Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. 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.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
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- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- The Day’s Best Reads
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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: Ricardo Lazo, 47, of Shady Oaks Drive in Palm Coast, is scheduled to be sentenced on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident in November 2016, when he is alleged to have forced a his wife to the ground and held a machete over her. The couple had been arguing over finances. Sentencing is at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Previously scheduled items such as the development on either sides of Surfside on State Road A1A have been postponed again, to Jan. 22 (see the announcements below). Commissioners are expected to approve an ordinance banning the siting of medical marijuana dispensaries in the county. Commissioners are also expected to approve a hurricane-related $240,000 contract for tree removal.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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.
Public Hearings for Surfview, Los Lagos and Las Casitas postponed a second time, to January 22, 2018: Several public hearing items on the agenda for the Monday, December 18 regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners have been postponed until January 22, 2018. This is at the request of attorneys representing the applicant for the Surfview, Los Lagos and Las Casitas developments. Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed determined the postponement is proper due to the requirements of constitutional due process as articulated by the courts of our state and the particular facts and complexities of these land use agenda items.
At the open session on Monday, County Administrator Craig Coffey will add a memo to the start of the agenda backup materials for these items. This action will allow for a vote on the record and determination to adopt this postponement with a continuation to the time certain of January 22. The standard procedure is that public hearings on land use are held in the evenings to allow for broader participation. The memo also serves to confirm that Hadeed did not discuss the matter with the County Commission in advance of its drafting.
Skip A Week: A Message from the St. Johns Water Management District on Not Mowing Your Lawn: One of the great things about living in Florida is the beautiful weather we have most of the year. A flip side of our year-round warm weather is not remembering that our lawns and landscapes take a winter break and naturally go dormant, reducing their need for irrigation. This year the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining in the Skip a Week campaign developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District to encourage efficient irrigation practices specific to winter months. This campaign focuses on studies showing that lawns need only about three-quarters of an inch of water every 10 to 14 days during the winter, and less if it has rained. Irrigating every other week during December, January and February (skipping a week) could save more than 1 billion gallons of water in our District alone. That’s a lot of water! Watering too much makes lawns less able to survive dry conditions, encouraging shallow, weak root systems, leading to weeds, pests and diseases. In addition to the Skip a Week campaign, our winter watering restrictions of one-day-per-week on designated days allow sufficient irrigation to maintain healthy lawns. You’ll know if your lawn needs water when blades fold in half, turn blue-gray or leave footprints.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT DISCUSSSED: The Florida Commission on Human Relations and the city of Tallahassee will hold a workshop to help businesspeople and members of the community better understand the issue of sexual harassment. (Monday, noon, LeRoy Collins Public Library, 200 West Park Ave., Tallahassee.)
MEDICAID NUMBERS ANALYZED: The Social Services Estimating Conference will discuss Medicaid caseloads. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
JUDGE TAKES UP MATCHING GIFTS CASE: Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson is slated to hold a hearing in a case that alleges the state has failed to match hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations that were made to universities and college under Florida’s matching-gift laws. (Monday, 2 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
—-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
Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- a href=”https://flaglerlive.com/115520/lw-171215/#w8d”>The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
Alexander Gavrylyuk Plays Bach İtalian Concerto
- 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