Voting Matters by Christopher Weyant,

Time: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80’s. East winds 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

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Grace Community Pantry, 245 Education Way, Bunnell, drive-thru open today 1-4 p.m. The pantry is hosted by Pastor Charles Silano and Grace Community Food Pantry, a Flagler County disaster relief agency. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children and families, seniors, and active and retired military personnel who struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers and farms, we take high-quality food that would normally go to waste and turn it into meals for those in need. The Flagler County School District provides space for much of the pantry storage and operations. Call 386-586-2653 to help, volunteer or donate.

The Kiwanis Club’s fantastic musical and comedy show with Felix Deneau, the best American tribute artist to Dean Martin: The Kiwanis Club of Flagler County hosts its annual fundraiser to benefit the many club-sponsored youth leadership and community service programs here in Flagler on Sunday, November 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the club Palm Coast Italian American Social, 45 Old King Road North. Tickets are $55 per person. Reservations and tickets can be obtained from any Club member, through the website or by calling 413-949-3893. Credit/Debit and PayPal accepted.

“Charley’s Aunt”, at the City Repertory Theater, at 3 p.m. in CRT’s Black Box Theater at City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults and $15, available online at or by calling 386-585-9415. Tickets will also be available onsite just before curtain time. Comedy challenged gender roles before their time. Written by Liverpool-born British playwright and actor Brandon Thomas, the play premiered in England in 1892, broke the then-current record for longest-running play in the world, landed on Broadway in 1893, and was then toured internationally. It has since been revived, as well as adapted for films and musicals. See the premiere of Rick of Yampert, “City Repertory Theater and Beau Wade Drag ‘Charley’s Aunt’ Onto the Stage.”

“Driving Mis Daisy” at the Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd. Bunnell. 2:00 p.m. The location is the Great South, at the time of 1948, just before the civil rights movement. Having recently wrecked another car, Daisy Werthan, a sharp-tongued seventy-two-year-old wealthy Jewish widow, is told by her son, Boolie, that she must now rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is an unemployed, thoughtful black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is unimpressed with his employer’s condescending tone and, according to him , by its latent prejudices. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow closer and closer and dependent on each other, until they finally come to terms with each other. become almost a couple.

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Notably : James Jones the novelist of The thin red line and From here to eternity (not to be confused with Jim Jones, the Jonestown mass murderer) was born on this day in 1921. Jones, the son of a dentist, sometimes a boxer, a self-proclaimed rebel, winner of the National Book Award, is underestimated , although it had its failures. Some came running is “1,266 pages of perfectly sustained boredom,” wrote The New Yorker. Maxwell Perkins, who had edited Thomas Wolfe, had been its editor. But then there was The thin red line, about his days and nights as a Marine in Guadalcanal, a novel of sustained psychological and physical torture. “I write about war, he says, because it’s the only job I’ve ever had. He said this of Hemingway, a contemporary: “Hemingway was more concerned with being an international celebrity than with writing great books. He worked harder on his image than on his integrity. He was a swordsman who didn’t beat his buckle, or who didn’t beat his buckle.

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Why do readers love books? For wisdom and wit, the lift of comedy and the noble pain of tragedy; for advice, comfort and entertainment. But apart from content and feeling, they are loved as objects. Most fit in the hand like friends, perfectly tight and new, or warm, worn and beloved. There is satisfaction, as well as anticipation, in the turning of their pages. Like the wheel, or the scissors, the design of the book is so perfect that from the earliest bound and paginated versions, the codices of around the 4th century, it has never needed to change. Despite the advent of Kindles and e-books, original design continues to cascade from presses around the world. Every 30 seconds, a new book appears.

–Based on a review of Papyrusthe new book by Irene Vallejo, in The Economist, October 27, 2022.

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