Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Lows around 60. Details here.
Drought Index is at 189.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: procacious, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- 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
–Dan Rather, from an April 7 Facebook post.
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 Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
Rookies’ budget update: Three of the five Flagler County Commissioners–the newest ones–gather for their third and last budget update from the administration in the administrator’s conference room, third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, 1 p.m.
The Bunnell City Commission meets in workshop at 6 p.m. as it reviews its codes. The commission meets again at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting, where the commission is expected to approve mosquito spraying for the rest of the year. It will then conduct the oath of office ceremony for newly elected Commission member John Soowell, who won the seat in an election in March, and for John Rogers, who was elected to his third consecutive term.
Future Problem Solvers: District schools’ dozens of Future Problem Solvers kick off the fund-raising at PC Bike in Palm Coast from 3 to 6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. to signify the official opening of the flamingo flocking season. That’s when people wake up in the morning to find their lawn covered in pink flamingos. That means someone paid to gave the lawn flocked. The flockee can then choose to repeat the “favor” and pick one or more lawns to be flocked, thus raising money to help send 51 Flagler County students to international competition in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Details here.
AARP Tax Assistance through April 15: The AARP Tax-Aide program has nearly 32,000 volunteers staffing 8,500 sites across the United States. These IRS certified volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation service to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. By appointment only, call 386-313-4048. This program will continue through April 15.
Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Annual Picnics and Pops Concert With the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at Town Center: Tickets for the 10th Anniversary event, on May 7 at 6:30 p.m., are $40 for members of the foundation, $45 for the general public, through March 15. After March 15, tickets are $45 and $50, and a table of 10 goes for $450 for members, $500 for the general public. For tickets go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com or call 386-225-4394. See a full flier for the event here.
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will hold a “coffee with your congresswoman” event, 10 a.m., Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant, 1106 East Colonial Dr., Orlando.
Fire service awards: Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who serves as the state’s fire marshal, will present the annual Florida Fire Service Awards during a reception at the Capitol. (5:30 p.m., 22nd floor, the Capitol.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates, parties and political committees face a Monday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through March 31.
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
♦ April 11: The Flagler County School Board holds a special 4:30 p.m. meeting to select the finalists for interviews in the search for a new superintendent. The meeting will be held in training room 3, third floor, at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
♦ April 11: The case of Joseph P. Bova, accused in the execution-style murder of Zuheily Roman Rosado at the Mobil convenience store-gas station on Palm Coast’s State Road 100 in February 2013, is re-opened for a pre-trial appearance before Judge Dennis Craig at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401. Bova’s trial was to have taken place last summer. But his competence to stand trial has remained in question. He is defended by Public Defender Ray Warren.
♦ April 11: Over 25 employers will participate in a Daytona State College job fair slated from 9 a.m. to noon on DSC’s New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus, 940 Tenth St. in New Smyrna Beach. Among them are Synergy Billing, Custom Tube Products Inc., the city of New Smyrna Beach, Harshaw & Associates (Allstate), Dougherty Manufacturing, Visiting Angels, US Foods, Best Western New Smyrna Beach Hotel & Suites, and Seaside Health and Rehabilitation Center. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. Career Services is located in the Wetherell Building (#100), Rm. 205, on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services Department, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379, [email protected]
♦ April 11: Little Picassos, 10-11 a.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Little Picassos is designed to help your little artists, ages 2-5, discover their inner Picasso as they discover own unique style. Children will learn fundamental art concepts by creating a fun and unique work of art. $8; must pre-register by 10 a.m. April 9: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
♦ April 14: Many government offices are closed today for Good Friday.
♦ April 17: The trial of James Albert Taylor, who faces a first-degree felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of an 11-year-old girl, is scheduled for 9 a.m., starting with jury selection, before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig, in Courtroom 401, Flagler County courthouse. A mistrial was declared earlier this month in the case (2014 CF 000043).
♦ April 17: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Civic Case Law: Foreclosure, Law suit litigation, Evictions and Small claims. See the flyer here.
♦ April 18: Season Opening of Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool 2-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (days and hours expand May 27), Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Daily rates and season passes available. More info: 386-986-4741.
