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Weekend Briefing: CPR Class, Get Out the Vote Class, “Benji,” Women’s Hall of Fame, Claude Bolling

| June 15, 2018

world desertification day

Sunday marks the annual World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The United Nations designation ‘is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels,’ according to the UN. See the website.

Weekend: Summery, a bit more unsettled Friday and Saturday with 30 to 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorm, highs in the 90s, a bit calmer Sunday, 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: 19
The OED’s Word of the Day: selfmate, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“And this became a pitfall for life, that men, whether slaves to misfortune or princely power, should have bestowed the incommunicable name on sticks and stones.”

–From the Book of Wisdom, 14:21.



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.

Free For All Fridays on WNZF, Host David Ayres for the first time in the show’s history welcomes Flagler’s five mayors—Milissa Holland of Palm Coast, Linda Provencher of Flagler Beach, Catherine Robinson of Bunnell, Steve Emmett of Beverly Beach and Leslie Babonis of Marineland, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the Trump Administration’s separation of children from undocumented immigrant parents.

First Aid & CPR/AED class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-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 pre-registration required by 9 a.m. June 14. Sign up at More info: or 386-986-2300.

The Flagler County Branch NAACP holds a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mezzanine Conference Room, 1 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. The purpose of this course is to instruct on how you may assist Flagler NAACP during the very important upcoming elections. Help is needed in capacities both great and small. A small lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. Please email Barbara Goss,, or telephone 386-446-4644 for additional information.

Saturday Night Films at Marineland Dolphin Adventure: As part of our “80 Years of Animal Love and Care” celebration every Saturday night in June, we’ll be showing outdoor movies filmed at Marineland. Tonight at 8 p.m.: “Benji.” Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd. St. Augustine. Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children.

World Cup:

  • Friday: Egypt v. Urugway, 8 a.m., FS1; Morocco v. Iran, 11 a.m., Fox; Portugal v. Spain, 2 p.m., Fox.
  • Saturday: France v. Australia, 6 a.m., FS1; Argentina v. Iceland, 9 a.m., Fox; Peru v. Denmark, noon, FS1; Croatia v. Nigeria, 3 p.m., FS1.
  • Sunday: Costa Rica v. Serbia, 8 a.m., Fox; Germany v. Mexico, 11 a.m., FS1; Brazil v. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FS1.

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

  • Friday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A, 10000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 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.



Gov. Scott Selects Three Inductees for Florida Women’s Hall of Fame: Governor Scott chose these three individuals from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. They were considered for their work to make significant improvements in life for women and all citizens of Florida.

 Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, (1920-2001), formerly of Tampa, was an advocate for the arts and the community. Gonzmart attended Julliard School of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music and Science degree. After traveling the country performing music, Gonzmart moved back to Tampa and helped manage the family restaurant, “The Columbia”, which is now the oldest restaurant in Florida. Gonzmart was a community advocate and helped co-found the Latino Scholarship Fund at the University of South Florida. Gonzmart also served three consecutive terms as the President of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce. Gonzmart organized the Ballet Folklorico of Ybor City and the Tampa Symphony Orchestra. Among her many accomplishments, Gonzmart received the Tony Pizzo Award for “Outstanding Citizen of the Year” from the Ybor City Museum Society. She was also awarded the key to the City of Tampa and was honored as “Hispanic Woman of the Year” from Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc.

 Janet Petro, 58, was born in Michigan and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. She also received a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University. Upon graduation, she served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and helicopter pilot. Petro served in various management roles throughout her career, but most notably, as Deputy Director of John F. Kennedy Space center. As the first female Deputy in the history of John F. Kennedy Space Center, Petro manages and executes the Center’s mission. Petro spearheaded many projects and established partnerships that led to more efficient and cost saving practices at the space center. Among her many achievements, she has been honored with the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award.

 Lee Bird Leavengood, 89, was born in Monticello and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in 1950. She moved to Tampa in 1960 and became involved at the University of South Florida as a volunteer, a student, and then an administrator. At the age of 45, Leavengood pursued a master’s degree, became an advocate for “non-traditional students” and served as director of Continuing Education. Leavengood spearheaded senior programs in the greater Tampa Bay area and the creation of the University of South Florida’s Division of Senior programs, now known as the Osher Lifelong Learning Center, serving over 1,500 maturing students. She also served in the first Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women and was a founding director of adult learning at the Tampa Bay History Center. Among her many accomplishments, Leavengood received the Women of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts Council of West Florida, the University of South Florida’s President’s Fellow Medallion, and the Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero award.

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.


