Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 60. North winds 5 to 10 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: remuant, adj..
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
“There would seem to be nothing more obvious, more tangible and palpable than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness of life lies in that fact. In the course of a single second, our senses of sight, of hearing, of smell, register (knowingly or not) a swarm of events and a parade of sensations and ideas passes through our head. Each instant represents a little universe, irrevocably forgotten in the next instant.”
–Milan Kundera, from The Art of the Novel (1986). [Click on the cover 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.
In Court: A pre-trial hearing is scheduled in the case of Phillip Haire Jr., who is accused of attempted murder in a shooting incident in the direction of his parents and a sheriff’s sergeant. 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 also before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig.
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is expected to speak during a Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Palmetto Club, 1000 South Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Hurricane Volunteer Recognition Social: Join Suzy Gamblain and the rest of the Flagler Volunteer Services crew, with appearances by numerous elected officials, in a Hurricane Volunteer Recognition Social at Cattleman’s Hall at the County Fairgrounds off Sawgrass Road from 3 to 7 p.m. Bunnell City Commissioner John Sowell, Sheriff Rick Staly, County Administrator Craig Coffey and many others are expected to speak throughout the afternoon, with an awards ceremony at 4 p.m.
The Flagler Playhouse hosts a ribbon-cutting and open house to showcase its newly built wing, from 4 to 6 pm. at the Playhouse, 301 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
The Bunnell Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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.
PUBLIC FINANCING TARGETED: The Ethics and Elections Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a series of proposals, including a measure (P56) that would eliminate the use of public financing for statewide candidates. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS EYED: The Legislative Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal (P50) that would require legislative candidates to live in their districts at the time of qualifying to run. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HOME RULE AT ISSUE: The Local Government Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a proposal (P61) that would make it harder for the Legislature to restrict the power of local governments. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PAROLE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Commission on Offender Review is scheduled to meet and discuss numerous parole cases related to crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s. (9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
AID TO CHURCHES DEBATED: The Declaration of Rights Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal (P4) that would eliminate a prohibition on state money going to aid churches or other religious organizations. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CONSTITUTION PANEL DISCUSSES SCHEDULING: The Rules and Administration Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will discuss scheduling issues. (Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SHAW HOSTS TRANSPORTATION FORUM: Rep. Sean Shaw, D-Tampa, is slated to host a Minority Transportation Forum about transportation issues in the Tampa Bay area. (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Children’s Board-Hillsborough, 1002 East Palm Ave., Tampa.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— The Christian Science Monitor (@csmonitor) November 29, 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:
Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- 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
@In Florida and in State Government:
“…PUBLIC FINANCING TARGETED: The Ethics and Elections Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a series of proposals, including a measure (P56) that would eliminate the use of public financing for statewide candidates. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)…”
Republican poker players dedicated to allowing fat cats to buy every hand.
“…AID TO CHURCHES DEBATED: The Declaration of Rights Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal (P4) that would eliminate a prohibition on state money going to aid churches or other religious organizations. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)…”
There they go again. Jesus! – God created everything and is still broke. Do Republicans really want tax revenue to support ALL religions? What if She doesn’t want the strings attached to tax money? So many questions – so few answers.