Today: Cooler…cloudy. Slight chance of showers and patchy drizzle in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 406.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: longinquity, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- 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
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“Dickens was a champion of capital punishment, applauded the cannonballing of mutinous sepoys, thought Negro suffrage preposterous, recommended imprisonment for bad language, and flogging for bigamy, and was a convinced and passionate sexist.”
–Martin Amis, from The War Against Cliché
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 at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will hear an update on law enforcement in Palm Coast and is expected to approve on second reading the rezoning of a 29-acre parcel in Matanzas Woods that will be turned into a gated community mirroring some of the neighborhoods in Grand Haven. The developer, Jim Cullis, is the same for both. Council members are also expected to approve a nine-month moratorium on medical marijuana businesses in the city.
The Flagler County School Board is scheduled to hold a “retreat”–essentially, a workshop–at Cattleman’s Hall at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 650 County Road R 13 in Bunnell. The web notice of that retreat, however, did not include the location of the meeting, and is therefore in violation of the open meetings law in the state. (A notice of the meeting with its location appeared on a bulletin board at the Government Services Building and in the Dec. 14 News-Journal.) As of 9:40 a.m., the board still intended to hold its noon meeting. The board is also scheduled to hold a 5 p.m. workshop and a 6 p.m. meeting in board chambers at the Government Services Building.
Historic Bus Tour: Learn about historic and interesting Flagler County sites with local author Bill Ryan as your guide. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from the Holden House, 206 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person which does not include lunch at Bull Creek Fish Camp. To make reservations or for more information call 386-439-5003.
Flagler County’s indefatigable Centennial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center behind the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Discussions about food trucks, t-shirts, the main event and spending.
Rotary Club’s Annual Fantasy Lights Festival: It is open each night in December from 6:30 p.m. to 9. Entry into the park is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds from the event go back into community projects funded by Rotary.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel.
Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will host a press holiday breakfast and hold a media availability at 9 a.m., Senate president’s office, the Capitol.
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
♦ Dec. 21: Rep. Paul Renner and Sen. Travis Hutson, who form Flagler County’s legislative delegation, will host the annual delegation meeting in board chambers at the Government Services Building in Bunnell to hear concerns and legislative wish-lists from local officials and residents, ahead of the 2017 legislative session. To get on the agenda, call 386/446-7644.
♦ Dec. 22: The All Flagler Democratic Club meets at the Palm Coast Community Center, 7-8:30pm. The first hour is devoted to a presentation featuring three losing Demovcratic candidates for office in the last election, who will speak on the theme of “What I learned Running For Office.” The discussion is moderated by Merrill Shapiro, and features Bill McCullough, who ran for a congressional seat, Doug Courtney, who ran for Clerk of Court, and John Brady, who ran for mayor of Palm Coast. The presentation will be followed by the business portion of the meeting. The public is invited regardless of party registration. Questions: call Sheila Zinkerman, interim president, at 904/451-0301. (See background on the previous meeting here.)
♦ Dec. 24: Musicians gather to play in remembrance of James Gamble Rogers IV, a renowned folk singer, entertainer and storyteller who gave his name to the Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, where this event takes place, from 2 to 5 p.m. 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 pavilion. Meet other musicians, practice or just have fun listening.
♦ Jan. 1: Start the new year off with a guided nature walk on the beautiful Joe Kenner Nature Trail at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Gather at 11 a.m. What better way to begin 2017 than hiking the 3/4 mile nature trail as it meanders through the park’s gorgeous maritime hammock and scrub plant communities? The hike will last an hour and a half. All ages welcome. You can register for this program on Eventbrite.com.
♦ Jan. 7: Daytona State College Enrollment Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wetherell Center (Bldg. 100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Students can take advantage of the one-stop events to complete everything from admission to registration and have a chance to win a $350 scholarship (Dec. 10 only) for a free class from the Daytona State Foundation. Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule.
♦ Jan. 21 and 22: Flagler County Home and Lifestyle Show, the annual event and fund-raiser for Flagler Technical Institute, the adult education division of the school district, takes place at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
♦ 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.
♦ Feb. 8: Jonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a pre-trial at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously.
♦ March 7: Bunnell and Flagler Beach hold their municipal elections.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Dec. 2 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-palm-coast-dec-2.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
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- Hillary Hahn Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor
- J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243, Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
- Between The Lines: Speaking With Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Mendelssohn’s Violin Sonata in F Minor, Performed by Shunske Sato, violin, and Shuann Chai, piano
- Pinchas Zukerman Plays the Polonaise in D Major by Henryk Wieniawski
- Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1, Lang Lang at the Piano
- Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony nº 4, Performed by the Spanish RTV Orchestra, Walter Weller, cond.
- Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone, Performed by Joe Alessi
- Boris Berezovsky plays Medtner’s Piano Sonata No.1
- Medieval Music: Les Compagnons du Gras Jambon
- Robert Caro on Robert Moses
- Leonidas Kavakos Discusses the Beethoven Violin Sonatas
- Palestrina: Missa Brevis
- D.H. Lawrence: Coldness in Love
- S.L. Weiss: A Presto, Bernhard Hofstötter, lute
- Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto, Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
- Josquin des Prez: La déploration sur la mort de Johannes Ockeghem, Performed by Vox Luminis
- The Life and Times of Donald J. Trump: A Feature Film Set to Pink Floyd’s The Wall
- A Year By Year Animated History of Europe, in 10 minutes
- Bob Dylan: Don’t Think Twice‘
- Alexis Weissenberg Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat, K 271, Second Mvt.
- Marshall McLuhan, W.H. Auden and Buckminster Fuller Debate the Virtues of Modern Technology and Media (1971)
- Christoph Graupner’s Entrata, GWV 453
- Bach and Vivaldi: Concertos for flute and strings, Anna Fusek & Capella Anna
- 1966 Junior Wells sings live the 1959 classic “What’d I Say”
- Vittorio Monti’s Czardas played by The Kanneh-Masons Children
- Paolo Restani plays Mendelssohn’s Capriccio Brillante op. 22 for piano and orchestra
- Pentatonix and Dolly Parton: Jolene
- J.S. Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245, Performed by Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, dir.
- Saving Private Ryan: How Steven Spielberg Constructs a Battle Scene
- How to Read Sheet Music in Two Minutes Flat
- 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
- Eight Writers on Facing the Blank Page
- Artistic Statement
- Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Complete), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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- John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984)
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