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Weather: Mostly cloudy. Cooler with highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Today at a Glance:
Separation Chat, Open Discussion: The Atlantic Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State hosts an open, freewheeling discussion on the topic here in our community, around Florida and throughout the United States, noon to 1 p.m. at its new location, Pine Lakes Golf Club Clubhouse Pub & Grillroom (no purchase is necessary), 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy, Palm Coast (0.7 miles from Belle Terre Parkway). Call (386) 445-0852 for best directions. All are welcome! Everyone’s voice is important. For further information email [email protected] or call Merrill at 804-914-4460.
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 Circle of Light Course in Miracles study group meets at Vedic Moons, 4984 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast, Fl every Wednesday at 1:20 PM. There is a $2 love donation that goes to the store for the use of their room. If you have your own book, please bring it. All students of the Course are welcome. There is also an introductory group at 1:00 PM. The group is facilitated by Aynne McAvoy, who can be reached at [email protected]
In Coming Days:
Flagler Pride Weekend: All applications (Vendor, Sponsor, Volunteer, Speaker, Entertainment) for Flagler Pride Weekend are now open until midnight on May 20th, 2023. No late applications will be accepted or considered. Vendors, apply here. Flagler Pride weekend is scheduled for June 10-12, at Palm Coast’s Central Park.
Michael Butler at AAUW: What is Academic Freedom and Why Does It Matter? American Association of University Women Flagler’s April 1 meeting is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club, 53 East Hampton, Palm Coast. The guest is Dr. Michael Butler, Professor of History Chair of Humanities, Flagler College. The presentation is $5 to attend, $25 with lunch. Please check the website for more information. “It’s easy to ridicule Florida, or cite ‘Florida Man.’ But the Florida of today is the America of tomorrow,” Butler told Vanity Fair in an article about Gov. Ron DeSantis’s assaults on academic freedom. “If you put these culture wars into context, there’s always a bigger issue at play. This time, it’s 2024, and Florida is being used as a laboratory for policies and practices concerning higher education that will be unveiled at the national level.”
April 15: The University Women of Flagler’s general membership meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Guests are welcome. Cost is $17 if paying by check; $18 if paying through this link. The April 15 speaker is Lt. General Mark Hertling, a retired three star general living in Flagler Beach having had global military and other responsibilities on behalf of the United States, positions on Presidential councils and Boards of Directors, a true winner in the sports arena, and an ace commentator on national television news outlets.
April 26: Flagler Tiger Bay After Dark: Dr. Maya Angelou, a Conversation with Colin Johnson, grandson of Dr. Maya Angelou, who will share his story of growing up with a national treasure, and her perspective on life and politics. 5:30 p.m., Crave’s Coastal Kitchen & Cocktails, 2000 S Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach. Your $25 ticket includes event entry and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. Colin Johnson, A civil rights activist and National Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Dr. Maya Angelou’s Awards and Honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Arts, and numerous Grammy Awards. Angelou was commemorated with a Forever Stamp by the U.S. Postal Service in 2015 for her contributions to arts, culture and equality. Join us for a fascinating look at the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou.
For more than 60 years motor-vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for young people. Since 2017 guns have killed more Americans between the ages of one and 24 https://t.co/nz4TXQ4IqU
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 28, 2023
Flagler Beach Webcam:
The Live Calendar is a compendium of local and regional political, civic and cultural events. You can input your own calendar events directly onto the site as you wish them to appear (pending approval of course). To include your event in the Live Calendar, please fill out this form.
Hang 8 Dog Surfing Competition in Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Courtney VandeBunte at Democratic Women’s Club
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Palm Coast Historical Society Speaker Series: Jews of Florida
Flagler Woman’s Club ‘s Evening of Bunco
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
Nar-Anon Family Group
Flagler County Beekeepers Association Meeting
Bunnell City Commission Meeting
For the full calendar, go here.
Mumtaz pats the edge of the bed and tells me to come closer. The old man makes a clucking sound. “Don’t be afraid,” she says. “Come here, now.” I don’t move. Her voice turns hard. “Get over here, you ignorant girl,” she says. Still, I do not move. Then Mumtaz flies at me. She grabs me by the hair and drags me across the room. She flings me onto the bed next to the old man. And then he is on top of me, holding me down with the strength of ten men. He kisses me with lips that are slack and wet and taste of onions. His teeth dig into my lower lip. Underneath the weight of him, I cannot see or move or breathe. He fumbles with his pants, forces my legs apart, and I can feel him pushing himself between my thighs. I gasp for air and kick and squirm. He thrusts his tongue in my mouth. And I bite down with all my might. He cries out “Aghh!” and I am running. Running down the hall, past the other girls, losing my fancy city shoes along the way, until I am back in the room where I started, pulling my old clothes out of my bundle.
–From Patricia McCormick’s Sold (2006).
What are all these daily cartoons racist against white people? White people aren’t the only bad guys with guns. White people aren’t the only people who voted for trump.
This is just a form of politics subliminally keeping racism alive. Per Capita there are more white law abiding citizens that do the right things every day and support all the other entitled people in this country.
School mass murders are committed mostly by white people. Domestic terrorists are mostly white christian American males. Do you have a problem with facts? I don’t like them either but I can’t change the numbers.
Crazy newspaper, wayout in left field
Pierre Tristam says
Among great left fielders such as Ted Williams? Stan Musial? Willie Stargell? Lou Brock? I’ll take it.
You do understand the difference of politics and baseball? Typical spending of words from someone from the left.
Pierre Tristam says
Only to the extent that I understand the difference between hell and heaven, assuming—thinking from beyond left field here of course—either exists. Or is it exist? See, now you’ve got me all Council of Nicaea-like over grammatical hereafters.
There is a Hell. The existence of something known as a “Mets Fan” proves it.
PC is somewhat of a boneyard for the aforementioned — and accounts (along with the occasional wind from Palatka) for the fragrance of Flagler County.