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Wednesday Briefing: Free Family and Civil Law Clinic, Youth Orchestra Open House, FPC Fire Academy

| September 5, 2018

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The only thing that looked different about a group of soon-to-be firefighters honing their skills at the Flagler County Fire Tower is that their helmets were Bulldog green. Students participating the Flagler Palm Coast Fire Leadership Academy spent the day Thursday (August 30) dressed in full firefighter gear during fireless training exercises to prepare them for future careers as first responders. ‘This program is offering our students a literal ‘classroom to career,’’ said Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager. ‘We thank our partners with Flagler County Fire Rescue for giving our student firefighter candidates this valuable opportunity.’ Sydney Adams, a junior (pictured above), was among the first enrolled for the program that started the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. ‘I definitely want to be a firefighter,’ she said after practicing Advancing Initial Attack Hose Line exercises to gain experience maneuvering the hose and directing the water stream. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity.’ Besides learning basic firefighting skills – how to use ropes, tools, and other protective equipment – students learn about the history of and specialties in fire service. The State Fire Marshal’s Office will individually test the first 11 graduating students for ‘Firefighter 2’ in August 2019, said Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito. ‘We are getting them ready for everything they will need to know to pass their written and hands-on test,’ he said. ‘Today they are working through a maze that has two levels, and search-and-rescue techniques. They cannot do any training with live fire until they turn 18 years old.’ (Flagler County)

Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Northeast 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: 101
The OED’s Word of the Day: smeech, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty, trafficking in bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage,” Obama said. “It’s a politics that pretends to be brave and tough but in fact is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that.”

–Former President Barack Obama at John McCain’s funeral, Sept. 1.

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.

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Staffers for Sen. Marco Rubio hold mobile office hours from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Flagler Beach’s George Wickline Senior Center, 800 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The sheriff is requesting authority to spend $13,930 out of the agency’s law enforcement trust fund (made up of money and assets seized in drug cases) on “MorphoTrack,” the Mobile Fingerprint Tracking System. Commissioners are expected to approve the $47,000 bill for the testing that Engineering Systems Inc. conducted at the Sheriff’s Operations Center. They will consider appointing Reginald Kirven to the Library Board of Trustees. The county commission is also scheduled for a 1 p.m. workshop at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.

The Bunnell Charter Review Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

Free legal clinics: This evening: Family and civil law: The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association present a three part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are knowledgeable in their respective field of law for free, at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center–the Flagler County courthouse–in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building #1, Bunnell, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds an Open House at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. ahead of its 14th season for all new students enrolling or those interested in enrolling in the Flagler County School District’s largest music program, in which some 400 students are expected to participate. (You can enroll easily here.) Students meet Mondays and Wednesdays in one-hour sessions at Indian Trails Middle School, with classes scheduled between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., based on family preferences. Students may choose to play violin, viola, cello or bass. The program is free. Students who can;t afford an instrument may receive a scholarship instrument. For questions or enrollment, call FYO Director Cheryl Tristam at 386/503-3808 or write her by email here.

National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program (Pre-K & Kindergarten children), at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, 4:30 p.m. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation are partnering in the program. No actual firearms will be used. Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323. The NRA’s Marion Hammer developed the controversial program in 1988 as gun-safety education, but there’s little evidence of the program’s efficacy as much more than a plug for the NRA, though it’s offered in numerous school districts and other settings.

Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart speaks to the Flagler County Republican Club about the upcoming General Election and the Constitutional and local amendments up for consideration, Palm Coast Community Center, 6 p.m.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety CommissionThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the fifth of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):

  • Wednesday: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Sea My Home Realty, 4750 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: Planet Fitness, 7 Old Kings Road North, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 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, August 2-5
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, August 4
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, August 4
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:

Intensive five-day animal control officer course starts Oct. 1: The School of Emergency Services at Daytona State College announces a 40-hour certification course beginning Oct. 1 for people who love animals and want to become animal control officers. The course, approved by the Florida Animal Control Association, emphasizes protection, care and humane law enforcement, and promotes the peaceful co-existence between animals and Florida residents. Classes meet daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 5 at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 N. Technology Blvd. The course fee is $475 and includes all class materials and books, as well as a state licensing examination fee. To register or for more information, contact Robin Davis, (386) 506-4141 or Robin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu.

