Today:Cooler, sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 18 to 23 in the morning. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 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: momist, n..
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“All these varieties of speech are beautiful, just as the varieties of butterflies are beautiful. No matter what your first language, you should treasure it all your life. If it happens not to be standard English, and if it shows itself when you write standard English, the result is usually delightful, like a very pretty girl with one eye that is green and one that is blue.”
–Kurt Vonnegut, from “Palm Sunday” (1981).
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: Drug Court is held before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, 10 a.m. A pre-trial is scheduled in the case of Georgia A. Rose, the 38-year-old Palm Coast woman accused of cruelty to animals after allegedly not providing timely medical treatment to her dog Asher before the dog’s death.
Beach Cleanup: The Flagler Beach All-Stars along with Habitat for Humanity host a Beach Cleanup. If you’d like to help, please be at the Flagler Beach Pier at 8 a.m. Bundle up, it’s going to be chilly.
Roundabout Public Hearing: The Florida Department of Transportation hosts a public hearing about the proposed design of a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway at the Community Baptist Church, 956 S. Old Dixie Highway in Bunnell. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a comment period. The goal of the project is to improve safety and mobility at the intersection. No additional right of way will be required. The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the design concept, speak with project team representatives and provide input.
The annual Flagler School District Spelling Bee is actually scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Wadsworth Elementary’s cafeteria, featuring the top two winners from each of the district’s elementary and middle schools (but not its charter schools). A trip to the Regional Spelling Bee in Jacksonville is on the line. The 74th Annual First Coast Regional Spelling Bee will be held on March 9, 2018 at the Florida Theater Jacksonville and will be broadcast live.
The Seventh Annual FRESH Book Festival in Daytona Beach kicks off with a free Community Film Festival presentation of the documentary, “Lies Uncovered: The Truth About The Dozier School For Boys,” at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Cookman Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach. FRESH stands for Fiction Romance Erotica Spiritual Health. See more details about the full weekend here.
“Beginnings,” at the Flagler Auditorium is a tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent rarely seen in today’s music world, either in the original or tribute arenas. They are individually talented musicians who together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality that encompasses multi-instrumentalists and multiple lead vocalists. Quite simply, they are a band like no other. This depth of talent is focused on the band Chicago, whose song book spans more that forty years and includes five number 1 albums and twenty top ten hits. Their performances bring to life the music of Chicago and exceptionally recreate every decade of the band’s hits. Beginnings is a family friendly melodic adventure, pleasing to music lovers of all ages. 7:30 p.m., Adult $34.95, Youth $24.95.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- 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]
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.
PSC NOMINATING COUNCIL EYES CANDIDATES: The Florida Public Service Nominating Council will meet to whittle a list of candidates for a spot on the state Public Service Commission. (8 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
UCF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees is slated to meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Thursday, committee meetings start at 8:15 a.m., with full board at 1 p.m., University of Central Florida, Fairwinds Alumni Center, Orlando.)
CABINET MEETS: Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are scheduled to meet. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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"A report from the Committee to Protect Journalists documents that the number of journalists imprisoned around the world has reached 262, which is a new record. This total includes 21 reporters who are being held on 'false news' charges." Senator Jeff Flake @JeffFlake (R-Arizona) pic.twitter.com/iY6TeUrV4Q
— Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) January 17, 2018
THREAD: A new bill has been introduced in Virginia to stop the school-to-prison pipeline: https://t.co/93YR7j9nNT
We've reported extensively on this issue, so here's some important background and why it matters.https://t.co/YTslxdFTTD
— The Center for Public Integrity (@publicintegrity) January 17, 2018
When @realdonaldtrump referred to several countries as "shitholes," most Republican candidates took a knee, letting another awkward moment pass without comment. @rossramsey on what that means: https://t.co/chBVr3Vfv7 pic.twitter.com/pHF4j0RkqV
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) January 17, 2018
Donald Trump’s appointees are working to enact an agenda has nothing to do with the economic nationalism and the pledges to defend the welfare state—Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid—that Trump campaigned on. https://t.co/Jm5Im2e1fQ
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 17, 2018
It's possible to stop punishing yourself with unrealistic expectations https://t.co/prTNTk3wHc
— Psychology Today (@PsychToday) January 17, 2018
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 5, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-jan-51.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
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
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- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
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- 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
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- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
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- 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
Putting a roundabout on a highway with speeds of 70 mph is pure stupidity