JOB FAIRS HELD: CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, home builders and Uber will combine to hold job fairs throughout the state for careers in the manufacturing and construction industries. (Friday, 9 a.m., CareerSource North Florida office, 705 East Base St., Madison. Also, 10 a.m., CareerSource Flagler Volusia, Market Plaza, 846 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Also, 10 a.m., CareerSource Central Florida, 1392 East Vine St., Kissimmee.)

FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT SWORN IN: West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer will be sworn in as president of The Florida Bar during the Bar convention in Orlando. Vero Beach attorney John Stewart will be sworn in as president-elect. (Friday, 9:30 a.m., Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando.)

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release May unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)

JUDGE EYES CONSERVATION FUNDING FIGHT: Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is scheduled to hold a hearing in a long-running legal battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2014 constitutional amendment that required setting aside money for land and water conservation. Environmental groups contend the state has improperly shifted money to other uses, an argument that state officials dispute. Dodson is expected to consider motions for summary judgment. (Friday, 11 a.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

GRAHAM SPEAKS TO TALLAHASSEE CLUB: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham is slated to speak to the Capital Tiger Bay Club. (Friday, 11:30 a.m., Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)

TIGER BAY HOLDS FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC HOPEFULS: The First Coast Tiger Bay Club will hold a forum for Democratic candidates for governor. (Friday, 11:30 a.m., The River Club, 1 Independent Dr., Jacksonville.)


SCOTT, PUTNAM AT CLAY GOP DINNER: Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is running for governor, are expected to take part in the Clay County Republican Party’s Flag Day Dinner. (Saturday, 6 p.m., Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs.)



—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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April 16 : Food Truck Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. More info: or call 386-986-2323.
April 16 : Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Adult $8 Student $6 (highschool and younger). Book here.
April 16 : Stetson Guitar on the Rocks, Featuring solo performances by Stephen Robinson’s guitar students. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 7:30 p.m., free admission.
April 16 : The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Café 101, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach: The Storied History of Chocolate in Daytona Beach. Angell & Phelps has been the standard of quality chocolate in Daytona Beach since 1925. This 93-year-old, family-run company makes the widest selection of delicious, fresh and high-quality handmade chocolates to please all taste. Made on the premises from the finest chocolate beans imported from Africa, take a visual tour of their factory and hear about their fascinating history. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or
April 17: jason altmire tiger bayFlagler Tiger Bay Club Welcomes Jason Altmire, former Pennsylvania Congressman and author of "Dead Center." 11:30 a.m. At the Hammock Dunes Club
30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast. No cost to members, guests and future members, $40. Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, between 2007 and 2013, earning a reputation for his centrist views and bipartisan efforts. He's a business leader and nationally recognized expert on health care. Representing both sides of the aisle, Altmire is lauded by influential thought leaders and colleagues alike, including Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief of The Hill, former Florida Governor Bob Graham, a Democrat, and former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, a Republican. His presentation at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club luncheon, “Leading From the Middle”, will offer insights on returning political discourse back to the days of civility. A limited book sale and signing will follow. Members and guests are cordially invited to visit for registration and details.
April 17: Rockin’ Dolphin Spring Concert Series. Come out and enjoy live music at Marineland There will be live bands playing from noon to 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be onsite with great food for purchase.
April 17 : Stetson Woodwind Ensembles. Join us during an evening of varied and exciting music for clarinet and flute choirs and saxophone ensembles on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. 7:30 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 18: 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, 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.
April 19: Palm Coast government offices are closed in observance of Good Friday. Watch a complete performance of Bach's St. John Passion by the Netherlands Bach Society here.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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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
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

Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of June 8, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Claude Bolling and Hubert Laws on the Johnny Carson Show

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3 Responses for “Weekend Briefing: CPR Class, Get Out the Vote Class, “Benji,” Women’s Hall of Fame, Claude Bolling”

  1. Pogo says:

    @Consider the source

    or at least state it:

    “And this was an occasion to deceive the world: for men, serving either calamity or tyranny, did ascribe unto stones and stocks the incommunicable name.”

    –From the Book of Solomon 14:21, KJV

    Became, in translation:

    “And this became a pitfall for life, that men, whether slaves to misfortune or princely power, should have bestowed the incommunicable name on sticks and stones.”

    –From the Book of Wisdom, 14:21

  2. YankeeExPat says:

    Some Food for Thought, as the mid terms come closer.

    Who will decide midterm elections? Believe it: Catholic women —Orlando Sentinal May 23 2018

  3. Anonymous says:

    These CPR classes should be taught as a courtesy at no cost regularly throughout our community. It would be wise to do this so lives could be saved by so many while waiting on a first responder to arrive or if someone was out fishing or doing something and couldn’t reach a first responder right away. This should be a community service. Open a free class for so many each month for the benefit of the community, not as a means to generate extra revenue….shame on you!

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