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Thursday Briefing: African-American Read-In, Shakespeare In the Park, Leading Ladies, Art League Gig

| February 22, 2018

On Thursday Feb. 15th, members of the post and Auxiliary interviewed eight FPC Juniors to be considered for the week long leadership program to be held in Tallahassee this summer. Both the Boys and Girls State Programs are comprehensive one-week Leadership course in state and local government development to offer youth a better perspective to the practical operation of government and to show that the individual is responsible for the character and success of Government. Delegates who are selected to attend this program will ‘learn by doing’ as they progress through the various phases of Government. Above, the Girls State candidates, from left, Karen Smith, Karenna Weber, selected as the alternate, Anne Laurie Joseph, selected as the Flagler Palm Coast High Girls State Delegate, Judith Hennenlotter, Girls State Chairperson, Gabrielle Wong and Rose Marie Del Bene. Below, the boys and their selectors with, from left, Joe Leahy, Chairman of Boys State Post 115, Trent Orr, Brock Underberg, Hank Mangles, Finance Officer, Tyler Perry, Pete Young, Commander of the Sons of American Legion, and Omer Smith, past Department Commander. FPC students not pictured but also interviewed include Liam Dineen and James Mrnacaj.


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Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s inland…in the upper 70s coast. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. East 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: funambulate, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“Moral standards of yesterday to many individuals are no standard for today unless supported by the so-called ‘intellectuals.’ I sincerely believe that partial education throughout the world is far worse than none at all, if we only educate the mind without the soul…. turn that man loose upon the world [who has] no power higher than his own, he is a monstrosity, he is but halfway educated, and is more dangerous than though he were not educated at all. You can stick a public school and a university in the middle of every block of every city in America and you will never keep America from rotting morally by mere intellectual education. During the past few years the intellectual properties have been knocked out from under the theories of men. Even the average university professor is willing to listen to the voice of the preacher. [In place of the Bible] we substituted reason, rationalism, mind culture, science worship, the working power of government, Freudianism, naturalism, humanism, behaviorism, positivism, materialism, and idealism. [This is the work of] so-called intellectuals. Thousands of these ‘intellectuals’ have publicly stated that morality is relative – that there is no normal or absolute standard.”

–Billy Graham, cited in Richard Hofstadter’s “Anti-Intellectualism in American Life” (1963).

Previously:

Severgnini’s America | Louis XIV’s vainglory | Unknown Kerouac | Swearing | Galileo’s heresy | Lincoln on Foreigners | Spinoza’s science | Hartley’s real change | Chesterton on public opinion | Music saves lives | Knausgaard’s Autumn | 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

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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.

Common Ground: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s latest Common Ground breakfast features a discussion of local transportation issues and planning, with Flagler County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who will lead a discussion about transportation’s impact on the local economy, tourism and the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors, along with Lois Bollenback from the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization and Alison Stettner from the Florida Department of Transportation. 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Grand Haven Golf Club, 500 Riverside Drive, Palm Coast. The cost is $25 for pre-registrants, $30 the day of the event for chamber members. Guests can attend for $35. Contact Gretchen Smith by email. ​Registration begins at 7:30 Breakfast starts promptly at 8.

In Court: A status hearing is scheduled in the felony case against former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony charges of allegedly illegally recording or transmitting conversations. At 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 402 before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson.

Vacation rentals: House Bill 773 is scheduled to be heard by the House Government Accountability Committee at 9 a.m. and Senate Bill 1400 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee at 2 p.m.. Both bills attempt to preempt local government regulation of vacation rentals in residential areas.

African-American Read-In: School Board member Colleen Conklin at Belle Terre Elementary's African-American Read-In last year. (© FlaglerLive)Belle Terre Elementary hosts its annual African American Read-In from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school. The event draws on numerous community and civic leaders who will read to classes from kindergarten through sixth grade and speak about their work and experiences. The school is looking for volunteers: contact LaToya Lockhart.

Town Hall Meeting: Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, both of whom are running for re-election this year, host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd., Bunnell.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners are expected to consider approving a change Order to the contract with Quentin Hampton Associates for additional construction inspection services for the city’s sewer plant’s phase II project. Commissioners will also consider a request for a Special Exception Application to convert a single family house into a private school at 1011 S. Daytona Avenue. The applicant is LL Property Holdings LLC. This item was continued from the January 25 and February 8 meetings.

Governor Scott has ordered the execution of Eric Branch at 6 p.m. at the Florida state prison at Starke. Branch was sentenced to death in 1994 after being convicted of killing Susan Morris. This would be the 27th execution ordered by Scott, a record for a Florida governor.

