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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.

Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 70. North winds 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast 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.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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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, 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:

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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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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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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