Today: Not as warm. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 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: money spider, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
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- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
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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 City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall in Town Center. The council will discuss proposed amendments to the city charter. See the proposals here.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in workshop to discuss future plans for the Wickline Center, the county-owned building where senior programs are held. At City Hall, 105 Second Street.
The Flagler County Branch of the NAACP conducts its 2018 “Get Out To Vote” Campaign at the branch’s general membership meeting at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m. All welcome. The kick-off is presented with the following partner organizations: Indivisible, Sierra Club, League of Women Voters, ACLU, and the Democratic Caucus. Each group will present its efforts to tell our citizens of its programs, information, and efforts in support of voter registration and getting out the vote. This is only the beginning of the NAACP’s plans for this election year. There will be future events involving other group partners. For further information, call the Flagler County Branch at 386-446-7822.
Entrepreneur Night at Hammock Wine & Cheese, 5:30 p.m., 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast. Join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John’s County startups, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs in one way or another. This is a call to established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. At the event, you will enjoy free appetizers along with a cash bar. As always, you can expect to make many new connections and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. RSVP here.
Willie Nelson & Family with guest Los Lonely Boys, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50. Book here. 7:30 p.m. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The Flagler County Orchid Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League, Room C-207 City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy.
Ribbon-Cutting: Realty Executives Oceanside in Palm Coast hosts a social mixer for local real estate professionals from 5 to 7 p.m., with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, 235 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE, Ste. B. Palm Coast.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Palm Coast City Government offices, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 1174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Farmer’s Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, noon to 4 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
East MalaCompra Road and Malacompra Park closed for dunes restoration: The easternmost section of MalaCompra Road will be temporarily closed as Flagler County’s dune restoration project moves south. Sand deliveries will begin Monday morning (Feb. 26). Flagler County has just completed its fifth week of work on the project, and completed the work at Washington Oaks Garden State Park. Revegetation of the recently shaped dunes is expected to occur over the next few months. “This next phase of dunes restoration construction will start at Bay Drive Park near Sea Colony and move southward to the MalaCompra access point,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who is overseeing the projects, which will cost upwards of $25 million. High tides, daylight, and weather affect the length of the workday.
In Flagler Beach, More Beach Walk-Overs Open: Last week the city re-opened six additional Beach Access Stairways /Dune Crossover locations, South of State Road 100. The following walkovers are currently open and the newly re-opened locations are identified in bold red:
SLAVERY MEMORIAL AT ISSUE: The Senate will hold a floor session and could vote on numerous bills, including a proposal (HB 67), sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, that would create a slavery memorial at the Capitol. The Senate also could vote on a bill (SB 800), filed by Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, that would expand a pilot program in which drug users can exchange dirty needles and syringes for clean needles and syringes. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
MAJOR EDUCATION BILL CONSIDERED: The Senate Appropriations Committee is slated to take up dozens of bills, including a major education bill (HB 7055) that is a priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes. Among other things, the bill would create voucher-like “hope scholarships” for students who have been bullied or suffered other abuses in public schools. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
HD 72 RESULTS CERTIFIED: The state Elections Canvassing Commission will formally certify the results of a Feb. 13 special election in Sarasota County’s House District 72. Democrat Margaret Good won the election, which was called after former Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota, resigned last year. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
CONSTITUTION PANEL HOLDS HEARING: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which will put proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot, will hold a public hearing in Escambia County. (Tuesday, 1 p.m. Central time, University of West Florida, Conference Center and Ballroom, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Did the deputy on duty during the Florida school shooting freeze? Or is there a more nuanced explanation for what happened? An expert in police psychology explains: https://t.co/AdL8pjX3HU
— Psychology Today (@PsychToday) February 27, 2018
Britain's music industry is worth £4.4bn a year and projects soft power around the world, but this may not last https://t.co/lpj4SQ0D38
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 27, 2018
A Big Victory for LGBT People, and a Big Loss for the Trump Administration https://t.co/sB4RqMEYzp
— ACLU of Nevada (@ACLUNV) February 27, 2018
Perspective: Should you see "Annihilation"? A guide for the many, many people who haven’t yet. https://t.co/1U2Z2m8xuK
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 27, 2018
— Open Culture (@openculture) February 26, 2018
Find out if your passwords have ever been part of a data breach https://t.co/nQjXqgjXkb
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) February 27, 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. 23, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim
- Albert Camus’ “The Human Crisis”
- Swinging Bach
- Keith Jarrett Standards Trio
- Anoushka Shankar Ensemble
- 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