KIdCare Insurance Sign-up Day: Halifax Health – Healthy Communities, in collaboration with several key community partners, will present the Florida KidCare Enrollment Event and Family Health Fair on Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Volusia Mall, 1700 West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Families with children who are in need of health insurance coverage are encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about Florida KidCare, the State of Florida’s health insurance program that covers children ages 0 through 18 years of age. Most families who enroll do not have to pay for the coverage, while many pay only $15 to $20 per month. Full pay options are also available. On-site application assistance will be available at the event for eligible families applying for and renewing Florida KidCare coverage. “In Volusia and Flagler counties, an estimated 6,800 children have no health insurance coverage. Many parents do not realize that their children are eligible for KidCare coverage and that’s why we are hosting this event – to educate families on the no-cost to affordable options available to them,” explains Steven Parris, community health and outreach supervisor for Halifax Health – Healthy Communities. Those seeking to enroll in the Florida KidCare program should bring copies of the following:
· Social Security numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants who need insurance);
· employer and income information for their family (i.e. pay stubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements);
· policy numbers for any current health insurance; and
· information about any job-related health insurance available to their family.
In addition, several community organizations will be in attendance to provide information on healthcare-related programs and services available to local families, including the Florida Department of Health – Volusia County, Florida Department of Children and Families, the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia, Azalea Health, The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, among others. These participating organizations will be on-hand to provide immunizations, developmental screenings for young children, blood pressure checks, and information about the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Free vision screening will be provided by the DeLand Lions Club. Members of Halifax Health Medical Center’s pediatric team will also be in attendance to provide information on the hospital’s services for children and infants. The Florida KidCare Enrollment Event and Family Health Fair will also feature fun, family-friendly activities, including music and dance, giveaways, games and more. For more information about this free event, call 386.425.7920.

Dr. Glenn Zimmet Florida Hospital Flagler has named anesthesiologist Dr. Glenn Zimmet as physician of the quarter: Zimmet currently serves as Florida Hospital Flagler’s department chair for anesthesiology and was nominated by his peers. “Dr. Zimmet is collaborative, values everyone on the health care team and respects their contribution to the patient’s care. He treats everyone with respect and courtesy. He is a friend to everyone and often goes above and beyond to make someone’s day,” a colleague wrote in a nomination. “Patients love his bedside manner and humor. He puts them at ease at one of the most stressful times of their life,” another colleague wrote in a nomination of Zimmet. “He is engaged in all aspects of our hospital, from patient care, to employee wellness, and serves as an ambassador in our community.”

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.

SPANISH LANGUAGE BALLOTS DEBATED: U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will hold a hearing in a lawsuit filed by several groups seeking to require that Spanish-language ballots and election materials be available in 32 counties for the Nov. 6 general election. The 32 counties are Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Pasco, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Sumter, Taylor and Wakulla. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)

JUDGE HEARS CHALLENGE TO CRC PROPOSALS: Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers will hear arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to prevent six proposed constitutional amendments from going on the November ballot. Plaintiffs, including former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead, filed the case Aug. 14 in the Supreme Court, but justices transferred it to the circuit court. The lawsuit challenges six proposals placed on the ballot by the state Constitution Revision Commission and is based on arguments that the commission improperly tied together unrelated issues in single ballot proposals. The case alleges that the proposals violate voters’ First Amendment rights and raises the specter of voters having conflicting views of issues in the same ballot proposal — for example, on a ballot proposal that combines a ban on offshore oil drilling with a ban on vaping or using electronic cigarettes in workplaces. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

‘OPERATION CLEANSWEEP” DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will discuss the “Operation Cleansweep” program, which is focused on collection of pesticide and fertilizer containers that can contaminate groundwater. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Joseph P. D’Alessandro Building, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers.)

EDUCATION AMENDMENT DEBATED: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a fight about whether a proposed education constitutional amendment should go on the November ballot. The proposed amendment, placed on the ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, would impose eight-year term limits on school board members and would require the promotion of “civic literacy” in public schools. But a provision that drew a legal challenge from the League of Women Voters of Florida would allow the state to operate and control public schools “not established by the school board,” wording that opponents said would lead to the expansion of charter schools. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper this month sided with the League of Women Voters, ruling that the proposal should not go before voters because of misleading wording. The state quickly appealed Cooper’s ruling to the 1st District Court of Appeal, which then passed it to the Supreme Court. The arguments will be held in South Florida because justices will be in the region for an educational seminar for judges. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 4th District Court of Appeal, 110 South Tamarind Ave., West Palm Beach.)

