Weekend: Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Saturday and Sunday, Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Night lows in the upper 50s. 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: pellar, 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.
Government offices are closed for Good Friday. Flagler schools are closed for students, though it’s a professional learning day for teachers.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and Palm Coast Observer Publisher John Walsh, who will defend the city’s and the newspaper’s “partnership” in presenting Holland’s $40-a-plate State of the City address at the new community center next week, along with Sen. Travis Hutson, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: City Repertory Theatre’s production of “Blood Knot,” the Athol Fugard play, directed by John Sbordone. “Blood Knot” tells the story of two South African brothers in the early 1960s–– the dark-skinned Zach and the light-skinned Morris, who has returned to live with his sibling after years of passing as white. 7:30 p.m. March 30-31, and 2 p.m. and April 1. Performances will be at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or or easily book tickets online here.
Saturday: Flagler Reads Together holds its final event of the month featuring Tom Schmidt, a history professor at Florida State College in Jacksonville. He and his wife recently toured two battlefields of World War I in France, including the Somme and Verdun. He has taken some beautiful and touching pictures of the battlefields and will be presenting them along with some background history of the area and battles. 2 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year’s book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
Saturday: Cracker Day at the Flagler County Fair, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, with Bull Riding, steer riding, steer saddling, sack races, jackpot barrel racing, chute doggin, ribbon ropin, chicken chase, pig chase, boot race and the South’s best BBQ beef lunch included in the price of admission, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flagler County Fairgrounds 150 Sawgrass Road Bunnell. Visit the website.
Saturday: Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk, 9:30 a.m., Central Park in Town Center.
Saturday: Voter Registration Training hosted by Indivisble Flagler, 10 a.m. at SunTrust Bank, 1 Florida Park Drive, Mezzanine Conference Room. Voter registration training, vote by mail training, canvassing and phone-banking training. Please only RSVP here if you are sure you can make it, there is a limited number of spots. The training will take place in the mezzanine conference room on the East side of the building. Follow the signs. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your space NOW, so we can order lunch and have materials ready. Join the team and make a difference.
Flagler Humane Society hosts a Spay-Ghetti dinner with dancing, a silent auction and a raffle starting at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, tickets are $35. It’s a fund-raiser. Buy tickets here.
Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: Egg’Stravaganza 10 a.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. A community egg hunt for children through age 10. Fun includes magic shows, balloon art, carnival games, face-painting, trackless train, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. More info: 386-986-2323.
Saturday: Right Whales: Ocean Art Gallery owner and volunteer with the Marineland Right Whale Project Frank Gromling hosts a talk about North Atlantic Right Whales at Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler Beach, 1 p.m.
Rick de Yampert, FlaglerLive’s arts and culture writer, will perform on sitar, Native American flutes and Moyo drum (a type of steel tongue drum) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2018, at Zen Bistro, 223 Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. de Yampert describes his original music as a mix of East-West fusion and Buddha lounge. He also performs his arrangements of the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” “Within You Without You” and a mash-up of “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Rain,” as well as Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” He’ll be performing in the courtyard of Zen Bistro, a Thai restaurant. There’s no cover. Information: Zen Bistro at 386-248-0453 or Rick at 386-334-2752.
Sunday: The Jersey Boys, 7 p.m. Tickets are $165 to $495. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 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
Sheriff Staly Makes “Arrests” To Benefit Cancer Research: As he did last year, Sheriff Rick Staly went around the community Friday, “arresting” prominent individuals and (willingly ) forcing them to be bailed out, with the money getting donated to cancer research. Numerous warrants were read for charges including Jorge Gutierrez’s for showing too much enthusiasm and passion on Monday mornings. The Chamber of Commerce’s Jimmy Millhollin was charged with celebrating Chamber Chair Emeritus too much. Buddy Taylor Middle School Principal John Fanelli was charged with chasing down students in the hallway to see if they have good grades. Becky Pourchot was charged with spreading glitter without a permit and assaulting people with hugs. And Suzanne Johnston, the tax collector, was charged with being overly competitive and bringing gifts to neighbors without a permit. Once the warrant was read, Staly would make the “arrest” and then bring the “arrestee” before a “judge” (aka Palm Coast Councilman Bob Cuff, an overly generous attorney who has yet to read his city manager the riot act) where “bail” was set. Then, the arrestee would have the opportunity to secure “bail” in the form of pledges to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event to be held on April 20 at Palm Coast’s Central Park at Town Center. “This is a great event to raise money for a disease that has touched every family in one way or another,” Sheriff Staly said. “Thanks to everyone who participated and made this event a success.” The donations raised from the Jail’n Bail will help the ACS provide support for people affected with cancer, as well as fund research to help protect future generations. For more information on how you can help in the fight against cancer visit www.cancer.org. A video of the Jail ‘n Bail event is below:
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— goodreads (@goodreads) March 29, 2018
In the spending bill passed last week, the Trump administration included $705 million for Israeli missile defense. (https://t.co/1p4SmPHNKh)
At the same time, the U.S. is cutting aid for Palestinian refugees. (https://t.co/1fBRnFIPDr)
— Mondoweiss (@Mondoweiss) March 29, 2018
Scholar says Jesus was a woman dressed as a man https://t.co/WszlgJmMeF
— The Independent (@Independent) March 29, 2018
Viktor Orban's assault on the hardware of Hungary’s democracy has been well-documented. Less conspicuously, Mr. Orban has also tried to recode Hungary's democratic software — its cultural sphere, civil society and education system. https://t.co/uvZ09VCzfF
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) March 28, 2018
— Pew Research Journalism (@pewjournalism) March 28, 2018
China abandoned its space station in 2016. It has been losing altitude and falling to Earth ever since. Chip Reid takes a look at when and where it could land. https://t.co/v3BiUul4ek pic.twitter.com/X2zAdOUCL7
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 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 March 23, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Motorists are advised of nighttime ramp closures with detours next week at two locations along Interstate 4 (I-4) and Interstate 95 (I-95) in Volusia County. The entrance ramp from State Road (S.R.) 472 westbound to I-4 eastbound, in the Orange City area, will close for two nights early next week. Drivers will be directed to travel I-4 westbound to Saxon Boulevard toward Deltona to access I-4 eastbound. Also, a nighttime single outside lane closure will occur during two nights, toward the end of the week, along westbound I-4 west of Dirksen Drive. Entrance and exit ramps at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard will close one-at-a-time, on multiple nights, during the upcoming week. Drivers will be directed as follows:
I-95 northbound on ramp from eastbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue east on LPGA Boulevard to Technology Drive to Cornerstone Boulevard to Williamson Boulevard to LPGA Boulevard back to I-95.
I-95 southbound on ramp from westbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue west on LPGA Boulevard to Tomoka Farms Road to Bellevue Avenue to Williamson Boulevard, to S.R. 400/Beville Road and back to I-95 south.
I-95 southbound off ramp to LPGA Boulevard: Continue south on I-95 to U.S. 92 to Tomoka Farms Road back to LPGA Boulevard.
The closures are necessary to construct lighting foundations as part of two Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects to install new lighting along I-4 and I-95.
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the Herreweghe Interpretation
As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.
- Bach’s Magnificat: The Monteverdi Choir
- András Schiff explains Bach
- Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach
- Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia
- Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
- A Buxtehude Fugue
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete Well Tempered Clavier, Book One
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete English Suites
- 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