Weekend: Cool and in the 60s Friday and Saturday, when it’ll also be cloudy and possibly showery in the morning, in the 50s Sunday, nights in the 40s Friday and Sunday, dipping down to the 30s Saturday. Details here.
Drought Index is at 447.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: pallium, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“Political writing in our time consists almost entirely of prefabricated phrases bolted together like the pieces of a child’s Meccano set. It is the unavoidable result of self-censorship. To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.”
–George Orwell, from In Front of Your Nose, 1945-1950 (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters George Orwell).
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.
Flagler County Schools are closed for students and teachers this week.
Free For All Friday, 9 a.m. on WNZF radio: Host David Ayres welcomes Kathy Barry who’ll preview the fourth annual Flagler Film Festival at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn next weekend, Patrick Juliano, who will talk about the Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band performing at the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump and, for much of the show, Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam summing up the top stories of 2016, as they perceive them, and making the usual, and usually, meaningless predictions about 2017. Tristam’s commentary will start the show, on Israel’s abandonment of the two-state solution.
First Fridays in Flagler Beach, at Veterans Park, 5-8 p.m., with live music by UpTuit, exhibits, food.
Friday: Haven Hospice is hosting a Lunch ‘N Learn from 1-2 p.m. The lunch will be at the Perkins restaurant at 1405 North Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Participants of this bereavement Lunch ‘N Learn will discuss spiritual grief reactions. This group meets the first Friday of every month. For more information, please contact Itana Sonders at 386-734-7600.
Saturday and Sunday, the Disney Half Marathon and Marathon Weekend, both starting at Epcot at 5:30 a.m. (Saturday is the half), both ending at Epcot.
Saturday: Flagler Audubon Society Bird Walk, 8-11 a.m., Vaill Point Park, a beautiful 23-acre recreational park located along Moultrie Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Saint Augustine. The park features a 1.5-mile paved trail with educational signs along the trail about the natural environment. All are welcome on bird walk events. Bird walks do not require advance sign-up, just show up at the specified meeting time and place.
Daytona State College Enrollment Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Students can take advantage of the one-stop events to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship (Dec. 10 only) for a free class from the Daytona State Foundation. Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule.
Saturday: Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event: Stop by the Palm Coast Utility Department Fuel Depot at 22 Utility Drive in Palm Coast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to recycle your christmas tree, gift warp, styrofoam, holiday lights and electronics (no TV, monitors, microwaves). Mulch will be used to protect and cover landscaping throughout the city properties.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
No events of note.
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
♦ Jan. 9: The Flagler County/Palm Coast Disabled American Veterans hold a flag-raising ceremony and dedication of the organization’s new facility at 27 Florida Park Drive. A luncheon will follow. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.
♦ Jan. 10: The Flagler County School Board and the Flagler Auditorium board hold a joint workshop at 4 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
♦ Jan. 11: A status conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., by phone, in the Judicial Qualification Commission’s case against Flagler County Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces five charges of unethical conduct during his reelection run last year.
♦ Jan. 13-15: The 4th Annual Flagler Film Festival features 60 films (shorts and features) from several local Flagler County filmmakers and films from around the world. Films from first time filmmakers, students and multi-award winning filmmakers will be screened. Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Tickets available at the door and on the festival’s website soon (www.flaglerfilmfestival.com) or by calling the box office 386-597-0260. Advance ticket prices are $5 in advance for one block of films, $10 for one day of films or $25 for the entire weekend of films.
♦ Jan. 17: Learn about historic and interesting Flagler County sites with local author Bill Ryan as your guide on this latest Historic Flagler County Bus Tour. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20, which does not include lunch at Bull Creek Fish Camp. To make reservations or for more information call 386-439-5003.
♦ Jan. 21 and 22: Flagler County Home and Lifestyle Show, the annual event and fund-raiser for Flagler Technical Institute, the adult education division of the school district, takes place at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
♦ Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.
♦ Feb. 8: Jonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously.
♦ March 7: Bunnell and Flagler Beach hold their municipal elections.
♦ March 22: The boy Scouts Council holds its Golden Eagle Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort, honoring Bob Cuff, now a Palm coast City council member.
How to fight terrorism in the Donald Trump era https://t.co/997f3QptHI pic.twitter.com/ygeV4VMTZb
— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) January 5, 2017
In Opinion: Don't condemn John Kerry, two states is still the solution https://t.co/QOkr9WaYVm pic.twitter.com/puOQNq7WKN
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 5, 2017
Step right up and spin a wheel of Donald Trump's lies—and our investigations of them: https://t.co/rKhcMEFLEX pic.twitter.com/KcC7aV2Ygp
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 5, 2017
In contrast to other presidents since 1981, the federal prison population fell during Obama's years in office https://t.co/VCgzFZ7WLn pic.twitter.com/X3U8ZLc04a
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) January 5, 2017
In pictures: The horrific war Aleppo and its residents have endured for the last five years https://t.co/14W7tTRDWv pic.twitter.com/GIahwXpsBW
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 21, 2016
What are your concerns about children using social media? https://t.co/E7ULUrcoFM
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 5, 2017
Vladimir Nabokov nailed everything wrong with movies today back in 1956 https://t.co/BBAWPo6qV6 pic.twitter.com/LHIfYBUqOM
— The Independent (@Independent) January 5, 2017
Can Science Fiction Save the Earth? can climate-change fiction shock readers into awareness of the dangers? https://t.co/UcWrdFpHNs @lithub
— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) January 5, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Dec. 22 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-palm-coast-dec-2.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Poem Op.41, No.4 by Zdenek Fibich
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- Pinchas Zukerman Plays the Polonaise in D Major by Henryk Wieniawski
- Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1, Lang Lang at the Piano
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- Marshall McLuhan, W.H. Auden and Buckminster Fuller Debate Modern Technology and Media (1971)
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- 1966 Junior Wells sings live the 1959 classic “What’d I Say”
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- Paolo Restani plays Mendelssohn’s Capriccio Brillante op. 22 for piano and orchestra
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