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| March 26, 2018

The ribbon-cutting at the renovated Palm Coast Community Center, an $8 million, 13-month project, drew a crowd Friday. (© FlaglerLive)

The ribbon-cutting at the renovated Palm Coast Community Center, an $8 million, 13-month project, drew a crowd Friday. See a profile of the center here. The city and the mayor intend to hold a State of the City event at the center in early April, but charging $40 a ticket. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East 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 Index185
The OED’s Word of the Day: machicolation, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Oh, how difficult it is, how difficult it is, to become a human being! Even if you have survived the front and bombing and been blown up by land mines, that’s still only the very beginning of heroism. That is still not the whole thing.”

–From Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago, II.”

Previously:

Case Against Sugar | Ralph Peters on Fox | Sex and happiness | Demoralizing abortion | 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.

The Bunnell City Commission holds a 6 p.m. workshop and a 7 p.m. decision meeting at City Hall. The workshop will consist of a presentation by Tom Foster and the Bunnell Police Department.

Live Like Cameron Golf Tournament at Grand Haven, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $100 per player, $360 per foursome, $25 for lunch, to register, call Mark Bialkoski at 386/864-4192 or email golf4llc@gmail.com. Live Like Cameron is a non-profit established in 2017 in memory of Cameron Fulling, who died of brain cancer before his 10th birthday. The goal of the non-profit is to given financial assistance to local families with children diagnosed with cancer.

The African-American Entrepreneurs Club meets at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Janice Robinson-Celeste, founder and editor in chief of Successful Black Parenting Magazine and a former professor at Hofstra University. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for guests, $5 for students. Call Leslie Giscombe at 386/246-8699 for information, and see the full flyer here.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is slated to speak during a Volusia County Democratic Party meeting, 7 p.m., Daytona State College, UCF Building, 1200 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Adult Open Gym Volleyball, two separate sessions, Mondays or Wednesdays, now through May 2, 7-9:30 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball with an open gym that creates new teams weekly. Teams rotate in and out of play. One net is for competitive style play and the second net is for recreational style play. Offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

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)

Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday: 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Inert
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to noon – Live, noon to 4:45 p.m., Inert, 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. -Inert
  • Wednesday: Noon to 2 p.m. – Live, 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Inert
  • Thursday: 12:15 p.m. to 4:45 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. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.

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

  • Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), noon to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 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, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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:

intracoastal bank logoIntracoastal Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results: Intracoastal Bank, held its annual meeting of shareholders on March 22, 2018 at the Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club. At the meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve as directors for the coming year: Dr. Pamela Carbiener, C. Scott Crews, Robert DeVore, Thomas L. Gibbs, Albert B. Johnston, Jr., Gerald P. Keyes, Michael Machin and Bruce E. Page. Bank management provided shareholders with a progress update highlighting the outstanding growth and success the Bank experienced in 2017. The highlights included the following:

Total assets at December 31, 2017, were $315 million up $31 million, or 11%, from $284 million at December 31, 2016.
Total loans at December 31, 2017 were $199 million, up 23 million, or 13% from $176 million, at December 31, 2016.
Total deposits at December 31, 2017 were $285 million, up 27 million, or 10% from 258 million, at December 31, 2016.
Net income for the full year 2017 increased by 19 percent from the full year 2016.

The Bank continues to prove its safe and sound with good credit quality with no material delinquent loans, no foreclosed properties and no charge offs for 2017. Bank management also reported Intracoastal Bank has reinvested 394 million in loans in the community since opening its doors in 2008 in the form of personal and business lending. Intracoastal Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce E. Page said, “Intracoastal‘s 2017 results far exceeded expectations and the Bank continues to perform significantly better than industry norms in all key areas of performance. Intracoastal’s proven track record of strong financial results has positioned the Bank to offer our community a top quality, safe and sound, local alternative. This elite level of performance also gives Intracoastal Bank the ability to continue to grow and make loans for the betterment of the local economy and community.”

