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Monday Briefing: Fruehan Arraignment, Happy Hour Fundraiser for Free Clinic, Cameron’s Contract, Bunnell’s Special Events

| February 25, 2019

Palm Coast Data's Pink Ar,y team was among the contributors to a total haul of $16,694 raised for mammograms and diagnostic tests for local women in the annual event organized by AdventHealth Palm Coast. (Palm Coast)

Palm Coast Data’s Pink Army team was among the contributors to a total haul of $16,694 raised for mammograms and diagnostic tests for local women in the annual event organized by AdventHealth Palm Coast.  Last fall’s Pink Army 5K run/walk was one of the most successful ever. Representatives of the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation, Palm Coast Data and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation, along with Palm Coast City Council members, celebrated last Tuesday with the presentation of an oversized check at the City Council meeting. Palm Coast Data was recognized for “Best Team Participation” for 2018, with 56 registered participants. “The City of Palm Coast is proud to partner with the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation on the Pink Army 5K every October,” said Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. “I run/walk the 5K with my Coastal Cloud team, and it’s an honor to be a part of such an important cause. The money raised stays in our community, to help our friends and neighbors with early detection and treatment that has been shown to save lives. I ask all Palm Coast residents to get involved this year.” About 800 people walked or ran in the 5K, the One-Mile “Pink Out Your Pup” Fun Walk or the Kids Fun Run. The race started at the hospital and followed a route through Town Center last Oct. 14. Tony Papandrea, Chairman of the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation Board, thanked the City for its support. “The check for 16,694, that’s the largest amount that we have had ever,” Papandrea said. “It’s a 15-percent increase over 2017 and it tells me one thing – we are growing in awareness and effectiveness. People are listening and people are doing what we’re asking them to do – which is early detection, go get a screening. We have distributed over the years over $150,000 to our underserved people, men and women, in our community with breast cancer problems and breast cancer issues,” he said. “We have helped over 300 people perform over 700 breast cancer procedures and that goes for mammograms to surgeries.” (Palm Coast)

Today:: Cooler, sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. East 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: 157
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: chockablockplay.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“I look back at the seventies as the start of the cocaine blizzard that blew across the music business-and the rest of the country–creating havoc in its wake. I was one of the lucky ones. I tried coke and instinctively mistrusted the energy it generated. Others said the energy was positive; I found it poisonous. The drug boosted the ego to ungodly proportions. I use the word ‘ungodly’ purposely because when most folks are jacked up on coke they get to believing that they’re God. With cocaine, there’s no room for a higher power. You become your own higher power. You’re under the illusion that you’re all-knowing, all-powerful, and invulnerable. In short, you become a raging asshole.”

–Willie Nelson, from “It’s a Long Story” (2015).

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.

florence fruehanFlorence Fruehan, the former Palm Coast physician who surrendered his license following a Department of Health investigation into alleged sexual improprieties with patients, is scheduled for arraignment before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins on two counts of felony battery on persons over 65, mirroring similar claims Fruehan faced during the health department investigation. Fruehan has waived his right to attend all pre-trial conferences. Arraignment is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See background stories here, here and here. (2018CF001067 and 2018CF001066)

Cameron Contract: The Flagler County Commission meets in special session at 9 a.m. to ratify its contract with Interim Manager Jerry Cameron. The contract calls for Cameron to be paid $160,000 on an annualized basis, though he’d be due for a raise, based on inflation, as soon as March 1. His total compensation package would be worth $237,000 on an annualized basis. See the proposed contract here.



The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The commission is expected to approve, on second reading, new regulations for groups looking to use Bunnell as a movie set or for music videos, as well as approve a change to the city’s special events ordinance.

A Happy Hour Fund-Raiser for the Flagler County Free Clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Brown Dog pub, 215 Saint Joe Plaza Drive, off Palm Coast Parkway, at $20 per person, which includes one drink and light appetizers.

The Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school’s media center. The PTO meets at 6 p.m.

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.

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON HEALTH ISSUES (closes Feb. 28): Flagler county residents are being asked to speak up and voice their opinion on a variety of health-related topics through an online survey. The input from the community will be used to create health improvement plans to address community concerns and improve quality of life. The survey is online here countyhealthsurvey.com and is available in English and Spanish. Results of the survey provide the foundation of Community Health Needs Assessments, which are a collection of data used to inform communities and develop goals to improve health outcomes. Once the assessments are complete, they will be used to create three-year Community Health Improvement Plans for both Volusia and Flagler counties. The assessments are being conducted in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Flagler and Volusia counties, Flagler Cares, local hospitals and Volusia and Flagler county government. Residents, employers and community partners are encouraged to share this link and ask others to take the survey as well. The survey will close February 28, 2019. Please take the survey here.

