Today: Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.
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: 400
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: shot-clog.
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
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.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Commissioners are expected to discuss and make a decision on the county’s lease with Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing. Commissioners are also expected to approve a $20,000 expense for a “leadership academy” to “develop its Directors and Managers into highly
effective leaders within our organization,” according to a county memo. “The funding requested will cover the cost of books, instruction, travel and miscellaneous expenses for these students.” The memo notes: “Classes will be held one day a week from 4 to 6 p.m. The anticipated length of the program is three years, and upon completion the student will be presented a university quality document recognizing their accomplishment, a high quality graduate lapel pin and a desk nameplate with the Academy’s emblem.
The Flagler County Commission meets for a budget workshop at the Emergency Operations Center, 1 p.m.
Addiction: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
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, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: Sabal Palms Assisted Living, 2125 Palm Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday: Sandvik-Kathal Palm Coast, 1 Commerce Boulevard, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, 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
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: June 3
Now that turtle nesting season has started in the Flagler Beach area, local Turtle Patrol volunteers are checking the beach within the project limits every day to locate any new nests. In Segment 3, north of North 18th Street, work cannot begin until the beach is checked. If a nest is discovered, the nest will be marked, and work will not be allowed within 10 feet of the nest, as specified in the environmental permits issued for this project.
The Turtle Patrol also is monitoring the beach in the project limits of Segment 1, from South 25th Street to South 22nd Street, where plans call for dune revetment involving additional sand and plants.
Segment 1 South 25th Street to South 22nd Street):
Clearing and placing sand is complete on this segment. The contractor expects to begin planting new vegetation next week. This activity may require single lane closures with flagging operations.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor is completing the necessary testing and certifications on the new water line between South 20th Street and South 17th Street. Once that process is complete, the contractor will be switching service onto the new line. This is expected to begin the week of June 10. As customers are transferred to the new line, a short interruption of service is necessary, typically less than 30 minutes. The contractor is working to switch businesses over during non-working hours. The contractor will attempt to notify residents and businesses prior to any interruption of service.
Water main installation is also occurring between South 14th and South 16th streets. Work on the French drain system is taking place between South 12th and South 13th streets.
The contractor also will be constructing new sidewalk between South 13th and South 14 streets, and South 16th and South 18th streets over the next few weeks.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
Drilling of the concrete piles for the new secant wall continues north of Ocean Marina Drive. This is followed by construction of the concrete wall cap. Once the cap is finished, the dune sand is reworked to achieve the designated slope so that vegetation can be planted. The first plants are expected to be put in next week.
- 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.
Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland Speaks at Florida Network Annual Meeting: Mayor Milissa Holland on May 30 welcomed hundreds of youth care workers from across the state to Palm Coast as they gathered for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services’ 2019 Annual Meeting. As an active member and leader of the community for over 20 years, Mayor Holland’s speech served as a powerful reminder that building resilient communities to support youth and families is vital for the future of the state. In addition, her speech also recognized attendees for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of Florida’s youth. “Working with families in crisis requires patience and understanding and a true passion for helping people, and I commend these employees for their dedication and service,” Holland said. “Through their service, families and children across our state are assisted and strengthened and that, in turn, helps us all.” The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services represents 29 agencies that serve at-risk youth and families to guide them towards a safe and bright future. Each agency provides a variety of services that are designed to encourage good choices, healthy relationships and positive outcomes.
MOODY TARGETS PRICE GOUGING: Attorney General Ashley Moody will hold a news conference about price gouging. She will be joined by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and Clearwater Police Chief Daniel Slaughter. (Monday, 10 a.m., Office of the Attorney General, 3507 East Frontage Road, Suite 325, Tampa.)
FOOD ‘INSECURITY’ TARGETED: Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will help launch a program that will provide subsidized Lyft rides to grocery stores for 130 low-income families struggling with food “insecurity.” (Monday, 2:30 p.m., Liberty City Garden, 1834 N.W. 60th St., Miami.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, op. 42
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Andreas Staier, harpsichord
- Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25 (“Gypsy”)
- John Williams scoring “Saving Private Ryan”
- Scriabin: Sonata Nr. 2, Evgeny Kissin, Piano
- Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet)
- Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.5 (Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest)
- Bach: The Cello Suites, Performed by Marc Coppey
- Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1, Hélène Grimaud, Piano
- Thelonious Monk: “Don’t Blame Me”
- Art Tatum plays Dvorak
- Mendelssohn: Symphony Nr. 1, Nathalie Stutzmann, cond.
- Felix Draeseke – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and horn in B-flat op 48: Finale
- Schubert’s Symphony Nr. 8, Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Glenn Gould Plays Mozart, Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major K. 333
- Buxtehude By The Netherlands Bach Society
- Yo-Yo Ma at the Mexican Border
- Wynton Marsalis: Jazz in Marciac 2009