Weekend:: Partly cloudy, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s throughout. 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: 59
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: heartstringplay
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.
Free For All Fridays: Hosts David Ayres and Brian McMillan welcome Sen. Travis Hutson, Tomme Mayne of the attorney general’s office’s Seniors vs. Crime project, and Chief Steve Brandt of the Flagler Sheriff’s Office, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the death of Anthony Fennick and the county jail.
Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway. Join popular wealth adviser, Andrew Schorr, to learn about the six mistakes retirees make with their finances. Free lunch is followed by this informative lecture geared towards investors 55 years old and older.
Friday: Great Organists at Stetson series, Douglas Reed, organ. Douglas Reed is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Evansville. He has long been a champion of contemporary organ music and has both commissioned and recorded works of the notable American composer William Albright. 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.
Friday: The Dance of Love, Valentine’s Dance, a night to remember, starting at 7 p.m., African American Cultural Society, 4422 US Hwy 1, N, Palm Coast. Come out & enjoy the AACS’ annual Valentine’s Dance, “For the Love of the Dance.” Refreshments, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, a cash bar and live entertainment by the band & soloist “Soul Fire” will fill the night. Be sure to get your photo taken by a professional photographer & shop the vendors. Listen to your favorite songs, dance or just enjoy watching. There will be music for all forms of dance… line dancing, freestyle, ballroom, steppin, swing, reggae, & Latin. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $150 for a table of 8.
Friday, Saturday: Bethune-Cookman University Hosts The Music and Medicine Symposium East Meets West: Achieving Mind-Body Balance to Optimize Performance, in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center (698 West International Speedway Boulevard Daytona Beach, FL 32114), with Washington, DC – based clinicians, David Kaplan, M.D., and Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, Music Educator, to unlock a healthy balance of mind and body. These insightful workshops combine the power of the brain’s neuroplasticity, Qigong and Tai Chi to help achieve an optimal state of wellness and performance in your life. The symposium is intended to engage students, faculty, medical practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, sports medicine professionals, athletes, performing artists, and the community at large. The symposium is FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration by clicking here is required.
Saturday: A walk is planned in memory of Shaunti Stafford, the 17-year-old Flagler Palm Coast High School girl who took her own life in mid-January, and to raise awareness of suicide. The walk is organized by Shaunti’s mother, Carissia Stafford, and takes place at 2 p.m. at the intersection of International Speedway Boulevard and Nova Road. Participants should park and gather at the old Burlington Coat Factory, next to Steak n Shake. Contact Carissia Stafford by email: [email protected]
Saturday: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old SDalt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Call 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.
Saturday: Hot Diggity Dog, Cat & Kitten Adoption Event, 11 a.m. at Sabal Palms Assisted Living & Memory Care, 2125 Palm Coast Harbor Parkway, Palm Coast. The Flagler Humane Society is bringing adoptable dogs, cats and kittens for you to fall in love with. Special Guest Susan K. Miller, Certified Pet Massage Practioner, of “Pawsome Pet Massage” will be there demonstrating massage techniques for pets to relieve pain and stiffness, and improve overall health. The event is free to all, but you are encouraged to bring a donation of pet food for the Pet Food Drive there benefiting the Flagler Humane Society. For further information: 386-225-4070.
Saturday: Brian Hammond at Salvo Art House, an art opening, Salvo At House at 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell, 6 p.m., $10 admission. From JJ Graham: “I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Brian Hammond over the years and watched him progress as an artist. Without getting too much into his story, I’ll just say that he is a triumph of the human spirit. Despite daily challenges, he remains inspired and delightful. He has a very unique way of reincarnating found objects into wonderful assemblages and has a natural eye for color. His work is modestly affordable and looks great in just about any setting. If you love outsider art, like me, you will enjoy his sophisticated contemporary aesthetic. In my opinion, his talent surpasses most of the work I’ve seen in the genre. Come out and support him and our studio artists. It’ll be a fun and inspiring evening.”
Saturday: “The Hit Men,” 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium.
Sunday: Bing’s Demonstration: Opponents of a plan to expand Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing hold another rally outside Bing’s Landing on State Road A1A in the Hammock from 2 to 4 p.m. The rally is a warm-up for the Feb. 18 county commission meeting where the matter may be under consideration again. See background here, here and here.
Sunday: Daytona Solisti Baroque Orchestra, Romancing the Strings, 3:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, featuring Sue Cryan, Violin, Susan Pitard Acree, Violin, Joseph Corporon, Cello, Olivia Corporon, Violin, Susan Pitard Acree, Violin, Boyd Jones, Harpsichord, and Paige Long and Carrie Matheny, Flutes, with works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, CPE Bach and J.S. Bach’s fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with Jones at the harpsichord. $15.00 donation requested.
Through Sunday: “[title of show]” with Music by Jeff Bowen and Book by Hunter Bell, at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre, 600 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Call 386/822-7266. Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival. The only catch? The deadline is in three weeks! No worries though. They’ll just write a musical about writing a musical. Frequently hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and thoroughly inspiring, [title of show] is a love story celebrating individuality and creativity. All shows 8 pm except for Sunday at 3 p.m.
COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON HEALTH ISSUES: Flagler county residents are being asked to speak up and voice their opinion on a variety of health-related topics through an online survey. The input from the community will be used to create health improvement plans to address community concerns and improve quality of life. The survey is online here countyhealthsurvey.com and is available in English and Spanish. Results of the survey provide the foundation of Community Health Needs Assessments, which are a collection of data used to inform communities and develop goals to improve health outcomes. Once the assessments are complete, they will be used to create three-year Community Health Improvement Plans for both Volusia and Flagler counties. The assessments are being conducted in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Flagler and Volusia counties, Flagler Cares, local hospitals and Volusia and Flagler county government. Residents, employers and community partners are encouraged to share this link and ask others to take the survey as well. The survey will close February 28, 2019. Please take the survey 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):
- Friday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Friday: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, 3100 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 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
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.
February 4 Update: Construction is scheduled to begin this week week on Segments 2 and 3 of the S.R. A1A project. Work on Segment 2, from S. 22nd Street to S. 9th Street will include removal of the existing low-profile barrier wall, and construction of the temporary lime rock base on the east side of the roadway to prepare for placement of temporary asphalt. This work will require single lane closures with flagging operations during the day. Work is expected to progress from south to north. Both northbound and southbound traffic will remain on S.R. A1A. The southbound S.R. A1A detour is expected to begin in late February.
Work on Segment 3, from N. 18th Street to Osprey Drive will include removing two existing beach walkovers near N.18th Street and one walkover in front of Oceanside Condominiums as noted in the plans. Work also will include importing and placing sand in preparation for installing the auger cast pilings. Traffic will be shifted slightly to the west on S.R. A1A to accommodate the work. Drivers can expect a single lane closure with flagging operations when traffic is shifted.
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
U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:
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
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.
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ANALYZED: The Education Estimating Conference will address public-school enrollment. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CHRISTIE SPEAKS TO COLLIER GOP: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will speak during the Collier County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. (Friday, 6 p.m., Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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- Sulkhan Tsintsadze: Miniatures for String Quartet
- Joseph Marx: Trio-Phantasie (1914)
- George Antheil: Violin Sonata Nr. 2
- Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Op. 20
- Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre (US Marine Band)
- Maurice Ravel: La Valse
- George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Maja Babyszka, piano
- 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