Weekend: Foggy mornings, partly cloudy days, highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the 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: aeolist, 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
“As a nation, Britain in 1895 had an air of careless supremacy which galled her neighbors. The attitude, called “splendid isolation,” was both a state of mind and a fact. Britain did not worry seriously about potential enemies, felt no need of allies and had no friends. In a world in which other national energies were bursting old limits, this happy condition gave no great promise of permanence.”
–Barbara Tuchman, from “The Proud Tower” (1965) [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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: It’s all about Christmas as host David Ayres welcomes Bill Butler to speak about the Fantasy Lights show in Town Center, created in memory of his late daughter, Flagler Beach’s Tom Gillin, who’ll speak about First Friday and the holiday parade there, Alan Whetzel and the tree-lighting at Craig-Flagler Palms, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland who’ll speak about the Palm Coast Starlight Parade, and more, starting a little after 9 a.m. on WNZF.
Friday: In Court, a hearing is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on two new issues relating to the scheduled re-sentencing of convicted double-murderer David Snelgrove, who killed Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The Supreme Court has ordered Snelgrove-re-sentenced because twice before, non-unanimous juries recommended that he be killed. That was deemed unconstitutional. Juries must now be unanimous. Before getting to that stage, a hearing must determine a) whether Craig has a conflict of interest as a sitting judge, since he was working in the State Attorney’s office at the time Snelgrove was originally prosecuted (though not in the homicide division), and b) whether Snelgrove should have an evidentiary hearing about his mental capacities to be even eligible for the death penalty. The hearing will decide whether that evidentiary hearing is due. Snelgrove is expected to be present. At the Flagler County courthouse.
Friday: The “Festival of Trees” at the Main Branch Library in Palm Coast will have a centennial flair to honor the founding families of Flagler County for its 100th anniversary. The festival begins at 6 p.m. “This is an annual tradition sponsored by both the Library and the Friends of the Library,” said Flagler County Library Director Holly Albanese. “We feature many trees that are decorated by local non-profit organizations. We will have a special Centennial Tree this year so that any of Flagler County’s founding families can place an ornament on the tree to represent their family.” County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin will provide musical entertainment at the beginning of Friday’s kick-off event while the Centennial Committee recaps the events that added sparkle to the yearlong celebration of Flagler County’s history. The husband and wife duo Don Meritt and Annette Moreau – known for their uplifting show tunes – will follow with holiday songs that will provide plenty of opportunities to sing along.
First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: City Lites: MoTown and Mo at the Flagler Auditorium: Come and enjoy a stroll down memory lane with the City Lites production of Motown & Mo’. Our purpose is to raise scholarship funds for Flagler County high school students who desire a future in the performing arts. Tickets $25. Friday at 7, Saturday at 5.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some, the annual Flagler Playhouse fundraiser, starring Playhouse favorites, Bruce Popielarski and Rich Lacey, and newcomer Steve Andrews, the show is about three actors who decide to perform a mash-up of every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, AND every Christmas carol ever sung. Their hilarious antics will get you in the Christmas spirit, AND you’ll be helping us to provide quality theatrical entertainment at Flagler’s own Community Theatre. Friday Dec 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday Dec 2 at 7:30pm, Sunday Dec 3 at 2pm, Friday Dec 8 at 7:30pm, Saturday Dec 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com, or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
Friday: Putting on the Ritz Christmas Extravaganza A festive dinner show with singing and dancing to get you in the holiday spirit at the Elks Club, starting at 5 p.m. (53 Old Kings North Palm Coast.
Friday: Tree Lighting Ceremony: The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year with sparkling lights and nautical-themed ornaments. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine. Jazz singer Linda Cole will perform holiday favorites, and children can visit with Santa. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys for Tots and a local food pantry. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast.
