Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s inland… Around 90 coast. South winds 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Heat index readings 101 to 105. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s fire danger is moderate. Flagler County’s Drought Index is at 298.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: agon, n..
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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.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will decide on a maximum property tax rate for 2017, higher than which it may not go once it actually sets the tax rate in September. The council will also consider its 2017 legislative priorities–which do not include a statewide de-criminalization of small amounts of pot possession, contrary to some council members saying they’d favor that approach rather than a county-based approach.
The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop to discuss its 2016-17 budget, in Training Room 3 at the Government Services Building, third floor, 9 a.m.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board meets after holding committee meetings. The board is expected to discuss issues such as a 2016-2017 tentative budget. (Committee meetings start at 9 a.m., followed by full board, district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)
NAACP Town Hall on violence: NAACP branch president Linda Sharpe-Matthews is a former New York city police officer and emphasizes that the meeting is not anti-police. FCSO is taking part in the event which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church at 75 Pine Lakes Path in Palm Coast. Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre is expected to attend.
Proposal to De-Criminalize Pot Possession Again Teetering as Flagler Council Nears Verdict: Flagler County’s attempt to adopt a civil citation program that would decriminalize the first-time possession in small amounts has approximated the highs and lows of a roller-coaster, if not of a person experiencing the highs and lows of drug use.
Mystery Woman Killed, 2 Palm Coast Residents Injured in Motorcycle Collision On US1: A woman on foot was killed in a collision with a motorcycle on U.S. 1 in Bunnell, near the entrance to the Atlantis center–across from the Church on the Rock–Sunday morning. Authorities have been unable to identify her: she had no identification on her, and the Rapid-ID system used in an attempt to find her identity was negative.
Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor Of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview: In this race, the vote on Aug. 30 is not a primary: it is, in fact, the deciding election, because no Democrats or independents are running. Whoever wins on Aug. 30, even if by less than 50 percent, will be the Supervisor for the next four years. Because it is the deciding election, all registered voters, regardless of affiliation, may cast a vote in this contest on Aug. 30 (or in early voting).
Chris Sousa, 21, Matanzas Graduate and Driven Entrepreneur, Struck and Killed by Car in Ormond Beach: Chris Sousa, a Palm Coast resident of Island Estates and a 2013 graduate of Matanzas High School, was killed early this morning when a vehicle struck him in Ormond Beach.
Latest Florida Newspaper Layoffs Claim Lloyd Dunkelberger of Tallahassee and Recount Fame: Reporters will be replaced, if at all, by younger, cheaper bodies who have not necessarily been taught the difference between putting bylines on news releases and honest reporting.
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Adam Putnam addresses sheriffs: The Florida Sheriffs Association will continue its annual conference, with speakers expected to include Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. The association also will hold an evening banquet. (Events start at 7:30 a.m., Putnam scheduled to speak at noon, Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr., Orlando.)
Kosher foods in prison: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a long-running battle about offering kosher food to religiously observant inmates in Florida prisons. The U.S. Department of Justice has sought to force the Florida Department of Corrections to offer kosher food. (9 a.m., Federal Justice Building, 99 N.E. Fourth St., Miami.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ July 14: The Flagler County Democrats host a candidate forum featuring all mayoral and Palm Coast City Council candidates , from 6 to 8 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1 in Palm Coast. The event is free and open to all. For additional information, call 386/283-4883.
♦ July 16: North Florida Open Chess Championship, $1,000 total purse. Ramada Inn I-95 & 9150 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville. Three Sections: Open, U1550 and U900. Prizes: $1000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 35 (paid entries). Cash prizes for best players U2000, U1800 & U1200. 5SS (5 rounds of games) 1st Round G/45;d5 all other rounds are G/55min + d5sec. $45 Walk-up Registration $35 Online price. Players in grades K-12 $25. Register here. Details here. The tournament director for this event will be our own Steve Lampkin.
♦ July 18: The trial of Anna Pehota, 77, who faces a second-degree murder charge over the alleged killing of her husband in the Hammock in September 2015, is scheduled to begin with jury selection.
