Weekend Weather: Mostly cloudy Friday and Saturday, sunny Sunday, starting with a rather warm day Friday with a high in the mid-70s, cooling Friday night, with lows in the 40s, and remaining cool for the rest of the weekend, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. 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: meh, int. and adj..
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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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Jonathan Lord, Flagler County’s new Emergency Management manager, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart, and Joe Mullins, who will be a the host of a new show on WNZF on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on media reporting on public figures’ affairs.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Songs For a New World,” at City Repertory Theatre: “I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” That line from Songs for a New World, which opens January 12 at City Repertory Theatre, describes it perfectly. In fact, it tells a whole collection of stories. It’s not a book musical – there is no over-arching plot and no consistent characters throughout the evening – and yet it has a very strong sense of unity about it because every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes, in the form of the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, imprisonment, even suicide. But it’s even more about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. The City Repertory Theater production runs for eight performances – Jan. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available online at www.crtpalmcoast.com/tickets or by phone at 386-585-9415. See FlaglerLive’s preview here.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Flagler Film Festival is scheduled for three weekend days at the Hilton garden Inn, Palm Coast: Friday 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m., Sunday 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets: Advance $5/Block, $10/1 day pass, $25/All-Festival Pass; At the door $7/block, $14/1 day pass, $35/ All Festival Pass. Order tickets on-line https://filmfreeway.com/ FlaglerFilmFestival/tickets Credit card or Paypal. The festival features 55 independent films ranging from 2-minute micro-shorts to 2-hour feature films. Films from 16 Florida filmmakers as well as films from around the world will be screened.
Saturday: CrimeStoppers’ 8th annual Run to Stop Crime is scheduled for 8 a.m. starting from Ormond Beach City Hall. 5K and 10K available. Many representatives from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and other local police agencies will be there. Register at racesmith.com.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Florida Bicycle Racing Association‘s Florida CX State Championships is held at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd N., Palm Coast.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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.
Attention Local Businesses: Participate at Cheer at the Pier: The Flagler Beach Museum’s annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Flagler Beach Pier. Attendees will enjoy “Sips and Samples” provided by local restaurants. Live entertainment (to be announced) will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets will be available soon, please check the museum’s website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email: [email protected]
Free Skywarn Storm Spotter class January 31: January 10, 2018 – Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service will host a free Skywarn Storm Spotter class on January 31 at the Emergency Operations Center. Angie Enyedi, assistant warning and coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, will teach the class. It will cover everything from cloud formations to thunderstorm development to visual predictions. Those who participate in the class – which begins at 6 p.m. January 31 (a Wednesday) – are eligible to become volunteer storm spotters and assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events. While warnings for thunderstorms are only issued for hail and high winds, lightning is part of all storms and is the cause of more deaths in the United States than tornadoes and hurricanes, according to the National Weather Service. Additionally, Flagler County is located within the gap of the nearest Doppler radar towers. “Trained storm spotters serve as the local eyes of the National Weather Service,” said Bob Pickering, Flagler County Emergency Management Technician. “These reports from storm spotters mean that earlier warnings may be issued. This helps everyone in Flagler County.” Storm spotter classes are scheduled based on the limited availability of meteorologists with the National Weather Service to come teach the class. Find out more about the Skywarn Storm Spotters Program at flaglercounty.org under the “Webcams and Weather” tab. Also, watch The Scud Buster Diaries under the same tab. Registration is required, and can be done by calling Pickering at 386-313-4250, or by email at [email protected]
LEGISLATURE: The Senate and House are both scheduled to hold a floor session Friday at 10:30 a.m.
ENVIRONMENTAL STANDING AT ISSUE: The Judicial Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a controversial proposal (Proposal 23) that would give Floridians more legal standing when environmental problems occur. (Friday, 8 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CRC SCHEDULING AT ISSUE: The Rules and Administration Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet to discuss scheduling. (Friday, 12:15 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PUBLIC FINANCING TARGETED: The Ethics and Elections Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a measure (Proposal 56) that would eliminate the use of public financing for statewide political candidates. (Friday, 1 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
DEADLINE FOR PSC APPLICATIONS: Candidates for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission face a 5 p.m. Friday deadline to submit applications to the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. The seat became open when former state Rep. Ritch Workman, who was slated to join the PSC on Jan. 2, withdrew from the appointment after a sexual-harassment allegation.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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“Climate change” and “global warming” are disappearing from government websites https://t.co/Gp7IWNfvt4
— Vox (@voxdotcom) January 11, 2018
— Pew Research Global (@pewglobal) January 11, 2018
Under Washington's current law, people found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder can be executed by hanging or lethal injection. The latest bill would replace that sentence with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. https://t.co/7UJwGdsSuP via @thenewstribune
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) January 11, 2018
— Adweek (@Adweek) January 11, 2018
Fisheries experts say three widely used pesticides — including the controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos — are jeopardizing the survival of salmon, as well as orcas that feed on them. https://t.co/wVl5j4c4tA
— NPR (@NPR) January 11, 2018
Historical re-enactors https://t.co/QGb8cZpWhO
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) January 11, 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.
Martha Argerich Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Vivaldi’s Winter in a Wintry Performance By Milan Řehák
- 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