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: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Advance America, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Suite 212, Palm Coast, 2 to 7 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, August 2-5
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, August 4
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, August 4
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.

 

Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.

Segment 2: South 22nd to South 9th Street: A significant detour on State Road (S.R.) A1A in Flagler Beach is set to start Tuesday, Feb 26, as construction continues on a project to protect the road from erosion and future storm events. The work is part of a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to construct improvements along three sections of S.R. A1A in Flagler County. A temporary traffic repair has been in place since the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in late 2016.

 Fast Facts:

  • Southbound traffic on S.R. A1A will be detoured onto a local road, South Central Avenue, between South 7th Street and South 23rd Street.
  • Northbound traffic will remain on S.R. A1A.
  • The detour will be in place throughout the reconstruction.
  • Access to all businesses and homes will be maintained.
  • Access will also be available using side streets.
  • For those with driveways only on S.R. A1A, access will be available from northbound S.R. A1A.

Since this is a popular destination for tourists and visitors, drivers are asked to obey the posted speed limits on both S.R. A1A and Central Avenue, and to be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area. Due to safety concerns, bicyclists and foot traffic are urged to stay in designated, safe areas throughout the project.

Segment 3: North 18th Street to Osprey Drive: The contractor continues to bring in sand and prepare for installation of the new buried seawall. Residents may have noticed the contractor installing forms near North 18th Street. This is not the seawall itself. These forms will be used to guide the drill and form the new concrete shafts of the wall. These shafts will be about 36 feet deep. The contractor is expected to move its drilling equipment onto the work site this week. This movement is likely to require short stoppages of traffic using flagging operations along A1A.

Dune Walkovers:

The contractor will continue to remove dune walkovers as needed to accommodate construction of the buried seawall. The affected dune walkovers include both public and private walkovers between North 18th Street and Osprey Drive. By contract, all affected dune walkovers will be reconstructed once work is complete to their pre-construction condition. The contractor is carefully removing and storing separately the existing materials for each walkover. Photographs also are being taken to document existing conditions and will be used to assist with reconstruction.

 Please note that the walkovers must remain closed during construction for safety reasons.

The project team has announced that reconstruction of the walkovers is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2019. This timeframe is based on the current work schedule. Please note the schedule may be affected by weather or unforeseen circumstances.

The contractor has 300 days to complete the work.

Caution! Flagler Beach police and and Sherriff’s deputies are actively monitoring speed and writing tickets. “I got a warning on north section of A1A before construction actually began so I keep to the 25 limit, but still getting tailgated by cars wanting to go faster,” a reader tells us. 

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The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county's most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view. (DOT)

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county’s most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view.
(DOT)

U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.

This week southbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and be shifted slightly west onto new pavement. Southbound U.S. 1 traffic heading to Old Dixie Highway will be directed to stay on southbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to return to Old Dixie Highway using northbound U.S. 1. Old Dixie Highway drivers heading to southbound U.S. 1 will have to turn onto northbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to access southbound U.S. 1. Later this week, northbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and shifted west onto the existing southbound side of the roadway. Once this shift is made, U.S. 1 will have one lane in each direction through the project area. The speed limit will be reduced along U.S. 1 through the construction zone, and drivers are asked to be alert and use caution when traveling through the work area.

More details here.

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Announcements:

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President of Florida Police Accreditation Coalition Marette Sims, Randy Doyle, Michele Bagnoli, Marilenn Punsalan, Sheriff Rick Staly, Director of Communications Christina Mortimer, Commander Robert Weber, and Executive Director of Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission Robert Brongel.

Sheriff’s 911 Center is Re-Accredited: The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received its first reaccreditation as an accredited 911 center by the Florida Telecommunications Commission (FLA-TAC) last week. It is one of just eight State-Accredited Public Safety Answering Points in Florida. During the entrance interview, the assessment team took a tour of the Communications Center and spoke with various employees and observed security measures. The assessment team then observed all general orders and operating procedures pertaining to the Communications Center to ensure that the center was in compliance with the requirements of all standards. All observable standards and accreditation files were found in compliance. Upon completion off the assessment, the team met for an exit interview to review the findings. It was noted that the assessment team did not encounter any issues and the FCSO Communications Section is staffed by highly trained professionals. It was also noted that the morale in the Communications Center is consistently high and that all members who were interviewed were dedicated professionals that were proud of the work they perform and the Agency they work for. The FCSO’s Communications Center serves as the county-wide PSAP for all 911 calls, answering all emergency and non-emergency phone calls and providing dispatch services for the Sheriff’s Office, the cities of Bunnell and Flagler Beach Police Departments, Flagler County Fire/Rescue, City of Palm Coast Fire Department, Bunnell Volunteer Fire Department and the Flagler Beach Fire Department. “Our Communications and Accreditation teams have done a great job in maintaining compliance and exceeding the expectations of the Accreditation Assessors,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Not only did we meet re-accreditation standards, but some of the policies and training materials were requested by the Assessors to be used as examples for other agencies. That is a huge compliment. I am very proud of our team.” Communications Center first earned accreditation in February of 2016.  Along with their role as 911 dispatchers, Communications Specialists complete a variety of tasks in support of law enforcement or fire/rescue operations including monitoring of state and national computer databases.

flagler county commission government logoEngineering Department hosts MalaCompra Basin project update with residents: Flagler County’s Engineering Department will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Hammock Community Center to provide an update on the MalaCompra Basin Water Quality Enhancement project. Mailed invitations will be sent to property owners who are directly impacted by the project – Marineland Acres, Rollins Dunes, and Seascape. “We want to keep residents informed about the status of the project,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “As always, we will do our best to minimize the impact on the daily life of our residents while we move forward with this health and safety project.” The project will accomplish two goals: ease flooding on the northern barrier island; and, prevent untreated stormwater and septic tank leachate from making its way into the Intracoastal and ultimately places like Pellicer Creek headwaters – a pristine estuarine system. Presently, construction for the system outfall improvements is underway. The stormwater treatment facility construction off Bay Drive will begin within the next couple of months. Design work is about 60 percent complete for the side street collection laterals. The construction for that $6 million portion of the project is almost fully funded through a Florida Department of Transportation grant for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Also assisting, the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2016 awarded Flagler County a $500,000 grant as a Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) cost-share program project. The District decades ago placed the project in its Northern Coastal Basin Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) plan. The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners tracked the problems for many years, and in 2010 agreed to make the project a top legislative priority. The County has spent more than $6 million combined on the design and permitting – through the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as the acquisition of property for the holding pond and outfall easements. Hammock Community Center is located at 79 MalaCompra Road.

flagler beach city commission logoFlagler Beach Citizens Academy: Eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning on March 6, 2019, running through April 24, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn all there is to know about the history of your city, how your government works and is financed, and the responsibilities of staff and elected officials. Tour your city’s recreational, first responder, library, and public works facilities. Discover plans for the city’s future and opportunities for resident involvement. These sessions are open to anyone residing within the City of Flagler Beach. There will be a limit of 20 participants. Registration applications are available at City Hall, Building Department, Library, Police Department, Fire Department and on our City’s website (www.cityofflaglerbeach.com). All applications must be received by February 22, 2019. Jane Mealy, Commissioner City of Flagler Beach PO Box 70 Flagler Beach, FL 32136 You will then receive a detailed schedule of the sessions and where each will be held. If you have any questions, contact Jane Mealy at: 439-4811 jmealy@cityofflaglerbeach.com.

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.

FPL LAUNCHES NORTH FLORIDA SOLAR PLANT: Florida Power & Light will hold an event to mark the completion of a solar power plant in North Florida. (Monday, 10 a.m., FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center, 9604 Adams Road, Wellborn.)

CRUZ DISCUSSES EDUCATION PROPOSALS: Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, will hold a news conference to discuss education issues. She will discuss proposals by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate leaders to expand school vouchers and a school-safety bill that would allow teachers to be armed. (Monday, 10:30 a.m., Ballast Point Elementary School, 2802 West Ballast Point Blvd., Tampa.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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Aug
26
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Aug 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club Meeting @ VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast
Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

stamp and con club logoThe 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.

flagler county stamp and coin club

Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO Meeting @ Media Center, 305 N Palmetto St, Bunnell.
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 5 p.m. in the school’s media center. School Advisory Councils are composed of principals, teachers, educational support personnel, parents, students, local business representatives, and community members. It is a group intended to represent the broad school community and those persons closest to the students who will share responsibility for guiding the school toward continuous improvement. Bunnell’s SAC is chaired by Michelle Brito and vice-chaired by Carmen Stanford. See the website here.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Bunnell City Commission Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard.
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

bunnell logoThe Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.