COURT WEIGHS VICTIMS’ RIGHTS MEASURE: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a legal battle about a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at expanding the rights of crime victims. Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers rejected the proposed constitutional amendment, which would expand rights for crime victims, raise the retirement age for judges and change the way laws and rules are interpreted in judicial proceedings. Gievers, siding with challengers including the League of Women Voters of Florida, focused on issues involving victims’ rights and said the ballot title and summary — the wording that voters see when they go to the polls — would not meet legal requirements to “fully, fairly and accurately” inform voters about the purpose of the proposed amendment. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission this spring placed the amendment on the November ballot. The proposal has become commonly known as “Marsy’s Law,” as its attempts to expand victims’ rights are part of a broader national effort. That effort stems from the 1983 death of a California woman, Marsy Nicholas, who was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend. But Gievers ruled, in part, that the ballot title and summary would not adequately explain to voters how the proposed constitutional amendment would affect the rights of people accused of crimes. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 4th District Court of Appeal, 110 South Tamarind Ave., West Palm 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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Aug
23
Fri
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
Aug 23 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

“Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy” Exhibit @ Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy” Exhibit, with an opening, free reception from 6-8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand. In 2018, the number of people who had been forcibly coerced to leave their home and country as a result of persecution, violence or human rights violations worldwide reached 70.8 milRick Shaefer water crossinglion, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of people displaced increased by 2.3 million people from the previous year, a record high. Artist Rick Shaefer’s reaction to the international refugee crisis is featured in his large-scale, charcoal triptych drawings that portray people of ancient times fleeing by land or water and experiencing the conflicts at borders in three thematic, panel scenes. Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will display 20 of Shaefer’s charcoal-and-pencil drawings in “Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy” exhibit, Aug. 16-Oct. 14, with an opening-night reception on Aug. 23.Exhibits at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public.

Friends of Music Celebration: Stetson University’s 2019-2020 Season Premiere Concert @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

stetson school of music logoFriends of Music Celebration: Stetson University’s 2019-2020 Season Premiere Concert, Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.

Aug
24
Sat
10th Annual First Coast Surf & Beach Festival @ Near the Flagler Beach Pier
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Surfers for Autism10th Annual First Coast Surf & Beach Festival in Flagler Beach: If you have a child or children with autism or related disability and would like them to participate in the event surfing activities, you may submit a Surfer Participation Request (SPR) here. To ensure everyone’s safety and allow each participant ample time surfing, Surfing Festivals are capped at 200 participants. Participants for each Surfing Festival are selected according to their priority choice and where needed, by random selection. Founded in 2008 by a handful of South Florida surfers who realized the impact of surfing’s healing magic on children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Since that first event, held at Deerfield Beach, Fla., SFA has reached countless participants, families, volunteers, communities, and supporters. With the combined effort, support, understanding, and inspiration of those involved, the magic that comes from loving encouragement and soothing surf is created.

Aug
26
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club Meeting @ VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast
Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

stamp and con club logoThe 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.

flagler county stamp and coin club

Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO Meeting @ Media Center, 305 N Palmetto St, Bunnell.
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 5 p.m. in the school’s media center. School Advisory Councils are composed of principals, teachers, educational support personnel, parents, students, local business representatives, and community members. It is a group intended to represent the broad school community and those persons closest to the students who will share responsibility for guiding the school toward continuous improvement. Bunnell’s SAC is chaired by Michelle Brito and vice-chaired by Carmen Stanford. See the website here.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Bunnell City Commission Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard.
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

bunnell logoThe Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.

The city commissioners’ email:

The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

Aug
27
Tue
Flagler Beach City Commission Budget Workshop @ City Hall, Commission Chamber
Aug 27 all-day

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission holds its second budget workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The commission will focus on the city’s utility, sanitary and stormwater funds.

Palm Coast City Council Workshop @ City Hall
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

palm coast logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

Flagler County Opioid Task Force @ Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway.
Aug 27 @ 1:57 pm – 2:57 pm

flagler opioid task force logoThe Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library.

Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council @ Eagle's Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast.
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

buddy taylor middle school logoThe Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. in the Eagle’s Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a school-based group made up of school staff and parents and students intended to represent the school, the community, and the people closest to the students that shares the responsibility for supporting the school’s continuous improvement.

