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Weekend Briefing: Salvo Art Project’s 1-Year Bash, Jim Guines Appreciation, Chili Pipers at the Auditorium

| November 20, 2015

Still about visions after all these years: JJ Graham celebrates one year at the Salvo Art Project in Bunnell, near Nature Sacpes, this weekend.  (© FlaglerLive)

Still about visions after all these years: JJ Graham celebrates one year at the Salvo Art Project in Bunnell, near Nature Sacpes, this weekend. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: high in mid-70s, low in upper-60s. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 321.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: pula, n. (and int.).
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.

Friday: Career Day for grades K-2 at Rymfire Elementary, Building 7, gym, 9:30 a.m.

Friday: School Fall Festival at Bunnell Elementary, starting at 5 p.m.

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ERAU’s Jonathan Snively.

Friday: Astronomy Open House hosted by the Embry-Riddle Amateur Astronomy Club and the Embry-Riddle Observatory:: The new College of Arts & Sciences building is home to the newest additions to the university’s Physical Sciences department, the 1-meter (40 inches) Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope – the largest university-based research telescope in Florida – and six rooftop-observing stations for smaller telescopes. An out of this world presentation Friday, Nov. 20 begins at 7 p.m. in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, featuring “An Astronomer’s Trash is an Aeronomer’s Treasure: The Nighttime Glow of Our Dynamic Atmosphere,” by Dr. Jonathan Snively. The observatory will open at 8 p.m. in the College of Arts & Sciences building. For more information, call (386) 226-6010. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday: Lego Day at the Public Library: Looking for something fun and free to do with your children or grandchildren on a Saturday morning? Build something creative together at the library’s monthly Lego event. Plastic interlocking bricks of various sizes make this activity appropriate for all ages. At the Flagler County Public Library, Palm Coast Parkway, 9:30-11:15 a.m.

Saturday: Salvo Art project 1-Year Anniversary, at Flagler County’s most daring art gallery, 313 Old Brick Road, next to Nature Sacpes, in Bunnell, from 6 to 9 p.m., with live music by Mario and his Latin Jazz. $10 cover.

Saturday: The Fall Ball, a fund-raiser for Christmas Come True, 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Old Ice House Saloon, 810 N. State St., Bunnell. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, dancing, music and karaoke by Dale, a silent auction and door prizes. Deadline to purchase tickets is 3 p.m. Friday Nov. 20. Formal attire is required. Patrons are asked to bring a new, unwrapped gift for a girl or boy of any age. For information call Jerrilynn Cauley at 386-931-4595.

Jim Guines

Jim Guines at his home in Palm Coast last Saturday. (© FlaglerLive)

Sunday: Jim Guines, Smokin’ Shock to the System and Now 83, Will Be Celebrated : A Dr. Jim Guines Appreciation Event is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Flagler Palm Coast High School Cafeteria. The long-time Flagler County School Board member served on the board from 1996 to 2007 and was behind the county’s African-American mentor Program, the Make-It-Take-It computer program and other initiatives. There is a $25 registration, with net proceeds going to the Jim and Laverne Guines Scholarship Fund. To register for the event, go here. For more information, please call Dr. Barbara C. Holley at (386) 283-4083. If you cannot attend, consider a contribution to the Guines Scholarship Fund of any amount.

Sunday: Red Hot Chili Pipers at the Flagler Auditorium: the unique stylistic mash up is closing the Gaelic divide between the Scottish Highlands and the Flagler Auditorium Sunday evening, by way of a nine-member group of kilt-wearing musicians from the British Isles calling themselves the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, an obvious pun on the American rock band. See our story from last year’s appearance.

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(USFWS Mountain-Prairie)

Through Dec. 31: Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive: The FCPL Teen Advisory Board is sponsoring its annual Holiday Pet Food Drive for items to be donated to the local Humane Society in appreciation of its continued support of the Library’s PAWS to Read Program for children. Anyone wishing to donate toward this special project is asked to bring in items which may include canned or bagged dog/cat food, non-scoopable kitty litter, dog biscuits, sardines/kippered snacks, paper towels, etc. Donations may be placed in the special Pet Food Drive box located near the Library’s Information desk.

Local News Recap:

Palm Coast Seeks to Bail on County-Wide Communications System It joined in 2009 in Latest Clash With Flagler: A new clash is again undermining relations between the two governments, this one with potentially more far-reaching consequences, as it affects the county’s 800 mhz communications system, on which the city relies. Palm Coast is threatening to pull out of an agreement it signed in 2009 to be part of the system. It has already quit contributing the money it owed the system, according to the 2009 agreement—placing the city in violation of the agreement, according to the county.

Crime Rises 2.4% in Flagler in Mid-Year Report, First Increase Since 2009: The increase was led by a 15 percent increase in burglaries (191 reported burglaries in the first six months of the year, compared to 166 in the same period last year) and a 2.6 percent increase in larcenies (from 621 to 637). On the other hand, aggravated assault fell 8 percent (from 100 reported assaults to 92 in the first six months), and robberies fell from 16 to 9, a decrease of 44 percent. There were no murders in the first six months of the year (the first recorded murder since 2013 took place in late September, when Anna Pehota shot and killed her husband in the Hammock, and almost immediately confessed to the killing.) But there was an increase in rapes, from nine reported rapes to 11.

designs for health palm coast data commerce boulevard

Not anymore: the 42,000 square foot building on Commerce Boulevard, formerly part of the Palm Coast Data campus, sold in mid-October for $2 million. Designs for Health will start occupying it in December. (c FlaglerLive)

Nutrition Supplement Firm Will Expand Into Ex-Palm Coast Data Building, With 50 Jobs: In mid-October, Designs for Health, currently at Hargrove Grade, paid $2 million for the 42,000-square-foot complex of three buildings at 6 Commerce Boulevard in palm Coast, one of the buildings formerly owned by Palm Coast Data along that stretch.

Measure Allowing Guns on Florida College Campuses Heads for Likely House Passage: The House Judiciary Committee, in a 13-5 vote Thursday, approved the measure (HB 4001) by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota. It would allow the state’s 1.45 million concealed-weapon permit holders to carry guns while out of their vehicles on state campuses. But the measure’s fate hangs on the Senate’s decision in January.

In State Government:

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

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will speak during the closing session of a Florida Association of Counties legislative conference. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Lagoon Road, Amelia Island.)

Adoptions: Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe Inc., which administers adoption and foster-care programs, will host a National Adoption Day event that will include finalizing more than 50 adoptions. Local judges and officials from the Florida Department of Children and Families and The Children’s Trust are expected to take part. (Friday, 9:30 a.m., Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami.)

Unemployment numbers are released Friday at 10 a.m.

The Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee will discuss issues related to electronic health records. (Friday, 10 a.m.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast and Flagler:

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PR Releases:

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Virtual Homes Realty teams up with Toys for Tots to brighten the holidays for children in Palm Coast:
Florida Forest Service Set to Begin Prescribed Burning
Astronomy Open House at Embry-Riddle
The Honors Series welcomes Dr. Bruce Jakosky, presenting Water, Climate, and the Potential for Life on Mars
Join Palm Coast United Methodist Church for meal, service with the Honorable Hubert L. Grimes
Rotary Club of Flagler Beach Seeks Volunteers to Pack 10,000 meals again for Stop Hunger Now

Virtual Homes Realty teams up with Toys for Tots to brighten the holidays for children in Palm Coast: Virtual Homes Realty, is proud to once again, for the 4th year in a row, collect new, unwrapped toys for the annual countrywide toy drive of Toys for Tots. If you currently rent with their company, each toy allows a tenant a chance to win money towards one month of rent! Each toy is a new chance to win! If you are not a tenant, that’s okay, the gift of giving is plentiful. They will be collecting these toys at the company’s office of Virtual Homes Realty, 1 Farraday Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32137 between now and December 21.

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 Nov. 5:

Palm Coast Parkway Six-Laning is 97 percent done: (Not updated this week.)

Holland Park, 37 percent done: Perimeter sidewalk continues to be formed and poured. The new 8″ water main was installed across Florida Park Drive and the water tap was made. Electrical trenching and conduit installation continues. 8″ water main and 2 hydrants being re-installed per plan. New irrigation system installation continues.

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, 32 percent done: The City Fiber Optic cable was removed to allow the demucking to continue north on Forest Grove. The Fiber Optic cable will be replaced when the new force main is installed. Installation of stormwater pipe continues.

Colechester Bridge, 90 percent done: Bridge Deck has been paved and striped and has been reopened. Pedestrian railings are installed, demolition of slope pavement continues. Directional bore of water main almost complete.

North Old Kings Road Extension to Matanzas Woods Parkway, 19 percent done: Asphalt was installed on the new section of roadway adjacent to the old roadway at the intersection of Old Kings Road and Forest Grove.

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:

The Myth of Sisyphus Wonderfully Animated in an Oscar-Nominated Short Film (1974)

From Open Culture: “Even if you don’t know the myth by name, you know the story. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, was punished “for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, repeating this action for eternity.” In modern times, this story inspired Albert Camus to write “The Myth of Sisyphus,” an essay where he famously introduced his concept of the “absurd” and identified Sisyphus as the absurd hero. And it provided the creative material for a breathtakingly good animation created by Marcell Jankovics in 1974. The film, notes the annotation that accompanies the animation on Youtube, is “presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting of a dynamic line drawing of Sisyphus, the stone, and the mountainside.” Fittingly, Jankovics’ little masterpiece was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film at the 48th Academy Awards. Enjoy watching it.”


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