Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 72
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: lackadaisical.
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
- 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.
UNF in Palm Coast’s Town Center: The university system’s Board of Governors meets at the University of Florida in Gainesville for two days, starting at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is notable for Palm Coast as board members will discuss and take action on the University of North Florida’s legislative request for a medical education hub in Palm Coast’s Town Center, part of a $23 million initiative the Board of Governors would have to approve if it is to be included in the board’s request to the Florida Legislature early next year. But the full board doesn’t take up the UNF matter until 4 p.m., and even then, only as part of the larger university system budget request to the legislature. See the details of the university’s request here and the agenda item as it was presented to a board workshop here. (Committees start at 8:30 a.m., with full board scheduled to start at 4 p.m., University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Dr., Gainesville.)
The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, [email protected] The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.
18th annual Hall of Terror on Oct. 30-31 from 7-10 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive. Take a journey back to the 1980s to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Experience parallel dimensions of the supernatural in this year’s theme inspired by the pop-culture television phenomenon, Stranger Things. Can you escape a Demogorgon monster? The Hall of Terror is the longest-running Halloween attraction in the area, and this year it’s filled with fragments of the ‘upside down’ to keep you on edge! Enjoy theme-park quality scares for free.
Florida naturalist John Serrao will introduce the major families of spiders in our region during a slide presentation. The program will dispel myths and misconceptions about these beneficial creatures and showcase the fabulous diversity of colors, shapes and sizes that they display. More than 70 species will be featured, ranging from tiny, silvery “dewdrop spiders” to gigantic fishing spiders that can overpower and eat tree frogs. Serrao has partnered with the Gillespie Museum to publish a guide, “75 Spiders of Central Florida,” which will be available to purchase and for him to sign during the Science Café.
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.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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: Oct. 28
Segments 1 and 3 are complete.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The drainage installation is complete, and work on the new median curbs and flumes is continuing and approximately 70% complete. Work on the southbound roadway continues as the contractor has placed limerock base to 18th street and will continue moving north. The traffic separator is taking shape and is over 50% complete.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive):
Wall construction is complete, and walkover construction will begin once Hurricane Season is over.
In Florida and in State Government:
FEA CONTINUES BUS TOUR: The Florida Education Association will continue a bus tour focused on calling for increased education funding. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Bell Elementary School, 2771 East Bell Ave., Bell. Also, noon, Southside Elementary, 823 Stansbury St., Starke. Also, 6 p.m., Alachua County Education Association, 618 N.W. 13th Ave., Gainesville.)
RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS DISCUSSED: The state’s Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group will meet. The group was created as part of efforts to carry out a November constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to felons who have completed terms of their sentences. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol. Call-in number: 1-888-585-9008. Code: 659459077.)
MACMANUS DISCUSSES 2020 ELECTIONS: Susan MacManus, a longtime political-science professor at the University of South Florida, will speak about political trends and the 2020 elections during a dinner meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida. (Wednesday, 5:45 p.m., The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First St., Fort Myers.)
–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 Oct. 28, 2019:
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Symphony in C major, Wq 182, third movement3
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Ana Vidovic plays ‘La Catedral’ by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
- Julliard School Concert: Couperin
- A Tribute to BB King on His 94th
- Antal Dorati: Five Pieces for oboe solo (1980)
- Louis Armstrong, Live in Berlin, 1965
- Mompou, from Musica Callada, Jean-François Heisser
- André Isoir in concert at Nimes, 2001
- Dussek’s Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 77 “L’invocation”
- Hélène Grimaud, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfort Symphony
- Hélène Grimaud Plays Busoni’s Transcription of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004
- Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata Nr. 5 in C major, Vadim Chaimovich
- Corelli: Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4, complete. Voices of Music; original instruments
- Ana Vidovic: “La Catedral,” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
- J. S. Bach’s Organ Concerto After Johann Ernst, BWV 592
- Spohr String Quartet Op. 82. no. 2 First Movement: Allegro
- Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic 1974