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Wednesday Briefing: Veterans Day Ceremonies, “Flashdance” at the Auditorium, Shrinking Deficit

| November 11, 2015

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A Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. in front of the Government Services Building in Bunnell today. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: high in low-80s, low in upper 50s. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 269.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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.

Today is Veterans Day. Schools and government offices are closed.

Veterans Day ceremonies: Palm Coast holds a ceremony at Heroes Park at 8 a.m., Flagler County Government holds a ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of the Government Services Building. Flagler Beach holds its ceremony at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park.

Flashdance, the musical, at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

Local News Recap:

Palm Coast Will Study Raising Town Center’s Crawl-Paced Speed Limits On Some Streets: The 15 and 25 mph speed limits throughout Town Center may be bumped up in some areas, but not in front of the movie theater, and only after a city study.

Florida Hospital Flagler plans $15 million addition: The hospital is planning for 32 new beds and will seek licenses for “16 existing overflow beds to increase the facility’s capacity from 99 beds to 147 at a cost of $15 million,” the News-Journal reports. “It will be the third major expansion the hospital has undergone since it opened in 2002.”

sevyn bunnell

Theresa Walloga, a formally trained artist who owns and operates Sevyn with partner Derrick Coleman.

At Sevyn, Bunnell’s Newest Night Club, A Playlist of Art, Music, Billiards and BBQ: Sevyn is a new restaurant, bar, barbecue joint, nightclub, art space and music venue — yes, it’s all of those. Sevyn opened Sept. 1 in Bunnell on Moody Boulevard just west of Belle Terre Boulevard and the Target shopping center. It’s marking its grander opening with a ribbon-cutting on Friday afternoon.

Palm Coast Mayor and Flagler Sheriff Will Marshal Holiday Boat Parade: The 13th annual Palm Coast Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. with the traditional festival of lights on the water to mark the beginning of the winter holidays.

In State Government:

Note: Most proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.

The Florida College System Council of Presidents meets. The meeting will come amid the Association of Florida Colleges annual conference. (Committee meeting starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by business meeting, Buena Vista Palace, 1900 East Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast and Flagler:

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PR Releases:

Click on the link for more details.

Rotary Club of Flagler Beach Seeks Volunteers to Pack 10,000 meals again for Stop Hunger Now
Stewart Marchman-Act Foundation Launches Bouquets of Hope Campaign for Thanksgiving
Preferred Management Services adds Two Associations to their management portfolio
Palm Coast Data Hires Andrea Kenney as VP of Sales, Memberships and Associations
David I. Alfin graduates from Florida Realtors Eighth Annual Leadership Academy

In the Press, In the News:

Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

The following is an update of ongoing construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Oct. 30:

Palm Coast Parkway Six-Laning is 97 percent done: Final lift of paving has begun. Median work is completed. Landscaping irrigation is ongoing. Performed a substantial inspection on the Utility portion with as-built and created
punch list for Contractor.

Holland Park, 36 percent done: Dewatering of retention pond ceased when excavation and forming of pond completed. Six concrete stormwater mitered end sections poured. 20 cubic yards of concrete sidewalks poured. Installation of water main continued. Removal of unsuitable material from the jobsite. Electrical trenching and conduit installation continues.

Palm Coast City Hall at Town Center, 99 percent done: Building’s grand opening is on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

County’s I-95 Interchange Matanzas Woods Reclaim Water, 76 percent done: Retention ponds are being excavated and fill continues for
the ramps.

Palm Harbor Parkway Roadway Extension, 28 percent done: Clearing and underground stormwater work continues. Reconstruction of Old Kings Rd and Matanzas Road to have occur this past weekend.

North Old Kings Road Extension to Matanzas Woods Parkway, 17 percent done: Fill dirt has been brought in and road was raised to grade.

Island Walk Shopping Center Phase 1, 93 percent done: Water mains behind the Island Doctor and Bealls have been chlorinated for 2nd day bacteriological samples.

Old Kings Road Force Main 50 percent done:: Contractor is working on Force main at the entrance north of spray field.

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Charles O’Brien: Scottish Scenes: Moorland, performed by Warren Mailley-Smith

 

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