Today:Partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog in the morning. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s inland…in the upper 70s coast. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph shifting to the northwest 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: merrythought, n..
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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.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners are expected to approve construction projects’ funding, including four bridge replacements on County Road 304 and the widening of County Road 205 from CR 13 to State Road 100. Commissioners are also expected to approve another slew of spending on marketing and subsidies, some of it to private companies, from the Tourist Development Council. Commissioners will be asked to approve an 8-employee expansion of the county’s roads and bridges department. And this time commissioners, after many tries, are expected to approve on first reading the zoning ordinance that would open the way to medical marijuana dispensaries, though the chances that such dispensaries locate in unincorporated Flagler are as slim as the chance that pharmacies would: there is not a single pharmacy in unincorporated Flagler.
The Flagler County Land Acquisition Committee, which advises the commission on what environmentally sensitive lands to buy, meets at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
The Flagler-Volusia Chapter of the ACLU meets at 7 p.m. at the Red Lobster at 2625 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. You need not be an ACLU member to attend. Please come, get involved in helping to protect our constitutional rights and civil liberties. Please bring details of any issues that need ACLU’s attention in Flagler County.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday, Nov. 6: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7: Flagler Animal Hospital, 130 Old Kings Road, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 8: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 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.
FLORIDA FOREVER ON AGENDA: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will take up a bill (SB 370), filed by Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, that would set aside at least $100 million a year for the Florida Forever land-conservation program. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CHILD MARRIAGES AT ISSUE: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will consider a proposal (SB 140), filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would ban the issuance of marriage licenses to people under age 18. (Monday, 4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
DIAPER TAX BREAK CONSIDERED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will take up a bill (SB 56), filed by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, that would provide a sales-tax exemption on diapers, incontinence undergarments, pads and liners. (Monday, 4 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SOUTH FLORIDA RESERVOIR DISCUSSED: The South Florida Water Management District will hold a public hearing about a major reservoir project in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee. The project is a priority of Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (Monday, 9 a.m., South Florida Water Management District, headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)
TAMPA ELECTRIC SETTLEMENT CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will consider a proposed settlement that would largely freeze base rates for customers of Tampa Electric Co. and help lead to an expansion of solar energy. The agreement came after negotiations between Tampa Electric, the state Office of Public Counsel, business groups and federal-government agencies. (Monday, 1 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The tunnels are hundreds of feet below earth and under the DMZ into the territory of South Korea. https://t.co/RSfNWuxGfq
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) November 5, 2017
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) November 5, 2017
How narcissism affects the way that people remember https://t.co/bWr1YUxATo
— Psychology Today (@PsychToday) November 5, 2017
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) November 5, 2017
Don’t cry because the 2017 tennis season is (essentially) over. Smile because the Nadal-Federer comeback happened. https://t.co/NuzIX8YXct
— The Paris Review (@parisreview) November 5, 2017
Uri Caine review – master improviser moves from Mozart to Monk https://t.co/zvmQPKjNMQ
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 5, 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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Phillip Sear Performs a Waltz By Neapolitan Composer Franco Alfano
- “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)