Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Warmer. Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 5 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: fedifragous, adj. (and n.).
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- The Day’s Best Reads
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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.
In Court: Maria Howell, the 20-year-old Palm Coast woman accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl, is scheduled for a possible plea before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will discuss this year’s round of cultural arts grants, totaling around $30,000 and being distributed among the 11 organizations that usually get the awards every year.
See ‘Carrie’ and ‘Children of the Corn’ at Stephen King-themed Hall of Terror: Palm Coast Fire Department invites everyone to the 16th annual Hall of Terror. Admission is free. Doors creak open at Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast, from 7-10 p.m. This haunted house and show, with volunteer characters (many of whom are firefighters and other City employees), is recommended for ages 10 and older. No young children, please. The Hall of Terror is the longest-running Halloween attraction in the area, and this year it’s filled with the Stephen King stories that keep you on-edge! Enjoy theme-park quality scares that are absolutely free. For more information about Hall of Terror, call the Fire Department at 386-986-2300.
Halloween in Flagler County schools: “Star Wars Reads” Day at Rymfire Elementary, with a Kindergarten Halloween Parade at 9:25 a.m. in the school’s hallways. Belle Terre Elementary has a Character Costume Walk at 9:30 a.m. on the outdoor stage.
Halloween Movie Night: A family-friendly Halloween movie will be paying at the Portuguese American Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Costumes are encouraged! Concessions are available for purchase. 1200 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Call Emily at 386-338-8752.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Town Center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday: Sandvik, 1 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church and Christian Day School, 303 Palm Coast Parkway NE, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Farmers’ Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 6: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Deadline Extended to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in Florida: Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have until Nov. 24 to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. 18, 2017. Damage resulting from Hurricane Irma and its aftermath after the closing date will not be covered by the disaster declaration. To date, more than 2.5 million people have applied for assistance. Hurricane survivors should register for assistance even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled. Applying for disaster assistance is a two-step process that ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans. First, register with FEMA. Then complete and return the SBA loan application, if referred to the SBA. The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy during the day. Try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower. The FEMA Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), seven days a week until further notice. FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
EVERGLADES RESERVOIR DISCUSSED: The South Florida Water Management District will hold a meeting to discuss a plan to build a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area, south of Lake Okeechobee. The project has been a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., South Florida Water Management District headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.)
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION AT ISSUE: The state Office of Insurance Consumer Advocate’s Emergency Medical Transportation Working Group is scheduled to meet. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Hermitage Centre, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee.)
ETHICS PANEL DISCUSSES LEGISLATION: The Legislative Committee of the Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee.)
CONSTITUTION PANEL TAKES UP EDUCATION ISSUES: The Education Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 30, 2017
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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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Norwegian Ice Festival
- Beethoven Flash
- Worlds Collide: Jan Vogler and Bill Murray
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic
- Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1, KV 478
- Eleanor Rigby, performed by Sirius Quartet
- Mozart: Tamiri’s aria from Il re pastore: Elina Shimkus & Sinfonietta Riga
- Mariko M on the Cello, Mariko Terashita, violin, Perform Limerock
- Bohuslav Martinu: First Sonata for Flute and Piano
- Andras Schiff Performs All Six of Bach’s French Suites
- Paul Lewis plays Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Andantino
- 14-Year-Old María Dueñas Fernández Performs Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at 2017 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)