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Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, BCC’s Wildcats on Netflix, Tax Holiday, African Fashion Show, Music Festival

| August 3, 2018

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On First Fridays, everyone heads to Flagler Beach starting in early evening. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Friday, Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Friday night: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Saturday and Sunday nights mostly clear, 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: 5
The OED’s Word of the Day: hegemony, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“There is of course a certain innocent amusement to be had from poking fun at cranks. But when cranks acquire the wide popular following that men like [William Hope “Coin”] Harvey had, it may be the better part of sportsmanship to take their agitations, even if not their ideas, seriously.”

–From Richard Hofstadter’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (1965).

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.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: A three-day tax “holiday” for back-to-school shoppers begins Friday. During the holiday, shoppers will be able to avoid paying sales taxes on clothes that cost $60 or less and school supplies that cost $15 or less. Lawmakers approved the tax holiday during this year’s legislative session. See details here.

Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Bob Pickering of Flagler Emergency Management, Chief Mark Strobridge of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, and a representative of the Flagler Gun Club, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on pre-existing conditions.

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.

Friday: Bethune Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats are featured in the Netflix Original Series “Marching Orders,” which starts to air today. Bethune-Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats played the Super Bowl and NFL Pro Bowl and appeared in the movie “Drumline.” See the trailer here.

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

Friday: The Grateful Dead tribute “Uncle John’s Band” performs at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 7 p.m., with Tie-Dye Road opening, in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. General admission for each Friday night is free and VIP tickets (which include a chair) are only $10, plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at Ticketmaster.com, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.

Saturday: cooper the dogSave Cooper Rally: animal advocates assemble at the intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway to rally support for Cooper the dog from 9 to 11 a.m. Cooper is a dog Palm Coast government has ordered killed after Cooper bit and severely injured a man after the dog had already been declared dangerous months earlier in Port Orange. Advocates want the dog’s live preserved and Cooper sent to a refuge for dangerous dogs on the west coast of the state, where his safekeeping is assured. A lawsuit was filed to save the dog. See background stories here and here.

Saturday: 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. Aug. 2. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Saturday: African Fashion Show: The Women’s Day Committee of First (A.M.E.) Church – in a spirit of versatility – will light up the runway in an African Fashion Show at First A.M.E. Church, 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. Contact Jeroline D. McCarthy, 386/446-5759. A $10 donation that will include refreshments for the palate.

Saturday: Flo.wav Music & Arts Festival 2: Featuring over 40 Artists from around Florida on three Stages, $5 per person, food trucks, all ages, all day, Palm Coast’s Town Center at Central Park. See the website: http://www.flowavmusic.com/flowavfest .

Saturday: Yoga on the Beach at Jungle Hut Park: 10 a.m.-11:30, Unroll your mat on the beach with Melissa Byram of Meditation Mama Yoga for an hour of yoga bliss! Join us for a fun and relaxing experience on the beach culminating in an extended savasana with delicious lemongrass essential oil cold cloths! All experience levels welcome! $10 drop in fee, bring your mat, towel, and water, we’ll bring the rest. Jungle Hut Park, 125 Jungle Hut Rd, Palm Coast. Contact Melissa Byram, 904-514-3598.

Through Aug. 17: Florida Department of Health in Flagler is offering free back-to-school immunizations July 30 through August 17. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s immunization record, insurance card, and a photo ID. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The DOH-Flagler is located at 301 Dr, Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. For more information, call 386-437-7350, ext. 7095 or write Gretchen Smith gretchen.smith@flhealth.gov. Click on the flier to the right for a larger view of it.

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

  • Thursday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: Advance America Palm Coast, 800 Belle Terre Parkway Suite 212.
  • Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon 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, November 15-16
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, November 15
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, November 15
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, November 15
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, November 15
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, November 15
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, November 15
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:

Senior energy program money available for air conditioning: Flagler County has a program available for qualified residents who need help with household air conditioning. “The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to help low income households who have at least one member over the age of 60, and who is experiencing a cooling emergency,” said Joe Mayer, director of Community Services. Eligible households may receive one benefit for up to $600 for the cooling season. The money is to make payments to utility companies, to make repairs to equipment like air conditioners, or to otherwise resolve a home cooling crisis. A home cooling crisis exists when one or more of the following conditions apply: the household’s home cooling energy source has been cut off; a household has been notified that its energy source will be cut off; a household has been given notice that their energy bills are past due; or, a household has other problems with a lack of cooling in the home. To receive the assistance, proper documentation including gross income, family size and other factors determine program eligibility. For more information, contact Flagler County Senior Services at 386-586-2324, extension 3621.

