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Monday Briefing: Early Voting Begins, Bunnell’s Meet-and-Greet, Sea Ray Boats Yard Sale

| October 22, 2018

Early voting begins today in Flagler and for 13 consecutive days. (c FlaglerLive)

Early voting begins today in Flagler and for 13 consecutive days. (c FlaglerLive)

Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. 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: 299
The OED’s Word of the Day: profundeur, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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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.

election primary voteEarly voting begins in Flagler and much of Florida for the 2018 general election for federal, state and local candidates. In Flagler, early voting is available at three locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 13 consecutive days, weekends included, through Nov. 3: at the Flagler County Public Library, Corner of Belle Terre and Palm Coast Pkwy, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, at the Palm Coast Community Center, Corner of Palm Coast Pkwy & Club House Dr., 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast, and at the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections on the first floor of the Government Services Building, in back, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101, Bunnell. Any registered and eligible voter may choose to vote at any of the three locations. This year, live election turnout is available: Keep up with Flagler County election turnout online at: https://www.flaglerelections.com. This live data is updated automatically every 10 minutes and offers customizable views by party and vote method. The turnout information includes Vote-By-Mail totals currently and Early Voting totals beginning Monday. Updates will continue throughout the election cycle. Election Day turnout will be available beginning at 7 a.m. on November 6.

bunnell logoTo mark Florida City Government Week, the City of Bunnell is hosting Bunnell Meet ‘N Greet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. This is an opportunity to get to know members of the Bunnell City Commission better. City staff will also be available to help people learn more about the city, answer questions and help people learn how they can become more involved in their local government. Immediately following this event, at 7 p.m., the commission will meet.

The Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school’s media center.

The Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s media center.

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.

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. Click on the image for larger view. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.

During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.



Sea Ray Boats Yard Sale: Sea Ray Boats, the one-time big employer off Colbert lane in Palm Coast that closed its doors in August, is holding a two-day sale of sport yachts, yacht parts and accessories at the old Sea Ray plant, Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact craig.laboranti@searay.com for questions and click here to see what’s on sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. The buyer must make all logistical arrangements to transport whatever is bought.

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):

  • Monday: MPower Fitness, 160 Cypress Point Parkway (City Marketplace), 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Integra Woods Apartments, 1000 Integra Woods Blvd., Palm Coast, 1 to 6 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, November 15-16
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, November 15
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, November 15
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, November 15
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, November 15
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, November 15
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, November 15
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:

Florida Hospital Flagler names Julie Banker as the hospital’s new director of inpatient services: In her new role, Banker will oversee all inpatient services. Her role will also include providing direction and leadership to nursing and ancillary staff, as well as supporting educational growth and development within the nursing team. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Banker is passionate about leading as a mentor and supporting nurses in their efforts to provide safe, high-quality care to patients. Banker most recently served as the director of nursing for the physician office practices at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida on Florida’s west coast. A resident of Palm Coast, Banker is a registered nurse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree in Nursing, with a nursing leadership focus, from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, she is certified in Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve performance by eliminating waste and defects. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). A subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide.

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.

PANHANDLE COURTS REMAIN CLOSED: Facing issues such as damaged buildings, limited communications and technology problems, courts will remain closed for at least part of next week in five Panhandle counties that were hit by Hurricane Michael. Courts in Calhoun and Washington counties will be closed through Wednesday, while courts in Bay, Holmes and Jackson counties are expected to be shut down throughout the week.

COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS CLOSED: Florida State University’s Panama City campus, and Gulf Coast State College will be closed because of damage from Hurricane Michael. Also closed Monday will be public schools in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.

VOTER TURNOUT TARGETED: The NAACP and other civil-rights groups will hold a news conference about an initiative to turn out minority voters in the Nov. 6 elections. Also expected to take part in the news conference is state Rep. Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens. (Monday, 10 a.m., Florida Asian Services Center, 659 N.E. 125th St., North Miami.)

PUTNAM GOES TO GULF COUNTY: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will meet with Gulf County officials and tour areas hit by Hurricane Michael. (Monday, 11 a.m., Gulf County Emergency Operations Center, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe.)

BIDEN CAMPAIGNS WITH NELSON, GILLUM: Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear at rallies in Tampa and Jacksonville to support the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and state Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, are expected to take part in the Tampa event. Nancy Soderberg, the Democratic candidate in Congressional District 6, is expected to take part in the Jacksonville event. (Monday, noon, University of South Florida, East Gym, 12301 USF Maple Dr., Tampa. Also, 3:45 p.m., University of North Florida Field House, 11852 University of North Florida Dr., Jacksonville.)

PROTECTIONS SOUGHT FOR STATE WORKERS: Representatives of Equality Florida and other groups will deliver letters to Gov. Rick Scott’s office requesting that he ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer state employees. (Monday, 1:15 p.m., outside the governor’s office, the Capitol.)

