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Thursday Briefing: Weeks Back in Court, Magna Carta’s Birthday, Aaron Bean in Jacksonville, Kenzaburo Oe on Suicide

| June 15, 2017

Former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks is due in court for her latest pre-trial, this time with a new set of attorneys, Magna Carta was chartered 802 years ago, Neil Patrick Harris 44 years ago.

Wednesday Briefing: Sessions Time-Out, National Guard Progress, Ivanka and Marco’s Family Leave, Mohsin Hamid

| June 14, 2017

The Florida Chamber’s education summit in Orlando, Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump may have family leave in common, Sigmund Freud on our self-destructive selves, Mohsin Hamid.

Tuesday Briefing: Chamber Education Summit, Property Taxes in Palm Coast, Game Day Guns, Ted Talk on Lies

| June 13, 2017

The Palm Coast Council talks property taxes, a court reviews the Florida State case about guns on game day, the Bunnell City Commission discusses a pay study, Reagan talks about The Day After.

Monday Briefing: Remembering the Pulse Victims, Drought Index Down to 151, Flagler Budget, Reza Aslan’s Firing

| June 12, 2017

A large commemoration ceremony at Lake Eola Park to remember the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, with SunRail providing extra service. Flagler commissioners talk budget.

Weekend Briefing: Portugal Day, Jiggleman Reading, Sportsfishing Tournament, Fantastic Beasts, Ali on Being Muslim

| June 9, 2017

Celebrating Portugal Day at City Hall, a free movie in the park at dusk, Jiggleman kicks off a summer of reading at the public library, the special session concludes, maybe, Muhammad Ali speaks.

Thursday Briefing: Traveling Zoo on World Oceans Day, Comey’s Intellectual History, Heroin, Special Session

| June 8, 2017

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the agricultural extension offices at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, James Comey’s path to center stage, Flagler Beach reroofs, a call for coexistence from 500 years ago.

Wednesday Briefing: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Improvements, FTI Graduation, Special Session Starts

| June 7, 2017

Matanzas High students present their findings on pedestrian and bike paths to improve safety, the Legislature begins a 3-day special session on the budget, FTI holds its graduation ceremony.

Flagler County’s Burn Ban Will Be Rescinded Monday, Thanks to Steady Rainfall

| June 6, 2017

Recent rainfall and the prediction for more in coming days mean that Flagler County’s burn ban will expire on Monday, though restrictions have already eased. The burn ban has been in place since May 1.

Tuesday Briefing: Pleasures of Dunking Top Cops, Thunderstorms, Tager’s 1st Workshop, Flagler Sportsfishing

| June 6, 2017

Dunking cops, Superintendent James Tager handles his first school board workshop, Flagler Sportfishing Club meets, Palm Coast council talks streetlights.

1st Shake-Up of New Superintendent’s Tenure Elevates Matanzas Principal to District Leadership Job

| June 5, 2017

Matanzas High’s Earl Johnson moves to a top leadership position at the district office, Wadsworth Principal John Fanelli takes over Buddy Taylor Middle School, and Nathan Lovelette takes over the virtual academy.

Monday Briefing: Drought Index Dips to 399, Replacing the 800MHz System, AIDS, Sean Monti Trial

| June 5, 2017

Repeat offender and felon Sean Monti goes on trial, the County Commission hires a $175,000 consultant to study the future of the emergency radio system, and it talks library expansion.

Weekend Briefing: Dunk a Chief in Flagler Beach, Volleyball at Hammock Beach, Road to Success at Carver, Tax Holiday

| June 2, 2017

Road to Success open house at Carver Center, the fallout from Trump’s Paris pullout, child molester James Taylor is sentenced, Anderson Cooper at 50, volleyball tournament.

“Trump’s Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision”

| June 1, 2017

Two critical and one favorable view of Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords to combat global warming, as Trump calls it a reinstitution of American sovereignty.

Thursday Briefing: Hurricane Preparedness, Junior Lifeguard Camp Registration, Oliva’s Last Bowl, A 10-Year-Old Sings the Blues

| June 1, 2017

Superintendent Jacob Oliva wanted to cap his last day with a bowling outing with FPC students, hurricane preparedness talks and kits at the Hilton, junior lifeguard camp registration in Flagler Beach.

Journal of the Plague Year

| May 31, 2017

In the assisted-living Neverland that’s become our White House, all pretense of reality is giving way to the sort of sycophant fawning previously associated with the yes-men around North Korea’s or Egypt’s dictators.

