Weekend: Cool, pleasant, highs in the 70s, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s, cooler Sunday night. 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: poorwill, 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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, Attorney Michael Chiumento and Realtor Toby Tobin to talk about affordable housing for the working class, and Sheriff Rick Staly, starting shortly after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on judging drug addicts.
Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meeting at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, 9 a.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre presents Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” by the playwright who wrote for the critically acclaimed TV shows “The West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters.” The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in 2004 in Palm Springs, Calif., “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a writer who upsets her conservative parents when she visits them and announces she is writing a family memoir – one that will explore the suicide of her older brother Henry, a protester who was involved in the bombing of an Army recruiting center during the Vietnam War. At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at City Repertory Theatre’s venue in City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book tickets online here.
Friday: The Central Florida Commuter Rail Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meets at 2 p.m. at LYNX Central Station, in the 2nd floor Multipurpose Room, located at 455 N. Garland Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. The TAC is comprised of appointed city and county officials. This meeting site is conveniently located near the LYNX Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com.
Friday: A 1 p.m. hearing before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402 at the Flagler County courthouse is scheduled in the felony case against Kimberle Weeks, the former elections supervisor accused of illegally recording certain conversations. This hearing is to hear arguments from the defense to suppress the search warrant that led to the evidence in the case, likely the last maneuver by either side which, if not granted by the judge, will lead to a trial tentatively set for December. See a background story here.
Friday: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation’s first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. This month: “The Battle of Britain” with Dr. Leo Murphy The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Saturday: The 9th Annual Super Scenic 72-Mile A1A Garade Sale, with some 100 stops from Ponte Vedra to Flagler Beach, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip with Flagler Audubon Society, at Little Talbot Island State Park (12157 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville). Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure. Little Talbot Island State Park is the perfect place for bird watching. Whether you prefer seeing shorebirds along the Atlantic coast, wading birds in the marsh or song birds in the maritime hammock forest, bring your binoculars or scope and enjoy. From migrating red knots and piping plovers to great horned owls and painted buntings, even the occasional and rare snowy owl, Talbot does not disappoint. Field trips are geared for both beginners and intermediate birders. Free and open to the public – visitors welcome.
Saturday: TrailFest at Graham Swamp: A weekend of trail activities including running, biking, yoga, hiking, body painting, music and more. Festival tickets give you access to all trail activities excluding the running & biking races. Registration for races are separate and include a festival ticket. All profits from Trail Fest benefit the maintenance efforts of the trail through the Graham Swamp Trail Crew AND we hope to raise enough money to buy bikes for kids for Christmas. Tickets are $25. Details and tickets here.
Saturday, through Jan. 31: St. Augustine lights up with holiday magic from the ground to the rooftops as Nights of Lights begins on Nov. 18. Three-million dazzling white lights create a magical experience for all to enjoy. Enjoy a trolley ride through the historic old city while singing holiday carols. End the night walking around or drinking hot chocolate as you peruse parks, shops and galleries. For more information, visit www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights
Saturday: Flounder/Redfish Tournament hosted by the Flagler Sportsfishing Club: It’s the final tournament of the year. Free for members. At Bings Landing off A1A in the Hammock. Contact Jim & Roseanne Ilardo at [email protected] or (386) 585-0234 for more information on this tournament.
Saturday: A benefit concert for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler and Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6:30 p.m. at Seventh-Day Adventist church, 5650 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast. The concert is free but an offering is requested for the benefit.
Sunday: Daytona Solisti Concert Series: Mozart’s “Hunt” String Quartet and his Piano Quartet in G Minor are on the program, with Michael Rickman at the piano, Susan Acree at the violin, Joe Corporon at the cello and Sue Cryan at the violin, at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 620 South Grandview Avenue, Daytona Beach. $15 is requested.
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.
— Daytona Beach News-Journal (@dbnewsjournal) November 17, 2017
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.
JOBLESS NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will release October unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) November 17, 2017
Most Hillary Clinton Voters Think The Allegations Against Bill Clinton Are Credible https://t.co/66Rb17huq7
— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) November 17, 2017
One person attacked another on a BART train while yelling racial slurs.
This is America in 2017. pic.twitter.com/Kh4YPnwhzS
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 16, 2017
— Sadegh Ghorbani (@GhorbaniSadegh) November 15, 2017
Inside the walls of San Quentin, a team of inmates is crafting their own video series on what life behind the cells is really like: pic.twitter.com/1SiW4d1F4i
— Splinter (@splinter_news) 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
Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- 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