Today: Cooler. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 70. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s inland…in the mid 50s coast. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.Details here.
Drought Index is at 366.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: Roscius, 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.
Daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Gov. Rick Scott makes his fifth visit to Flagler County in four months, this time to stop in at Vessel Sandwich Company, 213 S. 2nd Street, Flagler Beach, at 3 p.m., to campaign for two programs the Florida Speaker of the House and Flagler County’s own Paul Renner, who represents the county in the House, want to abolish: Visit Florida and Enterprise Flagler, which they consider to be wasting taxpayer dollars without sufficient return on the investment.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. The full agenda is available here.
The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its second major concert of the season, Strings Around the World, at the Flagler Auditorium, at 7 p.m. this evening. The concert features all 350-some student performers in five ensembles, along with a performance by the faculty quartet. Tonight’s concert, highlighting world music, includes compositions from Ghana, England, Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Russia, and of course the United States. See the full program here. Tickets are $6 for those 18 and over, $1 for those younger, with $1 of each adult ticket going to the auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund.
School enrollment: The Education Estimating Conference will discuss enrollment in prekindergarten through 12th grade. (Monday, 10 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Florida’s population: The Demographic Estimating Conference will analyze Florida population numbers. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
♦ Feb. 15: The Flagler County School Board holds a workshop on its superintendent search in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, at 6 p.m.
♦ 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. 17: Movie Nights by the Surf at Veterans Park, 5:30 p.m.: The movie will be shown at dusk, outdoors at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, located at the corner of Moody Blvd. and Highway A1A right across the street from the beach! Admission is free! Be sure to bring your family & friends as well as a blanket. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well as bounce house activities and more.
♦ Feb. 18: Two performances only, at 2:30 and 7 p.m., of “Ms. Jackie’s Bus,” an ordiginal stage play about the challenges of adolescence–from bullying to racism to homosexuality. At the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 North U.S. 1, Ormond Beach, Adults $15, students $12, call the box office at 386/676-3375 and click here for details about the play.
♦ 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.
♦ Feb. 28: Join the Flagler County Education Foundation’s 14th annual Mardi Gras gala at Halifax Plantation, 3400 Clubhouse Drive, Ormond Beach, at 6 p.m. This is one of the foundation’s annual fundraisers. Tickets are $100 per person. Click here to register or call today at 386/437.7526 for event details. Get a chance to talk to Joe Rizzo, the new executive director, and learn more about Flagler county schools.
♦ 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.
— Science News (@ScienceNews) February 12, 2017
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Michael Greenberg on protest and demonstration in the era of Trump https://t.co/L1fdZbA23H
— The New York Review of Books (@nybooks) February 11, 2017
“If I started to wait for moments of inspiration, I would never finish a book.” —Mario Vargas Llosa https://t.co/sXvRSOodp6
— The Paris Review (@parisreview) February 12, 2017
Here’s me trying to do a cartwheel for no reason last year at the age of 80. Pathetic. I’ll try again when I’m 85. pic.twitter.com/zM5STtFaKE
— Alan Alda (@alanalda) February 11, 2017
Here’s me, really happy about winning an EMMY at age 37. pic.twitter.com/MwAkmZtEFT
— Alan Alda (@alanalda) February 11, 2017
This tattoo artist is transforming domestic abuse scars into works of art https://t.co/CqthwTU3lZ
— The Independent (@Independent) February 12, 2017
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):
Johannes Ockeghem: Ave Maria
- Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto, François Leleux and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
- 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