Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s inland…in the upper 80s coast. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 42.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: magna precaria, 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.
In Court: Phillip J. Haire, the Palm Coast resident of London Drive accusing of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy and at his parents in early May, is scheduled for a pre-trial before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at 1:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Courthouse.
In Court: Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith holds juvenile pre-trials, parental termination and juvenile dependency hearings starting at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 403 at the Flagler County courthouse.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council meeting scheduled for 8:45 at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell has been cancelled..
Creature of the Black Lagoon, a special movie presentation at 1 p.m. to mark the Flagler County Centennial, at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy, NW Palm Coast. Originally presented in 3-D, this movie follows a group of fossil-hunting scientists in the depths of the Amazonian jungle where a prehistoric amphibious beast lurks in its watery lair. They try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study, but the creature escapes carrying off the lone female scientist back to its lair. NOTE: Marineland of Florida was one of several locations used for the making of this film.
Flagler Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach. Jacqueline Jones, a speech therapist with Brooks Rehabilitation in St. Augustine, will be the presenter. Jones is certified in LSVT LOUD, a specialized program for speech-related problems associated with Parkinson’s disease.
President’s Volunteer Service Award: Sheriff Rick Staly, on behalf of the President of the United States, will be presenting the President’s Volunteer Service Award to 64 Flagler County Sheriff’s Citizens Observer Patrol (C.O.P.) volunteers at 2 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. To assist in serving the community, the Sheriff’s Office relies on volunteers. The C.O.P. program volunteers donated 31,845 hours of service to the community and investigated 729 minor traffic crashes in 2016. Based on the “Independent Sector” report, the value of their services was $7,527,938.00 in 2016.
The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It will discuss capital projects, including Holland Park and the Community Center, and will discuss a citizens’ survey.
Cultural grants workshop: Palm Coast government holds a workshop at 7 p.m. to provide information to representatives of organizations wishing to apply for this year’s Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Matching Grant program. The workshop will be held at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., and it is open to the public. The matching grant program is open to Palm Coast-based non-profit organizations. The grants must be used to fund cultural arts programs and/or events that are conducted within the City of Palm Coast. The workshop focuses on on the grant submittal process and timeline; completion of the grant application and the required information/documentation; the event and organization budget form; and provide general information about grant writing and grant funders. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 386-986-2323.
Flagler County Fire Station 92 – located at the Flagler Executive Airport, 130 Airport Road – will host the first of five blood drives within the county from noon to 5 p.m. July 17. Additional blood drives will be held at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the City of Bunnell, 201 W. Moody Boulevard; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Boulevard; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Palm Coast Fire Department Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway; and, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3. “We are pleased to be part of this event,” said Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito. “Our firefighter-paramedics know what a crucial part of saving lives these blood drives are.” Blood is the only non-manufactured life-sustaining product. It cannot be reproduced. “A few of you may be familiar with our ‘Guns and Hoses’ competitive blood drive,” said Danielle Summa, the Volusia/Flagler OneBlood account representative. “We decided to change it up and make it a community event, now being called ‘Be a Hero.’” Those who donate blood will receive a T-shirt and a wellness check-up that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org.
Colorado Bridge in Palm Coast Closed for reconstruction through mid- to late-September
The Colorado Bridge, on Colorado Drive between Crandell Court and Crampton Court in Palm Coast, will be remain closed through mid- to late-September as reconstruction of the bridge continues. This project is part of the City of Palm Coast’s bridge rehabilitation program. Detours are being provided. Those east of the bridge are using Colechester Lane, and those west of the bridge are using Colorado Drive to access Palm Harbor Parkway. The City of Palm Coast appreciates the continued patience of residents and motorists during this important bridge reconstruction project. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
The state Economic Estimating Conference is slated to discuss a national economic forecast. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Parole: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will meet and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a news conference related to programs that seek to encourage the “recruitment, retention and reactivation” of hunters and people who fish. (3:30 p.m., Orlando Convention Center, press conference room W231A, 9800 International Dr., Orlando.)
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
- Macklemore Feat Skylar Grey: Glorious
- Edward Luce On the Retreat of Western Liberalism in the Trump Era
- Why Don’t All Instruments Sound The Same?
- Joachim Horsley’s “Beethoven in Havana”: What the Piano Can Do
- Bojan Cicic and Richard Egarr: Giovanni Carbonelli’s Violin Sonata No. 1
- Voyager: The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
- Bohemian Rhapsody: Brooklyn Duo and Ft. Dover Quartet
- 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?