Wednesday through Sunday: Breezy, some showers possible, high in 70s, low in mid-60s. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 316.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: old-earth, adj..
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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.
Closure note: Local government offices, courts, schools and the chamber of commerce are closed Thursday and Friday. Banks are closed Thursday. The Daily Briefing will not publish again until Monday.
Wednesday: The Flagler County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. in the first-floor conference room of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. No agenda was posted.
Thursday: Thanksgiving Feet to Feast, 15K, 5K run and walk, at Indian Trails Middle School, 7:45 a.m.
Saturday: Gamble Jam: Jam out at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area with the Saturday Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome but no power is available near the pavilions. 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Alan Thicke stars in “The Toy Shoppe,” at the Flagler Auditorium, 3 p.m.
Palm Coast Wants Changes to County-Controlled Ambulance Services in the City: Palm Coast Fire Chief Mike Beadle told the city council categorically Tuesday that Palm Coast and the county are duplicating ambulance services, that Palm Coast is not meeting its response-time goal of 5 minutes or less at all calls, and that ambulance or EMS services can be more efficiently provided. The county disputes some of the findings.
Shirley Chisholm, “Part of the Heritage of Palm Coast,” Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom: President Obama awarded her a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in a brief White House ceremony. “There are people in our country’s history who don’t look left or right, they just look straight ahead. Shirley Chisholm was one of those people,” Obama said.
Palm Coast Ties Emergency Communications System to Recent Crash–Falsely, County Says: Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon Tuesday responded publicly to last week’s revelation by the county that the city is shirking its financial obligation to Flagler’s emergency communications system. But he did so without addressing the financial disagreement, and by conflating the county’s ongoing computer problems with potential problems ahead for the communications system—a linkage that the county vehemently rejects and considers inaccurate.
DUI Arrest Turns Into Violent Confrontation With Cops and Paramedics: Elisabeth Akers, a 44-year-old resident of Slumber Meadow Trail in Palm Coast, is accused of battering paramedics, assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence following her encounter with a Flagler County Sheriff’s commander Saturday evening a short distance from her house.
Note: Most proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release opinions on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Trump Campaign in Sarasota: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will attend a campaign rally in Sarasota. (Saturday, noon, Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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- Dec. 1: ERAU’s Honors Series welcomes Dr. Bruce Jakosky, presenting Water, Climate, and the Potential for Life on Mars.
- Dec. 4 and 5: Blowout book sale at the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast, all books in the Friends book shop will be priced at 25 cents. The sale will be held during normal business hours: Friday, 9 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 5. Shop for yourself or, stock up for your holiday gift giving. 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW. Call 446-6705 with any questions.
- Dec. 5: Flagler Beach Christmas Parade, starting at 1 p.m. down A1A. Click to get an entry form.
- Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation Honors Local Humanitarians Peter and Sue Freytag
- Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 35th class
- Students at Imagine School at Town Center are Thankfully-Giving
- Palm Coast Mayor honored with NEFRC’s 2015 ‘Regional Leadership Award’
- The Honors Series welcomes Dr. Bruce Jakosky, presenting Water, Climate, and the Potential for Life on Mars
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Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation Honors Local Humanitarians: On November 17, nearly 150 community residents joined the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club to honor Palm Coast residents Peter and Sue Freytag as the 2015 Humanitarians of the Year. This recognition is awarded annually by the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation to recognize an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the community, both in personal time and energy, as well as financial support. “We are honored to celebrate Peter and Sue tonight. They are very generous and believe charity begins at home,” said John Subers, Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation executive director. “They are a blessing to this community in so many ways.” The Freytag’s have been very involved in the community since moving to Palm Coast in 2002. They were instrumental in creating Florida Hospital Flagler’s pediatric rehabilitation center and, along with their four children, are founding members of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation’s 20/20 Society. Additionally, Peter is a Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation board member. The Palm Coast couple also supports the local library, the Palm Coast Arts Society and the Washington Oaks State Park. In addition, they are involved in the local “Take Stock in Children” program, providing two college scholarships for deserving high school students with financial and social challenges. “It was a very special night. We are honored and humbled by the award,” said Sue Freytag. “Peter and I are blessed and feel fortunate to be able to give back to our community.” Previous Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation Humanitarians of the Year include: Tony and Dottie Papandrea (2014); Charles M. Helms (2013); Kathy McKenna (2012); Annie W. Woodard (2011); Elmer C. Stainbrook (2010); and Jerald K. Tranzow (2009).
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) November 25, 2015
Not The Onion: Kindergarten Teacher Bans Legos For Boys Citing ‘Gender Equity’ « CBS Seattle https://t.co/U7EuilXNWW
— Steven Pinker (@sapinker) November 25, 2015
Congress is rigged: "The minority in three fourths of the nation never have a shot at electing a representative" https://t.co/deTa6Xjow2
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 25, 2015
— POLITICO (@politico) November 25, 2015
Michael Massing: “News organizations need to…lift the veil off the superrich and lay bare their power and influence” https://t.co/gjlVHhAYy3
— NY Review of Books (@nybooks) November 23, 2015
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) November 24, 2015
The following is an update of ongoing construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Nov. 5:
Palm Coast Parkway Six-Laning is 97 percent done: (Not updated this week.)
Holland Park, 37 percent done: Perimeter sidewalk continues to be formed and poured. The new 8″ water main was installed across Florida Park Drive and the water tap was made. Electrical trenching and conduit installation continues. 8″ water main and 2 hydrants being re-installed per plan. New irrigation system installation continues.
County’s I-95 Interchange Matanzas Woods Reclaim Water, 76 percent done: Retention ponds are being excavated and fill continues for the ramps.
Palm Harbor Parkway Roadway Extension, 32 percent done: The City Fiber Optic cable was removed to allow the demucking to continue north on Forest Grove. The Fiber Optic cable will be replaced when the new force main is installed. Installation of stormwater pipe continues.
Colechester Bridge, 90 percent done: Bridge Deck has been paved and striped and has been reopened. Pedestrian railings are installed, demolition of slope pavement continues. Directional bore of water main almost complete.
North Old Kings Road Extension to Matanzas Woods Parkway, 19 percent done: Asphalt was installed on the new section of roadway adjacent to the old roadway at the intersection of Old Kings Road and Forest Grove.
Island Walk Shopping Center Phase 1, 93 percent done: Water mains behind the Island Doctor and Bealls have been chlorinated for 2nd day bacteriological samples.
Old Kings Road Force Main 50 percent done:: Contractor is working on Force main at the entrance north of spray field.
Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture: Lim Kek-tjiang conducts the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra