Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 70. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. 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 117.
The OED’s Word of the Day: peerie, adj. and 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
- Editor’s Tweets
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
Trump thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely fucked-up mind.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 17, 2017
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.
All Flagler County schools are offering free meals to all students today and the rest of the week, by order of the United States Department of Agriculture, and as a consequence of Hurricane Irma.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to discuss City Manager Jim Landon’s contract and set up a timeline for an executive search firm request for proposal.
In Court: Erin Vickers, 23, the Palm Coast woman facing 49 charges related to sex crimes against children, goes on trial, with jury selection completed Monday. The trial is expected to take two days. Vickers is going on trial on the first of the 49 charges—the alleged tape of her own daughter, who was 1 year old when the alleged assault took place on Feb. 26, 2015. Vickers since that winter has been held without bond at the Flagler County jail. Her case is intricately tied to that of Paul Dykes, 20, who also faces eight charges of raping a child about the same age as Vickers’s—he has a child of his own, but his parental rights were terminated by court order in March 2016—among the 41 charges that have been filed against him. He is not expected to go on trial until later this year or early next year. The trial takes place before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
The Flagler County School Board holds an informational workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, then a 6 p.m. meeting in board chambers downstairs. Board members will get a Hurricane Irma update as well as an update on a facilities grant to upgrade the Flagler Auditorium. At the 6 p.m. meeting, the administration will request approval for $650,000 stadium repairs at Flagler Palm Coast High to replace lights and do some painting, and $750,000 air conditioning replacements or upgrades at Indian Trails Middle and Bunnell Elementary.
The Palm Coast Planning & Land Development Regulation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board will consider approving a future land use map amendment to turn 109 acres of formerly county land into Palm Coast residential-medium density zoning, accommodating up to 615 homes. The land is 1,400 feet north of Roberts Road, east of Colbert Lane. See the city’s staff report here. The board will also consider recommending new zoning for pharmacies and medical pot dispensaries, limiting the potential dispensaries to three zones. See the map here. Once the planning board deals with the matter, the council will take it up, though the council is not bound by the planning board’s vote.
The Bunnell Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall at 201 West Moody Boulevard.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet and then hold a hearing on a tentative 2017-2018 budget. Meeting at 4:30 p.m., budget hearing at 5:05 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, or Maitland Service Center, 601 South Destiny Dr., Maitland.
AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation’s first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
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 Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink 5K run/walk. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
The Palm Coast Senior Games are on all week click here for details.
Reminder, we're collecting donations of non-perishable foods at ALL our campuses this week. pic.twitter.com/ECaRYXDzMB
— Flagler Schools (@FlaglerSchools) September 18, 2017
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.
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, is slated to speak during a breakfast event of the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors. (8 a.m., The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.)
Disaster recovery: The offices of state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will help open a disaster recovery center and “insurance village” for people affected by Hurricane Irma. (8 a.m., Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville.)
Rear Admiral Babette “Bette” Bolivar, commander of the Navy Region Southeast, will speak to the Economic Club of Florida. (Noon, FSU Alumni Center, 1030 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)
Public defender discusses death penalty: Andy Thomas, the public defender in the 2nd Judicial Circuit, is scheduled to discuss the death penalty during a meeting of Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty. The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty and Wakulla counties. (7 p.m., Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, O’Brien Hall, 900 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
To include your event in this section, please fill out this form.
Trump visits UN: As a global leader, can the US do more with less? https://t.co/Q1L6uyYhk7 pic.twitter.com/qMgHrbYhcL
— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) September 19, 2017
While Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico are under threat from #HurricaneMaria … signs it will recurve away from U.S. East coast. pic.twitter.com/LOh9290Lli
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) September 18, 2017
WARNING: Don't read the below article if science & facts bother you. Oh, and #HurricaneMaria is now a Category 3. https://t.co/2kkiR0P4ys
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 18, 2017
Donald Trump's unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows I Analysis by Chris Cillizza https://t.co/LKhDPyitop pic.twitter.com/WAgV0avWSd
— CNN (@CNN) September 18, 2017
67% of Americans now say that they get at least some of their news on social media https://t.co/bz2ho2BKZD
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) September 18, 2017
"The film appears to oblivious to the horrors of British colonialism" https://t.co/dQWWGPltEJ
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) September 19, 2017
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Updates of ongoing permitting, construction and development projects in Palm Coast usually run here, along with a link to the city’s Week in Review. But the Week in Review, under the guise of being modernized, has become flashier and power-point like while becoming less substantive and dumbed down. We may or may not link to it in future.
Road and Interstate Construction:
Fandango, by Antonio Soler
- Frescobaldi: Toccata in G, Magdalena Baczewska, harpsichord
- Willie Nelson: Full Concert, Woodstock, 1999
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain
- Mozart’s Requiem: Camerata Salzburg, Arsys Bourgogne, Cond.
- Repairing Willie Nelson’s guitar
- 100 Year Old Self-Playing Violin
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony B minor, Christophe Coin Ensemble Baroque, Limoges
- Wynton Marsalis Septet: Sunflowers (From The Marciac Suite Album)
- 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
Eddie Cail says
Thanks for posting my picture. That was my first water spout as a Skywarn Spotter LOL.
And confirmed by BP no less. :)