Today at the editor’s glance: The school board holds a legally required special meeting at 9 a.m. to close out its financial books on the Year of Covid 2020-21. No surprises expected. The African American Cultural Society hosts a Luau featuring Rob’s Jazz Express Band, starting at 4 p.m. And the Democrats hold their weekly Blue 22 Forum also at AACS, but at 12:30. Bring your own brown-bag lunch. Rocket Man’s Farewell: Ex-Flagler County Administrator Jerry cameron’s farewell tour risks taking longer than Elton John’s. After his beatification at a county commission meeting earlier this month and his beatification last week, followed by a hagiographical PR release he was given another farewell Monday, with gifts and a lot of back-patting, some of which he secured in his last meeting by giving county staff a paid day off Friday, in addition to their paid day off next Monday, just because. Cameron’s fiscal acumen was never his forte. Here are a few shots from Monday:
The Tour de France‘s 5th stage today is all about individual time trials between Change and Laval Espace Mayenne. Euro 2020: The teams take a couple of days off before two quarterfinal matches Friday.
Vaccinations: The Flagler County Health Department (DOH-Flagler) is offering three COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week, as well as a $10 food coupon to thank clients for getting vaccinated. Clinics this week:
- Saturday, July 3 – J&J and Pfizer, 10AM to 6PM — Freedom Fest, Flagler Executive Airport. Look for the Health Department tent near the entrance
Appointments for the Pfizer-only clinic at the health department are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted. Please call 386-437-7350 ext. 0 for scheduling or questions. June 25, 2021. Eighteen pharmacies in Flagler County offer COVID-19 vaccinations, and 12 of these offer Pfizer, which is approved for individuals ages 12 and over. The health department will offer COVID-19 testing on Friday, July 2 between 2:30 and 3:30PM at its main office, 301 Dr. Carter Blvd.in Bunnell. For more information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. – Inert
Thursday: 10 a.m.-Noon – Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. 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.
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Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
First Friday in Flagler Beach
First Saturday Creative Bazaar Arts & Crafts Market
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Flagler Beach All Stars Beach Clean-Up
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Sunshine and Sandals Social at Cornerstone
For the full calendar, go here.
“The adoption of attitudes which the right sneers at as “politically correct” has made America a far more civilized society than it was thirty years ago. Except for a few Supreme Court decisions, there has been little change for the better in our country’s laws since the Sixties. But the change in the way we treat one another has been enormous.”81 And in the next page: “ The American Academy has done as much to overcome sadism during the last thirty years as it did to overcome selfishness in the previous seventy. Encouraging students to be what mocking conservatives call ‘politically correct’ has made our country a far better place. American leftist academics have a lot to be proud of. Their conservative critics, who have no remedies to propose either for American sadism or for American selfishness, have a great deal to be ashamed of.”
–Richard Rorty, “Achieving Our Country” (1998).
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