Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 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.
Drought Index: 1
The OED’s Word of the Day: pulveratrix, 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.
Schools: Today is an early-release day for students in Flagler County schools.
In Court: Vitaly Tsabak is scheduled to be sentenced for arson, a first-degree felony, and burglary, among other charges stemming from a 2016 fire and burglary on Palm Coast’s Fenimore Lane. The sentencing was scheduled for 2 p.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, but Tsabak’s attorney has filed a motion to continue the hearing. The judge had not ruled on the motion as of Wednesday evening, but could do so Thursday before the hearing.
The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Ralph Santore, of Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, will be speaking, as will several officials from Florida Hospital Flagler, including Kathy Gover, Chief Nursing Officer. Michael Sznapstajler of the Cobb Cole lawfirm will give an update on Brownfields.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the full agenda and background materials here. Flagler Beach Police Detective Williams, after 23 years with the department, is sworn-out as she goes into retirement. Commissioners will approve a revised evaluation form for their attorney and manager. They are expected to approve a site plan for a new motel parking lot at 1204 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, and discuss the future of the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. Commissioners are also expected to approve, on second reading, an ordinance establishing the customary use of beaches by the public in front of private properties.
Palm Coast’s Beautification Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss landscaping projects on Whiteview and Palm Harbor parkway medians.
Talent Show: The Flagler County Youth Center is sponsoring the twelfth annual “Spotlight on Flagler Youth” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. The event will crown Flagler County’s Youth Entertainer of the Year in the Senior Division, 9th -12th Grade, Junior Division 6th -8th Grade, and Elementary Division for K-5th grades. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and $3 for students. Additional information, call Cheryl Massaro, Director Flagler County Youth Center, at 386/437-7540, extension 5101.
Celebrate Pastels with Jan Jackson, a free program at the Flagler County Art League, open to all. You will learn about why the impressionists were so fond of this tactile medium and how it has evolved as a fine arts medium. We’re not talking “chalk” here but rather about a beautiful, rich art medium that may have escaped your notice, but will be on your radar screen after this. Jan Jackson is a professional Southwest artist, now residing in Palm Coast. For several years she owned Dreamscapes Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to show her work at galleries in New Mexico. Jan holds degrees in fine Art and Art History and a Masters Degree in Education. Join us for some refreshments and conversation at 6:30.at the league’s galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.
Groundbreaking: The Flagler County Economic Development Department and Flagler County government host a ground-breaking on a 40,000 square-foot “spec” building to be built by Beutlich Development at that company’s expense, with hops of finding one or more companies to fill the space. Beutlich got a $90,000 taxpayer subsidy through the county for the project. The groundbreaking is at 2 p.m. at 7 Otis Stone Hunter Roiad in Bunnell. See: “Flagler Awards $90,000 Subsidy to Company, Secret For Now, to Construct “Spec” Building.”
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Thursday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, from 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
FPL TOUTS SOLAR PROJECTS: Florida Power & Light will host a breakfast and tour of the FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center in Putnam County, with members of the media and community leaders expected to take part. The facility is one of two FPL solar plants in Putnam County. (Thursday, breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by media tour at 10:30 a.m., Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 1100 Reid St., Palatka.)
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTERS AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use will hold two hearings about proposed rules related to medical-marijuana treatment centers. (Thursday, hearings at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
CENTRAL FLORIDA ROAD PROJECT AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house on plans to add two new lanes to eight miles of State Road 60, between County Road 630 in Polk County and the Kissimmee River Bridge in Osceola County. (Thursday, 5 p.m. Westgate River Ranch, Main Hall, 3200 River Ranch Blvd., River Ranch.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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