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Wednesday Briefing: Bing’s Landing Meeting Cancelled, Compassionate Friends, Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Health Survey

| February 27, 2019

Protesters of the county's plan to allow an expansion of Captain's BBQ at Bing's Landing have been demonstrating every Sunday for two months, as they did last Sunday, ahead of today's hearing on the matter before the County Commission, at 2 p.m. See below. (c Carol Scott for FlaglerLive)

Protesters of the county’s plan to allow an expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing have been demonstrating every Sunday for two months, as they did last Sunday, ahead of what was to be a hearing today’s hearing on the matter–until the county cancelled the meeting: notices to those concerned had not been mailed in a timely fashion. See below. (c Carol Scott for FlaglerLive)

Today:: Patchy fog in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
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: 171
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: avuncular.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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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.



The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell.

Bing’s Landing and Captain’s BBQ: The Flagler County Commission was to meet in workshop followed by a special session to discuss options for relocating Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing, the county park. Thge meeting was cancelled late Tuesday, reportedly because property owners had not received sufficient notice of the meeting. The restaurant’s owners were seeking to move the restaurant north, closer to the center of the park, and enlarging it. The plan drew strong public opposition, which has continued in weekly protests outside of Bings every Sunday afternoon since. The county administration then proposed several other options, one of them to move the restaurant southwest, close to the water, in place of a pavilion. See the background here.

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Fair Trade Cafe at Palm Coast’s City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy. 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.

A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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 The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. You can’t beat an evening of great jazz in the charming Athens Theatre. 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. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

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, March 14-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, March 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, March 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, March 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, March 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, March 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, March 14
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.

WATER QUALITY ISSUES GET ATTENTION: Florida’s congressional delegation will hold a hearing on water-quality issues such as red tide and algae blooms. Speakers during the hearing, which will be chaired by Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Alcee Hastings, are expected to include Noah Valenstein, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 2261 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.)

PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review, which considers parole cases from across the state, will start a two-day meeting in Duval County. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Jacksonville Beach City Hall, 11 North Third St., Jacksonville Beach.)

HOMELESSNESS DISCUSSED: The Council on Homelessness, which works to reduce homelessness in Florida, will hold a conference call. (Wednesday, 9 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-585-9008. Code: 351186925.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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

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March 21: 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.
March 21: "The Modern Gentlemen," live in concert at 7:30 p.m. the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. These 4 amazing voices have, and continue to be, the background vocals and choreography for the last 12 years alongside rock and roll icon, Frankie Valli. Their own signature sound blends modern voices together in four part, harmonic perfection with high energy & tight dance moves performing the classic hits of Motown, Pop, Rock Doo-Wop and of course, The Four Seasons! The Modern Gentlemen have toured the world performing on the biggest stages from Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, to Broadway, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and alongside artists such as The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson. Available with tracks or their 5 piece band, they’re not a tribute, but the real thing. Adult $39.90, Students $35.90.
March 21: Stetson University Community Education Project (CEP) is launching Rethinking Incarceration, an initiative designed to promote dialogue on mass incarceration, prison reform, human rights, political engagement and systemic oppression. The first event of this initiative, “Florida Gathering,” will be a panel discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L, 134 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. Panelists include representatives from Exchange for Change, the Florida Prison Education Project, Writers with Conviction and ESUBA (Abuse, spelled backwards) as well as Mark Inch, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. The event is free and open to the public.
March 21: The Conklin Center for the Blind hosts world-renowned classical pianist Aldo Ragone from Rome, Italy in a one-night only performance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. Ragone is an Alexander Scriabin Scholar. He holds a doctoral degree in piano performance. Tickets are $50 per person for this once-in-a-lifetime concert and can be purchased by visiting www.conklincenter.org or calling (386)-258-3441. All proceeds benefit The Conklin Center.
March 21: A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" at the Peabody Auditorium. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. 7:30 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.


