Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South 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.
Drought Index: 61
The OED’s Word of the Day: mordication, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“The Eden of the eternal present that the animal world has known for ages was shattered at last. Through the human mind, time and darkness, good and evil, would enter and possess the world.”
–Loren Eiseley, from the essay “The Immense Journey,” in “Collected Essays, vol. 1” (Library of America).
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, Circuit Judge Terence Perkins, a former chief judge for the seventh judicial district, replaces Judge Dennis Craig on Flagler County’s felony and civil bench this week. For the second time since 2010, Craig has been reassigned to Volusia County, where he will handle the felony docket.
The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 9 a.m. The budget workshop discussion includes the administration’s defense of a proposed $284,000, four-year contract for a new tourism website. The administration tried to slip the proposal through the commission’s agenda last week. Commissioners did not comply and requested the workshop. At the Emergency Operations Center 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 3, Training Room B, Bunnell. See the agenda here.
The Palm Coast City Council holds a workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will hear presentations from executive search firms in the protracted search for a new manager. At a special meeting immediately following the workshop, council members will draw up a shortlist of candidates for the appointment to fill out Steve Nobile’s seat, which he just resigned. The list of applicants, however, is a shortlist. The council received just three qualifying applications: Charles Johnson, who worked at Sea Ray Boats for three decades, Vincent Lyon, the attorney at Palm Coast’s Chiumento Dwyer Hertel and Ksitemaker law firm, and Robert Thomasey, a retired electrician. See the applications here.
Flagler County’s Emergency Management has a media day scheduled for local reporters ahead of hurricane season, at 11:30 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The meeting will be preceded by a 6 p.m. workshop, a continuation of the commission’s discussion of the city’s purchasing policy.
Graduation ceremonies for Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High Schools at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Matanzas is at 3 p.m., FPC at 7 p.m.
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.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, Building 3 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Building 1 at 11 Commerce Boulevard from noon to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 402 North palmetto Street, Bunnell, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Fantastic Sam’s, 5200 East Highway 100 (Target shopping center), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Thursday: Toscana Models and Sales Center, 15 New Water Oak Drive, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Post Office, 2 Pine Cone Drive, Palm Coast, 2 to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 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
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.
RUBIO HOLDS “MOBILE” OFFICE HOURS: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours in St. Johns, 9 a.m., St. Johns County Council on Aging, Players Community Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach.
MEACHAM SPEAKS TO FORUM CLUB: Presidential historian and author Jon Meacham will speak to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Meacham’s latest book is “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” (Tuesday, noon, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.)
INTERVIEWS OF ABUSED CHILDREN AT ISSUE: The Forensic Interview Protocol Task Force, which works on issues related to forensic interviews of children suspected of having suffered abuse, will hold a conference call. (Tuesday, 2 p.m. Call-in number: 1-888-670-3525. Code: 7021700355)
—-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 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-may-26-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Emerson Quartet, Contrapunctus 9 from Bach’s Art of Fugue
Larry Phelan says
Yesterday, a friend from St. Augustine called and wanted to go to a restaurant with an ocean view in Palm Coast. I had to give him directions to Flagler Beach. So much for tourism! And what about the beaches? Jungle Hut is a mess, and Varn Park is undergoing refurbishing! There arent any refreshment stands at either beach. I sometime wonder if the City Council knows there is a part of Palm Coast on the east side of 95??