Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s inland…in the mid 60s coast. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Much colder. Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 40s. 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: moodscape, n..
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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.
Family Life Center’s 25th annual golf tournament fundraiser. Registration at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m. $125 per golfer or $480 per foursome. Price Includes 2 Mulligans, Hit from the Forward Tee on the 18th, Green Fee, Cart Fee, Goodie Bag & Post Tournament Dinner. Format: Modified Buick Scramble (Captains Choice Scramble). Men (Under 70) – White | Men Seniors (70 and older) – Forward Senior Tees (Green)
Women – Forward Tees (Green. Register online at FamilyLifeCenterFlagler.org. Details and mailable registration form here.
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm. From 4:30 – 6 pm this time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. Meeting starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County. Come join us for a fun filled evening. For more information please visit the club’s web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Live and inert Navy bombing training this week: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest. When the winds blow this way, windows may rattle. Bombing is scheduled as follows:
- Monday: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Inert
- Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Live
- Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Live
- Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.- Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, Island Walk Shopping Center, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, from noon to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Fantastic Sams, Target Shopping Center, 5200 State Road 100 Suite 103B, Palm Coast, 110 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday: CVS Pharmacy 1 Old Kings Road South, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast Farmer’s Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Leadership Flagler Class 25: Application Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m.: Leadership Flagler, a program of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, develops leaders to maximize their ability and desire to become involved and help Flagler County thrive. The three-month program focuses on several aspects of the community including: business, government, health & human services, art & culture, agriculture and growth management. Through education and networking, Leadership Flagler provides tools and experiences necessary to the development of well-rounded community leaders. $385 for members, $535 for non-members. Contact the Chamber’s Heather Edwards by email here. See the application here.
Prescribed Burn in Putnam County: The Florida Highway Patrol continues to monitor a controlled burn in the area of SR 19 near CR 310 in Putnam County. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions, especially during the night time and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed as necessary to avoid a collision and utilize their low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.
Bunnell Street Paving: Bunnell will be resurfacing a few streets during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM beginning Monday, February 5, 2018 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 (weather permitting). The following streets will be impacted by paving crews:
N. Chapel St (from E. Woodland St. to E. Howe St.)
N. Orange St (from E. Howe St to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Lemon St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Fig St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Peach St. (from E. Lambert St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
E. Woodland St. from US 1 to SR 100 W
Access to the roads being worked on will be limited during the vendor’s regular working hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Residents along scheduled streets are asked; to ensure no vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. are left in the roadway during these hours. Prior to the resurfacing, please refrain from placing debris in the roadway for City pickup. Also make sure your sprinklers are turned off from 2:00 am to 7:00 pm. The day after the road is surfaced, these items can return to normal. Questions about this project or the schedule should be directed to the City of Bunnell Public Works Department at 386-437-7515.
TAX INCREASES TARGETED: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 1742), filed by Chairwoman Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, that would make it harder to raise taxes. The proposal, if approved by voters in November, would require three-fifths support from the House and the Senate to approve tax increases. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
JUVENILE FACILITIES EYED: The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 361), filed by Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, and Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, that would make clear that the governor, Cabinet members, lawmakers, judges, state attorneys and public defenders can visit juvenile-justice facilities “at their pleasure.” (Monday, 3 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
TRAUMA CENTERS DEBATED: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1165), filed by Rep. Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, that would revamp a law that helps determine where trauma centers can open. The bill comes after years of legal battles among hospitals and the Florida Department of Health about whether trauma centers should be allowed to open. (Monday, 3 p.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
ORLANDO CITY COULD GET VICTORY: The House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1263), filed by Rep. Mike Miller, R-Winter Park, that would lead to an Orlando City Soccer Club specialty license plate. (Monday, 3 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA EYED: The Senate Education Committee will consider a bill (SB 824), filed by Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, that calls for hiring a consulting firm to review a price-level index methodology. A price-level index helps determine how money is distributed across the state for public schools. (Monday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
‘PECO’ PROGRAM DISCUSSSED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze the Public Education Capital Outlay, or PECO, program, which helps pay for school-building projects. (Monday, 9:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
DESANTIS KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., will formally launch his campaign for governor during an event in Palm Beach County. (Monday, 11 a.m., Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 N.W. 53rd St., Boca Raton.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Distrust is on the rise, and it can have deadly consequences. https://t.co/Tfog3EWrdz
— The Upshot (@UpshotNYT) January 23, 2018
In decades of working/analyzing US-Israeli relationship, never saw Washington align itself so closely with Israeli interests.What Pence's visit to Israel revealed.https://t.co/QH9gXKhbUZ
— Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2) January 24, 2018
Border Patrol agents were filmed dumping water left for migrants. Then came a "suspicious" arrest. https://t.co/KpLiyXpMCJ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2018
Trump aides "see … immigration and immigrants as a negative force, I think the history is that it has been a positive force." Michael Bennet answers @AdamSerwer's questions about immigration, the shutdown, and Dodd-Frank: https://t.co/OJUe9YLCZ2 pic.twitter.com/I09cWHAsiC
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 24, 2018
— POLITICO (@politico) January 24, 2018
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Nikolai Kapustin performing Prelude, op. 53, no. 11
- Ray Chen, Sarabande from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor
- It’s A Small World: Ken Kubota and Friends
- Maria Callas: The Mike Wallace Interview
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
- 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