Today: Sunny. Patchy frost inland in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 386.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: repentine, 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 Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. City Manager Jim Landon will again ask for a raise. The council will also discuss what questions to have on its next citizens’ survey, though the proposed survey has already been framed by the city manager, and discuss its agreement with the sheriff’s office, which provides policing in Palm Coast.
The Flagler County Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the executive conference room of the Emergency Operations Center, Bunnell.
State Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is slated to speak at a lunch meeting of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. (11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Automall Circle, Daytona Beach.)
Vienna Boys’ Choir at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, 7 p.m., one performance only. The Palm Coast Arts Foundation is organizing a bus trip, leaving from the Staples Parking Lot the evening of the concert, with some light food and drinks included on the bus ride, $80 for Arts Foundation members, $90 for others, call 386-225-4379.
Live Bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may reverberate as far as Palm Coast, today (Tuesday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with live bombing, and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. with inert bombing, and again on Wednesday, Feb. 2, with live bombing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and inert bombing from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
Mostly useless information: Sexually transmitted diseases gain respectability as they get the very first clinic designated to their treatment in London in 1747, John Marshall becomes Chief Justice of the United States in 1801, to Thomas Jefferson’s presidential anger, Leon Trotsky is kicked out of the Soviet Union, and John O’Hara, who said “America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization,” was born in 1905.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
The Associated Press will hold its annual legislative planning session, which draws reporters and editors from across the state. Speakers are expected to include Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Senate President Joe Negron, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon and House Minority Leader Janet Cruz. Scott plans to release his 2017-2018 budget proposal at the event. (8:45 a.m., 22nd floor, the Capitol.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
♦ Feb. 1: Flagler County Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston hosts a ribbon-cutting at the new branch location of the tax collector, the third, at 2 p.m. at 2550 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach, in the old Food Lion shopping center.
♦ Feb. 1: Buddy Taylor Middle School marks the opening of its Agronomy Lab with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. at the school, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast.
♦ Feb. 1: The Flagler County School Board holds its first workshop in its search for a new superintendent, at 6 p.m., in Room 3B, third floor of the Government Services Building–where the meeting is neither broadcast on television nor available by audio, though the board claims it is seeking public participation.
♦ Feb. 2: The All Flagler County Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society at 4422 N US Highway 1 in Palm Coast, with Flagler Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart presenting.
♦ Feb. 3: In the state’s felony case against former Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, a motion to dismiss the case is scheduled for hearing before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 301 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
♦ Feb. 6: Ground Breaking for the relocation and extension of Runway 11-29 at the Flagler County Airport, 1:30 p.m. at the airport.
♦ 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.
♦ Feb. 8: Superwash Express, the car wash on 110 Cypress Point Parkway, marks its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. at the new business. The public is invited.
♦ Feb. 8: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is scheduled in St. Johns County
♦ Feb. 23: County Administrator Craig Coffey is the speaker at the Flagler Chamber’s Common Ground Breakfast Series at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. $20 for members in advance. Email [email protected] or go here for more information. Details here and here.
♦ 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.
Interesting read on the failures (and lessons) of anti-populist politics in Venezuela https://t.co/FE9jcww820
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) January 31, 2017
Shooting suspect in Quebec mosque attack is a white man who is, by all appearances, an anti-immigrant nationalist. https://t.co/eo0oCwVvKO
— The Intercept (@theintercept) January 30, 2017
Inconvenient truth is that white Christian men are Canada's mass shooters https://t.co/ajBOiI1NIG
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) January 31, 2017
ICYMI: With wall, Trump begins reset of America's role since World War II https://t.co/lKllEm5RF0
— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) January 31, 2017
"I’m learning about America’s coffee culture” – meet Afghan refugee Samiullah https://t.co/1gPJxT0lZJ
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) January 31, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Jan. 13 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access developments-jan-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Roy Eldridge, 1957
- Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers: A Night In Tunisia (1958)
- T. Paige: Put The God Things First (sic.)
- Dick Cavett Interviews Janis Joplin, Gloria Swanson, Margot Kidder, Dave Meggyesy
- Theodor Adorno and the Critique of Capitalism: An Introduction
- Narciso Yepes in Concert, 1979, 10-string Guitar
- Keith Jarrett: Solo Concert, Tokyo, 1984
- What Is Woman?
- Poem Op.41, No.4 by Zdenek Fibich
- Watch a Performance of a Scarlatti Sonata on the Oldest Surviving Piano
- Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
- Thirty Minutes of Bud Powell
- The Exquisite Billy Evans Plays My Foolish Heart
- Buxtehude’s Toccata in D, BuxWV 155, Performed By (the Slightly Mannered) Nathan Laube
- What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years? A Ted Talk
- Hillary Hahn Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor
- J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243, Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
- Between The Lines: Speaking With Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Mendelssohn’s Violin Sonata in F Minor, Performed by Shunske Sato, violin, and Shuann Chai, piano
- Pinchas Zukerman Plays the Polonaise in D Major by Henryk Wieniawski
- Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1, Lang Lang at the Piano
- Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony nº 4, Performed by the Spanish RTV Orchestra, Walter Weller, cond.
- Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone, Performed by Joe Alessi
- Boris Berezovsky plays Medtner’s Piano Sonata No.1
- Medieval Music: Les Compagnons du Gras Jambon
- Robert Caro on Robert Moses
- Leonidas Kavakos Discusses the Beethoven Violin Sonatas
- Palestrina: Missa Brevis
- D.H. Lawrence: Coldness in Love
- S.L. Weiss: A Presto, Bernhard Hofstötter, lute
- Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto, Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
- Josquin des Prez: La déploration sur la mort de Johannes Ockeghem, Performed by Vox Luminis
- The Life and Times of Donald J. Trump: A Feature Film Set to Pink Floyd’s The Wall
- A Year By Year Animated History of Europe, in 10 minutes
- Bob Dylan: Don’t Think Twice‘
- Alexis Weissenberg Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat, K 271, Second Mvt.
- Marshall McLuhan, W.H. Auden and Buckminster Fuller Debate Modern Technology and Media (1971)
- Christoph Graupner’s Entrata, GWV 453
- Bach and Vivaldi: Concertos for flute and strings, Anna Fusek & Capella Anna
- 1966 Junior Wells sings live the 1959 classic “What’d I Say”
- Vittorio Monti’s Czardas played by The Kanneh-Masons Children
- Paolo Restani plays Mendelssohn’s Capriccio Brillante op. 22 for piano and orchestra
- Pentatonix and Dolly Parton: Jolene
- J.S. Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245, Performed by Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, dir.
- Martha Argerich Performs Bach’s Partita No 2, BWV 826
- Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 104, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
- Su Meng: Paganini’s Caprice no 24 on Guitar
His Highness Jim the First, wishes a raise…again.
Peter A. Cerreta says
Re Landon’s once again up coming request for a raise. In light of the current SS issues’ impending rise in utilities, retired residents living on pensions and
SS, why add to what l believe is a reflection of “American Greed”. No raise!
He will get it. A group that has no problems throwing away hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on a golf course and tennis center won’t have any qualms about a couple of percent raise.
Get rid of the town manager style of government and the problem will cease.