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Thursday Briefing: National Coming Out Day, Heat Index to 103, Flagler Beach’s Comp Plan, Road Closures

| October 11, 2018

At last weekend's Creekside Festival, the Flagler Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event, positioned its both between that of the Flagler Democratic Party and the Flagler Republican Party. No scuffles were reported. (© FlaglerLive)

At last weekend’s Creekside Festival, the Flagler Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event, positioned its booth between that of the Flagler Democratic Party and the Flagler Republican Party. No scuffles were reported. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 99 to 103 Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. West 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: 237
The OED’s Word of the Day: Bumble, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


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.

This is Fire Safety Week. It is also homecoming week at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district’s Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation’s Shelley Wheeler at or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per our school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today’s tours: Rymfire Elementary’s medical and fitness program at 10 a.m., and Belle Terre Elementary School’s Green technologies program at 11 a.m.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners hold a public hearing to adopt the city’s revised comprehensive plan, its blueprint for future development.

Dr. Christine Schnitzler, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory. Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: “Many ways to regenerate: Cell plasticity and migratory stem cells in marine hydroid,” a lecture by Dr. Christine Schnitzler, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory. Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.

Today is National Coming Out Day: From the Human Rights Campaign: “Nearly 30 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10. Coming out – whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied – STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other. In honor of National Coming Out Day, HRC honors all who have come out as LGBTQ or as a straight ally for equality – that takes bravery, and we commend you.”

Road closure: The City of Palm Coast Public Works Department is planning a temporary road closure on Poince Place, near where it intersects with Point of Woods Drive, on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, as it installs a new drainage pipe. Poince Place will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Residents on Poince will be notified in advance that they will not be able to drive on Poince during those hours. For the overnight hours Wednesday, the City will place a metal plate on the roadway overnight. Motorists and pedestrians should use extra caution when traveling in that area. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

Palm Coast Road Closure through Oct. 15: The City of Palm Coast plans to temporarily close a section of Wellington Drive – from Village Circle (the Wellington/Village intersection farthest from Pine Lakes Parkway) to Lago Vista Place – beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Oct. 15. This temporary road closure is necessitated by a City project to upgrade a utility pump station. This temporary road closure will be 24 hours a day during the project. Detours will be in place to help neighborhood residents and other motorists reach their destinations. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

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):

  • Thursday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Coldwell Banker Day, Palm Coast, 211 St Joe Plaza Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 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, December 7-10
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 9
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 9
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.



anand-jobaliaIntracoastal Bank Announces Anand Jobalia As Board Member: Jobalia has over 18 years of business and community experience in the Flagler and Volusia market area. He has a long term track record of success with a variety of businesses in the real estate development and hotel industries. His many business ventures include the redevelopment of the Lotus Inn and Suites and the refurbishment of the Mainsail Hotel. In addition Jobalia has developed various single family residential communities in the Volusia and Flagler markets. He is also active in the community with his affiliation with the Margarita Society and the Hindu Society of Daytona Beach. Together with his wife Dr. Reena Sachdev they are raising their children here 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.

DUKE POWER PURCHASES AT ISSUE: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues during a regular meeting and then will hold what is known as an internal-affairs meeting. Issues during the regular meeting include a proposal by Duke Energy Florida to spend $34.5 million to end electricity purchases from a Polk County power plant. Duke has an agreement to buy power from Ridge Generating Station, L.P. through 2023, according to a filing at the commission. But Duke said the agreement is “no longer cost-effective” for its customers and, as a result, wants to pay $34.5 million to terminate the agreement. Duke would recoup the $34.5 million from customers but said in the filing that ending the agreement would ultimately save $37.6 million to $44 million for customers. Duke said it was cost-effective in the past to buy power from the Ridge plant but that Duke’s “avoided costs” — essentially other ways of meeting the customers’ needs — have decreased. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

UTILITY SITE PLANS, SOLAR PROJECTS DISCUSSED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a meeting about what are known as utility “10-year site plans” and then have a hearing on a proposal by Tampa Electric Co. to recoup money from customers for five solar-energy projects. The Public Service Commission in 2017 approved a settlement agreement that set Tampa Electric’s base electric rates until 2022. Part of that agreement allowed the utility to return to the commission to seek approval to recover money for solar projects. The proposed projects total 260.3 megawatts, with a cost of $46 million, according to the utility’s filing with the commission. (Thursday, the site-plan meeting and Tampa Electric hearing will follow an earlier Public Service Commission regular meeting and an internal-affairs meeting, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

TRANSIT GRANTS OUTLINED: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a workshop about the 2019-2020 federal transit grant application process. (Thursday, 10 a.m., FDOT Jacksonville Urban Training Center, 2198 Edison Ave., Jacksonville.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its regular weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

CITRUS FORECAST ISSUED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its first monthly forecast for Florida’s 2018-2019 citrus growing season. (Thursday, noon.)

SCHOOL SAFETY COMMISSION MEETS: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was created by the state after the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Parkland school, will meet in Broward County. The commission is expected to discuss proposed findings and recommendations on a series of issues. (Thursday, 2 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sunrise-Sawgrass, 13400 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise.)

LANDRIEU SPEAKS AT TIGER BAY: Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak during a 40th anniversary event of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. (Thursday, 6 p.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg, University Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. South, St. Petersburg.)


—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: 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, 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.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692,

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.

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 Sept. 14, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto, Cond. Paavo Jarvi

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1 Response for “Thursday Briefing: National Coming Out Day, Heat Index to 103, Flagler Beach’s Comp Plan, Road Closures”

  1. The Truth says:

    I would love to be able to go to an event like Creekside and not see political signs and Democrat/Republican booths setup. I am sick and tired of seeing signs on every corner and people constantly pushing their agenda. If anyone votes based on who’s sign they see the most than those people are clearly not intelligent enough to develop their own opinion based on facts and research (and that’s very sad).

    The climate we are in now has gotten out of hand and I don’t see it ending any time soon (especially not with the clown we have in office now).

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