Today: Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 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: au mieux, adv..
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 Flagler County School Board holds a closed-door session at 1 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 3rd floor, to discuss school security. Closed-door sessions are permissible for the purpose, though no record of the meeting is kept, nor is the board required to post notice that the meeting is taking place.
The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Government Services Building. Board members are expected to discuss, among other things, the district school-choice, open enrollment plan, available here. Board members will also discuss putting up for sale, again, the land where its former Corporate One building used to stand, at 1 Corporate Drive off Palm Coast Parkway, as surplus property. Bids are due by May 2. See the legal ad here. Board members will also discuss adopting K-12 science books and materials.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall at Town Center. Council members are expected to approve the purchase of a $463,000 fire truck.
Improv: Prof. Samantha Stern, Daytona State College’s award-winning drama program chair, Prof. Samantha Stern, will provide an overview and hands-on demonstration of how improvisation helps increase joy, happiness and well-being. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Advanced Technology College’s multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: Flagler Animal Hospital, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Tuesday: The Vitamin Shoppe, 5234 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 2 to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: Flagler Department of Health, 301 Dr. Carter Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- Thursday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
- Friday: Dunkin Donuts, 1310 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Dukin Donuts, 5 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Palm Coast Seafood Festival, Central Park at Town Center, 2 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast Seafood Festival, Central Park at Town Center, 2 to 7 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
City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2018 Photo Contest begins: The City of Palm Coast will hold the Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest now through May 31. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes. The theme of the contest is “Find Your Florida in Palm Coast.” Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. Examples of what the City is looking for include: family fun at our festivals, sports activities, cultural clubs and organizations, and on our parks and trails; active lifestyle such as walking/running/bicycling, sports, swimming, fishing and boating; and nature such as beautiful landscapes, birds and other wildlife, and waterways. The City wants to share what’s special about Palm Coast. First, second and third place will be awarded, plus special awards for a new people-focused category, “Palm Coasters” and for the Best Photo taken by a youth age 17 and younger. For the first time, a concurrent photo contest on Instagram will be held, and prizes will be awarded for the best Instagram photos, too. To enter via Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag “PCpics2018” and include the photo location (where in Palm Coast?) in the caption. Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded in the following amounts: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50; Instagram winner, $100; “Palm Coasters” winner, $50; and Youth winner, $50. Gift certificates will be offered to a variety of businesses, and winners will be able to select from the list. In addition, honorable mentions will be awarded as determined by the judges. Winning photographs will be displayed on the City’s website, and winning photographers will be recognized at a meeting of the Palm Coast City Council. Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. It is free to enter. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight May 31, 2018.
Photographs submitted for the contest must be taken in the City of Palm Coast. The photographs will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites, and at City facilities, to promote the City of Palm Coast. All submissions become part of the public domain. For complete guidelines and an online entry form, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/photocontest.
For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast communications & marketing manager, at 386-986-3708 or [email protected]
BUDGET DEADLINE: House and Senate negotiators need to finish a 2018-2019 budget by a Tuesday deadline to allow the legislative session to end as scheduled March 9. The Constitution requires a 72-hour “cooling off” period before lawmakers can vote on the budget.
SENATE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The Senate is scheduled to hold a floor session. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
HOUSE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The House is scheduled to hold a floor session. (Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
SUPREME COURT HEARS ASBESTOS DISPUTE: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by a man who said he suffered mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos in cigarette filters and other products. Plaintiff Richard DeLisle went to the Supreme Court after the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., a manufacturer accused of exposing DeLisle to asbestos in gaskets. The appeals court ruling came after DeLisle had won an $8 million verdict in the Broward County case. Along with exposure in the gaskets, DeLisle alleged exposure in filters of Kent cigarettes he smoked in the 1950s. R.J. Reynolds is a successor company to the manufacturer of Kent cigarettes. The appeals court ruled that testimony of three of DeLisle’s expert witnesses should not have been admitted in circuit court. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
HOUSE PRIMARY RESULTS CERTIFIED: The state Elections Canvassing Commission will meet to certify the results of Feb. 20 Republican special primaries in House District 39 and House District 114. Polk City Republican Josie Tomkow won the primary in District 39, which includes parts of Polk and Osceola counties, and will face Democrat Ricky Shirah in the May 1 special general election. Miami Republican Andrew Vargas won the primary in Miami-Dade County’s District 114 and will face Democrat Javier Fernandez and unaffiliated candidate Liz de las Cuevas in the May 1 general election. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
FSU HOLDS TOWN HALL ON NAMINGS: The Florida State University President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions will a town-hall forum. University President John Thrasher formed the panel to review and make recommendations about university policies dealing with campus names and markers. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., Florida State University, Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
UNF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will meet to discuss an employment agreement with David Szymanski, who was recently selected to become university president. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., University of North Florida, J.J. Daniel Hall, Jacksonville.)
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Keith Jarrett, Late Solo
- Jacqueline du Pré Perform’s Dvořák Cello Concerto With the LSO and Daniel Barenboim
- 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