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Tuesday Briefing: Chess on the Porch, Sportsfishing Club, Code of Conduct, Sewer Plant Opening, Road Closure

| June 5, 2018

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What Flagler Emergency Management’s Bob Pickering is describing as a ‘likely downburst’ damaged the building at Johnson Brothers Farm during the June 2 thunderstorm, as seen in this picture by Ed Siarkowicz.

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. West winds around 5 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: 36
The OED’s Word of the Day: memento vivere, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“With all the violence and murder and killings we’ve had in the United States, I think you will agree that we must keep firearms from people who have no business with guns or rifles.”

–Robert Kennedy in 1968, quoted in “What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control,” an October 20, 2017 column by Chris Matthews.

Previously:

Lynchings as terrorism | Man alone | 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.

Road Closure on Florida Park Drive: Palm Coast Public Works Department is planning two temporary road or lane closures as it makes a road repair and replaces a drainage pipe. A segment of Florida Park Drive – from Palm Coast Parkway to Holland Park – will be reduced to one lane of traffic all day Tuesday while a road repair is made. Flagmen and signage will be in place to assist with traffic flow. From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the intersection of Sesame Boulevard and Selma Trail will be closed while a drainage pipe is replaced. A detour will be provided.

Palm Coast holds its monthly animal control hearing at 10 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Board member will discuss next year’s student Code of Conduct. Board members are also expected to reject all bids received for the Corporate One property on Palm Coast Parkway. Ben Osypian, the district’s personnel director, will formally introduce LaShakia Moore as the new principal at Rymfire Elementary and announce the transfers of three assistant principals: Kirianne Bird from Old Kings to Wadsworth Elementary, Stacia Collier from Flagler Palm Coast High to Old Kings, and Cara Cronk from Matanzas High to Buddy Taylor Middle School. The board will also discuss approval of a $2.37 million contract with the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC). Flagler is one of 13 districts in the consortium. NEFEC provides over 45 different services from purchasing to risk management, to data processing, to instructional programs and special projects such as FLDRS (training). Flagler County School District uses many of these services.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will be interviewing the three candidates who have applied to fill Council member Steven Nobile’s seat for the next six months. The council’s choice will be sworn-in later in the meeting. Palm Coast Historical Society will present its new goals.

Flagler Beach’s planning board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Palm Coast hosts a public Grand Opening for its new Wastewater Treatment Plant 2 at 4 p.m. at the new sewer plant on Peavy Grade (west side of U.S. 1, about 2.9 miles north of Palm Coast Parkway and about a half mile south of Matanzas Woods Parkway), with tours. Mayor Milissa Holland, Utility Systems Manager Danny Ashburn and representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and CPH Engineers will make remarks. Wastewater Treatment Plant 2 adds 2 million gallons per day of additional wastewater treatment capacity, which is needed to accommodate growth. At start-up, the plant is treating about 1.5 million gallons of wastewater daily.

Hammock Community Association presents: Emergency Management with Jonathan Lord, Flagler County’s emergency manager, 7:30 p.m., with snacks and socializing at 7 p.m., Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd.

chess on the porch humidorChess 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 5 through July – Adult Sand Volleyball League – Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June 5 through July, games start at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Register as a team for this 4v4 social, sand volleyball team. Ages 18+ Compete for the title of league champions and a $50 voucher off next season. The league includes 7 weeks of matches, up to two matches played per night, refs, and game equipment and prizes. Fees are $240/team through May 20 and $280/team from May 21-30. Register at: www.palmcoastgov.com/register or call 386-986-2323.

flagler sports fishing club logoThe Flagler Sportfishing Club June monthly membership meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. (starting with Quick Tips) at the VFW at 47 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast. Speakers will be discussing night fishing. The Quick Tips speaker will be speaking about how to register your kayak. These are both in preparation for upcoming member’s only tournaments. We will also be holding our Swap & Shop, so feel free to bring your nautical treasures to sell or trade, or just come shop for something new. Contact: Scheyenne Welch at publicity@fcsportfishing.com for more info. www.fcsportfishing.com.

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

  • Thursday: Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Zaxby’s, 180 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Fitness One, 250 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: St. Mark y the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Parkway, 8 a.m. to 1 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:

June 4 through Aug. 3 – Fun in the Sun Summer Camp – Monday-Friday, Palm Coast Parks & Recreation weekly camps from June 4 through Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, with late pick-up available for additional fee. Fun-filled, themed activities such as arts and crafts, stories, recreational games, nature hikes, swimming and special guest presentations are planned for this camp for students in grades K-8 (grade just completed). Campers are eligible for the free lunch program provided by Flagler Schools. Optional field trips for additional fee. Students can be registered for one or multiple weeks. $80/week. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

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.

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ANALYZED: The Education Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to public-school enrollment. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

HURRICANE MATTHEW COSTS EYED: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a proposed settlement agreement stemming from Florida Power & Light’s costs in restoring power after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. FPL and the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, reached the proposed settlement. It would result in a $27.7 million refund to customers. The refund is tied to money FPL charged customers after Matthew caused damage along the East Coast in October 2016. Utilities are typically allowed to recoup costs of restoring power and rebuilding systems after hurricanes and to replenish storm reserves. But they have to return to the Public Service Commission to justify the amounts recovered from customers. FPL collected $322.45 million through the charge, with about $6 million listed in the settlement agreement as “over-recovery” of costs. The remainder of the refund, $21.7 million, is due to an accounting adjustment on the restoration costs. (Tuesday, hearing follows regular Public Service Commission meeting, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

PROCTOR SPEAKS IN VOLUSIA COUNTY: Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, will speak during a Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce event. (Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Daytona Beach International Airport, Dennis McGee Room, 700 Catalina Dr., Daytona Beach.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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.


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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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of May 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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