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| April 30, 2018

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In anticipation of last weekend’s prom, The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and JAXImpact gave two separate presentations to students at Flagler Palm Coast High School last week about the importance of driving responsibly. Lead by Carl Harms, the presentation focused on making seniors aware of the dangers and potentially fatal outcome of driving impaired. Students heard real-life accounts from parents of teens killed as a direct result of a DUI crash. Afterwards students were invited to observe a real DUI crash car and the Sheriff Taxi Car. For more information on the JAXImpact program please visit http://www.jaximpact.org.

Today:: Unbearably pleasant if you have to work in a cubicle: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 60. East 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 Index: 69
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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“Illness is, rather, a debasement–indeed, a painful debasement of humanity, injurious to the very concept itself. And although one may tend and nurse illness in the individual case, to honor it intellectually is an aberration.”

–From Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain” (1924).

Previously:

Lord Farquaad’s compensations | Parkman’s Mountains | Millennial job interview | Ideality of art | Man’s contradictions | Lure of coercion | Clarissa | Conversations with women | Jackie Robinson’s anthem | Ephemeral happiness | Mann’s Irony | Shaw’s Theater | Reason | Kiss of death | Brennan to Trump’s narcissism | 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

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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.

The Bunnell City Commission holds a special meeting at 8 a.m. to set the salary of its Acting City Manager, Tom Foster (previously, the police chief), name Matthew Mortimer the acting police chief, and set the parameters of its search for a new city manager in the wake of its firing of Dan Davis. City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard.

Rubio Mobile Office Hours in Palm Coast: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours in Flagler, starting at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Main Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W., and at 1 p.m., St. Johns County Council on Aging Riverhouse, 180 Marine St., St. Augustine.

Florida Park Drive Lane Closures: The City of Palm Coast Utility Department will be performing underground utility work along Florida Park Drive, from Palm Harbor Parkway to Palm Coast Parkway, starting Monday, April 30, and continuing for two weeks through May 11. All work will start at 10 p.m. each night and end at 6:30 the next morning. During this time, one lane of the section where the work is taking place that night – about 400 feet – will be closed. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. For more information, call Utility Supervisor Ralph Hand at 386-986-2380.

Nelson v. Scott and the U.S. Senate in the Balance: One of the highest-profile races in the country will formally start during the coming week when U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and his challenger, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, qualify for the November ballot. The outcome of the race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate, which means it will get a lot of attention outside of Florida. Qualifying will start Monday and continue until Friday for candidates in congressional, judicial, state-attorney and public-defender races. Along with the U.S. Senate race, attention will focus on four U.S. House races to replace Republicans who decided against seeking re-election. Qualifying for other races on the November ballot will take place in June.

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

  • Monday: Walmart, 274 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Drive, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Walmart, 274 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 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, April 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 14
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:

The Online auction to benefit the G.W. Carver Center in Bunnell is now open. Art Work, Local Experiences, Restaurant Gift Cards, Baskets, FCYC Summer Camp Registration & Trip Specials, Window Cleaning, Kayaking Tour, Furniture, World Wide Time Share, Camping Rentals, and the list goes on and on. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to go back into the development of the Carver Center. The Flagler County School Board and Flagler County Government have both owned and managed the facility over the years. Due to budgetary constraints it appeared it would be necessary to close the facility in 2010. A coalition was born to save the Gym and restore it as a community center. Our foundation was created to serve this facility with grant funding and equipment/supply needs. In order to participate in this auction you must register for a bidder account here. On the last day of the auction if a bidder submits a bid in the last 3 minutes before auction closes that item will extend for another 3 minutes and that process will repeat for up to a half hour the official close. Go bid here. If you have any questions please contact us via email at auction@carverfoundation.org

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.

SECURITY POLICY ISSUES DISCUSSED: Officials from the Trump, Obama and George W. Bush administrations will speak at the 2018 Hemispheric Security Conference, hosted by Florida International University and the U.S. Army War College. Topics are expected to include U.S. security policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean and issues in Venezuela. (Monday, 8:30 a.m., Florida International University, Graham Center Ballroom, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.)

FOP HONORS FALLEN OFFICERS: The Florida Fraternal Order of Police will hold an annual parade and ceremony to honor fallen officers. (Monday, parade starts at 9:15 a.m., followed by ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Capitol.)

DEUTCH VISITS SCHOOL AUTISM PROGRAM: U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., will visit Liberty Elementary School in Broward County to meet with students in the school’s Autism Special Program and Ambassadors for Autism Club. The school has five classrooms of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. (Monday, 9:15 a.m., Liberty Elementary School, 2450 Banks Road, Margate.)

