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Some times, by Randall Enos, Easton, Conn.

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Weather: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Today at a Glance:

The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Training S.A.V.E at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. VA S.A.V.E. is a brief suicide prevention training that helps you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide. It’s a free training that’s available online or in-person. For more information call 386-446-6763 Ext. 3713.

Separation Chat, Open Discussion: The Atlantic Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State hosts an open, freewheeling discussion on topics here in our community, around Florida and throughout the United States, noon to 1 p.m. at 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.

The Circle of Light Course in Miracles study group meets at a private residence in Palm Coast 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] for location and information.

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: My first thought on discovering that today is Jacques Cousteau’s birthday (1910, he would have been 114, three years younger than the oldest person alive today), was: isn’t there somewhere a monument to “Ocean’s Impresario,” as the New York Times’s obituary called him (he died in 1997)? Bill McKibben called him the “John Muir of the Deep.” I googled “Cousteau and monument.” There’s an undersea plaque to him at Casino Dive Park off Catalina Island, off the California coast, “the first park in the country dedicated to underwater exploration” and made famous by Cousteau. The plaque had to be replaced a few years after it was installed: the sea is not easy on aluminum. There’s a memorial plaque immersed somewhere off Santorini, one of Greece’s million islands. There’s a Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve in Guadeloupe. There’s a statue of him at Carpa Olivera in Mexico. Congo devoted a stamp to him in 2009, Togo 2020, Djibouti in 2022, and North Korea, of all places, in 1980 (they have mail in North Korea? They have underseas? Imagination?). And there’s’ always the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, which he directed from 1957 to 1988. I’m surprised, in our multiverse of a billion television channels and nothing to sea despite Discovery, that an entire channel hasn;t been devoted to Cousteau reruns. Channel Calypso awaits. 



Now this:

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June 2024

community traffic safety team

Tuesday, Jun 11

Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

Third Floor Conference Room, Government Services Building

palm coast logo

Tuesday, Jun 11

Palm Coast City Council Workshop

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

americans united for separation of church and state logo

Wednesday, Jun 12

Separation Chat: Open Discussion

course in miracles

Wednesday, Jun 12

The Circle of Light A Course in Miracles Study Group

chess club flagler county public library

Wednesday, Jun 12

Weekly Chess Club for Teens, Ages 9-18, at the Flagler County Public Library

Flagler County Public Library

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Mr. Cousteau, who held no scientific degree, became a household name in many parts of the world through the enormously popular books, films and television programs that documented over four decades of undersea explorations. His first book, ”The Silent World,” sold more than five million copies in 22 languages. A film of the same name, with the young Louis Malle as one of the underwater photographers, won an Academy Award for best documentary in 1957, the first of three Oscars that Mr. Cousteau’s films received. Television programs bearing the Cousteau name earned 10 Emmys and many other awards. Explaining the broad appeal of his work, Mr. Cousteau once said: ”We are not documentary. We are adventure films.” Mr. Cousteau’s adventurous spirit and mastery of the media brought him fame and fortune, but it also drew the envy of more conventional oceanographers, some of whom questioned the scientific value of his research, the authenticity of his film footage and even his record as a pioneering environmentalist. His later years were clouded by family quarrels over the direction of the far-flung Cousteau enterprises, which ranged from the nonprofit Cousteau Society and related organizations, with more than 300,000 members in Europe and the United States, to the Cousteau Oceanic Park, a theme park near Paris that filed for bankruptcy in 1991.

–From Gerald Jonas’s obituary of Jacques Cousteau, The New York Times, June 26, 1997.


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