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Wednesday Briefing: Soccer Coach Pleads Out, Take Back the Night, Commissioner of Agriculture Forum

| April 11, 2018

Sean Stern, the former Palm Coast soccer coach facing five counts of molestation of three children younger than 16,  is scheduled for a plea today. See details below.

Sean Stern, the former Palm Coast soccer coach facing five counts of molestation of three children younger than 16, is scheduled for a plea today. See details below.

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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.

In Court: A hearing is scheduled for a possible plea by Sean Stern, the ex-Professional Sports Pathways Academy in Palm Coast coach arrested in October 2016 on molestation charges. He initially faced two counts of molesting children ages 12 to 16. Three counts were added on Oct. 25, 2017. The counts cite three different children, with incidents in which Stern is alleged to have touched them and or forced or enticed them to touch him. The three additional counts refer to incidents alleged to have taken place before or after school in the academy’s parking lot, which would have been at the old Palm Harbor shopping center (the academy is defunct), in a back room during school, and at Stern’s apartment in Flagler Beach. Each count is a second-degree felony. He has been held at the county jail on $800,000 bond. The hearing is scheduled for 9L:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.

In Court: Jonathan Canales, 30, accused of shooting his wife in the neck in their Mondex home and denying her medical attention in 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial on an aggravated battery with a firearm charge (downgraded from attempted murder) before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse at 1:30 p.m. The case has long been delayed as Canales had previously been determined to be incompetent to stand trial. This hearing has been continued eight times since February 2017. Case 2014CF000956).

The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. Members will hear a presentation on the Youth Behavioral Health Planning Project by Chet Bell and Carrie Baird.

The Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd., Chambers Meeting Room.

Coffee Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 9-10 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. This month: “It’s All About YOU!” with Nicolle Cella. The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and coffee are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. April 9: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Commissioner of Agriculture Forum: Meet and Greet candidates for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, 5 to 9 p.m. at Pine Lakes Golf Club, 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy, Palm Coast, presented by the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee. Forum will include a Q&A. Matt Caldwell, Baxter Troutman and Denise Grimsley have confirmed attendance.

Katie Koestner Take Back the Night: Katie Koestner, founder and executive director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, presents the keynote address at an event designed to empower victims and help end sexual violence and harassment. Stetson University’s Take Back the Night event begins at 8 p.m. in McMahan Hall, 417 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Following the address, attendees will move to Stetson’s Palm Court for a speak out, rally and candlelight moment of reflection. The event is free and open to the public.

Stetson Guitar Ensemble: The Stetson University Guitar Ensemble’s spring recital program will include various combinations of guitars in performances of works by Joaquin Nin, Andrew York, and Francis Kleynjans. Also featured on the program will be Roland Dyens’ Tango en Skai for guitar and string quartet, Mark Houghton’s Guitarchestra for 10 guitars and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre for 10 guitars. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Free admission.

Small Business: Wes Henderson, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Angels Envy, a family-owned and operated distillery based out of Louisville, Ky., is the featured speaker of the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College. The event, free and open to the public, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Henderson’s vision to create a one-of-a-kind beverage with his late father introduced the world to Angel’s Envy. His son, Kyle, would later join them, making Angel’s Envy the work of three generations of Hendersons. As the chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson shepherds Angel’s Envy into the future as the small-batch distillery continues to innovate, grow and craft some of the finest, award-winning whiskeys in the world. During the event, up to three promising students interested in entrepreneurship will each receive a $1,000 L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Scholarship. DSC students, DSC Adult Education students and Volusia or Flagler County high school students who plan to attend DSC are encouraged to apply. To submit scholarship applications, visit DaytonaState.edu/scholarships. For more information, call or email (386) 506-4723, SBDC@DaytonaState.edu.

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:

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 <http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/bear/wise/neighborhood/> 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:

  • 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, July 5-6
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 5
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 5
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 5
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 5
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:

