Weekend: Pleasant, dry, highs in upper 70s or low 80s, lows in 60s. 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: uptalk, 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
- Editor’s Tweets
- 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.
Friday, In Court: L’Darius Smith, 21, of Palm Coast, is on trial on charges he molested two girls, 8 and 9, five years ago. Smith, a former football player at Flagler Palm Coast High School, is accused of holding a gun to one of the children’s head and threatening to harm the children’s mother if the child did not masturbate him. The alleged victims were 8 and 9 at the time of the encounters, 12 and 13 at the time they were interviewed by the Child Protection Team. The trial started with jury selection Monday before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, with its second day, and the defense’s case, starting at 9 a.m. today in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Smith is represented by attorney Peyton Quarles.
Friday, Saturday: Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Thespian Troupe 5023 presents An Evening of One Acts, staging two plays, “Check, Please!” by Jonathan Rand and “Cut!” by Ed Monk, directed by Kelly Rivera. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. $10 for adults, $6 for students, at the Flagler Auditorium on FPC’s campus.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Plaza Suite,” the Neil Simon comedy, at the Flagler Playhouse for the second of three weekends. Three couples successively occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. A wry tale of a marriage in tatters, followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer looking for sexual diversion, and finally, a couple fighting to persuade their nervous daughter to leave the safety of the bathroom and go to the hotel’s ballroom to get married. This funny yet thought provoking show has become a classic. To book tickets, go online (flaglerplayhouse.org) or call the Box Office (386-586-0773) while tickets are still available. Nov. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The playhouse is at 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell.
First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.
First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Saturday-Sunday: FreedomFest at the Flagler Executive Airport, featuring military aircraft, fly-bys, military exhibits, a stinger missile simulation, live music featuring tribute bands to Donna Summer and Fleetwood Mac, with fireworks Saturday night. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concert chairs welcomed, but coolers and pets are not allowed. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, children under 10 get in for $5, with free re-entry Sunday once you have paid admission on Saturday.
Saturday: The 10th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup. Everyone’s assistance is needed to help clean and protect our community’s treasured waterways and adjacent trails! Citizens who had already registered for the cleanup before it was postponed can simply show up on cleanup day. Those who had previously registered but cannot attend the Nov. 4 makeup date are asked to notify Cleanup Coordinator Denise Bevan at [email protected] or 386-986-2458. Those who had not already registered but would like to volunteer on Nov. 4 can sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc. Registration is available online until Nov. 2. Volunteers can also sign up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave, and at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Registration is also welcome on event day at Holland Park, but supplies are limited.
Saturday: Oceans 50 Relay Race: A 50 mile running relay winding through scenic trails, along the ocean on A1A, over bridges….all with 5 of your best running buddies. Finish it off with a beachside celebration with food and drinks. starts at 5 a.m., Starts at Central Park in Palm Coast, winds through Flagler County, ends in Flagler Beach. https://www.triumphraces.com/oceans-50-relay
Saturday-Sunday: Flagler Fondo Two day cycling event. Leaving from Central Park on Dec 4 & 5. Saturday enjoy coastal routes and Saturday heads west. Five routes from 25-100 miles. Fully supported Rest stops, SAG vehicles, entertainment, numbered bibs, event teeshirt, continental breakfast and breakfast both days: November 4 7:30 AM-November 5, 2017, 12:00 PM
Saturday: Bird Walk with Flagler Audubon Society 8 a.m., Matanzas Inlet. This barrier island and inlet has great views of shorebirds. Details here: https://www.flagleraudubonsociety.org/bird-walks
Saturday: Southern Gothic, an exhibit featuring new work by JJ Graham of Salvo Arthouse, opens at 6 p.m. with a reception at the Berkshire Hathaway Gallery, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, #145, in Palm Coast. The exhibit is sponsored by Victoria Harper and curated by Paul Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio.
Saturday: PBS’s Antiques Roadshow Appraiser Nicholas Dawes to give Appraisal Demonstration at 11 a.m. as part of the Dressing Downton exhibit at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, and is the second part of Dawes’s visit to town. He will be demonstrating his appraisal methods and appraising one small object for special ticket holders. Location: Flagler College, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, call (904) 824-2874 or email [email protected] Buy tickets here.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church and Christian Day School, 303 Palm Coast Parkway NE, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Farmers’ Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 6: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at [email protected] or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.
Deadline Extended to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in Florida: Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have until Nov. 24 to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. 18, 2017. Damage resulting from Hurricane Irma and its aftermath after the closing date will not be covered by the disaster declaration. To date, more than 2.5 million people have applied for assistance. Hurricane survivors should register for assistance even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled. Applying for disaster assistance is a two-step process that ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans. First, register with FEMA. Then complete and return the SBA loan application, if referred to the SBA. The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy during the day. Try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower. The FEMA Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), seven days a week until further notice. FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
GOP HOLDS QUARTERLY MEETING: The Republican Party of Florida will hold its quarterly meeting. (Friday, events start at 9 a.m., Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando.)
VOLUSIA DELEGATION MEETS: The Volusia County legislative delegation, made up of Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach, Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., Ormond Beach Commission chamber, 22 South Beach St., Ormond Beach.)
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AT ISSUE: The state Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a conference call. (Friday, 10 a.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 1043560135)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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What the scramble for Amazon's headquarters says about contemporary capitalism. https://t.co/nm6RFYI8zF
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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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
“Stranger Things” Cello Medley – Nicholas Yee
- Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Norwegian Ice Festival
- Beethoven Flash
- Worlds Collide: Jan Vogler and Bill Murray
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
- Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478
- Eleanor Rigby, performed by Sirius Quartet
- Mozart: Tamiri’s aria from Il re pastore: Elina Shimkus & Sinfonietta Riga
- Mariko M on the Cello, Mariko Terashita, violin, Perform Limerock
- Bohuslav Martinu: First Sonata for Flute and Piano
- Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites
- Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino
- 14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at 2017 Competition
- Andras Schiff Performs the whole of Bach’s Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
- Alexander Dunn plays Studies by Fernando Sor
- 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)