Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent. Heat index readings 102 to 106. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 5 mph.
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: 161
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: provender.
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
“… the Messina coast, where the coarse, top-heavy ranges shut in the interior. Where the cliffs dive thunderously down. Where the green coast valleys stand in the light of the lemons, the candle-light of a million young moons. Where the dark Mediterranean burns the coast. Where is the myriad silver of the olives. Where are the bronze statuary of the cactus, the bayonets of the aloes, the cottony cirri of the almond blossom, and the pruned regiments of the vines. Where the valley hills are terraced from floor to summit, emerald stairs of corn stepping up to heaven. And where that heavy pagan sky leans forward on the earth like a dozing body and somnolently breathes on the sun-eaten hills. Where on golden crags flash white villages like gulls on a swell; and the finger of distant Italy is lifted, lifted till the Straits are free of it.””
–From V.S. Pritchett’s “The Spanish Virgin” (1932).
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.
2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
Road Closure at U.S. 1 near White Eagle this week: Road closures are in effect to accommodate construction of the roundabout. Closures are as follows:
• Drivers heading to northbound U.S. 1 will turn left onto Seminole Woods Boulevard to U.S. 1.
• Drivers heading to southbound U.S. 1 will turn right onto Seminole Woods Boulevard, and right onto State Road (S.R.) 100 to take southbound I-95 to U.S. 1 (Exit 273).
Old Dixie Highway:
• Traffic heading to southbound U.S. 1 will take Interstate 95 (I-95) south to Exit 273 for U.S. 1.
• Old Dixie Highway traffic heading to northbound U.S. 1 can take I-95 north to S.R. 100 (Exit 284) and travel east to southbound Seminole Woods Boulevard to U.S. 1. More details here.
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:
Thursday – 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Inert
2 p.m. to 1 a.m. – LIVE/Inert
Friday – 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – LIVE/Inert
Saturday – 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – LIVE/Inert
Sunday – 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – LIVE/Inert
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 <http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/bear/wise/neighborhood/> measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla. For additional information, call (904) 542-5588.
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: Starbucks in the Target shopping Center, State Road 100, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Starbucks at 250 Palm Coast Parkway, Island Walk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Starbucks at 250 Palm Coast Parkway, Island Walk, 10 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
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.
IMPORTANT: Safety in the Work Zone: Drivers are reminded to obey all posted speed limits, and to be alert to vehicles turning onto northbound S.R. A1A from side streets or businesses. Pedestrians and bicyclists are asked to remain aware as construction activities continue and designated pathways are moved. Please use extra caution walking, bicycling or driving through the area. Remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Last Updated: July 15
Now that turtle nesting season has started in the Flagler Beach area, local Turtle Patrol volunteers are checking the beach within the project limits every day to locate any new nests. In Segment 3, north of North 18th Street, work cannot begin until the beach is checked. If a nest is discovered, the nest will be marked, and work will not be allowed within 10 feet of the nest, as specified in the environmental permits issued for this project.
The Turtle Patrol also is monitoring the beach in the project limits of Segment 1, from South 25th Street to South 22nd Street, where plans call for dune revetment involving additional sand and plants.
Segment 1 South 25th Street to South 22nd Street):
The contractor this week also finished all work on Segment 1 with installation of the final plants.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
Crews are removing the old water main between South 13th Street and South 17th Street. French drain construction continues between South 18th and South 15th streets.
Sidewalk installation is expected between South 16th and South 17th streets. Roadway construction is underway south of South 18th Street.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
The contractor reached a major milestone this week, finishing the installation of more than 1,800 concrete piles that will form the buried secant wall.
Crews are continuing to place the concrete cap on the piles, place sand on top of the cap and install plants. The contractor expects to finish the wall cap in about three weeks.
Excavation of the drainage swale between the roadway and dune also has begun.
- 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
I-95 Construction, Repaving: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., single lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line.
See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.
Here’s a list of the Flagler County Art League’s 2019 ‘Just Photography’ Show, as judged by Eric Breitenbach, senior professor at Daytona State College’s Southeast Center for Photographic Studies:
Best of Show: #5 “Always Aware” Photographic Art by David Bowers
First of Show: #82 “Bridge” Architecture by Tom Silvey
Second of Show: #23 “Passion” Portrait by Stephen DiMaria
Third of Show: #3 “Awakenings” Land/Sea/Cityscapes by Janet Bernardini
Judge’s Choice: #11 “Shell Ginger” Floral by Robyn Cowlan
First Place – Animals: #45 “Freedom Flight” by Hanneke Jevons
Second Place – Animals: #13 “Snowy Egret Chicks” by Robyn Cowlan
First Place – Photographic Art: #35 “Pineapple” by Berdella Gibbs
First Place – Black & White: #46 “Chicago Reflections #1” by Hanneke Jevons
First Place – Portrait: # 72 “Mississippi Youth Innocence” by Lisette Otero-Lewis
First Place – Land/Sea/Cityscapes: # 101 “Moving Water” by Vincent Zuniaga
Second Place – Land/Sea/Cityscapes: #58 “Ageless Beauty!” By Caryn Lutz
First Place – Street Scenes/Photojournalism: #7 “Never To Be Forgotten” by David Bowers
Second Place – Street Scenes/Photojournalism: # 60 “The Simple Life!” By Caryn Lutz
The remaining Categories were grouped due to low entry counts: Other, Sports, Architecture, Macro, Floral, Still Life
First Place: # 17 “Sunflowers in Vase” Still Life by Bob Currul
Second Place: #84 “A Quiet Spot” Other by Tom Silvey
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.
FLORIDA BAY, PYTHONS AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will continue a two-day meeting, with issues expected to include ecological conditions in Florida Bay and efforts to control Burmese pythons. (Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Marriott Resort Hutchinson Island, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.)
UCF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Thursday, committee meetings start at 8:30 a.m., with full board at 1 p.m., University of Central Florida, Fairwinds Alumni Center, Orlando.)
COURT REVENUES ON THE TABLE: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze what are known as Article V revenues, which help fund the court system. (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, 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 June 28, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-june-28-2019-development.pdf
Corelli: Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4, complete. Voices of Music; original instruments
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Ana Vidovic: “La Catedral,” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
- J. S. Bach’s Organ Concerto After Johann Ernst, BWV 592
- Spohr String Quartet Op. 82. no. 2 First Movement: Allegro
- Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic 1974
- Marin Marais: Le Labyrinthe (the Labyrinth); Cassandra Luckhardt, viola da gamba
- The Evolution of Music
- Christopher Atzinger Performs John Knowles Paine’s Romance, Op. 39
- Alfredo Keil’s Bohémiens, op. 12, n.º 12, Tomohiro Hatta, piano
- Rudolf Serkin Performs Chopin Preludes in Tokyo, 1979
- Sibelius’s Violin Concerto Op. 47, Performed by Hilary Hahn
- Sonia Rubinsky plays Villa-Lobos
- Mozart: String Quartet No.15 K.421, Emerson String Quartet
- Brahms：Cello Sonata No.1, Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax
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