APPEALS COURT CANDIDATES INTERVIEWED: The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will start two days of interviews of candidates to replace Chief Judge Leslie Rothenberg and Judge Richard Suarez, who are leaving the South Florida court. Candidates expected to be interviewed Monday are Jason Bloch, Alexander Bokor, Jeffrey Geldens, Kansas R. Gooden, Monica Gordo, Edward Guedes, Eric W. Hendon and Timothy J. Koenig. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., DLA Piper LLP, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 25th floor, Miami.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission hosts a ribbon-cutting for its new tourist cottages at the Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Road, at 10 a.m. The commission holds a reception for outgoing Commissioner Nate McLaughlin at 3 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Nov. 19: The Flagler County Commission has a scheduled workshop at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell. An agenda has not been posted.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County C9ommission holds oath of office ceremonies for newly elected Commissioners Greg Hansen and Joe Mullins, at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Nov. 20: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Manual post-audit.
Nov. 20: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn performed by Stetson’s largest choral ensemble with orchestra. 7:30 First Baptist Church, DeLand 725 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Nov. 21: The Flagler County Sheriff's Domestic Violence Task Force gathers for its first follow-up meeting since January to discuss successes, challenges and progress, at 10 a.m. in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Flagler County courthouse. There will be updates from the Social Services, Mental health and Medical Services, Education, Faith Based Services and the Criminal Justice Committees.
Nov. 22: Get “Huffin’ N Puffin’ before all the Turkey N Stuffin’” at this year’s Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K, presented by Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation on Thanksgiving morning. This event is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, taking runners and walkers along some of Palm Coast’s most beautiful trails and walkways. The race will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College, 3000 Palm Coast Pkwy SE, Palm Coast, and continue down and along the beautiful waterfront path on the Intracoastal Waterway and back through the tree-lined St. Joe Walkway. A free Kids Fun Run for ages 6 and younger will begin at 8:45 a.m. $25 early-bird registration, through Nov. 12; $35 regular registration (Nov. 13-21), $40 day-of-race registration (cash or check only), starting at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus of Daytona State College
$20 for students K-12. Register here: www.palmcoastgov.com/FeettoFeast.
Nov. 23-25: “All things Christmas,” on Black Friday weekend, a fund-raiser for the Nearly New Thrift Store: Holiday table runners, Christmas ornaments and festive items will be on display for sale at the Santa Maria del Mar Church Learning Center on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Learning Center is located at 915 North Central Avenue in Flagler Beach. For more information on the Nearly New Thrift Store, stop by the store or call. 386 439-0071.
Nov. 28-30: Flagler Beach Aviation Days at the Flagler Beach Museum, 207 S. Central Ave, Flagler Beach, three days of free aviation-related events: November 28th is the anniversary date of Charles Lindbergh’s forced landing at the Flagler Beach Airport in 1931. This momentous event, along with the story of Okey & Martha Bevins, famous aviators who operated the beach airport flying school, and the importance of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Coastal Patrol Base 5 in Flagler Beach during 1942-43, will be celebrated during the three-day event. Displays will be set up at the museum and the free events will include: November 28, Charles Lindbergh Day. There will be a walking tour to the site of the airport beacon, now the south lot of the Flagler Beach Community Church, and to Betty Steflick Preserve to view the remains of the runways. November 29, Okey and Martha Bevin’s Day. Becky Moses, cousin of Okey, has offered to share memorabilia for display, and will be available to share some family history and talk with attendees. November 30, CAP Day. Tom Duncan will present and discuss a power point presentation of his book, “Forgotten Flyers and Airfields” in the Commission Chambers at City Hall.
Nov. 28: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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. Brady will have information about special grieve services available from Vitas for anybody who will need help during the holiday time and will talk about a special candle lighting ceremony on December 9.
To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Nov. 28: 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 wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tours: Flagler Palm Coast High School's aerospace, i3 and teaching academies at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 28: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 North Orange Avenue, Orlando.
Nov. 28: Chanticleer performs at 7 p.m. at the At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. $39 to $69. It's a presentation of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society.
Nov. 29: Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and director for research for the Florida Chamber Foundation, is the Common Grounds breakfast speaker at 8 a.m. He will be providing an update on the Florida 2030 research project of the Florida Chamber Foundation, including how the demographics of Florida are changing the state and how that will affect Florida and Flagler County, and on the state's business climate and how to keep the positive momentum. Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast. Registration required by Nov. 26. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35.
Nov. 29: 2018 Sunshine Seminar Series presented by the First Amendment Foundation, with overviews on the Sunshine Law, discussions of open government and First Amendment and media law, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $20 for foundation members, $35 for non-members, click here to register, at the The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville.
Nov. 30, Dec. 2: The Community Chorus of Palm Coast presents its Winter Concert Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Florida Park Drive. Free. Concerts. For additional information contact President Jeff McKay at 386-405-2820 or visit our website. Communitychorusofpalmcoast.com.
Dec. 4: The Flagler County Commission, the Flagler Beach City Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold a Joint Workshop to discuss the 6.25 mile Flagler Beach dune restoration project, at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
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 Oct. 11, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 5, “Emperor,” Op. 73, Daniele and Maurizio Pollini, Sinfónica de Galicia

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3 Responses for “Monday Briefing: Early Voting Begins, Bunnell’s Meet-and-Greet, Sea Ray Boats Yard Sale”

  1. atilla says:

    Where off Colbert is Sea Ray located?

  2. atilla says:

    Thank you….

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