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Monday Briefing: PCAF’s Latest Turtles, Rotary Club Looking For Bands, Leslie Pitter in Court, Eric Holder on Voting Rights

| October 29, 2018

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“TIFF” the loggerhead turtle inspired by Art-Nouveau American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, was unveiled to the public October 23, as part of the on-going community public sculpture project the Palm Coast Arts Foundation launched in May. The dedication took place at the Long Creek Nature Preserve, 1050 Palm Harbor Parkway. Sponsors Beth and Fred Allen and Terri and Rafael Medina are thrilled to participate in this unique project. Ormond Beach artist, Ron Lace, also a member of the Flagler County Art League, was chosen for the project because of his ability to paint with the look of “stained glass” as was Tiffany’s claim to fame. Both sponsors Allen and Medina were happy to donate this sculpture to the City of Palm Coast so that many can enjoy. The placement of “TIFF” will allow the public to view him from the canal and the nature preserve walking path. Above, 21-month-old Finn Dawson admires TIFF the Turtle at the artwork’s dedication. Pictured with Finn is longtime City Landscape Architect Bill Butler, who retired in October. Butler helped establish the Art in Public Places program and ran it for many years. Finn is the son of the City’s new Landscape Architect Beth Dawson. PCAF announced that the project will have two additional turtles joining the Trail in the coming months. Watch for more news of “Marc-Sea” and “Pablo”. Anyone interested in sponsoring a turtle ($5,000) should contact the Palm Coast Arts Foundation 386-225-4394 or info@palmcoastartsfoundation.com or learn more at www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com (Palm Coast)

Weekend: Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s, lows in the upper 50s. 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: 247
The OED’s Word of the Day: labret, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Corrections was, albeit in a rarefied macho way, a ‘people-skills’ profession. Much of our success and well-being as officers would depend iupon how we carried ourselves and interacted with inmates.”

–From Ted Conover’s “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing” (2000).

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.

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

Early voting continues 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.

In Court: Leslie Pitter, the mentally-challenged man accused of assaulting a law enforcement officer while being arrested for an injunction violation, is sentenced by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at the Flagler County Courthouse, Courtroom 401, 8:30 a.m.

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: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 East Highway 100, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Palm Coast Data Building #3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Metro Diner, 250 Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: Flagler Figsh Company, 180 South Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., 1:30 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, June 5-6
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 5
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 5
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 5
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 5
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 5
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 5
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:



The Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands and musical groups to perform seasonal music at the Fantasy Lights in Central Park, Palm Coast. The free event featuring lighted displays around the lake, Santa’s Village, Train rides for the kids also has a nightly live performance of seasonal music at 7 p.m. each night for the month of December. The music is carried throughout the park and Rotary provides some sound equipment and lights. If your band is interested in performing please contact Carl Laundrie atclaundrie@yahoo.com or call 386-283-8386.

Bunnell Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 30: The City of Bunnell will hold a Town Hall meeting with area residents to provide information on what to expect during the construction of various improvements in the Deen Road area. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers 201 W. Moody Blvd. Bldg 3. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, helped to identify deficiencies in the storm water system, and issues with infiltration into the sanitary sewer system in the Deen Road area. The City of Bunnell paid $66,000 for the design and engineering of system improvements. Thanks in large part to a $466,000 Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) grant from the St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), construction will soon be underway. The bid has not been awarded as yet, but the City’s portion of the cost share grant will be approximately $150,000. These funds will come in large part from the Sanitary Sewer enterprise fund. At the Town Hall meeting, Project Engineers and City Staff will provide information to explain and discuss the upcoming construction project. Including any temporary traffic impacts in the Deen Road neighborhood. Roads impacted by the construction will include: Deen Road, Boundary Street, Franz Court (North), Fourth Street, and Fifth Street

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.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BOARD MEETS: The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy is scheduled to meet. (Monday, 9 a.m., 4042 Bald Cypress Way, Room 301, 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. (Monday, 1 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

HOLDER, DEMOCRATS FOCUS ON VOTING RIGHTS: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will host a roundtable discussion in Miami-Dade County about voting rights. Also expected to take part in the event are Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general; Nikki Fried, the Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner; Jeremy Ring, the Democratic candidate for state chief financial officer; state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami; and newly elected state Sen. Jason Pizzo. (Monday, 1 p.m., Firefighters Memorial Building, 8000 N.W. 21st St., Doral.)

SCHOOLS, COLLEGE REMAIN CLOSED: The Bay County and Calhoun County public schools and Gulf Coast State College in Panama City are expected to remain closed because of damage from Hurricane Michael.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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June 19: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
June 19: Rhonda Harvey, Chief Operating Officer for SMA Healthcare, is the speaker at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Hammock Dunes Club in Palm Coast. Harvey will discuss navigating the landscape of behavioral healthcare, addiction and recovery and suicide prevention. Under her direction, SMA served over 26,000 clients in 2018 at fourteen locations in the four county area. $40 for non-members.
June 19: The Flagler Chamber of Commerce and Flagler Beach businesses meet to address short and long-term concerns and solutions to the A1A construction project at 8 a.m at the city commission room, 105 South 2nd Street.
June 19: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
June 19: Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a Community Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N US Hwy 1, Palm Coast.
June 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 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.
June 21: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, South 6th Street on the beach, Flagler Beach, starting at 9 a.m.
June 21: Senior Summer Celebration Cookout (Senior Special Event), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Celebrate the first day of summer with a cookout at the Community Center. Hot dogs, hamburgers and fixings will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish. Sign up at the front desk with the dish you are bringing. $5/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 21: 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 “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG). $1/seniors & youth and $2/adults. More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
June 22: New works by JJ Graham fill the gallery walls for the gallery's monthly event. Celebrate with us during JJ’s birthday month. A gourmet taco bar and drinks are included with the purchase of admission. Our live musical guest is Jake Cox. 6 p.m., 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Admission: $15. Parking: Overflow parking is across the street at the sheriff's operations office.
June 22: Watson Realty Corp. hosts its annual summer kick-off and family fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1410 Palm Coast Parkway, with firefighters, sheriff's deputies offering safety tips, games, food and music.
June 23: Bow Wow Bingo to benefit the Flagler Humane Society, $25 cost includes a fish fry, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
June 24-27: Golf Summer Camp – Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-1 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive, Palm Coast. Learn the game of golf during these fun-filled days of short game, full swing, putting, golf etiquette, sportsmanship, and friendly competition. Open to all skill levels. Lunch, snacks, & drinks included. For ages 6-16 years. $150/week. Deadline to register is June 17. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24-27: Tennis Summer Camp (Session 2) – 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 www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 24: 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.
June 24: 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.
June 25: 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.
June 26: 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.
June 29: 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.
June 29-20: 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 1: 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 3: Fireworks in the Park: Kick off your Independence Day celebration one day early July 3. Pack your picnic basket and bring your blanket and chairs to watch the free colorful display at Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave, beginning at 9 p.m. Entertainment and food vendors will begin at 6 p.m. A patriotic ceremony starts at 7 p.m.
July 5: First Friday Garden and Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 10am 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.
July 5-7: midsummer madness"A Midsummer Night's Madness," a summer workshop production at Palm Coast's City Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Book here.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Oct. 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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