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Tuesday Briefing: Beach Renourishment in Flagler Beach, Palm Coast Manager Search, Thespian Showcase

| December 4, 2018

From NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: “The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating. As powerful starlight whittles away these cool cosmic mountains, the statuesque pillars that remain might be imagined as mythical beasts. Featured here is one of several striking dust pillars of the Eagle Nebula that might be described as a gigantic alien fairy. This fairy, however, is ten light years tall and spews radiation much hotter than common fire. The greater Eagle Nebula, M16, is actually a giant evaporating shell of gas and dust inside of which is a growing cavity filled with a spectacular stellar nursery currently forming an open cluster of stars. This great pillar, which is about 7,000 light years away, will likely evaporate away in about 100,000 years. The featured image in scientifically re-assigned colors was released in 2005 as part of the fifteenth anniversary celebration of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.” (NASAESAThe Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA))

Today: Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Colder, clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 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: 246
The OED’s Word of the day: puredee, adj. (and adv.)
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

Justice Robert H. Jackson west virginia board of education v. barnette

“To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous, instead of a compulsory routine, is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. We can have intellectual individualism and the rich cultural diversities that we owe to exceptional minds only at the price of occasional eccentricity and abnormal attitudes. When they are so harmless to others or to the State as those we deal with here, the price is not too great. But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.”

–From Justice Robert Jackson’s majority opinion in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).

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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.



Beach renourishment: 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.

Palm Coast Animal Control hearing at City Hall in Town Center, 10 a.m.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to approve a joint agreement with the county on emergency communications services, and hear an update from their head-hunter on the search for a new city manager.

County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a town hall along with Emergency Management Chief, Jonathan Lord and Fire Marshal, Jerry Smith to discuss Community and Fire Safety, at 6 p.m. at the Espanola Community Center, 3570 County Road 205, Bunnell.

The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.

The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.

Buddy Taylor Middle School holds its Winter Concert at the school’s cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.

Thespian Showcase: Matanzas High School, Flagler Palm Coast High School and Buddy Taylor Middle School hold a Thespian Showcase at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, 7 p.m.

audition my name is aliceAudition Call: Flagler Playhouse’s “A… My Name is Alice”: Audition dates/time: 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.

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):

  • Tuesday: Daytona State College, Palm Coast Campus, Building 2, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, Palm Coast, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Sandvik Kanthal Palm Coast, 1 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe’s Plaza, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 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, December 7-10
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, December 9
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, December 9
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, December 9
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, December 9
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:

Teens-in-Flight took second place in Best Theme in Saturday's Holiday Parade in Flagler Beach. (Seth Dolan)

Teens-in-Flight took second place in Best Theme in Saturday’s Holiday Parade in Flagler Beach. (Seth Dolan)

Here are the winners of the 2018 Flagler Beach Holiday Parade hosted by Cindy Dalecki and Robert Snyder:

Best of Parade – Phun Coast Parrot Heads

Best Theme
1st Waste Not Want Not
2nd Teens-in-Flight
3rd Turtle Patrol

Best Marching Unit
1st Imagine Spirit Team
2nd Cub scouts/Boy scouts
3rd Greater Daytona Beach Clemson Alumni and Fan Club

Best Talent
1st Studio Z Fitness
2nd MHS marching band
3rd Paks Karate

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.

CABINET CONSIDERS LAND DEALS: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will meet and take up numerous issues, including a proposal to transfer state-owned land at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys to Jackson County. Among other issues is a proposal to use money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to help shield timber land in Dixie County from future development. Scott and the Cabinet will decide whether to spend $6.4 million to purchase what is known as a “conservation easement” on nearly 20,000 acres of timber land near the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico in the sparsely populated county. In making the deal, the state is banking on a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. The foundation received $2.544 billion in 2013 as part of federal plea agreements with BP and Transocean stemming from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

EDUCATION BUILDING MONEY EYED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

LOTTERY ANALYZED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Florida Lottery. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

JUDGE TAKES UP CONSERVATION FUNDING CASE: Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is scheduled to hear arguments on a request by environmental groups to lift a stay of a ruling that found state lawmakers did not properly carry out a 2014 constitutional amendment that requires spending on land and water conservation. Dodson in July ruled in favor of groups such as the Florida Wildlife Federation and the Florida Defenders of the Environment in a lawsuit arguing that lawmakers had improperly diverted money to purposes other than conservation. But the state quickly appealed, a move that led to an automatic stay of Dodson’s ruling. The environmental groups then filed a motion with Dodson to vacate the stay. The 2014 voter-approved constitutional amendment was designed to require the state to use money from a real-estate tax to bolster land and water conservation. Lawmakers and attorneys for the state have disputed that the money was improperly shifted to other uses. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)

TRAIL ALTERNATIVES ON TABLE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house on alternatives for the St. Johns River to Sea Loop Trail Project. The department is looking at shared-use path from Kennedy Parkway in unincorporated Volusia County to Dale Avenue in Edgewater. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Edgewater City Council chamber, 104 North Riverside Dr., Edgewater.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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Dec. 12: The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 12: Holiday Giving Tea, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, tickets are $30/person or tables of 10 can be sponsored for $300. Tea, water, finger sandwiches and desserts. There will be an "Ugly Sweater" contest, Silent Auction, and entertainment. The Holiday Giving Tea is part of our Holiday Extravaganza which supports Arts in Education.
Dec. 13: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall with an opening susprise from Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley, the swearing out of Sgt. William Shamp, and a presentation from Walker Consultants regarding a parking study.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school.
Dec. 13: The Indian Trails Middle School band is in concert at the school's gym at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 14: The New York Tenors are in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 15: The Matanzas High School Key Club hosts Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. at the school, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade takes over the Intracoastal Water way from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: 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
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 16: Navy Band Southeast Holiday Concert at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 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.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: 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
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.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Nov. 11, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here. (The city has not updated its reports since mid-November.)

Road and Interstate Construction:

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