Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast 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: handgrith, n..
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“Lord how pure and how beautiful human life can be, but because of the egotism of those who have power we are never able to attain it.”
–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 Flagler Palm Coast Forum, a non-partisan civic discussion group, hosts a political forum featuring the judges running for election or re-election in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Flagler, Volusia, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Two judges in the circuit sit permanently in Flagler: Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith and County Judge Melissa Moore-Stens. Both are up for retention. Other judges are also running, but any judge in the circuit may cycle into Flagler at one point or another. Moore-Stens and Smith, pictured here, will be at the forum, as will be the following candidates and judges: Judge Elizabeth Blackburn, Judge Leah Case, Judge Christopher France, and Judge Mary Jolley. Each judge will address the forum. That segment will be followed by a question and answer period. The forum is at the Hilton Garden Inn, Palm Coast, with a social half hour starting at 5:30 p.m. and the forum itself starting at 6 p.m. It is free and open to all. For additional information call host and organizer Ed Fuller at 859/285-0585 or by email at [email protected].
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at city hall in Town Center. The council will evaluate its goals and hear a presentation from the administration’s innovation team as well as a presentation on parks and recreation’s long-term plans. The council will discuss appointing Elaine Studnicki co-city historian, along with Art Dycke.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Atlantic Coast chapter: Public Money for Private Schools: Colleen Conklin,Flagler County School Board member and director of dual enrollment at Embry-Riddle will discuss “Public Money for Private Schools: How the State of Florida siphons tax dollars from public schools to fund CHOICE options owned by private corporations and religious entities” 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. This meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made. For further information call 804-914-4460.
The NAACP General Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. features an entrepreneur forum by the Flagler County NAACP Economic Development Committee. This forum will consist of an impressive panel of local multicultural business owners who will highlight their businesses at the NAACP General Membership Meeting the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway).
Sen. Dorothy Hukill, the Port Orange Republican, receives a “special recognition from The Florida Bar” during a luncheon meeting of the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers and the Volusia County Bar Association. Florida Bar President Michael Higer is expected to take part. 11:30 a.m., Daytona International Speedway, Bill France Room, 1808 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
David Sholtz: Florida’s New Deal Governor, presented by Prof. Todd C. Richardson. In the depths of the Great Depression, Florida elected an unconventional candidate as governor. David Sholtz was a resident of Daytona Beach who campaigned with hopeful optimism during a time of despair. Brooklyn-born of Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Sholtz surprised the state’s political establishment to become the 26th governor. Tackling Florida’s problems with cheerful confidence, Sholtz’s story is one of hope tempered with the social and political realities of the time during a turbulent period in our state’s history. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Daytona State College’s Advanced Technology College’s multi-purpose room, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) The free event is part of Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program.
Entrepreneur Night at the Island Grille in Flagler Beach, 5:30 to 7 p.m. You are invited to join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John’s County startup founders, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs at this event. RSVP here.
Adult Open Gym Basketball, two sessions offered: you have a choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, through May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This is an adult, co-ed, non-competitive recreation program offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. $22 for either session. Register at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
Birthdays: Flagler Beach Commissioner Kim Carney is 62.
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:
- 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:
- 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.
‘HOPE’ SCHOOL OPERATORS CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education will meet in Hendry County and take up a series of issues, including the proposed designation of two charter-school organizations as “Hope Operators.” The proposed designations for IDEA Public Schools and Somerset Academy Inc. stem from a 2017 law that created the “schools of hope” program. The program is designed to lead to charter schools serving students who have gone to low-performing traditional public schools. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., LaBelle High School, 4050 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle.)
INDEPENDENT EDUCATION PANEL MEETS: The Commission for Independent Education is scheduled to start two days of meetings in Lake County. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills.)
LEVINE SPEAKS AT TIGER BAY: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine is scheduled to speak to the Capital Tiger Bay Club. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
STEWART, BAXLEY DEBATE GUNS: Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, will debate gun issues during a meeting of the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. (Tuesday, noon, Country Club of Orlando, 1601 Country Club Dr., Orlando.)
DRUGS, ALCOHOL, MENTAL HEALTH AT ISSUE: The Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Task Force, which was created by the state university system’s Board of Governors to address substance-abuse and mental-health issues among college students, will meet. (Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul https://t.co/BzmglSpPpv
— Spectator Culture (@CultureHouse) March 25, 2018
Unlike other industries, gun manufacturers and sellers are shielded from legal accountability. Bowing to years of intensive N.R.A. lobbying, Congress enacted the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005. https://t.co/AnXjRoSLUY pic.twitter.com/a21gAuLKHM
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) March 25, 2018
NRA goes after Parkland students: "No one would know your names" if your classmates hadn't died" https://t.co/TN0uMITlrI pic.twitter.com/5dEmSwj7fq
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2018
China has one-third of the world’s wind power and a quarter of its solar capacity https://t.co/pkR4WHY256
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 23, 2018
Here's how nuclear weapons have evolved over the years pic.twitter.com/NEA8boio17
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 24, 2018
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
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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
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