Today: Breezy, warmer. Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 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: medano, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
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- Palm Coast Construction and Development
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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: Michael Renaud, sentenced to life in prison in 1994 for a first-degree murder, armed robbery and armed burglary in Flagler in June 1992, is back before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at 2:30 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse for what’s docketed as another sentencing.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. in workshop at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will review the administration’s findings on how to proceed with a head-hunting firm for the next city manager
The Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board meets at 10 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 2, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. The board will consider an application to rezone a half-acre in the Hammock from mixed-use low intensity to commercial high-intensity. The site is at 5047 North Oceanshore Boulevard and would become Hammock Playgardens, a restaurant and brewery. The planning board will also consider a couple of land-use matters relating to the Hunters Ridge development. The full agenda is here.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings starting at 9:30 a.m., with full board scheduled at 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
SpaceX has a scheduled launch of the Commercial Resupply Services 13 mission from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral at 11:46 a.m., with a backup launch on Wednesday. This mission marks the first time SpaceX is flying both a flight-proven Falcon 9 and a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft. Dragon will deliver about 4,800 pounds of cargo and material to support science investigations aboard the space station. After about one month attached to the space station, Dragon will return with results of earlier experiments, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. It may be possible to see the rocket from Flagler Beach and coastal zones. You can watch the launch live below:
The Flagler Auditorium Holiday “Giving Tea” Fundraiser, a $30 per-person event, is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Auditorium.
The Matanzas High School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in the school’s learning commons.
Buddy Taylor Middle School’s Winter Concert is at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Flagler Technical Institute, 5400 Highway 100, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties, 9 Harbor Center Drive, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday: Starbucks on Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 18: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.
TAX INCREASES TARGETED: The Finance and Taxation Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will consider a proposal (P 72) that would require two-thirds votes of the House and Senate before state taxes or fees could be increased. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
GRANDPARENT VISITATION AT ISSUE: The Declaration of Rights Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will receive a presentation on grandparent visitation rights and will take up a proposal (P 64) dealing with the issue. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TRANSPORTATION ISSUES ON THE TABLE: Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew, state Rep. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, and Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello are expected to be among the speakers during a Florida Chamber Foundation transportation “summit” in Brevard County. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Port Canaveral, Cruise Terminal #1, 9050 Discovery Place, Port Canaveral.)
FINANCIAL AID EYED: The Education Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to student financial aid. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building the Capitol.)
REGULATORS CONSIDER UTILITY ISSUES: The state Public Service Commission will consider a series of issues involving electric utilities, including a dispute about whether customers should pay costs related to contamination from cooling canals at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
ENVIRONMENTAL STANDING AT ISSUE: The Judicial Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will take up a controversial proposal (P 23) that would give Floridians more legal standing when environmental problems occur. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CONSTITUTION PANEL SCHEDULING DISCUSSED: The Rules and Administration Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will discuss scheduling. (Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
—-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
Daniel Lozakovich, at 12 Years Old, Performs a Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata
- Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata in D minor for Violin and Continuo performed by House of Time
- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
- Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- 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