Today: Partly cloudy with chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. 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: gulab jamun, n..
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 County Land Acquisition Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard. Gospel Gardens and Coquina Landscaping are getting commendations, and commissioners will discuss changes to ordinances affecting door-to-door sales and animals. Door to door salespeople would have to apply for a business tax receipt, be run through a background check and be approved by the Bunnell Police Department (requiring approval by a police department, beyond a background check, may not necessarily be legal). Some groups would be exempt.
Meet the Chamber in Flagler Beach: Town Hall MeetingThe chamber wants to hear from you, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Tortugas Kitchen & Bar, 608 S Oceanshore Blvd. Flagler Beach.
The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s five ensembles are all in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m. for the annual “Strings Around the World” concert, with performances of English and French folk songs, American traditionals, Celtic dances, Eliot Del Borgo’s “Marche Orientale,” music by Albeniz and much more. Tickets are $8 for those 18 and older. Younger people pay $3. $1 of each adult ticket goes toward the auditorium’s Arts in Education fund. Keep in mind, the Youth Orchestra has not increased the ticket prices. Rather, the Auditorium now charges a steep “ticketing fee” that has resulted in the higher prices. That fee does not benefit the orchestra. Buy tickets online easily here.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Bulldog Cafe.
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:
- Monday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Inert
- Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/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 measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.
Note: today is the Flagler Class 25 Application Deadline at the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. $385 for members, $535 for non-members. Call the Chamber at 386-437-0106.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: Daytona State College’s Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway Southeast, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday: Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Metro Diner, Island Walk, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Message From Flagler Beach Government on Dune Walkovers: Effective now, the following Beach Access Stairways or Dune Crossover locations are open for public usage in Flagler Beach:
Please utilize the above Beach Access/Dune Crossovers only. Do not walk on or across the Sea Dunes to prevent further erosion of the Dune system. City Ordinance 6-9 prohibits the destruction, harm, molestation, cutting, harvesting, removal or eradication or cause of destruction of any plant life on the Dune areas within the City, east of Highway A1A. Please do not attempt to utilize closed Beach Access/Dune Crossover locations. Closed locations have clearly visible yellow “Caution” tape and wooden boards blocking access. These locations have been deemed unstable and have hereby been closed for public safety. Please utilize caution when accessing the Beach at the above locations, as there may be a varied distance between the last step of the Beach Access Points and the sand. The City will be working to re-open as many Dunes Access Points, both North and South of SR100, before March 1, 2018.
The Florida Agriculture Museum’s Latest Newsletter is out. Download it here or see below:
MORE AID FOR PUERTO RICANS SOUGHT: State Rep. John Cortes, D-Kissimmee, and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., will hold a news conference to call for more support for Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria. (Monday, 11 a.m., fourth floor, the Capitol.)
GAMING ISSUES ON TABLE: The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a wide-ranging bill about gambling issues. Among other things, it would allow pari-mutuel facilities to offer cardrooms and, in some cases, slot machines without running live greyhound or horse races — a concept known as decoupling. It also would make clear that pari-mutuel facilities can offer controversial “designated player” card games. (Monday, 1 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TIME CHANGES PROPOSED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will take up a bill (SB 858), filed by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that would lead to Florida observing daylight saving time throughout the year. (Monday, 3:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION DEBATED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1178), filed by Chairman Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, that would expand a public-records exemption to prevent the release of photos, videos or audio recordings that depict the killing of people. (Monday, 3:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CONFIRMATION HEARINGS HELD: The Senate Education Committee will hold confirmation hearings for members of the State Board of Education, the university system’s Board of Governors and trustees of 11 universities. (Monday, 3:30 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
BILIRAKIS, CASTOR HONORED: Former Congressman Mike Bilirakis and former state Education Commissioner and University of South Florida President Betty Castor will receive “lifetime achievement awards” during an annual dinner of the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa. (Monday, 6:30 p.m., The Italian Club, 1731 East Seventh Ave., Tampa.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State candidates and political committees face a Monday deadline for filing finance reports showing activity through Jan. 31.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 11, 2018
“Suicides in Puerto Rico Increased 55% Last Four Months of 2017, When Compared to Same Time Period in 2016”
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) February 11, 2018
Fast food workers set to protest in push for $15 minimum wage https://t.co/0o0rXRtZrF
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 11, 2018
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Feb. 8, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Abdel Rahman el Bacha Plays Two Nocturnes by Chopin
- Edith Mathis’s Creations
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason: No Woman No Cry, Cello Version
- 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