Today: artly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 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: 1
The OED’s Word of the day: hip-hopera, n.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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“A society is a modern society when it maintains a condition of repose, confidence, free activity of the mind, and tolerance for divergent views. A society is modern when it affords sufficient well-being for the conveniences of life and the development of taste. And, finally, a society is modern when its members are intellectually mature, by which [Matthew] Arnold means that they are willing to judge by reason, to observe facts in a critical spirit, and to search for the law of things.”
–From Lionel Trilling, “The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays.”
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.
In Court: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling’s daughter’s house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving a girl in his charge, starting when she was 8 and going on for several years. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
The Flagler County Commission meets in workshop at 1 p.m. to talk about adding drones to its arsenal, for public safety and other uses, as well as to talk about wildfire mitigation. See the background material here. The commission meets again at 5 p.m., when commissioners are expected to approve a partnership resolution with One Ocean One Health Research Institute, an initiative that began with the Georgia Aquarium and is now being handled by an independent non-profit, Dolphin Conservation Center, Inc.
Bunnell Elementary PTO meeting, 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. at the school.
The Volusia County legislative delegation is scheduled to meet as it prepares for the 2019 legislative session. The delegation is made up of Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs; Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine; Sen. Tom Wright, R-New Smyrna Beach; Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand; Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach; Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona; and Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast. 1 p.m., Daytona Beach City Commission chamber, 301 South Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach.
Navy Bombing in the Ocala National Forest: Navy training schedules indicate that inert and live bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest this week. Bombings at times can be heard in Flagler-Palm Coast. The bombings are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: 12-3 p.m. – Live
Wednesday: 12-3 p.m. – Live
Thursday:8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Live
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
Rotary Club Annual Fantasy Lights Festival in Palm Coast’s Town Center’s Central Park, through New Year, every evening until 9 p.m. Free admission, with recommended donation to the Rotary Club, which makes the lights possible.
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: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Palm Coast Ford, 1150 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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
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.
DOZIER MEMORIAL AT ISSUE: The Dozier Memorial & Monument Review Committee will meet to discuss plans for a memorial for victims of abuse at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Jackson County. The reform school closed in 2011 and has drawn widespread attention because of disclosures about abuse and the discovery of graves on the site. (Monday, 9:30 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
EDUCATION COMMISSIONER CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education will consider appointment of a new education commissioner. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis this month endorsed former House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, for the post. Pam Stewart, the current commissioner, plans to step down Jan. 8. (Monday, 10 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
—-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 Dec. 7, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-dec-14-2018-development.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Ivan Klansky, piano
- Victor Herbert’s Irish Rhapsody
- Malcolm Arnold: Serenade for Guitar and Strings
- Claude Bolling – Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Piano Trio: Gracieuse (Carlo Pari)
- Aldo Ciccolini Performs Brahms’s Intermezzo n.2 op.118
- Erik Bosgraaf in performance at Wilton’s Music Hall
- Erik Bosgraaf & the Stradivarius of the recorder
- Medtner : Sonata for Piano in A Minor Op. 38 n°1 “Reminiscenza” (Evgeny Svetlanov)
- Ferdinand Ries: Quartet in D minor
- 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)
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