Weather: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tropical storm watch: Tropical storm Gaston has formed in the epicenter of the north Atlantic, but is making a slow turn for the east. Hurricane Fiona is heading for bermuda Friday, and Nova Scotia by Saturday, still as a hurricane.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
The Palm Coast City Council holds its second and final hearing setting the coming fiscal year’s tax rate and budget, at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.
Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library: Do you enjoy Chess, trying out new moves, or even like some friendly competition? Come visit the Flagler County Public Library at the Teen Spot every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for Chess Club. Everyone is welcome, for beginners who want to learn how to play all the way to advanced players. For more information contact the Youth Service department 386-446-6763 ext. 3714 or email us at [email protected]
The Blue 22 Forum, a discussion group organized by the Palm Coast Democratic Club, meets at 12:15 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. Come and add your voice to local, state and national political issues.
Notably: Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Irony, more commonly known as the International Day of Peace. Here’s the opening of a March 27, 2000 front-page article by Pascal Zachary in the Wall Street Journal, as remarkable for its nostalgic feel as for the mass of cliches that made it past the Journal’s editors: “Listen to the nightly news and hear the dogs of war growling as fiercely in this new century as ever: the meat grinder in Chechyna, religious slaughter in Indonesia and Kashmir, tribal warfare in the Congo, China rattling its giant saber. Now hear this: It is peace, not war, that is on the march these days. Implausible as it may seem, peace is advancing — fitfully but unmistakably — in the world.” Two years later, the Journal was applauding the invasion of Afghanistan, calling for invading Iraq and for broadening the “war on terror.”
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
For the full calendar, go here.
“We’re used to imagining local communities as hopelessly parochial and conservative, but in fact it’s the national culture that has grown right-wing and intolerant–all those ranters thrive because in the nation as a whole there are enough bigots to make up an audience. But local communities are maybe more interested in finding out what works than they are in venting. Less interested in left versus right than in big versus small.”
–From Bill McKibben’s “Small World,” Harper’s, December 2003.
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