Weekend: Partly cloudy throughout, highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid-70s. Details here.
Drought Index is at 78.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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“Everyone has his own marker of when the Cold War ended. For Tom Graham it was the signing of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty in 1990, reducing the forces of NATO and the Warsaw Pact so that neither side could sustain an offensive war. For some of the Los Alamos and Livermore scientists who traveled to Russia to meet their long-hidden counterparts it was entering the gates of secret cities that had been black boxes for forty years. For millions around the world who watched the events on television it was the opening of the Berlin Wall, East Germans crowding through narrow checkpoints into West Berlin like prisoners released from their cells by a siege. The breakdown of the Soviet Union and its re-formation into a swarm of new states ended the long, ill-considered, profoundly dangerous nuclear-arms race between two nations that shared no common borders and ought to have found less hazardous ways to compete. Fortunately or unfortunately, the end of the Cold War also cast loose a crowd of client nations from the security of their alliances with the superpowers. Some would relinquish their nuclear ambitions across the next decade; some would renew them. And even as moderates moved to restrain nuclear arsenals further, the ideologues and warhorses of the Cold War cast about for new enemies to justify continuing the politics of threat inflation into the new age.”
–Richard Rhodes, from “The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons.”
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.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Friday: The Flagler County court system holds its 28th Drug Court Graduation, with featured speaker Jeff Dawsey, the Palm Coast Observer sports writer and columnist ending his career in journalism on July 18 to be an English teacher at First Baptist Christian Academy. He is the youth pastor at First Baptist Church. Dawsey has previously spoken about his previous life of dependence on drugs dealing. At 3 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 101.
Friday: Movie in the Park, 8:45 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Secret Life of Pets (PG). Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools.
Saturday: The Flagler Sportfishing Club is sponsoring the 8th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. At Bings Landing, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is open to kids ages 5-15. There is a larger turnout each year. Children and teens will go through different “stations” and learn things such as: knot tying, cast net throwing, casting, proper fish handling, and so on. After completing all stations, fishing rods and reels will be given out to the first 200 kids. There is no cost, but each participant is asked to bring one non-perishable food item to go to the Food Pantry in Bunnell. Contact: Capt. Mike Vickers at (386) 569-9674 OR [email protected].
Saturday-Sunday: Second Annual North Florida Open Chess Tournament, with three sections for the two-day tournament: Open, Under-1500, Under-900. Prizes: $2,000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 60 (paid entries). Trophies to all section winners. Scholastic section: trophies to top 3. Unrated player payout limited to section winner prizes in top 2 sections and $50 in U900 section. At the Jacksonville Ramada Inn, 9150 Baymeadows Road. Online registration for the chess tournament here.
Saturday: Santa Hogs The Road Again Annual Poker Run, a fund-raiser for Christmas Come True: Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast with five stops ending at the Beach Front Grille, 2444 S. Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, starting at 9 a.m., ending at 3 p.m. Christmas Come True has put a twist on the usual Poker Run to include a “Who Dun It” Kidnapping of Santa. Best five out of six cards with a clue at each stop. Travel the back roads of Flagler Conty and beyond while enjoying the games of the day. Complimentary breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. $20.00 per person, 4 wheel vehicles welcomed. Call Nadine King (386) 302-1290 or Christopher Hall (386) 931-2650.
Flagler County Fire Station 92 – located at the Flagler Executive Airport, 130 Airport Road – will host the first of five blood drives within the county from noon to 5 p.m. July 17. Additional blood drives will be held at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the City of Bunnell, 201 W. Moody Boulevard; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Boulevard; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Palm Coast Fire Department Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway; and, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3. “We are pleased to be part of this event,” said Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito. “Our firefighter-paramedics know what a crucial part of saving lives these blood drives are.” Blood is the only non-manufactured life-sustaining product. It cannot be reproduced. “A few of you may be familiar with our ‘Guns and Hoses’ competitive blood drive,” said Danielle Summa, the Volusia/Flagler OneBlood account representative. “We decided to change it up and make it a community event, now being called ‘Be a Hero.’” Those who donate blood will receive a T-shirt and a wellness check-up that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org.