CRIST TAKES PART IN LOCKHEED MARTIN EVENT: U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., will be on hand as Lockheed Martin opens a new assembly facility to further support F-35 Lightning II production in Pinellas Park, with the expected creation of more than 80 jobs by mid-2019. (Monday, 10:30 a.m. Lockheed Martin Pinellas Park, 300 28th St. North, Pinellas Park.)

PUTNAM APPEARS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY: Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is slated to speak during a meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. (11:45 a.m., Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)

QUALIFYING STARTS IN CONGRESSIONAL, COURTS RACES: A qualifying period will start at noon Monday for candidates in this year’s races for U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, judicial seats and state-attorney and public-defender posts. The qualifying period will end at noon Friday.

SHERIFFS HONOR FALLEN OFFICERS: The Florida Sheriffs Association will hold an annual memorial ceremony to honor officers who have died in the line of duty. The event will include honoring Orange County Deputy Norman Lewis, Hardee County Deputy Sheriff Julie Bridges, St. Lucie County Capt. Charlie Scavuzzo and Broward County Deputy Michael Ryan. State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is slated to take part in the event. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., memorial wall at the Florida Sheriffs Association headquarters, 2617 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)

COSTELLO HOLDS MEET AND GREET: Former state Rep. Fred Costello, an Ormond Beach Republican running this year in Congressional District 6, will hold a meet-and-greet event in Volusia County. (Monday, 5 p.m., Breakaway Trails clubhouse, 16 Breakaway Trail, Ormond Beach.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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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 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.
April 22-28: The 16th annual Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach's beach. Over the years, the event has steadily grown in size and scope. Since 2012, Jeep Beach has donated over $1.5 million to local charities. Past recipients include, Boys & Girls Club of Volusia & Flagler County, Childhood Cancer Foundation, NASCAR Foundation, Mission 22 and over 100 other local charities.
April 23: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. The Choral Union's program is entitled "Embracing Beauty: Envisioning the Future." Stetson’s largest choral group, comprised of both students and community members, perform an evening of works by living composers: Cecilia McDowall, Jocelyn Hagen, Joan Szymko Paul Basler, Daniel Kallman, Wayland Rogers, Mack Wilberg and Carly Simon. School of music professors Boyd Jones and Hannah Sun collaborate on organ and piano, respectively. The Young Singers of Stetson's Community School of Music, conducted by Amanda Sali, are also featured. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall Note: The venue has changed from the original 2018-2019 concert series calendar. 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 24: The Flagler County school district's Education Foundation and Matanzas High School mark the opening of the Matanzas Law and Justice Flagship program, with the unveiling of a mock courtroom b uilt by the school's construction flagship, at 10:30 a.m. at Matanzas, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
April 24: 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 24: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. The Stetson University Jazz Ensemble is back on the Athens Theatre’s stage with a concert focusing on the creative talent of several of our musicians, especially our graduating seniors. Selections for this eclectic evening of jazz range from the traditional big band stylings of Count Basie to the ever-exciting swing of The Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, with some fresh takes on classic songs thrown in. The journey also includes works that push the boundaries of big band jazz from some of today’s best contemporary jazz composers. Athens Theatre, DeLand, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 24: The Flagler Chamber hosts a Common Ground Breakfast featuring journalism and media, with panelists David Ayres of WNZF/Flagler Broadcasting, Brian McMillan of the Palm Coast Observer, Pierre Tristam of FlaglerLive, and a representative, yet to be named, from the News-Journal. Check in at 7:30 a.m., event at 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Dr. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. Walk-ups are no longer accepted. To book a seat, contact Heather Edwards at the Chamber, heather@flaglerchamber.org.
April 26-27: Flagler Sportfishing Club hosts its 23rd Annual Spring Classic Tournament. Over 120 anglers will be vying for over $8,000 in cash prizes and merchandise to catch Redfish, Trout and Flounder. Proceeds from the Annual Tournament benefit the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 86. The event kicks off on Friday with a silent auction and registration opening at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Front Grille, at 2444 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., in Flagler Beach. There is a mandatory captain’s meeting that night at 7 p.m. The weigh-in will be held at Hidden Treasure, 820 Moody Lane in Flagler Beach on April 27, 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
April 26: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor. Mozart’s late concert aria “Per questa bella mano” written in March 1791 brings two faculty bass professors to the stage of Lee Chapel. Chadley Ballantyne sings the part written for Franz Gerl, the first Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte” and Michael Hill plays the virtuoso solo string bass part. The program opens with Wagner’s stirring Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” an opera set in the beautiful medieval town in central Germany and closes with Shostakovich’s fifth Symphony, composed in 1937 and seen by some as an autobiographical work. The composer described its theme as “the making of a man.” Having come under criticism of his fourth symphony, which in Stalin’s Soviet Union could be a death sentence, he described it as a step forward in his symphonic development and the powerful last movement as an answer to questions posed by the first three movements. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 27: earth day washington squareThe Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is hosting an Earth Day celebration and festival at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying nature. Experience beautiful gardens, live music, and children's performances at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Environmentally oriented exhibitors will be on hand as well as various vendors. The extensive park plant bench will be selling a wide variety of Florida friendly plants for you to plant in your garden. Several nature programs will help inform you about Florida fauna including a presentation on how to use native plants in your garden. A kids section with live animals will be featured. Local musicians Remedy Tree and Sam Pacetti will perform, as well as Flagler County school singers and dancers. Refreshments will be available. Park admission fees apply. Fees are as follows: $5 per carload. Click on the image to the right to see the larger poster.
