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Wednesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Open House, Budget Hearings in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach, Manfre’s Whereabouts

| September 7, 2016

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It usually draws a crowd: the open house for the 2016-17 season of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, the group’s 12th season, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria. All are welcome to enroll and learn about the free after-school program. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

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charlotte forten journal“Oh! it is hard to go through life meeting contempt with contempt, hatred with hatred, fearing, with too good reason, to love and trust hardly anyone whose skin is white–however lovable, attractive, and congenial in seeming. In the bitter passionate feelings of my soul, again and again there rises the question ‘When oh! when shall this cease? … Conscience answers it is wrong, it is ignoble to despair; let us labor earnestly and faithfully to acquire knowledge, to break down the barriers of prejudice and oppression.”

–From Charlotte Forten’s Journal (1855).

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.

Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the third-floor financial services conference room, Government Services Building, Bunnell.

The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Commissioners are expected to approve a $116,000 purchase order for roof repairs at the Kim Hammond Justice Center (that is, the courthouse). The commission is also expected to approve the final plat for the Seaside Landings subdivision.

The Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall at Town Center.

The Flagler Beach City Commission holds the first of two public hearings to set its 2016-17 tax rate. 5 p.m. At City Hall.

The Palm Coast City Council holds the first of two public hearings to set its property tax rate for next year. It would be set at $4.2450 per $1,000 in taxable value, which would represent a 2.84 percent tax rate increase. 5:15 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

fyo-open-house-fliveThe 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 home-schooled 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. (Classes for returning students have already started.)

Local Media Recap:

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Debris removal: Gov. Rick Scott will work with crews from the Florida Department of Transportation to remove debris from Hurricane Hermine. (8:30 a.m., Florida Department of Transportation, 605 Suwannee St., Tallahassee. Also, 9 a.m., Lake Bradford Road between Springhill Road and Orange Avenue, Tallahassee. Also, 10:45 a.m., East Indianhead Drive and Kolopakin Nene, Tallahassee. Also, 1:45 p.m., Glenview Drive and Hollywood Drive, Tallahassee.)

Amendment 1: The League of Women Voters of Florida, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and other groups will hold a media conference call to announce a campaign against Amendment 1 on the November ballot. The amendment, which deals with solar energy, is backed by major electric utilities. (11 a.m. Call-in number: 1-641-715-0700. Code: 644768#)

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, during a stop in Central Florida. (11:15 a.m., Dr. Smith’s Neighborhood Center, 1723 Bruton Blvd., Orlando.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

Sept. 8: Meeting of the Flagler school district’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Third Floor main conference or training room 3, Government Services Building, Bunnell. Open to the public.
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 to reserve your seat.
Sept. 17-18: Staged Reading of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” at the Flagler Auditorium’s Black Box Theatre, directed by Bruce Heighley, a volunteer production to benefit the auditorium’s the Arts in Education Scholarship Fund and Temple Beth Shalom. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets: $29 for adults, $18 for students. Call the Flagler Auditorium, 437-7547, for tickets, or go to
stamp-coin-clubSept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.

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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through August 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

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