Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 402.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: scrimption, n..
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- First Light
- 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
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.
Daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
The Palm Coast City Council continues its workshop on its Strategic Action Plan, essentially a blueprint of the coming budget priorities as the council sees them. The council first discussed the matter on Jan. 10, then in an extended workshop last Friday, continuing it to today, 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
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. On Dec. 13, the court ordered his $100,000 bond reinstated. Canales posted bond on that day and was released.
Superwash Express, the car wash on 110 Cypress Point Parkway, marks its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. at the new business. The public is invited.
Mostly useless information: Jules Verne, whose books have been circulated, translated and read almost as much as the Bible, was born on this day in 1828. He would make a single, brief trip to the United States, going from New York to see Niagara Falls and back in a matter of days, before boarding a ship back to Europe, though several of his novels, among them “North Versus South” (on the Civil War) and “From the Earth to the Moon” were set in the United States. The Boy Scouts of America organization is founded on this day in 2010. The Boy Scouts (“A Scout Is Equal”) less than two years ago finally lifted its ban on gay men and youths, and only last month said it would accept transgender people based on the gender listed on their application, not their birth gender.
Records exemption in murder cases: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 111), filed by Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, that would create a public-records exemption for information that would identify witnesses in murder cases. The bill would make the information exempt from disclosure for two years after murders are witnessed. (9 a.m.)
Governor’s spending plan: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will review Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. (Agriculture & Natural Resources, 9 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Transportation & Tourism, 9 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Government Operations & Technology, 1 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Health Care, 1 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Higher Education, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol. Also, Justice, 3:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida: The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee will take up a proposal (PCB CCS 17-01) that, in part, would eliminate Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, has been an outspoken critic of such programs. (1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Higher education: The Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will take up two bills (SB 2 and SB 4), filed by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, that would lead to wide-ranging changes in the state’s higher-education system, including an expansion of Bright Futures scholarships, block tuition for universities, stronger requirements for students to graduate on time and a program to attract high-quality faculty. (2 p.m.)
Craft distillers: The Senate Regulated Industries Committee will consider a proposal (SB 166), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would make a series of regulatory changes to help craft distillers. (2 p.m.)
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take up a series of issues, including an update on congressional issues such as federal fisheries. (8:30 a.m., Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.)
Medical pot: The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use will continue a series of workshops about carrying out a November constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana in the state. (9 a.m., Florida Department of Health, Tampa Branch Laboratory, 3602 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. Also, 6 p.m., Orange County Health Department, 6102 Lake Ellenor Dr., Orlando.)
The Florida Communities Trust Governing Board will meet. (9 a.m., Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Feb. 10: The Flagler County School Board holds a special meeting to discuss the selection process of the next superintendent, 8 a.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
♦ Feb. 16: Business After Hours, sponsored by the Flagler Chamber, combined with a grand opening at CenterState Bank, 175 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 5:30 p.m. This event is designed to bring together members of the business community in a fun filled atmosphere, to encourage networking and interaction, while enjoying delectable food and drink. Contact: Tiffany Edwards, 386-206-0955.
♦ Feb. 23: County Administrator Craig Coffey is the speaker at the Flagler Chamber’s Common Ground Breakfast Series at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. $20 for members in advance. Email [email protected] or go here for more information. Details here and here.
♦ March 3: Flagler Beach’s 10th Annual Pinewood Derby Race, as part of Flagler Beach’s First Friday. Awards will be presented for the fastest and most creative designed cars in the adult and children’s categories. Get your kit and then… Design it, build it, race it. Rules are here, and your registration form is here.
♦ March 4: First of two kayaking trips organized by Flagler County’s Centennial Committee, this one, the Haw Creek paddle, is scheduled for launch at 9 a.m. from Russell Landing County Park. Registrations are needed in advance and registrations for the trip close on February 20th. The registration is $15 and each person registering will get a competition style tee shirt commemorating the County’s Centennial. When kayakers arrive at Bull Creek Park a special lunch will be offered for participants who opt for the $11 lunch. Registration for both trips, instructions and detailed directions can be found on the www.flaglercounty.org website or on facebook at www.facebook.com/FlaglerCountyCentennial. Interested kayakers can contact the committee at [email protected]. The second trip is planned for a 9 a.m. launch Saturday April 22 from Longs Landing City Park.
♦ March 7: Bunnell and Flagler Beach hold their municipal elections.
♦ March 22: The boy Scouts Council holds its Golden Eagle Dinner at 6 p.m. at Hammock Beach Resort, honoring Bob Cuff, now a Palm coast City council member.
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through Jan. 13 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Eubie Blake in Berlin, 1972, Plays Charleston Rag
- John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Three Bach Cantatas: BWV 113, BWV 179 and BWV 199
- David Letterman: The First Show, Feb. 1, 1982
- Roy Eldridge, 1957
- Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers: A Night In Tunisia (1958)
- T. Paige: Put The God Things First (sic.)
- Dick Cavett Interviews Janis Joplin, Gloria Swanson, Margot Kidder, Dave Meggyesy
- Theodor Adorno and the Critique of Capitalism: An Introduction
- Narciso Yepes in Concert, 1979, 10-string Guitar
- Keith Jarrett: Solo Concert, Tokyo, 1984
- What Is Woman?
- Poem Op.41, No.4 by Zdenek Fibich
- Watch a Performance of a Scarlatti Sonata on the Oldest Surviving Piano
- Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
- Thirty Minutes of Bud Powell
- The Exquisite Billy Evans Plays My Foolish Heart
- Buxtehude’s Toccata in D, BuxWV 155, Performed By (the Slightly Mannered) Nathan Laube
- What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years? A Ted Talk
- 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 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.
- Martha Argerich Performs Bach’s Partita No 2, BWV 826
- Su Meng: Paganini’s Caprice no 24 on Guitar