The city commissioners’ email:

The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

Aug
27
Tue
Flagler Beach City Commission Budget Workshop @ City Hall, Commission Chamber
Aug 27 all-day

flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission holds its second budget workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The commission will focus on the city’s utility, sanitary and stormwater funds.

Palm Coast City Council Workshop @ City Hall
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

palm coast logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

Flagler County Opioid Task Force @ Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway.
Aug 27 @ 1:57 pm – 2:57 pm

flagler opioid task force logoThe Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library.

Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council @ Eagle's Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast.
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

buddy taylor middle school logoThe Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. in the Eagle’s Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a school-based group made up of school staff and parents and students intended to represent the school, the community, and the people closest to the students that shares the responsibility for supporting the school’s continuous improvement.

Aug
28
Wed
Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). 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. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

Facing Grief Together @ Vitas Office, 4 North Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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.

Aug
29
Thu
Common Ground Breakfast: Economic Development @ Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd.
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 am

common ground breakfast logoEconomic development: the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Common Ground breakfast focusing on the county’s economic development efforts, with three speakers: County Administrator Jerry Cameron, Tourism Executive Director Amy Lukasik, and Economic Development Executive Director Helga van Eckert. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8, the event lasts through about 9:15 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. Palm CoastMembers can preregister for $25, non-members for $35. Contact Melinda Rivera, 386-206-0952 or by Email, melinda@flaglerchamber.org

KALS Hosts Rep. Michael Waltz at Flagler County Airport @ 17 Old Moody Boulevard, Palm Coast.
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz. (© FlaglerLive)

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz. (© FlaglerLive)

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, whose district includes all of Flagler, meets with officials from KALS, a global advanced tactical fuels response team headquartered at the Flagler County Airport, at Flagler County Airport, 17 Old Moody Boulevard in Palm Coast. Waltz and company officials will discuss emergency fuel and aviation disaster recovery services, public policies on prepositioned equipment, coordination among federal, state and local entities, and infrastructure reliability for first responders. The meeting will be highlighted by a 2 p.m. demonstration showcasing an air transportable fuel “blivet,” a manner of transporting fuel in large drums. (See the image below.)

KALS is a current Department of Homeland Security prime contractor to provide emergency fuel support during disasters and has responded to the two most recent major hurricanes to affect the state of Florida – Hurricanes Irma and Michael. The company provides all types of fuel including aviation, gas, and diesel.

Fuel blivets. (KALS)

Fuel blivets. (KALS)

Aug
30
Fri
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
Aug 30 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club @ Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway.
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club, 9-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Health Care Plans presents their Blues Brunch Club as well as helpful information on topics that might affect you. Bring your favorite board game or play one provided by FHCP while enjoying brunch! Free, but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Aug
31
Sat
Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil @ Veterans Memorial Park, Flagler Beach.
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The vigil will be held at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. (© FlaglerLive)Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil: Bunnell’s Open Door Recovery and Re-entry Ministries, a transitional home for former convicts and addicts, is hosting a candlelight vigil on August 31 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Flagler Beach, starting at 7 p.m. The event gives residents an opportunity to help Flagler County remember and recognize losses suffered locally. Invite your friends and family. The events marks International Overdose Awareness Day and provides an opportunity to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in the community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose does save lives. (Questions? Call Kim Carney at 386-846-5493.) Details here.

Sep
2
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Flagler County Commission @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. See the agendas and background materials for meetings here, and watch or listen to meetings here.

Contact the commissioners by email:

See the Flagler County District Map.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

Sep
3
Tue
Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education Program @ DSC’s Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, an exhibit featuring the solo exhibition of DSC alum Clarissa Bonet as well as the exhibition “This is Climate Change” in the upstairs gallery. Clarissa Bonet’s exhibition presents two bodies of work, “Stray Light” and “City Space,” which focus on her interaction with the urban environment. “This is Climate Change” is a fine-art landscape photography exhibit that does not seek to showcase the effects of climate change, but instead shows how the effects of climate change are no longer concealable when photographing the environment. Refreshments will follow. At DSC’s Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 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; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

Palm Coast City Council Meeting @ City Hall
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at City Hall in Town Center.

