Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 94.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: exemplum virtutis, 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
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.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council, at the behest of members Heidi Shipley and Steve Nobile, will reopen a discussion of the previously approved foot path through the F-Section, under the FPL powerlines. The project, mishandled by City Manager Jim landon (as it was mishandled in 2008) is drawing considerable opposition from residents, as it was rejected in 2008. Nobile asked for options to be discussed at today’s meetings.
The Flagler County School Board meets at 1 p.m. in workshop, and will discuss the impact of House Bill 7069, which will affect the district’s finances. (See details here.) Board members will also discuss coaches’ pay. In Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in a regular meeting, in board chambers on the first floor. The board is scheduled to approve a bif for renovation of the Flagler Auditorium’s restrooms.
The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers, Building 3. On the agenda: a request for a special exception to allow a transitional housing project for women and children at 210 N. Fig Street. The city is recommending approval, pending certain amendments: “Given the congestion of this area during school hours and the narrowness of the existing street, the potential to park on the City right-of-way overnight, during school hours or for any length of time which may affect the traffic flow in this area is a concern that needs to be addressed,” city staffers say.
Women in Politics Forum: Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, who is considering running for U.S Representative for Florida’s 6th Congressional District, which includes all of Flagler (currently held by Republican Ron DeSantis, who may be running for governor) and Stephanie Mickle, a democratic strategist, are the speakers at a Coquina Coast Democratic Progressive Caucus event at African American Cultural Society, 4422 N US Highway 1, Palm Coast, starting at 6:30 p.m. Ambassador Soderberg has served in the White House as Deputy National Security Advisor, as an Ambassador at the United Nations, as an advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and on four presidential campaigns. She is President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions and the Director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of N. Florida in Jacksonville. Stephanie Mickle, Esq. is an attorney and political consultant providing strategic advice and representation to businesses, government entities, and national and international organizations in the areas of government relations, regulatory affairs, public policy analysis, messaging, media and strategic communications. Come meet these two political influencers and hear first-hand how to take constructive action and increase your impact. More details here.
Food Truck Tuesday, in Palm Coast’s Central Park, starting at 5 p.m.
Today is World Refugee Day: Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. Details here.
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to speak during a New York State Republican gala event. (7 p.m., Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Ave., New York.)
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Record 65 million people displaced in 2016: UN https://t.co/l0WI25vDhp
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 19, 2017
Recent immigrants are more educated than Americans in 26 states https://t.co/b2ONFNOtNP
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) June 19, 2017
Jesse Lee Peterson says that the Democrats who prayed before the congressional baseball game were praying to Satan. https://t.co/r78LvgqA4N
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 19, 2017
— Literary Hub (@lithub) June 5, 2017
In a harrowing new book, Edward Luce argues that liberal democracy "is facing its gravest challenge" since WWII:https://t.co/POOHkV1aDG
— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) June 19, 2017
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 8 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
From WQXR in New York: ““Down in the River to Pray” is a fantastic song. Maybe you know it from Alison Krauss’ beautiful rendition in 2000’s O Brother Where Art Thou, a film that also boasts one of the greatest soundtracks of all time.) It’s a simple melody, and its calming lyrics act as a balm for the soul. That serenity translates pretty well to baritone and bass brass, as the The University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio demonstrates in the featured video. Many orchestra’s don’t typically need a combination of 11 tubas and euphoniums — let alone to carry the melody — so we’re very happy to see them take center stage. Not much is known about the history of this song. In 1867’s Slave Songs of the United States, an early effort to compile the spirituals and work songs of the country’s recently emancipated population, “Down in the River” (titled “The Good Old Way”) is classified as a song of the “Inland Slave States” (Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Mississippi River). It’s also attributed to a certain George H. Allan. However, Allan was almost certainly not the composer. Like many folk tune compilations, the contribution here is most likely the work of a transcriber who simply wrote down what they heard.”
Down in the River to Pray: University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio
- Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
- “The Day After” (1983)
- Rui Arayama Performs Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas K.427 & K.455
- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
- Angelina Jordan, 10 Years Old Norwegian, Sings the Blues: I Put A Spell On You
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Concerto in B Minor for five Recorders Op. 15 Nr. 4, Abateva
- Introduction to Bullshit
- Chopin: 24 Etudes for Piano Op.10 , Op 25, Lukas Genjušas, Piano
- Alike: The Best Short Film Ever
- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Arthur Rubinstein Performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
- C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonata in F sharp minor, Wq 52 4
- Boccherini: Quintet with Guitar G 448 D-Major
- Jean-Baptiste Poyard Performs Telemann’s Violin Fantasia n°1
- Eudora Welty Reads “A Worn Path”
- Francis Poulenc at the piano
- Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc
- Joseph Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 66 in F major, Herbert Blomstedt, cond.
- Sarah Chang Plays Elgar’s Damn Romantic Salut d’amour, Op. 12
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer, cond.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
- Händel: Keyboard Suite HWV 428, Daria van den Bercken, piano
- Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25
- 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