Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 80 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: 256
The OED’s Word of the Day: propugnaculum, n.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are ‘isolated.’ They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere. They are the ones who recognize that unlawful police stops corrode our civil liberties and threaten all our lives. Until their voices matter too, our justice system will continue to be anything but.”
–From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in in Utah v. Strieff, June 20, 2016.
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.
TNR: The City of Palm Coast Animal Control Division hosts a public forum to provide education and receive public information on community cats. The public is invited to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. Desiree Triste-Aragon, Community Cat Program Manager for the Best Friends Animal Society, will provide a presentation on the topic of Trap-Neuter-Release (aka TNR) of feral cats. Then, members of the public are invited to provide input on the City’s animal control ordinance as related to Trap-Neuter-Release of feral cats. Palm Coast City Council members and City staff will consider the comments as part of an upcoming comprehensive review of the animal control ordinance. That review will begin within the next couple of months. For more information, contact Jason Giraulo, Digital Communications Coordinator, at [email protected] and 386-986-2484.
Diabetes Awareness and Screenings: To raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors for diabetes and how to manage the disease, Florida Hospital Flagler, The DiaBEATes Alliance and Palm Coast Parks & Recreation are hosting a World Diabetes Day event from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. The event will start with a flag-raising and welcome from Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and DiaBEATes Alliance representative Laura Gilvary at 8:30 a.m. The World Diabetes Walk will follow; this is an optional 1.5-mile walk to Linear Park and back led by MPower Fitness. Wellness screenings provided by Florida Hospital Flagler, and facilitated by the Lions Club, will begin at 9 a.m., and the hospital’s diabetes educator Dr. Angela Fals will make a presentation at 10 a.m. Diabetic-friendly refreshments will be provided by Oceanside Bar and Grill, and several vendors will distribute information. Everything is free, but please register at www.parksandrec.fun/wellness.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board names a chair and holds sunshine law training for itself.
The Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. for the first of two days in the last of seven sets of two-day meetings, with such meetings scheduled every month since April. he Florida Channel will be broadcasting the meeting and will be streaming it live here. You may submit your public comments here.
Gun Safety: National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program (1st and 2nd grade children 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.
Stetson Guitar on the Rocks Featuring solo performances by the guitar students of Stephen Robinson. 7:30 p.m. Tinsley Room, Presser Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
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.
JOLLY, MURPHY DISCUSS ‘GRIDLOCK’ IN WASHINGTON: Former Florida Congressmen David Jolly and Patrick Murphy will speak at a Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce breakfast event about “Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis.” (Wednesday, 7:15 a.m., Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, 4000 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.)
‘PRIORITIES SUMMIT’ HELD: The Miami Herald will host a Florida Priorities Summit, which will include a series of panel discussions about solving policy issues facing the state. Among the numerous participants will be state Rep. Holly Raschein, a Key Largo Republican who will take part in a discussion about environmental issues, and state Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, and Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, who will take part in a discussion about education issues. (Wednesday, 8 a.m., University of Miami, Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Dr., Coral Gables.)
ELECTIONS COMMISSION HUDDLES: The Florida Elections Commission will start a two-day meeting that will include interviewing candidates to become the commission’s executive director. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
AUTISM SERVICES AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold two meeting to address proposed changes to rules regarding behavioral health services for children with autism. AHCA has proposed rules dealing with onsite therapeutic behavioral services and behavioral overlay services. The meetings come after AHCA extended a moratorium on enrollment of new behavioral analysis providers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Building 3, Tallahassee.)
UNEMPLOYMENT CASES CONSIDERED: The Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission will meet. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., 101 Rhyne Building, 2740 Centerview Dr., Tallahassee.)
JUDGE HOLDS HEARING ON BALLOT SIGNATURES: U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle will hold a hearing in a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that requires elections supervisors to toss out provisional and mail-in ballots if voters’ signatures don’t match the ones on file. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign and the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida filed the lawsuit, contending that the law could lead to disenfranchising voters. It came as Nelson battles Gov. Rick Scott for the U.S. Senate seat. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., United States Courthouse, 111 North Adams St., Tallahassee.)
COURT FUNDING CONSIDERED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze “Article V” revenues, which are used to help fund the court system. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
REFUGEE SERVICES DISCUSSED: The Jacksonville Area Refugee Task Force is scheduled to meet. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Jacksonville Baptist Association, 2700 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville.)
LOBBYIST COMPENSATION REPORTS DUE: State lobbyists face a Wednesday deadline for filing reports showing their compensation from July 1 through Sept. 30.
—-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 Nov. 2, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-developments-nov-2-2018.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
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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