Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 106 to 110. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index is at 26.
The OED’s Word of the Day: reme, v..
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.
In Court: The sentencing of Joseph Milici, accused of robbing a CVS pharmacy in 2011 and selling drugs in 2013, is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center: Council members are expected to decide how to handle the last proposed moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, and approve a contract for concessions, the restaurant and other services at the troubled Palm Harbor Golf Club. Palm Coast Utility Technician Brice Wright will be recognized for taking life-saving measures on behalf of a victim when he drove by a crash on Palm Coast Parkway and Pine Lakes Parkway in mid-June.
The Flagler County School Board meets for a workshop at 1 p.m. in Trainin g Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, when it will discuss safeguards for students using school-issued computers and a potential sale of its old, now buildingless-property at Corporate One. It will also discuss its legislative priorities. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in board chambers, when it is expected to approve an amendment to Superintendent James Tager’s contract that spells out bonus incentives.
Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is Flagler Education Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Historic bus trip: Join local author Bill Ryan to learn about historic and interesting county sites on the monthly bus trip sponsored by the Flagler County Historical Society. The bus leaves from the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person which does not include lunch at The Bull Creek Fish Comp. To make reservations please call 386-439-5003.
Blood donations on the Big Red Bus:
- Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: The Post Office on Pine Cone Drive, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Publix on Belle Terre Parkway, 4950 Belle Terre, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at Island Walk, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix in the Hammock, 5415 North Oceanshore (A1A0, from 11 a.m. to 5 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.
GOP primary: A special primary election will be held for Republican candidates in Orange County’s House District 44, which became open when former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, was appointed as an appeals-court judge. The Republican candidates are Usha Jain, John Newstreet, Robert Olszewski and Bruno Portigliatti. The special general election is Oct. 10.
General revenue: The Revenue Estimating Conference will update estimates for state general revenue, which plays a critical role in helping pay for education, health and criminal-justice programs. (9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
Economic development initiative: Northwest Florida political and business leaders will announce an economic-development initiative dubbed the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone. Among the leaders taking part in the announcement will be Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee; Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello; and Rep. Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee. (10:45 a.m., Georgia-Pacific, 12995 Florida 65, Hosford.)
Nuclear power costs: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on nuclear-project costs. A key part of the hearing likely will focus on a Florida Power & Light plan to continue pursuing a crucial license for two proposed nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade County and then pausing for what could be years before making decisions about whether to move forward with the project. The utility is asking the Public Service Commission to allow it to recoup costs from customers in the future for the licensing and other expenses. (1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
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Analysis: These are the three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America — and might spread again today https://t.co/s3Ax70Ce6w
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 14, 2017
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 14, 2017
— Open Culture (@openculture) August 14, 2017
The White House’s ethnonationalism is so retrograde that it had already been refuted more than a century ago. https://t.co/GXkDAwgD4t
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) August 13, 2017
In 2017, the one thing every digital-native news outlet needs is a newsletter (not an app) https://t.co/bh0DzSXuL0
— Nieman Lab (@NiemanLab) August 13, 2017
"We are dealing with really profound problems." https://t.co/OD7lYRhDBx
— Science News (@ScienceNews) August 13, 2017
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) July 21, 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):
Nikolai Kedrov: Otche Nash (Our Father)
- 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