Today:: Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 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: musher, 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
- Flagler Beach A1A Construction Updates
- US 1-Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates
- In State Government
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Cultural Coda
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 City Hall at Town Center starting at 9 a.m. Council members will get a presentation on a planned high-tech corridor and will again discuss funding options for the financing of a renovated public works facility on U.S. 1. That plan was derailed last year when strong public opposition mounted against the council’s plan to institute an electric tax to pay for the renovation. (See “Facing Staunch Opposition, Palm Coast Council Retreats From Electric Tax To Seek Alternatives.”) The administration is again recommending an electric public service tax as part of the funding options, but only if the council goes with two of the three options presented. The council will also discuss security and cell towers.
“Artrageous,” at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Great Organists at Stetson series, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organ. Don’t miss out on hearing this dynamic recording artist, composer and author during a free concert on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. The concert features works by Bach, Buxtehude, Ruiter-Feenstra, Vierne, Dupré as well as improvisation. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Museum Docent Phil Kalfin provides an educational tour of the Prison Nation exhibit. Refreshments will follow. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or [email protected].
Palm Coast Residents’ Survey: Palm Coast residents have until Feb. 2 to take the 2018-2019 Palm Coast Citizen Survey, which may be taken online here. The city is conducting the survey as part of its annual goal-setting process. The survey covers a variety of topics related to quality of life; city services such as stormwater drainage, street maintenance, garbage, recycling and streetlights; recreational programs and events; amenities such as parks, trails; economic growth and development; traffic flow; and crime prevention and public safety. It also allows residents to provide comments on any subject they’d like to share with the city. For more background, go here.
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):
- Tuesday: Moe’s Southwest Grill, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, noon to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 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
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.
January 24 update: The project team had anticipated beginning construction this week on S.R. A1A. However, the work is pending some utility relocations, which have not yet been completed. The project is now delayed to February. According to a city official, “February 4th is the new start date when the 300 day clock starts. Road work(no detours) will start sooner at the north end beginning approximately the second week of February with detours on the southern stretch starting in late February/early March.”
The contractor has 300 days to complete the work.
- In Flagler Beach, A1A Shops and Restaurants Hope Their ‘Open For Business’ Signs Are Louder Than Road Construction
- $22.4 Million A1A Rebuilding and Sea Wall Construction in Flagler Beach Starts in January
- A New, Not Much Improved A1A in Flagler Beach: Median, 30MPH, Drainage, But No Added Protection
- Council Endorses Raising Flagler’s Tourism Tax to 5% to Pay For Beach Repairs
- FDOT’s Regional Construction Page
FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.
This week southbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and be shifted slightly west onto new pavement. Southbound U.S. 1 traffic heading to Old Dixie Highway will be directed to stay on southbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to return to Old Dixie Highway using northbound U.S. 1. Old Dixie Highway drivers heading to southbound U.S. 1 will have to turn onto northbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to access southbound U.S. 1. Later this week, northbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and shifted west onto the existing southbound side of the roadway. Once this shift is made, U.S. 1 will have one lane in each direction through the project area. The speed limit will be reduced along U.S. 1 through the construction zone, and drivers are asked to be alert and use caution when traveling through the work area.
More details here.
- Roundabout Construction on US1 and Old Dixie Begins: Be Prepared For Traffic Shifts and Single Lanes
- Roundabout Construction at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Begins in Weeks; Expect Detours
- Strident Opposition to Roundabout at US1 and Old Dixie Even As Another Crash Results In Critical Injury
- FDOT’s Project Page
Rainfall totals from the Sunday-Monday storm: From Emergency Management’s Bob Pickering: A low pressure area developed and transited to our south and east on Sunday. The system was a little stronger than expected giving the region some rainfall. A few measured wind gusts up to 35 mph were reported along the coast. There were a few isolated reports of downed wires or tree (about 3 reports) in the eastern part of the county.
Rainfall Reports: 1/27 until 0800 1/28/2019
Amount / Location / Source / Notes
2.27” / Bunnell / Flagler EOC /
2.43” / South Central Palm Coast / Skywarn / Cypress Knoll of Palm Coast
2.40” / South Central Palm Coast / Skywarn / Cypress Knoll of Palm Coast
2.39” / East Palm Coast / Skywarn / Palm Harbor of Palm Coast near Golf Course
1.76” / Flagler Beach / Skywarn / Central Flagler Beach
1.79” / West Central Palm Coast /Skywarn / Lehigh Woods of Palm Coast
1.97” / Southeast Flagler Beach / Skywarn
1.60” / East Palm Coast / Skywarn / Palm Harbor Area of Palm Coast near Intracoastal
2.74” / Central Palm Coast / Skywarn / Pine Lakes area of Palm Coast
2.43” / Central Palm Coast / Skywarn / Pine Lakes area of Palm Coast
1.90” / Northwest Palm Coast / Skywarn / Indian Trails of Plam Coast
2.30” / Northwest Palm Coast / Skywarn / Indian Trails of Plam Coast
2.57” / Northeast Palm Coast / Skywarn / Palm Habor of Palm Coast canal section
2.45” / Southwest Palm Coast / Skywarn / Quail Hollow of Palm Coast
2.70” / Island Estates / Skywarn / Hammock Area / Fox’s Cut
Scholarship Applicants Wanted: The Flagler Woman’s Club will award multiple $2000 scholarships to male and female graduating seniors in all areas of study including Theatre, Art, Music, and Trade Schools. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen; a resident of Flagler County for a minimum of one year; have a financial need and qualify for acceptance to a college or a trade school. Printed applications are now available at the Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High Schools’ Guidance Departments; the Flagler County Library in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beach Library. The application is also available on our Face Book page at The Flagler Woman’s Club. The application deadline is February 8, 2019. For more information call Kay Johnson at (386)439-3960 or (386)405-8518.
DESANTIS, CABINET CONSIDER REVENUE DIRECTOR: Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet will meet and are expected to vote on the appointment of Jim Zingale to serve as executive director of the state Department of Revenue. DeSantis has recommended Zingale, who ran the Department of Revenue under former Gov. Jeb Bush, to return to the post. Also during the meeting, DeSantis and the Cabinet members — Attorney General Ashley Moody, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis — are expected to consider a resolution that would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Patronis proposed the recognition, which would follow the lead of President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cabinet meeting room, the Capitol.)
FEMA APPEALS AT ISSUE: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold an “appeals clinic” for people who might appeal denials of FEMA claims from Hurricane Michael. (Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Gulf County Library, Port St. Joe branch, 110 Library Dr., Port St. Joe.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Abel Carlevaro: Tamboriles
- Leonora Spangenberger (13) plays Heitor Villa Lobos’s Etude No 9
- Michel Sardou: Le France
- Smetana: Má Vlast / Kubelík Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
- Leontyne Price: the Interview
- 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