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Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, Synchronized Swimming Show, LGBT Pride

| June 1, 2018

What used to be Gay and Lesbian LGBT Pride Month and is now LGBT Pride Month kicks off June 1: look for events near you and show pride--or respect. (Garry Knight)

What used to be Gay and Lesbian LGBT Pride Month and is now LGBT Pride Month kicks off June 1: look for events near you and show pride–or respect. (Garry Knight)

Weekend: Partly cloudy all weekend, with higher chances of showers and thunderstorms Friday than on Saturday and Sunday, highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s. 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: 1
The OED’s Word of the Day: miniard, adj. and n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Lights come and go in the night sky. Men, troubled at last by the things they build, may toss in their sleep and dream bad dreams, or lie awake while the meteors whisper greenly overhead. But nowhere in all space or on a thousand worlds will there be men to share our loneliness. There may be wisdom; there may be power; somewhere across space great instruments, handled by strange, manipulative organs, may stare vainly at our floating cloud rack, their owners yearning as we yearn. Nevertheless, in the nature of life and in the principles of evolution we have had our answer. Of men elsewhere and beyond, there will be none forever.”

–From “Little Men and Flying Saucers,” an essay by Loren Eiseley in “Collected Essays vol. 1.”

Previously:

Roth’s propulsive force | Mislabeling homosexuality | Eden over | Crime and intelligence | All Quiet on the Western Front | Radicalism v. Conservatism | Anais Nin on Gore Vidal | Richard Ford’s schmo | On Ayn Rand | Talent is not enough | Jerusalem grotesque | A Florida governor’s 1865 view of slaves | Intellectual leadership | We are all potential fossils | Liberals and progressives | 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 |

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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.

william-schwarzFriday, in Court: William 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. The sentencing is one of three on Craig’s docket. The other two are for Brittni M. Smith on a conviction for grand theft in a 2016 case and Priate Moore on six charges, including kidnapping, from a 20178 case.

Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes the three applicants who have applied to fill out the six months remaining on Palm Coast City Council ex-member Steven Nobile, who resigned this month: Charles Johnson, Vincent Lyon and Robert Thomasey. The show starts a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on congressional candidate John Ward’s insult to Puerto Ricans.

Friday: Hurricane season starts: The 2018 hurricane season will start Friday and last through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 10 to 16 named storms this year. Of those storms, five to nine are predicted to reach hurricane status, including one to four major hurricanes, which feature sustained winds of 111 mph or higher. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. Last year, the forecast was for 11 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes, of which two to four were expected to become major hurricanes. The busy 2017 season saw 17 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes, with six reaching the major storm status. That included Hurricane Irma, which caused massive damage as it made landfall in the Keys and Collier County and barreled up the state.

Friday through Next Saturday: Sales tax holiday on hurricane supplies: The tax break lasts through June 7. Floridians will be able to buy a wide range of supplies during the period without paying sales taxes. Examples include portable self-powered light sources that cost $20 or less; portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather band radios that cost $50 or less; tarps or other waterproof sheeting the cost $50 or less; ground anchor systems or tie-down kits that cost $50 or less; gas or diesel fuel tanks that cost $25 or less; packages of batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, that cost $30 or less; coolers that cost $30 or less; portable generators that cost $750 or less; and reusable ice that costs $10 or less.

Friday: 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.

Friday: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will hold “mobile” office hours starting at 1 p.m., Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.

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.

First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday: free fishing: The state will hold a “license-free” saltwater fishing weekend. Floridians and visitors will be able to go saltwater fishing without licenses Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday: Synchronized Swimming Show: Come out and watch the Flagler County Synchro Belles perform a beautiful Synchronized Swim Show at Belle Terre Swim & Raquet Club, 73 Patricia Dr. Palm Coast, 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more Information contact 386.385.8611 or email FlaglerCountySynchroBelles@gmail.com.

Sunday: Palm Coast Beachside Brawlers Roller Derby: the Brawlers take on Team Zebra. Doors open at 6. The fun begins at 6:30. Kids under 12 are free. Everyone else is $5. Skate and Shake, 250 N US 1, Ormond Beach.

Sunday through next Saturday: Westside Baptist Church 2018 Vacation Bible School, June 3-8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly, at the church at 3559 canal Ave, Bunnell. Kickoff/Registration is on Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm. For more information call Jill at 386/916-8570, or e-mail pastorderekashford@gmail.com. Kickoff Sunday with free sno-cones, velcro wall, and bounce house for the kids. Then at 5:30 pm we begin our daily adventure through the world of sports, to learn how God equips us all for the game of life. There will be a relevant spiritual message mixed with krafts, music, good food, fellowship, and fun.

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

  • Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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 African American Mentoring Program, founded by former School Board member Jim Guines and John Winston more than a decade ago, held its year-end celebration on May 24 at First Baptist Church of Palm Coast, honoring graduating seniors and the group’s scholarship winners. A total of 164 students enrolled in AAMP’s Boys Program this year. Christopher Johnson, Associate Professor of Economics and the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business was the guest speaker. He spoke of the importance of life-long learning and never giving up. The district’s Jason Wheeler provided the images below.

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Some 164 students and their families were honored at the annual banquet.

Darryl Boyer, an AAMP participant and senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, shared his story.

Darryl Boyer, an AAMP participant and senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, shared his story.

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.

None.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. 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.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level 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. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
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.


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2 Responses for “Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, Synchronized Swimming Show, LGBT Pride”

  1. Pogo says:

    @Sounds right

    “Lights come and go in the night sky. Men, troubled at last by the things they build, may toss in their sleep and dream bad dreams, or lie awake while the meteors whisper greenly overhead. But nowhere in all space or on a thousand worlds will there be men to share our loneliness. There may be wisdom; there may be power; somewhere across space great instruments, handled by strange, manipulative organs, may stare vainly at our floating cloud rack, their owners yearning as we yearn. Nevertheless, in the nature of life and in the principles of evolution we have had our answer. Of men elsewhere and beyond, there will be none forever.”

    –From “Little Men and Flying Saucers,” an essay by Loren Eiseley

    “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ”

    – Someone unique too once said

  2. MizzAugust says:

    Gee, theres a Grand Opening of a Waste Management Treatment center, but could NOT find ONE LGBT PRIDE event, noted for Flagler County. Sad.

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