♦ April 18: Numerous businesses are participating in a Daytona State College job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lemerand Center on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Participating employers include Volusia County, Boston Whaler, SMA Behavioral Health, Heartland Dental, Silversphere, Thompson Pump and Manufacturing, Florida Health Care Plans, Halifax Health, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and others representing health services, education, banking, insurance, IT, hospitality, manufacturing and public service industries. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. Career Services is located in the Wetherell Building (#100), Rm. 205, on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services Department, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379, [email protected]
♦ April 23: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, are in concert at 3:30 p.m. at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Pkwy, performing works by Gluck, Abel, Bach, and Handel. This concert will also include a special appearance by the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the advanced orchestra from the Flagler Youth Orchestra Program, directed by Sue Cryan. They will play one piece at the beginning of the concert and join together at the end of the concert to perform Handel’s Water Music Overture and the Lady Gaga Fugue. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
♦ April 26: Anyone whose child has died is invited to an informal meeting to consider eventually establishing a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. There are some 650 such chapters across the country. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital Flagler in classrooms A&B. for more information, call John Brady at 610/428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age.
♦ April 26: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. See the flyer here.
♦ April 29: The People’s Climate Movement March, in conjunction with a march scheduled in Washington, D.C., will march locally, meeting at Wadsworth Park at 10 am and marching over the bridge to Veteran’s Park in Flagler Beach, where there we will a rally and speakers sharing a wide variety of issues and information on how to get involved.
♦ May 3: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Criminal Law and Traffic. See the flyer here.
♦ May 15: Free legal clinics: The Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in partnership with the Flagler County Bar Association is proud to present a four part series of legal clinics free of charge. Come out and speak to attorneys who are experts in their respective field of law for free. These clinics will be held at the Flagler County courthouse in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. building #1, Bunnell, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Today’s class: Family Law: Divorce, Name change, Adoption, Domestic Violence Injunctions etc. See the flyer here.
♦ May 16: The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission holds a hearing the the case of Circuit Judge Scott DuPont, who faces several charges of misconduct during his 2016 re-election election campaign. He has admitted wrongdoing. The 9 a.m. hearing is taking place in courtroom 406-7 at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, before a six-member panel: Eugene Pettis, Steven P. DeLuca, Robert Morris, Michele Cummings, Harry Duncanson (a lay member of the commission) and Jerome S. Osteryoung.
Hillary Clinton: US cannot, in one breath, speak of protecting Syrian babies and close America's doors to them https://t.co/9dLV1aWwD9 pic.twitter.com/vLXs51kruf
— CNN (@CNN) April 8, 2017
Donald Trump's air strikes will unleash more than he anticipated https://t.co/OsuwM3ypOY pic.twitter.com/5pqO32dLXZ
— Telegraph Breaking News (@TelegraphNews) April 8, 2017
Americans remain divided on how the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution https://t.co/e18iIMP4UI pic.twitter.com/GWchDbdVNT
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) April 8, 2017
Trump heads to Florida golf club in 15th golf club trip as president https://t.co/UKVwpW99t7 pic.twitter.com/mcCjV4WcWm
— The Hill (@thehill) April 8, 2017
"Resistance school" started at Harvard this week — a course in anti-Trump activism created by progressive students https://t.co/LK9VeiysFe pic.twitter.com/RyvrzJmC9e
— CNN (@CNN) April 8, 2017
"I’ll just put it right out there: Knitting is spooky." https://t.co/FeoHKcGSAf
— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) April 8, 2017
While our ancestors did practice cannibalism, eating other humans just couldn’t compare with taking down a mammoth.https://t.co/fLr5nAsdva
— National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeoMag) April 8, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through March 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Click to access development-march-24-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Sarah Chang Plays Elgar’s Damn Romantic Salut d’amour, Op. 12
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer, cond.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
- Händel: Keyboard Suite HWV 428, Daria van den Bercken, piano
- Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major Hob. XV/25
- Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, Leonard Bernstein
- What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?
- The Corrs: Toss the Feathers
- Peter Falk’s Acceptance Speech for 1972 Emmy, for Colombo
- How Did Beethoven Compose His 9th Symphony After He Went Completely Deaf?
- Ray Chen Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
- The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1,HJ Lim, Piano
- Alicia de Larrocha plays Two Spanish Dances By Granados
- Comparone Plays a Scarlatti Sonata
- C. A. de Beriot, scene de Ballet, Daniel Shindarov, violin, Sergey Silvanskiy, piano
- Johnny Cash: Sunday Morning Coming Down
- Cinema Paradiso: The Main Theme
- Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train
- The Temptations and the Four Tops in a Motown Medley
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason Performs Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Arranged By Tom Hodge
- Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto
- Isaac Albéniz, Suite Iberia, Félix Ardanaz, piano
- 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
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