Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West 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: quincunx, 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.
In Court: Drug Court is scheduled before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse at 10 a.m.
In court: Chris Thomas Miller, now 38, a former youth pastor accused of molesting teenagers who stayed in his guest bedroom at his house on Rose Place in Palm Coast in 2005, and found guilty–he pleaded–in 2006 on one count of lewd and lascivious battery, appears before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on a probation violation, an additional felony. Miller served 43 months in state prison but remains on sex offender probation. He is now a resident of 1136 Mudrock Blvd. in Orlando, and was arrested on Nov. 2. He’s been at the Flagler County jail, on no bond, since. His probation violation hearing has twice been continued.
The Florida Agricultural Museum’s Farm Swap and Music Jam, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff and local musicians. Vendors sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/80118789107966
The Palm Coast Democratic Club‘s monthly meeting’s featured guest is Republican Nate McLaughlin, the county commission member, who may discuss safety, taxes, growth and. The club is interested in hearing from the commission’s most “moderate” member, in the words of the club president. The club meets in the African American Cultural Society Center 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, at 7 p.m.
All Flagler County elementary schools are holding spring conferences Thursday and Friday.
The Belle Terre Elementary PTO meets in the school’s media center at 5 p.m.
Flagler Audubon Society meets at 6:30 p.m. with a Chapter activity update and social session. Formal program begins at 7 p.m. in meeting rooms A & B at Florida Hospital Flagler on SR 100 just west of I-95.
The Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission’s Customer Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando. This meeting site is conveniently located near the SunRail LYNX Central Station platforms. Please check SunRail arrival and departure times at www.sunrail.com. Public participation is solicited. Contact 386-943-5367, or via email at [email protected].
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: Palm Coast City Government offices, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 1174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Farmer’s Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, noon to 4 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22|
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
East MalaCompra Road and Malacompra Park closed for dunes restoration: The easternmost section of MalaCompra Road will be temporarily closed as Flagler County’s dune restoration project moves south. Sand deliveries will begin Monday morning (Feb. 26). Flagler County has just completed its fifth week of work on the project, and completed the work at Washington Oaks Garden State Park. Revegetation of the recently shaped dunes is expected to occur over the next few months. “This next phase of dunes restoration construction will start at Bay Drive Park near Sea Colony and move southward to the MalaCompra access point,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, who is overseeing the projects, which will cost upwards of $25 million. High tides, daylight, and weather affect the length of the workday.
Floor sessions: The Senate is scheduled to hold a floor session at 10 a.m., the House at 10:30 a.m.
FSU HOLDS TOWN HALLS ON NAMINGS: The Florida State University President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions will continue a series of town-hall forums. University President John Thrasher formed the panel to review and make recommendations about university policies dealing with campus names and markers. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Florida State University, Roberts Hall, 425 West Jefferson St., Tallahassee. Also, 3 p.m., Black Student Union House, 921 West Jefferson St., Tallahassee.)
NEW FPL PLANT AT ISSUE: The state Public Service Commission will meet and decide whether to give a key approval to a plan by Florida Power & Light to build a new power plant in Broward County. The commission will consider whether to approve what is known as a “determination of need” for the plant, which would replace two old generating units. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
UNF PRESIDENT CONTRACT AT ISSUE: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will consider an employment agreement with David Szymanski, who has been selected to become the school’s new president. (Thursday, 3:30 p.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville.)
UNF, STATE COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will hold a joint workshop with trustees of Florida State College at Jacksonville. (Thursday, 4:30 p.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The probability of an American dying in a terrorist attack after 2001 is roughly one in 50 million per year, far lower than the chance of dying in a homicide or even drowning in a bathtub. https://t.co/num2UMDKwn pic.twitter.com/eLDHLTzTuL
— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) February 28, 2018
Company tax cuts would boost wages by just $750 over time – Treasury secretary https://t.co/uMqHnHTTbt
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) February 28, 2018
Ronald Reagan on the idea of selling military weapons to the public pic.twitter.com/2AH0QZqT0s
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 27, 2018
According to some estimates, China will overtake the U.S. as the top research and development spender by 2020. https://t.co/1yX3KDWHiK
— CSIS (@CSIS) February 28, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 28, 2018
"Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different disciplines – one devoted to abstract thought, the other to feeling. But sometimes the parallels between the two are uncanny".
— Quo Artis (@quoartis) February 28, 2018
How a nuclear attack on North Korea would add to global cancer epidemic https://t.co/hMaPrMETPi
— The Conversation US (@ConversationUS) February 28, 2018
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Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Feb. 23, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Jacqueline du Pré Perform’s Dvořák Cello Concerto With the LSO and Daniel Barenboim
- Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim
- Albert Camus’ “The Human Crisis”
- Swinging Bach
- Keith Jarrett Standards Trio
- Anoushka Shankar Ensemble
- Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio: a 2007 Concert
- 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