Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the northwest 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: money tree, 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
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.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.
The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at 201 W. Moody Blvd., Chambers Meeting Room in Bunnell.
Flagler Volunteer Services host the Giving Store Luncheon: We hope that you will join us in supporting the wonderful “Giving Store” by attending a fun luncheon. Last year over 478 Flagler County children were able to shop at our “Giving Store” and choose presents for their family members. If not for this opportunity these children would not get to experience “The Joy of Giving.” Proceeds from our semi-annual rummage sales and this luncheon help to support and fund “The Giving Store.” Tickets are $25.00 Per Person and are available by calling the office at (386) 597-2950. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for “The Giving Store” and exchange it for a raffle ticket for a Fabulous Prize!
Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle.
The Rymfire Elementary PTO Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s media center.
Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with Stetson University, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series continues with “The Rivers Run To It,” featuring Jack Davis, Ph.D. Part of a series of four engaging talks on various aspects of Florida’s environmental history this event will address the historic and present cultural connections between Florida’s rivers and the sea. 7 p.m. in the Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida, 32723. This event is free and open to the public. Drawing from his recently published book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, Davis will focus on the relationship between Florida’s rivers and the coast as they relate to human exploration and expansion through Florida. Davis is an award-winning author and editor of seven books on environmental history, and a professor of environmental history and sustainable studies at the University of Florida. His book, An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, won the gold medal in nonfiction from the Florida book awards.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday, Nov. 8: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at [email protected] or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.
OPIOID EPIDEMIC DISCUSSED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will receive a briefing on the opioid crisis and a presentation about drug overdose deaths. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PROPERTY TAX INCREASES AT ISSUE: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 317), filed by Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, that would make it harder to raise local property taxes. In part, the bill would require approval of 60 percent of the local governing body to raise municipal millage rates. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PETROLEUM TANKS PONDERED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Department of Environmental Protection about the state’s petroleum-tank cleanup program. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CHILD MARRIAGES TARGETED: The House Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 335), filed by Rep. Jeanette Nunez, R-Miami, and Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, that would prevent marriage licenses from being issued to anyone under age 18. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
OPIOIDS, CHILD WELFARE DISCUSSED: The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee will receive a presentation by the Department of Children and Families about the opioid crisis and the child-welfare system. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
EARLY LEARNING ENROLLMENT EYED: The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee will receive an update from the Office of Early Learning about the impact of Hurricane Maria on enrollment in the school-readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten programs. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
`HOPE SCHOLARSHIP’ PROGRAM GETS AIRING: The House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1), filed by Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, that would create the “Hope Scholarship” program. Under the program, students who are bullied or are involved in violence at schools would be able to transfer to other public schools or to get scholarships to attend private schools. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES REVVED UP: The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 353), filed by Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, that would make a series of changes to laws dealing with autonomous vehicles. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
BP SETTLEMENT MONEY AT ISSUE: Triumph Gulf Coast, which is helping administer BP settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will meet in Wakulla County. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., Wakulla County Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville.)
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PANEL MEETS: The Strategic Planning Committee of the state university system’s Board of Governors will meet and discuss issues related to strategic plans for the University of West Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. (Wednesday, 3:45 p.m., University of Central Florida, Orlando.)
HANNON SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED: Patrick Hannon, who was sentenced to death in the 1991 murders of two men in Hillsborough County, is scheduled to be executed. Hannon was convicted of killing Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. Hannon and two other men went to the apartment where Snider and Carter lived on Jan. 10, 1991. After one of the other men attacked and stabbed Snider, Hannon was accused of cutting Snider’s throat. Hannon was then accused of fatally shooting Carter, who had tried to hide under a bed. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., Florida State Prison, Raiford.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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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
A Crazy Encore by Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall
- Phillip Sear Performs a Waltz By Neapolitan Composer Franco Alfano
- “Stranger Things” Cello Medley – Nicholas Yee
- 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