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.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through July 27.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission hosts a ribbon-cutting for its new tourist cottages at the Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Road, at 10 a.m. The commission holds a reception for outgoing Commissioner Nate McLaughlin at 3 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission has a scheduled workshop at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell. An agenda has not been posted.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County C9ommission holds oath of office ceremonies for newly elected Commissioners Greg Hansen and Joe Mullins, at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Manual post-audit.
Nov. 20: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn performed by Stetson’s largest choral ensemble with orchestra. 7:30 First Baptist Church, DeLand 725 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Sheriff's Domestic Violence Task Force gathers for its first follow-up meeting since January to discuss successes, challenges and progress, at 10 a.m. in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Flagler County courthouse. There will be updates from the Social Services, Mental health and Medical Services, Education, Faith Based Services and the Criminal Justice Committees.
Nov. 22: Get “Huffin’ N Puffin’ before all the Turkey N Stuffin’” at this year’s Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K, presented by Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation on Thanksgiving morning. This event is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, taking runners and walkers along some of Palm Coast’s most beautiful trails and walkways. The race will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College, 3000 Palm Coast Pkwy SE, Palm Coast, and continue down and along the beautiful waterfront path on the Intracoastal Waterway and back through the tree-lined St. Joe Walkway. A free Kids Fun Run for ages 6 and younger will begin at 8:45 a.m. $25 early-bird registration, through Nov. 12; $35 regular registration (Nov. 13-21), $40 day-of-race registration (cash or check only), starting at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College
$20 for students K-12. Register here: www.palmcoastgov.com/FeettoFeast.
Nov. 23-25: “All things Christmas,” on Black Friday weekend, a fund-raiser for the Nearly New Thrift Store: Holiday table runners, Christmas ornaments and festive items will be on display for sale at the Santa Maria del Mar Church Learning Center on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Learning Center is located at 915 North Central Avenue in Flagler Beach. For more information on the Nearly New Thrift Store, stop by the store or call. 386 439-0071.
Nov. 28-30: Flagler Beach Aviation Days at the Flagler Beach Museum, 207 S. Central Ave, Flagler Beach, three days of free aviation-related events: November 28th is the anniversary date of Charles Lindbergh’s forced landing at the Flagler Beach Airport in 1931. This momentous event, along with the story of Okey & Martha Bevins, famous aviators who operated the beach airport flying school, and the importance of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 5 in Flagler Beach during 1942-43, will be celebrated during the three-day event. Displays will be set up at the museum and the free events will include: November 28, Charles Lindbergh Day. There will be a walking tour to the site of the airport beacon, now the south lot of the Flagler Beach Community Church, and to Betty Steflick Preserve to view the remains of the runways. November 29, Okey and Martha Bevin’s Day. Becky Moses, cousin of Okey, has offered to share memorabilia for display, and will be available to share some family history and talk with attendees. November 30, CAP Day. Tom Duncan will present and discuss a power point presentation of his book, “Forgotten Flyers and Airfields” in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.
Nov. 28: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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. Brady will have information about special grieve services available from Vitas for anybody who will need help during the holiday time and will talk about a special candle lighting ceremony on December 9.
To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Nov. 28: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tours: Flagler Palm Coast High School's aerospace, i3 and teaching academies at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 28: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 North Orange Avenue, Orlando.
Nov. 28: Chanticleer performs at 7 p.m. at the At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. $39 to $69. It's a presentation of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society.
Nov. 29: Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and director for research for the Florida Chamber Foundation, is the Common Grounds breakfast speaker at 8 a.m. He will be providing an update on the Florida 2030 research project of the Florida Chamber Foundation, including how the demographics of Florida are changing the state and how that will affect Florida and Flagler County, and on the state's business climate and how to keep the positive momentum. Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast. Registration required by Nov. 26. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35.
Nov. 29: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville.
Nov. 30, Dec. 2: The Community Chorus of Palm Coast presents its Winter Concert Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Florida Park Drive. Free. Concerts. For additional information contact President Jeff McKay at 386-405-2820 or visit our website. Communitychorusofpalmcoast.com.
Dec. 4: The Flagler County Commission, the Flagler Beach City Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold a Joint Workshop to discuss the 6.25 mile Flagler Beach dune restoration project, at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
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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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, BCC’s Wildcats on Netflix, Tax Holiday, African Fashion Show, Music Festival”

  1. Pogo says:

    @About today’s quote:

    “There is of course a certain innocent amusement to be had from poking fun at cranks. But when cranks acquire the wide popular following that men like [William Hope “Coin”] Harvey had, it may be the better part of sportsmanship to take their agitations, even if not their ideas, seriously.”
    – From Richard Hofstadter’s “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (1965).

    Reminds one:

    “The poor are crazy, the rich just eccentric. – James Shin Hoo”
    – Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game

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