Weekend: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 105 to 109 in the afternoon. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Sunday: showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 90 percent. Nights will see temperatures in the mid-70s throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 100.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: rosiner, n..
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The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Friday, In Court: Paul Kevin Dykes and Erin Vickers, who each face numerous charges, including seven counts of raping a child under 12 and numerous counts of possession and transmission of child porn, have a 9 a.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, the latest in a series of hearings dating back to the pair’s arrest in April 2015. They had been scheduled for docket sounding–the last step before trial–on May 31, but that hearing was continued. They were originally charged with about a dozen charges, but the State Attorney has since added many more, so that Dykes now faces 41 charges, Vickers 50. This hearing is on a motion to suppress.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” at the Flagler Playhouse for a four-show engagement over the weekend: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show is the culmination of the Playhouse’s Summer Theater Camp. Tickets are $20. To purchase your tickets or for more information, please visit www.flaglerplayhouse.com or call our box office at 386-586-0773.
Saturday: The annual Flagler Schools “Back to School Jam” returns to Flagler-Palm Coast High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the EW Anderson Athletic Center. There is no cost for admission.It’s designed to bring school information as well as community resources and services to one spot for our families. The Flagler Education Foundation will provide polo-style shirts and backpacks for just $5 while supplies last. The school district’s transportation department will help families identify their buses and bus stops. A handful of hair stylists will provide free haircuts to students on site, and social service organizations will also have information tables. The 2017-18 school year begins August 10th for Flagler County students.
Saturday: Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach
3100 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, 10 a.m., join a park ranger for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles’ life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in “the Real Florida!” Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the cedar pavilion on the west side of the park. Program is free with park admission.
Saturday: Skate Safety Clinic, 9-11 a.m. at Ralph Carter Park, 1385 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast. Come learn how to skate from the guys at Maui Nix Surf Shop. This fun event will be for all levels of experience. All which is needed is a skateboard and a helmet. Free, but please register in advance: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
The Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet and take up issues including an advisory opinion about consulting work by Melinda Miguel, former chief inspector general for Gov. Rick Scott. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors is scheduled to meet in Miami-Dade County. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables.)
Unclaimed property: The Florida Department of Financial Services will hold an unclaimed property auction in Broward County. (Saturday, 10 a.m., Sheraton Suites-Fort Lauderdale, 555 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale.)
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 14 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
From WQXR: “Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin’s most famous composition drives discussion about what makes classical classical and what makes jazz jazz. But in 2003, Seiji Ozawa led the Berlin Philharmonic in a performance that brought a new perspective to the concert hall favorite. They were joined by the Marcus Roberts Trio, which features Roberts on piano, Roland Guerin on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums. The trio punctuated the Gershwin classic with improvised flourishes and jazzy interludes, as if in the intimate setting of a club. The sounds, combined with the open air of Berlin’s Waldbühne, contribute to something magically summery. It’s pretty much perfect.”
- Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
- 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?