Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
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Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 67
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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.
Pre-planning days for Flagler County schoolteachers ahead of Friday’s resumption of classes. Superintendent Jim Tager welcomes back school teachers and staff at the Flagler Auditorium at 9 a.m., following a 7:30 breakfast and vendor showcase. At 11 a.m., the Flagler County Sheriff will be giving Incident Survival Training/Active Killer Training to the entire Flagler County School District at the Auditorium, a first in the county. The training is required by a new law passed in the aftermath of the Parkland school massacre last February.
The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 3 p.m. The board is expected to discuss its new School Board Operating Procedures Manual, created, according to a synopsis by the administration, “by the Board to provide a common framework and shared understanding of how the Board will conduct its business. The procedures manual is intended to: clarify expectations; minimize confusion and discord; maximize efficiency and effectiveness; tell the who, what, when, where, and how of various situations and practices; improve working relationships; ease new members’ transition; keep agreements clear to all; identify best practices for effective teamwork; share procedures with community and staff; and align board operations with district policy, and local, state and federal law.” In TRaining Room 3B on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Flagler County School Board holds a special meeting at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell, to renew a contract with the Florida Department of Education and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, which have an ongoing cooperative agreement with various districts throughout Florida. Vocational Rehabilitation supports approved students with an implemented Individualized Education Plan for Employment (non-paid and paid community work). DOE/DVR reimburses the district $34,208.79 per Employment Specialist who serves vocational rehabilitation students. The district pays $7,744.60. This money comes from the FTE generated by students attending the TRAIL program.
The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss updates to the city’s comprehensive plan, its blueprint for long-term development.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Chess on the Porch (and backgammon): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast. Call 386.445.2221.
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: Live and inert bombing from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Live and inert bombing from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Live and inert bombing from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., with live bombing ending around 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: No bombing.
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
Through Aug. 17: Florida Department of Health in Flagler is offering free back-to-school immunizations July 30 through August 17. Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s immunization record, insurance card, and a photo ID. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The DOH-Flagler is located at 301 Dr, Carter Blvd. in Bunnell. For more information, call 386-437-7350, ext. 7095 or write Gretchen Smith [email protected]. Click on the flier to the right for a larger view of it.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Monday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Woody’s BBQ, 99 Flagler Plaza Drive, Palm Coast, 2 to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 1, the Call Center, 11 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, noon to 3 p.m.
- Thursday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 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
Roundabout at US1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway Public Hearing: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a public information meeting about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of US1 and Matanzas Woods Parkway. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 9, at the Palm Coast Community Center. It will be held as an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to view project displays, speak with project team representatives and provide comments. There is no formal presentation or formal verbal comment period on the agenda. The proposed roundabout design accommodates two lanes in each direction on U.S. 1, and at least one lane in each direction along Matanzas Woods Parkway. The speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph through the roundabout. The project also includes updating pedestrian features at the intersection. The goal of these proposed improvements is to improve safety at the intersection. Public participation is sought without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting us at [email protected].
The Community Chorus of Palm Coast will begin rehearsals for their winter concert on Sept 4. Weekly Tuesday night rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church located at 156 Florida Park Drive. Contact President Jeff McKay at 386-451-6145 or visit our website for more information www.communitychorusofpalmcoast.org.
CHILDREN’S ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet will meet in Collier County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples.)
PRE-K PROGRAMS AT ISSUE: The Early Learning Programs Education Conference will discuss financial issues related to the voluntary pre-kindergarten program. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
UTILITY REGULATORS MEET: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a regular meeting before beginning a hearing on nuclear-project costs. (Wednesday, regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., nuclear hearing at 1:30 p.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
CRIST, KENNEDY AT HEALTH CARE RALLY: U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., will take part in a rally that will focus on health-care issues, including protecting the Affordable Care Act. (Tuesday, noon, Williams Park, 350 Second Ave. North, St. Petersburg.)
NATURAL BRIDGE ADDITION DISCUSSED: The Florida Park Service will provide an overview of plans for the Horn Springs addition to Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park south of Tallahassee. The project is expected to include a new trailhead and trail system east of the St. Marks River. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Leon County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee.)
SHARK FISHING AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold one in a series of meetings to gather input on shore-based shark fishing. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, 913 South I St., Pensacola.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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