Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s inland…in the mid 70s coast. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. 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: hygge, n. and adj..
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.
Today is the last day of school for students in the Flagler district, though Friday is a teacher planning day.
In Court: Drug Court is scheduled for 10 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
Redneck Tenors: Yes, those singing angels in the trailer park are packing their festive mullets and will be dashing through the snow just in time for some down home Christmas cheer! Grab the family and saddle up the ol’ sleigh and come on down for an unforgettable night of music and laughs. What better way to bring families together than to enjoy a special Christmas with the boys? At the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Adult $39.95, Youth $29.95.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Town Center, Fantasy Lights in Palm Coast, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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.
Public Hearings for Surfview, Los Lagos and Las Casitas postponed a second time, to January 22, 2018: Several public hearing items on the agenda for the Monday, December 18 regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners have been postponed until January 22, 2018. This is at the request of attorneys representing the applicant for the Surfview, Los Lagos and Las Casitas developments. Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed determined the postponement is proper due to the requirements of constitutional due process as articulated by the courts of our state and the particular facts and complexities of these land use agenda items.
At the open session on Monday, County Administrator Craig Coffey will add a memo to the start of the agenda backup materials for these items. This action will allow for a vote on the record and determination to adopt this postponement with a continuation to the time certain of January 22. The standard procedure is that public hearings on land use are held in the evenings to allow for broader participation. The memo also serves to confirm that Hadeed did not discuss the matter with the County Commission in advance of its drafting.
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.
EVERGLADES RESERVOIR DISCUSSED: The South Florida Water Management District will hold a meeting about a reservoir project in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The project is a top priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (Thursday, 9 a.m., district headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The country is deeply divided over guns, but it is united in its concern about domestic crimes. A series of editorials calls for simple changes to keep guns away from abusers to make Americans safer in their homes and safer as a nation. https://t.co/AoRFln3C67
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) December 19, 2017
Old King’s Elementary seeing some good news with higher attendance after hundreds were sick from the flu and gastrointestinal illness. What the @FlaglerSchools Dist. has been doing to fight it @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/ukK51NlRMY
— Brittany (@BrittanyJ_News) December 20, 2017
Should wealth on Earth equal control of the cosmos?https://t.co/TCoJMZl3TV
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) December 21, 2017
There are more Hispanics in the United States than we thought https://t.co/lXi94uYdhJ
— Quartz (@qz) December 21, 2017
We asked hundreds of people to share with us the top posts in their Facebook News Feeds. Most of them saw little to no news content https://t.co/r1ajq1Uq7j
— Nieman Lab (@NiemanLab) December 21, 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
Angels in Heaven: Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady
- Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
- Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
- 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
- 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