Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: cool, upper 50s. 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: nummit, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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“Thither adventurers hastened, thirsting for glory and for gold, and often mingling the enthusiasm of the crusader and the valor of the knight-errant with the bigotry of inquisitors and the rapacity of pirates. They roamed over land and sea; they climbed unknown mountains, surveyed unknown oceans, pierced the sultry intricacies of tropical forests; while from year to year and from day to day new wonders were unfolded, new islands and archipelagoes, new regions of gold and pearl, and barbaric empires of more than Oriental wealth. The extravagance of hope and the fever of adventure knew no bounds. Nor is it surprising that amid such waking marvels the imagination should run wild in romantic dreams; that between the possible and the impossible the line of distinction should be but faintly drawn, and that men should be found ready to stake life and honor in pursuit of the most insane fantasies. Such a man was the veteran cavalier Juan Ponce de Leon. Greedy of honors and of riches.”
–Francis Parkman, from “France & England in North America, vol. 1: Pioneers of France” (1892). [Click on the image or the link to buy the book]
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.
Demonstrations against the Trump tax plan: Indivisible Flagler and other organizations are joining in demonstrations across the country against the proposed tax bills in Congress, supported by the Trump administration, that would significantly cut taxes for larger businesses and wealthier taxpayers and raise some middle class taxes, particularly by eliminating the state and local tax deductions. Flagler demonstrators are being directed to Senator Marco Rubio’s Jacksonville Office 300 North Hogan Street Suite # 8-111 Jacksonville, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. Commissioners will consider an ordinance setting new hours for the sale of alcohol in Bunnell. Commissioners may also discuss the case of Robert Emanuel, the 60-year-old man murdered at his home (he died of his injuries two months after a brutal beating), a case Bunnell Police Chief Tom Foster did not initially acknowledge publicly. Aside from a brief release issued by the administration last week, and originally sent only to select news organizations, Foster has continued to refuse to release public records in connection with the murder. See the background story here.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Planet Fitness, 7 Old Kings Road North Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday: Flagler Animal Hospital, 130 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday: Department of Health and Flagler Health & Rehabilitation, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard, Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, noon to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online version of National Citizen Survey now open to Palm Coast residents: The City of Palm Coast invites all residents to take the City’s comprehensive citizen survey between now and Dec. 9. The online survey went live on Nov. 24. You can access the survey here. The online option is in addition to the regular mail-in survey conducted for the City by National Citizen Survey every other year. Earlier this fall, 1,500 surveys from the National Citizen Survey were mailed to randomly selected residents, with representation from each of the City’s four districts. Both survey processes are anonymous. The City of Palm Coast has been participating in the NCS since 2002. Currently, the City conducts the NCS every other year, with the City conducting separate surveying on its own in the off years. The City uses all survey results to improve city services. With the National Citizen Survey, Palm Coast’s results are compared to more than 500 other local governments across the United States. The feedback received from residents is presented to the Palm Coast City Council and is used for strategic planning and to help City leaders set priorities for the next fiscal year. To review past years’ National Citizen Survey results, visit www.PalmCoastGov.com/about/citizen-survey.
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.
SCHOOL BOARD TERM LIMITS DISCUSSED: The Education Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal (P43) that would lead to term limits for school board members. (Monday, 11 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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Opinion: If you let boys be boys, they will murder their fathers and sleep with their mothers https://t.co/ajdOPQVZFG
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 26, 2017
Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians who back Trump… https://t.co/8HWbKT69b1
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) November 26, 2017
Two people shot during apparent road rage incident on Florida's Turnpike, authorities say. https://t.co/AktgKeudkc pic.twitter.com/M8m4YKaP28
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2017
Pentagon tried to block independent report on child sex among Afghan forces, @SenatorLeahy's office says https://t.co/uBclnXUhJy
— Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX) November 26, 2017
Flake warns GOP: Backing Roy Moore over Doug Jones is “political tribalism at its worst” https://t.co/780S5mi2Rk pic.twitter.com/32H2krsxN0
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 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. Here’s a summary of the latest developments as of Oct. 6
Click to access Oct-6-2017.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- 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
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