Today: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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: 83
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: insuperable.
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.
In Court: Closing arguments are expected in the trial of Michal Wilson, the 33-year-old former Palm Coast resident facing an attempted first-degree murder charge stemming from the allegation that he attempted to electrocute his wife by rigging an electrified entrance door at the couple’s home in Palm Coast in 2017.
Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins hosts a Community Outreach Meeting at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N US Hwy 1, Palm Coast. (Note: this meeting was mistakenly listed for Wednesday in yeasterday’s Briefing.)
The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
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):
- Friday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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 16
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):
We have received a lot of questions about the plants that are to be used on the project. A registered landscape architect developed the plans and the contractor is installing the plants per the plan. Seashore Paspalum, Sea Oats and Saltmeadow Cordgrass cover most of the area. There are also sections of Saw Palmetto and Railroad Vine.
About 60% of the plants have been installed. The contractor is awaiting receipt of the rest of the material.
We also have received questions about the area between South 23rd Street and South 22nd Street where no work is occurring. The department did not include this block in the revetment project for various reasons, including limitations regarding right of way. The dune in this area is being addressed as part of Flagler County’s project with the Army Corps of Engineers, which will be done after our project is finished. In the meantime, the department will continue to monitor the dunes and will take steps if the situation is impacting the roadway.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor has completed installation of the new water main, and will be switching over remaining customers to the new line over the next three weeks. Customers will experience a short interruption of service during the transfer. This is usually no more than 30 minutes. The contractor will attempt to notify customers prior to the interruption.
Work on the French drain installation is occurring to the north of South 13th Street. The contractor plans to install the French drain from South 19th Street to South 13th Streets once the utility work is complete, likely starting the week of June 24.
Also during the week of June 24, the contractor expects to begin constructing the new southbound side of the roadway from South 22nd Street up to South 19th Street. During this work, access from S.R. A1A will only be maintained for residences and businesses that have no other access available. Residents and businesses can expect this situation to remain in place for several weeks.
Roadway construction will follow installation of the French drain as it progresses north of South 19th Street.
The contractor also will be constructing new sidewalk between South 13th and South 19th streets over the next few weeks.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
The contractor completed placing guide wall and is expecting to finish drilling the concrete piles for the secant wall in early July. Crews will continue working on forming and pouring the concrete cap that completes the wall construction. The first plants also have been installed.
- 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.
Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 “Celebrating Our Community Stars” recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that help light up our community and make it a special place to live! Hosted by The Rotary Club of Palm Coast, the second annual event will be held this year on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6 pm at the Palm Coast Community Center. What does it take to be a “star”? People, organizations and businesses making a difference in the lives of our community members whether through a helping hand, supplying specific resources or being a great role model. There isn’t one specific attribute of a “star”; making a difference comes in all shapes and sizes. We all know individuals, organizations or businesses that put people first. Nominations will be accepted until July 1 for the following categories:
¶ Making a Difference Star: Individual, Organization or Business
¶ Volunteer Star
¶ Star Senior Advocate
¶ Star Educator
¶ Public Safety Star (Police, Sheriff, Fire Fighter, EMS etc.)
¶ Star Entrepreneur
¶ Name Your Own Community Star Category
Any member of the Flagler County community can submit a nomination up until the July 1 deadline. To request nomination forms, please visit the Celebrating Community Stars Facebook Page or send the club an email at [email protected] Sponsorship opportunities are available and ticket sales will begin in July. Palm Coast Rotary was chartered in 1988 and meets Wednesdays at 5:30 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast. For more information about the club, visit the club’s website at www.palmcoastrotary.org, Facebook Page, or contact President Kim Carney at 386.846.5493. For more information: Event Chair/Club President: Kim Carney [email protected] 386.846.5493
Club Public Relations: Dena McKinley [email protected] 740.973.0025
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach announce the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest, a joint project between the two organizations, that will kick off this summer and will culminate with an awards party announcing contest winners on Saturday. September 7, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest is free to enter and open to the public. Artists of any age are welcome to participate and all artwork submitted will be displayed at the awards event on September 7, 2019. The awards event is free and open to the public, there will be a cash bar. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The submission deadline is Friday, August 30th, and artwork of all mediums will be accepted. Artwork must depict a likeness of the facade of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall building. Art submissions should be dropped off at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall the week of August 26th, and two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang. Submission forms can be found HERE, or can be filled out upon drop-off at PVCH.
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
EXPRESS LANES EYED: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an open house about projects that include extending Interstate 95 express lanes from south of Hollywood Boulevard to south of Broward Boulevard in Broward County. (Thursday, 5 p.m., Stirling Road Library auditorium, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood.)
RIGHTS RESTORATION AT ISSUE: The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which led efforts to pass a November constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to felons, will hold an event that will include discussion about the implementation of the amendment. (Thursday, 6 p.m., Circle of Brotherhood, 5120 N.W. 24th Ave., Miami.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of June 10, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Rudolf Serkin Performs Chopin Preludes in Tokyo, 1979
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto Op. 47, Performed by Hilary Hahn
- Sonia Rubinsky plays Villa-Lobos
- Mozart: String Quartet No.15 K.421, Emerson String Quartet
- Brahms：Cello Sonata No.1, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax
- Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, op. 42
- 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