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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.

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“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, July 8-9
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 8
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 8
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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July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: 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.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
July 22: 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 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: 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.
July 24: 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.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: 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.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: 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 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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