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Weather: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
Flagler Beach Fishing Pier Pass Refund Process: The City of Flagler Beach is issuing prorated refunds to individuals that request to receive refunds for valid Flagler Beach Fishing Pier passes. This refund policy applies to valid passes purchased before Hurricane Ian hit Flagler Beach. Pier pass holders have until January 31st, 2023 to request a prorated refund from the City. Individuals interested in obtaining prorated refunds for their Pier passes must visit the City of Flagler Beach’s City Hall, which is located at 105 S 2nd St., Flagler Beach, FL 32136. Individuals will need to provide their Pier pass number, name, address, and phone number. The City of Flagler Beach will mail checks to individuals that report to City Hall that they would like to receive a prorated refund. At the time when Hurricane Ian hit on September 28th, 2022, 210 people held valid Pier passes of various rates and durations.
The Bach Festival, some 170 hours of Bach interrupted only by the presentation of its Columbia University disk jockeys, is in its zillionth year, streaming free on WKCR here and running through the New Year at midnight.
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 the anniversary of the publication of Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, a semi-autobiographical novel of intellectual awakening and rebellion against the Catholic church. He had preceded it with Dubliners. H.G. Wells, writing of the book in The New Republic, tried to seduce squeamish readers: “It is no good trying to minimize a characteristic that seems to be deliberately obtruded. Like Swift and another living Irish writer, Mr. Joyce has a cloacal obsession. He would bring back into the general picture of life aspects which modern drainage and modern decorum have taken out of ordinary intercourse and conversation. Coarse, unfamiliar words are scattered about the book unpleasantly, and it may seem to many, needlessly. If the reader is squeamish upon these matters, then there is nothing for it but to shun this book, but if he will pick his way, as one has to do at times on the outskirts of some picturesque Italian village with a view and a church and all sorts of things of that sort to tempt one, then it is quite worth while. And even upon this unsavory aspect of Swift and himself, Mr. Joyce is suddenly illuminating. He tells at several points how his hero Stephen is swayed and shocked and disgusted by harsh and loud sounds, and how he is stirred to intense emotion by music and the rhythms of beautiful words. But no sort of smell offends him like that. He finds olfactory sensations interesting or aesthetically displeasing, but they do not make him sick or excited as sounds do.”
Now this: The 10 Days of Bach: Sonata for violin and harpsichord no. 1 in B minor BWV 1014, performed here by Bojan Čičić and Steven Devine.
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Free For All Fridays With Host David Ayres on WNZF
Blue 22 Forum
LGBTQ+ Night at Flagler Beach’s Coquina Coast Brewing Company
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Gamble Jam at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
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The phrase and the day and the scene harmonised in a chord. Words. Was it their colours? He allowed them to glow and fade, hue after hue: sunrise gold, the russet and green of apple orchards, azure of waves, the greyfringed fleece of clouds. No, it was not their colours: it was the poise and balance of the period itself. Did he then love the rhythmic rise and fall of words better than their associations of legend and colour? Or was it that, being as weak of sight as he was shy of mind, he drew less pleasure from the reflection of the glowing sensible world through the prism of a language manycoloured and richly storied than from the contemplation of an inner world of individual emotions mirrored perfectly in a lucid supple periodic prose?
–James Joyce, from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).
@Add this to today’s edition–more monkey business as usual
DeSantis’ culture wars grabbed headlines — and legal challenges that cost $17 million
Story by Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald
“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political strategy has won national attention for his ability to shrewdly select culture war issues and use a compliant Florida Legislature to advance them.
But while the agenda has drawn more than 15 lawsuits, it has so far yielded few legal victories, and cost Florida taxpayers nearly $17 million in legal fees to date.
In case after case, courts have scaled back, thrown out, or left in legal limbo rules and laws that impose restrictions on social media giants, limit voting, curb gender-related health care, influence speech in the workplace, college campuses and classrooms and create new crimes for peaceful protests…”
He may have been re-elected in Florida but he sure isn’t going to be elected President, he has too much negative issue against him. And sure by 2 years election time he will have more negative issues against him. The country does not need another Trump want to be president.