Weather: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
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Early Voting and voting by mail: Voting is ongoing for the general election, culminating with Election day on Nov. 8. See a sample ballot here. Early voting is on, through November 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at four sites in the county, listed here. You may vote early at any of the four sites regardless of your precinct location. To vote by mail, request your mail-in ballot here. Because of the Legislature’s new law, restricting voting convenience, drop boxes are available, but only to a limited degree. The ballot drop box at the Elections Office will be monitored by a staff member beginning 60 days prior to the election, through Election Day. This drop box will no longer be available after office hours or on weekends, except during the early voting period. Other drop boxes will be available at early voting locations, but only during the days of early voting, and only during voting hours. Mail ballots must be received in the Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. If returning your ballot by mail, please allow at least ten days for delivery. A postmark does not extend this deadline. You may track your ballot here. All other election-procedure related inquiries can be answered at the Elections Office’s website.
In Court: Carlos Dupree, 36, goes on trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins for his role in the home invasion of a house on prospect Lane in December 2020 in Palm Coast. Two teens who were part of the heist are serving prison following pleas. Dupree faces life in prison if convicted.
The Flagler County Public Library’s Freedom Readers Club meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The club focuses on books that tend to be banned. This month’s read: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. For teens 15 to 18 only.
Taste of the Fun Coast, 4 to 7 p.m., Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast. he annual upscale foodie event, provides sampling of fine wine, spirits and restaurants unique to the area. This event benefits The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory. The restaurants for this year include Anthony’s Pizza, Beach Front Grille, Atlantic Grille, Additional Flavor, Texas Roadhouse, Portugal Wine Bar, Tomahawk Tavern, JT’s Seafood Shack, Sweet Melissa’s Homemade Ice Cream, Romero’s Tuscany by the Sea, Crab Shack 386, Surfside Shakes and Becca’s Sweet Tooth. Tickets are $50 ahead of time, or $60 at the door.
Sounds New XXXII First Glimpse: Stetson Student Composers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel) 421 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Free admission.
New Music Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. at UCF’s Rehearsal Hall, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando. The New Music Ensemble is a performance-oriented chamber group focused on diverse repertoire from the 20th and 21st-centuries. The ensemble is used as a laboratory for instruction in chamber performance skills encompassing the various styles of conventionally noted work but is also used to introduce other contemporary approaches such as improvisation, electro-acoustic music and graphic scores. The ensemble frequently premieres newly composed works by resident student, faculty and visiting guest composers. Free admission, no ticket required.
In Coming Days:
Hurricane Ian Information Forum in Flagler Beach: Flagler Beach government hosts the forum at 6 p.m. at Father O’Flaherty Parish Hall at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Ave, Flagler Beach. City departments and Flagler Strong will have informational tables for residents to visit and ask questions. The formal program will start at 7 with Scott Spradley, resident and author of the Hurricane Ian Beachside Blog in FlaglerLive, Tracy Callahan-Hennessey, President of Flagler Strong, Jonathan Lord, Flagler County Emergency Management Director, and William Whitson, Flagler Beach City Manager.
The Halloween Hall of Terror is back at Palm Coast Fire Station 21, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m. This year’s theme, Halloween: The Night He Came Home, will have attendees coming face-to-face with Michael Myers as they make their way through scenes from the popular horror film franchise. All ages welcome, but supervision is recommended for children 13 and younger. Admission is free.
FEMA Assistance Reminder: If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian and live in one of the 26 counties designated for disaster assistance, Flagler County among them, FEMA may be able to help. To apply you can visit a Disaster Recovery Center, go online to disasterassistance.gov use the FEMA app on your smartphone, or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Notably: There will be a partial eclipse of the sun, but it’ll be visible only in Europe, northeast Africa, the Middle East and west Asia, and of course on FlaglerLive. The eclipse begins at 4:58 a.m. Palm Coast time, ending at 9:01 a.m. (or 1:01 p.m. GMT), with peak eclipse at 7 a.m. Next year two “annular” eclipses (“which occur when the moon, sun and Earth are exactly in line but the moon is too far away to go around the sun, creating a bull’s-eye effect for observers,” according to The Times) will take place, the first in April, not visible from the United States, but the second in October, and in 2024, there will be a total eclipse of the sun visible from the U.S. See today’s here:
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Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Flagler Beach All Stars Beach Clean-Up
First Saturday Creative Bazaar Arts & Crafts Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Sunshine and Sandals Social at Cornerstone
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
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The rules of competitive cognition are simple. The winners are whoever dies with more of their marbles. “He was a hundred and two years old when he was accidentally shot by a neighbor, and except for his habit of breaking into nearby homes and stealing the booze, he was still sharp as a tack.” That’s the kind of thing you want said about you. So “Death before dementia” is your rallying cry. It is also your best strategy, at the moment, since there’s no cure for either one. Of the 79 million boomers, 28 million are expected to develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. (Alzheimer’s is the most common, followed by stroke, the festively named dementia with Lewy bodies, and injury. Parkinson’s comes fifth.)
–From Michael Kinsley’s Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide (2016).