Today: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 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: 167
The OED’s Word of the Day: antiˈgropelos, n..
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“Designers, architects and planners have to take account of mankind’s increasing size. When the new Yankee Stadium was opened in 2009, it contained 4,000 fewer seats than the previous stadium, opened in 1923, because wider seats were required to cope with the increased average size of the fans. The older seats had been 18–22in (46–56cm) wide; today they are 19–24in (48–61cm). Similar data, apparently trivial, is available from all corners of modern American life, as institutions and businesses seek to accommodate the expanding size of the American people. Ferries in Puget Sound have also increased the width of their seats; ambulances in Colorado have been fitted with winches to handle excessively heavy patients. Even undertakers have had to respond by making larger coffins to accommodate obese corpses. A standard coffin is 24in (61cm) wide, but an extra-large version of 37in (97cm) is now available.”
–From Adam Gopnik’s “Sugar: The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity” (2018).
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.
Primary election early voting in Flagler County at three locations: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W., Palm Coast; Palm Coast Community Center at the corner of Clubhouse Drive and Palm Coast Parkway, 305 Palm Coast Parkway; and Supervisor of Elections Office in the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
What is a Smart Community? The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts an educational event aimed at showcasing components that make up a smart community. Learn about the technology movement that is shaping our community for the future. From transporation and utility systems to innovations in our business community, hear what our local civic, business and community leaders are implementing to make Flagler County a Smart Community. The event will begins with a keynote presentation by Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director for the North Florida Transporation Planning Organization about Smart City technologies and will include a panel discussion featuring representatives from Flagler’s cities, all starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. Individual seats: Member rate: $40, non-member rate, $50. Table of ten: $375 for members, $500 for non-members. Contact the Chamber’s Heather Edwards, 386-437-0106.
A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: Metro Diner, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 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
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.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold two meetings that will focus on ways to improve behavioral health services in the Medicaid managed-care system. (8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Dr., Jacksonville.)
PAROLE CASES HEARD: The Florida Commission on Offender Review will consider numerous parole cases from across the state. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
MARIJUANA LAWS AT ISSUE: NORML Tallahassee, which supports legalization of marijuana, is scheduled to hold a march and rally at the Capitol. (Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Old Capitol front steps, Tallahassee.)
ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES SPAR IN COURT: Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers will hear arguments in a case challenging the election qualification of Ryan Torrens, a Democratic candidate for attorney general. Torrens’ opponent in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary, Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa, filed the lawsuit, alleging that Torrens used an illegal contribution to pay for an election-qualifying fee. As a result, Shaw contends that Torrens should be decertified as a candidate. Torrens has described the lawsuit as “frivolous” and has filed a counterclaim alleging libel. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.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 Aug. 3, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-revioew-aug-13-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Karajan: Dvorak Symphony No.8 Rehearsal
From Michael Callaghan on YouTube: “Herbert von Karajan conducting a dress rehearsal of Dvorak’s Symphony No.8 in Japan 1973, with the Berlin philharmonic orchestra. It’s mostly a standard run through of the symphony’s more tricky passages, where a strong sense of balance between the instruments is key.”
- Aretha Franklin: Full Concert (1971)
- Toru Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time
- Carl Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 Performed by Carion
- Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for Woodwind Quintet
- Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet in Eb major op.88 no.2
- Balakirev: Islamey, Performed by Giuseppe Mentuccia
- Jean Rondeau Plays Soler’s Fandango
- Chloe Moriondo’s “La vie en rose”
- Martha Argerich Plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Beethoven on Piano for Romsai the Elephant
- 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
God help us with the canvassing of the absentee ballots as just this morning there was an alert in our cell phone that the Democratic party denounces in Florida the hacking of the candidates list on the ballots and I see very unusual 4 sheriff cruisers posted and sheriff officers guarding our Community Center polling place in Clubhouse Drive and Palm Coast Parkway around noon!
Jack Howell says
Congratulations to Jerry Forte on your promotion to Palm Coast Fire Chief. No questions in my mind that you are well trained and more than capable to handle the position. I wish Chief Mike Beadle a pleasant and well earned retirement.
Seems to me a “Smart” town is one that keeps their storm drains clear, and let’s the people worry about how and where to charge their electric cars………Which by the way requires many Petro-Chemicals to manufacture, that pesky petroleum again……Then there are the multi-million dollar Wind turbines in Buffalo NY that no longer work and will probably never cause the company who made them went out of business and parts are “proprietary” and NOT available, Is that a smart town?