Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 5 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: godwottery, n..
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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.
The Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
The Flagler County Airport Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. on the third floor at Airport Corporate Center, 120 Airport Road, Palm Coast.
PTO Meetings: The Rymfire Elementary PTO meets in the school’s media center at 5:30 p.m., the Old Kings Elementary PTO meets in that school’s media center at 5 p.m.
The Palm Coast Democratic Club hosts its weekly Blue Bag Forum at noon in the Democratic Party office at 2 Office Park Dr., Suite D. Everyone invited! Come and voice your ideas, concerns and recommendations.
A forum introducing candidates for the Flagler County School Board in the 2018 election is hosted by Flagler County Republicans at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the event starting at 6. Confirmed participants include Andy Dance, Trevor Tucker, Janet McDonald, John Fischer and Paul Anderson.
Live and inert bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may rattle windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Thursday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Friday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday: Chick-Fil-A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, Palm Coast, 1185 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m.
Fundraising for Alzheimer’s: Realty Executives Oceanside on Feb. 1 held its First Annual Chili Cook-Off and raised $600 for the Alzheimer’s Association to benefit the further care, support, and research efforts for Alzheimer’s. The event was hosted by Realty Executives Oceanside & Andrew Trotter; AWT Property Management. In-House chefs made 10 chili entrees and tickets were $10 to taste and vote for their favorite. Local Celebrity Judges included former Mayor on Netts, Palm Coast Councilman Nicholas Klufas and Restaurateur Rosalba Zapata. The Judges’ 1st Place Winner was ‘Chili Con Carnival’ made by REO’s own Katie James. The People’s Choice Winner was ‘Better Then Candy’s’ made by AWT’s Andrew Trotter. If you would like more information on the Alzheimer’s Association and the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, contact Carly Wille at 904-281-9077 or [email protected] You can also visit act.alz.org. To join or donate to Realty Executives Oceanside’s team for the Flagler County Walk to End Alzheimer’s visit: http://act.alz.org/goto/RealtyExecutivesOceanside. Fundraising runs through December 2018.
Bunnell Street Paving: Bunnell will be resurfacing a few streets during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM beginning Monday, February 5, 2018 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 (weather permitting). The following streets will be impacted by paving crews:
N. Chapel St (from E. Woodland St. to E. Howe St.)
N. Orange St (from E. Howe St to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Lemon St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Fig St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Peach St. (from E. Lambert St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
E. Woodland St. from US 1 to SR 100 W
Access to the roads being worked on will be limited during the vendor’s regular working hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Residents along scheduled streets are asked; to ensure no vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. are left in the roadway during these hours. Prior to the resurfacing, please refrain from placing debris in the roadway for City pickup. Also make sure your sprinklers are turned off from 2:00 am to 7:00 pm. The day after the road is surfaced, these items can return to normal. Questions about this project or the schedule should be directed to the City of Bunnell Public Works Department at 386-437-7515.
SENATE DEMOCRATS GATHER: The Senate Democratic caucus will meet before a floor session. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 200 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SENATE TAKES UP BUDGET: The Senate will hold a floor session and take up a proposed budget (SB 2500) for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and related bills. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
HOUSE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The House will hold a floor session and take up a proposed 2018-2019 budget (HB 5001) and related bills. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
OPIOID EPIDEMIC ADDRESSED: The Senate Rules Committee will consider a series of bills, including a proposal (SB 8), filed by Rules Chairwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would take steps to combat the opioid epidemic. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HUNTING RULES ON THE TABLE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will start a two-day meeting and take up issues such as rule changes for hunting. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Florida Public Safety Institute Conference Center, 85 Academy Dr., Havana.)
SUPREME COURT HEARS HAZING CASE: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases, including an appeal by Dante Martin, a Florida A&M University band member who was sent to prison in the 2011 hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Martin, who was found guilty of manslaughter, felony hazing resulting in death and two counts of misdemeanor hazing, contends the state’s hazing law is unconstitutional, at least in part because it is overly broad. Champion was injured during a band ritual known as “crossing Bus C,” which involved band members being struck repeatedly as they crossed from the front of a bus to the back. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will take up numerous parole cases. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Commission on Offender Review, 4070 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
STONE SPEAKS AT TIGER BAY: Republican operative Roger Stone is scheduled to speak to the Capital Tiger Bay Club. (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: No Woman No Cry, Cello Version
- Viotti’s Violin Concerto No 23 in G Major, Performed by Jennifer Jeon
- Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 7 at the Lucerne Frestival
- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the style of Chopin: Syd R Duke
- Nikolai Kapustin performing Prelude, op. 53, no. 11
- Ray Chen, Sarabande from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor
- It’s A Small World: Ken Kubota and Friends
- Maria Callas: The Mike Wallace Interview
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
- The Cranberries: Linger
- 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