Today: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. East 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: machicolation, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
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- 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
“Oh, how difficult it is, how difficult it is, to become a human being! Even if you have survived the front and bombing and been blown up by land mines, that’s still only the very beginning of heroism. That is still not the whole thing.”
–From Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago, II.”
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 Bunnell City Commission holds a 6 p.m. workshop and a 7 p.m. decision meeting at City Hall. The workshop will consist of a presentation by Tom Foster and the Bunnell Police Department.
Live Like Cameron Golf Tournament at Grand Haven, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $100 per player, $360 per foursome, $25 for lunch, to register, call Mark Bialkoski at 386/864-4192 or email [email protected] Live Like Cameron is a non-profit established in 2017 in memory of Cameron Fulling, who died of brain cancer before his 10th birthday. The goal of the non-profit is to given financial assistance to local families with children diagnosed with cancer.
The African-American Entrepreneurs Club meets at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 North U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast, at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Janice Robinson-Celeste, founder and editor in chief of Successful Black Parenting Magazine and a former professor at Hofstra University. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for guests, $5 for students. Call Leslie Giscombe at 386/246-8699 for information, and see the full flyer here.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is slated to speak during a Volusia County Democratic Party meeting, 7 p.m., Daytona State College, UCF Building, 1200 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Adult Open Gym Volleyball, two separate sessions, Mondays or Wednesdays, now through May 2, 7-9:30 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball with an open gym that creates new teams weekly. Teams rotate in and out of play. One net is for competitive style play and the second net is for recreational style play. Offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
- Monday: 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Inert
- Tuesday: 10 a.m. to noon – Live, noon to 4:45 p.m., Inert, 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. -Inert
- Wednesday: Noon to 2 p.m. – Live, 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. – Inert
- Thursday: 12:15 p.m. to 4:45 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
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway (Island Walk), noon to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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
Intracoastal Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results: Intracoastal Bank, held its annual meeting of shareholders on March 22, 2018 at the Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club. At the meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve as directors for the coming year: Dr. Pamela Carbiener, C. Scott Crews, Robert DeVore, Thomas L. Gibbs, Albert B. Johnston, Jr., Gerald P. Keyes, Michael Machin and Bruce E. Page. Bank management provided shareholders with a progress update highlighting the outstanding growth and success the Bank experienced in 2017. The highlights included the following:
Total assets at December 31, 2017, were $315 million up $31 million, or 11%, from $284 million at December 31, 2016.
Total loans at December 31, 2017 were $199 million, up 23 million, or 13% from $176 million, at December 31, 2016.
Total deposits at December 31, 2017 were $285 million, up 27 million, or 10% from 258 million, at December 31, 2016.
Net income for the full year 2017 increased by 19 percent from the full year 2016.
The Bank continues to prove its safe and sound with good credit quality with no material delinquent loans, no foreclosed properties and no charge offs for 2017. Bank management also reported Intracoastal Bank has reinvested 394 million in loans in the community since opening its doors in 2008 in the form of personal and business lending. Intracoastal Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce E. Page said, “Intracoastal‘s 2017 results far exceeded expectations and the Bank continues to perform significantly better than industry norms in all key areas of performance. Intracoastal’s proven track record of strong financial results has positioned the Bank to offer our community a top quality, safe and sound, local alternative. This elite level of performance also gives Intracoastal Bank the ability to continue to grow and make loans for the betterment of the local economy and community.”