Palm Coast and Florida Hospital Flagler announce expanded partnership: The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Department and Florida Hospital Flagler have a common goal and mission – to improve the quality of life of local residents through health and wellness initiatives. The city and the hospital have worked together in the past, and now they’re making the partnership official and expanding the number of community activities offered jointly. A new Health and Wellness Event Partnership was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Palm Coast City Council. Among the newest programs supported by the hospital are the Lunch N’ Lecture Series, offered on the third Friday of each month, and the Coffee Series, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Topics for the free lecture series are often centered around health issues, and Florida Hospital Flagler doctors have served as speakers. The hospital has supported the Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches Senior Games and Parks & Recreation Month in July in recent years, and that will continue. On July 27, as part of Parks & Recreation Month, a free public health screening will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center, and the hospital is planning other health screening events, as well. For Senior Games, scheduled for Sept. 7 to 23 this year, the hospital will do community outreach and provide a physical therapist at Senior Games events. Florida Hospital Flagler is also supporting the new Mayor’s 30/30 Challenge, which kicks off Saturday and continues through April 23. The challenge is to move at least 30 miles in 30 days – an average of one mile per day. Participants can sign up and log their miles at www.palmcoastgov.com/healthy. They can choose their own form of exercise. “This health and wellness sponsorship between Florida Hospital Flagler and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation was designed to motivate individuals to live healthier lives,” Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Dr. Ron Jimenez said during Tuesday’s announcement. “This aligns with the vision of Florida Hospital Flagler to provide holistic care, and by holistic care we mean care that addresses not just physical health, but also emotional and spiritual health.”

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.

GULF TAX SAVINGS CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a settlement agreement that would lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along federal tax savings to customers. The agreement, if approved, will lead to lower monthly electric bills and stems from a federal tax overhaul approved in December. Gulf negotiated the agreement with the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, which represents large commercial customers, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Following the Gulf hearing, the Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a settlement agreement involving a request by Florida City Gas to increase rates. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, 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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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. 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. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 23, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/week-in-review-march-23-20181.pdf

Road and Interstate Construction:

Motorists are advised of nighttime ramp closures with detours next week at two locations along Interstate 4 (I-4) and Interstate 95 (I-95) in Volusia County. The entrance ramp from State Road (S.R.) 472 westbound to I-4 eastbound, in the Orange City area, will close for two nights early next week. Drivers will be directed to travel I-4 westbound to Saxon Boulevard toward Deltona to access I-4 eastbound. Also, a nighttime single outside lane closure will occur during two nights, toward the end of the week, along westbound I-4 west of Dirksen Drive. Entrance and exit ramps at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard will close one-at-a-time, on multiple nights, during the upcoming week. Drivers will be directed as follows:

I-95 northbound on ramp from eastbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue east on LPGA Boulevard to Technology Drive to Cornerstone Boulevard to Williamson Boulevard to LPGA Boulevard back to I-95.
I-95 southbound on ramp from westbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue west on LPGA Boulevard to Tomoka Farms Road to Bellevue Avenue to Williamson Boulevard, to S.R. 400/Beville Road and back to I-95 south.
I-95 southbound off ramp to LPGA Boulevard: Continue south on I-95 to U.S. 92 to Tomoka Farms Road back to LPGA Boulevard.

The closures are necessary to construct lighting foundations as part of two Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects to install new lighting along I-4 and I-95.


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Bach’s Magnificat: The Monteverdi Choir

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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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: State of Bunnell’s Police, Renner Speaks to Realtors, Afro-American Entrepreneurs, Cameron”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I bet people would line up if a public slaughter was going to take place. You just can’t fix stupid!! Why not show up and tell the Mayor and Council Members how they suck and are not providing representation that we tax payers deserve?????!!!!!! When attending the Holland luncheon, bring your own Vaseline!

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