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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, 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.

 

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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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, 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.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
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 www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. 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 https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index 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 www.parksandrec.fun/camps. 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, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days 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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