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Tuesday Briefing: C.J. Nelson Trial, School Fitness, Colbert Ln. Development, Bach at Stetson

| March 20, 2018

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These kids found unusual ways to turn nature’s beach debris into new creations in Flagler Beach over spring break: Demetrius Ferretti, the oldest of the three, is 8 and attends Imagine School at Town Center, Valentino Ferrettti is 6 and also attends Imagine, and the youngest is Donatello Ferretti, who is 3 and attends Roma Court Academy. (Contributed by Tommy Ferretti)

Today: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 15 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 Index254
The OED’s Word of the Day: nash, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


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(Meg Wills)

“It is true that abortion procedures commonly used a century ago were highly dangerous for patients. With advances in medicine, though, the procedures in use today pose fewer risks to a woman’s life or health than pregnancy or childbirth itself. A 2012 study of abortion in the United States published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, concluded: “Legal induced abortion is markedly safer than childbirth. The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion.” There is a lot packed into that statistic, but we often forget that pregnancy and childbirth pose health risks, which vary for women depending on their age, health status, projected need for a cesarean section, number of previous pregnancies and the spacing between them, and so on. Given these risks, access to legal abortion is, in general, life- and health-preserving for women. Our public debates need to consider the state’s interest in protecting women’s health and the limits of state power in interfering with the decisions we make about how best to preserve our own health or protect our own lives.”

–From Laurie Shrage’s “How to Talk About Abortion,” in The Times, March 19, 2018.

Previously:

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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.

C. J. Nelson goes on trial. (© FlaglerLive)

C. J. Nelson goes on trial.
(© FlaglerLive)

In Court:: Jury selection accomplished Monday, trial begins today at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, in the case of C.J. Nelson, facing a charge of felony child abuse. Nelson is accused of punching a 16-year-old girl at Epic Theater. Nelson’s attorney, Josh Davis, tried to get the case dismissed by arguing the Stand Your Ground defense last month, but the motion was denied. Today is jury selection for all the cases.

The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Blvd., but it has no new business.

The Flagler County School Board holds a workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, when it will discuss contracts and the bid process. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB, when board members are expected to ratify the new contract with its service employees’ union. Board members are also expected to approve the purchase of $140,000 to $192,000 worth of gym equipment, depending on which bidder board members go with. Here’s a list of the equipment to be bought, and the prices.

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. The council will hear and consider adopting land use matters along Colbert Lane and other land use issues. Council members are also expected to consider formally adopting charter amendment proposals to place on the November election ballot.

The Flagler Beach Investment Committee meets at 11 a.m. at City Hall.

The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

[This event has been cancelled due to weather.] 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. Live entertainment from Luvu. Beer and wine sold by Cork and Pint. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Johann sebastian bachGreat Organists at Stetson series, Boyd Jones, organ. Jones is University Organist and Price Professor of Organ at Stetson. On the eve of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 333rd birthday (on March 31), Jones presents a program of Bach organ works. In addition, Jones will be joined by Webb Wiggins, Stetson graduate and recently retired Oberlin Professor of Harpsichord, in a work for two harpsichords by Bach’s eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.

GTM & Marineland Lecture, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine: This program is one of an ongoing lecture series presented on the 3rd Tuesday of the month by the GTM Research Reserve and Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The series is designed to help learn more about your coastal natural world. These events are FREE. However, limited seating is available. Tickets must be purchased online. Please bring your ticket to the Marineland gift shop at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the scheduled presentation to gain entry. Participants without a ticket will not be allowed entry. Tickets for the following month will not go on sale until the conclusion of the current month’s event. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the gift shop so that we can escort you to the classroom. If you attend the lecture, you’ll also receive free admission to Marineland to enjoy the park afterwards. Registration for the Tuesday, April 17, 2018 lecture begins Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Event Website: https://www.gtmnerr.org/event/marineland-lecture-march-2018/ or call 904-823-4500.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Whitney Laboratory, 1 p.m. at Whitney Laboratory, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. What goes on behind the scenes of Whitney Laboratory? How scientists discover the clues to understand evolution? How we’re helping restore the local oyster population? What a DNA sequencer looks like? Who the patients of the Sea Turtle Hospital are? These answers and more will be unveiled during this tour of Whitney Laboratory on March 20 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Ages 12 and up, please. To register, call 904-461-4015 or email angie@whitney.ufl.edu.

