Today at the Editor’s glance: The Flagler Beach City Commission was scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall this evening, but that meeting has been postponed to next Thursday, because the Florida League of Cities is holding its annual conference today through Saturday in Orlando (at the Orlando World Center Mariott), and two commissioners and the city manager are attending. Unfortunately for conference participants, the hotel’s outdoor pool is out of commission. But unlike Palm Coast’s, the Mariott’s splash pad is fully operational. Here’s the conference’s full program. School covid report: On Wednesday evening the district reported 18 new infections among students and six among staff, for a total of 29 students and 14 staff since school resumed on Monday. Wednesday’s reports included four students at Wadsworth Elementary and four at Imagine School at Town Center, and three staffers at Flagler Palm Coast High School. See the full report here. Tropical Storm Fred is slowly making its way along the Cuban coast today and Friday, shearing it enough that its trajectory is also weakening it, but it remains on course to curve around the Florida Peninsula and make its way up the Panhandle by mid-afternoon Monday. Its current trajectory has Flagler County at the very edge of the cone of probability. Vaccinations and Covid testing: In anticipation of higher demand as the school year begins, the health department offers two testing locations: 120 Airport Road, 2nd floor and 301 Dr. Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. Both locations are open weekdays from 4:30 to 6:30PM. People with Covid-19 symptoms should use the drive-through operation at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd and need to schedule an appointment by calling 386-437-7350 ext. 0. Appointments are not necessary for vaccinations, which are offered at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd.
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Flagler County Drug Court Convenes
Uncouth: Open Mic Night
Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
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“But as any Freudian will tell you trauma is stronger than any mask; it can’t be buried and it can’t be killed. It’s the revenant that won’t stop, the ghost that’s always coming for you. The nightmares, the intrusions, the hiding, the doubts, the confusion, the self-blame, the suicidal ideation—they didn’t go away just because I buried my neighborhood, my family, my face. The nightmares, the intrusions, the hiding, the doubts, the confusion, the self-blame, the suicidal ideation—they followed. All through college. All through graduate school. All through my professional life. All through my intimate life. (Leaked into my writing, too, but you’d be amazed how easy it is to rewrite the truth away.)”
–Junot Díaz, “The Silence,” The New Yorker, April 16, 2018.
Said no kid ever