Aug
28
Wed
Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

Facing Grief Together @ Vitas Office, 4 North Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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.

Aug
29
Thu
Common Ground Breakfast: Economic Development @ Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd.
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 am

common ground breakfast logoEconomic development: the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Common Ground breakfast focusing on the county’s economic development efforts, with three speakers: County Administrator Jerry Cameron, Tourism Executive Director Amy Lukasik, and Economic Development Executive Director Helga van Eckert. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8, the event lasts through about 9:15 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. Palm CoastMembers can preregister for $25, non-members for $35. Contact Melinda Rivera, 386-206-0952 or by Email, melinda@flaglerchamber.org

KALS Hosts Rep. Michael Waltz at Flagler County Airport @ 17 Old Moody Boulevard, Palm Coast.
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz. (© FlaglerLive)

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz. (© FlaglerLive)

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, whose district includes all of Flagler, meets with officials from KALS, a global advanced tactical fuels response team headquartered at the Flagler County Airport, at Flagler County Airport, 17 Old Moody Boulevard in Palm Coast. Waltz and company officials will discuss emergency fuel and aviation disaster recovery services, public policies on prepositioned equipment, coordination among federal, state and local entities, and infrastructure reliability for first responders. The meeting will be highlighted by a 2 p.m. demonstration showcasing an air transportable fuel “blivet,” a manner of transporting fuel in large drums. (See the image below.)

KALS is a current Department of Homeland Security prime contractor to provide emergency fuel support during disasters and has responded to the two most recent major hurricanes to affect the state of Florida – Hurricanes Irma and Michael. The company provides all types of fuel including aviation, gas, and diesel.

Fuel blivets. (KALS)

Fuel blivets. (KALS)

Aug
30
Fri
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
Aug 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club @ Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway.
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club, 9-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Health Care Plans presents their Blues Brunch Club as well as helpful information on topics that might affect you. Bring your favorite board game or play one provided by FHCP while enjoying brunch! Free, but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Aug
31
Sat
Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil @ Veterans Memorial Park, Flagler Beach.
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The vigil will be held at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. (© FlaglerLive)Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil: Bunnell’s Open Door Recovery and Re-entry Ministries, a transitional home for former convicts and addicts, is hosting a candlelight vigil on August 31 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Flagler Beach, starting at 7 p.m. The event gives residents an opportunity to help Flagler County remember and recognize losses suffered locally. Invite your friends and family. The events marks International Overdose Awareness Day and provides an opportunity to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in the community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose does save lives. (Questions? Call Kim Carney at 386-846-5493.) Details here.

Sep
2
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Flagler County Commission @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. See the agendas and background materials for meetings here, and watch or listen to meetings here.

Contact the commissioners by email:

See the Flagler County District Map.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

Sep
3
Tue
Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education Program @ DSC’s Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, an exhibit featuring the solo exhibition of DSC alum Clarissa Bonet as well as the exhibition “This is Climate Change” in the upstairs gallery. Clarissa Bonet’s exhibition presents two bodies of work, “Stray Light” and “City Space,” which focus on her interaction with the urban environment. “This is Climate Change” is a fine-art landscape photography exhibit that does not seek to showcase the effects of climate change, but instead shows how the effects of climate change are no longer concealable when photographing the environment. Refreshments will follow. At DSC’s Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community.WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

Palm Coast City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at City Hall in Town Center.

Sep
4
Wed
Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

Flagler Youth Orchestra Open House @ Indian Trails Middle School Cafeteria, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


The Flagler Youth Orchestra hosts its Open House for all new students, students who want to join at 5:30 p.m. at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast. Enrollment is offered free of charge by the Flagler County School District. Students who are 8 years and older by September 1st, 2019, living in Flagler County (regardless of where you go to school) are eligible to enroll. Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello, or doublebass. All experience levels are welcome, including beginners. Classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays in one-hour sessions from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (classes begin at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 pm.) Some class scheduling restrictions apply. Information on instrument sales and rentals will be available at the open house. All students planning to join or are interested in learning more should attend. Online enrollment is available at this link. First class for beginners is September 16th. Experienced musicians will start on September 9.

