Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s inland…in the upper 60s coast. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight:Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest 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: good tide, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident 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.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. in the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
In Court: Jonathan Canales, 30, accused of shooting his wife in the neck in their Mondex home and denying her medical attention in 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial on an aggravated battery with a firearm charge (downgraded from attempted murder) before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse at 1:30 p.m. The case has long been delayed as Canales had previously been determined to be incompetent to stand trial. (Continued to March 7.)
Mass Valentine’s Day Wedding: Flagler County Clerk of Court Tom Bexley officiates at a mass wedding, coinciding with Valentine’s Day, on the steps of the Flagler County Courthouse in Bunnell. Thirteen couples have registered to be married and four couples have registered to have their vows renewed, including Bexley’s parents. Bexley intends to make the annual Valentine’s Day marriages a new local tradition. “There’s a number of other state offices in Florida that do that, it’s good for public relations, it teaches people a little but about what we do,” Bexley said. “It feels good. It’s a good community service thing.” See the background story here. For more information, contact the Recording Department, 386-313-4360, Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Building 1, Bunnell, Florida. Details are also available at www.flaglerclerk.com.
Flagler Beach’s Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
Linda Cole performs her musical magic and entertain with Valentine’s Day trivia. Rumor has it she may even enhance her program with “someone” playing the saxophone, 2 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Room of the Flagler County Public Library, it’s free. The library is at 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. Contact Terry Jones, President of the Friends of the Library, 386-446-7605.
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: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Inert
- Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/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 measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.
Note: today is the Flagler Class 25 Application Deadline at the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. $385 for members, $535 for non-members. Call the Chamber at 386-437-0106.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Thursday: Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Metro Diner, Island Walk, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
The Palm Coast Arts Foundation welcomes two new trustees: Robert Alex and Anthony Morales. Alex, elected to the position of Vice President, was an active member of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation during their formative years. He’s been very active in the community, having run for Flagler County Commissioner, served on the County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council, been a member of the Flagler County Agricultural Business Retention & Expansion Program, and Ambassador Member of the Board of Directors for Angel Flight Southeast. He brings to PCAF a broad business experience which includes facilities procurement, design, and build-out for a national corporation; Founder & CEO of a manufacturing company, marketing and product development; graphic arts and set-design for NBC-TV; Vice President of Franchising, and Branding for a fast food chain; and managing partner of a well-known New Jersey discoteque. “We are thrilled to have Bob return to PCAF,” Sam Perkovich, president of the foundation’s board, said, “and with his history of the organization and his involvement in the community, I understand why he is admired by so many. His wisdom and experience will provide a great asset as we move forward on our cultural arts complex here in Town Center.” Also elected to the Board of Trustees is Anthony Morales, a native of Palm Coast and a graduate of the University of Florida. He is employed by Brown & Brown Insurance as a Commercial Insurance Advisor and comes to PCAF with experience with music festivals.
Free symposium for parents of children with cognitive or learning disorders. Space is limited so pre-register today. pic.twitter.com/4n5hOJGqZn
— Flagler Schools (@FlaglerSchools) February 13, 2018
Need tax forms or help with tax preparation? Help is available at the Government Services Building & the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast. For info on available forms, on eligibility for free tax preparation, and to schedule an appointment: https://t.co/DgV3CpsDT7 pic.twitter.com/NEAE6NaOJq
— FlaglerCountyGov (@FlaglerCtyGov) February 13, 2018
SENATE WEIGHS NEEDLE EXCHANGES, GUN BILL: The Senate could approve a bill (SB 800), filed by Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, that would expand a pilot needle-and-syringe exchange program to try to prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV. Also, the Senate could vote on a bill (SB 1048), filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, that would help clear the way for people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns at churches. People cannot currently carry guns at churches if schools are on the grounds. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
UNDERAGE MARRIAGES AT ISSUE: The House will consider numerous issues during a floor session, including bills (HB 335 and SB 140) that seek to ban or limit the ability of minors to get married in Florida. Among other issues, the House is scheduled to take up a bill (HB 585), filed by Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, that would expand the allowed uses of tourist-development taxes to include infrastructure projects. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
FRACKING BAN CONSIDERED: The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (SB 462), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would ban the oil- and gas-drilling technique known as fracking. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
WIDE-RANGING EDUCATION BILL ON TABLE: The Senate Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 1434), filed by Chairwoman Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, that deals with a wide range of issues, including mental-health services in schools, school turnaround efforts and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY PROPOSED: The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (SB 1200), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would create the Statewide Alternative Transportation Authority, which would address issues such as autonomous vehicles. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TRAUMA REVAMP AT ISSUE: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 1876), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would revamp the state’s process for approving trauma centers. The proposal comes after years of legal battles involving hospitals and the Department of Health about new trauma centers. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HBCU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PROPOSED: The Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (SB 1526), filed by Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, that would create the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Matching Endowment Scholarship Program. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LOBBYIST DISCLOSURES DUE: State lobbyists face a Wednesday deadline for filing reports detailing their compensation during the fourth quarter of 2017.
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— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) February 13, 2018
WaPo: As ICE officers get wider latitude to determine whom they detain, the biggest jump in arrests has been of immigrants w/ no criminal convictions. ICE made 37,734 “noncriminal” arrests in the govt’s 2017 fiscal year, more than 2x the number in FY 2016 https://t.co/qmqlrLYT2t
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) February 12, 2018
Outrage after Malaysia newspaper issues 'How to spot a gay' check list https://t.co/x2abOs0u8O
— The Independent (@Independent) February 12, 2018
“We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.”
Thoreau on knowing vs. seeing and what it takes to receive reality as it really is: https://t.co/71DJWFpH0s
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) February 11, 2018
This is one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in all my life pic.twitter.com/Yp9xlhdKC9
— Alan White (@aljwhite) February 12, 2018
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Feb. 8, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio: a 2007 Concert
- Abdel Rahman el Bacha Plays Two Nocturnes by Chopin
- Edith Mathis’s Creations
- 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