Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 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: 129
The OED’s Word of the Day: vega, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- Local Road and Interstate Construction
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“It is the triumph of reason to live well with those who have none.”
–From Voltaire’s play, “Socrate” (1759).
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.
One lane of southbound Belle Terre Parkway to be closed intermittently July 23-27: Road crews will have intermittent lane closures of one southbound lane of Belle Terre Parkway between Royal Palms Parkway and Easthampton Boulevard. These intermittent lane closures are needed while that section of Belle Terre Parkway is repaved.
In Court: Matthew Nesbitt, 44, of Palm Coast’s P Section, goes on trial on eight charges, including three charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and a charge of offense against a police dog, starting with jury selection, before Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, 9 a.m. (Case 2017CF001004) See the background story here.
The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshop at 9 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell. Commissioners will discuss next year’s property tax rate and hear a presentation on the county’s economic development department.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 5 p.m. to conclude a budget workshop started last week, then in a meeting at 7 p.m. or as soon as the workshop ends. Commissioners will set a proposed tax rate for next year and decide whether to continue streaming their meetings live on the internet.
Election Candidates’ Hobnob hosted by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to the public. At the Palm Coast Community Center. The Flagler Hob Nob will be similar to an old fashioned political rally with an expectation of at least 400 guests attending. The purpose of Hob Nob is to give Chamber members and local residents an opportunity to meet with candidates and representatives from their campaigns on a one-to-one basis. The Chamber will invite all candidates appearing on the 2018 ballots to rent tabletop space for $150. Candidates will be assigned tables on a first come first served basis. Proceeds will support Chamber voter education and government affairs initiatives, including the organization’s 2019 Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute.
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 – 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club’s web site http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Tuesday: Banfield Pet Hospital, 5270 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road South, Palm Coast, from 3 to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, 73 Patricia Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Outback Steakhouse, 45 Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, from 4 to 9 p.m.
- Friday: Flagler Fish Company, 180 South Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, 10 a.m. to noon.
- Friday: Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, 1 to 4 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
Nightly lane closures on Florida Park Drive to begin Monday, July 16 and continuing until Friday night, July 20. The Palm Coast Utility Department will be closing one lane of Florida Park Drive — a segment at a time – from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly to allow for lining of the sanitary sewer system. The project will be done in rotating segments all along Florida Park Drive. Traffic control will be provided.
Garbage, recyclables & yard trash must be placed at curb no later than 6 a.m. Palm Coast reminds all residents to place their garbage, recyclables and yard trash at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled pickup day. The city’s garbage collection contractor, Waste Pro, has recently changed the routing of some routes. With the summer heat, the re-routing will allow employees to focus on heavier volumes earlier in the day. With that, customers may see a change in the time of day their garbage is normally picked up. However, the days of collection (Monday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Friday, with yard trash on Wednesdays) is not changing. Issues with garbage service can be reported at that website, or by calling Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
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.
GILLUM MAKES APPEARANCES IN MIAMI-DADE: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will take part in an “adjunct professors workday” and appear at a United Dade Baptist Association debate. (Monday, workday at 9 a.m., Miami Dade College, North Campus, 113080 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami. Also, debate at 6:30 p.m., 1140 N.W. 62nd St., Miami.)
BEAN MAKES APPEARANCES IN NASSAU, DUVAL: State Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, will speak at an Amelia Island Tourist Development Council workshop and will speak to the First Coast Republican Club. (Monday, Tourist Development Council, noon, Omni Racquet Park Conference Center, Fernandina Beach. Also, Republican Club at 6:30 p.m., Casa Marina, 691 First St. North, Jacksonville Beach.)
—-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 July 20, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-july20-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Yuja Wang Plays Liszt’s Sonata B minor
- Evgeny Kissin Plays Schumann’s Toccata Opus 7
- Beethoven : Piano concerto No.3 Performed by Alice Sara Ott at the Piano
- Kurt Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Op. 19 for violin, viola and string orchestra, Pantomime
- Kurt Atterberg: Sinfonia for Strings
- David Letterman First Ever Appearance On The Tonight show With Johnny Carson: 1978
- Andres Alen: Variations on a Theme By Milanes
- Stephen Heller, Etude Op 46, 11
- Constitutionally Speaking with Justice David Souter and Margaret Warner
- Agustin Barrios Mangore: David Russell Performs the 4th Waltz Op. 8
- A Few Bach Inventions
- Boris Berezovsky Plays the Chopin/Godowsky Etude in G flat major
- Stewart Goodyear: Beethoven’s Hammerklavier 4th movement
- Claude Bolling and Hubert Laws on the Johnny Carson Show
- Schumann’s Toccata, Op. 7, Performed by Evgeny Kissin
- Bach Cantata BWV 170, Clare Wilkinson, mezzosoprano
- Toru Takemitsu: Air for Solo Flute
- Martha Argerich Plays Piazzolla’s Oblivion
- Bach-Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor
- Leonard Bernstein: Young People’s Concerts Vol. 2 (Includes André Watts)
- Emerson Quartet, Contrapunctus 9 from Bach’s Art of Fugue
- Virginia Grand Military Band, Memorial Day Concert 2017
@crooked slippery rick
More on In Florida and in State Government:
Gov. Rick Scott profits from Hep C drug tied to state prisons, opioid crisis
By John Kennedy
GateHouse Capital Bureau
“TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has drawn heat for failing to act swiftly against the rise of Hepatitis C – an often fatal liver disease coursing through Florida’s prisons and fueled by the state’s opioid crisis.
But Scott does have an interest in the issue: He’s a million-dollar investor in Gilead Sciences, the controversial manufacturer of Hep C treatment drugs that have cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars for treating patients.
The investment is listed in the governor’s 2013 financial disclosure with the state, one of the few expansive looks at the finances of the former health care administrator who last month reported a $232.6 million net worth — up 56 percent from a year earlier.
A blind trust contains $215 million of his wealth and makes public none of the stocks and other assets it contains.
Scott, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, faces a July 29 deadline to file a more detailed federal disclosure, which also will force him for the first time to reveal his wife’s assets along with his own wide-ranging holdings…”
July 29, 2018: Stay awake and pay attention to crooked slippery rick, aka Floriduh’s king of the swamp.