Today:: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North 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: 85
The OED’s Word of the day: verbarian, adj. and n.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- 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
“Conservatism, at least as embodied in the contemporary Republican Party so strongly living in the shadow of Ronald Reagan, has been all about promising the wonders to be achieved with no mention of the costs to be paid.”
–From Alan Wolfe’s “The Politics of Petulance: America in an Age of Immaturity” (2018).
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: Former massage therapist Justus Scott of Palm Coast, facing a felony for allegedly secretly taking video of a client while she was getting undressed, is scheduled for a possible plea before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The board will be asked to postpone a proposed rezoning of 23 acres of residfential land in Seminole Woods to apartment zoning, following the backlash the proposal provoked in the community.
The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
Ribbon Cutting at Hammock Wine & Cheese, 5368 N Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, 5 p.m. The shop is under new ownership.
Spelling Bee: You’ve been asked if you’re smarter than a fifth grader. But, can you outspell a fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grader? Come out to the Wadsworth Elementary School cafeteria at 6 p.m. to find out during the county Spelling Bee. We promise you’ll have a tough time resisting the urge to reach for your smartphone as you try to (silently) spell along with our contestants. Our county champion will go on to our regional competition in Jacksonville. The 75th Annual First Coast Regional Spelling Bee will be held February 19 at Jacksonville University. The Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals are held the week of May 27th in the Washington, DC area. Here are the contenders (click on the graph for larger view):
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):
- Wednesday: Flagler County Public Transportation Department, 5400 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 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
Playground at Palm Coast Community Center to be closed temporarily, on Jan. 28: The playground and patio area at the Palm Coast Community Center will be closed temporarily, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, for installation of new mulch. The basketball courts and trailhead at the Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE, will remain open during the project.
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.
BOARD OF ED MEETS IN PANHANDLE: The State Board of Education will meet in Northwest Florida, with new Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran taking part in his first meeting. Corcoran, a former Republican House speaker from Land O’ Lakes, was recently appointed to replace former Commissioner Pam Stewart. (Wednesday, 9 a.m. Central time, Pensacola State College, Switzer Center for Visual Arts, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola.)
INSURANCE ‘SUMMIT’ CONTINUES: The state Office of Insurance Regulation will conclude a two-day insurance “summit,” with speakers including Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier and topics such as challenges in the life-insurance market. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Augustus B. Turnbull Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola St., Tallahassee.)
CITRUS ISSUES ON TABLE: The Florida Citrus Commission will meet in Polk County. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Department of Citrus, 605 East Main St., Bartow.)
ST. JOHNS COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The St. Johns River State College Board of Trustees will meet in Clay County. (Wednesday, 3 p.m., St. Johns River State College, Orange Park Campus, Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., Orange Park.)
—-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 Jan. 11, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access palm-coast-week-in-review-jan-11-2019.pdf
Road and Interstate Construction:
Florence Price’s Fantaisie Negre, Performed by Elijah Stevens
- Jean Sibelius, Tapiola: Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, Orchestra of the Slovak Philharmony
- Ciaccona in E flat major by Silvius Leopold Weiss, performed by Nigel North
- Brahms’s Requiem
- Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 (“Trout”)
- Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Midnight Mass for Christmas)
- Mozart – Violin Concerto No.3, Hillary Hahn
- 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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