March 22: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a business town hall at 9 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy., to discuss fiber and other infrastructure needs that can ensure our local businesses success. Expected participants include Helga van Eckert, the director of Flagler County's economic development department, city officials from Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, and County Commissioner Joe Mullins, among others. The event is Free and open to the public, though RSVPs are highly encouraged, to Heather Edwards at the Chamber, who can be reached by email here.
March 22: Teacher work day in Flagler county schools. No school for students.
March 22: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A.
March 22: Flagler Surf Series #11, 7 a.m. south of the Flagler Beach Pier.
March 22: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra Contemporary One-Act Operas, featuring L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Russell Franks, director, Anthony Hose, conductor. 7:30 p.m., DeLand High School Theater Center, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
March 22-24: Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie," at the Flagler Playhouse. "The Glass Menagerie" is a memory play, its action drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. The play is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. The play is strongly autobiographical. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
March 22-24: st augustine seafood festivalThe St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival celebrates its 38th year with a return to Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. A St. Augustine tradition since 1981, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest and most family-oriented festival in the Ancient City. With more than 20,000 people expected to attend, the Festival is a cornerstone of the St. Augustine Lions fundraising mission to help those in need. Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 15 are free. Active duty military with ID are also free. Food prices are not included with admission. On Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, free parking with a shuttle to the Seafood Festival will be available. Parking and shuttle are based at the St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View, and at the north San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday only. Look for “shuttle” signs directing you to these locations. More information on the parking and shuttle are on the website.
March 23: Flagler County Fire Rescue Station 16 – Halifax/Plantation Bay Open House, at 3935 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel and tour Fire Station #16. Additionally, Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs.
March 23: The University of Florida Flagler County Extension holds its annual Spring Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Flagler County Extension Office, 150 Sawgrass Rd., Bunnell. There will be Demonstration Garden Talks and Tours on Florida-Friendly Landscaping; Maia’s Homemade Reusable Bee’s Wax Wrappers; Raised Bed Gardens, Self-Watering Planters and Vertical Towers; and Palm Basics. Master Gardeners will be offering Plant Clinics and giving free advice on lawn and garden issues. The public is encouraged to bring in samples or pictures of sick plants or unknown insects. Gently used garden tools and plants will be on sale. The event is open to the public and parking is free. For more information contact 386-437-7464 or flagler@ifas.ufl.edu
March 23: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old SDalt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Call 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.
March 23: motown madnessThe George Washington Carver Foundation's annual Motown Madness evening, a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym in Bunnell, starts at 6 p.m., featuring the band Traces of Gold, dinner and moire for $50 per person. The Carver Center is a recreational facility that also offers tutoring, after school study, internet access and also serves the community with GED classes, employment counseling and other services. It supports the Road to Success program, the AIM summer camp and numerous athletic tournaments. For tickets, email butlerjordan@flaglerschools.com or call Jordan Butler at 386/437-7540, extension 3159.
March 23: Children and teens ages 6-16 are invited to participate in a free NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Youth will choose a clinic from one of the five sports offered, learning new skills and practicing the sport. Instruction will be provided by National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) collegiate athletes and their professional coaches. Check-in will be at 9 a.m., with the sports clinics beginning at 9:30 a.m. The golf sports clinic will be held at the City of Palm Coast’s Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive, and all other sports at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy. The free sports clinic is being offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. Space is limited and spots are filling fast. Advance registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. On-site registration will be available on March 23 only if space is still available. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.
March 23: 2nd Annual Strawberry Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park in Palm Coast's Town Center. Family Fun & Festivities, Delicious Food, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Free Bounce Houses, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Classic Cars, Free Rock Painting, Strawberry Fudge, Pie Eating Contest,Pony Rides, Strawberry Wine Slush Mixes, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream, Free Petting Zoo, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Bean Bag Toss, Yummy Treats & Much More! Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Benefits Grace Community Food Pantry.
March 23: Salvo Art Project hosts its monthly open house at 6 p.m. with Paul Beaulieu’s Paintings, as well as the works of his students, featured in the Schreiner Memorial Room. "We will also be spotlighting the work of our studio artist Andy Sovia in the classroom. All studios will be open to guests," JJ Graham says. Admission is $10 to help cover food, beverages, and live entertainment in the back parking lot. Overflow parking alongside Peach Street and across Moody Blvd. Feel free to be fancy or casual. 802 East Moody Blvd. Bunnell.
March 24: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra Contemporary One-Act Operas, featuring L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Russell Franks, director, Anthony Hose, conductor. 3 p.m., DeLand High School Theater Center, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
March 25: 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.
March 25: The "L" Word Identity Group, 6 p.m. at UNF-Jacksonville's John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E Room 1111. The L Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.
March 26: The Gargiulo Art Foundation and Palm Coast government unveil the inaugural sculpture of what will be a sculpture garden in Palm Coast's Central Park in Town Center, near City Hall, at 9 a.m. See details here.
March 26: FlaglerCares, the county-wide initiative to expand the safety net for citizens in need, meets at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
March 26: Great Organists at Stetson series, Boyd Jones, Stetson University Price Professor of Organ and University Organist. 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.
March 26: The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Advanced Technology College (ATC), 1770 Technology Blvd, Daytona Beach, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 109), All About the Embry-Riddle Research Park. Dr. Stephanie Miller is executive director of Technology Transfer and Research Park Initiatives at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The research park is home to the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, (the MicaPlex), the Wind Tunnel Laboratory and coming in 2019, the Applied Aviation and Engineering Research Hanger. The MicaPlex houses Embry-Riddle’s Tech Business Incubator, tenant flex space, collaborative workspaces, cutting-edge laboratories and business support services, co-located to ensure that technology-focused startups will have every advantage for success. 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, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
March 26: NuMIX Ensemble Concert, Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors. 7:30 p.m., UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200. Free admission.
March 26: Coffee and Conversation: Talking Religion with Civility. Join the Interfaith Center to discuss the challenges of talking religion with each other, and learn skills to navigate conflict and disagreement. Coffee and tea served. At UNF's Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1400. Contact Matt Hartley m.hartley@unf.edu (904) 620-5715.
March 26: Trans Talks, 4 p.m. at UNF's LGBT Resource Center Building, 1 UNF Drive, 58 East, Room 1111. Trans Talks is a peer led discussion group that allows transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics associated with being transgender. This group is open to all individuals under the Transgender Spectrum including but not limited to: Transgender, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, and Agender. Please note that Trans Talks is a peer discussion group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.
March 27: A final hearing is scheduled before a judge of workers compensation claims in the more than two dozen cases of Flagler County Sheriff's employees' claims related to what they believe to be the sick building, or Sheriff's Operations Center, evacuated last June. The 10 a.m. hearing is before Judge Wilbur Anderson at the Daytona Beach Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims, 444 Seabreeze Boulevard, Suite 450, Daytona Beach.
March 27: The Flagler Humane Society hosts a happy hour fundraiser at Uncaged on Oceanshore, 3468 Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available here.
March 27: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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 The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
March 27: The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Hagihara Violin & Piano Duo, 7:30 p.m. at UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200. ♦ March 28: Bunnell City Manager Alvin Jackson is the keynote speaker at the 34th Drug Court graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins.
March 31: Daytona Solisti's Concert Series features "Mozartiana," an all-Mozart program with Michael Rickman, piano, Sue Cryan, violin, and Joe Corporon, cello. On the program: Mozart's Piano Sonata Nr. 9 in D Major K 311, Church Sonatas K 245 and K328, and the Piano Trio in G Major, K 496. 3:30 p.m. At First Presbyterian Church, 620 South Grandview Avenue, Daytona Beach. A $15 contribution is requested.
March 31: Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring music by Bach and Dohnanyi, Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin with guest Ellen Olson, viola. free admission, 3 p.m. at UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200.

