Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 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: biggity, adj. (and adv.).
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
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.
The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Tourist Development Council, meeting, scheduled for today, is once again cancelled, as it has been most months recently.
The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board will look at the city’s floodplain ordinance.
Correction: The annual Flagler School District Spelling Bee, originally listed here as being tonight, is actually scheduled for Thursday evening at Wadsworth Elementary.
The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village. 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water).
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Flagler County Schools Transportation Department, 5400 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
- Saturday: Cupcake Cafe, 604 East Moody Boulevard, #8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Flagler Playhouse Auditions for “South Pacific” to be held on Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the playhouse. Performances are April 13 through April 29. Audition Requirements: Ages 16 and up, except where specifically noted below. All Roles are open. All ethnicities are urged to audition. Requirements:
Prepare a song from musical theatre – 24-32 bars is OK. Preferably sung to accompaniment on a CD or iPhone. Everyone should come dressed to move; there will be a dance audition. Leads and featured players will be asked to read from the script.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Ensign Nellie Forbush – Mezzo (a-d) – a feisty but somewhat naive nurse from Arkansas. A bit of a tomboy with an optimistic outlook.
Emile de Becque – Baritone (a-e’) – a mature, sophisticated, wealthy French planter.
Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC – Tenor (d-g) – a handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future.
Luther Billis – Baritone (G-g) – a lovable character who provides much needed comic relief! Lacks respect for authority.
Bloody Mary – any ethnicity actress is needed to play this role – Mezzo – (g-f) – a shrewd merchant native of the island.
Liat – Bloody Mary’s beautiful daughter – any ethnicity actress required (age 15-19). Spoken role. She steals the heart of Joe Cable.
Ngana – mezzo – de Becque’s young daughter – age 8-14 – Mixed ethnicity
Jerome – mezzo – de Becque’s young son – age 8-14. Mixed ethnicity
Henri – deBeque’s servant – Asian Pacific Islander (male or female) – spoken.
Capt. George Brackett, USN – Commanding Officer.
Cmdr. William Harbison, USN – Brackett’s right hand.
South Pacific requires a strong and vibrant ensemble of singers, dancers and actors. There are many supporting roles which will be cast from the ensemble.
Nurses – female teens and adults.
Sailors – male teens and adults.
“Stewpot” George Watts – baritone – Carpenter’s Mate, second class.
“Professor” – A sailor and Luther’s co-hort.
Lt. Buzz Adams, a pilot.
Bob McCaffrey, radio operator.
Ensign Dinah Murphy, a nurse and Nellie’s best friend.
Ensign Janet MacGregor, a nurse.
For further information, please email us at [email protected], or call 386-313-5876. We’d love to hear from you! Yes, you can do this!
Attention Local Businesses: Participate at Cheer at the Pier: The Flagler Beach Museum’s annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Flagler Beach Pier. Attendees will enjoy “Sips and Samples” provided by local restaurants. Live entertainment (to be announced) will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets will be available soon, please check the museum’s website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email: [email protected]
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS: The State Board of Education is slated to meet at the Capitol. Among the issues will be a proposed rule for the new “schools of hope” program, which is expected to lead to the creation of charter schools near low-performing traditional public schools. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
CITRUS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Citrus Commission will meet in Polk County. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)
KIDCARE PROGRAM CONSIDERED: The Social Services Estimating Conference will analyze expenditures in the KidCare subsidized health-insurance program. (Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
REGULATORS LOOK AT NEED FOR FPL PLANT: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing about a plan by Florida Power & Light to build a new power plant in Broward County. The commission will decide whether to approve a “determination of need” for the plant. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 5, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
The Cranberries: Linger
- Martha Argerich Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Vivaldi’s Winter in a Wintry Performance By Milan Řehák
- Bach: Musical Offering BWV 1079, Concert des Nations Jordi Savall
- Bach: Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
- Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin, from Préludes
- Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists
- Angels in Heaven: Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady
- Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
- Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- 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
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic