Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
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Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: irie, adj. (and adv.) and int..
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“Sexual intercourse is not intrinsically banal, though popular culture magazines like Esquire and Cosmopolitan would suggest that it is. It is intense, often desperate. The internal landscape is violent upheaval, a wild and ultimately cruel disregard for human individuality, a braze, high-strung wanting that is absolute and imperishable, not attached to personality, no respecter of boundaries; ending not in sexual climax but in a human tragedy of failed relationships, vengeful bitterness in an aftermath of sexual heat, personality corroded by too much endurance of undesired, habitual intercourse, conflict, a wearing away of vitality in the numbness finally of habit or compulsion or the loneliness of separation. The experience of fucking changes people, so that they are often lost to each other and slowly they are lost to human hope.”
–Andrea Dworkin, from “Intercourse” (1998)
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 County Commission meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Commissioners are expected to award Halifax Paving a $1.8 million contract to re-pave Colbert Lane from Palm Coast Parkway to State Road 100. Commissioners are also expected to consider accepting a settlement agreement in the long-running case of a dangerous dog. Commissioners are also hearing a presentation on Flagler Lifeline, the effort to bring mental health awareness to the fore that its sponsors have presented to other local governments. The commission meets again at 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center for the first in a series of discussions on strategic planning, or visioning.
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.
“Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus,” a documentary film illustrating the story of more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children that left their homeland from 1960 -1962 in the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere, is presented in a free showing at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University from 7 to 10 p.m. at the university’s auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, on the campus of ERAU. Register for free here. The documentary is 90 minutes long and will be followed by a question and answer session. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The documentary has already been shown at the University of Miami and scheduled for showing at FIU, Barry University and other universities across the State. See the film’s brochure here.
Live and inert bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may rattle windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Inert
- Tuesday: from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Thursday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Friday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and 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 <http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/bear/wise/neighborhood/> measures.
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Government Services Building, Bunnell, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday: Chick-Fil-A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, Palm Coast, 1185 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m.
CareerSource Flagler Volusia receives training grant for hurricane evacuees: CareerSource Flagler Volusia has received a $40,000 training grant from the State of Florida. The purpose of this award is to provide assistance to individuals who have relocated to Florida since September 17, 2017 from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria. For more information on this grant or participant eligibility, contact Elizabeth Fernandez at (386) 561-9608 or [email protected]
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.
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.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON TABLE: The Joint Administrative Procedures Committee will discuss an emergency rule about application requirements for medical-marijuana treatment centers and receive a presentation from the Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use. (Monday, 2:30 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX DEBATED: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a proposal (SB 658), filed by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would expand the allowed uses of tourist-development taxes. (Monday, 4:30 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
FRACKING BAN CONSIDERED: The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee will consider a proposal (SB 462), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would ban the oil- and gas-drilling technique known as fracking. (Monday, 4:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
KIDCARE EXPENDITURES AT ISSUE: The Social Services Estimating Conference will take up issues including expenditures in the KidCare subsidized health-insurance program. (Monday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ DISCUSSES IMMIGRATION ISSUES: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., will host a roundtable discussion about immigration issues. (Monday, 9 a.m., Sunrise Utilities Administration Building, 777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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New Orleans officials are considering a plan that would create an extensive video-monitoring system to deter crime https://t.co/Dy8oWy5t3Q
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 30, 2018
A year ago, nine days into the new Trump administration, US Navy SEALS razed an entire Yemeni village. Amongst the dead were 10 children under the age of 13. The people of Al Ghayil are still waiting for justice. https://t.co/uIM8idvAit
— Iona Craig أيونا كريچ (@ionacraig) January 30, 2018
What do we do when the homeless don't want our help? https://t.co/wAJBEdKpg5 via @latimesopinion pic.twitter.com/bEzMNDNoYH
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 30, 2018
Rule of law matters. Former Republican Governor Christine Todd Whitman, @GovCTW, and I announce a new task force in wake of Trump abuses with @BrennanCenter @USATODAY
Trump abuses show we must turn traditions into laws: Bharara and Whitman https://t.co/IaEVTTYnUH via @USATODAY
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 29, 2018
The remarkable influence of "A Wrinkle in Time." https://t.co/kgKlqshwP9
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) January 30, 2018
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-fab-2-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Viotti’s Violin Concerto No 23 in G Major, Performed by Jennifer Jeon
- Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 7 at the Lucerne Frestival
- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the style of Chopin: Syd R Duke
- 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
Chris A Pickett says
Roads in my neighborhood are all cracked to pieces and have weeds growing in the middle of the road, what’s up with that?
There is not a thing wrong with Colbert , stop wasting money
David S. says
Another waste of tax dollars who approves this crap……
Why is Colbert Lane being repaved now when there is so much construction going on? The trucks are just going to rip everything up again in no time at all!