Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast 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: res angusta domi, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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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.
Flagler County Schools reopen today.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners will consider awarding a $1.2 million bid to a dump truck company to provide the trucks that would be used to dump sand in the county’s beach-restoration project. Multi Machine Inc. of Asbury, N.J., would provide 10 trucks at $3,700 per truck per week for 10 months, with an option to renew for three months or as needed. Commissioners are also expected to consider a settlement with Vacation Rental Pros, which sued the county over vacation rentals. Commissioners will vote on banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the county, on second and final reading of an ordinance.
A ribbon-cutting is scheduled at the Flagler County Airport at 11:30 a.m. to mark the completion of the $12.2 million Relocation and Extension of Runway 11-29 project. The project included the new construction of a 5,500-foot runway (100 feet wide), as well as a full parallel taxiway, runway and taxiway lighting, directional signage, Runway End Identifier Lights – also known as REILs, and stormwater improvements. Guests are asked to park either at the Flagler Executive Airport Administration Office, or in the grassy area to the north of the office. Airport staff will guide attendees to shuttle buses.
The Flagler County Commission meets again at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in a workshop focusing on a variety of issues, including coastal protection, an update on the state Constitutional Review Commission, and hurricane FEMA updates.
The Flagler Beach City Commission holds a joint Workshop with the Planning & Architectural Review Board and the Economic Development Task Force to discuss short and long term parking goal at City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
The Bunnell City Commission meets twice, first for a 6 p.m. workshop to mark the retirement of City Clerk Sandi Bolser and to discuss utility billing, and again at 7 p.m., when commissioners are expected to hear a presentation on Community Mental Health by the Flagler County School District and Flagler Cares, and to discuss naming the East Booe Street Park. 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers.
The ACLU’s Flagler-Volusia Chapter meets at 7 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society at 7 p.m. 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast.
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
The Bunnell Elementary School PTO meets at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s Café.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Palm Coast Utility Builting, 2 Utility Drive (off Old Kings Road), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday: Bealls Outlets, 9 Old Kings Road (in the Staples Shopping center), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: Coldwell Bankers, 211 St. Joe Plaza, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday: Panera Bread, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flagler Beach attorney Scott Spradley shot the following video Saturday, using his drone, of the recent sand accumulations south of the Flagler Beach Pier:
The House and Senate set the calendars of bills to be heard in the coming session (4:30 p.m for the Senate, 5 p.m. for the House).
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES ON TABLE: The Criminal Justice Estimating Conference will hold what is known as an “impact” conference. (Monday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARS WATER WAR: The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia. Florida contends that Georgia is siphoning too much water in northern parts of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, damaging the Apalachicola River and the oyster industry in Franklin County’s Apalachicola Bay. But a special master appointed by the Supreme Court recommended that Florida should be denied relief. (Monday, 10 a.m., U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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This February, amid the highest tensions with Pyongyang in decades, the Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, just 50 miles from the Demilitarized Zone.https://t.co/QF9xcFqE4h
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) January 7, 2018
You know what part of America really is great again? New York City — which is culturally liberal, racially diverse, and has a lot of undocumented immigrants. Funny how that works https://t.co/VO4ncdqwpK pic.twitter.com/NyRI9r6xYU
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 7, 2018
Fairytale princes? https://t.co/HiLFeiQn8U
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) January 5, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 7, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2018
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 5, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Bach: Musical Offering BWV 1079, Concert des Nations Jordi Savall
- Bach: Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
- Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin, from Préludes
- Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists
- 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