♦ July 22: The latest pre-trial hearing in the case of Florida v. Kimberle Weeks is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Weeks now faces nine third-degree felony counts, down from 12, stemming from allegations that she illegally recorded various individuals in her capacity as supervisor of elections and in her private life. Weeks resigned that post in January 2015.
♦ July 23: The annual Back to School Jam, where families can get $5 backpacks, find their bus routes and location, help with access to the district’s computerized records-keeping system, meet with innumerable coordinators and directors of after-school activities and programs and a lot more, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flagler Palm Coast High School, in the gym.
♦ July 23: Midnight fishing on the Flagler Beach pier, from midnight Saturday to 6 a.m. $6 per person. Register at the pier.
♦ July 25: The Plantation Bay Utility Customers Community meets at 6 p.m. at Club de Bonmont, 300 Plantation Bay Drive, Ormond Beach.
♦ July 20: The Flagler League of Cities, a gathering of the county’s mayors, meets at noon at Flagler Beach City Hall.
♦ July 30: Solar Plunge to benefit the Flagler Beach National Flight Academy Scholarship. Registration will be $10 per person and includes a t-shirt and goody bag. Late registration will be from 7:30- 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Park followed by The Plunge at 8:45 a.m. After the Plunge enjoy music in the park and light refreshments.
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Today Israel passed the contentious anti-NGO bill into law, despite massive criticism both in Israel and abroad.https://t.co/nM7vvEFggn
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) July 11, 2016
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Fact-Checking the Knaves:
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 15 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Cremaine Booker Performs Barber’s Adagio for Strings, By Himself in a Four-Cello Arrangement
Cremaine Booker, who calls himself The Cello Guy, wrote on his Facebook page: “With all the recent stuff that has happened in society, it has really taken a toll on me mentally/emotionally. My heart is hurting and there’s nothing I can really say. So since music is the thing I know best I figured I’d just play. Here’s a bit of Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber.” The video has been viewed 1.5 million times on Facebook as of July 10.
- Juan Diego Florez: Besame Mucho
- Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Aaron Copland Conducts His Own Fanfare For The Common Man, After Leonard Bernstein Gives a Brief Lecture on American Music
- President Warren G. Harding’s Erotica
- Anaïs Nin Reads from her Diary
- Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, Murray Perahia, Piano
- Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74. Anna Paulová at the Clarinet
- Charles Dickens in 10 Minutes
- Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, for Soprano and Alto, With Les Talens Lyriques
- Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, Together, Live, in 1972
- J.S.Bach’s Fantasia and Fuge in G Minor BWV 542, John Scott at the Organ
- Schubert’s Piano Sonata No 20 D 959 in A major Performed by Alfred Brendel
- Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Orchestre de Paris, Chen Reiss, Matthias Coerne
- Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Moscow Virtuosi
- Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K 450, Robert Levin, cond.
- How Disney Cartoons Were Made
- Chopin’s Piano Concerto Nr. 2, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras at the Piano
- Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
- Hilary Hahn plays Ernst’ s Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig, Op. 26
- Telemann’s Fantasia for Solo Violin in B-Flat Major, Cynthia Freivogel on the Baroque Violin
- John Field: Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor
- Respighi’s Pines of Rome
- Schostakovich’s Best Waltz, for Guitars
- Happy Birthday Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind
- Eugen d’Albert: Klavierstücke op. 5, Performed by Koji Attwood
- Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light, a Movie on his 93rd Birthday (He Died in 2004)
- Wilhelm Kempff, Schumann’s Papillons Op. 2 Parts 1 and 2
- Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Performed by Evgeni Koroliov
- Mozart at His Most Bach-Like: The Piano Suite in C Major, K 399
- Bach’s Keyboard Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825, Performed by Daniel de Borah
- Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777): Concerto for Alto Trombone
- Scott Joplin’s Solace performed by Phillip Dyson
- Handel’s Water Music and Music For The Royal Fireworks On Period Instruments, Conducted by Hervé Niquet
- Dmitri Shostakovich’s Romance
- Domenico Zippoli: Pastorale for Organ, Performed by Gilberto Guarino
- Prince’ Darling Nikki, the Song That Got Tipper Gore Horny for a Rating System
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic (1976)