Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s inland…around 90 coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 100 to 104. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index is at 60.
The OED’s Word of the Day: murk, adj..
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: Eric Floyd, a 36-year-old Palm Coast resident of the F-Section, goes on trial over four counts of rape of a teen girl who was under his custody. The trial is before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, at the Flagler County courthouse, starting at 1 p.m. See the background story here.
The Flagler Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Task Force meets at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Operations, 901 E Moody Blvd. Bunnell, Fl. 32110. The task force, chaired by Undersheriff Jack Bisland, is hoping to complete a draft report by October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The task force is working on a definition of domestic violence, which currently reads as follows: “Domestic Violence: Physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, verbal, digital and economic violence and the threat of same to include: stalking, false imprisonment, assault, battery, intimidation, power, control, estrangement and abuse involving families and encompassing persons relationally involved, dating and living in the same household.” The definition is a work in progress.
The Flagler Youth Orchestra is conducting its annual recruiting tour through Flagler schools, putting on brief performances, explaining the instruments and giving an overview of the after-school program for students interested in playing strings. Today, the tour’s performers are at Wadsworth Elementary starting at 10 a.m., and Belle Terre Elementary starting at 2 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce orientation, 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Chamber, 20 Airport Road, Palm Coast. Whether you just joined the Chamber or want to learn more about it, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce encourages all new members to attend a New Member Orientation. This event, hosted monthly, is the perfect opportunity for new members to meet individuals from the Chamber’s board and Area Councils, as well as committee chairs, diplomats and staff. You’ll also have an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to new colleagues, while learning about Chamber programs, benefits and services. Refreshments will be available.
Rymfire Elementary School iPad distribution to students in grades 4 and 6, media center, 3 p.m.
The Flagler County Orchid Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League at City Market Place.
Town hall meeting featuring Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, School Board member Janet McDonald, and County Commissioner Greg Hansen, at the Portuguese American Cultural Center, 1200 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:
For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.
Nukes in court: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that has led to Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida collecting money from customers for nuclear-power projects. The case stems from a controversial 2006 law designed to help encourage the development of nuclear power in Florida. A federal district judge last year dismissed the case, prompting plaintiffs to go to the appeals court. (9 a.m., Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building, 56 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta.)
The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors will meet after holding a series of committee meetings Monday. (9:30 a.m., The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.)
Citizens open house: Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will hold “office hours” in the Port Orange and Cocoa offices of Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange to address policyholders’ questions. (10 a.m., Hukill office, 209 Dunlawton Ave., Unit 17, Port Orange. Also, 1:30 p.m., Hukill office, 434 Delannoy Ave., Suite 204, Cocoa.)
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is slated to speak at the Seminole County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. (7 p.m., Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs.)
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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):
100 Year Old Self-Playing Violin
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)
- Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
- Black Violin at Apollo Amateur Night
- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- 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