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Monday Briefing: Bing’s and Captain’s BBQ, Scouts For Dunes, Inauguration, Community Health Fair

| January 7, 2019

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The Boy Scouts of Troop 400 in Bunnell, along with some Flagler County Master Gardeners and adult volunteers, worked Saturday morning (Jan. 5) to save sea oats on the dunes between Beverly Beach and North 18th street before the state Department of Transportation starts digging up the area to install a sea wall. The plants were dug up, potted, and will be held and cared for until the project is completed, when the plants will be replanted. It has been determined that sea oats have the highest value and survivability, so that is where collection efforts were focused. (Barbara Kipnis)

Today::Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. 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: 50
The OED’s Word of the day: brumal, adj.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“First-generation millionaires give us libraries, second-generation millionaires give us themselves.”

–From Garry Wills’s “Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man” (1970).

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.



School resumes today: be cautious on the roads.

The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell, to discuss its controversial lease with Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing. After approving the lease in December, commissioners subsequently set it aside pending further discussion following public opposition. Captain’s BBQ is seeking to build a larger restaurant and to do so toward the center of a green area of the park rather than keep its exosting footprint to the side. Back-up materials here.

Community Health Fair: Flagler County Fire Rescue, in partnership with Flagler County Social Services, Florida Health in Flagler County, and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to share information on a variety of community services and to provide–at no cost–Flu Shots, Diabetic Screenings (glucose and A1C), Registration for ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, Registration for the Emergency/Disaster Special Needs Sheltering Program, all at the Espanola Community Center, 3570 County Road 205, Bunnell. For more information contact: Community Paramedic Caryn Prather (386) 507-3415.

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: MPower Fitness, Atlantic Fitness, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite D214, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Monday: Bealls Outlets, 9 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 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 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Rue & Ziffra, 4879 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 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 24-28
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 27
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 27
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 27
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 27
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 27
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 27
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:

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.

AGRICULTURE DAMAGE EYED: The Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss the effects of Hurricane Michael on the state’s agriculture industry. A November estimate by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the industry sustained $1.49 billion in damages, with the estimated losses for the timber industry at $1.3 billion. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in late October projected that nearly 1 million acres of crops such as cotton, nuts and vegetables, along with beef, dairy and other animal products, were damaged across 25 counties from the powerful Oct. 10 storm that made landfall in Mexico Beach. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

TAX BREAK FOR DIAPERS ON TABLE: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will consider a proposal (SB 60), filed by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, that would create a sales-tax exemption for diapers, incontinence undergarments, incontinence pads and incontinence liners. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

CRIME VICTIMS MEASURE DISCUSSED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will look at a newly approved constitutional amendment designed to expand the rights of crime victims. Amendment 6, widely known as the “Marsy’s Law” amendment, received support from 61.6 percent of voters in the Nov. 6 election, clearing a 60 percent threshold needed for passage. The amendment included a series of rights for crime victims, including the right to be notified of major developments in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. The proposal was part of a national movement that stems from the 1983 death of a California woman, Marsy Nicholas, who was stalked and killed by an ex-boyfriend. Marsy Nicholas’ brother, Henry, is the co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and has spearheaded the Marsy’s Law effort. The Criminal Justice Committee workshop is expected to include representatives of the Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Florida Public Defender Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the state courts system and the group Marsy’s Law for Florida. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

MEDICAID, OPIOIDS AT ISSUE: The Senate Health Policy Committee will receive an update from the Agency for Health Care Administration about Medicaid and an update from the Department of Health about opioid-related issues. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

Inauguration:

NUNEZ HONORED AT BREAKFAST: Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nunez will be honored during an event titled, “Women Transforming Florida: A Tribute Breakfast.” Nunez, R-Miami, is a former state House member. Also taking part in the event will be incoming First Lady Casey DeSantis. (Monday, 8 a.m., Goodwood Museum, 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee.)

