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Weather: Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Today at a Glance:
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village: The city’s only farmers’ market is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. With fruit, veggies, other goodies and live music. For Vendor Information email [email protected]
‘Barnum,’ at Flagler Playhouse, 2 p.m., 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Tickets: $30. Book here. P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the 19th century’s greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s rousing score includes “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” “Join the Circus,” “The Colors of My Life” and “Come Follow The Band.” See: “Before Fox News, There Was Barnum’s ‘Sucker Born Every Minute’: Flagler Playhouse Stages Timely Musical.”
For the Love of Singing: A Community Chorus of Palm Coast Concert is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Donations will be accepted.
Al-Anon Family Groups: Help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are every Sunday at Silver Dollar II Club, Suite 707, 2729 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell, and on zoom. More local meetings available and online too. Call 904-315-0233 or see the list of Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. Johns County meetings here.
Grace Community Food Pantry, 245 Education Way, Bunnell, drive-thru open today from 1 to 4 p.m. The food pantry is organized by Pastor Charles Silano and Grace Community Food Pantry, a Disaster Relief Agency in Flagler County. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children and families, seniors and active and retired military members who struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms we rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. The Flagler County School District provides space for much of the food pantry storage and operations. Call 386-586-2653 to help, volunteer or donate.
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 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: From the files of FlaglerLive on this day 10 years ago (not a wire story): “The National Assembly voted today (April 23) 331-225, with 10 abstentions, to legalize gay marriage and gay adoption in France. The vote followed almost 137 hours of debate in the assembly. It makes France the 14th nation in the world to legalize gay marriage, and the ninth in Europe. The United States has not done so, as a nation, though nine states have legalized same-sex marriage so far, all of them north of the Mason-Dixon Line and, with Iowa’s exception, east of the Mississippi.” It’s only a decade old. But there’s an artifact feel to the paragraph, that quaintness of hope on the upswing: by then Joe Biden as Obama’s vice president had forced Obama to support gay marriage (he did so, reluctantly and with some chicanery, in May 2012). The Supreme Court, with Justice Kennedy writing the majority opinion, would legalize it all by 2015. How strange, how deflating, that this all may prove to be an elongated Prague Spring, at least in the United States: a pending case before the supreme court of India could legalize it all there soon.
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Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
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
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Sexual signals can be received without being consciously sent. The first cartoon characters to be accused of aberrant sexual practices were Batman and Robin. In a 1954 book titled Seduction of the Innocent, a psychologist named Fred Wertham attacked the sadistic violence and sexual deviance portrayed in comic books. Batman and Robin, he noted, were two men living together who liked to wear capes and tights. Back home at stately Wayne Manor, they lounged about in dressing gowns. Wertham was a student of Freud who discovered a message that Bob Kane, Batman’s creator, probably never consciously intended. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t there. […] There’s no scientific or psychological basis for believing that children are affected in their sexual development or eventual sexual orientation by exposure to homosexuality–on television or in real life. If the creators of cartoons are intentionally or unintentionally giving children the idea that gay people are part of the big, happy human family, that’s a good thing, not a bad one. (If it weren’t for gay people, there would be no Lion King–or much else on the all-American cultural front.) The conservative paranoia about recruiting, which leads them to think that gay school teachers and Boy Scout leaders present a hazard to the young is pure prejudice.
—Jacob Weisberg, from “The Cartoon Closet,” Slate, Feb. 20, 1999.
@Florida Story Of The Day
Cruise line let passenger’s body decompose, lawsuit says
Associated Press • Apr 23, 2023 at 8:49 am
“FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A widow and her family are suing Celebrity Cruises for allegedly mishandling her husband’s body after he died while they were on a ship last year, saying it was left to decompose and they suffered extreme emotional trauma.
After Marilyn Jones’ husband of 55 years, Robert Jones, died of a heart attack Aug. 15 onboard the Celebrity Equinox, his body was stored for nearly a week inside a walk-in cooler normally used for beverages instead of a properly chilled morgue as she was promised, according to the federal lawsuit filed in Florida…”
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to the current session, and actions, of the Florida Legislature and Governor is coincidental.
@That’s My Floriduh
Trump team says DeSantis’ Florida ‘among the worst’ states to work, retire or raise a family
Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sat, April 22, 2023 at 12:35 PM EDT
“Florida is “among the worst” states to raise a family, work and retire Former President Donald Trump’s campaign claims in a blistering rebuttal to the story Gov. Ron DeSantis tells about the state thriving under his leadership.
“The real DeSantis record is one of misery and despair,” Trump spokesman Steven Cheung said in a campaign email Friday. “He has left a wake of destruction all across Florida and people are hurting because he has spent more time playing public relations games instead of actually doing the hard-work needed to improve the lives of the people he represents.”
Trump’s campaign argues Florida is faring poorly on a range of issues, citing various sources such as Oxfam, Money Inc., U.S. News & World Report and the Florida Policy Institute…”
Don’t pay any attention to Tronald Dump or his team. They are history. A bunch of loosers and liars that twist and distort information in order to look slightly better than a week old turd.
Applies to every elected Republican Party criminal I can think of.