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Tuesday Briefing: Dedicating Frank Meeker Field, FPC v. Matanzas in Volleyball, Bill Nelson Representatives in Flagler Beach

| September 27, 2016

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Tuscan Gardens Assisted Living: This 71.54-acre site located at the southwest corner of where Blare Drive intersects with Colbert Lane, was approved for a Development Order by the City Council on Sept. 20. The contracted purchaser of the site and developer is Tuscan Gardens Group, LLC, with corporate offices in Orlando, who intend to develop a luxury senior living facility with 120 independent living units, 56 beds for memory care patients, 110 beds for assisted living patients. Construction is expected to start in approximately one month, according to the city’s weekly review.

Today: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening…then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 194.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: potulent, adj. and n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“If a school day is seven hours long, six of those are eaten up by blocks of time that are full of nothing but crap: teachers yelling at kids who misbehave, gossip as you walk to your locker, recap of a math concept you understood the first time it was explained. What being home-schooled has taught me, more than anything, is what a waste of a life high school is.”

–Jodi Picoult, from “House Rules” (2010).

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.

Today through Sept. 30, traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.

It’s Banned Books Week. To mark the occasion, the Flagler County Public Library features a documentary about the broadcaster Edward R. Murrow at 1:30 p.m. at the library’s main meeting room, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW.

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to discuss the purchase of a $257,000 commercial pumper firetruck, a $2 million contract for wellfield construction with McMahan Construction Company, an agreement with Flagler schools for the city to build new bathrooms at Indian Trails Sports Complex, an an open-ended contract with Strickland Sod Farm to install sod at various locations, as needed, among other items on the agenda.

Representatives from the Office of Senator Bill Nelson will be meeting with anyone from the public from 10 to 11 a.m. at Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 S. 2nd St. Flagler Beach. For More Information Call 904-346-4500.

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.

The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold a hearing on a 2016-2017 budget and millage rate. (5:05 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)

Sports: Matanzas vs. Menendez Boys Varsity Golf, 3:30 p.m. at Pine Lakes Golf Course; FPC v. University High in bowling, 3:45 p.m. at Palm Coast Lanes; FPC v. Matanzas in girls volleyball, at Matanzas, JV game at 5 p.m., varsity game at 6 p.m.

charlie brownFriday, Saturday, Sunday: City Repertory Theatre extends a welcoming hand to all veterans and active duty personnel in the area: The theater at City Marketplace invites you to see the Broadway musical, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, with your family, for the reduced fee of $15, or $10 off the regular price for an adult ticket; bring one child (age 8 or older please) for only $5. One child per adult ticket. There are three performances left Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 pm. Call 386-585-9415 to reserve your tickets. Its a fabulous family show. See the prview here.

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In Florida and in State Government:

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

Health disparities: The advocacy group Florida CHAIN and other groups will release a report about health disparities in the state. Among the participants in a news conference will be House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, a West Palm Beach Democrat who is CEO of Florida CHAIN. (10 a.m., Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Ave., Orlando.)

Citizens insurance: Committees of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors will meet in advance of a full board meeting Wednesday. (Meetings start at 10:30 p.m., Sheraton Orlando North, 600 North Lake Destiny Dr., Maitland.)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Leon County will host a “BearWise Public Education Event” to discuss ways to prevent interactions between residents and bears. (6 p.m., Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee.)

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

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

florida agricultural museum civil war reenactments pellicer creekOct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
Sept. 28: Twitter automation done right: Mark Woods, the king of Social Media Automation, is offering his comprehensive, hands-on Twitter Automation workshop for a second time in September by popular demand. Cost is $79 to attend. Limited Seats available. Advance RSVPs required. Call 386-445-4153 (9 to 5, M-F). The event is at 389 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. More details here.

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Oct. 1: Fund-raising golf tournament at Palm Harbor Golf Club to benefit the Flagler Palm Coast High School Lady Bulldogs Basketball team. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., requested donation is $75 per player, the fee includes green and cart fees, range balls, goodie bag, awards, door prizes, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Ralph Lightfoot at 386-864-1510 or Vicki DiMaria at 386-597-3219.
Oct. 8: Join the Friends of the Library for The People’s Choice, a musical celebration of U.S. Presidential Elections since 1788, presented by the Island Duet. This musical journey will leave you with a smile on your face and proud to be American. Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments will be served. Starting at 2 p.m. For questions, call 386/446-6763.
Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
Nov. 5: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 6 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
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:


1966 Junior Wells sings live the 1959 classic “What’d I Say”

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