DESANTIS DISCUSSES VISION: Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will speak to private- and public-sector leaders during a luncheon event titled, “Bold Vision for a Brighter Future: Thought Leaders Luncheon.” Among the expected participants are Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nunez; Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton; House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes; Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby; Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor; Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast; and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. (Monday, noon, Florida State University, University Center Club B, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee.)

PIZZA PARTY FOR PATRONIS: An inaugural party will be held for state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis at a pizza restaurant a few blocks from the Capitol. (Monday, 4 p.m., The Deck Pizza Pub, 224 East College Ave., Tallahassee.)

FRIED CELEBRATES TAKING OFFICE: Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried will hold a “Growing a Stronger Florida” celebration on the night before she takes office. (Monday, 7:30 p.m., Florida State University, Doak Campbell Stadium, University Center Club, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee.)

JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON BROWARD SUPERVISOR: A federal judge will hear arguments in a legal battle about whether suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes should be able to regain her job. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will consider a preliminary-injunction request by Snipes, who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Bill Galvano, arguing that her due-process rights had been violated. After a turbulent election in Broward County, Snipes announced on Nov. 18 that she would resign from the supervisor’s post effective Jan. 4. Scott on Nov. 30 issued an executive order to suspend Snipes, but she decided to rescind the resignation and fight the suspension. The Senate has the constitutional authority to remove from office or reinstate suspended elected officials, but Galvano, R-Bradenton, said the Senate would not take up the Snipes matter because of a lack of time to conduct a “full investigation into the serious assertions” in Scott’s executive order. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block Scott and Galvano from enforcing parts of state law and a Senate rule dealing with suspensions. (Monday, 1 p.m., United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)

GULF RED SNAPPER AT ISSUE: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will kick off a series of meetings about state management of Gulf red snapper. The council is seeking input on a draft plan that would allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to set the recreational red snapper fishing season and, potentially, other management measures in state and federal waters off Florida. (Monday, 6 p.m., Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum, 2600 Champion Ring Road, Fort Myers.)

 

—-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 14: Wadsworth Elementary hosts a STEM Camp Showcase at 12:30 p.m. in its cafeteria.
June 14: Discover Trip to Publix Apron Culinary School, 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to and from Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE., Palm Coast to Publix Apron Culinary School in Jacksonville. Cost is $67 with price of food included. Registration required by June 7: www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
June 14: Movies in the Park, 8:45 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family-friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. This month features "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies
June 17: The Sheltering Tree board meets with supporters to find a solution and plan an appeal of the Bunnel zoning board's decision to shut down the Sheltering Tree's cold-weather shelter in Bunnell. The meeting is at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 205 N Pine Street, Bunnell.
June 17: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.
June 17: 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 17: judge james e.c. perryJames E.C. Perry, former justice of the Florida Supreme Court, discusses search and seizure at Florida schools during the Nina B. Hollis Educational Leadership Center's (NBHELC) inaugural Leadership Symposium "Safety, Security and the Law in Today's Schools" at Stetson University, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Carlton Union Building's Stetson Room (second floor), 131 E. Minnesota Ave. The event is free and open to K-12 school district and educational leaders in Central Florida. Space is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is open through Monday, June 10. The conference will provide K-12 school district and educational leaders with an opportunity to learn more about school safety and legal issues in Florida's public schools. In addition to Perry, speakers include: B. Glen Epley, Ph.D., professor of education at Stetson, discussing the legal implications of social media and how high-profile events from school shootings to cyberbullying have increased pressure on public schools to do more to protect children. Mercy Roberg, J.D., director of the Office of Professional Education at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, exploring issues related to guns on campus and whether there has been a rise in firearm-related injuries due to legislation changes.
June 18: The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) working group meets at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
June 18: Food Truck Tuesdays, 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. Part of proceeds will benefit Flagler Education Foundation. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/foodtruck.
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 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: 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 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.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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