Sep
4
Wed
Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). 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. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

Flagler Youth Orchestra Open House @ Indian Trails Middle School Cafeteria, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


The Flagler Youth Orchestra hosts its Open House for all new students, students who want to join at 5:30 p.m. at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria, 5505 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast. Enrollment is offered free of charge by the Flagler County School District. Students who are 8 years and older by September 1st, 2019, living in Flagler County (regardless of where you go to school) are eligible to enroll. Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello, or doublebass. All experience levels are welcome, including beginners. Classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays in one-hour sessions from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm (classes begin at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 pm.) Some class scheduling restrictions apply. Information on instrument sales and rentals will be available at the open house. All students planning to join or are interested in learning more should attend. Online enrollment is available at this link. First class for beginners is September 16th. Experienced musicians will start on September 9.

flagler touth orchestra open house

The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its pre-season open house for all new and prospective students at Indian Trails Middle School ‘s cafeteria from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4, with a live performance to kick things off.
(© FlaglerLive)

Sep
6
Fri
Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
Sep 6 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Stetson Chamber Orchestra @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

stetson school of music logo Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Dione Chandler, oboe. The Chamber Orchestra fills the evening with the beautiful music of Handel’s “Concerto Grosso,” Op. 6 No.2 in F, Marcello’s “Concerto for Oboes in C Minor” with Dione Chandler, oboe and Grieg’s “Two Elegiac Melodies,” Op. 34. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and free for Stetson University students with an ID and ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Sep
7
Sat
Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Creative Bazaar @ 1500 Central Avenue, Town Center, Palm Coast.
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Creative Bazaar: Arts and Crafts Flea Market at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s venue at 1500 Central Avenue, open to shoppers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., open to anyone who wants to sell, for $25 for a 10×10 space if you’re a PCAF member, $35 for non-members. Ask about canopy and table rental. Call 225-4394. Creative Bazaar is held every first Saturday of the month.

16th Annual Black and White Great Gatsby Gala @ Italian American Social Club, 45 North King Road, Palm Coast
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The 16th Annual Black and White Great Gatsby Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Italian American Social Club, 45 North King Road, Palm Coast. The gala is hosted by the Friends of Flagler, as a fund-raiser for victims of domestic violence. The $50 donation includes a four-course dinner (including roasted prime rib), with a separate cash bar. Entertainment by Tim Rippey, suggested dress is black and white formal, semi-formal, 1920s or vintage attire. The cut-off date for ticket sales is Sept. 1. Please make checks payable to Friends of Flagler. Contact Roe or Donna for information, at 386/931-6209 or 386/517-2036.

1nnual black and white gala for domestic violence

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Sep
8
Sun
“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

Sep
9
Mon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell
Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Bunnell City Commission Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard.
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

bunnell logoThe Bunnell City Commission meets at City Hall at 7 p.m., Commission Chamber, City Hall Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard. See all agendas and background materials here. Listen to the meetings here.

The city commissioners’ email:

  • Mayor Catherine Robinson
  • Commissioner John Rogers
  • Commissioner Bill Baxley
  • Commissioner Donnie Nobles
  • Commissioner Jan Reeger
  • City Manager Alvin Jackson
    The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

    The Bunnell City Commission. From left, Jan Reeger, John Rogers, Bill Baxley, Mayor Catherine Robinson and Donnie Nobles.

  • Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings
    Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

    Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

    For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

    Sep
    10
    Tue
    Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee @ Government Services Building
    Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

    The flagler county commission government logo Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets. The County Commission  established the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee/ Housing Task Force, under Section 16-77 of the Flagler County Code, to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing in Flagler County. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the Second Tuesday of each month. Staff Liaison is Ralston Reodica,  386-313-4037. See the committee bylaws here, and committee agendas here, though they’re posted only spottily.

    Tammy Almond Pre-Trial on Manslaughter Charge @ Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
    Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

    Tammy Almond, a 44-year-old resident of 12 East Palm Street in Bunnell, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing at 8:30 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Almond faces a charge of manslaughter with a firearm in the shooting death on June 1, 2018 of Darryl Wilson at a North Bacher Street house in Bunnell. Almond and Wilson had been seeing each other on and off but wasn’t considered his steady girlfriend.

