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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, April 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 14
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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April 16 : Food Truck Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
April 16 : Flagler Palm Coast High School Chorus Spring Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Adult $8 Student $6 (highschool and younger). Book here.
April 16 : Stetson Guitar on the Rocks, Featuring solo performances by Stephen Robinson’s guitar students. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 7:30 p.m., free admission.
April 16 : The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Café 101, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach: The Storied History of Chocolate in Daytona Beach. Angell & Phelps has been the standard of quality chocolate in Daytona Beach since 1925. This 93-year-old, family-run company makes the widest selection of delicious, fresh and high-quality handmade chocolates to please all taste. Made on the premises from the finest chocolate beans imported from Africa, take a visual tour of their factory and hear about their fascinating history. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
April 17: jason altmire tiger bayFlagler Tiger Bay Club Welcomes Jason Altmire, former Pennsylvania Congressman and author of "Dead Center." 11:30 a.m. At the Hammock Dunes Club
30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast. No cost to members, guests and future members, $40. Altmire served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, between 2007 and 2013, earning a reputation for his centrist views and bipartisan efforts. He's a business leader and nationally recognized expert on health care. Representing both sides of the aisle, Altmire is lauded by influential thought leaders and colleagues alike, including Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief of The Hill, former Florida Governor Bob Graham, a Democrat, and former Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, a Republican. His presentation at the Flagler Tiger Bay Club luncheon, “Leading From the Middle”, will offer insights on returning political discourse back to the days of civility. A limited book sale and signing will follow. Members and guests are cordially invited to visit www.flaglertigerbayclub.com for registration and details.
April 17: Rockin’ Dolphin Spring Concert Series. Come out and enjoy live music at Marineland There will be live bands playing from noon to 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be onsite with great food for purchase.
April 17 : Stetson Woodwind Ensembles. Join us during an evening of varied and exciting music for clarinet and flute choirs and saxophone ensembles on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 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.
April 19: Palm Coast government offices are closed in observance of Good Friday. Watch a complete performance of Bach's St. John Passion by the Netherlands Bach Society here.

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 Oct. 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:

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Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 D.959 / Paul Badura-Skoda (1993)

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