Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest 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: 92
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: mot juste.
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’ Budget and Finance Committee meets at Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Ft. Myers. The meeting is notable for Palm Coast as board members will again discuss and the University of North Florida’s legislative request for a medical education hub in Palm Coast’s Town Center, part of a multi-million initiative the board would request from the Florida Legislature early next year. See the details of the university’s request here.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve a new least for a cell tower at Frieda Zamba Pool, what would be the fourth such tower in the city in the last 15 months or so, to improve cell coverage.
A free introductory fitness pole walking clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park off Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Fitness Pole Walking is for all ages and capabilities and will turn even a simple walk around the block into an effective, efficient, aerobic, and total body workout. KeenFit Walking Poles will be provided. These free clinics have limited space, so pre-registration is required. Contact Sheila Vidamour, Certified Pole Walking Instructor, 904-540-1067 [email protected]
The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. Training Room 3, 3rd floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The meeting is an information workshop only. The board will have a discussion about opening meetings with prayers. The agenda item is listed cryptically as “Discussion about recognition awards and community member opening comment discussion,” and includes a separate discussion of an award system Maria Barbosa is implementing. There is a public comment period during workshops. The board will also discuss the state’s teacher bonus program under the Best and Brightest banner, and will discuss a resolution of support for Palm Coast’s potential partnership with UNF. The school board’s full agenda is accessible here.
The Flagler County School Board meets at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The school board will select its officers, as it does every year in mid-November, including the selection of the board’s chairperson. The meeting’s spotlight segment will feature the first annual Exceptional Student Education Awards by the ESE Parent Advisory Council (EPAC). The 10 awards “recognize individuals who go above and beyond in creating an inclusive, supportive environment for students with disabilities and to improve Exceptional Student Education (ESE) in Flagler Schools.” See the full list of award recipients here. In a new program, Flagler Schools and The Flagler Education Foundation have teamed with Sprint and T-mobile to provide WiFi Hotspots for students in need. Through this program, the district is helping to close the opportunity gap by providing free wireless internet service to students in grades 7-12 who do not have reliable internet service at home. The school board is also expected to approve the school caledar for 2020-21, which was detailed here. The school board’s full agenda is accessible here. See previous board meeting videos here.
Flagler Beach’s Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, Hardy Smith, Government Relations Administrator, City of Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach is undergoing an amazing transformation. The city is benefiting from unprecedented investment which is creating a dramatic, positive change for the local economy. This presentation will provide an update on development activities underway and what future announcements might be forthcoming. At DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) – all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community.WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email [email protected]
Free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program: City of Flagler Beach Library, 315 S. 7th Street, Flagler Beach, 1:40 to 4 p.m. Techniques to cope with fatigue, frustration, isolation, and poor sleep. How to evaluate new treatments and communicate effectively. Appropriate use of medications and exercise. Pacing activity, rest, and healthy eating tips. Classes enhance, not replace existing programs and treatments. Registration: Sherri Cheshire, at Northeast Florida AHEC Phone: (877) 784-8486 Email: [email protected] Online: nefahec.eventbrite.com
Guitar on the Rocks: Featuring solo performances by the scholarship guitar students of Stephen Robinson, DM, professor of music at Stetson. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
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:
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Live (Blow in Place)
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 measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking. For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go 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):
- Tuesday: Publix at Island Walk, 250 Palm Coast Parkway Northeast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: Publix, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 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
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: Nov. 18
Segments 1 is complete.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The work on the new median curbs and flumes is continuing and is approximately 80% complete. All sidewalks have been poured, and driveways are 75% complete. Work on the southbound roadway continues as the contractor has placed limerock base between 18th and 19th street, with paving for Segment 2 tentatively scheduled for later this month. The traffic separators are 90% 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. (Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, 401 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Also, 9 a.m., Duval County Public Schools headquarters, 1701 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville. Also, 11 a.m., 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville. Also, 12:30 p.m., Mount Herman Exceptional Student Center, 1741 Francis St., Jacksonville. Also, 3:30 p.m., Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Dr., Jacksonville. Also, 4:45 p.m., Orange Park Junior High School, 1500 Gano Ave., Orange Park.)
ELECTIONS PANEL MEETS: The Florida Elections Commission will meet. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS AT ISSUE: The state Division of Elections will hold a meeting about changes to rules dealing with vote-by-mail ballots for absent stateside uniformed service members and overseas voters. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)
FRIED HOLDS TOWN HALL: Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will hold a town hall meeting in Miami-Dade County that will include discussion of clemency, voting-rights restoration and her legislative priorities. (Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Miami Dade College, North Campus, Science Complex Building, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami.)
–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 Nov. 17, 2019:
Wenzeslaus Thomas Matiegka: Sonata Op. 23, Elliot Simpson, guitar
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Symphony in C major, Wq 182, third movement
- 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