at 9 a.m., South 6th Street on the Beach.
June 28: "Opry Reunion" debuts. This family style variety show features cast members of Daytona Opry, Downtown Opry and a few new entertainers. Linda Cole, Firecrackers, Michael Leone (Elvis), Eddie Davis, Kaitlyn Kent and Michele Marie will return. Each show will also feature a special guest or two. Bring your family to this high energy variety show, similar to the shows in Branson and Myrtle Beach. This show features classic standards from Gospel, Country, R&B, Motown & much more. Opry Reunion is at Oceanside Inn 1909 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. Showtime is 8 PM and doors open at 7:30 PM. Reserved tickets are $20. A VIP table (comfortably seats 8) is $150. Call (386) 307-0922 for ticket information.
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.
June 29: trish vevera"Transitions: The Art of Trish Vevera, Past and Present," opens at Berkshire Hathaway with a free reception at 6 p.m. The show is curated by Paul Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio. At 101 Palm Coast Parkway, European Village. Vevera is the reigning Flagler County Artist of the Year.
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 2: The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St. The board will consider a new ordinance relating to the protection of gopher tortoises, with new regulations applicable during development activities.
July 3: Fireworks in the Park: Kick off your Independence Day celebration one day early July 3. Pack your picnic basket and bring your blanket and chairs to watch the free colorful display at Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave, beginning at 9 p.m. Entertainment and food vendors will begin at 6 p.m. A patriotic ceremony starts at 7 p.m.
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.
July 6: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 6: World Cup Finals Watch Party: The women's soccer World Cup is here again. Join fellow residents at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, as they watch the finals match to see which country is crowned the best in the world July 7. There will be snacks, giveaways and activities for kids. The event costs $1 per person. The final's kickoff is 11 a.m.
July 8: 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.


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2 Responses for “Tuesday Briefing: Blood Moon Odyssey, Palm Coast Cell Tower, Hammock History, Knausgaard’s Autumn”

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    In Florida and in State Government:

    PUBLIC RECORDS ON AGENDA: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will take up a series of bills related to public-records exemptions. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

    Fellers, time is wasting – we got to hide the gobdamn evidence.

  2. gmath55 says:

    This article needed some music behind it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyP3LdVGuzI LOL

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