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

| June 15, 2018

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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.

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“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.

Previously:

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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.

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 www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com 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, barbara9289@bellsouth.net, 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, July 8-9
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 8
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 8
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:

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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July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: 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 “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: 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 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: 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.
July 22: 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 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: 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.
July 24: 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.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: 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.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: 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 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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

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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

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-catholic-women-control-midterm-elections-20180523-story.html

  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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