    Palm Coast City Council Workshop @ City Hall
    Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center…

    Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education Program @ DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.
    Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, NASA Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Greg Clements, Chief, Strategic Implementation Office, NASA Kennedy Space Center. One of the most significant technical achievements of the 20th Century was the Apollo 11 moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that historic event, this program will take us back to 1969 to relive the excitement, as well as show some of the current and future plans for NASA exploration, including the recently announced “Moon2Mars” initiative. At DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) – all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 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; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

    Flagler County Planning Board @ Government Services Building
    Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell.

    See full agendas here.

    Stetson Faculty Recital: Tammara Phillips, Flute, Kristie Born, Piano. @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
    Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    stetson school of music logoStetson Faculty Recital: Tammara Phillips, flute, Kristie Born, piano. 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.

    Sep
    11
    Wed
    Public Safety Coordinating Council @ Emergency Operations Center
    Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

    flagler county commission government logoThe Public Safety Coordinating Council, which gathers law enforcement, judicial, social service and government agencies, meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. But the regularity of its meetings is fitful. See agendas, when they’re posted (also a rarity), here.

    Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)
    Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). 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. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

    Bunnell Code Enforcement Board Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
    Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    bunnell logoThe Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.

    Code Enforcement Board members are Joy Allen, Delories Hall, Kenneth Gordon, Julie Auiar and Stephen Woodin Sr.

    Sep
    12
    Thu
    Flagler Beach City Commission Meeting @ City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street.
    Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street. Full agendas and minutes are accessible here.

    Mayor, City Commissioners and City Manager emails:

    “Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
    Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    “Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

    Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

    About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.

    Sep
    13
    Fri
    Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland
    Sep 13 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

    farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

    “Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse @ Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
    Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    “Meshuggah Nuns” at the Daytona Playhouse. In this nonsense Nunsense sequel, the Sisters are on an all-expense paid cruise. When all but one of the Fiddler on the Roof cast gets seasick, the Sisters help Tevye put on the show. Hilarity reigns supreme. You don’t have to be Catholic or Jewish. This is a show for anyone who loves a good laugh. 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.

    Note: Most performers and shows do not allow any recording of their performances; therefore cameras and visual and audio recorders are prohibited in the Daytona Playhouse during the show. You are welcome to meet the actors after the performance (back stage) and pictures are permitted during the meet and greet.

    About the Daytona Playhouse: since 1946, we have entertained appreciative audiences with wonderful performances in the very best community theatre tradition. The Playhouse, a nonprofit organization, is also a source of numerous and varied volunteer opportunities in theatre production and management. Read more about our history here.


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    1. palmcoaster says:

      As an overtaxed resident by Flagler County were my home pays annually to the county $1,229 ad valorem taxes versus my City of Palm Coast $569 I totally consider an aberration the outrageous compensation for the new county manager at $237,000 a year. Since we became a city in 1999 I have always questioned why the county providing me with only maybe 25% of my services get double size of the pie versus the city of Palm Coast that provides me with the 75% percent. My overpaid taxes to the county is what can afford the FCBOCC and their disastrous manager to waste our Palmcoasters taxes left and right first of all in their pricey taj-mahals administration,EOC and Hammond’s Court facilities, the in the Ginn super hangar we are still paying for after he dumped us, In the Cakes across our pockets in the purchase of the contaminated hospital a gauging cost and millions in remodeling to be bulldozed now, in the millionaire overpriced Plantation Bay utility from their buddy Houseinni that still demands over 20 million urgent repairs..Cptn BBQ alike subsidies .etc., etc. Meanwhile our city of Palm Coast confronts strain budgets for street paving and storm water repairs among many other needs. Now is the county to further overburden our ad valorem taxes with that hole in the ground Plantation Bay 20 plus millions repair…when only serves 1,400 exclusive HOA private users, if so or the 8 million proposed to extend the sewer to Cptn BBQ from Hammock Dunes?? I am requesting that at least 10 percent of the taxes my and all PC houses pay to Flagler county should be immediately transferred to Palm Coast for the tight budget the city has and needs to provide the services we pay for. If county would not agree then maybe Palm Coast should consider annexation a la Miami-Dade or Jacksonville-Duval and end with Palm Coasters being gouged by paying for unneeded double services not rendered by county administrators. Is a simple, as Palm Coast is the 800 lbs gorilla of this county tax revenue as if not for the creation of Palm Coast this county would not have ever afforded its Taj-Mahals and the ostentatious waste or even be in the map. Almost 20 years since we incorporated is enough of Palmcoasters taxes wasted by Flagler County. Its time, before city will be forced to raise the taxes that does not receive in the fair share this county should give us .Lets stop the gouging.

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