Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 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: purga, 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 Last 24 Hours of Incident 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
“The hypothesis addressed in this book, for instance, is that sugar is the dietary trigger of obesity and diabetes and, if so, the diseases such as heart disease that associate with them. But this hypothesis is ultimately about what happens to us over decades—the time it takes chronic diseases to manifest themselves—and not months, as is the case, say, with vitamin-deficiency diseases like scurvy or beriberi. In the late 1960s, when administrators at the National Institutes of Health considered doing a trial that would test the hypothesis that dietary fat causes heart disease and thus, ultimately, the shortening of our lives, they concluded that it would require perhaps a hundred thousand subjects and would cost at least one billion dollars. And they were justifiably concerned that such a study still couldn’t be trusted to give a reliable and definitive result. (That’s why replication, ideally by independent investigators, is also considered key to the scientific process: a necessary step before a hypothesis is accepted as likely to be true.) So such a study was never undertaken.”
–From Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar.” (2016)
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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, County Economic Development Director Helga van Eckert, and FPL’s Richard Beltran, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, all a little after 9 a.m.
Friday: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road in the Hammock. Committee members will hear about a “Renaissance Conceptual Plan” from Bob Dickinson, a planning board member.
Friday: Flagler Reads Together: Nancy Duke-Burkhead, professor at Daytona Beach College, will discuss “Roles of Women during WWI” in a 2 p.m. presentation at the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year’s book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.
Friday: AARP Driver Safety Program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Palm Coast’s Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation’s first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: City Repertory Theatre’s production of “Blood Knot,” the Athol Fugard play, directed by John Sbordone. “Blood Knot” tells the story of two South African brothers in the early 1960s–– the dark-skinned Zach and the light-skinned Morris, who has returned to live with his sibling after years of passing as white. 7:30 p.m. March 23-24 and 30-31, and 2 p.m. March 25 and April 1. Performances will be at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or or easily book tickets online here.
Friday: Matanzas Inlet Walk, 9:30 a.m., Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot 8655 A1A S: Enjoy a FREE GTM Research Reserve leisurely guided interpretive walk around the Matanzas Inlet, in partnership with the National Park Service. Explore the ever-changing shoreline, tidal flats, beaches, dunes and dune vegetation. Your guide will explain the Inlet dynamics and movement of sand as the sea constantly rearranges the shore. Hikers are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars to record and observe a variety of birds, plants and animals. Come learn how the area has changed since the recent hurricanes. Is the vegetation different? Are the animals okay? Let’s find out. Meet your guide at the western parking lot on A1A, just north of the Inlet Bridge and the Town of Marineland. Please make reservations by calling 904-823-4500 or visit our Eventbrite page to reserve a spot online. Event Website: https://www.gtmnerr.org/event/matanzas-inlet-walk-12/ Event Contact: 904-823-4500.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The Lifeguard Certification Class on Friday is from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must be age 15 or older. The $300 fee includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
Friday: Community Center Grand Re-Opening, 5-7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Opening ceremony, tours and refreshments.
Friday, Saturday: Legends: Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Beyoncé and More at the Jacksonville Symphony, under the direction of Nathan Aspinall, with N’Kenge, Guest Vocalist: She’s sung for Presidents, at the EMMYs, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. N’Kenge returns to the Symphony to bring you the songs of African-American greats including Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Leontyne Price, Beyoncé and more. Don’t miss this celebrated singer who was recently nominated as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for Elton John’s Aida. Both nights at 8 p.m., tickets starting at $19, at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2018-19 guide.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The News-Journal’s 29th annual Spring Home Show at the Ocean Center. The event provides guests with a variety of exhibitors to help jump start home improvements. Enjoy trendy presentations on stage daily; browse cool art in the Arts and Crafts Zone; and bring the kids for face painting, bounce house and more. You are sure to find something to spark inspiration for your next project. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available for $5 in the parking garage and surrounding lots.
Friday: Great Guitarists at Stetson series: Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Vieaux will perform classical and contemporary guitar music that spans the globe, including selections from his 2015 Grammy Award-winning album, Play. His program includes Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Op. 61; Bach’s Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro, BWV 998; Albéniz’s Capricho Catalán, Rumores de la Caleta, and Torre Bermeja; Bellinati’s Jongo; Henze’s Drei Tentos from Kammermusik; Metheny’s Last Train Home; Jobim’s A Felicidade; Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood; and Merlín’s Suite del Recuerdo. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
Saturday: Master Gardner P.M. Reddy shares a visual account of his visit to the monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico and explains why the butterflies have been in perilous decline in a special presentation of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Garden Party and Luncheon, 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, at 1500 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, in Town Center. $35 for foundation members, $40 for non-members, includes catered lunch and a glass of wine. Call 386/225-4394 or go here to book tickets.
Saturday: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. March 22. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: [email protected] or 386-986-2300.
