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Weekend Briefing: Culture Club, State of the City, County Fair and Rockin Rib Fest, Turtlefest, Cheer at the Pier

| April 5, 2019

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Head to the Flagler County Fair at the Fairgrounds on Sawmill Road all weekend. Details below. (FCF)

Weekend: Partly to mostly cloudy, small, scattered chances of showers, highs in the lower 80s, lows in the 60s.
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: 233
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: rowel.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“So many crimes to punish crime! So much excess for law and order!”

–From Jules Michelet’s History of France, vol. 9, “Wars of Religion.”
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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.



Through Sunday: Flagler County Fair and Youth Show and Rockin Rib Fest: Flagler County Fairgrounds (150 Sawgrass Road Bunnell), gates open at 5 p.m. Amusement rides, food, games, petting zoo, pony rides, entertainment, livestock shows and sale, 4H and FFA youth exhibits, canning, quilting, sewing, baking exhibits. Rockin Rib Fest begins with Southern Chaos on stage at 6 p.m. on April 5. See the poster here.

First Friday Garden and Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 10am for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.

Friday: Coffee Series, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. This month’s topic: “Nutrition for Healthy Aging” with Sandra Young and Holly Luther with Sabal Palms Assisted Living and Memory Care. The event is free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. April 3: www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.

Friday: St. Mark by the Sea Bazaar and Garage Sale, 8 a.m., 303 Palm Coast Parkway.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: City Repertory Theatre’s “Tick Tick Boom, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. Sunday, tickets $15-$25, at City Repertory Theatre’s City Marketplace venue, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Book here. It’s the 1990’s, New York City. The center of the Off Broadway music scene. A brilliant, young musical artist struggles with the gut wrenching decisions of creating a new and compelling idea for a musical. TICK, TICK BOOM chronicles the adventures of Jonathan Larson, the creator of RENT, as he navigates the treacherous waters of New York’s young and vibrant arts scene. Starring Chelsea Jo Conard and Beau Wade, this vital and compelling show will charm and thrill you. It is soon to be a movie produced by Ron Howard and directed by Linn-Manuel Miranda. CRT’s production is directed by John Sbordone. Book here. See the preview here.

Friday: “Shades of Buble,” 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” “Everything,” “Fever,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and many more, SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. Beginning with an amazing sold-out debut at the end of the 2014-2015 concert season, this act has already begun wowing audiences around the country with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks. Adult $34.90 Student $30.90. Book here.

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa HollandFriday: Palm Coast State of the City address, 4 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The public is invited to the City of Palm Coast’s second annual State of the City address. Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland will report on the “State of the City,” highlighting the successes and achievements of the City over the past year and sharing plans for the coming year. Free, with a post-address State of the City reception presented by the Palm Coast Observer. Tickets for the Observer reception are $30. More info: 386-986-3708.

Friday: National Poetry Month Celebration At The Flagler County Library: In recognition of National Poetry Month, residents will recite original as well as selected poems at a free event 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the Flagler County Public Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the theme is “The Moon” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Local award winning author, Frank Consentino will facilitate the program. If you are interested in reading a poem, call the library at 386-446-6763 for additional details or just show up ready to recite. Refreshments will be served.

african american cultural society logoFriday: The African-American Cultural Society inaugurates its Culture Club, a new first-Friday tradition with drinks, food and live music, this time featuring Dante’s Groov. Come chill at AACS, a Smooth Groove Matinee, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., 4422 US Hwy 1, North, Palm Coast, (GPS user’s insert Bunnell instead of Palm Coast). Call 386-447-7030. Admission $10 at door.

First Friday in Flagler Beach with live music, vendors and food, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: Rugstock 2019, a music and art festival featuring more than two dozen bands plus photographers and artists’ works, $5 p[ass, at Celtic Corners, 252 Aldo Drive, Bunnell. See the flyer here.

