Weather: Patchy fog in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
The Palm Coast City Council meets in a budget workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The council will hear a year-to-date financial report on the city’s budget. It will also discuss its next year’s goals. The Parks department will present a year-round operation proposal for the Palm Coast Aquatics Center, including Frieda Zamba pool, which closes after Labor Day. The year-round proposal is floated at least for the short term. The facility, however, is in dire need of comprehensive repairs. Residents have voiced their concerns and suggestions for an improved aquatics center. But those long-term goals are not on the agenda today. The full agenda is available here.
Flagler County’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 3, Bunnell. The committee with discuss surplus lands.
“Screen Agers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” a free documentary, at 5 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Road 100, Palm Coast. Synopsis: “Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.”
The Annual George Washington Carver Foundation Auction begins Monday. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to go back into the development of the Carver Center in Bunnell. In order to participate in this auction you must register for a bidder account on this 32auctions website. To register click login in the top right corner and then click “Create an account now” if you have not yet made one. The system will then send you an email with a link to confirm the registration. Your bidder ID will be the first part of your email address. If you would like to change the bidder ID you may go in to account settings and pick a new ID. Please pick a username you don’t mind being displayed publicly. The username of the current bidder will be displayed with the item.
From Statista’s Daily Infographics: “Emmanuele Macron has won the second round of the French presidential election against Marine Le Pen. With 58.6 percent according to the preliminary final results, the incumbent is well ahead of his right-wing challenger. But the gap has narrowed compared to 2017 (and even more so since 2002), as a look at this Statista infographic shows. Back then, Le Pen came in at around 34 percent. Five years later, 13.3 million French people have given their vote to the leader of the Rassemblement National (National Rally) – that corresponds to a share of 41.5 percent.”
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