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| November 5, 2018

Society of St. Vincent de Paul fund-raiser

The Nearly New Fashions for You Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon was a major fundraiser raising more than $3,750 for Flagler Beach’s Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the Nearly New Thrift Store. The fashion show was held on Sunday, October 28th, at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach, seeing more than 200 in attendance. The afternoon event also included raffles of unique baskets, wreaths and table top tables, as well as handmade sets of three pumpkin centerpieces. Local businesses also donated some items that were used in the baskets. These businesses included ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, Fitness One, Gerling Travel, Hibbett Sports, High Tides at Snack Jack, Kool Beenz, Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, SeaCasas and The Pink Turtle Gift Shop. Other local businesses and individuals made financial donations to help offset the costs of the show. These businesses included BizCard Xpress, Carla’s Cleaning and Handyman, and Mr. Kleen Cleaning Services. The Nearly New Thrift Store in Flagler Beach opened over 10 years ago and is located at 400 South Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach, just south of the Flagler Beach Post Office. The store has become much more than a place to purchase items at a great price. Many of the customers visit the store not only for the daily sales but to have a place where they can connect to others and share a story, a laugh or a smile. Many of the customers are known to the volunteers by their first names and, thanks to this successful fashion show, many more people in the area will stop by and feel like they are part of the store family. The Nearly New offers “nearly new” items at a fraction of the retail price. The store is open all week except Tuesday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Today Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent. Cloudy. Lows in the upper 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: 282
The OED’s Word of the Day: wort, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“He cups his hands around his mouth. “Stop fighting,” he says to some invisible prisoners. “I said stop fighting.” His voice is nonchalant. “Y’all ain’t go’ stop, huh?” He makes like he’s backing out of a door and slams it shut. “Leave your ass in there!” He turns to face us. “Somebody’s go’ win. Somebody’s go’ lose. Hell, they both might lose, but hey, did you do your job? Hell yeah!” The classroom erupts in laughter. We could try to break up a fight if we wanted to, he says, but he wouldn’t recommend it. “We are not going to pay you that much,” he says emphatically. “The next raise you get is not going to be much more than the one you got last time. The only thing that’s important to us is that we go home at the end of the day. Period. So if them fools want to cut each other, well, happy cutting.”

–Shane Bauer, from “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment” (2018)

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.



Diabetes Flag: The County Commission and Florida Hospital Flagler pair up to raise diabetes awareness by raising the “Unite for Diabetes blue flag at 8:15 a.m. in front of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Speakers will include Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, Florida Hospital Flagler Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Gover, Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation Member Laura Gilvary, and Flagler County Health Department Administrator Bob Snyder. Snyder will introduce a diabetes education, training, treatment, and prevention program that will begin in 2019. Diabetes affects 14 percent of Flagler County adults, and it was identified as a local health priority during the last community health assessment. During the regular County Commission meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., a proclamation will be read recognizing November 14 as “World Diabetes Day.”

The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners will approve a $96,000 advertising buy for its tourism department’s marketing efforts, hear the 2018 audit, and consider appointments to the county’s planning board. The three candidates for one seat are Bruce Aiello, Michael Goodman and Anne Wilson. Goodman, the owner of Captain’s BBQ at Bings Landing, has contributed $3,000 to the re-election campaigns of Greg Hansen and Nate McLaughlin, who will be voting on the appointment Monday. The commission will also hold a hearing on a proposed change with its dangerous dog ordinance.

cooper the dogIn Court: A hearing is scheduled before Circuit Court Judge Terence Perkins in the case involving dangerous dog Cooper, which belonged to Palm Coast resident Dottye Benton when it bit a man in Benton’s home, severely injuring him. It was Cooper’s second bite, leading {Palm Coast government to declare him dangerous again (Port Orange had declared the dog dangerous earlier in the year) and condemning it to death. Benton has been seeking a reprieve on the death sentence so that Cooper could be exiled to a refuge for dangerous dogs ion the west coast. The hearing, however, hinges on due process issues raised by Benton’s attorney with regards to the city’s hearing on the matter. The hearing before Perkins is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See background stories here, here, here and here.