April 27: The Palm Coast Fire Department hosts Touch-a-Truck, a free community event at Wadsworth Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The event will take place in the parking lot at the school, 4550 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast, immediately following the Wadsworth Elementary Panther 5K. The theme of the event is: See, Touch, Explore and Honk. There will be a static display of emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. Participating partners include: the Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue, Florida Forestry Service, Bunnell District, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol Palm Coast Public Works, Cline Construction, Rogers Towing, and others.
April 27-28: Community Cats of Palm Coast holds its annual spring yard sale. Donations are needed, and can be dropped off at any time without prior arrangement at the yard sale site, 17 Fernham Lane in Palm Coast, just off Florida Park Drive. Items can be left safely on the cement porch. Or for a pickup, email us or call/text 386-237-7690. Anything but heavy furniture. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
April 27: Stetson Percussion Ensemble, Dan Johnson, director. This semester's percussion concert features chamber ensemble pieces comprised exclusively of duets, trios and quartets. The program contains mostly new compositions with a wide variety of instrumentation and intensity. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 27: Stetson University Concert Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor. Please join us for another evening of musical variety as the newly established Concert Band presents its final performance this academic year. The concert includes well known works by Anton Bruckner, Edwin Franko Goldman, Robert Jager and William Latham as well as a few surprises. The performance concludes with David Maslanka’s short symphony for wind band, “Give Us This Day.” 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 28: aclu florida logoThe ACLU's Volusia/Flagler Chapter's 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will honor recipients of the Bob Stevenson Award for Outstanding Service: Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections and Lisa Lewis, Volusia County Supervisor of Election, for their work helping returning citizens register to vote after Voting Restoration Amendment 4 went into effect in Florida. Micah Kubic, ACLU of Florida Executive Director, will speak on how you can get involved with the ACLU in our local community. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at 6:45 p.m., Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
April 28: Oh. . .That Little Black Dress Fundraising Event: The GAL7 Foundation, Inc. invites you to grab that Little Black Dress and join us as we mix and mingle for a great cause. Watch your Little Black Dress transformed with accessories from Chez Jacqueline, participate in silent auctions, raffles and enjoy the wine bar and champagne raffle. We will also have vendor tables with make-up, nail art, a hair stylist and much more. Join us for an evening of fun! The GAL7 Foundation is a non-profit organization which exists to meet the needs (basic, emergency and enrichment/inclusion) of children in foster care in Florida's Judicial Circuit Court Seven. This includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. The benefit will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom at Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr. Palm Coast. Tickets are $50 and include free valet parking, a chance to win 5 elegant door prizes and a buffet of heavy Hors d'oeuvres. Get your tickets here.
April 28: Stetson Brass Ensembles. The Brass Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, performs Introduction to Act III of “Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner and “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus” by Anton Bruckner. The Horn Ensemble, directed by Kathy Thomas, presents Steven Mahpar’s arrangement of “Shenandoah.” The Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Ryan Sorenson, plays an arrangement from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini. The Trombone Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, features 2003 Stetson alumnus, Jason Robins on several selections for solo trombone and trombone ensemble. Robins serves as the second trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Tom Macklin, also performs several works during the performance. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 29: FYOFlagler Youth Orchestra's year-end Take a Bow Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its final concert of the 2018-19 season on Monday, April 29th, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Conductor Sue Cryan and fellow teachers of the FYO will lead five orchestras with 375 string musicians — a cross-section of public, private and homeschooled students. The program includes music by Mozart, Freddie Mercury and much more. Adult tickets are $8 with $1 from each ticket going to the Auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund, and children 17 and under are $3. The orchestra’s proceeds help underwrite instrument scholarships and repairs, teaching staff and concert productions. The Flagler Youth Orchestra is made possible by the Flagler County School District, with the support of the Friends of the Youth Orchestra, whose sole mission is to provide free music education after school to all Flagler children with a desire to play an instrument. Book here.




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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of April 27, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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