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Monday Briefing: Grand Champ Ava Hutten, 9, Bill Baxley at 79, New Sex Offender Registry, Dune Walkovers

| April 9, 2018

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Ava Hatten, a 9-year-old 3rd grader at Bunnell Elementary, took Grand Champion of the Flagler County Youth Swine Show last weekend for her hog Rudy, weighing in at the perfect weight of 267 lb. This is Ava’s first year in 4H and the first time she showed at the local fair. Ava received her hog on December 3, 2017. She has taken care of her pig daily and been working with it for the past four months, managing and taming it for show. She has enjoyed it tremendously and her parents, Kristy Throne and Robert Hatten, are very, very proud. According to her mother, Ava has a love for animals and respect for the ones humans consume. Ava would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up because she would like to be able to show her compassion and her love of animals in a way helpful to them. Ava also received 1st place in her junior division of the shoe Box floats Fresh from Florida and 2nd place in her division for horticulture, which she entered in the Dorothy Wright project at the fair. Ava will be auctioning her hog off to the highest bidder. Click on the image for larger view, and see more images of Ava with her hog and with her family here, here, and here. (© Kristy Thorne for FlaglerLive)

Today: Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.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 Index208
The OED’s Word of the Day: biggin, n.1.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


Previously:

No idiot presidents | California’s Serengetti | Working class fallacies | Art defies death | Why children observe | Friendly supremacists | Bush’s reading list | Albert Murray’s century | Egotism’s obstacles | To become a human being | 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

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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.

This is National Library Week. Visit your local library or see its schedule.

Circuit Judge Chris France. (© FlaglerLive)

Circuit Judge Chris France. (© FlaglerLive)

In Court: Circuit Judge Chris France takes over Family Court in Flagler County, starting today, replacing Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith, who has taken over Family Court in Putnam County. Circuit Judge Dennis Craig holds arraignments at 9 a.m.

The Bunnell City Commission meets in workshop at 6 p.m. to discuss public works and parks and recreations, and at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting at 201 West Moody Boulevard.

911 Dispatchers: To show his support of Flagler County Sheriff’s 911 Communications Specialists, Sheriff Rick Staly spends two hours–from 10 a.m. to noon–as a 911 dispatcher today as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Telecommunications Week is celebrated each year during the second week in April to show gratitude to the 9-1-1 call takers and communications specialists and other public safety communications staff who help others during emergencies. Sheriff Staly affectionately refers to the dispatchers as “the invisible heroes.” See last year’s story: “A Suicide By Gunshot Jolts 911 Call as Sheriff Observes Flagler’s Dispatch Center in Action.”

Birthdays: Bunnell City Commissioner Bill Baxley, born in 1939, is 79. Baxley is the senior-most elected official in Flagler County.

The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast.

The Bunnell Elementary PTO meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school cafe.

Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $55. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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:

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., inert.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., inert.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., live.

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: CVS Pharmacy, 5151 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Daytona State College Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Integra Woods Apartments, 1000 Integra Woods Boulevard, Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: CareerSource, 20 Airport Road, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: St. Elizabeth Enn Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: Panera Bread, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 1 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, 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:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Unveils New Sex Offender Registry: FDLE unveiled Florida’s updated Sex Offender Registry improving ease of use for citizens and making the webpage mobile friendly. The new look makes it easier for citizens to search for offenders by name, living in neighborhoods, and on college campuses. Reporters and citizens can also access Florida sex offender laws, safety tips and other state registries. The link to the newly designed registry is here.

Dune Walkovers Update in Flagler Beach: The estimated timeline below reflects the schedule of work necessary for replacement of Dune Walkovers at the following specific locations: 13th Street South, 15th Street South, 17th Street South, North 20th Street and North 22nd Street. Please remember the estimated timeline is dynamic and may be subject to change: Permits for replacement of the aforementioned Dune Crossovers have provided to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and are currently being reviewed. South of SR100: Pile driving operations for the three (3) replacement Dune Walkovers South of SR100, (13th, 15th and 17th Streets South) is scheduled to occur between April 12th and April 21st. Above ground construction (deck, bracing, railings, steps, etc.) of the Dune Walkovers is scheduled for April 23rd through May 25th . North of SR100: Pile driving operations for the two (2) replacement Dune Walkovers North of SR100, (North 20th and North 22nd Streets) is scheduled to occur between April 23rd and April 30th. Above ground construction (deck, bracing, railings, steps, etc.) of the Dune Walkovers is scheduled for May 29th through June 15th . “As a City, the replacement of Dune Walkovers that were destroyed by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma has been a priority and a lot of hard work has been put in to make this a reality” said City Manager, Larry Newsom. Mr. Newsom concluded by stating “I’m proud of the work that’s been done so far and we’re looking forward to these five (5) Dune Walkovers being replaced and re-opened to the public in mid-June”. If there’s any updated information with regards to the estimated timeline, a Public Service Announcement will be released.

Summer Camps:

ag museum campsAt the Florida Agricultural Museum: Our two new Fantastic Summer Camp Programs with Cathy Tallacksen, Instructor. Pioneer Life Ways, and Native American Traditions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, four sessions available, $200 per week. Sibling discount, $175. Hurry and sign your child up HERE: https://form.jotform.com/80727305907964 and click here to see the full poster.

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.

SCOTT MAKES ‘BIG’ ANNOUNCEMENT: Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce that he will run this year against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Scott tweeted recently that he will make a “big announcement” Monday, though he did not provide details.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

The following is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.
Cats and Dogs Looking for Homes is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.

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

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of April 6, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/week-in-review-april6-20181.pdf

Road and Interstate Construction:


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1 Response for “Monday Briefing: Grand Champ Ava Hutten, 9, Bill Baxley at 79, New Sex Offender Registry, Dune Walkovers”

  1. Pogo says:

    @There goes crooked ricky again

    Tell crooked ricky never again:

    “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.

    SCOTT MAKES ‘BIG’ ANNOUNCEMENT: Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce that he will run this year against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Scott tweeted recently that he will make a “big announcement” Monday, though he did not provide details.”

    Concerned citizens of Florida ought to plaster crooked ricky “never again” unwanted posters on every dumpster and garbage can in the state. Hopefully, aspiring art students and artists will submit samples of a crooked ricky “never again” unwanted here poster to social media – all media – as soon as possible.

    Act like the future depends on it. It does.

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