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Wednesday Briefing: Canvassing Board, Turtle Talk at Gamble Rogers, 3 Days Left For Shots

| August 15, 2018

Not often you see mountains in Palm Coast's horizons. Palm Coast resident David Royall took this shot on Aug. 12, writing: 'It looks like a small mountain in the distance. But, this is coastal Florida, and that mountain is moving.' (c David Royall)

Not often you see mountains in Palm Coast’s horizons. Palm Coast resident David Royall, a retired air traffic controller who’s seen his share of roiling skies, took this shot on Aug. 12, writing: ‘It looks like a small mountain in the distance. But, this is coastal Florida, and that mountain is moving.’ (c David Royall)

Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 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: 75
The OED’s Word of the Day: mensk, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Every one who seeks instruction on this point can look at Venice, Madrid, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rome; all places which were formerly resplendent with mighty powers and are now destroyed by the infiltrating littleness which gradually attained the highest eminence. When the day of struggle came, all was found rotten, the State succumbed to a weak attack. To worship the fool who succeeds, and not to grieve over the fall of an able man is the result of our melancholy education, of our manners and customs which drive men of intellect into disgust, and genius to despair.”

–From Balzac’s “Bureaucracy” (1843).

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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.

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Road closures in Palm Coast: The temporarily closed section of Pritchard Lane – between Providence Lane and Prince Eric Lane – will remain closed through Aug. 17. A detour is in place. The temporarily closed section of Florida Park Drive – from Forest Hill Drive to Flarestone Court – will remain closed for about two more weeks as an emergency repair to a City of Palm Coast sewer pipe continues. A detour is in place.

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: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.

The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center, then at 6:30 p.m. for a workshop. At the 5:30 meeting, the board will consider allowing parking canopies instead of garages in apartment complexes in the urban core of Town Center.

The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.

turtle talk gamble rogersTurtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey: Join a park ranger at 10 am for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles’ life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in “the Real Florida!” Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. The program is free with $5 park admission: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Any questions, call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086.

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:

  • Tuesday: Flagler Animal Hospital: 130 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Carraba’s, 160 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: AT&T, 5180 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Panera, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 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 25-26
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 25
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 25
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 25
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 25
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 25
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 25
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:

Interested in volunteering as an usher at the Flagler Playhouse? Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the Flagler Playhouse family. Whether seating a young person about to enjoy their first live theatre performance or helping a family of six find seats during opening night excitement, ushers ensure that the Flagler Playhouse patrons enjoy the very best experience possible during their time with us. They are also responsible for serving concessions during intermission. Ushers are needed for all performances. Ushers should arrive 1 to 2 hours before show times and should expect to remain through intermission with two staying throughout the entire performance. Ushering is a two to four hour time commitment per performance. If you’re interested, leave a message at the box office, 386-586-0773.

Flagler Chamber Welcomes Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, as its newest Benefactor Member: Benefactors are the highest level of the Flagler Chamber’s membership structure, and, in this capacity, Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, PL joins four other benefactors: Florida Hospital Flagler, Hammock Beach Resort, S.E. Cline Construction, Inc. and VyStar Credit Union. “Our benefactors make it possible for us to expand and promote the value-added benefits, products and services that the Chamber offers,” said Jorge Gutierrez, president of the Flagler County Chamber. “In exchange for their investment, benefactors receive a customized package of benefits that include top-level promotion and recognition at events and programs. Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, PL has been an outstanding partner over the years, and Michael Chiumento III served as Chairman of the Flagler County Chamber board of directors in 2010. We are delighted to welcome them to this distinguished and generous group of Chamber supporters.” Michael Chiumento III, Managing Partner states, “Becoming a Benefactor Partner reflects our law firm’s 45-year commitment to support the Chamber’s important work for the local business community. We look forward to working with the Chamber to help our businesses in Flagler County continue to thrive and grow.”

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.

EDUCATION BOARD MEETS: The State Board of Education will meet in Orange County and discuss issues such as turnaround option plans for schools in DeSoto and Marion counties. After the meeting, board members will take part in a workshop focused on issues such as the Department of Education’s strategic plan and budget. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Renaissance Orlando Airport, 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando.)

PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will consider numerous parole cases from across the state. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

GUBERNATORIAL FORUM HELD IN BROWARD: The Florida League of Mayors, in coordination with the Florida League of Cities and Leadership Forum, will hold a forum for gubernatorial candidates. (Wednesday 2 p.m., The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Dr., Hollywood.)

