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Weekend Briefing: Holiday Beach Parade, ‘Charlie Brown,’ DSC Enrollment, Community Chorus, Tree Lighting

| November 30, 2018

Time for Flagler Beach’s Holiday Parade Saturday. (c FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Warming each day, from the 70s to the low 80s by Sunday, unsettled, cloudy, occasional chances of rain and thunderstorms especially Saturday. Nights in the 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: 252
The OED’s Word of the day: prosumer, n
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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“’Science!’ cried Felicite, trotting about again. ‘A fine thing, their science, that goes against all that is most sacred in the world! When they shall have demolished everything they will have advanced greatly! They kill respect, they kill the family, they kill the good God!'”

–From Emil Zola’s “Docteur Pascal” (1893).

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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.



Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and newly elected Palm Coast councilman Eddie Branquinho, among others, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the county’s Captain’s BBQ deal at Bing’s Landing.

Friday: 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.

Friday, Saturday: Matanzas High School Fall Play: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 7 p.m. at Pirates Theater, with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Friday: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A. The committee is expected to further discuss the planned construction of a new, larger Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing.

Friday, Sunday: 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.

Friday: Daytona State College hosts the 4th annual ShORE Symposium with its Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies (IMES), the Marine Discovery Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Brannon Civic Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr., in New Smyrna Beach. Dr. Marcus Eriksen, an environmental scientist, educator, author and expert on the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, is be the keynote speaker. ShORE stands for Sharing Our Research with Everyone on the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a group dedicated to creating public awareness on how to protect the fragile ecosystem. All stakeholders who have an interest in restoring and preserving the integrity of the Indian River Lagoon system are especially encouraged to attend. Although the event is free to the public, registration is encouraged. More information can be found at DaytonaState.edu/shore. Other speakers include Dr. Aaron Adams, director of science and conservation for the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a senior scientist at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University, Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, who will speak on progress made through the ratification of Amendment 1, which dedicated one third of the existing documentary stamp tax to land and water conservation, and Lori Morris, an environmental scientist with the St. Johns River Water Management District and a renowned expert on seagrasses in the Indian River Lagoon.

Friday: “Celtic Angels Christmas” at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Flagler Beach’s Holiday Parade, 1 p.m. down A1A.

Saturday: 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, oils@ascenttoremember.net

Saturday: dsc daytona state college logoEnrollment Day at Daytona State College, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Students can take advantage of the one-stop event to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation. How it works: Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule. The Daytona State Financial Aid Office will be open to assist with college education financing and will provide assistance to complete the financial aid applications (FAFSA). Academic Advisors will also be available to talk about unique academic programs such as Honors College and Learning Communities which includes Linked Classes and Daytona State’s award-winning QUANTA program. Enrollment Day event will culminate with a free drawing for a $350 scholarship presented by the Daytona State Foundation; only students registering for classes at the event will be eligible for this drawing.

Saturday: Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fantasy Lights: Kick off the holiday season at the City of Palm Coast’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, also the first night of Fantasy Lights around the lake, at 6 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year in a “Starlight Light, Star Bright” theme. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine. The Choral Arts Society will perform and later in the night you can join their carolers in some holiday favorites. Children can visit with Santa and parents should bring their own cameras for photos. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa at the Parks & Rec booth. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys for Tots and a local food pantry and can be turned into the Parks & Rec booth. Opening night of the Rotary Club’s 13th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival will feature “A Taste of the Holidays” with local restaurants offering a wide assortment of small plates. Tickets are $1, and the “tastes” are one to three tickets each. There will also be a decorated tree silent auction on opening night. The 50 animated light displays around the Central Park lake will continue 6:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. Admission to Fantasy Lights is free, but donations to support Rotary’s service work are accepted.

Saturday: Ocean Art Gallery celebrates the Holiday Season with an exciting Art Reception, Sea Turtle Art Raffle Drawing, and an Olive Oil Tasting from 5 – 8 p.m. at its Granada Plaza location in Ormond Beach. The gallery concludes its November-long fundraising project called Turtle Palooza II with the drawing of the winning ticket for “Amazing Grace,” a sea turtle painting donated by watercolorist and gallery co-owner Bibi Gromling. The drawing will be at 7:30 pm. The winner does not have to be present. The gallery will showcase a variety of art from its 33 artists, most of whom are from Central Florida and very well-known throughout the state and the Southeast US. Mediums represented include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, poured acrylic, photography, sculpture, and sterling silver jewelry. The Reception will have live music provided by the Dr. Cashband and refreshments will be served.

Sunday: University Concert Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor: The newly established University Concert Band invites you to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Seasonally themed selections include: Percy Grainger’s beautiful Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, variants on a Mediaeval Tune (In Dulci Jubilo) by Norman Dello Joio, A Hanukkah Festival to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, themes from John Williams’ soundtrack to the classic holiday movie franchise “Home Alone,” Alfred Reed’s glorious Russian Christmas Music, and of course, no holiday band concert would be complete without Leroy Anderson’s classic holiday favorite, Sleigh Ride. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 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.

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):

  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. 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, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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 City of Flagler Beach needs volunteers to serve on the following government advisory boards:

Investment Committee 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee meets quarterly, is required by Statutes, and provides recommendations to the City Commission regrading the investment policies and strategies.

Personnel Advisory Review Board 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.

Economic Development Task Force 1 Vacancy
This Committee meets monthly and provides recommendations to the Commission related to goals and assignments established by the City Commission.

If you’re interested, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233.

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.

HEARING SET IN SENATE DISCRIMINATION CASE: U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle will hold a hearing in a case filed by the Florida Senate after allegations by a legislative aide that she was a victim of sexual harassment and retaliation. Aide Rachel Perrin Rogers filed a discrimination complaint in January with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Senate filed a lawsuit in Hinkle’s court seeking a preliminary injunction to block an administrative law judge from requiring the Senate’s participation in the EEOC case. The Senate contends, in part, that it is protected by the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity, though EEOC lawyers are fighting the Senate on the issue. Perrin Rogers was at the center of a sexual-harassment investigation late last year that led to the resignation of powerful Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. Perrin Rogers alleged that Latvala harassed her, triggering the Senate to appoint a special master to investigate the accusations. The special master, former state appellate Judge Ronald Swanson, found probable cause to support Perrin Rogers’ allegations — though Latvala has steadfastly denied them. Perrin Rogers, an aide to Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, subsequently filed the EEOC complaint against the Senate, alleging in part that she faced retaliation. (Friday, 11:30 a.m., United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)

SCOTT, CABINET MEET: Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet will meet by phone and consider a series of issues, including two Florida Power & Light power-plant projects. Scott and the Cabinet act as a state “siting” board with authority to decide whether power-plant projects should move forward. The two FPL proposals are a project to build a 1,200-megawatt Broward County power plant, which has drawn opposition from the Sierra Club, and a nuclear project at the Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County. In 2014, Scott and the Cabinet approved FPL’s plans to add two nuclear reactors at the utility’s Turkey Point complex. But the decision was overturned by the 3rd District Court of Appeal after local governments argued, in part, that the governor and Cabinet failed to use Miami land-development rules. The court also found Scott and the Cabinet erred in claiming they didn’t have authority to require the installation of underground transmission lines. The court sent the issue back to Scott and the Cabinet. (Friday, noon, public access in Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. 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.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/aquatics. More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/events/index and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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    Today’s Veteran Of The Day is Navy Veteran and Former President George Herbert Walker Bush.
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    A true example of noblesse oblige. RIP Mr. President.

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