Weekend: Partly cloudy, highs in the mid-to-upper 70s, lows in the upper 50s or around 60 throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 356.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: gobby, adj..
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
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 Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Keep in mind: March is Women’s History Month.
Free For All Friday, 9 a.m. on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Mike Boyd who’ll talk about Cracker Day at the Fairgrounds (see below), Carl Laundrie who’ll talk about the county’s centennial, Rep. Paul Renner with an update on the legislative session, Flagler Beach City Manager Larry Newsom and County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, who have reportedly kissed and made up following their clash in January.
Friday: Flood Friday flood awareness: Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 20-26. Come to Palm Coast City Hall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, for information on flood prevention, to view flood maps and talk to City staff about any flood questions/concerns.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Waltz of the Toreadors,” a new stage production of the 1951 farce by French playwright Jean Anouilh, at Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre: the play tells the story of General Léon Saint-Pé (played by Pope). The general is despondent at the thought of retirement with his hypochondriac wife. And so the general sets out to rekindle an unconsummated flirtation with Ghislaine (Evelyn Lynam), a woman he danced with 17 years ago – only to find he must compete for her with a much younger suitor. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. at City Market Place in Palm Coast, 160 Cypress Point Parkway #b207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. Get your tickets here.
Saturday-Sunday: Flagler Surf Series in Flagler Beach, each day, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: The 62nd Annual Flagler County Cattlemen’s Cracker Day, starting at 8 a.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, includes a BBQ lunch, rodeo, barrels, and games for the children. Admission is $10 per person, children 3 and under get in free.
Saturday: Hammock Town Hall on Vacation Rentals, with Rep. Paul Renner and County Commissioner Greg Hansen. The officials are hoping for a large turnout from Hammock residents opposed to a proposed state law that would erode or end county authority to regulate vacation rentals. 5:30 p.m. at Hammock Community Center, 79 MalaCompra Road, off of State Road A1A, in the Hammock.
- 7-3 Vote Loses Flagler Another Round on Vacation Rentals In Hurried Senate Hearing
- Flagler’s Hutson Files Amendment to Vacation-Rental Bill That Would “Eviscerate” Regulations
- Setback For Flagler as Bill Scrapping Vacation-Rental Regulations Advances on 9-6 Vote
- Flagler May Lose Vacation Rental Regulations Just 2 Years After Regaining Authority
Saturday: G.W. Carver Foundation Presents: “Motown Madness”, a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym and the Carver Foundation, at the Carver Gym, 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 and include dinner and Music.
Saturday: The Ten Tenors are in concert for two shows at the Flagler Auditorium, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Putting On The Ritz, A Variety Show with Johnny Petillo who sang for The Duprees and Danny and The Juniors, 5 p.m. at the Italian-American Club, 45 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast.
Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Picnics and Pops Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at Town Center: Tickets for the 10th Anniversary event, on May 7 at 6:30 p.m., are $40 for members of the foundation, $45 for the general public, through March 15. After March 15, tickets are $45 and $50, and a table of 10 goes for $450 for members, $500 for the general public. For tickets go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394. See a full flier for the event here.
Unemployment: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is expected to release February unemployment figures Friday at 10 a.m.
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to be the keynote speaker at a Sumter County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. (Saturday, 6 p.m., Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ March 28: The superintendent search’s Community Advisory Committee meets in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building in Bunnell, at 6 p.m.
♦ March 28: The Flagler Forum, the discussion group organized by Ed Fuller, hosts a panel discussion featuring Flagler County’s local media, including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast, at 6:30 p.m.
♦ March 30: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Grand Haven Country Club features a panel including Palm Coast Observer Editor Brian McMillan, Flagler Broadcasting-WNZF General Manager David Ayres, Daytona Beach news-Journal Editor Pat Rice, and FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.
♦ March 30: Flagler County schools’ summer camps and activities expo, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buddy Taylor Middle School-Wadsworth Elementary cafeteria.
♦ March 30: 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormek presents a demonstration of her work at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
♦ April 1: Stetson University is hosting an open forum discussion with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios on recent changes in immigration actions and law including the expansion of enforcement capabilities. This forum is free and open to the public. The forum is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Details here.
♦ April 4: The American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Flagler branch has a wine and cheese social at the Hammock Cheese shop, 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, starting at 4 p.m.
♦ April 6: Palm Coast Democratic Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, US1 in Palm Coast.
♦ April 6: Tom Gargiulo will present a Gallery Walk and a Q&A on the works of 2016 Artist of the Year Judi Wormeck, at 6 p.m. at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Boulevard (State Road 100) in Flagler Beach.
♦ April 26: Anyone whose child has died is invited to an informal meeting to consider eventually establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. There are some 650 such chapters across the country. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in classrooms A&B. for more information, call John Brady at 610/428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age.
♦ April 29: The People’s Climate Movement March, in conjunction with a march scheduled in Washington, D.C., will march locally, meeting at Wadsworth Park at 10 am and marching over the bridge to Veteran’s Park in Flagler Beach, where there we will a rally and speakers sharing a wide variety of issues and information on how to get involved.
♦ May 16: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission holds a hearing the the case of Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces several charges of misconduct during his 2016 re-election election campaign. He has admitted wrongdoing. The 9 a.m. hearing is taking place in courtroom 406-7 at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, before a six-member panel: Eugene Pettis, Steven P. DeLuca, Robert Morris, Michele Cummings, Harry Duncanson (a lay member of the commission) and Jerome S. Osteryoung.
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Feb. 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Leonard Bernstein
- What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?
- The Corrs: Toss the Feathers
- Peter Falk’s Acceptance Speech for 1972 Emmy, for Colombo
- How Did Beethoven Compose His 9th Symphony After He Went Completely Deaf?
- Ray Chen Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
- The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1,HJ Lim, Piano
- Alicia de Larrocha plays Two Spanish Dances By Granados
- Comparone Plays a Scarlatti Sonata
- C. A. de Beriot, scene de Ballet, Daniel Shindarov, violin, Sergey Silvanskiy, piano
- Johnny Cash: Sunday Morning Coming Down
- Cinema Paradiso: The Main Theme
- Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train
- The Temptations and the Four Tops in a Motown Medley
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason Performs Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Arranged By Tom Hodge
- Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto
- Isaac Albéniz, Suite Iberia, Félix Ardanaz, piano
- Johannes Ockeghem: Ave Maria
- Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto, François Leleux and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
- Eubie Blake in Berlin, 1972, Plays Charleston Rag
- John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Three Bach Cantatas: BWV 113, BWV 179 and BWV 199
- David Letterman: The First Show, Feb. 1, 1982
- 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
- Martha Argerich Performs Bach’s Partita No 2, BWV 826