Friday: Faculty Recital, Hannah Sun & Company. Join us during an evening of romantic piano solos and chamber music, featuring Julliard-trained Hannah Sun and Stetson School of Music faculty. 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.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + HatterHacks is hosted by Stetson HackerSpace, the university’s official computer science club, providing universities and high schools throughout the state with a chance to gather on campus to participate in technology workshops, app-building competitions, networking with big-name tech companies and other activities during this three-day event (which was rescheduled from March 29-31). Stetson University, Elizabeth Hall, Friday, April 5, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. April 6 and 7, at Stetson University, Edmunds Center, 143 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand. Complimentary admission and parking.

Saturday: 27th Annual Flagler Auditorium Gala fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, Channel Side, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Palm Coast. Tickets: $80 per person. Help us celebrate the 27th Annual Flagler Auditorium Gala benefiting the Flagler Auditorium Governing Board Capital Improvement Fund. Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing with live music by Traces of Gold. Book your tickets here.

hazardous wasteHazardous disposal: Saturday: Residents of all municipalities in Flagler County and unincorporated Flagler can wrap up their spring cleaning with a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day occurring in the City of Bunnell from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents may bring household hazardous waste items to the designated collection point located at the Bunnell Coquina City Hall located at 200 S. Church Street, Bunnell. Items to be collected are: batteries; light bulbs; fluorescent lights; electronics; household cleaners; paint and paint products; pesticides; pool chemicals; used oil; tires. Medications, drugs, ammunition and weapons WILL NOT be accepted. Contact the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Division for more information on medication collection sites. For additional information on this event, please contact the City of Bunnell at (386) 437-7500.

Saturday: 12th Annual Turtle Fest in Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park. Free admission to the event which is the major fundraiser for the Flagler Turtle Patrol enabling them to protect and monitor the sea turtles in Flagler and Volusia counties. There will be Kids activities, Environmental exhibits, Food, Belly Dancers, Raffle prizes, and Giant Tortoise Races. Music will be provided by Captain Nick.

Saturday: Cheer At The Pier: Join the Flagler Beach Museum’s annual fund-raiser at the pier from 2 to 5 p.m. with food, drinks, live entertainment and all sorts of tastings, $30 tickets.

helping hands poker runSaturday: Charity Poker Run: Jump on your ride, pack the convertible or roll with what you got! Regardless of your ride, join us and support the Rotary Club of Palm Coast and our many local service projects! The 2019 Helping Hands Charity Poker Run will mix fun with a mission, having participants enjoy riding while giving back to the community. Registration, along with continental breakfast, will begin at 9 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast. The 100-mile Poker Run will depart promptly at 10 am and proceed to the Cheyenne Saloon in Palatka, 3 Bananas in Crescent City, Annie Oakley’s in Ormond Beach, and conclude at the Beach Front Grille in Flagler Beach for prizes, raffle drawings, 50/50 and entertainment. Prize for the winning hand will be $100 in cash. Registration is $20 per participant/driver and $10 for passengers. Rotary Club of Palm Coast is seeking event sponsors as well as raffle prizes. More information is available on the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/430813344355679/ For more information visit the Rotary Club of Palm Coast on the web or on Facebook or contact Club President Kim Carney at 386-846-5493. The club meets Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd in Palm Coast.

Saturday: Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert Series, a free concert at Lohman Auditorium, Marineland, 6 p.m.

Saturday: Barrels for Boobs Surf Contest and Beach Festival, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine Beach. Barrels for Boobs is an annual surf contest supporting breast cancer charity, Pink Up the Pace. The contest is open to all levels of amateur surfing. All ages of men, women, collegiate surfers, groms, and first timers are encouraged to compete. This 5th annual surf contest and beach festival will support local nonprofit, Pink Up The Pace, in their movement to provide breast cancer imaging services to uninsured and underinsured individuals in the area.

Saturday: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its second annual garden party and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at its home grounds, 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast (in Town center). The cost is $35 for members, $40 for future or non-members. Seasonal plants and planters for sale following a presentation by a local gardening expert. To make reservations go here or call 386-225-4394.

Saturday: Doubles Cornhole Tournament, 9 a.m. start time at Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Cornhole is a widely popular sport, even being featured on ESPN. Sign you and your partner up today! Bags and boards are provided. For ages 15 and up. $20/two-person team. Pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/athletics. More info: 386-986-2550.

