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Thursday Briefing: Flagler Kiwanis Marks 10 Years, Heat Index to 103, Matanzas High Football Kickoff, Inspired Mic

| August 16, 2018

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The Flagler County Kiwanis Club celebrates 10 years today. See below.

Today: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 99 to 103. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. South 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: 86
The OED’s Word of the Day: bad, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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““Public discussion is a political duty,” the Supreme Court said in 1964. That discussion must be “uninhibited, robust, and wide-open,” and “may well include vehement, caustic and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.” In 2018, some of the most damaging attacks are coming from government officials. Criticizing the news media — for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong — is entirely right. News reporters and editors are human, and make mistakes. Correcting them is core to our job. But insisting that truths you don’t like are “fake news” is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists the “enemy of the people” is dangerous, period.”

–From a New York Times editorial, Aug. 15, 2018.

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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 Kiwanis Club of Flagler County marks its 10th Anniversary with a celebration at 4 p.m. at Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 S Old Kings Rd., Flagler Beach. It’s a free event.

Farm Swap and Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast, FL 32137, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farm Fresh Fruits and Veggies, Arts and Crafts, Ready to eat things, Flea Market, Local Musicians and More. Contact Gail Carson, Gail@floridaagmuseum.org

the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 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. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).

Open House and Meet the Teachers at Indian Trails Middle School, 6 p.m.

Matanzas High’s kick-off football game, Ed White v. Matanzas, 6 p.m. at Matanzas.

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, July 16-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 16
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.

DOMINICAN TRADE DISCUSSED: Enterprise Florida will hold two in a series of trade seminars directed toward small and medium-sized firms seeking to do business in the Dominican Republic. (Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business, 1101 Channelside Dr., Suite 210, Tampa. Also, 2:30 p.m. Enterprise Florida, 800 North Magnolia Ave., Suite 1100, Orlando.)

GENERAL REVENUE ANALYZED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will update estimates of general revenue, which play a key role in funding schools, health programs and prisons. The conference periodically updates the estimates, which lawmakers use in making budget decisions. (Thursday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

 

—-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 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: Flagler Beach Land Development Code Update Planning and Architectural Review Board Workshop #1, 5 p.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall's commission room. This public workshop is hosted by the team representing Kimley-Horn, the consultant firm retained by the City to oversee the much anticipated update of the Land Development Regulations. This closed meeting is solely for the benefit of the Board. Take advantage of this opportunity to voice your concerns, your ideas on matters you would like to see changed, addressed and/or incorporated into this document that regulates all aspects of development, including zoning, rezoning, permitted uses, signs, site development, land use and similar regulations. Mark W. Shelton, AICP Project Manager, will facilitate. For more information, contact Larry Torino at ltorino@cityofflaglerbeach.com or (386) 517-2000 Ext. 230.
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: Palm Coast Animal Control holds a special hearing at City Hall in Town Center, 10 a.m. in the case of City of Palm Coast vs. Norberto A. Morales-Fabery, 5 Whittier Lane, the Owner’s Appeal of the City of Palm Coast’s Initial Determination of Findings Sufficient to Classify a Dangerous Dog Marley, a Four Year Old Yellow Labrador Retriever, and Impose Penalties.
July 24: A Selection Committee meets to review proposals submitted in response to the county's RSQ# 19-054P, Tourism and Marketing Research Firm. Location: Government Services Building, Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell, 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
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 25: A Selection Committee meets to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 19-042Q, Professional Architectural & Engineering Services for a $12 to $15 million Sheriff's Administration and Operations Complex next to the public library on Palm Coast Parkway. Location: Government Services Building, Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell, 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
July 25: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will hear a request from Moose Brown to co-sponsorship of an event, “Surfers for Autism.” They will discuss their 2020 legislative priorities. And they will consider approving, on first reading, an anti-panhandling ordinance prohibiting “Aggressive Panhandling.” Commissioners will also discuss a new proposed agreement with Flagler County government controlling uses at the Moody-Wickline Senior Services Center on South Daytona Avenue.
July 25: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss climate change.
July 25: Meet and greet Flagler Palm Coast High School Principal Tom Russell at the high school library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All welcome.
July 26: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. The committee will discuss Hammock Harbor and an A1A vet clinic.
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: Mark Alan, Comedian-Magician, performs for all children in grades 6-12 at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, with funny, interactive magic, comedy, mentalism, and hilarious escapes. Come close out the summer with a great show. 2 p.m.
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 28: Summer Sing: The Bach Festival Society’s “Summer Sing” gives community members a taste of the Bach Festival Choir experience by providing an opportunity to create great music. The event is open to all who love to sing, regardless of experience or skill level. There is no cost to participate. Please reserve your seat for this free vent at Eventbrite.com. 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Tiedtke Concert Hall, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park.
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.
Aug. 1: The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Customer Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando. This meeting site is conveniently located near the SunRail LYNX Central Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com.
Aug. 2: Michael Wilson with his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Regina Nunnally, this afternoon in court. (© FlaglerLive)Michael Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced on an attempted battery and grand theft charge before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 2:30 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401. A jury in June acquitted Wilson of an attempted murder charge stemming from his alleged attempt to electrocute her at the couple's W-Section home in Palm Coast around Christmas 2017. See the story: "Michael Wilson Acquitted of Attempted Murder of His Pregnant Wife, Jury Convicts on Lesser Charges."
Aug. 2: greenwood cemeteryCoffee Series, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month’s topic: “The Benefits of Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements” with Nina Guiglotto, family service counselor. The event is free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. July 31: www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 2: Summer Art Exhibition and Show, 5-7 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Enjoy an art-filled evening featuring multi-generational art created by those who have attended our A.R.T. programs from toddlers all the way through seniors. Come embrace this art movement in our community. Free and registration not required. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.parksandrec.fun/events.
Aug. 2: 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.
Aug. 2: 2019 Summer Series: Nightrain - Tribute To Guns & Roses, at the Daytona Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach, 7:15 p.m.
Aug. 3: 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.
Aug. 5: A ribbon-cutting is scheduled at 5 p.m. at the revamped Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Aug. 7-9: Pre-planning days for Flagler County school district teachers.
Aug. 10: Second Saturday Plant Sale, join the Friends of Washington Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenhouse area. With Master Gardeners on hand, you are sure to get the personal attention and advice you are looking for. Specializing in Florida friendly and natives, with some unique and hard to find plants for your home and yard. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.
Aug. 9: Discover Trip to Jacksonville Museum of Science & History, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to and from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE to Jacksonville Museum of Science & History. Cost is $50. Lunch at Murray Bro. Caddyshack is NOT included in the ticket price. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 1 at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
Aug. 9: Movies in the Park, 8:30 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. This month features “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG). More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
Aug. 10: 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. Registration required by 9 a.m. Aug. 8 at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
Aug. 12: First day of school for students in Flagler County schools.
Aug. 12: The Flagler Cares Coalition meets at 3 p.m. at AdventHealth Palm Coast.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Aug. 3, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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