The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast.

Flagler Cares, the coalition of health care and social services providers focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, meets at 3 p.m. in Classrooms A-B at Florida Hospital Flagler. The group will discuss community health issues.

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

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: 7-Eleven, 2560 East State Road 100, Flagler Beach, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 7-Eleven on Old Dixie Highway, 3795 Roscommon Dr., Ormond Beach, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast, 9:30 a.m. to noon.


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:

audition my name is aliceAudition Call: Flagler Playhouse’s “A… My Name is Alice”: Audition dates/time: Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse. Looking for 5 talented females to play multiple roles in the musical, “A… My Name is Alice”. Voice types needed: 2 sopranos, 3 altos. Ages: 18 and up. Please prepare a song in the Pop genre for the audition. You will also be asked to read prepared selections as part of the audition process. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please email Michele at moneil50@gmail.com for an alternate date. Performance dates : January 25 through February 10, 2019. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the cast door.

Sheriff’s Great Kids Awards for November: Cheyenne Englehart is a fourth grader at Bunnell Elementary School. Cheyenne has overcome some struggles but despite them, she maintains a positive, friendly attitude toward her classmates. Cheyenne is working hard to improve her grades and she is always willing to help others. Hayley Hearn is an exceptional student at Buddy Taylor Middle School. Haley is the BTMS Eagle Scholar of the Month and dedicates a lot of her time to mentoring other students. Haley is very productive and strives to excel at BTMS. Hunter Perez is the President of the Matanzas Legal Team at Matanzas High School. Hunter has also taken an integral role in assisting with the development of the Law and Justice Flagship program at
MHS. He is one of the most inquisitive students with whom staff have had the opportunity to teach. He is continuously going above and beyond in his academics, extracurricular commitments, and community service. The “Great Kids” award is presented by the Sheriff to a student or students who show respect for their peers, help others, work hard to do well in academics, and represent themselves, their family and their school with great character. The recipients for the awards are nominated by Flagler County Sheriff’s School Resource Deputies and Flagler County Schools. The Sheriff reviews all nominations to select the award recipient on a monthly basis.

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 at claundrie@yahoo.com or call 386-283-8386.

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.

PSC WEIGHS PLAN FOR ELECTRICAL REPAIRS: The state Public Service Commission has scheduled an emergency meeting to consider a proposal by Florida Public Utilities Co. that could help Hurricane Michael victims finance electrical repairs to their homes. Florida Public Utilities, which serves about 13,000 customers in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty counties, filed the proposal Thursday. Under it, the utility would pay upfront costs for electrical repairs to homes and then recoup the money from the customers over the following year. The program would be optional for customers and would finance repairs up to $1,500. Florida Public Utilities would not charge interest on the money used for repairs but would collect a $20 administrative fee. Hurricane Michael, which made landfall Oct. 10 in Mexico Beach and caused major damage in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty counties as it moved north, caused all Florida Public Utilities Co. customers in the region to have power outages, the filing said. As of Thursday, the utility said it had restored power to 97 percent of customers in the region who are able to have electricity but that 9 percent of homes cannot be reconnected because of damage to electrical equipment that is the responsibility of the customers. (Monday, 1 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

REGULATORS DIG INTO UTILITY COSTS: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a series of costs that utilities pass along to customers in monthly bills. The costs are for such things as power-plant fuel and improvements to comply with environmental requirements. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

FLORIDA POPULATION NUMBERS EYED: The Demographic Estimating Conference will analyze Florida population numbers. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

EARLY VOTING HELD IN HARD-HIT COUNTIES: Early voting will continue Monday in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf and Jackson counties, which sustained major damage in Hurricane Michael. The state extended the early-voting deadline in those counties.

 

—-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 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 Nov. 2, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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