Thursday Briefing: Gun Buy-Back, Chamber’s Hob-Nob With Candidates, Flagler Beach Montessori, Fluoridated Water
FlaglerLive | August 11, 2016
Today:Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s inland…in the upper 80s coast. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 448.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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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.
In Court: Flagler County Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman holds Drug Court at 10 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., he holds docket sounding, the last step before trial, in four cases, including that of James Albert Taylor Jr., a 38-year-old Gainesville resident facing a first degree felony charge of lewd or lascivious molestation involving an alleged victim who was 11 at the time; John Schenone, who faces two first-degree charges of lewd and lascivious molestation involving an 11-year-old girl; Holly Norris, a Bunnell woman facing a first-degree charge of aggravated manslaughter; and a minor drug case.
Gun buy-back hosted by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 State Road 100 in Bunnell. The gun buyback program grants amnesty to citizens who want to get rid of guns without any questions asked. Those who participate in the program by turning over a gun will receive a $75 gift card to Target. Gift certificates will be limited to the first 100 guns surrendered. All firearms should be unloaded and safely secured in your vehicle. If you do not know how to unload your gun, please tell a deputy or officer immediately when you enter the event location. As a safety precaution, trained sheriff’s deputies and officers from Bunnell and Flagler Beach will retrieve guns from vehicles for all gun owners. Please follow the event directional signs upon arrival at the FCAR building.
Free Computer Distribution at Rymfire Elementary for grades 4-6, 4 p.m.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will hear a request from Ricardo Da Silva to open a taxi company in town. Commissioners will discuss the 2016 evaluation of manager Larry Newsom, who’s in the second half of his first year with the city. The commission will also, on second hearing, decide whether to approve a lease with the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. The full agenda and background materials are here.
Flagler Votes Hob Nob, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s pre-election event for voters to meet candidates, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Flagler County Association of Realtors’ building, 4101 E Moody Blvd in Bunnell. Participating candidates must pay $150 a table for their space, but it’s otherwise free to attend. As part of their free admission, attendees will enjoy light snacks, great conversation and a ticket to vote in an electronic “straw poll,” the results of which will be revealed at the end of the evening. Beer, wine and water will be available for nominal cash donations.
Flagler County Schools’ District Strategic Plan Steering Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Government Services Building.
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Trust funds: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues including what are known as “outlooks” for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and the State School Trust Fund. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Judicial vacancies: The group Integrity Florida will hold a news conference to release a report about judicial vacancies in federal courts in Florida. (11 a.m., Florida Press Center, 336 East College Ave., Tallahassee.)
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is expected to speak during the Nassau County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. (7 p.m., Omni Amelia Island Plantation Conference Center, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Aug. 19: The latest pre-trial hearing in the case of Florida v. Kimberle Weeks, continued from July 22, is scheduled for 3 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Weeks now faces nine third-degree felony counts, down from 12, stemming from allegations that she illegally recorded various individuals in her capacity as supervisor of elections and in her private life. Weeks resigned that post in January 2015.
♦ Sept. 7: The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its open house for all new or prospective students who’d like to join the county’s largest (and free) music program. The open house is at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Any Flagler student, including homes chooled students, in grades 3-12, are eligible to enroll (must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2016.) Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello or doublebass. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., with students enrolled in the hour block appropriate to their skill level and schedule. The first class for first-time students is Sept. 19. (Auditions for returning students start on Aug. 22, the first class for returning students is Aug. 31.)
♦ Sept. 10: African Art: Ancient Egypt to the Contemporary World, a pair of presentations by Bertrand Green, former chairman of African American studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon, the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. $20 for PCAF members, $25 for general admission. Call 386/225-4394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
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Fact-Checking the Knaves:
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
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- Werner Herzog Narrates Pokémon Go
- Arthur Rubenstein Performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
- The Last Bookstore
- Agustin Barrios: La Catedral, III
- Mabuhay Singers-Planting Rice-Magtanim Hindi Biro
- Ray Bradbury on Violence, Laughter and Sadness
- Bill Evans Live, ’64, ’75
- Leonard Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
- The Minnesota Orchestra in Cuba
- Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830, Edward Neeman, Piano
- Festival Next Generation 2015: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
- James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)
- Philadelphia Orchestra Performs La Marseillaise
- J.S.Bach’s Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064, Julia Fischer Leading
- Cremaine Booker Performs Barber’s Adagio for Strings, By Himself in a Four-Cello Arrangement
- Juan Diego Florez: Besame Mucho
- Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Aaron Copland Conducts His Own Fanfare For The Common Man, After Leonard Bernstein Gives a Brief Lecture on American Music
- President Warren G. Harding’s Erotica
- Anaïs Nin Reads from her Diary
- Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, Murray Perahia, Piano
- Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74. Anna Paulová at the Clarinet
- Charles Dickens in 10 Minutes
- Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, for Soprano and Alto, With Les Talens Lyriques
- Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, Together, Live, in 1972
- J.S.Bach’s Fantasia and Fuge in G Minor BWV 542, John Scott at the Organ
- Schubert’s Piano Sonata No 20 D 959 in A major Performed by Alfred Brendel
- Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Orchestre de Paris, Chen Reiss, Matthias Coerne
- Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Moscow Virtuosi
- Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K 450, Robert Levin, cond.
- How Disney Cartoons Were Made
- Chopin’s Piano Concerto Nr. 2, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras at the Piano
- Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
- Hilary Hahn plays Ernst’ s Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26
- Telemann’s Fantasia for Solo Violin in B-Flat Major, Cynthia Freivogel on the Baroque Violin
- John Field: Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor
- Respighi’s Pines of Rome
- Schostakovich’s Best Waltz, for Guitars
- Happy Birthday Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind
- Eugen d’Albert: Klavierstücke op. 5, Performed by Koji Attwood
- Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light, a Movie on his 93rd Birthday (He Died in 2004)
- Wilhelm Kempff, Schumann’s Papillons Op. 2 Parts 1 and 2
- Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Performed by Evgeni Koroliov
- Mozart at His Most Bach-Like: The Piano Suite in C Major, K 399
- Bach’s Keyboard Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825, Performed by Daniel de Borah