Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 90. Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. 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 58.
The OED’s Word of the Day: strategery, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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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.
Note: This is Banned Book Week. Read something daring. Defend freedom of expression.
In Court: Carl Devore, 20, is sentenced on a second-degree murder charge for the killing of Victor James Betty 28, during a home invasion in Palm Coast’s F Section in July 2016. The sentencing is at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members are expected to discuss what lobbying firm to hire, discuss the city’s Fibernet system, which has had some financial issues, discuss lighting for the controversial FPL footpath through the F Section, and discuss buying the property that belongs to the East Flagler Mosquito Control District on Utility Drive, though the District has requested a new appraisal.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board is expected to adopt a 2017-2018 budget and millage rate. 5 p.m., district Maitland Service Center, 601 South Destiny Dr., Maitland.
♦ Freedom of Thought, Freedom From Prayer: David Williamson, founder and President of the Central Florida Freethought Community and a plaintiff suing the Brevard County Commission for its overtly religious invocation policy, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made. For further information call 804-914-4460. (See the full complaint in the case, 6:15-cv-01098, and exhibits. The commission’s answer is here. See the Brevard prayer policy here. See the transcript of the motion for summary judgment from March 17, 2017. See briefs by the plaintiff here and here, and by Brevard here.
The Flagler Beach Planning Board meets at City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
The Belle Terre Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school’s media center.
— CNN International (@cnni) September 21, 2017
SPECIAL ELECTIONS IN MIAMI-DADE: Special elections will be held in Miami-Dade County’s Senate District 40 and House District 116. Republican Jose Felix Diaz, Democrat Annette Taddeo and no-party candidate Christian “He-Man” Schlaerth are competing for the Senate seat, which became open when former Sen. Frank Artiles resigned in April. Republican Daniel Perez and Democrat Gabriela Mayaudon are running for the House seat, which became open when Diaz resigned to run for the Senate.
CONSTITUTION PANELS MEET: The Executive Committee and the Bonding and Investments Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission are scheduled to meet. (Executive Committee at 8 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Bonding and Investments Committee at 1 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA TRUSTEES MEET: The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet. (5 p.m., State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Bradenton Campus, board road, Bradenton.)
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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.
14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the 2017 Zhuhai International Competition
- Andras Schiff Performs the whole of Bach’s Overture in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
- Alexander Dunn plays Studies by Fernando Sor
- 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
- Alike: The Best Short Film Ever
- Fauré’s Requiem, Performed by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Choeur Accentus
- Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation: Jérémie Rhorer Conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra