Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight:Mostly clear in the evening, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 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: 286
The OED’s Word of the Day: nictate, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- Local Road and Interstate Construction
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“Finally, refer to Christine Blasey Ford by her name. She was once anonymous, but no longer is. Dr. Blasey is not simply ‘Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser.’ Dr. Blasey is a human being with a life of her own. She deserves the respect of being addressed and treated as a whole person.”
–Anita Hill, from a column, “How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right,” New York Times, Sept. 18, 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.
Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group meeting at the Flagler Emergency Operations Center, 2:30 p.m. “We’ll talk about the status of grant applications, future funding opportunities, give an update on the progress on the development of our multi-jurisdiction Program for Public Information (Community Rating System), and spend some time talking about the update/development of a Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan,” says Senior Mitigation Planner Laura Nelson, who may be contacted at 386-313-4243.
The Flagler County Commission holds its second public hearing setting next year’s property taxes and adopting its budget, at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
The Florida History Book Club meets at the Flagler Beach Public Library at 1 p.m., 315 S. 7th Street, Flagler Beach.
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):
- 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
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.
UNF TRUSTEES HOLD RETREAT: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will hold a retreat and discuss a variety of issues, including challenges for higher education from a national perspective and the board’s responsibilities in addressing those challenges. (Thursday, 8:30 a.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Jacksonville.)
REFUGEES AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a community meeting and a Broward Area Refugee Task Force meeting to discuss refugee services. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Urban League of Broward County, 560 N.W. 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DISCUSSED: The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold a meeting in Alachua County about improvements in mental-health treatment services. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Alachua County Library, Tower Road Branch, 3020 S.W. 75th St., Gainesville.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is expected to release its regular weekly opinions. (11 a.m.)
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing in Altamonte Springs about making safety improvements to a portion of State Road 436. (Thursday, 5 p.m., Florida Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Community Room, 351 South State Road 434, Altamonte Springs.)
—-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 Sept. 14, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-sept-14-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, Iceland Symphony Orchestra
- 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”
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