Weekend: Mostly sunny, highs in the lower 80s, nights in the 50s.
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
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: polyglotplay.
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
- Flagler Beach A1A Construction Updates
- US 1-Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Cultural Coda
“ “Las Vegas is now so contrived and artificial that it has become something authentic, a place unlike any other. The same forces that are homogenizing other cities have made Las Vegas even more unique.”
–From Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation” (2001).
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.
Friday: Coquina Beach Walks at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10:30 a.m. Join a park volunteer and explore the largest outcropping of coquina rock on the Atlantic coast. Participants should be comfortable with some climbing and hiking. Each program is limited to the first 50 participants. The walk is part of your park entry fee of $5 per carload. Call 386/446-6783 for information.
Friday: Rockin’ Dolphin Spring Concert Series. Come out and enjoy live music at Marineland There will be live bands playing from noon to 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be onsite with great food for purchase.
Friday: Vietnam Veterans Day ‘Welcome Home’ Casino Night at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 47 Old Kings Rd. North, 6 to 10 p.m., in recognition of “National Vietnam War Veterans Day.” Donations from this event will assist DAV Chapter #86 to continue its mission to “Empower Veterans to lead high quality lives with respect and dignity.” Chapter #86 provides transportation, to and from VA appointments, for over 700 Disabled Veterans annually. Our Veteran Service Officers assist in excess of 650 Veterans annually in VA claims submittal and VA benefits information. Our mission is accomplished through our all volunteer network of Veterans that receive no compensation for their work. We are a non-profit organization that obtains funding, to support our Disabled Veterans, through the generous donations from individuals and organizations that are thankful for the sacrifices that our Veterans and their families have made, so that we may enjoy our freedom in this great country! Call: 386-439-2122 for additional information.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Man of La Mancha,” at the Daytona Playhouse, a musical directed by Rip Pellaton and Musical Director Melissa Cargile. The classic tale by Miguel de Cervantes about Don Quixote and the ever faithful servant Sancho as they dream the impossible dream, tilt at windmills and champion the beautiful harlot Aldonza. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $23. Book here. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. (386) 255-2431.
Friday: Stetson Sounds New XXIII: First Glimpse World premieres by Stetson student composers. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Saturday: Big book sale at the Flagler County Public Library: As the saying goes one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. a treasure trove or reading will be up for sale at a bargain prices at the Flagler County Public Library 2500 Palm Coast Parkway West. Proceeds from the sale go to support programs for children, youths and adults by the Friend’s Of The Library. The sale also takes the pressure off storage space for the library. Paperbacks to hardbound editions and series collections will be on sale. All books are in good condition and marked well below wholesale prices, cash only.
Saturday: Community Clean-up at the Masonic Cemetery, 5025 S Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, hosted by Long Live Demont’e Harris, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All welcome. This is an ongoing effort to enhance and maintain the old Masonic Cemetery, carried out in memory of Demont’e Harris, the young man who died when his Waste Pro truck overturned over him in Palm Coast.
Saturday: The 64th annual Flagler County Cracker Day starts with gates opening at 6:30 a.m. Entry cost is $10 (3 and under free). Includes a BBQ meal. Lunch is served from 11:00-1:00. Morning barrels and poles hosted by the Flagler Co. Rough Riders start at 8:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. All horses entering the fairgrounds must have proof of a negative coggins or they will be required to leave by the state inspectors checking the papers. Call in for Jackpot Barrels is Monday, March 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 386-437-3240 and call in for Jackpot Bulls is Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 386-437-3240. Only 20 barrel racers will be allowed to ride in the afternoon Cracker Day events and only 10 bull riders in each age group. Jr. bull riders are through the age of 16. A jr. bull rider may opt to ride in the sr. division. The cost for jackpot barrels is $25, jackpot sr. bulls is $40 and jackpot jr. bulls is $25. This fee will be collected on the morning of Cracker Day. The other events that you may sign up for on the morning of Cracker Day are Breakaway Roping ($20 per team of 2), Ribbon Roping ($20 per team of 2), Buddy Pick-up ($20 per team of 2), Steer Saddling ($40 per team of 4), Chute Dogging ($20), and Sack Race ($20 per team of 2).
Saturday: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old Salt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Open to beginners and seasoned Yogis alike, join us for a relaxing and fun experience culminating in an extended savasana with refreshing essential oil cold cloths and gentle assists. $10 for drop ins. Bring your mat, towel, & water — we’ll bring the rest! Prepay or learn more at MeditationMamaYoga.comCall 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.
Saturday: Indian Music Concert featuring Nandu Muley. Join us for an exciting world music event with “Nandu” Muley, a world-class performer and Stetson adjunct professor of Indian music. He will be joined by Orlando-area musicians and Stetson students. Students and community members will find this event beautiful, fascinating and culturally engaging. The 7:30 concert is preceded by a lecture and demonstration at 6:30 p.m. and followed by refreshments. The public is welcome to attend one or both events. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Sunday: Daytona Solisti’s Concert Series features “Mozartiana,” an all-Mozart program with Michael Rickman, piano, Sue Cryan, violin, and Joe Corporon, cello. On the program: Mozart’s Piano Sonata Nr. 9 in D Major K 311, Church Sonatas K 245 and K328, and the Piano Trio in G Major, K 496. 3:30 p.m. At First Presbyterian Church, 620 South Grandview Avenue, Daytona Beach. A $15 contribution is requested.