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2 Responses for “Wednesday Briefing: Bing’s Landing Meeting Cancelled, Compassionate Friends, Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Health Survey”

  1. Mikemaffa says:

    Bings landing ?boy do we have an issue at Bings , Captains resftauraunt . When this place was rented as a bait store ( restaurant ) it all started because the county wanted to help provide bait for fisheing folks . Captains comes along and makes a deal with county for restaurant or was it Coffey ? ??The county residents got screwed with
    low return on the county park . Today we are in a horrible lease because Coffey shoved it to us and walked out with hefty severance pay and we sit her with no possible decent outcome. The county c ommissioners don’t have a clue as to how they should resolve it .. they approved it with Hanson mcgloulin Sullivan and Ericksen voteing in favor of Coffeys crappy deal .. these people should be replaced they are costing our county a fortune to resolve their stupid move on this deal .. we took it you know where… ps where is the BAIT STORE???

  2. palmcoaster says:

    Our friends of Bings Landings better be alert as I have the intuition that the FCBOCC just have hired another Coffey, look alike to keep emptying our county taxpayers depleted pockets and selling off the parks and preserved lands that our taxes paid for to benefit their buddies. Do not let the guard down as just starting with his out of line high interim pay, I feel Hansen’s a friend of one of the Capt BBQ owners, influence for the new hired. Also there is a plan out there to have us pay for an at least 8 million cost to install sewer lines to the BBQ from the main near Hammock Dunes. Double whammy the 20 million at least proposed to be paid for the Plantation Bay decrepit utility they gift Houseini 5.5 million 6 years ago when wasn’t even worth to have gotten for free! Imagine 1,400 users inside Plantation Bay have paid for the 10 million (5 additional millions in repairs then) cost already and now 20 million more? I want to see docs that show us we all are not paying for it when is to benefit the 1,400 only as FCBOCC potential lies when saying the users only pay for that.

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