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Weather: Sunny. Much cooler with highs around 60. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. See the daily weather briefing from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville here.
Today at a Glance:
In Court: It’s trial week. Eight cases are on the felony docket, though as always, most may get resolved or continued to a later date. Cases include that of Juan Carlos Nodarse, the 54-year-old Palm Coast man and convicted felon arrested in February following a standoff with sheriff’s deputies at his house, and after he’d fired a gun twice; that of Jerome Malebra, a 47-year-old Palm Coast man accused of aggravated stalking of a 15-year-old girl, and of using a computer to lure a minor (he faces three third-degree felony charges); and Elizabeth Tremoglie, who faces a second degree felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The court hears the cases at 8:30 a.m.
The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The meeting of the seven-member board is open to the public.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, where the City Commission is holding its meetings until it is able to occupy its own City Hall on Commerce Parkway likely in early 2023. To access meeting agendas, materials and minutes, go here. Commissioners will discuss a water and sewer rate study conducted for the city, ahead of a rate hike. The city administration did not post the study for public examination.
Wet-Felting Poinsettia Workshop at Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, 78 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, 10:30 a.m. $60 members, $67 for non-members. Information and registration at www.ormondartmuseum.org. Learn how to make a beautiful, felted poinsettia in red, pink or white. Choose a pin back, a magnet, or a wire to complete your piece to wear, display your holiday cards, or hang on your tree. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome; some felting experience is helpful but not required.
Rotary’s Fantasy Lights Festival in Palm Coast’s Town Center: Nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. at Palm Coast’s Central Park, with 55 lighted displays you can enjoy with a leisurely stroll around the pond in the park. Admission to Fantasy Lights is free, but donations to support Rotary’s service work are gladly accepted. Holiday music will pipe through the speaker system throughout the park, Santa’s Village, which has several elf houses for the kids to explore, will be open, with Santa’s Merry Train Ride nightly (weather permitting), and Santa will be there every Sunday night until Christmas, plus snow on weekends! On certain nights, live musical performances will be held on the stage.
Nar-Anon Family Groups offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts through a 12-step program, 6 p.m. at St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291. Find virtual meetings here.
In Coming Days:
Dec. 23: Culmination of toy drive for Toys for Tots at AW Custom Kitchens, European Village, starting at 11 a.m. A drawing for all eligible participants will take place at 2 p.m. Anyone who will have donated toys for the drive will have a chance to win various items, including a 65-inch 4K Smart TV, an Apple iPad, a pair of Apple Air Pods, and gift cards from the co-sponsors of the event. Fifty such cards have been donated. With proof of a voucher, donors also will receive a free hot dog, a free drink, a free popcorn, a free cotton candy, and a free snow cone. There will be a variety of fun things to do such as a bouncy house for children in thanks to the community for its generosity. See details here.
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