Weather: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
Summer coed volleyball camp scheduled for June6-July 11, organized by PAL, Monday nights at Carver Center in Bunnell, 201 East Drain Street, is now open for registration. It’s $55 per child. Register here.
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, May 11 from 10 a.m. – Noon and 4-6 p.m. (Live)
Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m. – Noon and 4-6 p.m. (Live)
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.
In medias res: The Observer reports how, because of the pandemic, the late Joe Rizzo conceived of going to scholarship’s recipients’ homes to deliver the good news rather than gather everyone at the Auditorium, as in previous years. ” Instead of high school seniors receiving their awards on stage, the scholarship sponsors, teachers and administrators drove to the recipients’ homes to personally present them with their scholarships and yard signs announcing their achievements.” See: “Drive and Surprise distributes 162 scholarships to high school seniors.”
Notably: It is Irving berlin’s birthday (1888). It is National Receptionists Day, and has been since 1991. And it is former Superintendent and current Interim Education Commissioner Jacob Oliva’s birthday. He turns 48 today. You can send him your wishes here or here.
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Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Nar-Anon Family Group
For the full calendar, go here.
He was a true Frenchman insofar as that, though he could be lively and engaging when it suited him, he became insufferably dull and wearisome as soon as ever the need for being lively and engaging had passed. Seldom is a Frenchman naturally civil: he is civil only as though to order and of set purpose. Also, if he thinks it incumbent upon him to be fanciful, original, and out of the way, his fancy always assumes a foolish, unnatural vein, for the reason that it is compounded of trite, hackneyed forms. In short, the natural Frenchman is a conglomeration of commonplace, petty, everyday positiveness, so that he is the most tedious person in the world. Indeed, I believe that none but greenhorns and excessively Russian people feel an attraction towards the French; for, to any man of sensibility, such a compendium of outworn forms—a compendium which is built up of drawing-room manners, expansiveness, and gaiety—becomes at once over-noticeable and unbearable.
–From Dostoevsky’s The Gambler (1863).
Timothy Patrick Welch says
We already take care of unwanted children.
Women still have a choice, the choice is to have unprotected sex or not. I don’t understand the issue? You want to wear a mask but not a condom?
@tpw. . . RAPE and INCEST! Rape and Incest! rape and incest!
NO to vaccines, NO to masks. . . “my body, my choice”. . . my right to “infect” and possibly kill you! Errrr. . . except for a woman’s right to control her own body! Right?
BTW. . . many in the Republican party politic would completely remove all assistance to children if they possibly could. They “resist” assistance to children at every turn! Adopt a baby today!
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! DEMOCRATIC!