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Today at a Glance:
The Flagler County School Board holds a special workshop on the future of the Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club at 10:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
The Flagler County School Board meets behind closed doors to discuss security in schools, at 1:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s conference room at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
The Flagler County School Board meets at 3 p.m. in workshop to go over the items on its upcoming school board meeting two weeks hence. The board meets in the training room on the third floor of the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. Board meeting documents are available here.
The Flagler County School Board holds a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The meeting is on Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt’s evaluations and her contract’s future. Her contract expires on June 30.
- On Eve of Decision, School Board Evaluations Rate Superintendent On Higher End of ‘Satisfactory’
- ‘Promises Made and Kept’: ESE Parent Advisory Council Voices Unanimous Support for Superintendent
- Superintendent’s Self-Evaluation Is 2 Points Short of ‘Highly Effective,’ With Notable Gaps
- Peacock Sent Sally Hunt Script on Firing Superintendent Even as She Claimed ‘Due Diligence’
- Behind Principal Paul Peacock’s $7,500 Grievance, a Roil of Politics and Sideshow Maneuvers
- Sally Hunt Has Problems. The School District Is Paying the Price.
Flagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd Street. For agendas and minutes, go here.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The council is expected to vote on whether to adopt an invocation/prayer policy at city meetings. See how it has been amended here. The council is also expected to vote on a 316-unit apartment complex off Whiteview Parkway. And it is expected to rake up the need for an additional $100,000 on top of the additional $1.14 million expense it already approved in February on that endless project: the “rehabilitation,” or reconstruction, of the foot pathway, along belle Terre Parkway, from Buddy Taylor Middle School south. That would bring the project $400,000 over-budget. For agendas, minutes, and audio access to the meetings, go here. For meeting agendas, audio and video, go here.
- Palm Coast Council’s Proposed Prayer Policy Draws Out Opponents, Who Urge Silence
- In Riveting Discussion on Prayers at Meetings, Palm Coast Council Defers to ‘Neutral’ Caution
- 316-Unit Apartment Complex Off Whiteview Parkway Clears Hurdle, with Eyes on New Hospital
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.
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.
Notably: It is Maya Angelou’s birthday (1928), so take special note of the April 26 event hosted by Tiger Bay After Dark in Flagler Beach, noted above: Colin Johnson, her grandson, will give a talk locally. More than ever, we need to remember that despite “the perversity of life,” as she wrote, it is “in the struggle [that] lies the joy.” We’ll need this pearl today as the school board puts on another undignified gladiatorial spectacle, with Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt as its plaything, and the Palm Coast City Council’s members decide whether they’ll be mullahs or council members.
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Separation Chat: Open Discussion
The Circle of Light A Course in Miracles Study Group
Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library
Flagler County Republican Club Meeting
Flagler County Drug Court Convenes
Flagler Beach City Commission Meeting
Palm Coast Democratic Club Meeting
Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series
Uncouth: Open Mic Night
For the full calendar, go here.
I shuddered to think that while we wanted that flag dragged into the mud and sullied beyond repair, we also wanted it pristine, its white stripes, summer cloud white. Watching it wave in the breeze of a distance made us nearly choke with emotion. It lifted us up with its promise and broke our hearts with its denial.
–From Maya Angelou’s All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986).
Shame on you disrespecting 45 — the only POTUS to be delivered with forceps by a proctologist.
No.2 in the hearts of his followers — after the baby Jesus.
Maybe we need some bug spray.
Flies call him home — besides:
Air freshener, that’s the ticket.
Same old. Same old Hate Trump. Hate our governor. Are u all happy with ur light bulbs?
Bob: I still have my gas stove and my washing machine, that lying Fox Entertainment got y’all riled up about. My light bulbs now go on and off by my word to Alexa. Yeah, I’m happy.
Our Governor got spanked by Disney! Now that’s something to love!