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Weekend Briefing: Linda Cole, Sweeney Todd, Jim Canfield Farewell, Longineu Parsons Jazz

| September 21, 2018

Linda Cole and her jazz ensemble, made up of UNF graduates and professors, perform at Cue Note in Palm Coast Sunday. See below.

Linda Cole and her jazz ensemble, made up of UNF graduates and professors, perform at Cue Note in Palm Coast Sunday. See below.

Weekend: Partly cloudy, 30 to 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the weekend, highs in upper 80s, nights in the lower 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: 280
The OED’s Word of the Day: tholtan, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

 

“The reason I was interested in publishing it is precisely to help people think this sort of thing through. I am not talking about people who broke the law. I am not talking about rapists. I am talking about people who behaved badly sexually, abusing their power in one way or another, and then the question is how should that be sanctioned. Something like rape is a crime, and we know what happens in the case of crimes. There are trials and if you are held to be guilty or convicted and so on, there are rules about that. What is much murkier is when people are not found to have broken the law but have misbehaved in other ways nonetheless. How do you deal with such cases? Should that last forever?”

–Ian Buruma, explaining in an interview his decision to run an essay by Jian Ghomeshi on Gomeshi’s life after accusations of sexual improprieties by 20 women.

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.

Obtravies Watkins.

Obtravies Watkins.

In Court: Closing arguments followed by an expected verdict today in the trial of Obtravies Watkins, arrested last November on charges of kidnapping and raping. Watkins has already been sentenced to two life terms on the same charges in Volusia County, as the incident stretched over several hours between Flagler and Volusia. He has been on rial all week before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.

Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, new Bunnell City Manager Alvin Jackson, and other guests discussing how to start a business in Flagler, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary on county and city management by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.



Friday: Introduction to Birding Migration: 8:30 a.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd. Palm Coast Ranger Joe will introduce you to the ins and outs of fall bird migration. Visitors may see hawks, falcons, wading birds, and song birds. Bring binoculars and comfortable shoes. Program included with park entry, no reservations needed. Meet in the garden parking lot.

Friday: Dine & Dance on the Deck, a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Historical Museum at Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill, 1848 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful views, delectable dining and dancing under the stars to music by Tie-Dye Road. Funds raised support the FBHM and their mission to provide both a physical and social archive for preservation of the history of Flagler Beach and the surrounding area, for future generations. Tickets are $40 per person. Space is limited – click on the Tickets Available link above to buy yours today! Sponsorships available. Contact Kathy@flaglerbeachmuseum.com. Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/216209845725399/

Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month: “Heart Healthy Meals for 1 or 2.” The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Sept. 19: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Friday: Palm Coast government hosts a ceremonial farewell for Jim Canfield, the city’s first mayor, as the aging Canfield, who turns 89 on Dec. 7, prepares to relocate to Maryland to be closer to family. The ceremony is to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue. Canfield’s friends and colleagues will share memories and make presentations; the formal program will begin at 3 p.m. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to share memories and well wishes. Canfield retired to Palm Coast from his home state of New York in 1989 following a distinguished career as a teacher, principal and superintendent in the New York City School System. He was instrumental in directing a grassroots Home Rule Coalition that led to the City’s 1999 incorporation as an official municipal government. Once the citizens of Palm Coast voted to incorporate, they elected Canfield from a group of nine candidates to be the first to lead the City. He was mayor for seven years, from 1999 to 2006, when he was succeeded by Jon Netts.

Friday: The Flagler Playhouse launches its new season with Sweeney Todd, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. in the first of three show weekends. One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.

jacksonville symphony logo jaxFriday, Saturday: Jacksonville Symphony Pops Series: Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Jurassic Park. E.T. Schindler’s List. John Williams has composed many of the most popular movies scores of all-time. He’s won twenty-three Grammys, five Oscars, six Emmys and four Golden Globes. Join Michael Krajewski and the Symphony for an exciting evening of John Williams’ greatest music in two evening concerts in the Jacksonville Symphony’s pops series, 8 p.m. 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.

Longineu Parsons Saturday: Longineu Parsons and his Jazz Ensemble perform in a Jazz and Jambalaya concert at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Big Top tent, 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the performance starting at 7 p.m. $50 PCAF members; $60 general public, call for tickets 386-225-4394 or go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com/events or write info@palmcoastartsfoundation.com.

Saturday: Flagler Audubon Society recognizes local conservationists Walt and Angela Mahler and Joe and Judie Dziak with a bird walk at Wadsworth Park, just west of the Flagler Beach bridge. The bird walk will start at 10 a.m. The presentation and picnic will start at noon.

Saturday: Gamble Jam: Musicians of all ages can bring instruments and chairs and join in the jam session, 2 p.m. . Program is free with park admission! Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL. Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information.

Singer-Performer Linda Cole brings back her magic Valentine's show to the Flagler County Public Library today. See below for details.Sunday: The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous with singer Linda Cole, 12:30 p.m. at Cue Note Billiard Room, 169 Cypress Pointe Pkwy, Ste C114, Palm Coast, $5 cover charge. Full bar and select lunch menu. The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous is every Sunday except the last Sunday of every month. Cpontact Linda Cole by email, lindacolesings@yahoo.com.

Banned Book Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, begins wirth this year’s theme being “Banning Books Silences Stories,” a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against censorship. The coalition’s website, BannedBooksWeek.org, will make programming materials and resources available in the coming weeks, including tools to help empower booksellers to join the celebration. The Flagler County Public Library has programs all week.

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 www.palmcoastgov.com/seniorgames. Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. 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):

  • Saturday: Winn Dixie at 1260 West Palm Coast Parkway, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Sunday: Winn Dixie, Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. 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, July 8-9
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 8
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 8
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:

None.

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.

ABLE TRUST KICKS OFF ‘AWARENESS’ MONTH: The Able Trust, which works to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, will hold an event about the start of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Among the expected participants in the event are incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. (Friday, 9 a.m., Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.)

ACUPUNCTURE ISSUES ON TABLE: The Florida Board of Acupuncture will meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., Four Points Downtown, 316 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)

SCHOOL FOR DEAF, BLIND BOARD MEETS: The Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.)

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release August unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)

REFUGEES AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a community meeting and a Palm Beach Area Refugee Task Force meeting to discuss refugee services. (Friday, 10 a.m., West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.)

MEDICAL BOARDS DISCUSS OPIOD BILL: A joint committee of the Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Nursing, the Board of Optometry and the Board of Podiatric Medicine and the Council on Physician Assistants will meet to discuss implementation of a new law aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. (Friday, 1 p.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 14.

 

—-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 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. 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. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The 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.
July 22: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Sept. 14, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda

Ignaz Brüll: Sonata for Pianoforte, op. 73, 1st Mvt.

The performer Valentina Seferinova’s mannerisms can have that root-canal feel, but otherwise a worthy introduction to an obscure composer:

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