Today:Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 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: 349
The OED’s Word of the Day: reluce, v..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. A Galileo could no more be elected President of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of soft illusion.”
–H.L. Mencken, from “Prejudices: Fourth Series.”
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.
This is Fire Safety Week. It is also homecoming week at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
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 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. This will be the first meeting with new City Manager Alvin Jackson. Commissioners will hear a report from its Charter Review Advisory Committee’s recommended charter amendments, which would go before voters at the city’s March 5, 2019 Election. Commissioners also hear an appeal from the planning board regarding the granting of a special exception for a business to use shipping containers as permanent buildings at 3360 Steel Rail Drive in Bunnell.
Palm Coast Road Closure through Oct. 15: The City of Palm Coast plans to temporarily close a section of Wellington Drive – from Village Circle (the Wellington/Village intersection farthest from Pine Lakes Parkway) to Lago Vista Place – beginning Monday, Oct. 1, and continuing through Oct. 15. This temporary road closure is necessitated by a City project to upgrade a utility pump station. This temporary road closure will be 24 hours a day during the project. Detours will be in place to help neighborhood residents and other motorists reach their destinations. For more information, call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
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: Tom Gibbs Chevrolet, 5850 E. Highway 100, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to noon.
- Monday: Bealls, 9 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: AT&T Store, 5180 East State Road 100 (Target Shopping Center), Palm Coast, 2 to 7 p.m.
- Thursday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Coldwell Banker Day, Palm Coast, 211 St Joe Plaza Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 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
Intracoastal Bank Announces Anand Jobalia As Board Member: Jobalia has over 18 years of business and community experience in the Flagler and Volusia market area. He has a long term track record of success with a variety of businesses in the real estate development and hotel industries. His many business ventures include the redevelopment of the Lotus Inn and Suites and the refurbishment of the Mainsail Hotel. In addition Jobalia has developed various single family residential communities in the Volusia and Flagler markets. He is also active in the community with his affiliation with the Margarita Society and the Hindu Society of Daytona Beach. Together with his wife Dr. Reena Sachdev they are raising their children here in our community.
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.
TRUMP SPEAKS IN ORLANDO: President Donald Trump will speak Monday at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual convention at the Orange County Convention Center. The White House had not released full details of the visit as of Friday afternoon.
BUILDING COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Building Commission will meet in Sarasota County. (Monday, 8:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.)
DEUTCH TOURS ‘KING TIDE’ IN BROWARD: U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., will tour an area of Fort Lauderdale affected by flooding from what is known as “king tide.” (Monday, 9:30 a.m., corner of East Las Olas Boulevard and Southeast 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.)
NBC CORRESPONDENT SPEAKS TO ECONOMIC CLUB: Ali Velshi, senior economic and business correspondent for NBC News, is slated to speak to the Economic Club of Florida. (Monday, 11:15 a.m., FSU Alumni Center, 1030 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee.)
TAXWATCH DISCUSSES TAX AMENDMENTS: Florida TaxWatch will hold a media conference call to discuss two proposed constitutional amendments — known as Amendment 1 and Amendment 2 — on the November ballot. Amendment 1 would increase the state’s homestead property-tax exemption, while Amendment 2 would keep in place a property-tax cap for commercial and other non-homestead properties. (Monday, 3 p.m. Call-in number: 1-872-240-3412. Code: 803-142-885#)
DEADLINE FOR SUPREME COURT APPLICATIONS: Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday to fill three seats on the Florida Supreme Court. The seats will open in January when longtime justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince face a mandatory retirement age. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will review the applicants before making recommendations for appointment.
—-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-sep-30-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Hilary Hahn Plays the Presto from Bach’s Violin Sonata Nr. 1
- LP: Lost On You
- Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand
- 2 Cellos: Thunderstruck
- Igor Stravinsky : Le Sacre du Printemps, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck
- Giuseppe Tartini: Violin concerto in D minor
- 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
Holy hell Robert, you look very different and yet, just the same.