Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 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: libertarianism, 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.
The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Tourist Development Council meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. today has been cancelled.
The Florida League of Cities‘ mayors meet at noon at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center.
The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast Planning & Land Development Regulation Board meets at 5:30 at City Hall in Town Center.
The Flagler Youth Orchestra‘s five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $1. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium’s Arts in Education fund.
The Palm Coast Fire Department will be offering a free Car Seat Safety Check event at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy. No appointment is necessary. Firefighters who are trained as car seat technicians will check to make sure car seats are installed properly and to the manufacturer and vehicle specifications. Bring the car seat manual and vehicle owner’s manual, if available. For those who are unable to attend the event, but would like to arrange a free Car Seat Safety Check on a different date, please call the Fire Department at 386-986-2300 to schedule an appointment. These checks can be done at any of the City’s five fire stations. Road injuries are the leading cause of accidental deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
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.
PRISON POPULATION DISCUSSED: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will receive a presentation from the Department of Corrections about the inmate population. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
UNDERGROUND POWER LINES ON AGENDA: The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 405), filed by Rep. Jayer Williamson, R-Pace, that would make clear the Florida Public Service Commission has “exclusive jurisdiction” to decide whether underground transmission lines are required for power-plant projects. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISCUSSED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive an update about implementation of a medical-marijuana law passed during a June special session. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SENATE CONSIDERS BETHUNE STATUE: The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up a bill (SB 472), filed by Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, that calls for placing a statue of civil-rights activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. The statue of Bethune would replace a likeness of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, who has long represented Florida in the hall. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LAW ENFORCEMENT RADIO SYSTEM DISCUSSED: The House Government Operations &Technology Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Management Services related to a state law-enforcement radio system. (Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
OPIOID EPIDEMIC AT ISSUE: The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on the criminal-justice system. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
LOCAL EDUCATION REQUESTS DETAILED: The Senate Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a workshop about local funding requests. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
ETHICS PANEL MEETS: The Legislative Committee of the Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Commission on Ethics, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
To include your event in this section, please fill out this form.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 15, 2017
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) November 15, 2017
Just to be clear. If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat https://t.co/Ec96HRt228
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 13, 2017
Half of over-65s take five drugs a day… https://t.co/7PVTvyhG33
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) November 15, 2017
— Slate (@Slate) November 15, 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
Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- 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