Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index readings 101 to 105. Tonight: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. 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: 275
The OED’s Word of the Day: Omega point, n..
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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.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will decide whether to approve a proposal to replace garages with parking canopies in apartment parking lots in the city’s “urban core,” and is expected to approve on second reading a rezoning enabling apartments for people 55 and over at the edge of the Woodlands near Utility Drive, off Old Kings Road. The council is expected to similarly approve a rezoning of 116 acres north of Whiteview Parkway to accommodate a master-planned development that will include apartments.
The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Board members will discuss renovations of the Indian Trails Middle School AC, of FPC bathrooms, of Old King’s exterior, and will discuss the Fire Academy, which was at the center of a controversy last month only because Palm Coast’s city manager mis-stepped his way to a donation of a firetruck to the academy. The board will also hear a presentation from a group focused on preventing school shootings called “Know the Signs,” and will discuss the latest equity report. The board meets again in regular session at 6 p.m. in board chambers, when members are expected to adopt their legislative priorities.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board will discuss and possibly recommend the addition of 1,000 dwelling units to the Palm Coast Park development of regional impact.
The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. Steel Rail LLC, is requesting special exception permission to use four (4) shipping containers as permanent buildings for their business to be located at 3360 Steel Rail Dr., located in the Steel Rail Industrial Park. The applicant is still in the site plan approval process. Based on the amount of impervious area to be added to the site, the site plan will not come before the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board for approval; however, the technical review committee cannot approve the proposed site plan either because of the use of the shipping containers as permanent buildings.
Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army 5K run/walk. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Saturday Through Sept. 23: Puppy Pub Crawl at participating pubs and restaurants to support adult and career education in Flagler: By purchasing a $50 Puppy Pub Crawl Passport either here or from Flagler Technical Institute at 5400 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, you will be able to receive a free drink at each participating bars/restaurants anytime during the event (see details below) as well as take advantage of all the great discounts that are included as a passholder. The event will culminate in a finale party at European Village on Sept. 22 where all Passport holders are welcome, with dog-related vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes, and more. Details here.
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: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: Flagler County Schools Transportation Department, 5400 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
- Saturday: Winn Dixie at 1260 West Palm Coast Parkway, 7:30 a.m. to noon.
- Sunday: Winn Dixie, Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 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
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold one in a series of meetings across the state about infant and early-childhood mental health. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Valencia College, School of Public Safety, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Couperin, Second Concert from ‘Concerts Royaux’
- Covering the New Wars: A Conversation with C.J. Chivers
- Erroll Garner: Where or When (1962)
- 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”