Wednesday Briefing: More 90s, Get Set for Basketball League, Eastwood at 87, Whitman at 198

| May 31, 2017

A relatively quiet day in the region aside from a busy court docket and a still-rising drought index, with Walt Whitman’s advice on disobedience and Clint Eastwood Unforgiven.

Tuesday Briefing: Mid-90s Today, Charter Review (Again), Street Lighting, Power, Education and Religion, Last Day for Teachers

| May 30, 2017

The Palm Coast Council again talks charter review and finally takes on street-lighting in earnest, it’s the last day for schoolteachers, temperatures will rise to the mid-90s, Robert Caro on power.

Florida Hospital Flagler Honors County’s First Responders

| May 25, 2017

This week, May21-27, is the 43rd Annual National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week.

Home Rule: Palm Beach District Challenges Constitutionality of Charter School Law

| May 25, 2017

It’s a first step in asking the Florida Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a law that allows the State Board of Education to overturn local denials of charter-school applications.

Bowlers Raise $2,200 for Domestic Violence Shelter as Government Demurs on Funding Request

| May 23, 2017

An official for the Family Life Center asking for a budget increase was told “we’ll see” by the County Commission, but a Palm Coast Yacht Club fundraiser netted $2,200.

Marketing 2 Go, Curley Tail Design and the Branding Box Move to Ripple Coworking in Flagler Beach

| May 22, 2017

Marketing 2 Go, Dalecki’s 7-year-old company and with Kim Fitzgerald’s Curley Tail Design, who together run The Branding Box, moved to Ripple Coworking, a startup in a venerable building.


| May 21, 2017

Donald Trump is rewriting the rules of politics, of time and of the English language, but the resulting explosions are as false a dawn as those of nuclear blasts.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach Pirates, Hope to Help Dance Against Cancer, Kayaking, Introduction to Bull

| May 19, 2017

Pirates take Flagler Beach, FPC Starlets take the stage, fitness with Palm Coast’s mayor, Choral Arts Society’s May concert, a college course introduction to bullshit, learning about the coming eclipse.

Thursday Briefing: Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Vigil, Flagler and McLaughlin Town Halls, Go Natural Walk, Chelsea Manning

| May 18, 2017

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a town hall at the Flagler Auditorium on the county’s future, the Sheriff’s Office hosts its annual fallen officer memorial, a nature walk at Long Creek Preserve, the Starlets in action.

Wednesday Briefing: Matanzas High Blood Drive, Baccalaureate Service, Helen Keller on Book Burning

| May 17, 2017

A Matanzas blood drive for scholarships, a country of hackers, Flagler’s graduates get a service at Santa Maria del Mar, Helen Keller’s words to book-burners.

Tuesday Briefing: Barbara Klein Craig Painting, James Tager Contract, Judge DuPont Hearing, Food Truck Tuesday

| May 16, 2017

Circuit Judge Scott DuPont submits to a hearing on his case of improprieties during his reelection campaign, a painting gifted to the Flagler Beach City Commission chamber, the new superintendent’s contract.

Monday Briefing: Sean Monti Trial, Donuts With Doughney at 7-Eleven, AAUW Scholarships, Arts Foundation Fund-Raising Goal

| May 15, 2017

Repeat offender Sean Monti goers on trial before Judge Dennis Craig this morning with jury selection, Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney speaks with constituents over doughnuts at 7-11, the Palm Coast Arts Foundation crosses the 80 percent mark in its fund-raiser.

Deputy Richard Petkovsek Is CrimeStoppers’ Flagler Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

| May 12, 2017

Richard Petkovsek, with the sheriff’s office just three years, was recognized for bravery, selflessness and an act of humanitarianism toward a homeless man.

Weekend Briefing: Ocean Art’s Love Can Move the World, Big Fish by FPC Drama, the Best Short Film in Years

| May 12, 2017

Flagler Palm Coast High School Thespian Drama Club’s production of its Spring Musical, “Big Fish,” Love Can Move the World, at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach, “Alike,” the great short film.

Thursday Briefing: Judge Craig on Project WARM, Big Fish at Flagler Auditorium, Dunkin Opens, Blues Festival

| May 11, 2017

Flagler Palm Coast High School’s thespians take the stage for four nights, Rymfire chorus in action, Judge Craig reacts to Project Warm, a favored Dunkins Donut reopens in the heart of Palm Coast.



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