Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening…then partly cloudy with slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Details here.
Drought Index is at 186.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Local Media Recap
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime Reports
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- 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.
Today through Sept. 30, traffic-ticket and other court collection-fee amnesty: Residents can pay their court debts with a 40 percent discount on what fees they may owe to collection agencies. Click on the link for details.
In Court: The non-jury trial of John J. Schenone, 21, of Palm Coast, begins at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman. Schenone is accused of molesting the 11-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend, and faces a capital felony charge as well as two first degree felony charges.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building. The agenda includes commissioners’ expected approval of two grants totaling just over $10 million for the construction of a runway extension at the Flagler County Airport, and a $12 million bid award to Halifax Paving to actually build the extension. The commission is also expected to approve a ranking of lands that could be added to the county’s inventory of environmentally sensitive lands. The commission will also approve the 2017 special taxing rates for several districts, including Daytona North, the Malacompra and Marineland drainage basins, and Espanola.
Sports: FPC meets Father Lopez (boys) in golf at 3:30 p.m. at the Cypress Knoll Golf Course, Matanzas meets Palatka (girls) at 4:30 p.m. at Palm Harbor Golf Course.
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will attend a campaign rally in Southwest Florida. (3 p.m., Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Sept. 21: The Flagler Department of Juvenine Justice Council meets at 9 a.m. in room 3B (third floor), Government Services Building.
♦ Sept. 22: Free Palm Coast Business & Professional Network Meet-Up Breakfast: Palm Coast Business and Professional Network is a membership based organization. The organization generates 2,000 leads (prospective clients) per year for its members. Membership affords multitudes of other benefits. As a guest, you are are allowed to attend one free breakfast session to learn about the group, how the meetings are run, meet the members, and learn about membership benefits. There is no cost to attend this session, but you can only attend once unless you decide to become a member. No walk-in attendance for guests. You must call in advance and get confirmed to attend. Call: 386-447-5870.
♦ Sept. 25: Pastor Gillard S. Glover has invited the community for “Family and Friends Day,” starting at 10 a.m., at First Church – 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. “It will be a wonderful occasion with members reaching out with care and concern, and for partaking in a repast, which will be prepared,” organizers say. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at 386-446-5759.
♦ 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.
♦ Oct. 8-9: The Florida Agricultural Museum will host the seventh annual Pellicer Creek Raid on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. Approximately 150 infantry, artillery, and cavalry troops will be demonstrating military life in Florida circa 1864. Parades will take place at noon and battles at 1 p.m. on both days of the event. During the rest of the program, the re-enactors’ historic camps will be open to the public. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, please contact the Florida Agricultural Museum at (386) 446-7630 or [email protected] The museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.
♦ Sept. 28: Twitter automation done right: Mark Woods, the king of Social Media Automation, is offering his comprehensive, hands-on Twitter Automation workshop for a second time in September by popular demand. Cost is $79 to attend. Limited Seats available. Advance RSVPs required. Call 386-445-4153 (9 to 5, M-F). The event is at 389 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. More details here.
♦ Oct. 21: Florida’s and Flagler’s September unemployment num,bers are released at 10 a.m.
♦ Nov. 5-6: Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and Food Festival in Flagler Beach.
♦ Nov. 8: Flagler Fun Coast Bed Race, with Nov. 9 as rain date, In Flagler Beach.
♦ 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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Fact-Checking the Knaves:
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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- Martha Argerich Performs Bach’s Partita No 2, BWV 826
- Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 104, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
- Su Meng: Paganini’s Caprice no 24 on Guitar
- Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale
- Brasil Guitar Duo: João Luiz e Douglas Lora
- Branford Marsalis: A Full Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1999
- Bach Partita BWV 831 in B minor, Céline Frisch, Harpsichord
- Mozart: Piano concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K 595, Trevor Pinnock and Maria João Pires
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- Artistic Statement
- Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Complete), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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- John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984)
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- Arthur Rubenstein Performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
- The Last Bookstore
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- Leonard Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
- The Minnesota Orchestra in Cuba
- Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830, Edward Neeman, Piano
- Festival Next Generation 2015: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
- James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)
- Philadelphia Orchestra Performs La Marseillaise
- J.S.Bach’s Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064, Julia Fischer Leading
- Cremaine Booker Performs Barber’s Adagio for Strings, By Himself in a Four-Cello Arrangement
- 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 Lecture
- 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.
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- Chopin’s Piano Concerto Nr. 2, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras at the Piano