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Weekend Briefing: Nesbitt in Court, Bunnell Bonanza, Basketball Registration, Puppy Pub Crawl, Branford Marsalis

| September 14, 2018

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Bunnell rising.

Weekend: Friday: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 105 to 109 in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Nights partly cloudy, lows in the mid-70s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 217
The OED’s Word of the Day: side-glass, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“She hid her memories of me in these rooms in the hope that disease might not find them, my name in one room, the memory of my face in another, the sound of my voice in a small closet at the end of the corridor. But the disease was thorough. It tracked down her memory, room by room, snuffing out each synaptic spark.”

–From Michael Ignatieff’s “Scar Tissue” (1994).




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.

Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres and his guests will discuss Alzheimer’s, dementia and marijuana, research on how marijuana may help prevent or slow down dementia, and discussions about Palm Coast’s coming medical potr dispensary, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary on Alzheimer’s by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

Matthew Nesbitt.

Matthew Nesbitt.

Friday In Court: Matthew Nesbitt, whom a jury found guilty on seven counts, including aggravated assault against police officers for pulling a knife on deputies, is sentenced at 10 a.m. by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.

Friday High School football: Flagler Palm Coast High School v. St. Augustine High School, 7 p.m. at FPC’s stadium.

Friday: Movies in the Park, 7:50 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. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Pete’s Dragon. 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. More info: 386-986-2323 and

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Flagler Beach Pirate Invasion all three days in Veterans Park at Flagler Beach. Pirates, Mermaids, Rum, and fabulous vendors for your shopping pleasure. There will be black powder demonstrations, cannon fire, Anne Bonny’s Tavern, Clothing, jewelry and leather vendors, a Powder Monkey parade, and more. The event itself is free so come out for some pirate adventures and stay to hear our fantastic lineup of entertainers. There is plenty of parking along A1A and in neighboring lots.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Neil Simon’s “California Suite,” at the Daytona Playhouse, 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.

Friday: The 2018 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series plays in Daytona Beach with the U2 & INXS Tribute Band “Vertigo and Original Sin.” Opening act is Clayton Sturgeon. At the historic amphitheater in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. General admission for each concert is free and VIP tickets (which include a chair) are $10, plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.

Saturday: Bunnell Bonanza, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P&L Stables, behind the Flagler County Fairgrounds off of County Rd 13, 390 Sawgrass Rd., Bunnell: A great free new tradition for the whole family with a host of activities including a Find the farm animals hay treasure hunt, Fish On! Bring your fishing poles and fish a private pond (Catch and release only please), Cool kid activities including apple bobbing, rope the sawhorse pony, barn bean bag toss, $1 Pony rides, Paint the ponies, Field games including Bocci, horseshoe pitching, archery, and badminton and corn hole, horse jumping exhibitions (once per hour), live music, great BBQ, burgers, dogs, picnic food and sweet treats, Craft vendors and businesses, cold beer and refreshments. brought to you by the Flagler County Chamber and P&L Stables.

flagler sports fishing club logoSaturday: The first Annual Flagler Redfish Tournament for Children’s Miracle Network benefiting the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando starts at 7 a.m. and concludes with the weigh in between 2 and 3 p.m. at Hidden Treasure, Flagler Beach. All anglers must check out at one of the following ramps: Bing’s Landing, Herschel King Park, or State Road 100, under the bridge. Check out will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Fishing hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mandatory Captains Meeting will be held the night before, Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m., also at Hidden Treasure. See the flier and entry form here. Entry fee ($60 per angler; $65 per angler after September 10), will include a T-shirt, Gift Bag and Raffle ticket (first 100 registered anglers). Only one cash prize per angler, and based on weight of one fish. Junior anglers (15 and under) are free with paid adult angler, and separate prizes will be given for junior anglers. In order to promote Catch, Photo, Release, any person bringing in live redfish will receive a raffle ticket for the “Cooler of Joy.” Fishing must take place from some type of watercraft (i.e. boat, kayak, etc.). Several door prizes and raffles available to win! You do not have to fish to win a prize. The event is sponsored by WalMart, with the support of the Flagler Sportfishing Club. For more information, contact Janet at (386) 446-8486 Ext. 171 or Mike at (386) 235-3069.

Saturday: Masquerade 5K and Fun Walk for the Flagler Auditorium, on the Flagler Palm Coast High School campus. Start/Finish at the Auditorium, winding through the campus including the sports complex track with the FPCHS marching band on the field. Start is 7 a.m.

Saturday: Face-to-Face Registration for the Flagler County Basketball program: Noon to 4 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Registration fee is $75. Organizers ask that you start the registration process first by clicking on online forms to at least set up an account to expedite the registration process.

Saturday: International Coastal Cleanup From St. Johns to Flagler County , sponsored by Scenic A1A and the Ocean Conservancy.

Saturday, Sunday: The Flagler Fondo offers two days of cycling with seven different road route options that take you from Crescent Beach down to Ponce Inlet with course that cater to cyclists of all abilities, from hard-core road cyclists and tri-athletes to casual hybrid and mountain bike riders. Our courses take you from Palm Coast’s Town Center to Crescent Beach and down to Ponce Inlet, along the Atlantic Ocean, Matanzas, Halifax and Tomoka rivers, through the Ormond Scenic Loop with canopies of Live Oak trees and marshlands in the Tomoka, Addison Blockhouse and Bulow Creek State Parks, the A1A Scenic Byways with many historical sites and locations throughout the entire area. Staring at 7 a.m. See the event website here:

branford marsalisBranford Marsalis is the featured performer at the Jacksonville Symphony‘s opening night for the 2018-19 season, with Courtney Lewis, Music Director, conducting Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Villa-Lobos’s Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone, Williams’s Escapades for Saxophone, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Nr. 4. Tickets go on sale August 13, at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2018-19 guide.

Saturday Through Sept. 23: Puppy Pub Crawl at participating pubs and restaurants to support adult and career education in Flagler: By purchasing a $50 Puppy Pub Crawl Passport either here or from Flagler Technical Institute at 5400 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, you will be able to receive a free drink at each participating bars/restaurants anytime during the event (see details below) as well as take advantage of all the great discounts that are included as a passholder. The event will culminate in a finale party at European Village on Sept. 22 where all Passport holders are welcome, with dog-related vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes, and more. Details here.

Through Sept. 23: The Palm Coast Senior Games. This year’s sanctioned events include archery, horseshoes, pickleball, tennis, golf and tai chi (new). The non-sanctioned events include ballroom dancing and a lot of new areas, such as sailboat racing, cornhole, bridge and cribbage. Men and women compete against other athletes and participants of the same gender and age group. Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sport; participation in each additional sport event is $15. Competition is offered in 11 different age categories for sanctioned events and 3 different age categories for non-sanctioned events. To see the schedule and learn more, visit Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.

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: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 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, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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.




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.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS: The State Board of Education will meet in Collier County and take up numerous issues, including a 2019-2020 budget request for the education system. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Collier County School Board, 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples.)

SEX TRAFFICKING AT ISSUE: A symposium will be held in Hillsborough County about sex trafficking in schools. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, Auditorium, 4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa.)

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK EYED: The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which is made up of House and Senate leaders, will receive a presentation about the state’s new “Long Range Financial Outlook.” The annual document analyzes past spending and future needs. (Friday, 11 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: Statewide candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 7.


—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. (note the venue change: it had previously been scheduled at the Government Services Building). The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: 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.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. 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, The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
June 7: Coffee Series: 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month’s topic: “The History and Development of Palm Coast” with Elaine Studnicki of the Palm Coast Historical Society. The event is free, but registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. June 5: More info: 386-986-2323.
June 7: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session is from 9 to 10 a.m. at DSC's Hosseini Center, in the ballroom, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650,; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837,
June 8: The 2019 Flagler County Republican Club's annual barbecue is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at Caldwell Dairy Barn at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, $20 per ticket, $35 for couples, with a live auction. Be sure to get your cookbook out and slip on your apron if you're taking part in the 3rd Annual Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Contest. One of the most anticipated competitions of the year, bakers tempt celebrity judges with their skill and guests get to enjoy sampling the entries! Enjoy tours of the museum's grounds and historic buildings from 4-6 pm, followed by food, music and live auctions in the evening.
June 10-14: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 1) – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-4pm. at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Tennis and so much more! Please come with athletic clothes and shoes, swimsuit (for the pool), water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. For ages 6-13 years. $175/week. Registration required at More info: 386-986-2550.
June 10: Daytona State College holds another session in its strategic planning process for 2020-2023 and wants your ideas and insights about initiatives the college might pursue during that timeframe. The session, the only one in Flagler, is from 9 to 11 a.m. at DSC's Student Center Building on the Palm Coast campus, Room 106. Interactive focus groups are scheduled on each campus, starting at the end of April and ending the second week of June. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend and participate. Plan to attend and share your vision for DSC’s future. To participate, bring your mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Karla Moore, (386) 506-3650,; or John Brady, (386) 506-3837,

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
To • include your event in this section, please email the details, including date, time, a brief description of the event, contact information, and, if you wish, an image, please use this form.

Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

The following is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at
Cats and Dogs Looking for Homes is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at

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.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Covering the New Wars: A Conversation with C.J. Chivers

From the Centre for International Policy Studies in Ottawa: “C. J. Chivers is a senior writer for the New York Times Magazine and the newspaper’s Investigative desk, and has covered conflict, politics, crime and human rights in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and elsewhere on a wide range of assignments. From 1999 until 2001 he was a Metro reporter covering crime and law enforcement in New York City, where he covered the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. From 1988 until 1994, before becoming a journalist, Mr. Chivers was an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Persian Gulf War and performing peacekeeping duties as an infantry company commander during the Los Angeles riots. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1994. His book of history and conflict, “The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010.”

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2 Responses for “Weekend Briefing: Nesbitt in Court, Bunnell Bonanza, Basketball Registration, Puppy Pub Crawl, Branford Marsalis”

  1. Pogo says:

    @trump’s “best people” may not be the best – but they’re sure priced like they are

    The State Department reportedly spent a whopping $52,701 last year on customized curtains for the picture windows of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s residence, despite the fact that the department was
    undergoing budget cuts and a hiring freeze at the time.

    By Chantal Da Silva On 9/14/18 at 7:40 AM

    “The New York Times has reported that the curtains were installed from March to August of 2017, with the curtains themselves costing $29,000 and the motors and hardware required to open and close them automatically costing another $22,801.

    Haley is the first ambassador to live in the residence, a nearly 6,000²ft penthouse located in a new building on First Avenue, which had reportedly been listed at $58,000 a month…”

    Link to full article

    Sounds like Nikki Haley would be right at home with the Republicans that run Flagler county, and Floriduh too. I wonder how Fox and Fools, and Drudge, missed this news about trump’s swamp Jet set royalty?

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