Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast 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: 312
The OED’s Word of the Day: besorrow, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- Local Road and Interstate Construction
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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.
In Court: Aaron A. Whitley, the now 44-year-old Palm Coast resident who pleaded guilty to molesting a 12-year-old girl two years ago–and was recorded by his victim, who took advantage of a new law enabling children to record their assailants or predators–is sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Terence Perkins at 1:30 p.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401. Whitley pleaded guilty to a second degree felony. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, but his plea agreement as it stands calls for two years’ prison time followed by 10 years’ sex-offender probation. Whitley will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He was represented by Aaron Delgado and Daniel Liesing. See the background story here.
In Court: Jonathan Canales, the man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck and leaving her to bleed in a bathtub for hours in their Mondex trailer in Nov. 2014, is scheduled for a docket sounding at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins. Docket sounding is the last step before a trial is scheduled. Canales had been judged incompetent to stand trial previously. On Dec. 13, 2017, the court ordered his $100,000 bond reinstated. Canales posted bond on that day and was released. On June 14, the court found Canales competent to stand trial. He had also been charged with three felony counts of child neglect and delaying medical treatment for an injured person. Those charges were dropped. Canales is represented by Gary Wood. Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark is prosecuting the case. (Case 2014CF000956).
The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. It is the first meeting of the council since it fired Jim Landon as its city manager at last week’s meeting. The council will discuss its expectations of Interim Manager Beau Falgout and decide on a compensation package for him, it will discuss the search for its next manager, and will hear a presentation on a “shop local” initiative favored by Mayor Milissa Holland.
The Flagler Beach Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will hold a public hearing and is expected to approve a 2018-2019 budget and millage rate. 5 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
How Project Haiti Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water to School Children, 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. Over the past nine years, Embry–Riddle students and faculty advisors have designed, constructed, transported and then installed critically needed solar-powered water purification systems throughout Haiti. Learn about their last trip to Haiti, where this past May, the students installed a stand–alone drinking water system at an orphanage/school (220 children) in Haiti’s third largest city, Gonaïves. This event is presented by the Honors Program at Embry–Riddle. For a map of campus, go to https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/about/directions/map/ and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building.
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: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Flagler County Realtors Association (FCAR) building, 4101 East Moody Boulevard (SR 100), 8 a.m. to noon.
- Wednesday: Flagler Technical Institute, 5400 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Sea My Home Realty, 4750 East Moody Blvd. (SR100), 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 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
Flagler County Public Library Director Holly Albanese posted these images of the ongoing displays at the library, commemorating Banned Book Week:
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COORDINATION SOUGHT: The Florida Department of Children and Families will help host meetings in Pasco and Escambia counties that are part of an effort to better coordinate behavioral-health services. The meetings are an outgrowth of an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Scott that called for better collaboration with law-enforcement agencies. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. Also, 2 p.m., Department of Children and Families, 33 Brent Lane, Pensacola.)
SENIOR HEALTH CARE DISCUSSED: A panel discussion will be held at the University of Miami about senior health care and Medicare Advantage plans. The panel is expected to include representatives of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami; WellCare Health Plans; the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida; and the Miami-Dade Alliance for Aging. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., University of Miami, Donna E. Shalala Student Center, Senate Room, 1330 Miller Dr., Miami.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Víkingur Ólafsson: Philip Glass, Étude No. 5
- Ignaz Brüll: Sonata for Pianoforte, op. 73, 1st Mvt.
- 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”