Weekend: Friday, mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Cooler. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the 60s Friday, 50s Saturday and Sunday. 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: 217
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: animadversion.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- 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
“And are you not ashamed, Socrates, of a course of life which is likely to bring you to an untimely end? To him I may fairly answer: There you are mistaken: a man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether in doing anything he is doing right or wrong – acting the part of a good man or of a bad. Whereas, according to your view, the heroes who fell at Troy were not good for much, and the son of Thetis above all, who altogether despised danger in comparison with disgrace; and when his goddess mother said to him, in his eagerness to slay Hector, that if he avenged his companion Patroclus, and slew Hector, he would die himself – “Fate,” as she said, “waits upon you next after Hector”; he, hearing this, utterly despised danger and death, and instead of fearing them, feared rather to live in dishonor, and not to avenge his friend. “Let me die next,” he replies, “and be avenged of my enemy, rather than abide here by the beaked ships, a scorn and a burden of the earth.” Had Achilles any thought of death and danger? For wherever a man’s place is, whether the place which he has chosen or that in which he has been placed by a commander, there he ought to remain in the hour of danger; he should not think of death or of anything, but of disgrace.”
–From Plato’s “Apology.”
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 on WNZF: Hosts David Ayres and Brian McMillan welcome Rep. Paul Renner with a legislative update, Matt Morton, the new Palm Coast city manager, and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie,” at the Flagler Playhouse. “The Glass Menagerie” is a memory play, its action drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. The play is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. The play is strongly autobiographical. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
Friday: The Flagler County Airport Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. on the third floor at Airport Corporate Center, 120 Airport Road, Palm Coast.
Friday: AAUW: In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, AAUW is on a mission to identify, if possible, the first women to have registered to vote in Flagler County. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler wishes to extend an invitation to the descendants of the women of Flagler County who were recognized and listed, by the Flagler Tribune, on October 21, 1920, as “Qualified Voters” for the November 2, 1920 General Election. AAUW will hold an organizational meeting on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in Room 3 B, located on the 3rd floor of the Government Services Building in Bunnell. See details here.
Friday: Robert Klein in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547.
Saturday: 1st Annual Suicide Prevention & Awareness Motorcycle Poker Run, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Palm Coast Bible Church, 94 Whiteview Pkwy., Palm Coast. General Registration Opens at 9:00 am, serving you coffee & donuts. Registration fee is $20 for one rider & $30 for riders with passengers. This also covers your BBQ lunch costs. Riders who pre-register will receive a ride t-shirt. Riders who register the day of event will be first-come first-serve shirts due to limited availability. So it’s important to pre-register. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. This is a Poker Run. There will be 5 stops along the way to draw cards and there will also be some surprises along the way! Riders are also asked to ride slow and respectfully around the Church. There will be a ton of raffle baskets for our winners! BBQ Buffet is open at 1 p.m. Contact Tom O’Nealy, 386-446-1397, or by email, [email protected]
Saturday: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old Salt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Call 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.
Saturday: Sea Oats Restoration in Flagler Beach: As part of a larger dune recovery project after hurricanes Matthew and Irma, Partner Associates from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Synergy are volunteering for a sea oats restoration project from 1 to 5 p.m. This project is designed to foster sea oat plants recovered from the dune in the north section of A1A. Ultimately the plants will be restored to the dune when the A1A project is complete. Partner Associates invites the public to participate in this effort. The planting will take place at the Parks and Recreation Building on the corner of S. 4 th Street and S. Daytona Avenue. For more information contact the Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Synergy Office 386-338-3939 or email [email protected]
Saturday: Celtic Music presented by Matthew Gurnsey aka the Kilted Man, 10 a.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. Matthew Gurnesey delights audiences of all age groups with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finess, he charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales.
Saturday: The Rockin’ Dolphin concert from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Musicians The Dewars, Gregg Case, and Bad Dog Mama will perform under the event tent. The Late Risers and Jax Burgers Food Trucks will be on site to serve their signature fare to hungry concertgoers. 9600 N Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine.
Saturday: Matanzas High School Interact Club‘s “Rise Against Hunger Food Packaging Event,” 11 a.m. at the school’s dining hall.
Saturday-Sunday: 2019 Palm Coast Seafood Festival at Central Park in Town Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2019 Palm Coast Seafood Festival will be a 2 day festival around the lake at the beautiful Town Center Park in Palm Coast and held on the last weekend of Bike Week which brings a large group of tourists throughout the weekend along with locals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona, Port Orange and Orlando. This event will have incredible seafood & entertainment, this event will include some other great crowd attracting features.
Sunday: “One Night in Memphis,” 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium.
Sunday: Another protest by opponents of the expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing is scheduled at 2 p.m. outside of Bing’s Landing, the county park in the Hammock.
COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON HEALTH ISSUES (closes March 15): 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):
- Saturday: Palm Coast Seafood Festival in Town Center’s Central Park, 2 to 7 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast Seafood Festival in Town Center’s Central Park, 2 to 7 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
Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:
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.
Segment 2: South 22nd to South 9th Street:
The contractor has begun placing silt fence for erosion control, and will be excavating along Segment 2, from South 22nd Street to South 9th Street.
Property owners who have irrigation lines within the Florida Department of Transportation right of way are advised to cap or relocate those lines.
The right of way is marked by stakes. If you have an irrigation line that sits to the east of the stakes, the irrigation is within the work area.
The contractor will continue to remove dune walkovers as needed to accommodate construction of the buried seawall. The affected dune walkovers include both public and private walkovers between North 18th Street and Osprey Drive. By contract, all affected dune walkovers will be reconstructed once work is complete to their pre-construction condition. The contractor is carefully removing and storing separately the existing materials for each walkover. Photographs also are being taken to document existing conditions and will be used to assist with reconstruction.
Please note that the walkovers must remain closed during construction for safety reasons.
The project team has announced that reconstruction of the walkovers is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2019. This timeframe is based on the current work schedule. Please note the schedule may be affected by weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The contractor has 300 days to complete the work.
Caution! Flagler Beach police and and Sherriff’s deputies are actively monitoring speed and writing tickets. “I got a warning on north section of A1A before construction actually began so I keep to the 25 limit, but still getting tailgated by cars wanting to go faster,” a reader tells us.
- 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.
The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 325 at U.S. 1 on Monday night, March 4, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make improvements to the crossover at the temporary intersection. U.S. 1 will remain open in both directions.
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
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.
STATE COLLEGE PRESIDENTS HUDDLE: The Council of Presidents of the Florida College System will meet. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Association of Florida Colleges, 1725 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee.)
FIU HOLDS MOMENT OF SILENCE: Florida International University will hold a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of a pedestrian-bridge collapse that killed six people. University President Mark Rosenberg will take part. (Friday, gathering at 1:30 p.m., with moment of silence at 1:47 p.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Betty Chapman Plaza, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.)
—-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 March 1, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-march-2019-developments.pdf
Willie Nelson: Hello Walls
- Jacques Loussier Trio Plays Bach
- Norbert Burgmüller: Duo for clarinet and piano, op. 15
- Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.201, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
- Nina Simone: Good Bait
- Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody
- FPC Jazz Band, 2019 District MPA, Love is Here to Stay
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Triosonata in C Minor BWV 526, Katja Sager, organ
- J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 525, Doug Marshall, Organ
- Willie Nelson and His Sons Discuss Growing up on Tour and Performing as a Family
- 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
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