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Viva Clay Jones! Here’s his latest: “So Mexico just elected a new president who will assume office this October and there’s a strong sickening likelihood she may be better than our next president. Claudia Sheinbaum will become Mexico’s first female president. The United States has not elected a woman yet but had its best opportunity so far in 2016 yet refused to elect the most qualified candidate in history in favor of the least qualified in history. Sheinbaum will become Mexico’s first Jewish president despite the nation being overwhelmingly Catholic. Here in the United States, we have roving mobs of polo shirt-wearing white nationalists fuckaroos with tiki torches shouting, “Jews will not replace us.” Mexico just replaced its president with a Jewish one, so there. Sheinbaum has a PhD and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Energy Engineering. She has written two books and over 100 articles on energy, the environment, and sustainable development. Donald Trump hasn’t read his books less enough, wrote them. When she was Mexico City’s mayor, she advocated following Covid guidelines such as wearing face masks and social distancing. She closed commercial establishments and other venues to help stop the spread of Covid. For her handling of the pandemic, she was nominated by the City Mayors Foundation for the World Mayor Prize. Our next president may be the guy who downplayed COVID and advocated taking hydroxychloroquine and bleach to cure it before catching it himself by failing to follow guidelines from his own team of scientist. That team’s leader is now MAGAt bad guy number one with a sitting member of Congress refusing to call him “doctor” while calling him a murderer. Here’s a kicker: Sheinbaum is also pro-LGBTQ rights and has attended Pride parades. Mexico is a nation with a lot of problems, but those issues are being confronted. Here, we are taking fucknut conspiracy theorists seriously who yell and scream about fake problems, such as men on women’s sports teams.”

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Weather: Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index up to 102. Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Today at a Glance:

In Court: It’s trial week. Here are the possible contenders.

The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 1 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. It will refine its proposal for a beach-protection tax, and discuss the proposed budgets of constitutional officers, which are each approved by the County Commission. Again, the county has not posted the back-up material on its website, denying the public an opportunity to review the material in possession of commissioners.

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 in 2025. To access meeting agendas, materials and minutes, go here.

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,, or call (800) 477-6291. Find virtual meetings here.

In Coming Days:

June 15: Juneteenth Freedom Day at AACS, noon to 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). There’ll be music, entertainment, games, a bounce house for the kids, vendors, jewelry, crafts, barbeque and other foods. Call 386/447-7030.

June 22: “Crows and Ravens: Birds of Myth and Magic,” a workshop by author and FlaglerLive culture writer Rick de Yampert, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday June 22 at Vedic Moons – Ayurvedic Wellness, Metaphysical Shop & Herbal Apothecary, 4984 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Unit 4-6, Palm Coast. Cost of the workshop (which does not include a book) is $20. The workshop will include a PowerPoint slide show featuring de Yampert’s crow photography and Mr. Crow art, and the handout “Five Ways to Forge Communion with Crows – both Practical and Magical.” The workshop also will feature de Yampert’s Mr. Crow art for sale, as well as his other book “Mr. Crow Haiku and Other Zen-y Writings.” A book signing (separate from the workshop and with free attendance) will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday June 22, prior to the workshop. For information, call Vedic Moons at 386-585-5167 or go online at

Through June 22: Three Exceptional Artists: Art Show presented by Expressions Art Gallery on Colbert at Expressions Art Gallery inside Grand Living Realty, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Artwork created by three exceptional artists. Each with her own unique style and each using different materials: Kathy Duffy, Gina-Marie Hammer and Deborah Hildinger. The show is on display from May 9 through June 22, 2024.

June 22-23: Local Ham Radio Clubs Test Emergency Capabilities and you’re invited! The local effort will include Hams associated with the Flagler Palm Coast Amateur Radio Club, Flagler Emergency Communications Association, and Flagler County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) who will gather at Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, Palm Coast to operate multiple Ham Radio stations for 24 hours beginning at 2 pm. Saturday, June 22nd. Local Amateur Radio operators will be representing our community in American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. The public is welcome to visit this local Field Day site to learn more about Ham Radio, local clubs and hams in our own neighborhoods. Opportunities will be available to operate radios under the supervision of Federal Communications Commission licensed Radio Amateurs. This event is free of charge, no advance arrangements are necessary.

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Notably: It’s shocking—is there a better term?—that we live in a “city” of 100,000, but a “city” of that size without a single general interest bookstore (like porn shops, religious bookstores don’t count), not a single art museum, not a symphony orchestra, and of course nothing remotely approximating a cultural center. To the contrary. We have lost four major cultural organizations since Covid (the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, JJ Graham’s Salvo Art Project, the Flagler County Art League, the Flagler Film Festival that had fledgling made a go of it for a few Januaries). Palm Coast had an excuse in its early goings. It was born in the late 60s, it needed time, people, fermentation. The city’s comprehensive plan re-write has a gaping hole at its heart, a big silence on culture and the arts, except in pro forma nods here and there. The city is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary with many monuments to personal fitness and environmental indulgence, which are no small things (its vaunted trails, its new “Rec Center,” its  homages to pickle ball), but all the infrastructure it put in place to nurture the arts–the United We Art organization, the arts district in Town Center, the county’s Cultural Council known as FC3) keep talking about it without having the means, or being given the means–like a special arts and culture tax, as in Volusia–to do something. There ought to be an excise tax on hospitals and assisted living facilities: every room in those places should pay an arts and culture impact fee. The logic? We’re more than age. Let age fertilize culture. What else can we leave future generations? Quiet desperation with nice trails is still quiet desperation. 



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June 2024

flagler county commission government logo

Monday, Jun 10

Flagler County Library Board of Trustees

Flagler County Public Library

nar-anon family groups palm coast

Monday, Jun 10

Nar-Anon Family Group

St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church

Monday, Jun 10

Bunnell City Commission Meeting

palm coast logo

Tuesday, Jun 11

Palm Coast City Council Workshop

community traffic safety team

Tuesday, Jun 11

Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

Third Floor Conference Room, Government Services Building

st johns river water management district logo

Tuesday, Jun 11

St. Johns River Water Management District Meeting

St. Johns River Water Management District

flagler beach city commission logo

Tuesday, Jun 11

Flagler Beach Library Book Club

315 South 7th Street, Flagler Beach

flagler county commission government logo

Tuesday, Jun 11

Flagler County Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jun 11

Random Acts of Insanity Standup Comedy

Cinematique of Daytona Beach

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Under the seeming disorder of the old city, wherever the old city is working successfully, is a marvelous order for maintaining the safety of the streets and the freedom of the city. It is a complex order. Its essence is intricacy of sidewalk use, bringing with it a constant succession of eyes. This order is all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance — not to a simple-minded precision dance with everyone kicking up at the same time, twirling in unison and bowing off en masse, but to an intricate ballet in which the individual dancers and ensembles all have distinctive parts which miraculously reinforce each other and compose an orderly whole. The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any once place is always replete with new improvisations.

–From Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961).


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