Today at the editor’s glance: Tropical-Hurricane-Tropical Storm Elsa will be roiling over Florida from around Cedar Key to the Georgia border today, with limited, localized effects expected in Flagler County until mid to late afternoon. “Limited” could be a double-edged storm: the effects could be limited to rains and winds from Elsa’s outer bands. But the storm could also spawn tornadoes, according to Flagler Emergency Management Chief Jonathan Lord. Freedom Fest at the county airport drew large crowds on Saturday, an expression of relief as residents and visitors embraced the first big-size special event since the pandemic began its ravages and campaign of cancellation 16 months ago. Flagler Broadcasting’s David Ayres, who produced Freedom Fest with Flagler County’s Roy Sieger, had photographer JT Merriam of Merriammultimedia.com capturing the event with his cameras. Here are a few of his soaring shots:
The Tour de France: Stage 11 is a 200-km mountainous stretch from Sorgues to Malaucene in the south of France. Euro 2020 resumes today with the second semi-final match, England v. Denmark, 3 p.m. on ESPN. It’s for a spot in the final Italy have won all five of their matches so far at the tournament.
Vaccinations: 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/.
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Flagler County Drug Court Convenes
Flagler Beach City Commission Meeting
Palm Coast Democratic Club Meeting
Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series
Uncouth: Open Mic Night
Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
LGBTQ+ Night at Flagler Beach’s Coquina Coast Brewing Company
For the full calendar, go here.
“For that matter, Nino really cared little about the possible destruction of the house and the loss of the family property, which after all consisted of a couple of beds, or springs, with kapok mattresses, a clothing bag (with winter sweaters and his camel’s hair coat now too small for him, and a coat of Ida’s, now turned inside out), a few tattered books, etc. In fact, if the house was knocked down, the Government after the victory would compensate them for the damage with a bonus. And Nino had already agreed with Useppe and Blitz that, with this compensation, he would buy a completely furnished trailer-truck where they could live the life of roving gypsies.”
–From Elsa Morante’s “History: A Novel” (1974, American translation, William Weaver, 1977).
As a hometown community publication is there any chance you could be a little less politically bias? I get that you’re liberal, which I do respect. Yet, you depend on revenue from ad sales and donations from the community as a whole. Maybe if your publication focused on being more central politically you would increase viewership/engagement and thus revenue?
I get that the local pols who are or were part of the so called Regan Party or whatever they called themselves have shown they are a bunch of muckrackers and morons. They in no way represent the typical Republican Conservatives in Flagler County, nor do they represent the Independent voters who lean more conservative. Clearly Flagler County votes more Republican than Democrat yet the news media is blatantly far left. JMO
“I propose that all armed combatants be yanked from the Middle East, and I dream of battalions of cartoonists airlifted in from all corners of the globe to replace them! Feelings will no doubt be badly bruised, but in the end may the artists with the sharpest pen points prevail.”–Art Spiegelman, 2006.
As to the suggestion that we calibrate our content to our revenue, or clicks, or the political leanings of our surrounding demographics, the moment we do so is the moment we should close up shop. There’s enough of that as it is. We prefer a more independently ethical approach to journalism.
These typical Republicans you speak of thus far have managed to bring us Trump and a whole cadre of others, Mullin comes to mind. That’s the reality I see.
I found the cartoon to be funny and sadly truthful.
Trailer Bob says
The Biden/Trump cartoon is cute, but in all reality the two men possibly suffer from very different conditions. I can’t not see the reality of the Presidents condition with regard to his mental/memory deficiencies.
The job of President is extremely difficult for even the most articulate and sharp. Unfortunately, I do not see this ending well for the President.
Frank Sardone says
He’s been doing very well so far. I do not understand your concern?
Thomas Cannito says
Really name somthing
Here’s the HUGE difference between the Biden administration and the trump years.
President Biden actually cares about our country and it’s citizens, and is not attempting to be a dictator or authoritarian. President Biden has built a strong TEAM of experienced experts who actually understand how to “govern”. President Biden does not require those leaders to kow tow to him. Those leaders have the independent authority to fulfill their many responsibilities.
Remember when trump used “our” Attorney General (Barr) as his “personal” lawyer:
“In office, Barr has bent the DOJ towards Trump’s ends, a subversion of his public duty. His public statements offer constant defenses of Trump, the sort of highly politicized actions unbecoming of his office. Less visibly yet far more dangerously, Barr has aided the White House’s efforts to curb Congress’ oversight of the executive branch. That work has only helped strengthen the argument routinely pushed by Trump World that the president is above the law, a shocking assertion that recently led to one of Trump’s attorneys contending in federal court that the president enjoys “absolute immunity” from criminal prosecution, even if he were to murder someone in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue. This is the lawless presidency that Barr has wrought.”
Therefore, the mental capability of President Biden is not nearly as worrying as it was when trump consolidated the power of the presidency to be his alone and subject to his dangerous absolute insecure narcissistic megalomania.
We should be measuring our governmental officials not only by their education, work ethic, and mental abilities, but also by their trustworthiness as demonstrated by their character and moral code of ethics, honesty, integrity. . . “doing the right thing when no one is looking”.
In that measurement President Biden and trump are also world’s apart. . . trump has a massively failing grade merely on his thousands of lies alone.
@ Thomas. . . Unless you returned the latest government check created by President Biden’s Covid relief plan, and VOTED DOWN by EVERY Congressional Republican, that says it all!
There are many other things that President Biden has accomplished, but I do not believe you are open minded enough to really consider them and so will not waste the time.