Sunday: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, present a beautiful chamber music concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, Handel, Geminiani and Vivaldi. The orchestra has expanded instrumentation to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 2 as well as Vivaldi’s well known “Spring” from The Four Seasons. Members from the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s advanced ensemble will open the concert with one selection and will also join the Chamber Players of Palm Coast to perform Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith. The concert features violinists Paulo Torres as concertmaster, Dorothy Barrett, El Gervasio, Connie Lytle, Chris Romaine and Penny Crouch; violists Karen Hacker, Jack Jeffe and Philip Pearson; cellos Abigail Collins and Sandy Pearson; trumpet Jack Nedorostek, flutes Laura Everts, Wendy Gill, Laura Kiehner and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.

Through Sunday: “Man of La Mancha,” at the Daytona Playhouse, a musical directed by Rip Pellaton and Musical Director Melissa Cargile. The classic tale by Miguel de Cervantes about Don Quixote and the ever faithful servant Sancho as they dream the impossible dream, tilt at windmills and champion the beautiful harlot Aldonza. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $23. Book here. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. (386) 255-2431.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):

  • Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Flagler Beach’s First Fridays, 105 South 2nd Street, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, 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.

Last Updated: April 1

Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):

The contractor continues installing a new water main along the west side of S.R. A1A. The contractor is moving north through the project clearing the area and removing existing sidewalk in preparation for the pipe installation. In the coming week, the contractor also will begin taking up the existing roadway to begin installation of the French drains.

Pedestrians are asked to stay within the temporary pedestrian walkways for safety. Residents and visitors also are reminded that all of the dune walkovers are closed, and removing any signage or barricades to access a walkover is unsafe and unlawful.

Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:

The contractor has completed more than 200 of the approximately 1,800 piles that need to be drilled to create the secant wall.

Construction activities will continue during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. The contractor is requesting that spectators stay off the shoulders and out of the work zone for safety. Drivers need to obey the 25-mph speed limit and remember that parking is not allowed on the shoulder.

Recently, DOT received a few questions from residents that DOT wants to answer:

1. Why do some properties have the black silt fencing and others do not?

The silt fencing is an erosion control requirement to prevent dirt and debris from leaving our work area and being deposited into waterways or onto private property. In some areas, the property to the west of our work area slopes up away from the work area, so erosion control is not required.

construction a1a2. Will the contractor repair areas on my side of the sidewalk that have been disturbed?

Residents and property owners can get a general idea of where the department’s right of way ends by looking at the placement of the power poles, as well as stakes that have been placed along the project. In some areas, the back edge of the new sidewalk will be slightly farther to the west. For the most part, the back of the new sidewalk will be very close to, or right at, the right of way line.

This project calls for all of the work to be performed within the Florida Department of Transportation right of way. If, however, the work disturbs or damages private property outside of the right of way, the contractor is responsible to make repairs once the work is finished.

Please note that all restoration of conditions within the department’s right of way, including landscaping, hardscaping and driveways, is dictated by the construction plans and existing permits.

3. When will the sidewalk be replaced?

The contractor has begun installing the new sidewalk to the south of 19th Street. As the new water main is installed, there are several types of testing that need to be performed on the new line, and the work needs to be accepted by the City of Flagler Beach before the new sidewalk can be placed. The water main installation is expected to continue for the next several months.

Pedestrians are asked to stay within the temporary pedestrian walkways for safety. Residents and visitors also are reminded that all of the dune walkovers are closed, and removing any signage or barricades to access a walkover is unsafe and unlawful.

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. 

See Also:

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.

The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 325 at U.S. 1 on Monday night, March 4, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make improvements to the crossover at the temporary intersection. U.S. 1 will remain open in both directions.

More details here.

See Also:

I-95 Construction, Repaving: i-95 constructionMonday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., single lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line.

See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.