Friday: Fantasy Lights Festival Opening: Following the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Palm Coast’s Central Park, the fabulous Fantasy Lights Festival will open for a full month of memorable holiday experiences for the family. A Taste of the Holidays will greet visitors on the first night, when $1 tickets will purchase a taste of some of our community’s favorite restaurants. It’s also snow night in the park. 6 p.m. in Palm Coast’s Town Center, 975 Central Avenue.
First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony’s Masterworks Series features the German Giants: Schoenberg’s Five Orchestral Pieces, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the Eroica (see program notes here). Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. At Jacoby Hall. Tickets here.
Saturday: Christmas Parade in Flagler Beach: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach hosts the Holiday at the Beach Parade at 1 p.m. through Flagler Beach, from East on N 6th Street, South on A1A, West on South 6th Street.
Saturday, Sunday: Handel’s Messiah: The Music Ministry of Palm Coast Methodist Church is presenting ” Handel Messiah” comprised of the Chancel Choir, Community Singers and Professional Soloists. The Chamber Players of Palm Coast will accompany the chorus directed by Paige Dashner Long. Free-will donation accepted. Palm Coast United Methodist Church (5200 Belle Terre Parkway), 4 p.m. both days.
Saturday, Sunday: Choral Arts Society Presents “The Sound of Christmas”: Celebrating our 20th season, Choral Arts Society provides a wonderful concert of music from The Sound of Christmas with many of your favorites. There is no admission charge, but tax-free donations are accepted to assist in providing scholarships to local college-bound students. St Thomas Episcopal Church (5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast), Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Sunday: A celebration of life in memory of Savannah Deangelis, who died on Nov. 13, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Seventh Day Adventist church, 5650 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Savannah’s name to the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation.
Sunday: It’s a supermoon: Nasa explains: “Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon.” That moon can be “as much as 14 percent bigger and 30% brighter than an apogee full moon. However it’s not always easy to tell the difference. A 30% difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights. Also, there are no rulers floating in the sky to measure lunar diameters.”
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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.
This weekend's supermoon will be the brightest of the year https://t.co/Yyx4hQAgRG pic.twitter.com/JIlcL02BjJ
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) November 30, 2017
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.
BOARD OF MEDICINE MEETS: The Florida Board of Medicine will meet in Orange County and take up numerous disciplinary issues from across the state. (Friday, 8 a.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)
HISTORICAL COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Historical Commission is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)
DRUG POLICY ON TABLE: The state Drug Policy Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a conference call. (Friday, 1 p.m. Call-in number: 1-877-568-4106. Code: 734-753-085)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:
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"Trump still has not released his tax returns, so it’s impossible to know to what extent he would personally benefit from the legislation." If he's telling the truth about what's in them, he would benefit. Bigly.https://t.co/JcwcTqmaLN
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) November 30, 2017
According to Polls, Roy Moore Is Winning https://t.co/ZYse4JR6VS via @theodorekupfer pic.twitter.com/MhyL3IMEJ1
— National Review (@NRO) November 30, 2017
There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying pic.twitter.com/2SBD1Mw7TZ
— Mashable (@mashable) November 30, 2017
To be French is to argue about what it means to be French. At the least, it means a fondness for adversarial politics and abstract notions https://t.co/Iv0RJTXtgd
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) November 30, 2017
White House maintenance requests show building infested with cockroaches and vermin https://t.co/kbttuANUvf pic.twitter.com/vhVxSqOuVg
— The Hill (@thehill) November 30, 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:
Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- 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
“…Friday: Tree Lighting Ceremony: The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year with sparkling lights and nautical-themed ornaments. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine. Jazz singer Linda Cole will perform holiday favorites, and children can visit with Santa. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys for Tots and a local food pantry. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast…”
Good show. Palm Coast ought to be able to exceed this sad performance:
Trump attracts largest crowds the world has ever seen at tree lighting ceremony (just kidding)
Drudge fills its page with links to Murdoch’s Brit tabloids – I wonder how they missed this.