Sunday: Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring music by Bach and Dohnanyi, Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin with guest Ellen Olson, viola. free admission, 3 p.m. at UNF’s Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200.
Sunday: The Grammy-award winning Buffalo Philharmonic returns to The Peabody for a spectacular season finale, presented by the Daytona Beach Symphony Society. The orchestra made history in 1998 by appointing JoAnn Falletta as its new maestra, making her the first female music director of a major U.S. symphony orchestra. This matinee will include Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the fabulous Fabio Bidini, in his third appearance here in Daytona Beach. With works by Borodin, Brahms and Prokofiev. 3 p.m. at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets 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):
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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
Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.
Last Updated: March 25
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor continues installing a new water main along the west side of S.R. A1A. The work began at the south end of the project and is moving north. The contractor is expected to be installing new pipe between South 19th Street and South 18th Street over the next two weeks. Farther south, the contractor will be preparing to pour concrete for the new sidewalk.
Pedestrians are asked to stay within the temporary pedestrian walkways for safety. Residents and visitors also are reminded that all of the dune walkovers are closed, and removing any signage or barricades to access a walkover is unsafe and unlawful.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
The contractor has completed more than 200 of the approximately 1,800 piles that need to be drilled to create the secant wall.
Construction activities will continue during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. The contractor is requesting that spectators stay off the shoulders and out of the work zone for safety. Drivers need to obey the 25-mph speed limit and remember that parking is not allowed on the shoulder.
Caution! Flagler Beach police and and Sherriff’s deputies are actively monitoring speed and writing tickets. “I got a warning on north section of A1A before construction actually began so I keep to the 25 limit, but still getting tailgated by cars wanting to go faster,” a reader tells us.
- In Flagler Beach, A1A Shops and Restaurants Hope Their ‘Open For Business’ Signs Are Louder Than Road Construction
- $22.4 Million A1A Rebuilding and Sea Wall Construction in Flagler Beach Starts in January
- A New, Not Much Improved A1A in Flagler Beach: Median, 30MPH, Drainage, But No Added Protection
- Council Endorses Raising Flagler’s Tourism Tax to 5% to Pay For Beach Repairs
- FDOT’s Regional Construction Page
U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.
The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 325 at U.S. 1 on Monday night, March 4, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make improvements to the crossover at the temporary intersection. U.S. 1 will remain open in both directions.
More details here.
- Roundabout Construction on US1 and Old Dixie Begins: Be Prepared For Traffic Shifts and Single Lanes
- Roundabout Construction at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Begins in Weeks; Expect Detours
- Strident Opposition to Roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie Even As Another Crash Results In Critical Injury
- FDOT’s Project Page
I-95 Construction, Repaving: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., single lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line.
See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.
Flagler County Art League’s 8th Annual Poetry Competition: All poets are invited to participate in the 2019 Flagler County Art League National Poetry Month Competition, to run concurrently with our April Art Show. The competition will have an open theme. There will be a $25 prize for the first -place poem, a $15 prize for second place, and a $10 prize for third place. Entry fee is $3 for one poem, $5 for two. Winners are announced and can read their entries during our show opening, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Register here. The judge is Benjamin K. Atkinson, PhD, prestigious poet active in Ancient City Poets of St. Augustine and other northeastern Florida venues.
2 Flagler Emergency Planners graduate FEPA Intermediate Academy: Two Flagler County Emergency Management Planners – Lea Tardanico and Nealon Joseph – recently graduated from the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) Intermediate Academy. “The commitment of Nealon and Lea to expand their horizons for the betterment of Flagler County increases the pride that I already have for our amazing emergency management team,” said Emergency Management Chief Jonathan Lord, noting that volunteers and several community partners round out the team along with county and municipal staff. “I am also grateful for the efforts put forth by the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association to better prepare Florida’s emergency managers for the future.” Tardanico and Joseph – Flagler County’s newest emergency managers – spent a week in mid-March the Florida National Guard Camp Blanding Joint Training Center with other like-minded professionals from across the state to dive deeper into practical applications and principals of Emergency Management. The course included more than 60 hours of classroom instruction endured in 12- to 14-hour days to simulate real life emergency deployment and response. “I came away even more motivated to continue my path in emergency management,” Tardanico said. “There is still so much to learn, and it is wonderful to get information directly from the subject area experts.” Joseph added that nothing tops an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences. “It really illustrated that there can be a disconnect between what is happening in the field and the operations center,” Joseph said. “It is critical to follow the plans and the planning process to prevent creating a communications gap between the two.” The Intermediate Academy course training counts toward the completion of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series certification for Joseph and Tardanico.
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.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETS: The state university system’s Board of Governors will meet after holding meetings of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee. (Thursday, committees start at 9 a.m., with full board estimated to start at 2 p.m., Florida A&M University, Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
—-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 March 22, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-march-22-2019-developments.pdf
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- Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach
- Norbert Burgmüller: Duo for clarinet and piano, op. 15
- Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.201, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
- Nina Simone: Good Bait
- Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
- FPC Jazz Band, 2019 District MPA, Love is Here to Stay
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Triosonata in C Minor BWV 526, Katja Sager, organ
- J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 525, Doug Marshall, Organ
- Willie Nelson and His Sons Discuss Growing up on Tour and Performing as a Family
- Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Miniatures for String Quartet
- Joseph Marx: Trio-Phantasie (1914)
- George Antheil: Violin Sonata Nr. 2
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