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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.
Drought Index111
The OED’s Word of the Day: funambulate, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“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, December 14-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 16
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

 

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

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Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 17: The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 1 p.m. to talk about adding drones to its arsenal, for public safety and other uses, as well as to talk about wildfire mitigation. See the background material here. The commission meets again at 5 p.m., when commissioners are expected to approve a partnership resolution with One Ocean One Health, an initiative of marineland Dolphin Adventure.
Dec. 17: Bunnell Elementary PTO meeting, 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
: The Flagler Palm Coast High School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 18: The Flagler County NAACP holds a press conference for Flagler Palm Coast High School Teacher Kimberley Lee who was the victim of an alleged assault and possible hate crime by two teenage students. The press conference takes place in front of the Flagler County Courthouse, 1769 E Moody Blvd, Building #1, Bunnell, at 12:05 pm.
Dec. 18: The Emergency Management staff is holding its multi-jurisdictional quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy public meeting to discuss grant funding, ongoing project progress and updates to Community Rating System program implementation efforts. Anybody interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about
mitigation is encouraged to attend or contact the county’s mitigation planner. Flagler County EOC - Training Room A
1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 3, Bunnell, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and again at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting, in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear an update on construction of bathrooms at the Auditorium, and discuss advertising policy changes. At the regular meeting, the board will spotlight its Teachers of the Year, Employees of the Year, Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.
Dec. 18: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 18: Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street.
Dec. 18: Matanzas High School Winter Concert, Pirate Theater at 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Tourist Development Council's 10 a.m. is cancelled.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Dec. 20: The Bunnell City Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers - Building 3.
Dec. 20: Flagler Palm Coast High School holds its International Baccalaureate diploma ceremony for the Class of 2018 at 6 p.m. in the school's Bistro.
Dec. 20: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Dec. 21: Teacher workday in Flagler County schools, winter break begins for students. School resumes on Monday, Jan. 7.
Dec. 21: Christmas Party with Santa at the Palm Coast Community Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. A new holiday party for residents will begin this season for guests to share a favorite cookie recipe and a fun visit with friends. Refreshments will be served and fees are $5/person.
Dec. 21: Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Beachside, 7 a.m.
Dec. 22: 5K run/walk and block party with local businesses in Flagler Beach, and entertainment from South 2nd Avenue to Daytona Avenue and 5K route. 4 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 26 : 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.
Dec. 29: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 29: The African American Cultural Society is hosting Kwanzaa 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m., at The Cultural Center, 4422 N. US Highway 1, (386) 447-7030. This annual free public festivity of vendors, food and entertainment is partly supported by a cultural arts grant from the City of Palm Coast. Kwanzaa is a celebration of the Nguso Saba, the seven principles for enhancement of family, community and culture. Contact Brenda Andrews for details.

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