Today: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of rain 50 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: 248
The OED’s Word of the Day: hippotherapy, n.
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“Most talk about principle, self-sacrifice, heroic devotion to a cause, and so on, should be scanned somewhat skeptically. A little psychoanalysis will often show that what goes by these fine names is really something quite different, such as pride, or hatred, or desire for revenge, that has become idealized and collectivized and personified as a noble form of idealism.”
–From Bertrand Russell’s “Power” (1938).
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 Flagler County School Board holds a morning “retreat” to discuss its goals, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Legacy House, at the Princess Place Preserve. It holds a 3 p.m. workshop in Training Room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The board is expected to discuss its policy on religious expression in public schools. The board then holds a 6 p.m. special meeting to approve a donation to Bay County schools. As Bay County continues to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael the District recognized it had several high mileage buses in its inventory and determined the loan of three of these buses to Bay County would be of benefit and great assistance to Bay County. On November 1, 2018, two 89 passenger buses and one 11 passenger handicap bus were transported to Bay County to assist the District in restoring operations by having operating buses to transport students.
The Palm Coast City Council is in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will get an update from FPL on streetlights, and are expected to discuss the approval of a development plan for Airport Commons, the commercial parcel across from Bulldog Drive that for a time had caused acrimony and the threat of a lawsuit by palm Coast of the county.
The Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, City Commission Chambers, Building 3. Commissioners are expected to approve on second reading a new ordinance imposing restrictions on panhandling in the city, mirroring a similar ordinance in St. Augustine.
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 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 one application: doubling the size of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing, to the north of the existing, 2,274 square foot building.
The Flagler Beach Planning and Architecture (or PAR) Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board will meet after holding committee meetings. Committees start at 9:30 a.m., with full board tentatively scheduled at 11 a.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka. The board is expected to get an update on Flagler’s wetlands reclamation project, which has drawn substantial opposition from Flagler Beach. See: “In Flagler Beach, Leery Opposition to St. Johns District’s Wetlands Restoration Is Unabated.”
Bob Pickering, weather specialist at Flagler County Emergency Management, is the speaker at the Hammock Dunes Association’s meeting at 7:30 p.m., Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. Learn how our Emergency Services Department does hurricane tracking, severe weather forecasting, and alerts from our own, very charismatic Bob Pickering.
Monthly Flagler Sportfishing Club Meeting starting at 7 p.m., VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N., Palm Coast, (386) 446-8696. Want to catch the elusive Snook while there is still a season? Our monthly meeting is the place to learn from the experienced Bill Moore who is one of the best in the club.
The Rymfire Elementary School Advisory Council meets at 8 a.m. at the school’s media center.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School band is in concert at the Flagler Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Stetson Sounds New XXI: First Glimpse: Music written and performed by Stetson students, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program (Pre-K & Kindergarten children), at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy, 4:30 p.m. The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation are partnering in the program. No actual firearms will be used. Free but please pre-register at www.parksandrec.fun/youth. More info: 386-986-2323. The NRA’s Marion Hammer developed the controversial program in 1988 as gun-safety education.
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):
- Friday: Publix Belle Terre, 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 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
The Palm Coast Historical Society has new hours and will now be open on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Our little museum is a treasure. Our current exhibit is about our Fire Department and will run through December. Please join us. We are also open on Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Dr N, Palm Coast.
Flagler Beach Thanksgiving: Mayor Linda Provencher is currently collecting cash donations to help feed Flagler Beach residents this Thanksgiving. There is a donation box located in the front of the finance department at City Hall located at 105 S. 2nd St, or you can contact Linda Provencher directly at 386-439-8815. There will not be a sit down Thanksgiving dinner this year, but any residents who would like a turkey to prepare, or if would like an individual meal delivered, please contact Linda Provencher at 386-439-8815.
The Palm Coast Lions Club is pleased to announce the club’s new Board of Directors and Slate of Officers. The installation banquet was held at the Columbian Club (formerly Knights of Columbus). The Club’s secretary Ken Crowley installed the officers. The Palm Coast Lions Slate of Officers and Directors for the 2018-2019 Lion Year are: Joe Langello – President an Treasurer, Stan Niedzwiecki – First Vice President, Ken Crowley – Secretary, Ralph Johnan – Tail Twister, Don Green/Rev. Gerry Laird – Chaplain, Wayne Gile –Immediate Past President, Andy Dodzik, Shel Reichard and Janet Fonseca – One Year Director, and Gerry Laird and Betsy Ryan – Two Year Director. The Membership Committee consists of Chair Wayne Gile and member Mike Ryan. Langello’s goal as president is to increase membership by 10 new members each year and to bring in some younger members. The club plans to stay involved in the community with Paws for Patriots, White Cane Days, providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need.
Audition Call: Flagler Playhouse’s “A… My Name is Alice”: Audition dates/time: Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30 pm at Flagler Playhouse. Looking for 5 talented females to play multiple roles in the musical, “A… My Name is Alice”. Voice types needed: 2 sopranos, 3 altos. Ages: 18 and up. Please prepare a song in the Pop genre for the audition. You will also be asked to read prepared selections as part of the audition process. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please email Michele at [email protected] for an alternate date. Performance dates : January 25 through February 10, 2019. Please park in the rear lot and enter through the cast door.
The Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands and musical groups to perform seasonal music at the Fantasy Lights in Central Park, Palm Coast. The free event featuring lighted displays around the lake, Santa’s Village, Train rides for the kids also has a nightly live performance of seasonal music at 7 p.m. each night for the month of December. The music is carried throughout the park and Rotary provides some sound equipment and lights. If your band is interested in performing please contact Carl Laundrie at [email protected] or call 386-283-8386.
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.
REAL ESTATE COMMISSION GATHERS: The Florida Real Estate Commission will meet in Orange County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Building, North Tower, 400 West Robinson St., Orlando.)
MACMANUS, SMITH ANALYZE ELECTIONS: The Bob Graham Center at the University of Florida will host a discussion about the 2018 elections, with speakers expected to include Susan MacManus, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Florida, and Dan Smith, a professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida. (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
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Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli Op 120, Gavin Arturo Gamboa, piano
- Philip Glass: American Four Seasons with violinist Robert McDuffie
- Elgar’s “Nimrod”: Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1997
- Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Ravel : Piano Concerto in G major (Martha Argerich : Orchestre national de France)
- Schubert: Piano Sonata No.20 D.959 / Paul Badura-Skoda (1993)
- Antonio Vivaldi’s “Vedro con mio diletto” from Il Giustino by Jakub Józef Orliński
- Bill Evans Trio: Some Day My Prince Will Come (1965)
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nr. 5, “Emperor,” Op. 73, Daniele and Maurizio Pollini, Sinfónica de Galicia
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer, cond.
- Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Hilary Hahn, violin
- Händel: Keyboard Suite HWV 428, Daria van den Bercken, piano
- Aznavour: Full Concert from the Palais des Congrès de Paris, 1996
- Hilary Hahn Plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto, Cond. Paavo Jarvi
- Hilary Hahn Plays the Presto from Bach’s Violin Sonata Nr. 1
- LP: Lost On You
- Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand
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