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Thursday Briefing: Customary Beach Use in Flagler Beach, FPC’s ‘Little Mermaid’ at Auditorium, Stetson’s MA Graduates

| May 10, 2018

It's graduation for 80 graduate students at Stetson University today. See below. (Facebook)

It’s graduation for 80 graduate students at Stetson University today. See below. (Facebook)


Today:: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. 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: 171
The OED’s Word of the Day: plethora, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“I wince when I hear my fellow liberals describe themselves as “progressive,” but not because I believe that the term “liberal” is inherently superior, as Mr. Weiner does. After all, political labels are just shorthand: We use them for convenience, even at the loss of some precision. Rather, what I find objectionable is the naïve belief that liberalism will somehow magically triumph if we just call it something else. […] Indeed, results of the last few elections suggest that liberals should focus on refining their policies rather than on simply relabeling them. Now that would be progress.”

–Fred Cameny of Chapel Hill, N.C., in a letter to the Editor, New York Times, April 30, 2018.

Previously:

Colorblind Constitution | Douglass on Andrew Johnson | Kaepernick | Dictators | Social dislocation | Stupidity and smugness | The Enormous Radio | Illness as aberration | 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

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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 Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will consider approving an ordinance, on first reading, recognizing the right of customary use of the beach by the public, an initiative mirroring county government’s. It is designed to preserve public use of beaches in front of private property in light of a new Florida law that potentially restricts that use.

The three congressional candidates: from left, John Upchurch, Nancy Soderberg and Stephen Sevigny. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

The three congressional candidates: from left, John Upchurch, Nancy Soderberg and Stephen Sevigny. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)

Democrats Stephen Sevigny, Nancy Soderberg and John Upchurch, who are running in Congressional District 6, which includes all of Flagler County, are slated to speak to the Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County. The candidates are seeking to replace Republican Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor. Noon, LPGA Clubhouse, 1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach.

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.

“The Little Mermaid,” a musical, is performed by the Flagler Palm Coast High‘s drama students, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults. Book here. See the preview: “Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians Go Big With ‘Little Mermaid’ and Again Raise Bar For Local Musicals.”

Steve Noll lectures on “The Spanish Legacy of Florida.” Noll, of the University of Florida, will give audiences an opportunity to more fully understand the historical and cultural significance of the early colonial period. As St. Augustine is a city which fully embraces, or known to fully embrace its Spanish heritage, this presentation will only deepen our understanding and appreciation of this historical connection. At the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, 75 King St, St. Augustine, accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, free to museum members and Flagler College students. Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information. This event is part of the Florida Humanities Speakers Series, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

Rymfire Elementary Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

Boz Scaggs, Live at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. Tickets: $59, $49, & $39 plus applicable service charges.

Stetson will confer master’s degrees on 180 graduate students from the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Business Administration in the Edmunds Center, 5-6 p.m., with a reception for students, family and friends in the Edmunds Center immediately following the ceremony. Doors open for guests at 3:45 p.m. The Edmunds Center is at 143 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand. Keynoters are Rachel Faircloth, business, and Lucianna Chixaro Ramos, creative writing. Live streaming of the commencement ceremonies can be seen on Stetson Broadcast Productions. For more information and details on commencement 2018 events, please visit the commencement website.

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

  • Friday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Epic Theatres, Palm Coast’s Town Center, 11 a.m. to 7 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, May 14-15
Sheriff’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Sheriff’s day shift incident reports, May 14
Flagler Beach’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Flagler Beach’s day shift incident reports, May 14
Bunnell police’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Bunnell police’s day shift incident reports, May 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.

DEADLINE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission faces a Thursday deadline for submitting proposed constitutional amendments to Secretary of State Ken Detzner for the November ballot. The commission voted last month to place eight proposals on the ballot.

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

CITRUS CROP UPDATED: With three months left in the growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide its latest forecast for the citrus harvest. The last forecast showed oranges already off one-third from the past growing season, while grapefruit were down nearly a half. (Thursday, noon. The forecast will be posted at nass.usda.gov/fl.)

JUDICIAL CAMPAIGNS AT ISSUE: Forums will be held across the state for judicial candidates to discuss ethical standards in judicial races. The forums are organized by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors in conjunction with trial-court chief judges and the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. (Thursday, 1 p.m., M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 Governmental Center, Pensacola. Also, 1 p.m., Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams St., Jacksonville. Also, 1 p.m., Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 N.W. First Ave., Miami. Also, 1 p.m., George Edgecomb County Courthouse, 800 East Twiggs St., Tampa. Also, 1 p.m., Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.)

UNF GRADUATION RATES ON TABLE: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will take up a series of issues, including a proposal to improve four-year graduation rates. Also, the board will discuss the university’s 2018-2019 budget. (Thursday, 2 p.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.)

DUKE TRANSMISSION LINES DISCUSSED: Duke Energy Florida will hold a public meeting in Polk County about plans to build a new transmission substation at the utility’s Osprey Energy Center and two 230-kilovolt transmission lines. The transmission lines would extend from the Osprey power plant to the utility’s Kathleen substation and Haines City East substation. Duke said the routes of the lines have not been determined. (Thursday, 4 p.m., Northridge Church, 2250 State Road 17 South, Haines City.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Thursday night deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through April 30.

 

—-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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May 24: An early-release day for students in Flagler County schools.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Ralph Santore, of Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, will be speaking, as will several officials from Florida Hospital Flagler, including Kathy Gover, Chief Nursing Officer. Michael Sznapstajler of the Cobb Cole lawfirm will give an update on Brownfields.
May 24: Palm Coast's Beautification Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss landscaping projects on Whiteview and Palm Harbor parkway medians.
May 24: The Flagler County Youth Center is sponsoring the twelfth annual “Spotlight on Flagler Youth” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. The event will crown Flagler County’s Youth Entertainer of the Year in the Senior Division, 9th -12th Grade, Junior Division 6th -8th Grade, and Elementary Division for K-5th grades. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and $3 for students. Additional information, call Cheryl Massaro, Director Flagler County Youth Center, at 386/437-7540, extension 5101.
May 24: Celebrate Pastels with Jan Jackson, a free program at the Flagler County Art League, open to all. You will learn about why the impressionists were so fond of this tactile medium and how it has evolved as a fine arts medium. We're not talking "chalk" here but rather about a beautiful, rich art medium that may have escaped your notice, but will be on your radar screen after this. Jan Jackson is a professional Southwest artist, now residing in Palm Coast. For several years she owned Dreamscapes Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to show her work at galleries in New Mexico. Jan holds degrees in fine Art and Art History and a Masters Degree in Education. Join us for some refreshments and conversation at 6:30.at the league's galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Development Department and Flagler County government host a ground-breaking on a 40,000 square-foot "spec" building to be built by Beutlich Development at that company's expense, with hops of finding one or more companies to fill the space. Beutlich got a $90,000 taxpayer subsidy through the county for the project. The groundbreaking is at 2 p.m. at 7 Otis Stone Hunter Roiad in Bunnell. See: "Flagler Awards $90,000 Subsidy to Company, Secret For Now, to Construct “Spec” Building."
May 24: flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the full agenda and background materials here. Flagler Beach Police Detective Williams, after 23 years with the department, is sworn-out as she goes into retirement. Commissioners will approve a revised evaluation form for their attorney and manager. They are expected to approve a site plan for a new motel parking lot at 1204 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, and discuss the future of the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. Commissioners are also expected to approve, on second reading, an ordinance establishing the customary use of beaches by the public in front of private properties.
May 25: Last day of school in the Flagler County district, and an early-release day.
May 25: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road. Committee chairman Dennis Clark will discuss targeting commercial growth in the Hammock, and the committee will review membership goals, local projects and committee reports. The public is welcome. For information call 386-225-8812 or email ScenicA1A@gmail.com.
May 25-27: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The Lifeguard Certification Class on Friday is from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must be age 15 or older. The $300 fee includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
May 26: Luncheon at the Holden House, hosted by the Flagler County Historical Society, starting at noon, 204 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with a history tralk at 1 p.m. and museum and annex tours at 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sisco Deen, the historian and genealogist, with speak on the history of Bunnell, and historian Bill Ryan will speak on the Flagler area's plantation system in the 17th through the 19th centuries. RSVP to Randy Jaye so the organizers can know how much food and drinks to buy: Call or Text: 407-497-5755, or Email: randyjaye@gmail.com.
May 26: Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedom. Hear your favorite patriotic songs from the Star-Spangled Banner to themes of great branches of our military. It promises to be one of the most inspiring events of the season. Nathan Aspinall, Associate Conductor. 8 p.m., at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
May 28: Memorial Day: government offices, schools and banks are closed.
May 28: Memorial Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast, a tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. Rain location: Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 29: Graduation ceremonies for Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High Schools at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Matanzas is at 3 p.m., FPC at 7 p.m.
May 31:
Jim Tager

Jim Tager. (Flagler Chamber)

Common Ground Breakfast hosted by the Flagler Chamber of Commerce focuses on education in Flagler, with panelists Jim Tager, the school superintendent, Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State College, and Renee Stauffacher, Director of Flagler Technical Institute, starting with registration at 7:30 and breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd
Palm Coast. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. The chamber is no longer accepting walkups. To pre-register, send an email to Heather Edwards at the chamber, at heather@flaglerchamber.org.
May 31: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin and School Board member Andy Dance, both of whom are running for re-election, hold a town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd. in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, at 6 p.m.
June 1: william-schwarzWilliam G. Schwarz, the 54-year-old man facing two DUI manslaughter charges in the death of Kathleen J. Boos, 66, and her brother-in-law Carl Boos, 67, in march 2016, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Schwarz agreed to a plea at the 11th hour on April 16, just before his trial was set to begin.
June 1: Flagler Volunteer Services hosts a Hurricane Preparedness Breakfast and Information Fair at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, with speakers from a variety of different State and Local Agencies sharing information on being prepared as well as a panel discussion. Tickets are $20 including breakfast and disaster preparedness bag. Call the office to get your tickets: 386-597-2950 or email flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com. Email at judyfvs@cfl.rr.com.
June 1: 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.
June 4: The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshops in preparation for the 2018-19 budget, 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
June 5: Chess on the Porch (and backgammon, if you insist): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Last month a 14 year old went undefeated. Come teach him a lesson. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast.
June 6: Emergency responders and PTSD: Nearly two years since the Pulse tragedy, 90.7 WMFE, ProPublica and the Orlando Public Library are hosting an event examining the impact of PTSD in the community. The event, held at the library’s Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, will dive into the way PTSD affects first responders and their families, as well as how the city’s police and fire departments handle the disorder in their ranks and whether Florida’s new bill providing disability benefits for impacted first responders goes far enough to remedy the immense needs. 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of May 4, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Olga Scheps, piano

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