Today: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 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: 338
The OED’s Word of the Day: Paterson’s curse, n..
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“Yes, Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. Rue the day. Rend your garments. Then, step back, view the entirety of the battle in which you are engaged, and understand that Kavanaugh is just one part of a much larger plan by conservatives to fundamentally change the American political structure so that it enshrines and protects white male power even after America’s changing demographics and mores move away from that power. This, for them, is not simply a game about political passion and political principles. This is a game of power, pure and simple, and it’s about whether the people who have long held that power will be able to retain it. For them, Trump is just a useful idiot, a temporary anomaly. They are thinking generationally, not in terms of the next election cycle but in terms of the next epoch.”
–Charles Blow, from his Oct. 7, 2018 New York Times Column, “Liberals, This Is War.”
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.
Postponed: The Taste of the Fun Coast event scheduled for Wednesday at Hammock Beach Resort, from 4 to 7 p.m., has been postponed to a later date.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Third Floor, Bunnell.
The Flagler Beach Investment Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, with a presentation from Rodney Walton from the Florida League of Cities and a discussion on investment strategies in other cities.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will hear a presentation on potential funding sources to rebuild its public works facility off of U.S. 1. It will also hear a presentation on the city government employees’ use of drones.
The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. The board will hear a request from county government for a special use permit to build a 350-foot telecommunications tower within the Rural Residential and Planned Unit Development Districts on 19 acres at 1250 South Old Dixie Highway.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings. The board is expected to get an update on its plan to rebuild wetlands in Flagler Beach, a plan that has so far drawn considerable opposition. Committees at 9:30 a.m., followed by full board about 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.
The Flagler County Opioid Task Force holds its third meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carrabba’s in Palm Coast, 160 Cypress Edge Drive. The meeting is open to the public.
Party registration deadline: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline if you intend to change political party ahead of the general election on Nov. 6.
The Matanzas High School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. at the school.
Julia Ioffe: “What Does Russia Really Want? What Does that Mean for the West?” A free and open lecture at 7 p.m., Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium, 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach. For a map of campus, go here and look for the Willie Miller Instructional Center. There is free parking adjacent to the building. Julia Ioffe is a leading authority on US-Russia relations, author of the forthcoming book Russia Girl and staff writer for The Atlantic — where she published the recent cover story “What Putin Really Wants.” She will discuss what’s at stake for the U.S. in the murky realm of Russian political ambition, espionage and cyber tampering, as she assesses Russia’s actual capabilities and strategies. For more information, please contact Michelle Howell at [email protected]
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.
INTERVIEWS SLATED FOR MIAMI-DADE JUDGESHIP: The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates for a vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan. Expected to be interviewed are candidates Christina Marie DiRaimondo and Carlos Guzman. Other candidates who have been interviewed earlier by the commission are William I. Altfield, Alexander Bokor, Tanya Brinkley and Luis Perez-Medina. The 11th Judicial Circuit handles cases in Miami-Dade County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., K&L Gates, LLP, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 39th floor, Miami.)
FPL DEAL ON TABLE: The state Public Service Commission will hold a hearing on a proposed deal in which Florida Power & Light would buy Vero Beach’s city-run utility and charge its rates to Vero Beach customers. The Public Service Commission on June 5 gave approvals needed for the deal, which FPL said at the time it hoped to close Oct. 1. But challenges emerged, spurring regulators to hold the hearing. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
INTERVIEWS SLATED FOR HILLSBOROUGH JUDGESHIP: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates for a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Claudia Rickert Isom. Candidates slated to be interviewed are Adam Leo Bantner II, Shelton S. Bridges, Starr Linette Brookins, Christine Shiver Brown, Sonya C. Colon, Travis J. Coy, Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo, Wendy DePaul, Gary S. Dolgin, Andrew C. Eckhoff, Lawrence Mark Leffler, Troy Matthew Lovell, Sasha Lohn, Ellen K. Lyons, Paul S. Maney, Daryl Manning, Richard Henry Martin, Antina L. Mobley, Sara K. Peacock, John A. Schifino, Matthew Alex Smith and Alicia Raina Whiting-Bozich. The 13th Judicial Circuit hears cases from Hillsborough County. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., law offices of Bush Ross, P.A., 1801 North Highland Ave., Tampa.)
PANEL DISCUSSES RED TIDE: A panel of Florida International University faculty members will discuss red tide, which has plagued the state’s Gulf Coast and recently been found in Atlantic coastal areas. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Parkview Hall, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS DISCUSSED: The Bob Graham Center at the University of Florida will host a discussion about 12 proposed constitutional amendments slated for the Nov. 6 ballot. Among the speakers will be Jon Mills, a former dean of the university’s law school and a former speaker of the Florida House. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., University of Florida, Pugh Hall Ocora, Gainesville.)
—-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.
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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
Many cities have banned these cell towers due to the health risks involved with the frequencies they put out and the damage they can due to human health.
Nancy N. says
Can someone explain to me why a county task force is holding its meeting at a restaurant?