Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s, lows in the 70s. 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.
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- 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
“This terror of being written off prematurely (like being buried alive) makes it difficult to write about a medical condition that may linger and get worse slowly for decades while you try to go about your life like a normal person. People say, in all kindness, “Hey, you look terrific,” which leaves you wondering what they were expecting, or how you looked the last time you saw them. They seem taken aback that you are around at all. The first time you hear or read a casual reference to “healthy persons,” it is a shock to realize that you are permanently disqualified for that label. And then you realize-even more shocking-that you’re the only one who’s shocked. Everyone else has adjusted, reassigned you, and moved on. Even if you feel fine, you walk around in an aura of illness.”
–Michael Kinsley, from “Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide” (2016).
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.
Senator Travis Hutson and Representative Paul Renner are the guest speakers for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s Common Ground Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:45AM and the presentation starts at 8AM. Cost for Chamber members is $25 with advance registration and payment or $35 the day of the event. Guests may attend for $35 with advance registration and payment or $45 the day of the event. Reservations are due July 24 by 5PM. Call to reserve your seat, or with questions 437.0106.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Its agenda includes a second reading of an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries anywhere in town. Commissioners voted 3-2 on first reading to adopt the ban, triggering much opposition. The commission will also consider several budget-related items, including setting a proposed property tax rate ceiling.
- Countering 70% of Its Own Voters, Flagler Beach Prepares to Ban Medical Pot Dispensaries Outright
- Hypocrites on Crack
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm. The first 90 minutes are set aside for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 pm. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all meetings. FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club’s web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com or email the president at [email protected]
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: The Dunehoppers, Blusegrass, folk, old-time.
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.
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.
Communications tax: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the communications-services tax and gross-receipts tax. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
UF Trustees: The University of Florida Board of Trustees and the board’s Committee on Educational Policy and Strategic Initiatives will meet. (10:30 a.m., University of Florida, 123 Tigert Hall, Gainesville.)
Importance of libraries: State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is expected to discuss the importance of reading and libraries during a closing party for a library summer learning program. (3 p.m., South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.)
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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Charles Fourier thought men would grow tails. Meet the founders of America’s utopian experiments https://t.co/1rQprVt1tC
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) July 20, 2017
How was L.B.J. able to pass the Great Society? One of his secrets was serving deer meat to members of Congress. https://t.co/mwYxL17fhP
— The New Yorker Radio (@NewYorkerRadio) July 17, 2017
For @TeenVogue, I spoke w/the @ACLU's Neema Singh Guliani ab surveillance & how the gov't can get your personal info https://t.co/1MIOXCu2bx
— Emma Sarran Webster (@emmawebsta) July 20, 2017
Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' is a masterpiece, says @OrrChris https://t.co/qk5pYrSQ79 pic.twitter.com/1CuaeIvyOJ
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) July 21, 2017
Disney's failure to find an Arab Princess Jasmine shows the dire state of diversity in film, says @nehashah_ https://t.co/txVNNzUyjJ pic.twitter.com/jvWTPOijo5
— New Statesman (@NewStatesman) July 21, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
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):
Click to access development-july-14-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Wynton Marsalis takes the Horn Challenge
- Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Afiara Quartet
- 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?
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