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Weather: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night: Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
Free For All Fridays with Host David Ayres, an hour-long public affairs radio show featuring local newsmakers, personalities, public health updates and the occasional surprise guest, starts a little after 9 a.m. after FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam’s Reality Check. The program today focuses on the outlook for 2023 from an economic and tourism perspective. See previous podcasts here. On WNZF at 94.9 FM and 1550 AM.
UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County Presents: The Nine Principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping, 10 a.m., Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. This workshop will provide helpful concepts, tools, and techniques for creating your own Florida-Friendly Yard – a yard that is beautiful and environmentally friendly. Learn the basics of designing a landscape that features carefully selected plants suited to your climate, soil, and wildlife. Tips on cost-saving, energy-efficient landscape maintenance are also included to help you reduce water, fertilizer, and pesticide use.
Honky Tonk Angel, at City Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 160 Cypress Point PKWY Ste B 207, From the creator of Always…Patsy Cline. Three gutsy gals from different background take charge of their life. They decide to follow their Honky Tonk dream to the City of Nashville! A hilarious, down-home treat for country music fans combining the thirty county classic tunes including (Dance By Your Man), (9 Two 5), and (Harper Valley PTA). Tonight is all about following your dreams and angels, all kinds, but mostly Honky Tonk Angel!
The Blue 22 Forum, a discussion group organized by local Democrats, meets at 12:15 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. (On Oct. 14 only, it is meeting at the 2nd floor conference room at the Katz and Green Building, 1 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast.) Come and add your voice to local, state and national political issues.
Fantasy of Lights at Palm Coast’s Central Park: The Rotary Club of Flagler County hosts its 17th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Town Center, through Dec. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is free self-guided walking tour around Central Park with over 50 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s House and Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marsh mallows or create smores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride. See the full brochure here and the nightly schedule of events https://flaglerlive.com/wp-content/uploads/Fantasy-Lights-Program-2022_FINAL.pdf#page=7
For more information, please contact Bill Butler at 386-986-3760 or 386-445-0598 or email: [email protected].
Notably: Today is Arthur Clarke’s birthday (1917), and if it weren’t for the strange video below, it would have again been an occasion to pick a clip from 2001 and ask anyone to interpret it. But it is also the wonderful, endlessly blissful Kandinsky’s birthday (1866), so we’ll forego the apes and the monolith, or HAL, and go with this:
Now this: Obviously, from the Luka Collection:
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
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Earth is in the midst of the worst mass extinction since an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago — and this time, the asteroid is us. Human beings are displacing the planet’s other species at an unprecedented rate, a disaster that the landmark U.N. Biodiversity Conference known as COP15 is focused on this week in Montreal. We’re a unique menace, but we at least have a unique ability to recognize it and do something about it. […] The basic problem is that we’ve converted half of Earth’s habitable land into agricultural land. We’re destroying and degrading the habitats of other species to grow food for our own. This means the fate of the world’s bugs, bunnies and other creatures and critters — and what’s left of the forests, wetlands and other habitats they call home — depends more than anything else on what we put in our mouths and how it gets made. […] The crux is that if current eating and farming trends continue, the world will clear land equal to at least one and a quarter Indias by 2050. That would be a disaster for the climate and wildlife, dooming carbon-rich and biodiverse ecosystems like the Amazon and Congo rainforests.”
–From Michael Grunwald’s “No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should,” The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2022.
“…Notably: Today is Arthur Clarke’s birthday (1917), and if it weren’t for the strange video below, it would have again been an occasion to pick a clip from 2001 and ask anyone to interpret it…”
Try this instead: