Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs around 70. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 50s inland…in the mid 50s coast. North winds 5 to 10 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: astrogate, v..
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 newly-formed Palm Coast Model Yacht Club meets at Palm Coast’s Central Park pond in Town Center at 2 p.m. to race its sailing boats, which vary in length from 3 to 5 feet. The club meets every Thursday at 2 p,m. at the pond, welcomes new members–there are no dues–or spectators, who can have a go at piloting the sail boats as well. To join or for further inquiries, contact Otto Pope at 248/444-0115, or by email at [email protected].
CareerSource Flagler Volusia (CareerSourceFV) hosts the 5th Annual Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Event from 10 am until 2 pm. The morning hours from 10 am to 12 pm are reserved for veterans and eligible spouses. From 12 pm to 2 pm, the event will be opened for public participation. There are 25 employers confirmed to be in attendance. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282, Elmer J. Hawkins Banquet Hall, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. Port Orange.
Wadsworth Elementary School‘s PTO and School Advisory Council meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Corrine Brown sentencing: Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., will be sentenced after being convicted in May on federal charges related to a scheme to use a sham education charity to finance personal expenses and events. 10 a.m., Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse, 300 North Hogan St., Jacksonville.
The Daytona State College Board of Trustees is scheduled to hold a workshop and a regular meeting. Workshop at 1 p.m., followed by regular meeting, Daytona State College, Building 100, 1200 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING TARGETED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive briefings on issues related to human trafficking. (Thursday, 9 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
VENEZUELA INVESTMENTS ON TABLE: The House Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 359), filed by Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami, and Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, that would bar state agencies from investing money in companies that do business with the Maduro regime in Venezuela. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION CONSIDERED: The House Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee will host a panel about efforts to boost post-secondary attainment. (Thursday, 9 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CITY AUDITS REQUESTED: The Joint Legislative Auditing Committee will consider a request by Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, for an audit of the city of Palm Bay and a request by Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, for an audit of the city of Gulf Breeze. (Thursday, 3:45 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
RESERVOIR PROJECT AT ISSUE: The South Florida Water Management District will hold one in a series of meetings about a reservoir project in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The project, south of Lake Okeechobee, is a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (Thursday, 6 p.m., district headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 16, 2017
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— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 15, 2017
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— Daily Kos (@dailykos) November 16, 2017
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"Today both parties insist on 'getting action,' as Theodore Roosevelt did, rather than exhibiting restraint." https://t.co/DCT2kEKUKi
— The American Conservative (@amconmag) November 16, 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