Today: Breezy. Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight: Breezy…cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening…then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 40 mph becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent. Drought Index is at 231.
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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.
Flagler Restaurant Week continues, as do the county’s Senior Games. See the website.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
The Palm Coast City Council meets for a workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The agenda includes a discussion of a cost-share agreement with the St. Johns River Water Management District, which would pay up to $334,000 to build a flood-control project in Palm Coast’s B Section.
Navy training schedules indicate that live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest on Sept. 12 through 15 starting at 9:15 a.m. each day, with live bombing, and ending between 4 and 6:15 p.m. Expect some rattling. 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.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold a workshop on a strategic plan, a regular board meeting and a hearing on a tentative budget. (Workshop starts at 1 p.m., followed by board meeting, with budget hearing at 5:05 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.)
Renner kick-off: State Rep. Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican seeking re-election in House District 24, is scheduled to hold a campaign kickoff event at 5:30 p.m., Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill, 1848 South Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. Renner faces Democrat Adam Morley in November’s election.
Bowling: Flagler Palm Coast High School meets Pine Ridge, Matanzas High School meets DeLand, both at 3:45 p.m. at Palm Coast Lanes.
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Utility regulators: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues involving electric and water utilities and telecommunications companies. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
Deepwater Horizon: The Gulf Consortium Board of Directors, which works on issues related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will meet. (3 p.m., Hutchinson Island Marriott, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Sept. 17: Salvo Art Gallery at Nature Scapes marks a new show featuring artist Peter Cerreta, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. $10 cover charge. 313 Old Brick Road, Bunnell.
♦ Sept. 17: ZinkZank Art Gallery opens a new show, “Mutable: Temporality and the Fickle Nature of Art Making,” with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery at Marvin’s Garden, 4601 E. Moody Blvd Ste K-11, Bunnell.
♦ Sept. 17-18: Staged Reading of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two,” at the Flagler Auditorium’s Black Box Theatre, directed by Bruce Heighley, a volunteer production to benefit the auditorium’s the Arts in Education Scholarship Fund and Temple Beth Shalom. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets: $29 for adults, $18 for students. Call the Flagler Auditorium, 437-7547, for tickets, or go to flaglerauditorium.org.
♦ Sept. 26: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696, 47 N. Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. The public is welcome.
♦ Sept. 27: Palm Coast will dedicate Frank meeker Field in memory of the late county commissioner and city councilman, at 6 p.m. on Field 3 at Indian Trails Sports Complex. The city will also dedicate a tree in Meeker’s memory on Oct. 4 in Central Park.
♦ Feb. 6: The great violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the 2017 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival with a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. Tickets here.
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Sept. 9 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
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