Announcements/Press Releases:

Flagler County Art League’s 8th Annual Poetry Competition: All poets are invited to participate in the 2019 Flagler County Art League National Poetry Month Competition, to run concurrently with our April Art Show. The competition will have an open theme. There will be a $25 prize for the first -place poem, a $15 prize for second place, and a $10 prize for third place. Entry fee is $3 for one poem, $5 for two. Winners are announced and can read their entries during our show opening, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Register here. The judge is Benjamin K. Atkinson, PhD, prestigious poet active in Ancient City Poets of St. Augustine and other northeastern Florida venues.

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.

OBAMA SPEECHWRITER AT ORLANDO TIGER BAY: David Litt, a special assistant and speechwriter for former President Barack Obama, is slated to speak to the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. (Friday, 12:30 p.m. Citrus Club, 255 South Orange Avenue, #1800, Orlando.)

 

—-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. 16: GTM's 20th Anniversary Celebration, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, and GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. The celebration will begin with a boat tour from Usina boat ramp in Ponte Vedra Beach ending at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, highlighting several GTM projects along the Guana and Tolomato rivers. After lunch at Princess Place, education and the coastal training program staff will give an overview of plankton samples collected from Pellicer Creek and a visit through the estuary with virtual reality headsets. Afterwards, the research staff will guide you through sediment elevations (SET) sites located in Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve. Next, practice using SET techniques in a culinary treat. The event will conclude with a reception and other activities at GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center in Ponte Vedra Beach. To confirm attendance, email Patrician Price at patrician.d.price@FloridaDEP.gov or call 904-823-4506.
Aug. 16: The Flagler school district's Earl Johnson, a senior administrator, throws the first pitch at a Daytona Tortugas baseball game at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Bimonthly cleanup of Belle Terre Parkway, from the public library to Banton Lane. If you want to help, please meet in the library parking lot by 7 a.m. -- the side of the parking lot facing Belle Terre. All supplies provided. Wear appropriate clothing (flip flops and open sandals are not a good idea) sun screen, bug spray, a hat -- other clothes are a good idea too. Bagels and coffee afterward at host's house.
Aug. 17: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
Aug. 17: flagler playhouse logoThe first ever evening of Improv fun and games at the Flagler Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. The host for the evening will be Teresa Harris. You may know her as a Playhouse newcomer (The Glass Menagerie, It's a Wonderful Life), but you may not know that Teresa (along with husband Milt) are the founders of The Attention Deficient Players, an almost famous improv troupe from Atlanta. (OK, it was outside the perimeter (OTP), but it was a big deal.) The style of improv for this initial foray will be totally made up by the audience. Guests can choose to participate (by putting their name in a hat) or just sit back and enjoy. Teams will be brought up at random and given suggestions from the audience. Sketches will include favorites from TV such as; Scenes from a Hat, Worlds Worst, Questions Only, Sound Effects, plus a few that Teresa makes up - remember it's IMPROV! The show is in the New Lounge.
Since this show may contain adult comedy, guests must be at least 16 years old. Admission is $5. Cash only or credit cards online. For more info, contact Milt Harris,vicepresident@flaglerplayhouse.com
Aug. 19: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts a "stakeholder" meeting at the Palm Coast Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. "to receive input from these stakeholders regarding their business dealings with the City of Palm Coast’s Community Development Department," according to the Homebuilders Association's website. The city is calling it an "open forum." A city spokesperson said the homebuilders are "not co-hosting anything and they shouldn’t have used our logo on their materials without our permission" (see the homebuilders' notice to the right, and the city's informational card here). "They are very much invited as part of the general public," the spokesman said, describing the invitation to the public as an effort to get "feedback from the community regarding our approach to building and development related permitting, process, and customer service. The guidance you provide will help chart a path forward and lead to new innovative approaches to move these divisions forward as a partner and resource for the community. Our primary objective is to listen to you, not for you to hear us." The city will host a related "development forum" on Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. Those unable to attend may contribute their comments by email to planningdivision@palmcoastgov.com or by calling 386-986-3736. (An initial notice in this space, updated on August 10, incorrectly noted that the city had not posted the event on its website. It had done so by Aug. 8.)
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts the second of two informational meetings on its enhanced stormwater management program from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. City staff will share details about the Master Plan now under way, explain the new approach being taken, and discuss immediate priorities for improving the drainage system. Fire Chief Jerry Forte will also briefly highlight hurricane preparedness efforts by the City and share some helpful take-away tips. Refreshments will be provided. The enhanced, comprehensive stormwater management plan to improve the drainage system city-wide launched this past spring, and projects will be ongoing for several years. The plan will address drainage issues resulting from an aging infrastructure and years of growth. The Master Plan takes a big-picture look at the swales, ditches, canals, water control structures, pipes, and drainage basins and how they work together to protect homes and businesses from flooding. New solutions will focus more on the ditches and freshwater canals and will have a greater long-term impact on improving the drainage system across Palm Coast. Attendees may enjoy Food Truck Tuesday in Town Center. Stormwater experts who will be on hand for questions, Customer Service technicians will be available to assist in providing updates to previously made swale requests and educate the public on Palm Coast Connect, the City’s new citizen engagement tool. You can report concerns or access the growing Information Center - or you can register and track the progress of how your concern is handled. Palm Coast Connect is online at www.palmcoastconnect.com - and the free app is now available in both the Apple and Google Play App Stores.
Aug. 20: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Aug. 21: The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the 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.


Aug. 22: The Flagler Tiger Bay Club invites the community to a wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. The annual event, open to the public, is an opportunity for club members and guests to mingle while sampling private label Flagler Tiger Bay Club wines, enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Hammock Wine & Cheese and entertainment provided by the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The evening will include a meet and greet with the newly elected board of directors for current and prospective club members, while unveiling the club’s future speakers, and the launch of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club Young Tiger Program in conjunction with Flagler Schools, according to Greg Davis, president of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club. “Flagler Tiger Bay Club has earned a reputation for bringing in top speakers, the likes seldom seen in Flagler County, while presenting and discussing engaging subjects that impact our lives nationally, statewide and locally,” Davis said. “People come together of different political persuasions and engage in civil, thoughtful discussions during our meetings." Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway. Tickets: General Admission, $20. Registration closes August 19. Flagler Tiger Bay Club Private Label Wine Pre-Orders and Tickets at www.flaglertigerbayclub.com
Aug. 22: gary bowles homophobic serial killerThe execution of Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. Bowles murdered six people in 1994. He is serving life sentences in the murders of John Roberts in Daytona Beach and Albert Morris in Nassau County, and is being killed for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville. See the background story here.
Aug. 23: Friends of Music Celebration: Stetson University's 2019-2020 Season Premiere Concert, Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Aug. 23: Rick Shaefer water crossing"Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" Exhibit, with an opening, free reception from 6-8 p.m. at Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand. In 2018, the number of people who had been forcibly coerced to leave their home and country as a result of persecution, violence or human rights violations worldwide reached 70.8 million, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of people displaced increased by 2.3 million people from the previous year, a record high. Artist Rick Shaefer's reaction to the international refugee crisis is featured in his large-scale, charcoal triptych drawings that portray people of ancient times fleeing by land or water and experiencing the conflicts at borders in three thematic, panel scenes. Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will display 20 of Shaefer's charcoal-and-pencil drawings in "Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" exhibit, Aug. 16-Oct. 14, with an opening-night reception on Aug. 23.Exhibits at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public.
Aug. 26: 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.
Aug. 27: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
Aug. 28: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the 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.
Aug. 28: 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. 28: Faculty Recital: Kathy Thomas, French horn with Sovereign Brass Union. This 12-piece brass ensemble will be a treat to your ears: Gabrieli, Strauss, Bach and more. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Free.
Aug. 29: Economic 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
Aug. 30: 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.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 29, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.

https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/week-in-review-march-29-2019-developments.pdf

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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: Culture Club, State of the City, County Fair and Rockin Rib Fest, Turtlefest, Cheer at the Pier”

  1. #NoCruelty says:

    I’ll keep this simple. Raising money to help Turtles by having races which are a form of abuse is just plain wrong! This is similar to having a benefit to help animal shelters by having a BBQ…
    Get the point!!

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