Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 99 to 103. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Drought Index is at 57.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: morological, 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
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.
The Bunnell City Commission hosts a ribbon-cutting marking the section of Old Brick Road the city voted to protect as a historical landmark. The section, and the ribbon cutting, are on North Railroad Street. The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Railroad Street, directly behind the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Store on US-1. . Although this portion of the original brick pavement is covered in asphalt, it remains in the City of Bunnell.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda: a proposed ordinance that would outright ban medical pot dispensaries within city boundaries, essentially seceding Flagler Beach from the Florida Constitution in that regard. See the full agenda and backup materials here. The material on the medical pot ban is here.
Aldi, the German-based supermarket chain and grocery store, opens its Palm Coast store at 5095 State Road 100, across from the Target shopping center, with a media preview at 8:10 and a public ribbon cutting at 8:25 a.m., which will include an eco-friendly bag distribution, among other perks.
St. Augustine’s Summer Concert Series, in the Plaza de la Constitución, 7 p.m., Park downtown, and come on down rain or shine – the only way you know if it’s cancelled, is to be at the Plaza (or wait for the post on social media). This evening’s concert: Bob & Joline and the Friends of Mine Band, Oldtime Florida & classic folk music.
Flagler County Fire Station 92 – located at the Flagler Executive Airport, 130 Airport Road – will host the first of five blood drives within the county from noon to 5 p.m. July 17. Additional blood drives will be held at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the City of Bunnell, 201 W. Moody Boulevard; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 20 at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Boulevard; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at Palm Coast Fire Department Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway; and, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3. “We are pleased to be part of this event,” said Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito. “Our firefighter-paramedics know what a crucial part of saving lives these blood drives are.” Blood is the only non-manufactured life-sustaining product. It cannot be reproduced. “A few of you may be familiar with our ‘Guns and Hoses’ competitive blood drive,” said Danielle Summa, the Volusia/Flagler OneBlood account representative. “We decided to change it up and make it a community event, now being called ‘Be a Hero.’” Those who donate blood will receive a T-shirt and a wellness check-up that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org.
Colorado Bridge in Palm Coast Closed for reconstruction through mid- to late-September
The Colorado Bridge, on Colorado Drive between Crandell Court and Crampton Court in Palm Coast, will be remain closed through mid- to late-September as reconstruction of the bridge continues. This project is part of the City of Palm Coast’s bridge rehabilitation program. Detours are being provided. Those east of the bridge are using Colechester Lane, and those west of the bridge are using Colorado Drive to access Palm Harbor Parkway. The City of Palm Coast appreciates the continued patience of residents and motorists during this important bridge reconstruction project. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
Members of the Volusia County legislative delegation will discuss the 2017 session during a breakfast meeting of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. The delegation is made up of Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange; Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs; Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton; Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach; Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach; Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast; and Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona. (7:30 a.m., LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach.)
FPL: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including a request from Florida Power & Light about a proposed power plant in Broward County. FPL is asking the commission to waive a requirement that it seek possible alternatives to the proposed plant in Dania Beach. FPL wants to build a natural-gas plant that would replace two aging generating units at the Dania Beach site. (9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will discuss the 2017 legislative session during a meeting of the Lake Helen City Commission. (7 p.m., Lake Helen City Hall, 327 South Lakeview Dr., Lake Helen.)
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The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through June 24 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
- Macklemore Feat Skylar Grey: Glorious
- Edward Luce On the Retreat of Western Liberalism in the Trump Era
- Why Don’t All Instruments Sound The Same?
- Joachim Horsley’s “Beethoven in Havana”: What the Piano Can Do
- Bojan Cicic and Richard Egarr: Giovanni Carbonelli’s Violin Sonata No. 1
- Voyager: The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
- Bohemian Rhapsody: Brooklyn Duo and Ft. Dover Quartet
- Down in the River to Pray: University of Texas Tuba/Euphonium Studio
- Brahms : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Akhil Sharma
- “The Day After” (1983)
- Rui Arayama Performs Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas K.427 & K.455
- Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras
- Angelina Jordan, 10 Years Old Norwegian, Sings the Blues: I Put A Spell On You
- Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Concerto in B Minor for five Recorders Op. 15 Nr. 4, Abateva
- Introduction to Bullshit
- Chopin: 24 Etudes for Piano Op.10 , Op 25, Lukas Genjušas, Piano
- Alike: The Best Short Film Ever
- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Arthur Rubinstein Performs Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
- C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Sonata in F sharp minor, Wq 52 4
- Boccherini: Quintet with Guitar G 448 D-Major
- Jean-Baptiste Poyard Performs Telemann’s Violin Fantasia n°1
- Eudora Welty Reads “A Worn Path”
- Francis Poulenc at the piano
- Antonin Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by Tanja Sonc
- Joseph Haydn’s Symphony Nr. 66 in F major, Herbert Blomstedt, cond.
- 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?