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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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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


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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, December 14-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 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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Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 17: The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 1 p.m. to talk about adding drones to its arsenal, for public safety and other uses, as well as to talk about wildfire mitigation. See the background material here. The commission meets again at 5 p.m., when commissioners are expected to approve a partnership resolution with One Ocean One Health, an initiative of marineland Dolphin Adventure.
Dec. 17: Bunnell Elementary PTO meeting, 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
: The Flagler Palm Coast High School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 18: The Flagler County NAACP holds a press conference for Flagler Palm Coast High School Teacher Kimberley Lee who was the victim of an alleged assault and possible hate crime by two teenage students. The press conference takes place in front of the Flagler County Courthouse, 1769 E Moody Blvd, Building #1, Bunnell, at 12:05 pm.
Dec. 18: The Emergency Management staff is holding its multi-jurisdictional quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy public meeting to discuss grant funding, ongoing project progress and updates to Community Rating System program implementation efforts. Anybody interested in attending the meeting or wishing to learn more about
mitigation is encouraged to attend or contact the county’s mitigation planner. Flagler County EOC - Training Room A
1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 3, Bunnell, 1 p.m.
Dec. 18: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and again at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting, in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear an update on construction of bathrooms at the Auditorium, and discuss advertising policy changes. At the regular meeting, the board will spotlight its Teachers of the Year, Employees of the Year, Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year.
Dec. 18: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 18: Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street.
Dec. 18: Matanzas High School Winter Concert, Pirate Theater at 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Tourist Development Council's 10 a.m. is cancelled.
Dec. 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Dec. 19: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 3 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Dec. 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Dec. 20: The Bunnell City Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers - Building 3.
Dec. 20: Flagler Palm Coast High School holds its International Baccalaureate diploma ceremony for the Class of 2018 at 6 p.m. in the school's Bistro.
Dec. 20: 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.
Dec. 21: Teacher workday in Flagler County schools, winter break begins for students. School resumes on Monday, Jan. 7.
Dec. 21: Christmas Party with Santa at the Palm Coast Community Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. A new holiday party for residents will begin this season for guests to share a favorite cookie recipe and a fun visit with friends. Refreshments will be served and fees are $5/person.
Dec. 21: Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Beachside, 7 a.m.
Dec. 22: 5K run/walk and block party with local businesses in Flagler Beach, and entertainment from South 2nd Avenue to Daytona Avenue and 5K route. 4 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 26 : 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.
Dec. 29: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 29: The African American Cultural Society is hosting Kwanzaa 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m., at The Cultural Center, 4422 N. US Highway 1, (386) 447-7030. This annual free public festivity of vendors, food and entertainment is partly supported by a cultural arts grant from the City of Palm Coast. Kwanzaa is a celebration of the Nguso Saba, the seven principles for enhancement of family, community and culture. Contact Brenda Andrews for details.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.


Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

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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