Today: Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Colder, clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest 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: 246
The OED’s Word of the day: puredee, adj. (and adv.)
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- 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.
Beach renourishment: The Flagler County Commission, the Flagler Beach City Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold a Joint Workshop to discuss the 6.25 mile Flagler Beach dune restoration project, at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Palm Coast Animal Control hearing at City Hall in Town Center, 10 a.m.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to approve a joint agreement with the county on emergency communications services, and hear an update from their head-hunter on the search for a new city manager.
County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a town hall along with Emergency Management Chief, Jonathan Lord and Fire Marshal, Jerry Smith to discuss Community and Fire Safety, at 6 p.m. at the Espanola Community Center, 3570 County Road 205, Bunnell.
The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.
Buddy Taylor Middle School holds its Winter Concert at the school’s cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
Thespian Showcase: Matanzas High School, Flagler Palm Coast High School and Buddy Taylor Middle School hold a Thespian Showcase at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, 7 p.m.
Audition Call: Flagler Playhouse’s “A… My Name is Alice”: Audition dates/time: 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse. Looking for 5 talented females to play multiple roles in the musical, “A… My Name is Alice”. Voice types needed: 2 sopranos, 3 altos. Ages: 18 and up. Please prepare a song in the Pop genre for the audition. You will also be asked to read prepared selections as part of the audition process. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please email Michele at [email protected] for an alternate date. Performance dates : January 25 through February 10, 2019. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the cast door.
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: Daytona State College, Palm Coast Campus, Building 2, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, Palm Coast, noon to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Sandvik Kanthal Palm Coast, 1 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe’s Plaza, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 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
Here are the winners of the 2018 Flagler Beach Holiday Parade hosted by Cindy Dalecki and Robert Snyder:
Best of Parade – Phun Coast Parrot Heads
1st Waste Not Want Not
3rd Turtle Patrol
Best Marching Unit
1st Imagine Spirit Team
2nd Cub scouts/Boy scouts
3rd Greater Daytona Beach Clemson Alumni and Fan Club
1st Studio Z Fitness
2nd MHS marching band
3rd Paks Karate
CABINET CONSIDERS LAND DEALS: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet will meet and take up numerous issues, including a proposal to transfer state-owned land at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys to Jackson County. Among other issues is a proposal to use money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to help shield timber land in Dixie County from future development. Scott and the Cabinet will decide whether to spend $6.4 million to purchase what is known as a “conservation easement” on nearly 20,000 acres of timber land near the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico in the sparsely populated county. In making the deal, the state is banking on a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. The foundation received $2.544 billion in 2013 as part of federal plea agreements with BP and Transocean stemming from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
EDUCATION BUILDING MONEY EYED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LOTTERY ANALYZED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Florida Lottery. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
JUDGE TAKES UP CONSERVATION FUNDING CASE: Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is scheduled to hear arguments on a request by environmental groups to lift a stay of a ruling that found state lawmakers did not properly carry out a 2014 constitutional amendment that requires spending on land and water conservation. Dodson in July ruled in favor of groups such as the Florida Wildlife Federation and the Florida Defenders of the Environment in a lawsuit arguing that lawmakers had improperly diverted money to purposes other than conservation. But the state quickly appealed, a move that led to an automatic stay of Dodson’s ruling. The environmental groups then filed a motion with Dodson to vacate the stay. The 2014 voter-approved constitutional amendment was designed to require the state to use money from a real-estate tax to bolster land and water conservation. Lawmakers and attorneys for the state have disputed that the money was improperly shifted to other uses. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
TRAIL ALTERNATIVES ON TABLE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house on alternatives for the St. Johns River to Sea Loop Trail Project. The department is looking at shared-use path from Kennedy Parkway in unincorporated Volusia County to Dale Avenue in Edgewater. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Edgewater City Council chamber, 104 North Riverside Dr., Edgewater.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Erik Bosgraaf & the Stradivarius of the recorder
- Medtner : Sonata for Piano in A Minor Op. 38 n°1 “Reminiscenza” (Evgeny Svetlanov)
- Ferdinand Ries: Quartet in D minor
- Rossini: Sonata Nr. 1 in G Major
- Copland’s 3rd Symphony
- Zdenek Fibich: Poem Op. 41, No.4 from “At Twilight”
- Kuhlau: Sonatine No.1 in C Major, Op. 20
- Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli Op 120, Gavin Arturo Gamboa, piano
- Philip Glass: American Four Seasons with violinist Robert McDuffie
- Elgar’s “Nimrod”: Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1997
- Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- 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)