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Weekend Briefing: Afro-American Heritage, Race the Runways, Dance Party, Nouvelle Trio, Sweetwater Birds

| February 16, 2018

Ed Siarkowicz‎ of Scudbuster Diaries shot this skeletal whale of a jawbone this week after the jawbone clearly decided to nestle beneath the Flagler Beach Pier.

Ed Siarkowicz‎ of Scudbuster Diaries shot this skeletal whale of a jawbone this week after the jawbone clearly decided to nestle beneath the Flagler Beach Pier.

Weekend: Too much like summer, highs in the 80s, down to the mid-70s by Sunday, lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. 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 Index59
The OED’s Word of the Day: quadragesimal, n. and adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Swearing constitutes a species of human behavior so little understood, even by its most devoted practitioners, that an examination of its meaning and significance is now long overdue. The temper of the times in which we live having grown somewhat more complaisant, a consideration of this once tabooed topic may not be considered out of joint. Searing, because it is so little understood, is still an equivocal form of conduct without social sanction. Hence, it has long pursued a fugitive existence in all such dark places as are not open to the light of social intercourse. That is to say, among many people swearing is socially not tolerated in any form. Nonetheless, such people may in private give expression to their feelings in words somewhat stronger than they would ordinarily use – for there are such phenomena as solitary swearers.”

–From Ashley Montagu’s “The Anatomy of Swearing” (1967).



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 Cindy and Jeff Evans of State Farms Insurance, who’ll give away a second batch of 100 teddy bears for sheriff’s deputies to carry in their patrol cars and hand out to children in domestic violence situations. The first batch ran out. Katrina Austin of Flagler County’s economic development division will talk about the coming job fair, Sara Hale of Coastal Cloud will talk about the company’s internship program, and Sheriff Rick Staly will talk about a coming classroom-to-careers criminal justice program, all starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the futility of outrage at gun massacres.

Friday: The Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters’ Pension Board meets at 8:30 a.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway.

Friday: Lunch N Lecture, 11 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall. Learn about how to add your veteran’s designation to your driver’s license at this informative session with lunch included. This event of free, but pre-registration is required at 386-986-2323.

michael mcdonaldFriday: Michael McDonald at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, 7:30 p.m. The five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, former lead vocalist and keyboardist of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and hyper-favorire of Flagler County Commissioner Charlie Ericksen brings his solo performance to Daytona Beach for the first time. Backed by his full band and a substantial repertoire of hits, including “What A Fool Believes,” “Minute By Minute,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” from his numerous gold and platinum-selling albums, McDonald’s engaging performance is sure to thrill. Tickets range from $43 to $69. Box office and tickets here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Palm Coast Lions White Cane Days. The Lions will be outside the Publix Supermarkets collecting donations for the Lions Charities that help the Blind and preserve the Gift of Sight and Hearing of those needy individuals with visual and hearing impairments. 100 percent of your donations go to these charities. They will also hand out info on Florida’s White Cane Law.

Friday-Saturday: Raiders of the Lost Ark with live music performed by the Jacksonville Symphony: From the incredible minds of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, now you and the whole family can see it like never before with John Williams’ score played live to the film by the Symphony. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.

 BLACK HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL Saturday: The Afro American Caribbean Heritage Organization (AACHO) hosts its Annual Black Heritage Day Festival at the African American Cultural Society Center, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’ll be an Official Color Guard Opening, local Dignitaries, Youth groups, Choirs, Dancers, a Martial Arts demonstration, vendors of ethnic apparel, jewelry, arts and crafts, home-made baked goods, West Indian-style foods, and all types of important community service information will be on display. Music provided by D.J. Ronald Robinson. A colorful commemorative journal for the occasion will be available. Contact Wes at 386/445-8345 or Vivian at 386/446-6935

Saturday Flea Market: The VFW Auxiliary Post 8696 at 47 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast holds an indoor Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come find your next treasure.

run flaglerSaturday: Race the Runways at the Flagler Executive Airport, 201 Airport Road, Palm Coast, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Here’s your chance to “race the runways” at Flagler County Airport. Enjoy a fast course along the actual runway and taxiway while you’re entertained by helicopters and planes above. Everyone loves this flat, fast course where many make their personal best. This is going to be an exciting night race starting on the tarmac of the Flagler Executive Airport! The first runners out will light up the track when the lights come on as they run by. We will have goodie bags with glow sticks, glow bracelets and more. All funds raised at this event are used by Rotary Club of Flagler Beach for scholarships, food programs, toys for children in need at Christmas and for a variety of projects that include building new sports fields for the children of Bunnell, bringing clean water to African villages and working to eradicate Polio worldwide. Join us for this great cause and be a gift to the world by helping Rotary. Event Website:

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Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip to Sweetwater Wetlands Park with Flagler Audubon Society: Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure. The park, which consists of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds, was created to improve the water quality of wetlands in Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. Now a thriving habitat, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is filled with vast numbers of plants and animals, including birds, butterflies, alligators and Florida cracker horses. At the park, you can walk more than 3.5 miles of crushed gravel trails and boardwalks, experience the lush landscape from viewing platforms, and learn about the habitat through educational signs and tours. Field trips are geared for both beginners and intermediate birders. Free and open to the public. Visitors welcome. Contact Mary Giraulo, Email:

Saturday: Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk, 9:30 a.m., Town Center. Palm Coast is a wonderful community full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and enjoyment. However, many of us have lived here for years, without knowing who our neighbors are. This is the time for change, where we will get to know each other and walk together. Let’s get healthy together neighbor to neighbor. Children and Dogs welcome. Contact Sarah Ragsdale, or 386/864-2484.