Palm Coast and Florida Hospital Flagler announce expanded partnership: The Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Department and Florida Hospital Flagler have a common goal and mission – to improve the quality of life of local residents through health and wellness initiatives. The city and the hospital have worked together in the past, and now they’re making the partnership official and expanding the number of community activities offered jointly. A new Health and Wellness Event Partnership was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Palm Coast City Council. Among the newest programs supported by the hospital are the Lunch N’ Lecture Series, offered on the third Friday of each month, and the Coffee Series, held on the second Wednesday of each month. Topics for the free lecture series are often centered around health issues, and Florida Hospital Flagler doctors have served as speakers. The hospital has supported the Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches Senior Games and Parks & Recreation Month in July in recent years, and that will continue. On July 27, as part of Parks & Recreation Month, a free public health screening will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center, and the hospital is planning other health screening events, as well. For Senior Games, scheduled for Sept. 7 to 23 this year, the hospital will do community outreach and provide a physical therapist at Senior Games events. Florida Hospital Flagler is also supporting the new Mayor’s 30/30 Challenge, which kicks off Saturday and continues through April 23. The challenge is to move at least 30 miles in 30 days – an average of one mile per day. Participants can sign up and log their miles at www.palmcoastgov.com/healthy. They can choose their own form of exercise. “This health and wellness sponsorship between Florida Hospital Flagler and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation was designed to motivate individuals to live healthier lives,” Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Dr. Ron Jimenez said during Tuesday’s announcement. “This aligns with the vision of Florida Hospital Flagler to provide holistic care, and by holistic care we mean care that addresses not just physical health, but also emotional and spiritual health.”
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.
GULF TAX SAVINGS CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a settlement agreement that would lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along federal tax savings to customers. The agreement, if approved, will lead to lower monthly electric bills and stems from a federal tax overhaul approved in December. Gulf negotiated the agreement with the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, which represents large commercial customers, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Following the Gulf hearing, the Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a settlement agreement involving a request by Florida City Gas to increase rates. (Monday, 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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The Huge Profits, And Questionable Benefits, Of Urine Testing. https://t.co/s7F0KgI0Wc pic.twitter.com/kRoSLkc6g2
— High Times (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) March 25, 2018
Contrary to the longings of NeverTrumpers, there’s no groundswell of support among the GOP rank and file for a challenger to the president, argues @peterbeinart https://t.co/HgYWJ9mHia pic.twitter.com/ge0FqAGqIn
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 25, 2018
About half of all plants and animals in 35 of the world's most biodiverse places are at risk of extinction due to climate change, a new report claims https://t.co/uySAN4cxH4 pic.twitter.com/Ha4ZnNs5cW
— CNN (@CNN) March 25, 2018
China's staggering demand for commodities https://t.co/xo0ED3ctpU #growth pic.twitter.com/glLasYWybT
— World Economic Forum (@wef) March 25, 2018
“In the professional world, the line between bosses and subordinates is not as clear — but it should be.”https://t.co/ZEdjUHaHEh
— Harvard Business Review (@HarvardBiz) March 25, 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 23, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-march-23-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Motorists are advised of nighttime ramp closures with detours next week at two locations along Interstate 4 (I-4) and Interstate 95 (I-95) in Volusia County. The entrance ramp from State Road (S.R.) 472 westbound to I-4 eastbound, in the Orange City area, will close for two nights early next week. Drivers will be directed to travel I-4 westbound to Saxon Boulevard toward Deltona to access I-4 eastbound. Also, a nighttime single outside lane closure will occur during two nights, toward the end of the week, along westbound I-4 west of Dirksen Drive. Entrance and exit ramps at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard will close one-at-a-time, on multiple nights, during the upcoming week. Drivers will be directed as follows:
I-95 northbound on ramp from eastbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue east on LPGA Boulevard to Technology Drive to Cornerstone Boulevard to Williamson Boulevard to LPGA Boulevard back to I-95.
I-95 southbound on ramp from westbound LPGA Boulevard: Continue west on LPGA Boulevard to Tomoka Farms Road to Bellevue Avenue to Williamson Boulevard, to S.R. 400/Beville Road and back to I-95 south.
I-95 southbound off ramp to LPGA Boulevard: Continue south on I-95 to U.S. 92 to Tomoka Farms Road back to LPGA Boulevard.
The closures are necessary to construct lighting foundations as part of two Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects to install new lighting along I-4 and I-95.
Bach’s Magnificat: The Monteverdi Choir
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.
- András Schiff explains Bach
- 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
I bet people would line up if a public slaughter was going to take place. You just can’t fix stupid!! Why not show up and tell the Mayor and Council Members how they suck and are not providing representation that we tax payers deserve?????!!!!!! When attending the Holland luncheon, bring your own Vaseline!