Colorado Bridge in Palm Coast Closed for reconstruction through mid- to late-September
The Colorado Bridge, on Colorado Drive between Crandell Court and Crampton Court in Palm Coast, will be remain closed through mid- to late-September as reconstruction of the bridge continues. This project is part of the City of Palm Coast’s bridge rehabilitation program. Detours are being provided. Those east of the bridge are using Colechester Lane, and those west of the bridge are using Colorado Drive to access Palm Harbor Parkway. The City of Palm Coast appreciates the continued patience of residents and motorists during this important bridge reconstruction project. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
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Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
Physicians on medical pot: A joint committee of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine will hold a conference call related to a new medical-marijuana law. The law will carry out a November constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis. (Friday, 10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 1255287056).
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-june-14-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
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Hashish has relationship with mankind for hundreds of years.
Hashish has psychoactive and therapeutic attributes.
The hashish plant can expand up to five meters
in top in the wild. It bouquets involving the fag end of
the summertime period to late autumn. The earliest reference to cannabis has been some Chinese records
penned in 2800 BC. Hashish is a wild plant in a lot of Asian nations around the world.
Hashish is extensively considered to have originated in India.
A lot of indigenous communities throughout the entire
world have been employing hashish for many needs
like religious, recreational, and health-related.
Quite a few physicians prescribe prescription drugs owning hashish to
clients suffering from these types of conditions as glaucoma,
many sclerosis, HIV, and most cancers, apart from numerous other individuals.
Hashish also supplies the vim to the coronary heart
and the success have been proved to be akin to a person performing exercises often in the gymnasium!
Presently, cannabis is discovered as a drug. Hashish is banned in lots of nations.
Frequently, hashish people deprived of the drug have been observed to be intense in mother nature.
In other phrases, cannabis is addictive psychologically. The outcome is really
related to steroids that are anabolic in character. What is a lot more, addicts of several
tricky medicines have been observed to be the sources of significant sociological or wellness difficulties.
But a study has revealed that cannabis end users are considerably less inclined to develop this sort of
nuisances. More than 400 substances constitute cannabis.
Cannabis has been applied by quite a few indigenous people today due to the fact of its
psychoactive consequences. The main psychoactive ingredient in hashish is ‘THC’
Far too substantially of hashish smog can adversely have an impact on the blood force
procedure and a human being can even faint because of to this effect.
People possessing a record of this kind of overall health problems like circulation and coronary heart issues,
in addition to schizophrenia need to thoroughly avoid cannabis.
These kinds of men and women can have difficulties even if they turn into passive people who
smoke. Recurring cannabis people who smoke suffer from lung
most cancers, emphysema, and bronchitis. Also
Hence, the greatest way to keep away from remaining
a cannabis addict is to say ‘NO!’ to the drug the to start with time at any time.
There is always the threat of a habitual hashish user taking to additional
harmful psychoactive medications like cocaine and heroin.
The cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica, is also recognized as hemp, hashish, and marijuana.
Cannabis is nicknamed variously as grass, resin, dope, herb,
pot, smoke, puff, weed, cannabis, and ganja,
aside from the hundreds of other names. Inspite of the bans, numerous youth have been identified
to be hooked to cannabis across the globe.
has much more tar as effectively as carcinogens (agents that lead to cancer)
than tobacco. It is to be noted that this drug affects the
body more than alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and amphetamines.
In simple fact, hashish is additional addictive than the aforementioned three well known addictive factors.
The strongest and concentrated variety of hashish oil is made from the cannabis resin. The resin is dissolved, filtered and eventually evaporated.
In the United Kingdom, this oil is bracketed along with cocaine and heroin and
is a drug under the Course A classification.
The hashish resin is extracted from the cannabis buds as blocks.
These cannabis blocks are then heated and crumbled when they turn into prepared for use.
The hue of the hashish resin can vary from environmentally friendly to darkish brown. This form is popularly known as ‘hash’, ‘soapbar’ or
The organic form of cannabis is recognized as ‘skunk’, ‘weed’ or basically
‘grass’. It is ready from the dried or powdered buds of the hashish plant.
Researches on hashish have thrown up intriguing facts.
Acquire for occasion the getting roughly forty six for every cent of men and women in the age team from fourteen to thirty
have been hooked to cannabis even if briefly.
What is far more, 50 for every cent of these folks
have subsequently returned to the herb. Hashish smoking cigarettes has been identified to
be far more common then internet browsing in the Usa.
Whilst in the United kingdom, as a lot as seventy eight per cent of the individuals held for
drug relevant offences have been observed to possessing cannabis.