Monday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 10 to 15 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: devil dog, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- 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.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council, in a relatively limited agenda, will discuss transportation impact fees, the one-time levy paid by residential and commercial developers to defray the impact of development on roads.
The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. The board is considering a series of special use applications for telecommunication towers.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board holds committee meetings followed by a board meeting. Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Band presents their Fall Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Performances by all classes conducted by Mr. John Seth and Mr. Ryan Schulz with $6 admission, at the Flagler Auditorium on FPC’s campus.
Matanzas High School Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m. in the school’s learning commons.
Monthly club meeting of the Flagler Sportsfishing Club at 7 p.m. at the VFW, 47 Old Kings Rd N, Palm Coast. The guest speaker is Norm Manley, currently employed by Towboat US, and has been since 2007. He’s the guy you may see out and about in the red boat pulling people off of sand bars, delivering fuel to people who may have run out, and even pulling boats off lawns after a hurricane. He will be giving a boating hurricane update (including showing boating aftermath of hurricanes Matthew and Irma), as well as presenting personal boating safety experiences. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain (50 ton Master) with a towing endorsement. He has also been a member of the Flagler Sportfishing Club since 2006. Norm will also be hosting the Quick Tips seminar at 7:15 p.m., prior to the meeting. The topic will be “Tying a cleat hitch to secure your boat quickly and safely.”
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday, Nov. 15: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 17: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 18, Publix at Palm Harbor-Island Walk, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 19, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to 1 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.
RECOVERY CARE CENTERS CONSIDERED: The House Health & Human Services Committee will consider a proposal (HB 23), filed by Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, that would allow types of health-care facilities known as “recovery care centers,” where patients could stay up to 72 hours after undergoing surgical procedures. The measure also would allow patients to stay in ambulatory-surgical centers for up to 24 hours, ending a prohibition on overnight stays. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES DEBATED: The House Government Accountability Committee will take up a bill (HB 17), filed by Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Lithia, that would make changes involving community redevelopment agencies. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
UNDERGROUND POWER LINES AT ISSUE: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will take up a bill (SB 494), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would make clear the Florida Public Service Commission has “exclusive jurisdiction” to decide whether underground transmission lines are required for power-plant projects. The proposal stems, at least in part, from a 2016 decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in a dispute between Florida Power & Light and local governments about transmission-line issues in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
GUNS AT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS CONSIDERED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a proposal (SB 274), filed by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns while at private schools on the grounds of religious institutions. Outside of law-enforcement officers, state law prohibits people from carrying guns at schools. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PASSENGER RAIL CHANGES WEIGHED: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a bill (SB 572), filed by Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, that would lead to the state overseeing aspects of high-speed rail. The proposal is an outgrowth of controversy about the Brightline rail service, which is planned to connect Miami and Orlando. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
BRANDES, DEW AT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES EVENT: Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Michael Dew are expected to be among the speakers at the Florida Automated Vehicles Summit. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa.)
LOBBYIST REPORTS DUE: Lobbying firms face a Tuesday deadline for filing reports that provide information about compensation from July 1 to Sept. 30.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Amazon confirms that it is opening a bookstore 1,000 feet away from the big Barnes & Noble closing up in the DC suburb of Bethesda, MD. https://t.co/VzcUOdPBVb
— Steve LeVine (@stevelevine) November 13, 2017
SCOOP: Turns out Donald Trump, Jr. corresponded with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. My latest. https://t.co/pVGEBqmB9O
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) November 13, 2017
No, capitalism is not "a coercive economic system that creates persistent patterns of economic deprivation." It's a system of voluntary exchange that has led to the greatest reduction in poverty the world has ever seen. https://t.co/PxqPzIiArW pic.twitter.com/KdTGLgKS6X
— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) November 13, 2017
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) November 13, 2017
Colin Kaepernick named GQ’s Citizen of the Year pic.twitter.com/0NFDFYKH0m
— Axios (@axios) November 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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- A Crazy Encore by Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall
- 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