Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. Southwest 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: 57
The OED’s Word of the Day: quot homines tot sententiae, phr..
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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 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the Chairman’s Club at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, Fla. See the full agenda here. It is the second of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month through November. The Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
Flagler County Democrats host an open house at their headquarters at 2 Office Park Drive in Palm Coast from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come by, say hello, and find out more about what Flagler County Democrats are doing to move Flagler forward together.
“The Smog of the Sea” Film Screening and Panel Discussion: In honor of World Oceans Day, the free film screening and panel discussion is about plastics and plastic pollution. A panel discussion will follow the 30 minute film. Panelists include Dr. Maia McGuire (UF/IAS Extension/Florida Microplastic Awareness Project), Jackie Nunez (Republic Services), Dr. Todd Osborne (UF/Whitney Lab) and Dr. Ed McGinley (Flagler College). Noon, at the Daytona State College Flagler Palm Coast Campus, Building 3, RM 105 (3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast, Palm Coast, FL 32137).
Flagler Republican Forum Series: Meet the Candidates for U.S. Congress at the Pasta & Politics Event at Pine Lakes Golf Club. Hosted by the Flagler County Young Republicans. Dinner Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 5 p.m.
Critics Choice Dinner: Join fellow Critics Choice members for dinner at Funky Pelican in Flagler Beach at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and/or transportation is the participant’s responsibility and pre-registration is required at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.
Final Day of the Sales Tax Holiday on hurricane supplies: The tax break started June 1. Floridians are able to buy a wide range of supplies during the period without paying sales taxes. Examples include portable self-powered light sources that cost $20 or less; portable self-powered radios, two-way radios, or weather band radios that cost $50 or less; tarps or other waterproof sheeting the cost $50 or less; ground anchor systems or tie-down kits that cost $50 or less; gas or diesel fuel tanks that cost $25 or less; packages of batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, that cost $30 or less; coolers that cost $30 or less; portable generators that cost $750 or less; and reusable ice that costs $10 or less.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Thursday: Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday: Zaxby’s, 180 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 3 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Fitness One, 250 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 2 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 1 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: St. Mark y the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Parkway, 8 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
June 4 through Aug. 3 – Fun in the Sun Summer Camp – Monday-Friday, Palm Coast Parks & Recreation weekly camps from June 4 through Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, with late pick-up available for additional fee. Fun-filled, themed activities such as arts and crafts, stories, recreational games, nature hikes, swimming and special guest presentations are planned for this camp for students in grades K-8 (grade just completed). Campers are eligible for the free lunch program provided by Flagler Schools. Optional field trips for additional fee. Students can be registered for one or multiple weeks. $80/week. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
DOUGLAS PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION MEETS: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was created this year as part of a school-safety law, will meet in Broward County. Among the topics will be school discipline and diversion programs. Lawmakers formed the commission after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. (Thursday, 8:30 a.m., BB&T Center, Chairman’s Club, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise.)
FACEBOOK FRIENDS ON DOCKET: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in three cases, including a dispute about whether a circuit judge should be disqualified from a case because she was a Facebook friend of an attorney representing one of the parties. The Herssein Law Group took the issue to the Supreme Court after the 3rd District Court of Appeal rejected a request to disqualify Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko. The dispute stems from a lawsuit that the firm filed against a former client, United Services Automobile Association, for alleged breach of contract and fraud. As part of the case, the law firm accused a company official of witness tampering, and USAA hired Israel Reyes, a former judge, to represent the official. The Herssein firm sought to disqualify Butchko because she was a Facebook friend of Reyes. The firm raised concerns about receiving a fair and impartial trial, but Butchko declined to recuse herself. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
GINGRICH SPEAKS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY: Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak and sign copies of his book, “Trump’s America,” during a Palm Beach Republican Club luncheon event. (Thursday, 12:30 p.m., The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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