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Tuesday Briefing: Buddy Taylor Middle’s New Principal, School Vouchers, Food Truck Tuesday, Heat Index to 103

| July 17, 2018

Buddy Taylor Middle School's new principal, Bobby Bossardet.

Buddy Taylor Middle School has a new principal: Bobby Bossardet, who is being promoted from assistant principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School, and who replaces John Fanelli, who has joined the District team to work with Student and Community Engagement. ‘“I want to bring out the full potential of all our staff and students,’ Bossardet said. ‘Buddy Taylor Middle School sits in the heart of Flagler County. So many of our community leaders have walked those halls. Bossardet is a 1999 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. While there, he was a state championship wrestler. He attended Carson Newman College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Exceptionalities in 2003. He earned his Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. Over the past 14 years, Bossardet has taught, coached and been a part of the administration at Flagler Palm Coast High School. He begins immediately.

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Heat index readings 99 to 103. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 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: 168
The OED’s Word of the Day: fluonomist, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Just as Mr. Trump flouted the most deeply held traditions of the American presidency in equating the torch-wielding white nationalist marchers and the activists who fought them last summer in Virginia, he shredded all the accepted conventions in Finland of how a president should conduct himself abroad. Rather than defend the United States against those who would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions. Rather than challenge Mr. Putin, an adversary with a well-documented record of wrongdoing against the United States, he praised him without reservation.”

–From a New York Times story today.

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.

Palm Coast Budget: The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center to discuss the city’s general fund budget for next year. As always, City Manager Jim Landon’s administration has not posted the proposed budget on the city’s website for public perusal prior to the meeting, as other local governments always do. The council also meets in a regular session.

Quarterly Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group Meeting, 10 a.m., FPL Flagler Service Center, 5910 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast. Topics to be covered include: Final approval of the HMGP project list for Irma projects, Community Rating System (CRS) updates and next steps, Upcoming funding programs, Ongoing project updates, General mitigation updates. Free and open to the public.

Vouchers’ effects on local schools: The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. on the third floor of the Government Services Building, then in a meeting at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members will hear a presentation on the year’s school grades (the district rated a B), and will discuss the effects of the new so-called “hope” scholarship voucher program on the district. At the evening meeting, board members are expected to approve advertising next year’s school property tax rate.

Flagler County Historic Bus Tour, 9:30 a.m. starting from Holden House Museum in Bunnell, 204 East Moody Blvd. Discover the many historic and interesting sites in Flagler County on this one hundred mile bus tour led by local historian Bill Ryan. Relax and cool off on a comfortable air conditioned bus while uncovering the hidden history of Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m., include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours begin at Holden House Museum in Bunnell. There is ample parking here on West Side lot of Holden House Museum. West side is towards US1. Please park on the west side of Holden House. You should arrive in the parking lot between 9:30 for check-in. There is a briefing at the History Annex (Behind Holden House) The tour will depart promptly at 10:00 in an air conditioned Flagler Transport bus. Tours will depart promptly at 10 a.m. and include a lunch stop at the historic Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant (lunch not included in tour price) and normally return to Holden House approximately 2:30 p.m. Tours are normally scheduled once each month, and are subject to availability. There is a fee of $20.00 per person. Planned comfort stops are scheduled. These tours are becoming very popular and reservations are required. Please call 386-439-5003 to make reservations.

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. Join us to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month! This month featuring BMX Trickstars back for a second year. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Live Bombing
  • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Live Bombing

During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.

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

  • Tuesday: McDonald’s, 5190 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Flagler Department of Health, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd., Bunnell, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: Palm Coast Fire Department Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: Epic Theaters in Town Center, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Epic Theaters in Town Center, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, 1 to 6 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:

Nightly lane closures on Florida Park Drive to begin Monday, July 16 and continuing until Friday night, July 20. The Palm Coast Utility Department will be closing one lane of Florida Park Drive — a segment at a time – from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly to allow for lining of the sanitary sewer system. The project will be done in rotating segments all along Florida Park Drive. Traffic control will be provided.

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.

BOND RATES ANALYZED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss bond rates in the Public Education Capital Outlay program. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

COURT HEARS SLOT MACHINE DISPUTE: The 1st District Court of Appeal will hear arguments in a dispute about whether certain electronic games played in bars and other establishments are illegal slot machines. Gator Coin II, Inc. and Blue Sky Games went to the appeals court last year after a Leon County circuit judge ruled that the disputed games, known as “pre-reveal” games, are effectively slot machines. The businesses sued the state after investigators with the Division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms alleged the machines were illegal. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper originally sided with the businesses, finding that the machines didn’t violate prohibitions against slots because the games include a “preview” feature advising players of the outcome “before the player commits any money to the game by activating the ‘play’ button.” But Cooper later reversed himself, agreeing with testimony that people pay to play losing games with the hopes of winning in subsequent games. State lawmakers have debated the games but have not clarified the legal questions. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

SCOTT DISCLOSURE FIGHT GOES TO APPEALS COURT: The 1st District Court of Appeal will hear arguments in a dispute about whether Gov. Rick Scott has properly complied with the state’s financial-disclosure requirements. Tallahassee attorney Donald Hinkle filed a lawsuit last year alleging that Scott has not complied with the state’s “Sunshine Amendment,” which requires elected officials to disclose details of their personal finances. The allegations focus, at least in part, on Scott’s use of a blind trust. Scott’s attorneys sought to dismiss the case, arguing that such financial-disclosure issues should be heard by the Florida Commission on Ethics. But Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers in February refused to dismiss the lawsuit, prompting Scott’s attorneys to go to the appeals court to try to block Gievers from moving forward with the case. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

PSC CHOICES NARROWED: The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council will interview a short list of candidates for two seats on the Public Service Commission. After the interviews, the council is expected to send the names of nominees to Gov. Rick Scott. Among those who will be interviewed are Public Service Commission members Julie Brown and Gary Clark, who are seeking reappointment to four-year terms. The current terms of Brown and Clark expire in January. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport, 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando.)

A1A RESURFACING AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation District 2 will present information about a project to resurface a portion of Florida A1A in Nassau County, with the project also expected to involve repairing curbs, medians and sidewalks. (Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Fernandina 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 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.
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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 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.

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 July 6, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda

Beethoven : Piano concerto No.3 Performed by Alice Sara Ott at the Piano

The pianist Alice Sara Ott plays the Piano Concerto No.3 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mikko Franck. Live recording on January 27, 2018 in the auditorium of Radio France.

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