Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds 5 mph shifting to the north after midnight.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: 175
The OED’s Word of the Day: Bechdel test, n..
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“No doubt, these are the bodies of criminals; according to the custom in Abyssinia, these people have left them a prey to the wild beasts, who kill them with their terrible teeth and claws, and then devour them at their leisure.
“Not a whit more cruel than hanging!” said the Scot; “filthier, that’s all!”
“In the southern regions of Africa, they content themselves,” resumed the doctor, “with shutting up the criminal in his own hut with his cattle, and sometimes with his family. They then set fire to the hut, and the whole party are burned together. I call that cruel; but, like friend Kennedy, I think that the gallows is quite as cruel, quite as barbarous.”
–From Jules Verne’s “Five Weeks in a Balloon” (1863).
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: A pre-trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Keith Johansen, the 36-year-old Palm Coast man facing a second-degree murder charge (a life felony) in the death of his wife, Brandi Celenza, at their home in April 2018. Celenza was shot once in the center of her chest and once in her right breast with a 9 mm gun. In Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse. Johansen is represented by Jonathan Bull. (Case number 2018CF000426).
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will again discuss stormwater rates, which are expected to increase significantly.
9/11 ceremonies: The Palm Coast Elks Lodge hosts a ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in honor of first responders and all affected on that day. 9:30 a.m., Palm Coast Elks Lodge 9-11 Monument, 53 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast. Contact 386-446-2709 #4 or email [email protected] Palm Coast will have a short ceremony commemorating the anniversary at 8:30 a.m. at the flag pole at City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. In Flagler Beach, ceremonies will be held at the Flagler Beach Pier and at Santa Maria del Mar church between 8 and 10 a.m.
The Hammock Community Association hosts Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen for an informal discussion of important topics about the Hammock. There will be time limits on each subject until all are done then if time allows further discussion on topics already discussed. Socializing at 7 p.m, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold committee meetings, a board meeting and a public hearing on a tentative budget and a tentative millage rate for 2018-2019. Committee meetings start at 2 p.m., full board at 3:15 p.m., budget and millage hearing at 5:05 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
Nahal Toosi, a foreign affairs correspondent at Politico, speaks at Flagler College in the Lewis Auditorium at 7 p.m., 14 Granada Street. Her talk, titled “The Rohingya Crisis: Lessons and Laments,” is part of Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series. Toosi plans on taking a less traditional approach to the lecture format by encouraging conversation through an extended question and answer session. She intends the dialogue to center around lessons society has learned which should inform a plan to respond to future crisis situations and events such as mass genocide. She suggests that a reconsideration of our nation’s “Never again” promise from the Holocaust is essential in order to determine if that is still a viable promise – do we have the political tools necessary to maintain this? Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice. Call (904) 826-8617 or visit here for more information.
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):
- 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.
CLEMENCY BOARD MEETS: The state Board of Executive Clemency, made up of Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members, will meet. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
LIFELINE PROGRAM TOUTED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold events in Duval and Citrus counties to promote the Lifeline program, which provides discounted telephone and broadband service to low-income people. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Louis Dinah Senior Center, 1805 Flag St., Jacksonville. Also, 10:15 a.m., Mary L. Singleton Senior Center, 150 East First St., Jacksonville. Also, 11:30 a.m., Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 West Mark Knighton Court, Lecanto.)
SPACE FLORIDA ISSUES ON TABLE: The Space Florida Board of Directors will meet and discuss issues such as Launch Complex 20 and Space Florida Launch Landing Facility ramp upgrades. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami.)
VISIT FLORIDA FINANCES EYED: The Visit Florida Finance Committee will meet in Central Florida. (Tuesday, 2 p.m. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, 1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
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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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