Saturday: To mark its second-year anniversary, Palm Coast Dental Care offers some free dental care to area residents without insurance. Free extractions will be provided between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 782 Belle Terre Pkwy, Suite 100 in Palm Coast. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 386-313-5991 or visit

Saturday: Studio 54 Dance Party hosted by Krewe Nouveau to benefit the Museum of Art DeLand. 8 – 11 p.m. at the Artisan Alley Garage. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $35 per person at the door. 21 and over only. Enjoy a DJ, Pole and Aerial Performers, live entertainment, Go-Go dancers and more! There will be a New York City-style food cart providing bites for sale, cash bars provided by Cafe DaVinci & the Nest. Dress is nightclub attire with a disco theme. There will be two jetBlue roundtrip tickets for the Best Costume. Tickets on sale at both Museum locations: 100 and 600 N Woodland Blvd and online now. If paying online your name will be placed on the Will Call List at the event. No tickets will be mailed.

Saturday: Country Legends at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. is a production direct from Music City that stars singers and dancers, and a bona fide band of Nashville musicians, dazzling staging and costumes: all designed to celebrate a century of celebrities and treasured songs from Music City. Twelve musicians, singers, and dancers bring phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork, and top-flight vocals your way. This theatrical production is truly extraordinary, a trip through America’s greatest music – the music she calls her own. Adult $34.95 Youth $24.95, not including a $7 ticketing fee. 386-437-7547 or 866-352-4537.

Sunsay The CFL Nouvelle Trio performs in a Faculty Chamber Music Recital at Bethune-Cookman University’s White Hall Heyn Memorial Chapel, 640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, at 3 p.m. It’s free admission. The recital is a journey around the journey, showcasing piano trios by Darius Milhaud, Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturian, and Bela Bartok, with Rose Grace, piano, Olga Kolpakova, violin, Michael Westmoreland, clarinet. Contact Rose Grace at or 386/481-2947.

willie nelsonNote: this event has been postponed to Feb. 27: Willie has the flu. Sunday: Willie Nelson & Family with guest Los Lonely Boys, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50. Book here. 7:30 p.m. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Sunday: Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Concert with a performance of Dvorak’s Te Deum and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, under the direction of Donald McCullough, 3 p.m. Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.

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:

  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/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.

Note: today is the Flagler Class 25 Application Deadline at the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. $385 for members, $535 for non-members. Call the Chamber at 386-437-0106.

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

  • Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Publix at 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.




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.

REVENUE NUMBERS EYED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze monthly revenue estimates. (Friday, 8 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LEWANDOWSKI SPEAKS TO COLLIER GOP: Corey Lewandowski, who served as a campaign manager for President Donald Trump, is slated to speak at the Collier County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Celebration. (Friday, 6 p.m., Tiburon Golf Club, 2620 Tiburon Dr., Naples.)

FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HD 39, HD 114: Candidates in special elections in House District 39 and House District 114 face a Friday deadline for filing updated finance reports. Special primary elections will be held Feb. 20. Auburndale Republican Neil Combee resigned late last year from the District 39 seat, which includes parts of Polk and Osceola counties. Coral Gables Democrat Daisy Baez left the District 114 seat in Miami-Dade County.


—-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 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. (note the venue change: it had previously been scheduled at the Government Services Building). The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level 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. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: 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.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
June 7: Coffee Series: 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month’s topic: “The History and Development of Palm Coast” with Elaine Studnicki of the Palm Coast Historical Society. The event is free, but registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. June 5: More info: 386-986-2323.
June 7: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session is from 9 to 10 a.m. at DSC's Hosseini Center, in the ballroom, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650,; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837,
June 8: The 2019 Flagler County Republican Club's annual barbecue is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at Caldwell Dairy Barn at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, $20 per ticket, $35 for couples, with a live auction. Be sure to get your cookbook out and slip on your apron if you're taking part in the 3rd Annual Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Contest. One of the most anticipated competitions of the year, bakers tempt celebrity judges with their skill and guests get to enjoy sampling the entries! Enjoy tours of the museum's grounds and historic buildings from 4-6 pm, followed by food, music and live auctions in the evening.
June 10-14: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 1) – 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 More info: 386-986-2550.
June 10: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session, the only one in Flagler, is from 9 to 11 a.m. at DSC's Student Center Building on the Palm Coast campus, Room 106. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650,; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837,

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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