Today at the Editor’s glance: The Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board holds its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at City Hall. The Palm Coast City Council is yet again in recovery from its errant boor’s latest outburst. Rezoning: The Flagler County school district is holding the second set of its “listening tours” regarding rezoning of schools, now submitting a revised and much-scaled-back plan to rezone only the R Section in Palm Coast. Students there would be sent to Indian Trails Middle and Matanzas High instead of now going to Flagler Palm Coast High and Buddy Taylor Middle. The previous plan proposed rezoning every one of the district’s nine schools. It drew intense opposition. The listening session tonight is at 6 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School’s cafeteria. Another session is scheduled Wednesday evening at the Wadsworth/Buddy Taylor cafeteria, also at 6 p.m. See: “After Parents Object to ‘Equity’ and Race-Driven Balance, Rezoning Plan Now Limits Impact to Palm Coast’s R-Section.” John McWhorter on the pronoun They: “Feedback on my newsletter about the embrace of “they” as a gender-neutral pronoun referring to a single person — Joel is wearing their green shirt today because it matches their pants — has been, well, pointed. It seems that quite a few people have a major problem with this change in pronominal usage. I understand all of their objections but disagree with them….The idea that “they” will encourage the falling away of these distinctions reminds me of an analogous case. Imagine someone who is against the teaching of critical race theory — that power differentials must be the main concern of all intellectual and moral endeavors and justify essentializing white people as oppressors and nonwhite people as spiritually and ethically defined by their victimhood — saying that schoolchildren shouldn’t learn anything about racism and slavery at all. The rationale would be: You can’t teach racism because it’s part of the larger curriculum I object to.” The University of Florida is conducting an on-line survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to learn more about the use of disposable plastic bags, auxiliary materials and wrappings by Florida residents. The study’s principal investigator is Dr. Tim Townsend from UF and the Sustainable Materials Management Research Laboratory. The survey will be administered on-line using Qualtrics from mid-September 2021 until October 31st, 2021. If you are able to participate in this very important, please visit this link below. Survey link: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/timothy-townsend/survey/ … This survey is available to all Florida residents and if you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ashley Ricketts via e-mail at [email protected].
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are now available in Flagler County at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus. Monoclonal Antibody Treatments (MAB) for COVID-19 can prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death among high-risk individuals. Individuals 12 years and older who are high-risk, that have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free. Vaccinations continue to be offered at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:00PM. Appointments are preferred; Walk-ins are welcome. The health department is awaiting guidance for the administration of booster doses. CVS, Walgreens, Publix and Walmart are offering boosters to immunocompromised individuals.
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Palm Coast Historical Society: Carrie Ayvar on More Than Orange Blossoms: Feisty, Fabulous Females of Florida
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