Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s. 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: 299
The OED’s Word of the Day: profundeur, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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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.
Early voting begins in Flagler and much of Florida for the 2018 general election for federal, state and local candidates. In Flagler, early voting is available at three locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for 13 consecutive days, weekends included, through Nov. 3: at the Flagler County Public Library, Corner of Belle Terre and Palm Coast Pkwy, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, at the Palm Coast Community Center, Corner of Palm Coast Pkwy & Club House Dr., 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast, and at the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections on the first floor of the Government Services Building, in back, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 101, Bunnell. Any registered and eligible voter may choose to vote at any of the three locations. This year, live election turnout is available: Keep up with Flagler County election turnout online at: https://www.flaglerelections.com. This live data is updated automatically every 10 minutes and offers customizable views by party and vote method. The turnout information includes Vote-By-Mail totals currently and Early Voting totals beginning Monday. Updates will continue throughout the election cycle. Election Day turnout will be available beginning at 7 a.m. on November 6.
To mark Florida City Government Week, the City of Bunnell is hosting Bunnell Meet ‘N Greet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. This is an opportunity to get to know members of the Bunnell City Commission better. City staff will also be available to help people learn more about the city, answer questions and help people learn how they can become more involved in their local government. Immediately following this event, at 7 p.m., the commission will meet.
The Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school’s media center.
The Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s media center.
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 – 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club’s web site.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Inert and Live.
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
Sea Ray Boats Yard Sale: Sea Ray Boats, the one-time big employer off Colbert lane in Palm Coast that closed its doors in August, is holding a two-day sale of sport yachts, yacht parts and accessories at the old Sea Ray plant, Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact [email protected] for questions and click here to see what’s on sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. The buyer must make all logistical arrangements to transport whatever is bought.
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: MPower Fitness, 160 Cypress Point Parkway (City Marketplace), 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Integra Woods Apartments, 1000 Integra Woods Blvd., Palm Coast, 1 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
Florida Hospital Flagler names Julie Banker as the hospital’s new director of inpatient services: In her new role, Banker will oversee all inpatient services. Her role will also include providing direction and leadership to nursing and ancillary staff, as well as supporting educational growth and development within the nursing team. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Banker is passionate about leading as a mentor and supporting nurses in their efforts to provide safe, high-quality care to patients. Banker most recently served as the director of nursing for the physician office practices at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida on Florida’s west coast. A resident of Palm Coast, Banker is a registered nurse and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree in Nursing, with a nursing leadership focus, from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, she is certified in Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve performance by eliminating waste and defects. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). A subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, AONE provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide.
PANHANDLE COURTS REMAIN CLOSED: Facing issues such as damaged buildings, limited communications and technology problems, courts will remain closed for at least part of next week in five Panhandle counties that were hit by Hurricane Michael. Courts in Calhoun and Washington counties will be closed through Wednesday, while courts in Bay, Holmes and Jackson counties are expected to be shut down throughout the week.
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS CLOSED: Florida State University’s Panama City campus, and Gulf Coast State College will be closed because of damage from Hurricane Michael. Also closed Monday will be public schools in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.
VOTER TURNOUT TARGETED: The NAACP and other civil-rights groups will hold a news conference about an initiative to turn out minority voters in the Nov. 6 elections. Also expected to take part in the news conference is state Rep. Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens. (Monday, 10 a.m., Florida Asian Services Center, 659 N.E. 125th St., North Miami.)
PUTNAM GOES TO GULF COUNTY: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will meet with Gulf County officials and tour areas hit by Hurricane Michael. (Monday, 11 a.m., Gulf County Emergency Operations Center, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe.)
BIDEN CAMPAIGNS WITH NELSON, GILLUM: Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear at rallies in Tampa and Jacksonville to support the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and state Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, are expected to take part in the Tampa event. Nancy Soderberg, the Democratic candidate in Congressional District 6, is expected to take part in the Jacksonville event. (Monday, noon, University of South Florida, East Gym, 12301 USF Maple Dr., Tampa. Also, 3:45 p.m., University of North Florida Field House, 11852 University of North Florida Dr., Jacksonville.)
PROTECTIONS SOUGHT FOR STATE WORKERS: Representatives of Equality Florida and other groups will deliver letters to Gov. Rick Scott’s office requesting that he ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer state employees. (Monday, 1:15 p.m., outside the governor’s office, the Capitol.)
APPEALS COURT CANDIDATES INTERVIEWED: The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will start two days of interviews of candidates to replace Chief Judge Leslie Rothenberg and Judge Richard Suarez, who are leaving the South Florida court. Candidates expected to be interviewed Monday are Jason Bloch, Alexander Bokor, Jeffrey Geldens, Kansas R. Gooden, Monica Gordo, Edward Guedes, Eric W. Hendon and Timothy J. Koenig. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., DLA Piper LLP, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 25th floor, Miami.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 5, “Emperor,” Op. 73, Daniele and Maurizio Pollini, Sinfónica de Galicia
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer, cond.
- Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Hilary Hahn, violin
- Händel: Keyboard Suite HWV 428, Daria van den Bercken, piano
- Aznavour: Full Concert from the Palais des Congrès de Paris, 1996
- Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto, Cond. Paavo Jarvi
- Hilary Hahn Plays the Presto from Bach’s Violin Sonata Nr. 1
- LP: Lost On You
- Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand
- 2 Cellos: Thunderstruck
- 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