Identity Protection 101. A lecture by the executive director of the National Crime Stop Program, which focuses on identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America. With your credit affecting your ability to get insurance, interest rates and even potential employment, it’s vital that you understand how to protect yourself from the crime that happens every three seconds. Key topics will include financial, tax and credit-card fraud as well as wireless pick-pocketing and how to get your free credit report. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Advanced Technology College’s multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.

Adult Open Gym Basketball at Indian Trails Middle School, two sessions offered: you have a choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, through May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This is an adult, co-ed, non-competitive recreation program offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Pop Rock & Doo Wopp Live at the Flagler Auditorium, A concert for the ages bringing together Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Shirley Alston Reeves Original Lead Singer of The Shirelles, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $51.95 for adults, $41.95 for students. 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:

  • Tuesday: Palm Coast Post Office off Pine Cone Drive, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hosp[ital, PetSmart, 5270 State Road 100 (Target shopping center), 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Windsor assisted living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 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 5-6
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 5
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 5
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:

None.

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.

CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet as it considers proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November general-election ballot. The 37-member commission meets every 20 years and has the authority to put issues directly on the ballot. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

MARIJUANA TESTING STANDARDS AT ISSUE: The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use will hold a rulemaking workshop to discuss testing-lab certification and testing standards. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Icon Hotel, 4700 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville.)

 

—-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 18: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, the firefighters' union, and Flagler County government, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Conference Room, third floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
July 18: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 18: The Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, present the 2018 EMS Medal & Certificate to Palm Coast Firefighter/EMT Travis Greco at 10 a.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.
July 18: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
July 19: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).
July 19: the Flagler County Chamber and its Flagler Beach Area Council host the annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier) with local food, fun, drinks and live music. “Beach Bash on the Pier,” a Flagler Beach Block Party, is open to all members of the community and beyond. The event is scheduled from 5:30- 7 p.m., rain or shine. Participating chamber members will set up shop on the pier that evening to showcase their goods and services to locals and visitors, while offering giveaways and specials for guests. Your $10 entry fee will get you get you two drink tickets and appetizers while supplies last, plus a great crowd, raffles, 50/50 and the Pot o' Gold drawing at 6:45 p.m.
July 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Hurricane Preparedness” with the Palm Coast Fire Department. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. July 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. gates open and 8:30 p.m. movie at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Admission is $2 adults/$1 children. More info: 386-986-4741.
July 21: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The “Tour” will take riders along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway and back. No registration required. Please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 21: Parks & Rec Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Enjoy a jam-packed day filled with fun for the whole family. Activities include Zumba classes, self-defense classes, group crafts, games, raffles and so much more! There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 23: Matthew Nebitt, 44, of Palm Coast's P Section, goes on trial on eight charges, including three charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and a charge of offense against a police dog, starting with jury selection, before Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, 9 a.m. (Case 2017CF001004)
July 23: Election Candidates' Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI).
July 23: 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 http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
July 25: 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.
July 27: Florida Hospital Flagler Health Screening Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering a FREE health screening event in support of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Services will include, pulse, blood pressure, height/weight, BMI, etc. There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 27-29: The Flagler Playhouse features The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, a production of its summer-camp students, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday bat 2 p.m. (two shows on Saturday). The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
July 30: dante mobleyCircuit Judge Terence Perkins sentences Dante Mobley, a sex offender found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison followed by 10 years' sex-offender probation. He served his sentence, with credit for time served and 15 percent early release for good behavior, but was re-arrested on April 12 on a probation violation. Mobley, 35, a resident of 611 South Bacher Street in Bunnell, generated a series of violations, including losing his $900 court-issued tracking bracelet, a failure to report, and living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather. Mobley has been at the county jail since his re-arrest. The sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401.
July 30: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the primary election on Aug. 28.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Aug. 3: 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.
Aug. 8-9: 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 fourth 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.
Aug. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment.
Aug. 10: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 11: Motown Magic is the featured act at the free Midtown Motown Concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from 7 to 9 p.m., with Cypress Pool open for free swimming until 9 p.m. during the concert, at 981 George West Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parking is available at Cypress Park.
>♦ Aug. 11: joseph colonJoseph Colon, the 34-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Palm Coast resident Savannah DeAngelis, 23, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. pre-trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. DeAngelis overdosed on drugs Colon is accused to have supplied her shortly before her death.
Aug. 15: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
Aug. 17: Sen. John Cronyn, the Texas Republican, is the featured speaker at Flagler County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort. Tickets are $100 until July 11, then $175 per person.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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Cultural Coda

Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia

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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