 

—-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 26: Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a "business town hall" meeting for Flagler Beach businesses to, in his words, "unify businesses to have a strong voice" and "combine marketing efforts." The meeting is at 3 p.m. at Key West Eats, 1112 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach.
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 27: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss climat change and sea level rise.
June 27: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. The commission will get the annual update from the Flagler County Health Department's Gretchen Smith, and will consider a resolution providing for a temporary limited exception to the prohibition against signs being placed within public rights of way within designated areas of the city uniquely impacted by the SR A1A project. The commission will also discuss amendments to its murals ordinance, and an ordinance increasing Municipal Business Tax rates by not more than five percent.
June 27: pabloAnother unveiling of the latest turtle sculpture to be added to the Turtle Trail: "PABLO" has been a work in progress this school year by the Flagler Palm Coast High School art club in collaboration with students from Old Kings Elementary School, the Marine Sciences flagship school for Flagler County. It will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at Old Kings Elementary School, 301 Old Kings Road South. Pablo's sponsor is Palm Coast Arts Foundation Trustee G. Lindsey Florence.
June 28: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. See the full agenda here.
June 28: The Flagler County School Board meets in a special session to financially close out the year at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 28: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, starting at 9 a.m., South 6th Street on the Beach.
June 28: "Opry Reunion" debuts. This family style variety show features cast members of Daytona Opry, Downtown Opry and a few new entertainers. Linda Cole, Firecrackers, Michael Leone (Elvis), Eddie Davis, Kaitlyn Kent and Michele Marie will return. Each show will also feature a special guest or two. Bring your family to this high energy variety show, similar to the shows in Branson and Myrtle Beach. This show features classic standards from Gospel, Country, R&B, Motown & much more. Opry Reunion is at Oceanside Inn 1909 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. Showtime is 8 PM and doors open at 7:30 PM. Reserved tickets are $20. A VIP table (comfortably seats 8) is $150. Call (386) 307-0922 for ticket information.
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.
June 29: trish vevera"Transitions: The Art of Trish Vevera, Past and Present," opens at Berkshire Hathaway with a free reception at 6 p.m. The show is curated by Paul Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio. At 101 Palm Coast Parkway, European Village. Vevera is the reigning Flagler County Artist of the Year.
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 2: The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St. The board will consider a new ordinance relating to the protection of gopher tortoises, with new regulations applicable during development activities.
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.
July 6: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 6: World Cup Finals Watch Party: The women's soccer World Cup is here again. Join fellow residents at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, as they watch the finals match to see which country is crowned the best in the world July 7. There will be snacks, giveaways and activities for kids. The event costs $1 per person. The final's kickoff is 11 a.m.
July 8: 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.


For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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2 Responses for “Wednesday Briefing: Canvassing Board, Turtle Talk at Gamble Rogers, 3 Days Left For Shots”

  1. palmcoaster says:

    Lets be wary of a canvassing board were the county manager manages the strings in favor of the county’s current top VIP favorites. Lets be wary of a canvassing board were the county attorney may serve on it again covering up the duly FBOCC chair canvassing ballots and going out to make phone calls. Lets be wary because in this county when candidates win they do it never by a landslide except when former SOE Kimberle Weeks was re-elected to just then be witch hunted for being honest and blow the whistle. Shamefully our taxes are still wasted to prosecute her in court.
    I am asking myself if our ballots will really count now.
    As per Florida Statute 102.141 Manual.:
    2018 Composition of the County Canvassing Board – Section 102.141, FS.
    A. Membership of the board is made up of:
    1. County Court Judge, who shall act as chair
    2. Supervisor of Elections
    3. Chair of the Board of County Commissioners
    4. Alternate County Court Judge (or qualified elector) s. 102.141(1)(e.)1., FS.
    5. Alternate County Commissioner (or qualified elector) s. 102.141(1)(e)2., FS.
    https://www.myfloridaelections.com/portals/fsase/Documents/Conference%20Presentations/2018/2018%20Canv%20Board%20Manual%20FINAL.pdf

    Then what is our county attorney doing in our canvassing boards meetigs in the past if not still now? And why was the county manager secretary doing taking minutes of the canvassing board meetings other than documented by the SOE as is her duty?

  2. palmcoaster says:

    Thank you Mr David Royall for that great photo…really looks like mountains back there.

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