Weather: In the morning fog. Mainly sunny. 80s highlights. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday evening: mostly clear. Heavy fog after midnight. Lows in the 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, turning south after midnight.
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Today in the eyes of the editors:
In court: Carlos Dupree, 36, is on trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins for his role in the December 2020 break-in of a house on Prospect Lane in Palm Coast. Two teenagers who were part of the robbery are in prison after pleas. Dupree faces life imprisonment if convicted.
The Flagler County Public Library Freedom Readers Club meets from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The club focuses on books that are often banned. Read this month: Speaking, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Only for teens aged 15 to 18.
Taste of the Fun Coast, 4-7pm, Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast. The annual luxury foodie event features tastings of fine wine, spirits and restaurants unique to the area. This event benefits The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory. This year’s restaurants include Anthony’s Pizza, Beach Front Grille, Atlantic Grille, Extra Flavor, Texas Roadhouse, Portugal Wine Bar, Tomahawk Tavern, JT’s Seafood Shack, Sweet Melissa’s Homemade Ice Cream, Romero’s Tuscany by the Sea, Crab Shack 386, Surfside Shakes and Becca’s sweet tooth. Tickets cost $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
Sounds New XXXII First Glimpse: Stetson Student Composers Concert, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel) 421 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Free entrance.
New Music Ensemble Concert, 7:00 PM at UCF’s Rehearsal Hall, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando. The New Music Ensemble is a performance-oriented chamber music group focusing on diverse repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble is used as a laboratory for instruction in chamber music skills encompassing the different styles of conventionally notated work, but is also used to introduce other contemporary approaches such as improvisation, electro-acoustic music and graphical scores. The ensemble regularly premieres newly composed works by resident students, teachers and guest composers. Free entry, no ticket required.
The next few days:
Hurricane Ian Information Forum in Flagler Beach: The Government of Flagler Beach will host the forum at 6:00 PM at Father O’Flaherty Parish Hall at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Ave, Flagler Beach. City Services and Flagler Strong will have information tables for residents to visit and ask questions. The formal program begins at 7 a.m. with Scott Spradley, resident and author of the Hurricane Ian Beachside Blog at FlaglerLive, Tracy Callahan-Hennessey, President of Flagler Strong, Jonathan Lord, Flagler County Emergency Management Director, and William Whitson, Flagler Beach City Manager .
The Halloween Hall of Terror is back at Palm Coast Fire Station 21, Sundays from 7-9pm and Monday, October 31 from 7-10pm. faces Michael Myers as they make their way through scenes from the hit horror film franchise. All ages are welcome, but supervision is recommended for children 13 and under. Admission is free.
FEMA Assistance Reminder: If you were affected by Hurricane Ian and you live in one of the 26 counties designated for disaster relief, including Flagler County, FEMA may be able to help you. To apply, you can visit a Disaster Recovery Center, go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA app on your smartphone, or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7am to 11pm
Notably: There will be a partial eclipse, but it will only be visible in Europe, Northeast Africa, the Middle East and West Asia, and of course on FlaglerLive. The eclipse begins at 4:58am Palm Coast time and ends at 9:01am (or 1:01pm GMT), with a peak eclipse at 7am. Two “annular” eclipses next year (“that occur when the moon, sun and Earth are exactly aligned, but the moon is too far away to orbit the sun, which is a bull’s eye for observers” , according to The Times) will take place, the first in April, not visible from the United States, but the second in October, and in 2024, there will be a total solar eclipse visible from the U.S. See here for today:
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The rules of competitive cognition are simple. The winners are the one who dies with more of their marbles. “He was one hundred and two years old when he was accidentally shot by a neighbor, and apart from his habit of breaking into nearby houses and stealing the drink, he was still sharp as a tack.” That’s the kind of thing you want to say about you. So “Death for dementia” is your battle cry. It’s also your best strategy right now, as there is no cure for either one. Of the 79 million boomers, 28 million are expected to develop Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. (Alzheimer’s is most common, followed by stroke, the festively named dementia with Lewy bodies and injury. Parkinson’s comes in fifth.)
–From Michael Kinsley’s Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide (2016).
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