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Weekend Briefing: Freedom’s Journal, The Nerd, Graham Swamp Endurance, Mozart and Friends, Youth Clinic

| March 16, 2018

Friday is the 191st anniversary of the first issue of Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. 'Founded by Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and other free black men in New York City, it was published weekly as a four-page, four-column newspaper, starting with the March 16, 1827 issue. Freedom's Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada,' the Wisconsin Historical Society writes. See the Society's page here, where every issue of the newspaper is preserved and available in (difficult to read) pdfs.

Friday is the 191st anniversary of the first issue of Freedom’s Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. ‘Founded by Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and other free black men in New York City, it was published weekly as a four-page, four-column newspaper, starting with the March 16, 1827 issue. Freedom’s Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada,’ the Wisconsin Historical Society writes. See the Society’s page here, where every issue of the newspaper is preserved and available in (difficult to read) pdfs.

Weekend: Staring cooler Friday but getting progressively warmer each day, with a high around 80 Sunday, lows in the 50s. 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 Index232
The OED’s Word of the Day: huh, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“This wild stock speculation far exceeds in height and endurance the limits which seemed to me possible. … I still think the day of sorrow is not remote.”

–Louis Brandeis in 1928, cited in Lewis Paper’s “Brandeis.”

Previously:

Tapper on journalism | Projections | Marion Hammer | Mencken’s man | New millennials | School marshal euphemism | Confusion | Brahms on Schubert | Siblings | The past | Lack of money | Supreme oracle | Orientalism | Original but foolish | Billy Graham’s anti-intellectualism | 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

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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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Marinelad vice president Gary Inks and FFA-4H students raising animals for the coming Flagler County Fair, among others, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the last legislative session’s priorities. Guest lineup subject to last minute change.



Friday: Flagler Reads Together: Warren Chard will display and talk about his exhibit of World War I artifacts. The public is welcome to attend anytime between the identified hours. At 4 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year’s book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.

Friday: Flagler Surf Series #10 is scheduled for 7 a.m. at the Flagler Beach Pier, 105 South 2nd Street.

Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. This month: “The Aging Brain and Memory Loss” with Dr. Sharrell Cooper from Florida Hospital Flagler. This lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. March 14: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: the nerd Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” is staged at the Flagler Playhouse for its final weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.

Friday, Sunday: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” directed by Russell Franks, conducted by Anthony Hose, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Sunday, at DeLand High School Theater Center, with a pre-performance talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. 800 N. Hill Avenue, DeLand, $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: A great event for a great cause. St. Augustine Lions Foundation hosts the 37th annual festival featuring varieties of delicious seafood, live entertainment, family fun, and over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. Location: Francis Field West Castillo Dr. Saint Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, call (904) 829-1753 or visit www.lionsfestival.com.

jacksonville symphony logoFriday, Saturday: Mozart and Friends with the Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Courtney Lewis, who explains the program in a video here: Two extraordinary works of Mozart mingle with pieces by two composers who adored his music: Ballet Music from Mozart’s Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, K.366, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48, Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (this is the centennial of Debussy’s death), and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E‑flat major, K.543. 8 p.m. both nights, tickets start at $19, at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2018-19 guide.

Friday, Saturday: Graham Swamp Endurance on mountain bikes, at the Graham Swamp Mountain Bike Trail, 5140 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Test your endurance on a team of two or as a solo rider. Get in as many laps as you can in three or six hours, a lap is about 7 miles and includes short, punchy climbs, challenging descents and fun switchbacks. The trail winds through different environments, along the swamp, flat woods, rocky hills and thick forest. Many first time riders of the “Swamp” are surprised by the change in elevation, technical terrain and overall challenging ride of the trail. All race proceeds benefits the Graham Swamp Trail Crew maintenance efforts. Pre-race packet pick up: Friday, March 16th 4-6:30p Graham Swamp trailhead. Go here for registration fees and information.

Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip with Flagler Audubon Society at the Orlando Wetlands Park. Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure. The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The open waters of the lake and marshes attract wintering waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, common moorhens and American coots. Wood storks, white ibis, black-crowned night herons, and other wading birds are common during the cooler months. Bald eagles, limpkins, and red-shouldered hawks, black vultures, and turkey vultures are year round residents in the Orlando Wetlands Park. Raccoons, river otters, white-tailed deer and bobcats can be seen along the roads and hiking trails. The Orlando Wetlands is home to over 30 species of wildlife that are listed on the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife list. Contact: flagleraudubon@gmail.com.

Saturday: NCAA Youth Sports Clinic at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. Kids, ages 6-14, can receive free golf, basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball instruction from professional coaches and college athletes. Staring at 9:30 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. Contact: 386-986-2323.

Saturday: Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk in Palm Coast’s Central Park at Town Center, 9:30 a.m. Contact Sarah Raggsdale at 386/864-2484.

Sunday: Recycled Percussion at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.95 for adults, $36.95 for youth. Call the box office at 386/437-7547.

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

  • Saturday: Bealls at 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 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, April 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 14
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:

Flagler Beach government needs volunteer residents to serve on various boards and committees. Applications must be obtained from City Hall, 105 south second street, Flagler Beach, or on the city web site: www.Cityofflaglerbeach.Com. Here are the openings:

Economic Development Task Force – 1 Vacancy for a Citizen
This Committee is scheduled to meet monthly

Investment Committee – 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee is scheduled to meet quarterly.

Personnel Advisory Review Board – 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.

Additional information, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233

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.

UNF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet after holding a workshop and a series of committee meetings. (Thursday, workshop starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by committees, with full board at 3 p.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.)

ENTERPRISE FLORIDA BOARD MEETS: The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors is scheduled to meet. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Central, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

GRAHAM SPEAKS AT APALACHICOLA CONFERENCE: Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will give a keynote address during a Florida Conservation Coalition conference on the “Endangered Apalachicola.” (Thursday, Graham speech at 6 p.m., Florida State University, University Center Club, Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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April 16 : Food Truck Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
April 16 : Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Adult $8 Student $6 (highschool and younger). Book here.
April 16 : Stetson Guitar on the Rocks, Featuring solo performances by Stephen Robinson’s guitar students. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 7:30 p.m., free admission.
April 16 : The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Café 101, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach: The Storied History of Chocolate in Daytona Beach. Angell & Phelps has been the standard of quality chocolate in Daytona Beach since 1925. This 93-year-old, family-run company makes the widest selection of delicious, fresh and high-quality handmade chocolates to please all taste. Made on the premises from the finest chocolate beans imported from Africa, take a visual tour of their factory and hear about their fascinating history. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
April 17: jason altmire tiger bayFlagler Tiger Bay Club Welcomes Jason Altmire, former Pennsylvania Congressman and author of "Dead Center." 11:30 a.m. At the Hammock Dunes Club
30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast. No cost to members, guests and future members, $40. Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, between 2007 and 2013, earning a reputation for his centrist views and bipartisan efforts. He's a business leader and nationally recognized expert on health care. Representing both sides of the aisle, Altmire is lauded by influential thought leaders and colleagues alike, including Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief of The Hill, former Florida Governor Bob Graham, a Democrat, and former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, a Republican. His presentation at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club luncheon, “Leading From the Middle”, will offer insights on returning political discourse back to the days of civility. A limited book sale and signing will follow. Members and guests are cordially invited to visit www.flaglertigerbayclub.com for registration and details.
April 17: Rockin’ Dolphin Spring Concert Series. Come out and enjoy live music at Marineland There will be live bands playing from noon to 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be onsite with great food for purchase.
April 17 : Stetson Woodwind Ensembles. Join us during an evening of varied and exciting music for clarinet and flute choirs and saxophone ensembles on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 18: 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.
April 19: Palm Coast government offices are closed in observance of Good Friday. Watch a complete performance of Bach's St. John Passion by the Netherlands Bach Society here.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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The Day’s Best Reads:

Editor’s Tweets

Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 9, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig

As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.

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