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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
The OED’s Word of the Day: rother, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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

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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In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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June 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: Rhonda Harvey, Chief Operating Officer for SMA Healthcare, is the speaker at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast. Harvey will discuss navigating the landscape of behavioral healthcare, addiction and recovery and suicide prevention. Under her direction, SMA served over 26,000 clients in 2018 at fourteen locations in the four county area. $40 for non-members.
June 19: The Flagler Chamber of Commerce and Flagler Beach businesses meet to address short and long-term concerns and solutions to the A1A construction project at 8 a.m at the city commission room, 105 South 2nd Street.
June 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
June 19: Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a Community Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N US Hwy 1, Palm Coast.
June 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.
June 21: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, South 6th Street on the beach, Flagler Beach, starting at 9 a.m.
June 21: Senior Summer Celebration Cookout (Senior Special Event), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cookout at the Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish. Sign up at the front desk with the dish you are bringing. $5/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 21: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG). $1/seniors & youth and $2/adults. More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
June 22: New works by JJ Graham fill the gallery walls for the gallery's monthly event. Celebrate with us during JJ’s birthday month. A gourmet taco bar and drinks are included with the purchase of admission. Our live musical guest is Jake Cox. 6 p.m., 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Admission: $15. Parking: Overflow parking is across the street at the sheriff's operations office.
June 22: Watson Realty Corp. hosts its annual summer kick-off and family fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1410 Palm Coast Parkway, with firefighters, sheriff's deputies offering safety tips, games, food and music.
June 23: Bow Wow Bingo to benefit the Flagler Humane Society, $25 cost includes a fish fry, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
June 24-27: Golf Summer Camp – Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-1 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive, Palm Coast. Learn the game of golf during these fun-filled days of short game, full swing, putting, golf etiquette, sportsmanship, and friendly competition. Open to all skill levels. Lunch, snacks, & drinks included. For ages 6-16 years. $150/week. Deadline to register is June 17. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24-27: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 2) – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4pm. at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Tennis and so much more! Please come with athletic clothes and shoes, swimsuit (for the pool), water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. For ages 6-13 years. $175/week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
June 24: 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.
June 25: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
June 26: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as 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. Facing Grief Together, 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 Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
June 29: First Aid and CPR/AED 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
June 29-20: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 1: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 3: Fireworks in the Park: Kick off your Independence Day celebration one day early July 3. Pack your picnic basket and bring your blanket and chairs to watch the free colorful display at Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave, beginning at 9 p.m. Entertainment and food vendors will begin at 6 p.m. A patriotic ceremony starts at 7 p.m.
July 5: First Friday Garden and Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 10am 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.
July 5-7: midsummer madness"A Midsummer Night's Madness," a summer workshop production at Palm Coast's City Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Book here.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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