Today: Partly cloudy all weekend with a 50 percent chance of rain Friday and Saturday, 70 percent Sunday, highs in the lower 90s, lows in the 70s throughout. Details here.
Drought Index is at 76.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Today’s document from the National Archives.
The OED’s Word of the Day: more majorum, adv..
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 Marilyn Crotty, the facilitator hired by Palm Coast government to shepherd through the city’s first comprehensive charter review in 18 years, City Manager Jim Landon, Superintendent Jim Tager, who will talk about the first days of school, Chamber Board Chairman Jimmy Millhollin, who’ll talk about the three short-listed candidates to be chamber president, all starting with a commentery by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on nuking or not nuking North Korea.
Friday In Schools: Grade orientation for 7th graders at Buddy Taylor Middle School, 8:30 a.m., cafeteria.
Friday: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet-and-greet with the three candidates short-listed to be the next president of the chamber, following Rebecca DeLorenzo’s departure in January. The gathering, for Chamber members, is to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber’s board room, 20 Airport Road, Suite C, in Palm Coast.
Friday: The Flagler County Library continues the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Flagler County with a viewing of “The Life of Henry Flagler,” written by Muriel Levy and originally performed in the library in 2007. Based on the Les Standiford book, “The Last Train to Paradise,” the cast includes Ron Pokigo as Henry Flagler, the late Ed Moore as John D. Rockefeller, Phil and Audrey Marcus (he as Flagler’s half brother Dan Harkness and she as his first wife Mary). Flagler’s other wives are played by Anne Nardi and Susie Baird and Dr. Anderson is portrayed by Ken Jones. 2 p.m. 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W., Palm Coast.
Friday: Movies in the Park, 8:30 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Kubo (PG). Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323.
Friday: Opening Celebration for Kascel Therapy, 4:30 p.m. at 3 Cypress Branch Way, Suite 108 C, Palm Coast. Kascel Therapy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapy company providing outpatient clinic and early intervention services. Specialties Include: Feeding Intervention, Handwriting, Sensory, Tai Chi for Health, Music & Movement, and Social Opportunities geared toward client and family interests. The practice is owned by Jennifer Baker.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Jurassic Quest dinosaur exhibit returns to the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (http://www.oceancenter.com/). Jurassic Quest is the largest exhibit of life-size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America. The main dinosaur exhibit features realistic, life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of activities for kids of all ages. Activities include huge T-rex and triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover dinosaur bones, along with face painting, dinosaur crafts, and the Dino Bounce area with several dinosaur-themed inflatable mazes and even dinosaur rides. Admission starts at $18 for children, $29 for children’s VIP admission, $16 for adults and $14 for seniors. Children under 2 are free. Law enforcement and military members and their families save $2 per ticket with identification. Exhibit hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13. For more information, visit www.jurassicquest.com.
Saturday: Two new exhibits open at the Flagler County Art League with an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the League’s galleries, 160 Cypress Point Parkway Suite 207C, Palm Coast, all free and open to the public, with wine, food and fine art: The “Just Photography” exhibit is an open themed show featuring some of the best photographers in the region and their emerging tools and techniques. It will be judged by Anthony Neste. (Awards at 7 p.m.) The Studio Gallery will feature a student exhibit from the Southeast Museum of Photography, including the Youth In Focus Series, featuring the work of Summer Pesiri, a 16-year-old student at Mainland High School. She came to the museum’s attention through her continued involvement with the league’s educational programs over the past three years and has quickly established herself as a nature photographer with a bright future.
Saturday: Mixed martial arts showcase at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (http://www.oceancenter.com/) Breakthrough MMA. This high-energy, mixed martial arts event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $30. Lightweight title fights to welterweight, bantamweight and middleweight fights. For more information, visit www.breakthroughmma.com.
The 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships is held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach. The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach. Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for $1 per hour or $5 per day. The Junior Lifeguard Championship will be Aug. 9, while the adult competitions will take place Aug. 10-12. Events, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., include board races, surf swims, surf boat races, beach flag and rescue races, running relays, iron man and iron woman competitions and a 2K beach run. The much-anticipated beach flags final competition is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:
- Saturday at Winn Dixie off Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday at Winn-Dixie at Flagler Plaza off State Road 100, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday at Epic Theater in Town Center in Palm Coast, from noon to 6 p.m.
For a full list of dates and locations for the bus, go here.
You are Invited to a Senior Focus Group Wednesday, August 30: On behalf of the City of Palm Coast, ElderSource has been asked to facilitate a senior focus group to discuss the development of additional programs for seniors in Flagler County and the function of an expanded community center. As the City looks to its future and plans for a new facility, the City Council thought it would be in the best interest of the project to seek feedback, questions and commentary from the community before the project progressed any further. Any interested persons or parties are invited to attend and participate in this discussion. ElderSource is a non-profit agency designated by the state as the Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida. ElderSource serves as the focal point to which older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and the general public can receive information, referral, assistance and answers on aging issues. The focus group is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the community wing of Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, in Town Center. If you are unable to attend and would like to submit comments, please email
nancy.[email protected] and these will be shared at the meeting.
Flagler County Seeking Veteran of the Year Nominations: The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served the United States with honor, but has used the leadership skills and abilities learned in the military to improve the Flagler County community through selfless volunteer service. If you have a nominee in mind, details are here.
Fiscally constrained counties: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss fiscally constrained counties, which are typically rural counties. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
School construction: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Trust funds: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up issues such as “outlooks” for the Education Enhancement Trust Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and the State School Trust Fund. (Friday, 9:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
The Florida Historical Commission is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 10 a.m., R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)
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Nevermind that was the core recommendation from the president’s own commission. https://t.co/wPhNlqLJgI
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 10, 2017
"It's not easy to find out exactly what Gorka does in the White House for his $155,000 salary." https://t.co/CTIbNJIJM6
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 10, 2017
A brief, terrifying history of America’s nuclear mishaps: pic.twitter.com/WRVvdaKTYv
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 10, 2017
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) August 10, 2017
— Open Culture (@openculture) August 10, 2017
— World Economic Forum (@wef) August 10, 2017
— Michael Orthofer (@MAOrthofer) August 2, 2017
The following is an update of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast, through July 26 (the city administration’s full week in review is here):
Ludovico Einaudi, “Elegy for the Arctic”
- Black Violin at Apollo Amateur Night
- Bach’s Beer Bottles: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1
- Mozart’s Only String Trio, K563
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Ida Haendel, Violin
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Marcus Roberts Trio, Seiji Ozawa, Cond. (2003)
- 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