Weekend: Partly cloudy, mild, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s to lower 60s. 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: arride, 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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres is off today, the Observer’s Brian McMillan will host, welcoming County Commissioner Dave Sullivan, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart and Chamber President Jorge Gutierrez, starting a little after 9 a.m.
Friday: The 10th Annual Christmas with a Deputy is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant law firm in Town Center. That’s when Flagler County’s poorer children are paired with a cop, handed a $150 gift card, and set loose at Target to buy their Christmas presents, with a deputy tagging along. The children get to ride to Target in a cop car, all lights ablaze.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet, four performances, under the direction of Deanna Tham. Tickets and times here.
Saturday: Breakfast With Santa at 10 a.m. at Matanzas High School, $5 per person, proceeds to go toward Flagler County Relay For Life.
Saturday: Car Show and Toy Drive for Wolfson Children’s Hospital at Tony’s pizza in Flagler Beach, with a DJ, cool cars, giveaways, an awesome cause, and pizza. For every toy donated you will receive one raffle ticket into the drawing for multiple prizes. You DO NOT have to bring a toy to attend but it is much appreciated if you do. Event starts at 2 p.m., runs until 6 p.m. 428 Beach Village Dr, Flagler Beach. Call 439-9900.
Saturday: Abundant Life Ministries-Hope House’s Humanitarian of the Year is announced. The award will be presented during the “Christmas to Remember” celebration for children in foster care and other children under the dependency court system. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.
Saturday: Tryouts for the 2018 Season for Palm Coast Soccer are held at Holland Park in Palm Coast from 10 a.m. to noon. Palm Coast Soccer is a recreational tournament club for players ages 10 to 18. The organization is looking for players to fill its teams for the upcoming 2018 Season, which runs from January through August. Contact [email protected] or visit the website at palcoastsoccer.com.
Saturday: Now in its 34th year, the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin. The parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat U.S., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall. Details and registration form here.
Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah, two performances only, under the direction of Nathan Aspinall, with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus, Emily Birsan, soprano, Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano, Jason Ferrante, tenor, and Craig Irvin, baritone. Tickets and times here.
Sunday: The Saint Augustine Ballet presents its ninth annual production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. For more information, call (855) 222-2849 or visit www.saintaugustineballet.com.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Sunday: Starbucks on Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 18: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.
Skip A Week: A Message from the St. Johns Water Management District on Not Mowing Your Lawn: One of the great things about living in Florida is the beautiful weather we have most of the year. A flip side of our year-round warm weather is not remembering that our lawns and landscapes take a winter break and naturally go dormant, reducing their need for irrigation. This year the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining in the Skip a Week campaign developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to encourage efficient irrigation practices specific to winter months. This campaign focuses on studies showing that lawns need only about three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 to 14 days during the winter, and less if it has rained. Irrigating every other week during December, January and February (skipping a week) could save more than 1 billion gallons of water in our District alone. That’s a lot of water! Watering too much makes lawns less able to survive dry conditions, encouraging shallow, weak root systems, leading to weeds, pests and diseases. In addition to the Skip a Week campaign, our winter watering restrictions of one-day-per-week on designated days allow sufficient irrigation to maintain healthy lawns. You’ll know if your lawn needs water when blades fold in half, turn blue-gray or leave footprints.
ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE AT ISSUE: The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, which was created by Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, will meet. (Friday, 1 p.m., Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HD 58: Candidates in a Dec. 19 special election in Hillsborough County’s House District 58 face a Friday deadline for filing updated campaign-finance information. The seat became open when former Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, resigned. The candidates are Republican Lawrence McClure, Democrat Jose Vazquez, Libertarian Bryan Zemina and no-party candidate Ahmad Hussam Saadaldin.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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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 New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
The symphony premiered at what became Carnegie Hall 124 years ago Saturday, on Dec. 16, 1893.
- Alexander Gavrylyuk Plays Bach İtalian Concerto
- Daniel Lozakovich, at 12 Years Old, Performs a Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata
- Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata in D minor for Violin and Continuo performed by House of Time
- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
- Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- 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