Tuesday Briefing: Rick Scott’s Slash of Mosquito Control Dollars, School Open Houses, Refugees Moved and Unmoved
FlaglerLive | August 9, 2016
Today: Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 461.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: ruderous, adj..
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Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, third floor of the Government Services Building.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. for a workshop at City Hall in Town Center. The council will discuss a collective bargaining contract with its public works’ union employees and with its firefighters (two separate unions and contracts) and will hear a presentation on “foot golf,” as well as discuss approving a $215,000 contract to rehabilitate the bunkers at the money-losing, city-owned Palm Harbor golf course.
The Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, third floor of the Government Services Building.
School open houses as follows:
- Buddy Taylor Middle School, 10 a.m.
- Wadsworth Elementary School, 1 p.m.
- Bunnell Elementary School, 1 p.m.
- Rymfire Elementary School, 1 p.m.
Free Computer Distribution at Matanzas High School, grades 9 and 10, 3 p.m.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings. (Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Duke Nukes: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing about money that Duke Energy Florida collects from customers for nuclear projects. (9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
Gas drilling: The state Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including guidelines that would have allowed Florida Power & Light to invest in natural-gas drilling projects. The Florida Supreme Court ruled recently that regulators should not have approved an FPL plan to invest ratepayer money in such a project. The Public Service Commission will consider vacating an order that included the guidelines. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
School projects: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program that helps pay for education construction projects. (2 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Aug. 10: School resumes for all students in the Flagler County School District, two weeks earlier than last year, but with a new calendar that enables students to complete their coursework ahead of high-stakes exams, that ends quarters more logically with holidays, and that restores a full week’s holiday around Thanksgiving, Nov. 21-25. See details here.
♦ Aug. 11: Gun buy-back hosted by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 State Road 100 in Bunnell.
♦ Aug. 11: Flagler Votes Hob Nob, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s pre-election event for voters to meet candidates, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Flagler County Association of Realtors’ building, 4101 E Moody Blvd in Bunnell. Participating candidates must pay $150 a table for their space, but it’s otherwise free to attend. As part of their free admission, attendees will enjoy light snacks, great conversation and a ticket to vote in an electronic “straw poll,” the results of which will be revealed at the end of the evening. Beer, wine and water will be available for nominal cash donations.
♦ Aug. 19: The latest pre-trial hearing in the case of Florida v. Kimberle Weeks, continued from July 22, is scheduled for 3 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Weeks now faces nine third-degree felony counts, down from 12, stemming from allegations that she illegally recorded various individuals in her capacity as supervisor of elections and in her private life. Weeks resigned that post in January 2015.
♦ Sept. 7: The Flagler Youth Orchestra holds its open house for all new or prospective students who’d like to join the county’s largest (and free) music program. The open house is at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Any Flagler student, including homes chooled students, in grades 3-12, are eligible to enroll (must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2016.) Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello or doublebass. One-hour classes are held at Indian Trails Middle School Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m., with students enrolled in the hour block appropriate to their skill level and schedule. The first class for first-time students is Sept. 19. (Auditions for returning students start on Aug. 22, the first class for returning students is Aug. 31.)
♦ Sept. 10: African Art: Ancient Egypt to the Contemporary World, a pair of presentations by Bertrand Green, former chairman of African American studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. The first session is from 10 a.m. to noon, the second session from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast. $20 for PCAF members, $25 for general admission. Call 386/225-4394 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
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Fact-Checking the Knaves:
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Werner Herzog Narrates Pokémon Go
- Arthur Rubenstein Performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink, Cond.
- The Last Bookstore
- Agustin Barrios: La Catedral, III
- Mabuhay Singers-Planting Rice-Magtanim Hindi Biro
- Ray Bradbury on Violence, Laughter and Sadness
- Bill Evans Live, ’64, ’75
- Leonard Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
- The Minnesota Orchestra in Cuba
- Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830, Edward Neeman, Piano
- Festival Next Generation 2015: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
- James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)
- Philadelphia Orchestra Performs La Marseillaise
- J.S.Bach’s Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064, Julia Fischer Leading
- Cremaine Booker Performs Barber’s Adagio for Strings, By Himself in a Four-Cello Arrangement
- Juan Diego Florez: Besame Mucho
- Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Aaron Copland Conducts His Own Fanfare For The Common Man, After Leonard Bernstein Gives a Brief Lecture on American Music
- President Warren G. Harding’s Erotica
- Anaïs Nin Reads from her Diary
- Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, Murray Perahia, Piano
- Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74. Anna Paulová at the Clarinet
- Charles Dickens in 10 Minutes
- Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, for Soprano and Alto, With Les Talens Lyriques
- Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, Together, Live, in 1972
- J.S.Bach’s Fantasia and Fuge in G Minor BWV 542, John Scott at the Organ
- Schubert’s Piano Sonata No 20 D 959 in A major Performed by Alfred Brendel
- Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Orchestre de Paris, Chen Reiss, Matthias Coerne
- Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Moscow Virtuosi
- Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K 450, Robert Levin, cond.
- How Disney Cartoons Were Made
- Chopin’s Piano Concerto Nr. 2, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras at the Piano
- Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
- Hilary Hahn plays Ernst’ s Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26
- Telemann’s Fantasia for Solo Violin in B-Flat Major, Cynthia Freivogel on the Baroque Violin
- John Field: Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor
- Respighi’s Pines of Rome
- Schostakovich’s Best Waltz, for Guitars
- Happy Birthday Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind
- Eugen d’Albert: Klavierstücke op. 5, Performed by Koji Attwood
- Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light, a Movie on his 93rd Birthday (He Died in 2004)
- Wilhelm Kempff, Schumann’s Papillons Op. 2 Parts 1 and 2
- Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Performed by Evgeni Koroliov
- Mozart at His Most Bach-Like: The Piano Suite in C Major, K 399
- Bach’s Keyboard Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825, Performed by Daniel de Borah