Today:: Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. 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: 121
The OED’s Word of the Day: proboscide, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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“Religions like “Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism” lead people “to an eternity of separation from God in Hell,” Robert Jeffress, a Dallas megachurch pastor, once said. He was chosen to give the opening prayer at the embassy ceremony. John Hagee, one of America’s most prominent end-times preachers, once said that Hitler was sent by God to drive the Jews to their ancestral homeland. He gave the closing benediction. This spectacle, geared toward Donald Trump’s Christian American base, coincided with a massacre about 40 miles away. […] In clashes on Monday, at least 58 Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.”
–Michelle Goldberg, from “A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem,” a May 14, 2018 column in The New York Times.
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: The Dorothy Singer murder trial is in recess until Thursday because of a pre-scheduled commitment for the judge.
In Court: Lucille Horton, the 71-year-old Grand Haven resident accused of vehicular homicide in the death of her husband, Richard Resnicoff, in 2013, is tried before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig starting at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. It is a non-jury trial.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board will review and consider recommending a site review plan for a 99-bed 67,280 square ft. assisted living facility, including a memory care, lock-down unit for dementia patients, at 144 Cypress Point Parkway (500 feet east of Pine Cone Drive on the south side of Cypress Point Parkway). The site in March 2016 was originally slated for a project called Starling of Palm Coast Assisted Living Facility, a 74-unit, 86-beds operation that was never built. The owners put the property up for sale. A contracted purchaser, NXC Palm Coast Owner, LLC of Denver, Colorado is the current applicant. See details here.
The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at City Hall at 4 p.m.
Bunnell Elementary’s School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Spring Band Concert at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. Tickers are $8 for adults, $3 for students.
The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Daytona State College Board of Trustees will hold a workshop and a regular board meeting. Workshop at 1 p.m., board meeting at 2 p.m., Daytona State College, Building 100, 1200 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: The Windsor Assisted Living, 50 Town Court, palm Coast, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: At the Island Festival on the grounds of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 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
Ferry Service Resumes at Fort Matanzas: The National Park Service is pleased to announce that our ferry to Fort Matanzas National Monument will officially resume service on May 14th at 9:30am. For the last two years our ferry service and dock system at Fort Matanzas were severely damaged, first by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and again in September 2017 by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to both ferry boats and dock system have recently been completed, inspected, and service to the fort is resuming. We appreciate the patience and good will we received from our visitors who often travel great distances to visit St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas National Monument. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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.
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.
COASTAL MANAGEMENT CONSIDERED: The annual Florida Coastal Management Program will begin in Pinellas County, with speakers expected to include Noah Valenstein, secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Edge Hotel, 505 South Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach.)
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS IN PINELLAS: The State Board of Education will meet and consider a series of issues, including the designation of KIPP New Jersey and Democracy Prep Public Schools as “hope operators.” That designation is part of a 2017 law expected to lead to new charter schools serving children who attend low-performing traditional public schools. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Pinellas County School Board office, 301 Fourth St. S.W., Largo.)
CITRUS ISSUES ON THE TABLE: The Florida Citrus Commission will meet in Polk County. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)
JUDGE HEARS MEDICAL MARIJUANA CASE: Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers is slated to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a state ban on smoking medical marijuana. Lawmakers included the ban in a law that was designed to carry out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis. The challenge argues that the ban on smoking marijuana violates the constitutional amendment. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of May 10, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-may10-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Jean Baptiste Singelée: Septième Solo de Concert, Op. 93
- Telemann’s Fantasia No. 1 in A Major for solo flute, Performed by Kristen Stoner
- Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Olga Scheps, piano
- Bechara el-Khoury: Forgotten Fragments
- The Violins of Hope: Amnon’s journey
- 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
- Yuja Wang plays Schubert-Liszt (D 774)
- 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)
- Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
@Also in Floriduh Gubbament News – there he goes again, a snake shedding its skin
Crooked ricky is using the tired old tactic of calling himself new and improved – when we know he is neither.
new republican pac (crooked ricky – he preys while it’s the people who pays)
New Evidence Further Points to Coordination Between Rick Scott and New Republican Super PAC
Democrats beef up elections complaint against Rick Scott
The Scott campaign has brushed off the allegations as a smear campaign
By Adam C. Smith
A Democratic group accusing Rick Scott of illegally relying on a Super PAC to prepare for his U.S. Senate campaign has amended its complaint with what it says is more evidence of illegal overlap between the Scott campaign and the New Republican PAC Scott until recently led.
“As if there wasn’t already enough evidence that Rick Scott has been breaking election law, a wave of new examples have surface in the several days. The amount of shady political tricks Scott will employ to advance his own political agenda is striking – and larger symbol for his tenure as governor,” said Adam Bozzi, communications director for End Citizens United. “In light of this new information, the FEC should investigate Scott immediately. Florida deserves better.”
Don’t let Floriduh become a three time loser to crooked ricky.