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| 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.

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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:

Vietnam kill ratio | Brandeis on speculation | 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.

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

C. J. Nelson goes on trial.
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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, September 20-21
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, September 20
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, September 20
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, September 20
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, September 20
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, September 20
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, September 20
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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Sept. 25: jonathan canalesJonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a docket sounding at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. Docket sounding is the last step before a trial is scheduled. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously. On Dec. 13, 2017, the court ordered his $100,000 bond reinstated. Canales posted bond on that day and was released. On June 14, the court found Canales competent to stand trial. He had also been charged with three felony counts of child neglect and delaying medical treatment for an injured person. Those charges were dropped. Canales is represented by Gary Wood. Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark is prosecuting the case. (Case 2014CF000956).
: The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.
Sept. 25: The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It is the first meeting of the council since it fired Jim Landon as its city manager at last week's meeting. The council will discuss its expectations of Interim Manager Beau Falgout and decide on a compensation package for him, it will discuss the search for its next manager, and will hear a presentation on a "shop local" initiative favored by Mayor Milissa Holland.
: The Flagler Beach Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Sept. 25: How Project Haiti Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water to School Children, 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. Over the past nine years, Embry–Riddle students and faculty advisors have designed, constructed, transported and then installed critically needed solar-powered water purification systems throughout Haiti. Learn about their last trip to Haiti, where this past May, the students installed a stand–alone drinking water system at an orphanage/school (220 children) in Haiti’s third largest city, Gonaïves. This event is presented by the Honors Program at Embry–Riddle. For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building.
Sept. 26: Join the City of Bunnell at the newly built Commissioner Louis L. Jackson Municipal Park at 308 South Pine Street, Bunnell, at 8:30 AM for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony. Since 2009, the City has owned this vacant piece of property which was frequently used for loitering and dumping of trash. In January 2017, the city was awarded a $50,000 Recreation Development Assistance Program grant to build a park there. Jackson was the first male African American City Commissioner who served from April 1981 to April 1987.
Sept. 26: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Sept. 26: The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.
Sept. 26: rue and ziffraGrand Opening: Rue and Ziffra: Rue & Ziffra is a law office that specializes in personal injury, social security and auto accidents. They're opening a branch at 4879 Palm Coast Parkway with an open house at 5 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: In Court: a hearing is scheduled before County Judge Melissa Moore Stens in the case of Eric Cooley, the Flagler Beach commissioner facing a misdemeanor battery charge. The hearing is on the defense's motion for a gag order on Sheriff Rick Staly, whose statements about the case the defense claims are prejudicial to Cooley. See the background story here. The hearing is at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 404 at the Flagler County courthouse. (Case 201818MM867.)
Sept. 27: Common Ground Breakfast: Join the Flagler Chamber at the Hilton Garden Inn with guests Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO, Dr. Dean Abtahi, Interventional Cardiologist, and Dr. Issam Nasr, Gastroenterologist, who will discuss Florida Hospital Flagler’s current and future state, strategies to meet the needs of the community, cardiac and gastroenterology common diseases, screening and treatment options. 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, check-in at 7:30 a.m., breakfast and talk at 8 a.m. Registration required by Sept. 21. Members may preregister for $25. Guests & future members may attend for $35. Contact Heather Edwards by email here.
Sept. 27: seventh judicial circuit logoFlagler County Drug Court holds its 32nd graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, on the fourth floor. The keynote speaker is Sheriff Rick Staly.
Sept. 27: mike beadle palm coast fire and ambulance servicesLongtime Palm Coast Fire Chief Michael C. Beadle retires and Deputy Chief Jerry Forte becomes the city’s fire chief at a Transfer of Command ceremony set for 2 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy. Parking will be limited, so please carpool if possible. The ceremony promises the pomp and circumstance fitting of the fire service tradition. The Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard will present colors and several formal presentations will be made before Chief Forte is sworn in. Both Beadle and Forte will speak.
Sept. 27: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5 p.m. for its second and final budget hearing to set next year's tax rates and city budget, and at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting, at City Hall.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast's Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Sept. 27: School Board member Andy Dance and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin hold a 6 p.m. town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center in western Flagler.
Sept. 27: The Flagler County NAACP convenes at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast. A Nominating Committee will be selected to put together a slate of candidates for the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee. All members with current membership - as of April 1, 2018 - may be nominated for office. And, because the meeting is important, the membership is urged to attend. For further details, call the NAACP at 386-446-7822.
Sept. 27-30: The Flagler Playhouse launches its new season with Sweeney Todd, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of three show weekends. One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
Sept. 28: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. The committee will discuss a new pizza restaurant at MalaCompra Road.
Sept. 28: Timucuan fishing technology: come learn all about it, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, 2 p.m., free program with $5 per carload park admission. The Timucuan were a group of native Americans who lived in Northeast Florida at the time of Spanish colonization. While none of these people are still here today, archaeologists can uncover clues to their lives and culture through archaeology. Fish and other coastal resources were a crucial part of Timucuan diets. Archaeologists can learn about prehistoric fishing through artifacts like fish hooks and net gages as well as finding the fish remains themselves. Participants will explore various artifacts and fishing techniques through hands on activities. Join us for this program put on by the Florida Public Archaeology Network to learn how the Timucuan used Florida’s resources for fishing. Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information. See the flier here.
Sept. 28: Astronomy Open House and Science Lecture, 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. Embry-Riddle’s Physical Sciences Department and the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) presents an out of this world astronomy lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lemerand Auditorium. Dr. Oliverson from NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center will discuss, “When did the Moon Get an Atmosphere?” The COAS Observatory in the College of Arts & Sciences building opens at 8 p.m. It’s your chance to look through a truly remarkable telescope, the 1-meter (40 inches) Ritchey–Chrétien reflecting telescope high atop COAS, plus view the heavens through additional telescopes on the Observatory Terrace. Hosted by the Embry–Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club and the Embry–Riddle Observatory, the Astronomy Lecture and Open House events are free and open to the public. For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building.
Sept. 28-29: jacksonville symphony logo jaxJacksonville Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 4, Richard Strauss's A Hero's Life (Ein Heldenleben), in two 8 p.m. concerts Friday and Saturday of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Courtney Lewis: The thread from Beethoven to Strauss is unmistakable. The Fourth Symphony is brimming with the same drama and humanity of Beethoven’s Third and Fifth. The program continues as Strauss takes these same unmistakable qualities to enormous proportions in “A Hero’s Life.” 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.
Sept. 29: Deaf Fest, a celebration of the culture of the deaf community, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Agriculture Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast. Phone: 386-446-7630 or email:info@floridaagmuseum.org. $5 per person.


