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Monday Briefing: Kimberle Weeks Trial, Coffey Contract, $15 Million For Emergency Communications, Right Whales Are Not Birthing

| April 2, 2018

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kimberle Weeks, three years after the state filed felony charges alleging she illegally recorded or disseminated recordings of conversations with individuals who did not know they were being recorded. (© FlaglerLive)

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kimberle Weeks, three years after the state filed felony charges alleging she illegally recorded or disseminated recordings of conversations with individuals who did not know they were being recorded. (© FlaglerLive)

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Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Children and grandchildren observe in order to admire, and they admire in order to learn and develop what heredity has stored within them.”

–Thomas Mann, from “The Magic Mountain.”

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.

In Court: A trial is scheduled in the case of Kimberle Weeks, who faces five third-degree felony counts of illegally recording or disclosing phone conversations (down from 12 counts). Weeks was charged in early 2015, shortly after she resigned as Flagler County’s supervisor of elections. Jury selection begins today before Judge Margaret Hudson at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse.

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. On the agenda: County Administrator Craig Coffey is asking that his and County Attorney Al Hadeed’s contracts be renewed (they expire in February 2019), but that this time they not be term-limited, as the previous contract was (to three years). Commissioners are expected to appoint Flagler Beach City Commissioner Eric Cooley to the Tourist Development Council, James Crehan as a member of the Airport Advisory Board, continuing his term until June 5, 2020, and Daryl Hickman as the alternate member to the airport board. Commissioners are also expected to ratify a $700,000 contract to EarthBalance Corp. for beach dune vegetation services, a $4.5 million contract for the construction of the Plantation Bay sewer treatment facility, and a $14.8 million contract to Motorola Solutions to build the county’s emergency communications backbone and replace the current 800 Mhz. communications system.

The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

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

  • Monday: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: Bunnell City offices, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Sandvik Kanthal Palm Coast, 1 Commerce Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe’s Plaza, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, April 16-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 16
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:

fort matanzas summer campsFort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos Summer Camps: Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National Monuments are pleased to announce dates for the annual summer camp program! Hands-on-History & Nature Camp at Fort Matanzas is June 4-8. Hands-on-History Camps at the Castillo are June 18-22 and June 25-29.
All three camps run Monday-Friday; from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers will engage campers, ages 9-11, with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations. The camps cover a variety of topics, including: Archaeology, Native Americans, Nature, Spanish Exploration, Colonial Florida, and Spanish Military. Last year, students worked on projects involving pottery, leatherwork, textiles, musket drills and more! Space is limited; sign your child up soon to take advantage of this opportunity! The cost for camp is a nonrefundable fee of $25. Registration begins on Monday, April 2. Contact Mary Sims, Administrative Assistant, Mon.-Fri., between 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Messages left on voicemail will be returned in the order they were received. In your message, please state that you are calling about camp and leave only your name and phone number. Call 904-829-6506 ext. 227 to reserve your spot.

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.

OPIOID DISPENSING ON TABLE: The Controlled Substance Standards Committee of the Florida Board of Pharmacy will discuss issues related to dispensing opioid prescriptions and legislation involving controlled substances. (Monday, 3 p.m., Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, 600 West Gaines St., Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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April 23: Painting for a Cause, a fund-raiser for the Flagler Humane Society: Create a cartoon likeness of your favorite four-legged friend using acrylic paint on a 12” x 12” canvas. Bring a copy of the photo of your pet printed on an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper. Artist, Heather L. Pastor will guide you through the process. No artistic experience necessary. The cost is $40 per person, which includes everything you'll need to complete your painting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Flagler Humane Society. PLEASE REGISTER BY MONDAY, April 16th. Call Amy Carotenuto at 386-246-7684 to make your reservation. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment accepted. Class held at Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 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.
April 23: The Flagler County Sheriff's Office offers an active-shooter presentation, a two-hour presentation on safety in public places, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2323 North State Street, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Rev. Judy Mattson, 386-437-4113.
April 23-25:
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The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band Program hosts the 2018 State MPA North Concert Festival at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 SR 100, Palm Coast. Forty-four of the best high school concert bands in North Florida perform over three days. Each performance is critically evaluated by college professors and band leaders and is used as a vehicle for continued growth and to demonstrate students' abilities to apply musical fundamentals and concepts in an ensemble performance setting. Attendance is free and performances begin at noon and end at 9 p.m. each day. Local bands all perform on Monday, the 23rd: the Matanzas High School Concert Band at 1 p.m., the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 2 Band at 6:25 and the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 1 Band performs at 7:45 p.m.
April 24: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., 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.
April 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.



April 25-28: Matanzas High School presents "Shrek: The Musical," featuring Matanzas's drama students and live music accompanying 19 songs, performed by Matanzas High and Flagler Youth Orchestra musicians. The April 25 show at 7 p.m. is for friends and family members, actual opening night is April 26 for the 7 p.m. show. April 27 and 28 also have 7 p.m. shows, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. Tickets are $11. Click here for tickets.
April 25: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director, 7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida 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.
April 25: Mummenschanz: You and Me. Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz, quietly claims over four decades of widespread success with its popular, surreal mime and prop-puppetry vignettes. Globally praised for their intricately choreographed skits, intermingling bizarre masks and shapes, with a dramatic play of light and shadow, this group brings its newest tour, “you & me” to Daytona Beach in 2018— an astonishing family treat for children of all ages. 7:30 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here, tickets from $23 to $45.
April 26: Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.
April 27-28: flagler sports fishing club logo22nd Annual Spring Classic Fishing Tournament, benefiting the Palm Coast chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The Captains Meeting is on Friday at 7 p.m. with registration and a silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory Captain's meeting at 7 p.m. at the Beach Front Grille, 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. The Fishing Tournament is Saturday, Checkout 7 to 8 a.m. at Bing's Landing, Under the SR 100 Bridge, High Bridge, or Dunlawton Ramp. Weigh-in Location: Hidden Treasures under 100 Bridge. Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Contact Person: Chuck Radloff- (386) 569-1584. Cost is $60 for non-members ($65 after April 4/25) and $55 for member's ($60 after 4/25). Click here for the detailed flier or contact us for more info, or visit the website.
April 27-29: "South Pacific," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, is in its final weekend at the Flagler Playhouse featuring many of the duo's most memorable songs such as Bali Ha’I, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, There is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy, and Some Enchanted Evening. The musical tells of two heartwarming love stories set on an island paradise during World War II, and threatened by prejudice and war. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse is at 301 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Book online here.
April 27: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, with a Pre-concert talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tinsley Room in Presser Hall. $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 28: A1A Cleanup: Please pickup your vest, bags, and gloves and assignments at the North pavilion at Bings Landing starting at 7:30 a.m. Please drop off filled bags at the N/E corner of 16th Road and A1A. When finished, please return your vest and join us for refreshments at the North pavilion. Thanks for your help. Contact Barbara and John Harper: 386/447-5805.
April 28: Menopause, the Musical: This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years. 7:40 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Tickets are $46.95.
April 29: The 22nd Annual Taste of St. Augustine Festival: This event has grown to be the city’s premiere outdoor food festival, featuring exciting “tastes” from over 20 of St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. A live music festival all day, special children's area and a culinary marketplace add to the fun and excitement. Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, 32080. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ATasteOfStAugustine or https://www.visitstaugustine.com/event/taste-st-augustine.

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