Saturday: Join award-winning photographer Ed Siarkowicz (Shar-ko-vich) on a photographic tour of Flagler County’s barrier island. Exploring Marineland and the nearby beach will allow participants to photograph intriguing coquina rock outcrops, dunes, and beach in classic seascape, landscape, abstract, and macro photographic styles to capture the natural beauty of Marineland. Our photographic workshops are designed to advance beginning and more experienced photographers, even those who only use their cellphones for picture-taking.9 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd., St Augustine. $99 + tax (per artist). To register, or if you have any questions, please call 386-693-4882 to speak with a gallery representative. Event Website: http://www.flagleroceanartgallery.com/mdaworkshops.html Event Contact: 386-693-4882.
Saturday, Sunday: Community Block Party and Yard Sale organized by Nadine King and Christmas Come True at Roma Court Academy 515 Palm Coast Pkwy. SW Palm Coast,9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, Entertainment, Kids Contest, Vendors, Furniture, and Treasures Galore
Sponsored BY Roma Court Academy & WNZF, to benefit Christmas Come True.
Saturday: The Pirate Bounty Party: Join Krewe of the 13, at Hammock Wine, located on A1A across from Publix, and raise money to help local families in need. Come as you are or in your best pirate garb. Raffle prizes, Largest Hat Competition, Magic Show, Vendors, Kid Zone from 3 to 6 p.m., food vendors and Music by Rob Peck starting at 6:30. This is going to be a fun event and will raise money for a great cause. Krew of the 13, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) registered public charity. Visit the Facebook page at “Krewe of the 13” for more information. 3 to 9 p.m., Hammock Wine, 5368 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.
Saturday: Lewis Black at the Peabody Auditorium, 8 p.m. Critically and popularly acclaimed as a stand-up comic, actor and author, Lewis Black is famous for his passionate comedy style complete with cathartic releases of anger, disillusionment, frustration, irritation, and ridicule of cultural phenomena. His compelling points about absurdity of our world cause audience members to laugh themselves into puddles of incontinence. Tickets are $35 to $45. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Saturday: Hotel California at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. ”A Salute to the Eagles” was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. Tickets are $51.95 for adults, $41.95 for students. Call the box office at 386.437.7547.
Sunday: The Stetson Brass Ensembles, directed by David Schmidt, will be performing Early One Morning by Percy Grainger and the Centennial Fanfare by John Zdechlik. The Horn Ensemble will be guest conducted by Mike Vermillion and will perform the Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas and Hanoverian Suite by Christopher Gough. The Trombone Ensemble will be performing Lyric Piece by Michael Hennagin and Excursions by David Wilborn. Also, appearing on the concert will be the Trumpet Ensemble directed by Tom Macklin and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble directed by Ryan Sorenson. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. Contact: 386-822-8950. This is a free concert.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. 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
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.
CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission will meet as it considers proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November general-election ballot. The 37-member commission meets every 20 years and has the authority to put issues directly on the ballot. (Friday, 9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
HISTORICAL ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Historical Commission is scheduled to hold a quarterly meeting. (Friday, 9 a.m., Governor Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee.)
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release February unemployment numbers. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
MARIJUANA PESTICIDE USE DISCUSSED: The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use is slated to hold a meeting about a rule dealing with pesticide use on marijuana. (Friday, 10 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
CONGRESSWOMAN SPEAKS TO PINELLAS DEMOCRATS: U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., will speak during a Pinellas County Democratic Party “Prelude to Victory” dinner. Also expected to take part is U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Kapok Special Events Center, 923 North McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The Stormy Daniels case is not only singularly revealing of the President’s character and his operations but also a likely harbinger of major troubles ahead, @tnycloseread writes: https://t.co/jGD9hImKho pic.twitter.com/2xDr3sGL6m
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 18, 2018
“The universe is itself the glue… Because it remembers itself, it exists. Because it exists, it remembers.”
On #WorldPoetryDay, beauty and wisdom from 91-year-old Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher Etel Adnan: https://t.co/iCKx9bbl8d
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) March 21, 2018
How amateur photographers accidentally discovered the new aurora phenomenon 'Steve' https://t.co/uvmQkzkPkg
— Telegraph Breaking News (@TelegraphNews) March 21, 2018
How a scientist who is "a very enthusiastic home brewer" made hoppy beer with no hops https://t.co/LcQeumOJGj
— NYT Science (@NYTScience) March 22, 2018
A test driver was behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber vehicle when it struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. But that safeguard wasn't enough to prevent the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. https://t.co/8rscsjVEuf
— CNN International (@cnni) March 21, 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 March 9, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-march16-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
András Schiff explains Bach
As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.
- Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach
- Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia
- Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
- A Buxtehude Fugue
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete Well Tempered Clavier, Book One
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete English Suites
- Keith Jarrett, Late Solo
- 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
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