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| April 3, 2018

Last week's Eagle Scouts fund-raising dinner at the Hammock Beach Club surpassed its goal of $41,000. The honoree was  Sandra Mullins McDermott , seen here with Halvern Johnson, left, the director of Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, and Eric Magendantz, Central Florida Council Scout Executive.

Last week’s Eagle Scouts fund-raising dinner at the Hammock Beach Club surpassed its goal of $41,000. The honoree was Sandra Mullins McDermott , seen here with Halvern Johnson, left, the director of Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, and Eric Magendantz, Central Florida Council Scout Executive. (Marketing 2 Go)

Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s inland…in the upper 70s coast. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 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 Index245
The OED’s Word of the Day: run of the mill, n. and adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“The malady of civilized man is his knowledge of death. The good artist, like the wise man, addresses himself to life and invests with his private vision the deeds and thoughts of men. The creation of a work of art, like an act of like, is our one small ‘yes’ at the center of a vast ‘no.'”

–Gore Vidal, from a 1952 essay in “Homage to Daniel Shays” (1972).

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.

Assistant State Attorney Jason lewis, standing, with the attorneys for the defense, Kevin Kulik and Ashley, seated next to Kimberle Weeks, in blue, at today's jury selection. (c FlaglerLive)

Assistant State Attorney Jason Lewis, standing, with the attorneys for the defense, Kevin Kulik and Ashley, seated next to Kimberle Weeks, in blue, at Monday’s jury selection. (c FlaglerLive)

In Court: Opening arguments are scheduled shortly after 9 a.m. in the trial of of Kimberle Weeks, who faces nine 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 took place Monday before Judge Margaret Hudson. In Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse.

The Palm Coast Animal Control hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center.

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board will discuss updating its memorandum of understanding with the county health department regarding flu vaccinations. The board will also consider approving an $18,500 contract with a company called Social Sentinel. The item is described this way on the board’s agenda: “Social Sentinel service has three unique components that work in concert to ensure that Flagler Schools receives alerts to threats that are shared socially without requiring Flagler County Schools to employ social media linguists, safety-related behaviorists, and data scientists. Both parties will work together to ensure that alerts are surfaced, false positives are minimized, social media users’ rights are maintained, and non-safety related posts are not included in your feed.” See the briefing here.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to congratulate itself for its State of the City address and event at the community center, and approve proposed amendments to the city charter, which voters would vote on in November.

The Flagler Beach Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Hammock Community Association presents Birds of Flagler County, with Jason and Mary Giraulo of the Flagler Audubon Society presenting on the birds we can find in Flagler County and specifically in the Hammock, 7:30 p.m., snacks and socializing starts at 7, Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd.

The Timucua Indians: 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. When the French and Spanish came to Florida in the 1500s, they found it occupied by over 200,000 Timucua Indians. They were an organized nation of over 30 chiefdoms and spoke several dialects. Unfortunately, warfare among the chiefdoms and the Europeans caused the rapid decline of the Timucuan Nation. Lack of immunity to the European diseases contributed greatly to their eventual extinction by the early 1800s. When Spain gave Florida to France in the 1760s, they took several of the Timucua to Cuba, where the last known survivor died in slavery.

The Belle Terre Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the school principal’s conference room.

Don TaylorFlagler Sportfishing Club Monthly Member Meeting, 7 p.m. at the VFW at 47 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast. This month’s meeting features Don Taylor Jr., owner/operator of Inshore Outdoors Fishing. Click on his bio to the right to read it. This is a meeting not to be missed. Contact: Scheyenne Welch, publicity@fcsportfishing.com.

Palm Coast government and the Observer are holding a $40-a-plate “State of the City” event at the Community Center, featuring an address by Mayor Milissa Holland. The catered event is produced by the Observer. The money goes to the Observer. See “The Selling of Palm Coast” for more information.

The Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Dan Ferri, saxophone, 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.

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

  • 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, 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:

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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July 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. 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. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
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.

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