Labor Day Weekend: Partly cloudy, with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms as the weekend progresses, highs around 90, lows in the 70s. 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: 138
The OED’s Word of the Day: namby-pamby, adj. and n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“I put down the cover and went to the window. What was it that Rilke wrote? That music raised him out of himself, and never returned him where it had found him, but to a deeper place, somewhere in the unfinished. It was unlikely he had been thinking about country and western music…”
–Karl Ove Knausgaard, from “My Struggle, Book 2” (2014).
(*) Phyllis Schlafly was factually wrong.
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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes County Commissioner Greg Hansen, Bill Butler, who is retiring as Palm Coast’s landscape architect and who will introduce the city’s new architect, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Mark Strobridge, who’ll talk about International Overdose Awareness Day (today), and Preston Robertson of the Florida Wildife Federation, starting just after 9 a.m.
Friday: International Overdose Awareness Day: A global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, according to the sheriff’s office. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose. In Flagler County, the Flagler Countywide Opioid Task Force will hold a prayer and candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach. The Volusia and Flagler County YMCA will be participating in a presentation with the South Florida Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction Project on August 31st at 9:00 AM at the Port Orange YMCA. For more information on how you can participate in International Overdose Awareness Day click here: https://www.overdoseday.com/usa/us-fl/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/247101862563018/
Friday: The Flagler County Drug Court Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
Friday: Healthcare Provider course: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This basic life support program for healthcare providers course provides the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, administer CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, effective and timely manner. Examples of those who may need this certification are: EMS personnel, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others. All must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. $65/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m., Aug. 28. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: [email protected] or 386-986-2300.
Friday: High School Football: Flagler Palm Coast High v. New Smyrna Beach, at FPC’s stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup Safety Orientation & Early Supply Distribution: 9-11 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. In preparation for the 11th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup Event on Sept. 8, staff will provide a safety orientation and event overview beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registered volunteers will have the opportunity to pick-up their event supplies from 10-11 a.m. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/events. For more info: 386-986-2320 or www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc.
Saturday: Yoga on the Beach at 9 a.m. at Old Salt Park, off 16th Road: Unroll your mat on the beach with Melissa Byram of Meditation Mama Yoga for an hour of yoga bliss! Join us for a fun and relaxing experience on the beach culminating in an extended savasana with delicious lemongrass essential oil cold cloths! All experience levels welcome! $10 drop in fee, bring your mat, towel, and water, we’ll bring the rest.
Saturday: Vitas Chaplain Carmen Royster-Caldwell is coordinating a Moms in Prayer event “to pray for our children, teachers, support staff and the school authorities,” at 10 a.m. at Holland Park in Palm Coast, Pavilion 2, “for the protection and success of our children and our schools,” in Royster-Caldwell’s words. Contact Caldwell at (732) 646-0002. The school district is not involved in this event.
Monday: Labor Day: All schools, government offices, banks and many other businesses closed.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: T.J. Maxx, Target Shopping Center along State Road 100 in Palm Coast, noon to 6 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
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.
FINANCE REPORTS DUE: Statewide candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Aug. 24.
—-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-24-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
The Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
- Aladdin Haddad Performs Albeniz’s Asturias
- Hector Berlioz: Trio “Arrival at Sais” (from “L´Enfance du Christ”, op. 25)
- Karajan: Dvorak Symphony No.8 Rehearsal
- Aretha Franklin: Full Concert (1971)
- 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
Jane Gentile-Youd says
Yes, I like Nate as a person – I told him so many times and we used to joke how we loved each other but but I also told him many many times during the past 8 years how and what was needed from him as our area commissioner. He never listened and never once held a town hall meeting in our area – he never supported any of our communities needs even though I pleaded with him and he was well aware that if he didn’t ‘shape up’ I was going to run to replace him. Being a nice guy is not enough to be a good commissioner. Nate is a hell of a nice guy but he was a lousy commissioner in my well known opinion. He was asked for help many many times but never listened. Now he is paying the price but heaven forbid Joe Mullins who has never done a damn thing other than campaign for a job which pays less than what he has already spent replaces him. I’ve seen him a 2 meetings in 16 years – he hadn’t even run for Georgia state house in 2015 – and in less than 3 years he wants to tell me what to do? No way Jose…
Not if I can help it….. Sorry Nate – had you done a good job, had you been a better listener, had you not voted to buy the ‘infested dump’ and even promote a 24 hour all cash – 24 hour lit pot shop just 50 feet from my neighbors you would still be our commissioner. Yes Nate, my heart is with you but my conscience is clear – I gave you over 6 years of support until I simply gave up … God speed – you paid the price but OMG at what possible cost to the rest of us… time will tell
Jane debate Mullins. He stated that he supports Home Rule. But the bottom line is he will not protect our single family communities from transient public lodging establishment businesses, AKA vacation rentals. This guy is aligning himself with Travis Hutson. Hutson proved this past legislation session that he is in favor of State takeover home rule authority as it relates to vacation rentals. The state already caused damage to our communities in 2011 when they passed Senate bill 883 by removing our local property zoning preventing our local governments from prohibiting these businesses from operating next door to your homes. This use is incompatible and should have only been permitted in areas zoned for public lodging.
Jane Gentile-Youd says
You bet vacation rentals are totally incompatible with ‘single family’ . ‘Vacation rental’ and SINGLE family are 100% incompatible in my opinion as a real estate broker and as a ‘single’ family homeowner who relishes my legal right to ‘quiet peace and enjoyment’ of my primary full time residence. To the bone heads in Tallahassee ( my opinion) who support legalizing invasions of our peaceful neighborhoods are not only irresponsible in attempting to force commercial use of our homes upon us they obviously are well aware that their greed for tax free income ( you bet that’s what it is all about) will force many hotels to go out of business .
My ongoing opposition will be even more vocal if I am able to address those bone heads in Tallahassee as a Commissioner next time ( which for sure there is) they try to shove it down our throats again. Thanks once again to Al Hadeed , the most active county attorney in the state of Florida for his ongoing unstoppable efforts to put an end to this shark infested gang’s shenanigans ( my opinion)
Hutson and Mullen’s deserve each other. Maybe Mullen’s will eventually replace Hutson and Hutson can go find a job away from his dads wallet. Pathetic representation.