Today: Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds up 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 87.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Mallaby-Deeley, 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.
Flagler School Superintendent James Tager is the featured speaker at the Common Ground breakfast presented by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Members can preregister for $25, day of is $30, Guests can attend for $35.
In Court: Circuit Judge Dennis Craig holds Drug Court at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
The Flagler Beach City Commission holds its second day-long budget workshop, starting at 9 a.m., in its commission room at City Hall.
Execution vigil and protest: Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled the execution of Mark Asay to take place at 6 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Daytona Beach is organizing a bus trip to Starke to pray for Asay and victims killed, Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell. The bus leaves the parking lot Our Lady of Lourdes, 201 University Blvd, Daytona Beach, at 2:30 p.m. There is a 3 p.m. pick up at Destination Daytona, 1635 U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach. And in Palm Coast, there is a 3:30 p.m. pick-up at at Winn Dixie in the Flagler Plaza on State Road 100. The church says: “Our prayerful presence makes the statement that all killing is wrong and the State of Florida does not kill in our name. We encourage all, no matter their personal feelings about capital punishment, to join us as believers in the sanctity of all life. If you would like to join us, please call the parish office 386/255.0433 or Contact: Office of Advocacy and Justice, (407) 246-4819, [email protected] Please pack a snack.”
An afternoon with Artist and former Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan, Chez Jacqueline, Unit 25-3 at European Village, from 3 to 5 p.m. Come have a glass of wine, chat with Weldon and Richlin Ryan, and help fund his journey to Art Basel in Miami Beach buy buying his prints on display, or buy them here.
The Palm Coast Beautification & Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Nancy Crouch of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation will discuss a proposal for art displays.
Indian Trails Middle School hosts its open house starting at 6 p.m.
Traffic delays in officer’s funeral: Drivers in Osceola and Orange County should expect traffic delays for the funeral procession for Kissimmee Police Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard on August 24, 2017. Motorists should expect heavy delays on the northbound Turnpike, from the Kissimmee area, beginning at 8:00 am. Eastbound I-4 will also be affected. After the funeral services are complete, drivers can expect heavy delays, as the funeral procession travels northbound, on John Young Parkway to SR 408 and to the burial site. These roads will be affected for an unknown amount of time. Motorists need to plan alternate routes to avoid delays.
Seniors with diabetes invited to participate in free class at Wickline: Seniors with diabetes are invited to participate in a free six-week class to be held at the George Wickline Senior Center in Flagler Beach. The class runs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 12 through October 17. ElderSource and the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center are sponsoring the series of workshops. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. It is open to those who are 60 years or older, and who have diabetes. Those interested should call the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center at 877-784-8486. Class dates are September 12, 19 and 26, and October 3, 10 and 17. The George Wickline Senior Center is at 800 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach. For more information about the Flagler County Senior Services Department go to www.flaglercounty.org/senior_services.
Central Florida transportation: The Orlando Economic Partnership will host a Central Florida Leadership Forum focusing on regional transportation issues. (8 a.m., Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando.)
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is slated to speak to the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. (Noon, Citrus Club, 255 South Orange Ave., 18th floor, Orlando.)
Execution: Death Row inmate Mark James Asay, who was convicted in the 1987 murders of two men in Jacksonville, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. Asay would be the first person executed in the state since January 2016. (6 p.m., Florida State Prison, Raiford.)
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is expected to discuss tax reform during an Americans for Prosperity-Florida event in Miami-Dade County. (6:30 p.m., Sheraton Miami Airport, 3900 N.W. 21st St., Miami.)
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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):
Repairing Willie Nelson’s Iconic Guitar
- 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