Sept. 29: Face-to-Face Registration for the Flagler County Basketball program: Noon to 4 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Registration fee is $75. Organizers ask that you start the registration process first by clicking on online forms to at least set up an account to expedite the registration process.
Sept. 29: Walk to end Alzheimer's: River to Sea Preserve, 9805 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast, Registration at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Carly Wille, 904-281-9077, cwille@alz.org. Where do the funds go? All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Do I have to register in order to Walk? Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Sept. 29: Flagler Warriors 5k Fun Run/Walk, at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Blvd., Bunnell, with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. and the run start time at 8:30 a.m. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and all proceeds for this event will go to the Live Like Cameron Foundation, which supports local families with children fighting cancer. For more information, contact Lisa Catalano: fearlesscat7@gmail.com. See the flier here.
Sept. 29: Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, 2-6 p.m. on the event loan at Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr, Palm Coast. Free admission. Just bring your own concert chair. Parking at the end of 16th Road, follow the signs. Artists include Aaron Barker, Jim Collins, Hugh Mitchell, David Pahanish, Thom Shepherd and Terry Sylvester.
Sept. 29-Oct. 6: Homecoming Week at Bethune Cookman University.
Oct. 2: Flagler County Supervisor of Elections, Kaiti Lenhart speaks to the Hammock Community Association at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. Learn about the ballot, turnout, demographics, different ways to vote, and constitutional amendments for the general election in November. Snacks and Socializing at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2: The Flagler Sportsfishing Club holds its monthly meeting starting with quick tips at 7 p.m., a general club meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N Palm Coast. All are welcome. This month’s meeting will consist of an experienced Panel made up of Surf Fishing Club Members sharing their experiences of success.
Oct. 2: Flagler Beach's Planning and Architectural Review Board meets for an overview of the Comprehensive Plan and “new” Future Land Use Map at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street. The Northeast Florida Regional Council has been actively engaged in updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This document defines the structure of growing the City through the year 2035. One significant component of the Comprehensive Plan is the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). The FLUM establishes the community’s standard to guide future planning and land use. For more information contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflagler beach.com or (386) 517-2000 Ext. 230.
Oct. 3: university women flaglerUniversity Women of Flagler Workshop: " Three Tips on How to Travel With Confidence with Inez Bracy: Do you dream of traveling but lack the confidence? Have you ever looked at a photo of a building or landscape in a faraway country and felt a deep yearning to go there? Immediately after the yearning, a strong feeling of fear came up telling you all the reasons why you shouldn’t go. Using the tips I share, you can replace your fear with confidence and immediately begin traveling anywhere in the world. You will experience being stress-free as the routines of being at home fall away like litter by the roadside. Your excitement bubbles over as you create friendships with new people. 2 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).
Oct. 4: The St. Johns River Water Management District will holds the first of two community meetings on the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project, designed to increase the amount of wetland area. 5:30 p.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 S. 2nd St., Flagler Beach. See the webpage, www.sjrwmd.com/facts/flagler-wetland-restoration-project/, updating the project. For input, write at FlaglerRestoration@sjrwmd.com. The wetland restoration project will consist of moving piles of spoil back into man-made ditches and grading the material to the elevation that matches nearby remnants of natural wetland. The project will return dozens of acres of ditches and spoil piles to functional wetland that will yield food for fish and wildlife, filter and clean water, and provide other benefits. The second meeting is on Nov. 7.

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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.

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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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