Weekend: Partly cloudy throughout with a small chance of thunderstorms Friday, a 50 percent chance Saturday, and 40 percent Sunday, highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 98.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: wayang kulit, n..
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.
Free For All Friday on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes former Clerk of Court Gail Wadsworth as part of a tribute to Judge Kim C. Hammond, who died on July 16, the Chamber of Commerce’s Gretchen Smith, the Tourist Development Council’s Amy Lukasik, and Hannah Blevins, Junior Miss Flagler County. (Miss Flagler 2017 is Daria Tutino, a student at Matanzas High School who’s been taking part in the pageant since she was much younger. See her 2010 and her 2012 entries (when she went by a different name).
Movie Nights by the Surf at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, 5 p.n.: The movie, “Cop and a Half,” 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.
Friday: Dive-In Movie, gates open at 8 p.m., movie at 8:30 p.m. at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Families and friends share fun watching a movie on the giant outdoor movie screen, while floating around in the pool. July’s flick is Sing (PG). Admission is $1. More info: 386-986-4741.
Saturday: Summer Jam Fest, At the G.W. Carver Community Center, 1 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendars and prepare to attend this fun event, sponsored by the George Washington Carver Foundation &Team We Care. This is a back to school event with food and snacks available for purchase. On site will be free health screenings, a bounce house, line dancing, basketball games, and vendors. It is unfortunately and surprisingly not a free event: Admission is $5 per person, or bring a new back pack to donate. Children 5 and under get in free, when accompanied by an adult. Additional Information e-mail: Precious Jones: [email protected].
Saturday: Tour de Palm Coast, leaving at 8 a.m. from Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. (at the back side of Central Park in Town Center). The Tour will take riders along the scenic route of Lehigh Trail behind Epic Movie Theater down to Colbert Lane and back. No registration required. Riders ages 8-adult; please bring water and wear a helmet. More info: 386-986-2323.
Saturday: “Depth,” a new show, opens at Blue Contemporary Art Gallery with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m., at Marvin’s Garden, 4601 E Moody Blvd, unit K-11, in Bunnell. Contact owner and artist Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk by e-mail [email protected]. See a background story on the gallery here.
Saturday: Fifth Annual Play 60 at Flagler Palm Coast High School, 10 a.m. Some 125 children have signed up. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.
Section of St. Joe Walkway to close temporarily for reconstruction
An approximately ½-mile section of St. Joe Walkway – one of Palm Coast’s most popular trails – will be closed beginning Monday, July 24, to allow for reconstruction of the multi-use pathway. The portion to be closed is from eastbound Palm Coast Parkway to the Intracoastal Waterway, in the vicinity of Canopy Walk. Detour signs will be posted for bicyclists and pedestrians, taking them on a nearby trail route to Palm Harbor Parkway and the Hammock Bridge trailhead. Access along the Intracoastal Waterway between Hammock Bridge and Waterfront Park will remain open for now. However, as the project progresses, a portion of that section of the trail will be closed temporarily. The pathway must be reconstructed because it has cracks and damage from tree roots. City of Palm Coast crews will do most of the work, and then the repaving will be done by Halifax Paving. The project is expected to take several weeks. The City of Palm Coast appreciates the patience to trail-users as we complete this important trail reconstruction project. For more information, call Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
Unemployment: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release June unemployment numbers. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
CAMPAIGN REPORTS DUE: Candidates in special elections in Senate District 40 and House District 116 face a Friday deadline for filing campaign-finance reports. Special primary elections in the Miami-Dade County districts will be held July 25.
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The Guardian view on Mosul: the price of revenge | Editorial https://t.co/QV3E03ZJXZ
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 20, 2017
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) July 20, 2017
The United States cannot succeed at regime change in Iran. It should focus on diplomacy instead. https://t.co/e5P7VILTp1
— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) July 20, 2017
Jeff Sessions is making it easier for cops to confiscate private property https://t.co/i9FcN4FxHU
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) July 20, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2017
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 14 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
K.D. Lang: The Mind of Love
- World’s Oldest Violin: Marco Rizzi Performs Schumann’s Sonata No. 2 on a 1566 Amati Violin
- Mark Knopfler on Guitars
- Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor, Performed by the Canadian Brass
- 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?