Twenty-four Palm Coast residents graduated this month from the Palm Coast Citizen’s Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 42nd in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about City departments and visiting City Hall, main Fire Station 25, and Water Treatment Plant No. 3. The class also attended a Palm Coast City Council meeting together. City Manager Jim Landon kicked off the Citizen’s Academy with an opening session titled, “Governing the City,” providing background on Palm Coast’s incorporation, City Charter, the Council-Manager form of government, and overall information about the City. Participants in the Citizen’s Academy received an overview on every City department and met City Council members, department directors and many other City employees. Mayor Milissa Holland did a presentation on development projects – both public and private – currently under way in Palm Coast. This session’s graduates were Joseph Benincasa, Martha Butler, Katherine Curtis, Danny Danforth, Sharon Danforth, Lisa D’Andrea, Virginia Elgin, Gertrude Hannah, Bertha Harrison, Ryan Kendall, Emily Kirshaw, William Mania, Cindi Marcuccio, Mike Marcuccio, Tina Mongiardo, Becky Osgood, Tom Osgood, Ketia Silveira, James Smeaton, Sally Smeaton, Betty Wiersma, Dale Wiersma, Debby Winans and Mike Winans. The Citizen’s Academy meets once a week, usually on Monday evenings, for five straight weeks. The course is free and registration is limited to approximately 30 Palm Coast citizens per session. The academy is held three times a year. The next session is already full, but the class starting Sept. 17 has spots available. To register, go to ww.PalmCoastGov.com and search for “Citizen’s Academy.”

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.

PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will hear numerous parole cases from across the state. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

 

—-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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July 18: Collective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, the firefighters' union, and Flagler County government, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Conference Room, third floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd.
July 18: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 18: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 18: The Sons of the American Revolution, Flagler Chapter, present the 2018 EMS Medal & Certificate to Palm Coast Firefighter/EMT Travis Greco at 10 a.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.
July 18: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
July 19: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).
July 19: the Flagler County Chamber and its Flagler Beach Area Council host the annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier) with local food, fun, drinks and live music. “Beach Bash on the Pier,” a Flagler Beach Block Party, is open to all members of the community and beyond. The event is scheduled from 5:30- 7 p.m., rain or shine. Participating chamber members will set up shop on the pier that evening to showcase their goods and services to locals and visitors, while offering giveaways and specials for guests. Your $10 entry fee will get you get you two drink tickets and appetizers while supplies last, plus a great crowd, raffles, 50/50 and the Pot o' Gold drawing at 6:45 p.m.
July 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Hurricane Preparedness” with the Palm Coast Fire Department. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. July 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Dive-In Movies 8 p.m. gates open and 8:30 p.m. movie at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Spider-Man: Homecoming. Admission is $2 adults/$1 children. More info: 386-986-4741.
July 21: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The “Tour” will take riders along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway and back. No registration required. Please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 21: Parks & Rec Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Enjoy a jam-packed day filled with fun for the whole family. Activities include Zumba classes, self-defense classes, group crafts, games, raffles and so much more! There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 23: Matthew Nebitt, 44, of Palm Coast's P Section, goes on trial on eight charges, including three charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and a charge of offense against a police dog, starting with jury selection, before Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, 9 a.m. (Case 2017CF001004)
July 23: Election Candidates' Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI).
July 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.
July 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.
July 27: Florida Hospital Flagler Health Screening Event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, NE. Florida Hospital Flagler, our official Health & Wellness event partner, is offering a FREE health screening event in support of July is Parks and Recreation Month. Services will include, pulse, blood pressure, height/weight, BMI, etc. There is no registration for this event. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 27-29: The Flagler Playhouse features The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition, a production of its summer-camp students, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday bat 2 p.m. (two shows on Saturday). The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
July 30: dante mobleyCircuit Judge Terence Perkins sentences Dante Mobley, a sex offender found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison followed by 10 years' sex-offender probation. He served his sentence, with credit for time served and 15 percent early release for good behavior, but was re-arrested on April 12 on a probation violation. Mobley, 35, a resident of 611 South Bacher Street in Bunnell, generated a series of violations, including losing his $900 court-issued tracking bracelet, a failure to report, and living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather. Mobley has been at the county jail since his re-arrest. The sentencing is at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401.
July 30: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the primary election on Aug. 28.
Aug. 3: Flagler County Drug Court's steering and advisory committee meets at 9 a.m. in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Aug. 3: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. 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. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
Aug. 8-9: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the fourth of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
Aug. 10: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment.
Aug. 10: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 11: Motown Magic is the featured act at the free Midtown Motown Concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from 7 to 9 p.m., with Cypress Pool open for free swimming until 9 p.m. during the concert, at 981 George West Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Parking is available at Cypress Park.
>♦ Aug. 11: joseph colonJoseph Colon, the 34-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Palm Coast resident Savannah DeAngelis, 23, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. pre-trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. DeAngelis overdosed on drugs Colon is accused to have supplied her shortly before her death.
Aug. 15: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
Aug. 17: Sen. John Cronyn, the Texas Republican, is the featured speaker at Flagler County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort. Tickets are $100 until July 11, then $175 per person.

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

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