Today:: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. 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.
Drought Index: 139
The OED’s Word of the Day: paniolo, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- Summer Camps
- In State Government
- Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- 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 Commission meets in regular session at 9 a.m. when commissioners will consider a $40,000 subsidy to an aviation logistical company, approve a new way of billing for ambulance service, and approval of an $875,000 purchase of a property at Palm Harbor Village Way as the new home for the Sheriff’s Palm Coast precinct. Currently, that office is at City Marketplace. In a special meeting at 1 p.m. commissioners are to discuss a settlement with Palm Coast over water issues relating to the Airport Commons proposed development at the rim of the county airport, along State Road 100, opposite Bulldog Drive. At the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Government services Building, Bunnell, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday: Flagler Department of Health, 301 Doctor Carter Boulevard, Bunnell, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.M.
- Tuesday: Palm Coast Bowling Lanes, 11 Old Kings Road, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Epic Theatres, Palm Coast’s Town Center, 11 a.m. to 7 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
Free Skywarn Storm Spotter class May 9: Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service will host a free Skywarn Storm Spotter class on Wednesday, May 9, at the Emergency Operations Center. Cindy Elsenheimer, meteorologist and senior forecaster with the National Weather Service, will teach the class. It will cover everything from cloud formations to thunderstorm development to visual predictions. Those who participate in the class – which begins at 6 p.m. May 9 – are eligible to become volunteer storm spotters and assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events.
While warnings for thunderstorms are only issued for hail and high winds, lightning is part of all storms and is the cause of more deaths in the United States than tornadoes and hurricanes, according to the National Weather Service. Additionally, Flagler County is located within the gap of the nearest Doppler radar towers. “More than 2,000 residents have received this training in the past 23 years,” said Emergency Management Technician Bob Pickering, who has organized all 51 classes since the’ve been held at EOC starting in the 1990s. Registration is required, and can be done by calling Pickering at 386-313-4250, or by email at [email protected].
Flagler County Veterans Services Office closed May 7-11 to allow the team to attend annual training. The training, which is conducted by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is required for re-certification as an accredited representative who is recognized by the U.S. of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families with their interactions before the VA. “Veterans who need assistance should try to make arrangements to meet with us this week, or when our offices reopen on May 14,” said Veterans Services Officer David Lydon. Representatives are trained to help veterans understand and apply for any VA benefits they may be entitled to including: compensation, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, life insurance, pension, health care, and burial benefits. Flagler County Veterans Services Office is a professional resource offered to all members of the armed forces of the United States – former, present, and future – including those with disabilities, whether service connected or not.
The Online auction to benefit the G.W. Carver Center in Bunnell is now open. Art Work, Local Experiences, Restaurant Gift Cards, Baskets, FCYC Summer Camp Registration & Trip Specials, Window Cleaning, Kayaking Tour, Furniture, World Wide Time Share, Camping Rentals, and the list goes on and on. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to go back into the development of the Carver Center. The Flagler County School Board and Flagler County Government have both owned and managed the facility over the years. Due to budgetary constraints it appeared it would be necessary to close the facility in 2010. A coalition was born to save the Gym and restore it as a community center. Our foundation was created to serve this facility with grant funding and equipment/supply needs. In order to participate in this auction you must register for a bidder account here. On the last day of the auction if a bidder submits a bid in the last 3 minutes before auction closes that item will extend for another 3 minutes and that process will repeat for up to a half hour the official close. Go bid here. If you have any questions please contact us via email at [email protected]
At the Florida Agricultural Museum: Our two new Fantastic Summer Camp Programs with Cathy Tallacksen, Instructor. Pioneer Life Ways, and Native American Traditions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, four sessions available, $200 per week. Sibling discount, $175. Hurry and sign your child up HERE: https://form.jotform.com/80727305907964 and click here to see the full poster.
CELEBRATE FLORIDA HISTORY: The statewide Florida History Day Contest will be held in Tallahassee, with students in grades 6 through 12 competing as they seek to move on to the National History Day competition. An awards ceremony will be held Tuesday at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. (Monday, student registration starts at 7:45 a.m., Tallahassee Community College, Student Union, Tallahassee.)
RESERVOIR PROJECT DETAILED: The South Florida Water Management District will provide an overview for the construction industry of a major reservoir project in Hendry County that is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The project, known as the C-43 Reservoir, is planned to hold water from the Caloosahatchee River. (Monday, 2 p.m., Palm Beach County Planning and Zoning Auditorium, 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach.)
MCCALISTER SPEAKS AT TEA PARTY EVENT: Republican Mike McCalister, who is running for state agriculture commissioner, is slated to speak to the Palm Beach County Tea Party. (Monday, 5:30 p.m., Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbados Dr., Jupiter.)
CRAB FISHERIES AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold one in a series of workshops about issues related to stone-crab and blue-crab fisheries. The agency is considering a requirement that crab traps be affixed with an FWC-issued tag number. (Monday, 6 p.m., Brevard County Government Center-North, Brevard Room, 518 South Palm Ave., Titusville.)
BERMAN, SLOSBERG DISCUSS SESSION: Sen. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, and Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, are slated to discuss this year’s legislative session during a meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club of South Palm Beach County. (Monday, 7:30 p.m., South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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- Chanticleer Sings Shenandoah
- Bottesini Gran Duo for double bass and violin
- Schubert’s “Der Lindenbaum,” “Im Frühling”: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
- Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (Yoojin Jang)
- Emmanuel Chabrier’s España Rhapsody For Orchestra
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- Nina Simone: Take Me To The Water
- Frank Peter Zimmermann: Bach and Me
- Jorge Bolet: Master Class On Rachmaninoff’s Piano Conceto No. 3
- Friedrich Gulda: So What, A Portrait (2002, with English subtitles)
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- Kabalevsky Piano Concerto Nr. 3, Eric Lin, piano MusicaNova Warren Cohen
- Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the Herreweghe Interpretation
- Bach’s Magnificat: The Monteverdi Choir
- 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
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- Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim