Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 70.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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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
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
The Palm Coast City Council holds a special workshop to decide the fate of City Manager Jim Landon, whose tenure appears to be drawing to an end after 10 years, and how to proceed finding the next manager. A majority of council members say they are prepared to fire him. The workshop, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Matanzas High School Freshman Orientation is at 6 p.m. at the school.
The Palm Coast Democratic Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, starting with a social half hour with the meeting proper at 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on immigration and implementation of the Trump Muslim ban. The guest speaker is Rheinhold Schlieper, former Embry Riddle faculty member and current Volusia/Flagler ACLU Board Member and AACS officer.
St. Augustine’s Summer Concert Series, in the Plaza de la Constitución, 7 p.m., Park downtown, and come on down rain or shine – the only way you know if it’s cancelled, is to be at the Plaza (or wait for the post on social media). This evening’s concert: The Session, Great American songbook jazz.
New Smyrna Beach Shrimp and Seafood Festival, 5 to 9 p.m. Local restaurants setup stations along the street to offer tastes of their best seafood dishes, priced between $3 and $5. More than 30 restaurants will compete for the “Best on the Beach” awards. There is also live entertainment, merchant booths and more. This block party is a family friendly event.
Flagler County Schools’ James Tager’s Welcome Back Message:
Property taxes: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze ad valorem, or property, taxes. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a regular meeting, followed by a special meeting to consider proposed water and wastewater rate increases for customers of Utilities, Inc. in Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Lee, Marion, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Seminole counties. (Regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., followed by special meeting, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
Medicaid: The Social Services Estimating Conference will discuss the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage, or FMAP, a formula that helps determine how much federal money will be available for the state Medicaid program. (1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Low-income pool-health care dollars: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a meeting about the Low Income Pool, or LIP, program, which provides extra money to hospitals that care for large numbers of poor and uninsured patients. (2 p.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)
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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):
Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
From WQXR: “Over the course of his short life, Mozart composed an incredible amount of music. But he didn’t write for all ensembles equally. Trumpets, for instance, freaked him out, and so there’s a dearth of music for that instrument in his catalog. He only wrote one (that we know of) and it’s since been lost. While we’re sure he didn’t harbor a fear of string instruments, he only managed to complete one string trio, too.”
- 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