Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. 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: 75
The OED’s Word of the Day: mensk, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“Every one who seeks instruction on this point can look at Venice, Madrid, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rome; all places which were formerly resplendent with mighty powers and are now destroyed by the infiltrating littleness which gradually attained the highest eminence. When the day of struggle came, all was found rotten, the State succumbed to a weak attack. To worship the fool who succeeds, and not to grieve over the fall of an able man is the result of our melancholy education, of our manners and customs which drive men of intellect into disgust, and genius to despair.”
–From Balzac’s “Bureaucracy” (1843).
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.
Road closures in Palm Coast: The temporarily closed section of Pritchard Lane – between Providence Lane and Prince Eric Lane – will remain closed through Aug. 17. A detour is in place. The temporarily closed section of Florida Park Drive – from Forest Hill Drive to Flarestone Court – will remain closed for about two more weeks as an emergency repair to a City of Palm Coast sewer pipe continues. A detour is in place.
The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center, then at 6:30 p.m. for a workshop. At the 5:30 meeting, the board will consider allowing parking canopies instead of garages in apartment complexes in the urban core of Town Center.
The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle’s Journey: Join a park ranger at 10 am for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles. Participants will learn about the sea turtles’ life cycle as well as their habitat, behavior and the important role they play in “the Real Florida!” Here at the park, we have many nests and are very excited to have you visit and learn how important sea turtles are to our coastal waters. Learn how your actions can help preserve these majestic turtles for generations to come. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. The program is free with $5 park admission: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Any questions, call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086.
Through Aug. 17: Florida Department of Health in Flagler is offering free back-to-school immunizations July 30 through August 17. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s immunization record, insurance card, and a photo ID. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The DOH-Flagler is located at 301 Dr, Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. For more information, call 386-437-7350, ext. 7095 or write Gretchen Smith [email protected] Click on the flier to the right for a larger view of it.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: Flagler Animal Hospital: 130 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, noon to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday: Carraba’s, 160 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: AT&T, 5180 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Panera, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast 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
Interested in volunteering as an usher at the Flagler Playhouse? Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the Flagler Playhouse family. Whether seating a young person about to enjoy their first live theatre performance or helping a family of six find seats during opening night excitement, ushers ensure that the Flagler Playhouse patrons enjoy the very best experience possible during their time with us. They are also responsible for serving concessions during intermission. Ushers are needed for all performances. Ushers should arrive 1 to 2 hours before show times and should expect to remain through intermission with two staying throughout the entire performance. Ushering is a two to four hour time commitment per performance. If you’re interested, leave a message at the box office, 386-586-0773.
Flagler Chamber Welcomes Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, as its newest Benefactor Member: Benefactors are the highest level of the Flagler Chamber’s membership structure, and, in this capacity, Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, PL joins four other benefactors: Florida Hospital Flagler, Hammock Beach Resort, S.E. Cline Construction, Inc. and VyStar Credit Union. “Our benefactors make it possible for us to expand and promote the value-added benefits, products and services that the Chamber offers,” said Jorge Gutierrez, president of the Flagler County Chamber. “In exchange for their investment, benefactors receive a customized package of benefits that include top-level promotion and recognition at events and programs. Chiumento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant & Kistemaker, PL has been an outstanding partner over the years, and Michael Chiumento III served as Chairman of the Flagler County Chamber board of directors in 2010. We are delighted to welcome them to this distinguished and generous group of Chamber supporters.” Michael Chiumento III, Managing Partner states, “Becoming a Benefactor Partner reflects our law firm’s 45-year commitment to support the Chamber’s important work for the local business community. We look forward to working with the Chamber to help our businesses in Flagler County continue to thrive and grow.”
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
EDUCATION BOARD MEETS: The State Board of Education will meet in Orange County and discuss issues such as turnaround option plans for schools in DeSoto and Marion counties. After the meeting, board members will take part in a workshop focused on issues such as the Department of Education’s strategic plan and budget. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Renaissance Orlando Airport, 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando.)
PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will consider numerous parole cases from across the state. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
GUBERNATORIAL FORUM HELD IN BROWARD: The Florida League of Mayors, in coordination with the Florida League of Cities and Leadership Forum, will hold a forum for gubernatorial candidates. (Wednesday 2 p.m., The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Dr., Hollywood.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Aug. 3, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-aug-6-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Toru Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time
- Carl Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 Performed by Carion
- Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for Woodwind Quintet
- Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet in Eb major op.88 no.2
- Balakirev: Islamey, Performed by Giuseppe Mentuccia
- Jean Rondeau Plays Soler’s Fandango
- Chloe Moriondo’s “La vie en rose”
- Martha Argerich Plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Beethoven on Piano for Romsai the Elephant
- Yuja Wang Plays Liszt’s Sonata B minor
- Evgeny Kissin Plays Schumann’s Toccata Opus 7
- Beethoven : Piano concerto No.3 Performed by Alice Sara Ott at the Piano
- Kurt Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Op. 19 for violin, viola and string orchestra, Pantomime
- Kurt Atterberg: Sinfonia for Strings
- David Letterman First Ever Appearance On The Tonight show With Johnny Carson: 1978
- Andres Alen: Variations on a Theme By Milanes
- Stephen Heller, Etude Op 46, 11
- Constitutionally Speaking with Justice David Souter and Margaret Warner
- Agustin Barrios Mangore: David Russell Performs the 4th Waltz Op. 8
- A Few Bach Inventions
Lets be wary of a canvassing board were the county manager manages the strings in favor of the county’s current top VIP favorites. Lets be wary of a canvassing board were the county attorney may serve on it again covering up the duly FBOCC chair canvassing ballots and going out to make phone calls. Lets be wary because in this county when candidates win they do it never by a landslide except when former SOE Kimberle Weeks was re-elected to just then be witch hunted for being honest and blow the whistle. Shamefully our taxes are still wasted to prosecute her in court.
I am asking myself if our ballots will really count now.
As per Florida Statute 102.141 Manual.:
2018 Composition of the County Canvassing Board – Section 102.141, FS.
A. Membership of the board is made up of:
1. County Court Judge, who shall act as chair
2. Supervisor of Elections
3. Chair of the Board of County Commissioners
4. Alternate County Court Judge (or qualified elector) s. 102.141(1)(e.)1., FS.
5. Alternate County Commissioner (or qualified elector) s. 102.141(1)(e)2., FS.
Then what is our county attorney doing in our canvassing boards meetigs in the past if not still now? And why was the county manager secretary doing taking minutes of the canvassing board meetings other than documented by the SOE as is her duty?
Thank you Mr David Royall for that great photo…really looks like mountains back there.