The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will hear a presentation on the Birds of a Feather fest just passed, and discuss the removal and replacement of trees along Palm Coast Parkway.

Indivisible Postcard Writing Event at Fair Trade Cafe, 160 Cypress Pt Pkwy, Bldg D, Unit 103, Palm Coast: Meet with your fellow Indivisible members to write postcards to Get Out The Vote for Progressive candidates across the Country or to our Representatives. Please confirm here 24 hours in advance to allow for preparations. Postcards and stamps provided, donations to pay for stamps encouraged. If you have plain postcards and postcard stamps-feel free to bring, but not necessary. Coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries and limited lunch items are available for purchase from Fair Trade. They are giving this space to us free so we strongly encourage you purchasing items from them. This is a non profit business-all employees are volunteers, everything they make-even tips go to their mission fund.

Shakespeare In the Park: macbeth shakespeare A co-production of City Repertory Theatre and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation: Join both as they present the Foundation’s first Shakespeare in the Park with Macbeth, Friday at 6 p.m. (opening night $50 PCAF members or CRT subscribers), $75 for the general public (includes two drinks, tickets and appetizers); Friday and Saturday, $25/$30, 7 p.m. start, and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Students with ID get in for $10. Call 386/225-4394 or go here to book tickets.

leading ladiesThe Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians present “Leading ladies,” by Ken Ludwig, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium on Thursday and Friday, and both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, not including an Auditorium ticketing fee. Buy tickets online at flaglerauditorium.org.

The Florida Agricultural Museum’s Farm Swap and Music Jam, which will take place every Thursday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff an d local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966

Flagler County Art League Celebration: As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Flagler County Art League hosts a panel discussion with artists Peter Cereta, Judy Barnewolt-Jones, Audrey Rosen, Trish Vevera and Weldon Ryan for a lively discussion, moderated by Judi Wormeck, about inspiration, motivation and more. Flagler County Art League, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207 C. Refreshments and conversation at 6:30. Presentation at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No charge. Call 386.986.4668 or visit www.flaglercountyartleague.org.

Liberal Arts and Higher Education Day at Flagler College, part of the celebration of the inauguration of Dr. Joseph G. Joyner as the fourth president of Flagler College, with a keynote address at 7 p.m., “Diversity in a Democracy: What Can We Learn from Socrates?” in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, by Dr. Georgia Nugent, the Senior Fellow at The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), president emerita of Kenyon College and former interim president of The College of Wooster. Dr. Nugent has been a strong advocate for the continuing importance, power, and vitality of the liberal arts in the 21st century. Her speech will focus on how Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, can offer us insight into moving forward in an increasing complex world.

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:

  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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:

  • Thursday: Tom Gibbs Chevrolet, 5850 East Hway 100, palm Coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, at Palm Coast Parkway, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Epic Theaters, Town Center, Palm Coast, from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, from 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, June 18-19
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 18
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 18
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 18
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 18
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 18
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 18
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.

 

Announcements:

Ongoing this morning, the great African-American Read-In at Belle Terre Elementary. Here’s what it looked like in Ms. Ajayi’s third grade class around 10 this morning, as Cheryl Tristam of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, with an accompanist, read “The Bat Boy and His Violin.”

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WNZF Logo (small)David Lydon to host ‘Veterans on Point’ radio show: Flagler County Veterans Services officer, David Lydon, will host a WNZF radio talk show called “Veterans on Point.” “Lydon is the perfect host for this local radio talk show with his vast knowledge, his network of local veterans organizations, and his position with the county,” said David Ayres, general manager of Flagler Broadcasting. “Plus, he is still actively serving in the United States Air Force Reserves.” The first program will air at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4. The radio show is designed to give local veterans a voice – and a listen – to many issues and challenges that veterans and their families face, including information about the Veterans Administration and special events. Guests to the program will include local, regional and national entities that focus on Flagler County’s veteran community. “This is a first for me,” said Lydon, who has been a guest on the Free-for-All Friday WNZF radio program. Lydon holds the rank of major as part-time United States Air Force Reserve squadron commander, 927th Security Forces Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base. Additionally, he is president of the Military Officers Association of America, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8696, and the American Legion Post 115. The program will air 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday mornings on 1550 AM and 106.3 FM. It will also stream live at WNZF.com, as well as on Google Play and Amazon Echo.

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.

PAROLE CASES HEARD IN DUVAL: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will take up parole cases during a meeting in Duval County. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Jacksonville Beach City Council room, 11 North Third St., Jacksonville Beach.)

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

 

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June 24-26: Education and Social Justice Conference: a three-day multi-disciplinary conference hosted by Bethune-Cookman University focusing on judicial sentencing disparities, wealth disparities, school safety, ethics, media representation and other topics. Florida Times Union reporters Benjamin Conarck and Topher Sanders, whose award-winning investigative series “Walking While Black” found pedestrian enforcement in Jacksonville and throughout Florida to be racially disproportionate, are among those slated to present. The reporters found those ticketed, and chronicled the impact on their driver’s licenses, credit rating, and their day-to-day ability to work and raise families notorious for its lack of adequate pedestrian infrastructure. A judges and lawyers track will critique a recent sentencing disparities study brought to the forefront by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The conference will also feature panel discussions and dialogue focused on restorative justice, pre-arrest diversion and treatment for Florida juveniles and adults, ways to increase family engagement through parental involvement, educational access for students with disabilities, human trafficking and more. Individual registration is $100, including meals. More details here.
June 25: Indivisible Flagler hosts a potluck from noon to 4 p.m. at the home of Pat Ferraro, 208 John Anderson Highway, Flagler Beach. Pulled pork will be provided as the main dish. Please bring your favorite salad, casserole or dessert to share. Lemonade and Iced Tea, paper products and utensils will also be provided. You can bring an alcoholic beverage if you’d like something a bit stronger. Please RSVP with your dish by June 25 to Pat Ferraro pferraro33@gmail.com or Eva Marie Chavis evamariechavis@gmail.com.
June 26: The NAACP hosts a candidate forum featuring political candidates for the 6th District House of Representatives, Flagler County Commission, Flagler School Board and Palm Coast City Council, from 6 until 8 P.M., at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask candidates specific questions. Please email Barbara Goss, barbara9289@bellsouth.net, or telephone 386-446-4644 for additional information.
June 26: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, 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 with pre-registration required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 27: stewart marchmann act logo smaThe Stewart Marchman-Act Foundation hosts its 20th Annual Dinner Celebration and Auction, honoring Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee, and features guest speaker David A. Siegel, Founder, President and CEO of Westgate Resorts. At the Daytona 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway starting at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “All About the 20’s: Celebrating the SMA Foundation’s 20th Anniversary”. Live 20s-era jazz music will be performed from 6-7pm by local musicians, Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua and J. Muzic Carson. David Siegel will address the Opioid Crisis in our communities and nation. Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting at $1,500. Individual seats $200. For more information about the event, please contact Cyndi Hines at 386-254-1136, or email chines@smabehavioral.org.
June 28: The Future of Water, a Common Ground breakfast hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, with special guest Dr. Jennifer Mitchell with the St Johns Water Management District, 8 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Members can preregister for $25 Guests & future members can attend for $35.
June 28: 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.
June 29: At 7 p.m., the 2018 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series plays in Daytona Beach with the ZZ Top tribute band “Trezz Hombres” and will continue every Friday night through September 28! And, opening for Trezz Hombres is Matt McKeown. The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its 10th year, takes place on Friday nights at the World’s Most Famous Beach’s historic amphitheater located in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. Tickets for each Friday night are just $3 for General Admission and $10 for VIP tickets, (which include a chair), plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at Ticketmaster.com, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.
June 29-July 1: 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.
June 30: Saturday Night Films at Marineland Dolphin Adventure: As part of our "80 Years of Animal Love and Care" celebration every Saturday night in June, we'll be showing outdoor movies filmed at Marineland. Tonight at 8 p.m.: "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. St. Augustine. Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children.
July 3: Fireworks in the Park, 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Kick off your Independence Day celebration at the Palm Coast “Fireworks in the Park.” Pack your picnic basket, bring your blanket and chairs to watch the colorful display beginning at 9 p.m. Pre-fireworks activities will begin at 5 p.m. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com.
July 4: By the Dawn’s Early Light Independence Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast. Join your fellow community members in paying tribute to the nation.
July 4: The Choral Arts Society marks July 4 with a concert at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. For more information contact Betty Christian at betty@inthecreek.com or call 407/474-1437. See the website at http://www.casfl.org.
July 6: 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.
July 7: Summer Softball Classic, 9 a.m.-noon at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Put your batting skills to the test. This is a slow-pitch, one-day tournament where each team is guaranteed four games. Sign up with your team to win the Classic. Compete for the title of champions and a $50 voucher for next year’s season. The fee to play is $180/team. Pre-registration required by July 5 at 10 p.m. at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 7: tour de franceThe 105th Tour de France, the year's most prestigious and grueling cycling race, begins its 2,000-mile, 21 stages with a 201-km stage from rustic Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte, a coastal stage with superb views. Details here.
July 10-11: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the third of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
July 11: “Healing with Foods” with Susan Cohen, natural foods cooking instructor, is this month's presenter at the Coffee Series 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. July 9: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

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