Today: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. 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: 126
The OED’s Word of the Day: ogham, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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“When you have the muzzle of a high-powered rifle in your mouth, there are many things to consider other than your despair.”
–From Anthony Swofford’s “Jarhead (2003).
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.
The Flagler County Land Acquisition Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first of two public hearings to adopt its 2018-19 budget and taxes, and meets in regular session immediately afterward, when commissioners will discuss contract negotiations with Alvin Jackson, the prospective city manager, at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
World Suicide Prevention Day, an especially notable day for Flagler, which in 2017 had the highest number of suicides in its history (31) and the highest rate of suicides of any county in Florida. See: “Grim Flagler Milestone in 2017: Most Suicides In County’s History, Highest Rate in Florida.”
The Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council meets at 4 p.m. in the First Floor Conference room of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The board will discuss the Masonic Cemetery off of Old Kings Road and suicide prevention.
Women’s Self Defense, 6-8 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Sgt. Michael Lutz from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will teach you skills that will make you more aware of your surroundings as well as methods to protect yourself and safety tips to implement right away. Participants must attend all three classes on Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Free but please pre-register by 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
Free Embry–Riddle Speaker Series, 7 p.m. at the L. Gale Lemerand Auditorium, 739 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach. Ret. Brigadier Gen. Ernest Audino Presents “The Middle East: A General’s View.” Retired Brigadier General Ernest Audino will join Speaker Series moderator Marc Bernier to provide an overview of the security situations in Syria and Iraq based upon personal insights from his own experiences. Audino will examine the allied efforts to destroy the Islamic State, the ongoing struggle of the Iraqi Kurds to achieve independence and the great power discord in the Middle East region. Audino is a Senior Military Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. He is also the only U.S. general to have served in Iraq as a combat advisor embedded in a Kurdish Peshmerga unit. Q&A following the talk.
Through Sept. 23: The Palm Coast Senior Games. This year’s sanctioned events include archery, horseshoes, pickleball, tennis, golf and tai chi (new). The non-sanctioned events include ballroom dancing and a lot of new areas, such as sailboat racing, cornhole, bridge and cribbage. Men and women compete against other athletes and participants of the same gender and age group. Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sport; participation in each additional sport event is $15. Competition is offered in 11 different age categories for sanctioned events and 3 different age categories for non-sanctioned events. To see the schedule and learn more, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/seniorgames. Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Monday: Daytona State College, Palm Coast campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: Daytona State College, Palm Coast campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday: Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 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
Flagler-Palm Coast’s WastePro Division Has a New Manager: Waste Pro has announced Shea Drury of Waste Pro’s Palm Coast Division assumed the role of Division Manager on September 1. Drury, a fourth-generation garbage man, joined Waste Pro in 2014 as part of the company’s Management Development Program. Through the program, he’s been immersed in all facets of the waste and recycling industry. While working on the back of a truck in Orlando, Drury obtained a Class A CDL license. He also spent time in Palm Coast and Jacksonville where he underwent hands-on learning rotations as a driver, as well as roles in supervision, operations, and sales. In 2016, Drury was selected to be a member of Waste Pro’s inaugural Leadership Initiative, a mentorship program designed to develop a vibrant second generation of young leaders. As Division Manager of the Palm Coast Division, Drury will be responsible for overseeing 56 employees who service more than 40,000 residential customers and more than 1,500 commercial customers in Palm Coast and Flagler County. “I’m looking to continue to build a strong relationship with the community and show Palm Coast we’re not only a garbage company, but a company that cares about our people,” Drury said.
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.
MEDICAID CONTRACT CHALLENGES CONTINUE: Administrative Law Judge John D.C. Newton will resume hearing arguments in challenges to contracting decisions by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the South Florida Community Care Network filed challenges after their health plans were denied Medicaid managed-care contracts. (Monday, 10:30 a.m., DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee.)
STEWART, SHERIFF TOUT ‘LIFESAVER’ PROGRAM: State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings will hold a news conference to announce the launch of “Project Lifesaver,” a search-and-rescue program for people who have cognitive disorders and could be prone to wandering or getting lost. (Monday, 11 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office Central Operations Mel Martinez Auditorium, 2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes
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Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Aug. 31, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-aug-31-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Performed by Pepe Romero
- Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Vienna Philharmonic (Salzburg Festival 2005)
- Barenboim & Argerich : Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K.448
- Beethoven: Symphony No.6, the “Pastorale,” the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi, dir.
- The Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
- Aladdin Haddad Performs Albeniz’s Asturias
- Hector Berlioz: Trio “Arrival at Sais” (from “L´Enfance du Christ”, op. 25)
- Karajan: Dvorak Symphony No.8 Rehearsal
- 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”
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