Today: Normal: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph shifting to the west after midnight. 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 104.
The OED’s Word of the Day: zizz, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
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- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Editor’s Tweets
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
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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.
All Flagler County schools re-open today, after a week’;s closure due to Hurricane Irma. Alls chools and after-school activities are on normal schedule, including resumption of Flagler Youth Orchestra classes at Indian Trails Middle School.
In Court: Erin Vickers, 23, the Palm Coast woman facing 49 charges related to sex crimes against children, goes on trial, with jury selection expected to take up the first day and the trial expected to take up much of the week. She is going on trial on the first of the 49 charges—the alleged tape of her own daughter, who was 1 year old when the alleged assault took place on Feb. 26, 2015. Vickers since that winter has been held without bond at the Flagler County jail. Her case is intricately tied to that of Paul Dykes, 20, who also faces eight charges of raping a child about the same age as Vickers’s—he has a child of his own, but his parental rights were terminated by court order in March 2016—among the 41 charges that have been filed against him. He is not expected to go on trial until later this year or early next year. It’s not clear how Hurricane Irma, which closed court activities for several days, may impact the scheduling of the trial, which is expected to take a week, starting with a day for jury selection. It takes place before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board‘s meeting, originally scheduled for Sept. 11, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
Alzheimer’s Resource Council of Flagler County Support Group meets at Flagler County Senior Services, 1000 Belle Terre Blvd, Palm Coast. This is a monthly group that meets for individuals who know of someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, have the disease, are caregiving for someone, has lost someone, or just wants to attend a very supportive support group to meet great people. It’s free.
A meeting of the Flagler County Commission scheduled for 5 p.m. was cancelled.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The commission will consider approving an agreement with Flagler County government to close Bunnell’s fire department and transfer fire services’ responsibility to Flagler County, whose fire department would then turn the Bunnell fire station into a county station, with a rescue unit. It is still not certain how the commission will vote, though it was leaning toward agreement on the transfer. The commission may also extend the sale of alcohol to 2 a.m. Sundays.
The Palm Coast Senior Games are on all week click here for details.
— Coach Cat (@Coach_Cat20) September 17, 2017
Five state universities are scheduled to resume classes after shutting down because of Hurricane Irma. Those schools are Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida Polytechnic University and Florida State University.
Disaster recovery office: The offices of state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will help open a disaster recovery center and â€œinsurance villageâ€ for people affected by Hurricane Irma. (8 a.m., St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine.)
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will present a proclamation marking the start of Constitution Week to the Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (9 a.m., Port Orange City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange.)
The Legislative Committee of the Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet. (9 a.m., Commission on Ethics, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.)
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"Political correctness is a big problem in comedy, it's a big problem in politics." https://t.co/IodlWaUGDh
— Tablet Magazine (@tabletmag) September 17, 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates demonstrates how racism helps Trump.https://t.co/lMV1aWNj1K
— AlterNet (@AlterNet) September 17, 2017
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) September 17, 2017
Five and a half years. That's how long Otis Redding's career lasted. https://t.co/szB588SVh2
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) September 16, 2017
— Slate (@Slate) September 13, 2017
Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future.
Fandango, by Antonio Soler
- Frescobaldi: Toccata in G, Magdalena Baczewska, harpsichord
- Willie Nelson: Full Concert, Woodstock, 1999
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain
- Mozart’s Requiem: Camerata Salzburg, Arsys Bourgogne, Cond.
- Repairing Willie Nelson’s 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