Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 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: 366
The OED’s Word of the Day: sisu, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
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.
Raising of the Pink Army Flag, the annual opening of the month-long commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is held in front of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, at 8:15 a.m.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners will consider reappointing Mark Langello and Mike Boyd to additional three-year terms to the county’s planning board. The commission will also ratify $39,000 in subsidies from tourist development taxdollars to Triple Crown Sports, a for-profit private company, for events scheduled this fall in the county. And the commission will appoint Charlie Ericksen to the county’s canvassing board in place of Commissioner Dave Sullivan, who is otherwise committed. Commissioner Don O’Brien will be the alternate.
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
Through Oct. 6: If you know any homeowner that still has unmet housing needs from Hurricane Irma and would like to apply to for disaster recovery assistance, there will be a Mobile Intake Bus at the Flagler Beach Library, 315 S 7th St., through Saturday October 6, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Inquiries may be directed to (844) 833-1010. Grant details here.
Through Oct. 6: Homecoming Week at Bethune Cookman University.
Palm Coast Road Closure through Oct. 15: The City of Palm Coast plans to temporarily close a section of Wellington Drive – from Village Circle (the Wellington/Village intersection farthest from Pine Lakes Parkway) to Lago Vista Place – beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Oct. 15. This temporary road closure is necessitated by a City project to upgrade a utility pump station. This temporary road closure will be 24 hours a day during the project. Detours will be in place to help neighborhood residents and other motorists reach their destinations. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Sunshine Academy, 1230 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Woody’s BBQ, 99 Flagler Plaza Drive, 3:30 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday: VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Advance America Palm Coast, 800 Belle Terre Parkway Suite 212, 2 to 7 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
Time to sign up for City of Palm Coast Starlight Holiday Parade: Palm Coast – Organizations and businesses that want to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s 2018 Starlight Holiday Parade in December should sign up now! The deadline for parade entries is Nov. 28. Participants may register online at www.palmcoastgov.com/starlightparade. Or print out the parade entry form and return it as directed on the form. The Starlight Holiday Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Central Park in Town Center – featuring colorful lighted floats, talented marching bands, and prizes for the top entries. All participants are encouraged to add lighted holiday displays to their floats. The route will begin at the Round-About on Central Avenue (east of Market Avenue) and head east; turning north onto Park Street, east onto Lake Avenue, and south on City Place; then continuing south on Bulldog Drive. Parade entry is free. The judging categories will be: Best of Parade, Best Marching Unit, Best Float and Best Decorated Vehicle. Prior to the Starlight Holiday Parade, the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department will host a fun-filled afternoon at Central Park starting at 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment and performances; arrival of Santa and visits with Santa, food and beverages. Santa will visit with children until 6 p.m., and families will be able to take their own photos. For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.
Robbie Richmond, Barb Kimberley, and Rod Kimberley have launched Intracoastal Construction: The company has bought and is remodeling an office space at 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Suite 116-B in the European Village. The unit was the former home to Coconut Island, a retail store that closed last month after the owners retired. Robbie Richmond has served over 400 clients in Flagler County during the past eighteen years. Robbie holds a residential license for homes up to three levels and a commercial general contractor’s license for custom multi level designs. Robbie is also certified as a Florida Green Builder. His peers have elected him twice to be the President of the Flagler County Builder’s Association. Prior to moving to Flagler County in 1996, Rod Kimberley ran the Washington, DC office of ITT for eight years and moved to Palm Coast to work as the company’s National Sales Manager. Palm Coast was conceived in 1969 when ITT Corporation bought several thousand acres of land in Flagler County to develop a massive Planned Unit Development (PUD) community. Barb is a former Flagler County teacher and joined Arthur Rutenberg in 2003.As a former elementary school teacher, she brings her attention to detail and a commitment to customer satisfaction to every custom home they build. With her hard work and success, Barb was twice in the Arthur Rutenberg Homes Sales Top Club. She now looks forward to bringing these same skills to working with clients at Intracoastal Construction. The company is concentrating on building meticulously crafted custom homes in all the gated communities, Intracoastal and on oceanfront lots. They are pleased to have been recently selected as an authorized builder for the Marina Del Palma development. Marina del Palma is a boat-centric, gated community with resort style amenities on the Intracoastal Waterway off Colbert Lane in Palm Coast.
NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT: A series of new laws will take effect Monday, including measures that will add benefits for first responders who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder and impose harsher penalties on people who abuse animals. Others include a law that will allow credit cards to be used for background checks when firearms are purchased and measures that will dole out tougher punishments for people who steal bee colonies or trespass at airports. The laws were passed during the legislative session that ended in March. Most new laws take effect July 1, but some have later “effective” dates.
SENIOR DISCUSSES MEDICAID INNOVATION: Justin Senior, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is slated to be part of a panel discussion at a national Medicaid conference hosted by the firm Health Management Associates. The panel will discuss how states are “fostering community engagement and innovation in Medicaid.” (Monday, 9 a.m., Palmer House, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago.)
REFUGEE SERVICES AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a meeting to discuss the delivery of refugee services in Hillsborough County. (Monday, 10 a.m., Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 West Platt St., Tampa.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Igor Stravinsky : Le Sacre du Printemps, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck
- Giuseppe Tartini: Violin concerto in D minor
- Víkingur Ólafsson: Philip Glass, Étude No. 5
- Ignaz Brüll: Sonata for Pianoforte, op. 73, 1st Mvt.
- Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
- Couperin, Second Concert from ‘Concerts Royaux’
- Covering the New Wars: A Conversation with C.J. Chivers
- Erroll Garner: Where or When (1962)
- Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Performed by Pepe Romero
- Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Vienna Philharmonic (Salzburg Festival 2005)
- Barenboim & Argerich : Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K.448
- Beethoven: Symphony No.6, the “Pastorale,” the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi, dir.
- 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”