Today: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Details here.
Drought Index is at 51.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: comely, adj. and n..
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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
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
The Flagler County School Board holds a workshop at 5 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The workshop will go over upcoming approvals, including a $400,000 purchase of iPads for students from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Funding for this project is from the half-penny sales tax approved by voters for the specific purpose of increasing access to technology in our schools. Devices for grades kindergarten through second will be placed in centers and replace existing outdated macbooks. Devices for third grade will be placed into carts replacing outdated macbook carts and will be shared per classroom. Board members will also discuss a contract with Bethune-Cookman University for dual enrollment students, tuition-free, as well as with Embry-Riddle University and the University of Florida. Also on the agenda is the $71,000 contract for the Flagler Youth Orchestra ($19,000 of which is underwritten by orchestra fund-raising).
The Flagler Beach City Commission and its Planning Board hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall on the city’s Comprehensive Plan–its blueprint for long-term development–to hear from the public. Today’s meeting focuses on the environment, coastal conservation and recreation and open spaces. This meeting will allow the planning team to gather input from the community and stakeholders on Infrastructure and intergovernmental coordination. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Larry Torino at [email protected] or 386-517-2000 x230.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve the next phase of a traffic signal “optimization” plan that has so far cost over $500,000. The next phase is for $200,000, including the cost of traffic-surveillance cameras at 22 intersections. The council is also expected to approve management agreements at the troubled Palm Harbor Golf Club, with a management company and with the owners of the Golden Lion, who will run the golf course’s concessions and bar.
The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Council will consider nominees for the hall of fame. (9 a.m., 28 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
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R.I.P. Anthony Scaramucci, White House Communications Director
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— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) July 31, 2017
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— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 31, 2017
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- 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