Weekend: Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s, lows around 60. 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: 252
The OED’s Word of the Day: widdly, adj..
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.
Flagler County Commission
Greg Hansen (Rep., Dist. 2)
Dennis McDonald (Ind., Dist. 2)
Joe Mullins (Rep., Dist. 4)
Jane Gentile-Youd (Ind., Dist. 4)
Flagler School Board
Janet McDonald (Dist. 2)
John Fischer (Dist. 2)
The Candidates on ESE
Palm Coast City Council
Jon Netts (Dist. 2)
Jack Howell(Dist. 2)
Eddie Branquinho (Dist. 4)
John Tipton IV (Dist. 4)
Early voting continues 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.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will discuss dangerous dogs, a community cats diversion program, Lehigh Trail improvements, and the 2019 cultural arts grants.
The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
Bunnell Town Hall: The City of Bunnell holds a Town Hall meeting with area residents to provide information on what to expect during the construction of various improvements in the Deen Road area. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers 201 W. Moody Blvd. Bldg 3. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, helped to identify deficiencies in the storm water system, and issues with infiltration into the sanitary sewer system in the Deen Road area. The City of Bunnell paid $66,000 for the design and engineering of system improvements. Thanks in large part to a $466,000 Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) grant from the St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), construction will soon be underway. The bid has not been awarded as yet, but the City’s portion of the cost share grant will be approximately $150,000. These funds will come in large part from the Sanitary Sewer enterprise fund. At the Town Hall meeting, Project Engineers and City Staff will provide information to explain and discuss the upcoming construction project. Including any temporary traffic impacts in the Deen Road neighborhood. Roads impacted by the construction will include: Deen Road, Boundary Street, Franz Court (North), Fourth Street, and Fifth Street.
Tuesday, Wednesday: Hall of Terror – Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m., at Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast (behind Kohl’s). Hall of Terror takes those who dare through a haunted house and show at Palm Coast Fire Station 21. Volunteer characters, many of whom are firefighters and other City employees, provide the scares. Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.
Flagler Beach Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting, 105 S 2nd St., Flagler Beach, 5 p.m.
Sheriff’s Quarterly Awards: Sheriff Rick Staly hosts the agency’s quarterly award ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse.
Taste of the Fun Coast at Hammock Beach Resort, provided by local restaurants for $25 online or $30 at the door, a benefit for the Flagler County Free Clinic and the Sea Turtle Hospital, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort, with a cigar bar and live jazz. Click here for details and bracelet.
Stetson Sounds New XX: Hub New Music Quartet. HUB New Music is a distinctive chamber quartet that is “one of the most talked about younger contemporary classical ensembles” (Oregon ArtsWatch). They will present their “Soul House” program, featuring recent works by Judd Greenstein, Angelica Negrón, Daniel Wohl and Robert Honstein. For more information, visit: http://www.hubnewmusic.org/ 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Entrepreneur Night at Hammock Wine and Cheese, 5368 N Ocean Shore Blvd., in the Hammock. Events are always held at venues that best exemplify local entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Since 2011, we’ve never held this event at a National Chain establishment. RSVP here.
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):
- Tuesday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data Building #3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday: Metro Diner, 250 Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Flagler Figsh Company, 180 South Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., 1:30 to 4 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
The Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands and musical groups to perform seasonal music at the Fantasy Lights in Central Park, Palm Coast. The free event featuring lighted displays around the lake, Santa’s Village, Train rides for the kids also has a nightly live performance of seasonal music at 7 p.m. each night for the month of December. The music is carried throughout the park and Rotary provides some sound equipment and lights. If your band is interested in performing please contact Carl Laundrie [email protected] or call 386-283-8386.
Bunnell Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 30: The City of Bunnell will hold a Town Hall meeting with area residents to provide information on what to expect during the construction of various improvements in the Deen Road area. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers 201 W. Moody Blvd. Bldg 3. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, helped to identify deficiencies in the storm water system, and issues with infiltration into the sanitary sewer system in the Deen Road area. The City of Bunnell paid $66,000 for the design and engineering of system improvements. Thanks in large part to a $466,000 Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) grant from the St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), construction will soon be underway. The bid has not been awarded as yet, but the City’s portion of the cost share grant will be approximately $150,000. These funds will come in large part from the Sanitary Sewer enterprise fund. At the Town Hall meeting, Project Engineers and City Staff will provide information to explain and discuss the upcoming construction project. Including any temporary traffic impacts in the Deen Road neighborhood. Roads impacted by the construction will include: Deen Road, Boundary Street, Franz Court (North), Fourth Street, and Fifth Street
REGULATORS EYE DUKE, GULF POWER ISSUES: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up numerous issues, including a proposal by Duke Energy Florida to spend $34.5 million to end electricity purchases from a Polk County power plant. Duke has an agreement to buy power from Ridge Generating Station, L.P. through 2023, according to a filing at the commission. But Duke said the agreement is “no longer cost-effective” for its customers and, as a result, wants to pay $34.5 million to terminate the agreement. Duke would recoup the $34.5 million from customers but said in the filing that ending the agreement would ultimately save $37.6 million to $44 million for customers. Duke said it was cost-effective in the past to buy power from the Ridge plant but that Duke’s “avoided costs” — essentially other ways of meeting the customers’ needs — have decreased. Among other issues slated to be considered during Tuesday’s meeting will be a proposal by Duke to suspend sending bills to customers in counties that sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Michael until the utility finishes restoration work in the counties. Duke, which provides service in hard-hit Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties, said in a filing that hurricane damage had made delivering mail difficult. After the regular commission meeting, the PSC will hold a hearing about a plan by Gulf Power Co. to pass along savings to customers from last year’s federal tax overhaul. The federal changes included lower corporate income-tax rates. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
TAXWATCH DETAILS GUBERNATORIAL TRANSITION: Florida TaxWatch will hold a news conference to release a handbook designed to provide information to the next governor to help with the transition after the Nov. 6 election. Former Gov. Bob Martinez and TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro will take part in the news conference. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Florida TaxWatch, 106 North Bronough St., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Ravel : Piano Concerto in G major (Martha Argerich : Orchestre national de France)
- Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 D.959 / Paul Badura-Skoda (1993)
- Antonio Vivaldi’s “Vedro con mio diletto” from Il Giustino by Jakub Józef Orliński
- Bill Evans Trio: Some Day My Prince Will Come (1965)
- 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