Today: Cooler, sunny. Highs around 60. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Colder, clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 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: 261
The OED’s Word of the day: facile princeps, n.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
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- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
“The battle is epic and undecided. If we miss the two-degree target, we will fight to prevent a rise of three degrees, and then four. It’s a long escalator down to Hell.”
–From Bill McKibben’s “How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet,” in the November 26, 2018 New Yorker.
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 Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. Council members will discuss a long-awaited joint agreement with county government on emergency services communications and two other such agreements.
Long Creek Nature Preserve: The City of Palm Coast is planning to apply for a grant to fund new walking trails and paths at Long Creek Nature Preserve, and as part of the grant application process, the City will hold a public meeting to receive citizens’ comments on the proposed project. The public is invited to the meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. The City is seeking a Recreational Trails Program Grant for the upcoming phase of improvements to the park, which opened in 2015 at 1050 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Plans call for a new 8-foot-wide shell path that includes overlooks into Long Creek. For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Communications & Marketing Manager, at [email protected] and 386-986-3708.
The Flagler County NAACP will convene at 6 p.m., at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast. The Election Supervisory Committee will supervise the branch election of officers and at-large members for the 2019-2021 Executive Committee. And, because the election is important, the membership is urged to attend. For further details, call the NAACP at 386-446-7822.
Entrepreneur Night, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tortugas Kitchen and Bar, 608 S Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach. Events are always held at venues that best exemplify local entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Since 2011, we’ve never held this event at a National Chain establishment. You are invited to join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John’s County startup founders, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs at this event. How? RSVP here. This is a call to established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike.
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: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. 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
The City of Flagler Beach needs volunteers to serve on the following government advisory boards:
Investment Committee 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee meets quarterly, is required by Statutes, and provides recommendations to the City Commission regrading the investment policies and strategies.
Personnel Advisory Review Board 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.
Economic Development Task Force 1 Vacancy
This Committee meets monthly and provides recommendations to the Commission related to goals and assignments established by the City Commission.
If you’re interested, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233.
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.
REGULATORS WEIGH FPL UTILITY DEAL: The state Public Service Commission will consider giving approval to a long-discussed plan by Florida Power & Light to purchase the city of Vero Beach’s utility system. The commission is expected to take up a series of issues related to the $185 million purchase, including a request by FPL to charge its rates to Vero Beach customers after the deal is completed. Among other issues is approval of ending what is known as a “territorial agreement” that has divvied up customers between the Vero Beach utility and FPL. Vero Beach has provided service for decades in some unincorporated areas of the county, with FPL serving surrounding areas. But with the planned deal, FPL would provide electricity to all of the areas through elimination of the territorial agreement. FPL says the deal will lead to lower electric bills for customers of the Vero Beach utility. The Public Service Commission in June gave approvals for the deal, but challenges were later filed. That led to the commission holding a hearing in October. Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the Public Service Commission will take up issues related to the impact of last year’s federal-tax overhaul on Florida Public Utilities Co. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
UNF TRUSTEES HUDDLE: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will hold a retreat. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Jacksonville.)
SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES CONSIDERED: The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet to choose nominees for three Florida Supreme Court seats that will open in January when justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince step down because of a mandatory retirement age. In all, 59 judges and lawyers applied for the positions. The commission has interviewed the applicants and is expected Tuesday to come up with multiple nominees for each seat. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will have the power to appoint justices from among the nominees. The deliberations during Tuesday’s meeting will be closed to the public. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport, 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando.)
—-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. 11, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access developments-nov-11-20181.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Rossini: Sonata Nr. 1 in G Major
- Copland’s 3rd Symphony
- Zdenek Fibich: Poem Op. 41, No.4 from “At Twilight”
- Kuhlau: Sonatine No.1 in C Major, Op. 20
- 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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