flagler touth orchestra open house

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its pre-season open house for all new and prospective students at Indian Trails Middle School ‘s cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, with a live performance to kick things off.
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Sep
6
Fri
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
Sep 6 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Stetson Chamber Orchestra @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

stetson school of music logo Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Dione Chandler, oboe. The Chamber Orchestra fills the evening with the beautiful music of Handel’s “Concerto Grosso,” Op. 6 No.2 in F, Marcello’s “Concerto for Oboes in C Minor” with Dione Chandler, oboe and Grieg’s “Two Elegiac Melodies,” Op. 34. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and free for Stetson University students with an ID and ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Sep
7
Sat
Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Creative Bazaar @ 1500 Central Avenue, Town Center, Palm Coast.
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Creative Bazaar: Arts and Crafts Flea Market at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s venue at 1500 Central Avenue, open to shoppers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., open to anyone who wants to sell, for $25 for a 10×10 space if you’re a PCAF member, $35 for non-members. Ask about canopy and table rental. Call 225-4394. Creative Bazaar is held every first Saturday of the month.

16th Annual Black and White Great Gatsby Gala @ Italian American Social Club, 45 North King Road, Palm Coast
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The 16th Annual Black and White Great Gatsby Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Italian American Social Club, 45 North King Road, Palm Coast. The gala is hosted by the Friends of Flagler, as a fund-raiser for victims of domestic violence. The $50 donation includes a four-course dinner (including roasted prime rib), with a separate cash bar. Entertainment by Tim Rippey, suggested dress is black and white formal, semi-formal, 1920s or vintage attire. The cut-off date for ticket sales is Sept. 1. Please make checks payable to Friends of Flagler. Contact Roe or Donna for information, at 386/931-6209 or 386/517-2036.

1nnual black and white gala for domestic violence

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Sep
8
Sun
“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Sep
9
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Bunnell City Commission Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard.
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

bunnell logoThe Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.

The city commissioners’ email:

  • Mayor Catherine Robinson
  • Commissioner John Rogers
  • Commissioner Bill Baxley
  • Commissioner Donnie Nobles
  • Commissioner Jan Reeger
  • City Manager Alvin Jackson
    The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

    The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

  • Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
    Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

    Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

    For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

    Sep
    10
    Tue
    Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee @ Government Services Building
    Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

    The flagler county commission government logo Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets. The County Commission  established the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee/ Housing Task Force, under Section 16-77 of the Flagler County Code, to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing in Flagler County. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the Second Tuesday of each month. Staff Liaison is Ralston Reodica,  386-313-4037. See the committee bylaws here, and committee agendas here, though they’re posted only spottily.

    Tammy Almond Pre-Trial on Manslaughter Charge @ Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
    Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

    Tammy Almond, a 44-year-old resident of 12 East Palm Street in Bunnell, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing at 8:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Almond faces a charge of manslaughter with a firearm in the shooting death on June 1, 2018 of Darryl Wilson at a North Bacher Street house in Bunnell. Almond and Wilson had been seeing each other on and off but wasn’t considered his steady girlfriend.

    Palm Coast City Council Workshop @ City Hall
    Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center…

    Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education Program @ DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.
    Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, NASA Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Greg Clements, Chief, Strategic Implementation Office, NASA Kennedy Space Center. One of the most significant technical achievements of the 20th Century was the Apollo 11 moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that historic event, this program will take us back to 1969 to relive the excitement, as well as show some of the current and future plans for NASA exploration, including the recently announced “Moon2Mars” initiative. At DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) – all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community.WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

    Flagler County Planning Board @ Government Services Building
    Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell.

    See full agendas here.

    Stetson Faculty Recital: Tammara Phillips, Flute, Kristie Born, Piano. @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
    Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    stetson school of music logoStetson Faculty Recital: Tammara Phillips, flute, Kristie Born, piano. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.

    Sep
    11
    Wed
    Public Safety Coordinating Council @ Emergency Operations Center
    Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

    flagler county commission government logoThe Public Safety Coordinating Council, which gathers law enforcement, judicial, social service and government agencies, meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. But the regularity of its meetings is fitful. See agendas, when they’re posted (also a rarity), here.

    Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
    Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

    Bunnell Code Enforcement Board Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
    Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    bunnell logoThe Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.

    Code Enforcement Board members are Joy Allen, Delories Hall, Kenneth Gordon, Julie Auiar and Stephen Woodin Sr.


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    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 Aug. 31, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

    https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/week-in-review-aug-31-20181.pdf

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