Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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: 73
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: flair.
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: A pre-trial is scheduled in the case of Brandin Deoliveira, the 27-year-old former restaurant employee accused of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor, who’d worked at the restaurant, and whom Deoliveira is alleged to have beaten and threatened. He faces a second-degree felony count. The pre-trial is scheduled for July 10 at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. A motion for continuance has been filed, however. See the background story here.
In court: A pre-trial hearing scheduled in the two felony-battery cases against ex-Palm Coast Physician Florence Fruehan at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. The hearing may be in-camera. Fruehan faces two counts of battery on a person 65 or older. Last year he relinquished his physician’s license following a state inquiry into his conduct toward female patients at work. Fruehan is not expected at the hearing. His waived his right to attend any such conferences. Fruehan is represented by Warren Lindsey of Winter Park. (2018CF001067 and 2018CF001066)
Fearless and Focused: Leading Body Language Expert in Human Behavior for Leadership and Deception Detection: The Flagler Chamber of Commerce hosts an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn with special guest: Susan Constantine, MPsy, Corporate Leadership Psychology. She has done national appearances, written books and has appeared on Dr. Phil. Men are welcome. Registration for Chamber members is $35 with advance registration. Guests and non-members may attend for $45 with advance registration. To guarantee your seat, you must register by July 2, 2019. No exceptions. Please note: We can no longer accept walkups. Call Robbin Wilson, 386-206-0954 or send her an email: [email protected]
The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. No agenda was posted online as of July 6. The committee has not met all year.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
Thursday: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. – LIVE/Inert
Friday: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. – LIVE/Inert
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. – LIVE/Inert
Sunday: 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. – LIVE/Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
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):
- Wednesday: The Windsor, 50 Town Court, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Starbucks in the Target shopping Center, State Road 100, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Starbucks at 250 Palm Coast Parkway, Island Walk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Starbucks at 250 Palm Coast Parkway, Island Walk, 10 a.m. 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
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: July 1
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.
July 4 Holiday Work Break:
The contractor will not be working on any of the three segments from July 4 through July 7. Work will resume on Monday, July 8, and will occur six days a week.
Segment 1 South 25th Street to South 22nd Street):
The contractor has placed most of the plants in this section. No planting is scheduled to occur over the next two weeks.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
Work next week will take place Monday – Wednesday and will include removal of the old water main between South 13th Street and South 20th Street. French drain construction is expected over the next few weeks near South 10th Street, and between South 15th and South 16 streets.
Sidewalk installation is expected between South 14th and South 16th streets, with grading for new sidewalk occurring between South 16th and South 17th streets.
The contractor is also preparing to place lime rock base on the southern end of the project.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
The contractor continues to drill piles for the secant wall, and form and pour the concrete cap over the wall. Drilling is expected to be finished within the next two weeks, with cap construction finishing a few weeks later. Crews also continue to place sand over the new wall and form the dunes.
- 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.
July 4 Parade in Flagler Beach: The winners: Cindy Dalecki reports:
Best of Parade – Surfside Estates Community (they had one float, one truck and 13 golf carts, each decorated and representing the 13 original colonies).
1st Place Judge’s Choice – Salty Church
2nd Place Judge’s Choice – Charles Umpenhour Inc.
3rd Place Judge’s Choice – Rotary Club of Flagler Beach
1st Place Marching Unit – Boy Scout Troop 281, Cub Scout Pack 281
2nd Place Marching Unit – Scouts, B.S.A. Troop 472 of Flagler Beach
3rd Place Marching Unit – Flagler County Schools
1st Place Best Theme – USS Florida Base of United States Submarine
2nd Place Best Theme – Florida Pirate Alliance
2nd Place Best Theme – Pirate Crew of the Dark Lady with Mermaide
1st Place Talent – THE NED
2nd Place Talent – Studio Z Fitness
3rd Place Talent – Phun Coast Parrot Head Club
NATIONAL ECONOMY DISCUSSED: The state Economic Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the national economy. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ON TABLE: Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office will continue a series of roundtable discussions about mental-health and criminal-justice issues. (Wednesday, 11 a.m. Central time, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, 3421 North Highway 77, Panama City.)
FORMER PUBLISHER HONORED: The Economic Club of Florida will honor former Tallahassee Democrat publisher Carrol Dadisman, the recipient of the club’s Stan Tait Memorial Award. Also taking part in the event will be Patrick Dorsey, publisher of the Austin American-Statesman and regional vice president of GateHouse Media. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., FSU Alumni Center, 1030 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates, committees and parties face a Wednesday deadline for filing reports showing campaign-finance activity through June 30.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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J. S. Bach’s Organ Concerto After Johann Ernst, BWV 592
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Spohr String Quartet Op. 82. no. 2 First Movement: Allegro
- Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic 1974
- Marin Marais: Le Labyrinthe (the Labyrinth); Cassandra Luckhardt, viola da gamba
- The Evolution of Music
- Christopher Atzinger Performs John Knowles Paine’s Romance, Op. 39
- Alfredo Keil’s Bohémiens, op. 12, n.º 12, Tomohiro Hatta, piano
- Rudolf Serkin Performs Chopin Preludes in Tokyo, 1979
- 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”