Today:: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 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.
Drought Index: 47
The OED’s Word of the Day: potpanion, 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.
In Court: Opening arguments at 9 a.m. in the first-degree murder trial of Dorothy Singer, accused of shooting her husband five times and burying him in the family’s backyard at its west-Flagler home in 2017. Singer is present, after refusing to appear in pre-trials. Her lawyer had made a motion to have Circuit Judge Dennis Craig disqualified, arguing that Craig has made statements prejudicial to the defense in pre-trials. Craig denied it Monday. In Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See: “Defense Calls For Judge Craig To Be Disqualified From Dorothy Singer Murder Trial Following String of Startling Statements.” [Case 2017 CF 000431]
Thursday-Saturday: The 2018 Coquina Cup Lifeguard Challenge, including lifeguard, swimming and other competitions, is scheduled over the next three days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day between South 4th and South 6th Street in Flagler Beach.
Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.
The Flagler County Art League hosts its annual picnic (weather permitting) at Hershel King Park off Colbert Lane, from 4 p.m. on. Bring a dish to share, and $5 per person for soft drinks and barbecue. RSVP at 386/986-4668.
The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. The New Europa at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water), and entry into a drawing with a prize of $50 cash or a $75 gift certificate to The New Europa. The April event was a sell out so please purchase your tickets in advance.
Wadsworth Elementary’s School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, palm Coast, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: At the Island Festival on the grounds of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 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
Ferry Service Resumes at Fort Matanzas: The National Park Service is pleased to announce that our ferry to Fort Matanzas National Monument will officially resume service on May 14th at 9:30am. For the last two years our ferry service and dock system at Fort Matanzas were severely damaged, first by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and again in September 2017 by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to both ferry boats and dock system have recently been completed, inspected, and service to the fort is resuming. We appreciate the patience and good will we received from our visitors who often travel great distances to visit St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas National Monument. We look forward to your next visit with us.
STATE WORKERS HONORED: Florida TaxWatch will host the Prudential Productivity Awards program, which honors state workers who reduce government costs and improve services. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Florida TaxWatch, 106 North Bronough St., Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
HUKILL HONORS MOTOR OFFICERS: Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will take part in the annual “Motor Officer of the Year” ceremony in Volusia County. (Thursday, 6 p.m., Duff’s Original Buffet, 2667 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Jean Baptiste Singelée: Septième Solo de Concert, Op. 93
- Telemann’s Fantasia No. 1 in A Major for solo flute, Performed by Kristen Stoner
- Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Olga Scheps, piano
- Bechara el-Khoury: Forgotten Fragments
- The Violins of Hope: Amnon’s journey
- Chanticleer Sings Shenandoah
- Bottesini Gran Duo for double bass and violin
- Schubert’s “Der Lindenbaum,” “Im Frühling”: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
- Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (Yoojin Jang)
- Emmanuel Chabrier’s España Rhapsody For Orchestra
- Yuja Wang plays Schubert-Liszt (D 774)
- Nina Simone: Take Me To The Water
- Frank Peter Zimmermann: Bach and Me
- Jorge Bolet: Master Class On Rachmaninoff’s Piano Conceto No. 3
- Friedrich Gulda: So What, A Portrait (2002, with English subtitles)
- Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra