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Wednesday Briefing: Cultural Arts Grants, Joe Arpaio’s Posse, Elizabeth Ann Seton Canonization, Incomes Zoom, Finally

| September 14, 2016

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Elizabeth Ann Seton, form whom Palm Coast’s Catholic church is named, was the first American citizen born on American soil to be canonized a saint: today is the 41st anniversary of that canonization, by Pope Paul VI. Details here.

Today: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 209.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: scrumdiddlyumptious, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

oranges john mcphee excerpt islam“In the sixth and seventh centuries, the forces of Islam conquered a wide corridor across the world from India to Spain, and orange, tangerine and lemon trees today mark the track of the Muslim armies. After Moorish capitals had been established in Andalusia, desert artisans and architects, delirious in the presence of water, filled and surrounded their buildings with pools, cascades, and fountains, planting a small grove of oranges in the Great Mosque of Cordova and oranges and lemons in the interior courts of the Alhambra in Granada.”

–John McPhee in “Oranges” (1966)

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 Restaurant Week continues, as do the county’s Senior Games. See the website. It is also Arts in Education Week.

The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.

The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It will review six applications for the annual cultural arts grants the city makes available to cultural organizations.

The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. It will review a half dozen cases.

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.

Aides to Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are scheduled to meet in an advance of a Sept. 20 Cabinet meeting. (9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)

The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a workshop to discuss what are known as utilities’ “10-Year Site Plans.” (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

Sept. 17: Salvo Art Gallery at Nature Scapes marks a new show featuring artist Peter Cerreta, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. $10 cover charge. 313 Old Brick Road, Bunnell.
Sept. 17: ZinkZank Art Gallery opens a new show, “Mutable: Temporality and the Fickle Nature of Art Making,” with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery at Marvin’s Garden, 4601 E. Moody Blvd Ste K-11, Bunnell.
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.
Sept. 27: Palm Coast will dedicate Frank meeker Field in memory of the late county commissioner and city councilman, at 6 p.m. on Field 3 at Indian Trails Sports Complex. The city will also dedicate a tree in Meeker’s memory on Oct. 4 in Central Park.
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 Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):

Road and Interstate Construction:

Cultural Coda:

Saving Private Ryan: How Steven Spielberg Constructs a Battle Scene

Previous Codas:

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