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Weekend Briefing: 9/11, African Art, Senior Games, Beer Arising, Chess Jax, Women of Jazz, Intracoastal Clean-Up

| September 9, 2016

palm coast senior games

The annual Senior Games kick off in palm Coast this weekend. Leonardo DaVinci, in a self-portrait above, is not participating.

Weekend: Partly cloudy throughout with a 20 percent chance of daytime showers and highs in the upper 80s on the coast, nearer to 90 inland. Night lows in the lower 70s. Drought Index is at 165.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: waywiser, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

montesquieu“Certain imbecilities are such that an even greater one would be better.”

–Montesquieu, from his “Reflections on a Few Princes.”


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.

Free For All Friday on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Flagler County School Board member Andy Dance, along with Susan Couslin of Score, David Holland and Karl Romain (guests subject to change), starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem.

Friday: Flagler Palm Coast High School hosts a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Flagler Auditorium at 8:30 a.m.

Friday: The Flagler County School Board meets in special session to approve its annual financial statement, in board chambers at the Government Services Building, 10 a.m.

Friday: Phenomenal Black Women of Jazz Celebration at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 US Hwy 1 North, Palm Coast, starting at 6 p.m.

Friday: Movie In The Park featuring “Jurassic World,” Central Park in Town Center (975 Central Avenue). The movie begins at dusk and admission is free. Bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets, bug spray and make plans to come early with your family, friends and neighbors.

charlie brownFriday, Saturday, Sunday: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” a Musical, at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 9-Oct. 2 in City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207B, Palm Coast. Tickets are $25, available by calling 386-585-9415 or online at

Saturday Chess Tournament: The Jacksonville Chess Club hosts two tournaments at Ramada Inn Baymeadows and I-95, 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Saturday. The Jacksonville September Open is for all players, all levels, for a $30 entry fee ($25 for members of the club), with two sections (Open and U1500), with $325 in prizes. Four rounds, G/60-d5, walkup registration at 9:30 a.m. The Fall Scholastic Series (K-12 only) has two sections, K-12 Open & K-6 U700. Trophies to top 3 finishers in each section. Grand prix points to all participants that count toward series trophy levels when combined with wins or draws. Four rounds, G/30-d5, walk-up registration at 9 a.m.

Saturday: The Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches Senior Games kick off Saturday and continue daily for a week. The public is invited to attend and cheer on the athletes at a week’s worth of competitions at various locations in Palm Coast and Bunnell. Admission for spectators is free. Events are open to men and women 50 years and older competing against other athletes of the same gender and age group. The Games for Active Adults are sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and serve as a local qualifying event for the Florida State Games. See the detailed schedule here.

Saturday: Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, where supplies will be distributed to commence the morning activities. Walkers can clean Palm Coast’s paths and trails, and boaters can work in saltwater canals and Intracoastal waters. Details here.

Saturday: 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.

Sunday: A ceremony honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks takes place at Heroes Memorial Park on Palm Coast Parkway at 8 a.m. The ceremony will include a tribute to firefighters, police officers, paramedics and EMTs, with a presentation of wreaths at the respective memorials by active duty emergency responders and 9/11 survivors. Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts and retired New York Fire Department Capt. Rich Meo will speak. The National Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m. which marks the time the terrorist attacks began when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center, will be observed.

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.

The Florida Commission on Ethics meets at 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take up a series of issues, including a draft rule related to captive venomous reptiles. The proposal is aimed at addressing public-safety and ecological concerns. (8:30 a.m., World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine.)

Gov. Rick Scott will join Florida Department of Transportation crews to help remove debris from Hurricane Hermine. (8:45 a.m., Arden Road at South Adams Street, Tallahassee.)

Trump-Bondigate: Former state Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, and Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich, a Democratic candidate in state House District 103, will hold a news conference to discuss a controversy about a political contribution by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. (9 a.m., outside the attorney general’s office, Rivergate Plaza, 444 Brickell Ave., Miami.)

Rubio-Zika: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold a media availability that will include discussing efforts to pass legislation to address the Zika virus. (10:40 a.m., Rubio office, 8669 N.W. 36th St., Suite 110, Doral.)

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic candidate in Congressional District 13, will hold a roundtable discussion about higher education and college affordability. (2 p.m., Pinellas Technical College, 901 34th St. South, St. Petersburg.)

Trump in Pensacola: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign event in Escambia County. (7 p.m. Central time, Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory St., Pensacola.)

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 2.

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Sept. 12-15: Navy training schedules indicate that live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest on Sept. 12 through 15 starting at 9:15 a.m. each day, with live bombing, and ending between 4 and 6:15 p.m. Expect some rattling. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
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.

The Day’s Best Reads:


Fact-Checking the Knaves:

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Martha Argerich Performs Bach’s Partita No 2, BWV 826

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