Weekend: Mostly sunny with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 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: 137
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: redaction.
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
“What did the doctor call it? Sundowning. She had been told to expect increased confusion, even agitation. She had been told that the only way to respond was with patience and kindness. Patience. Kindness. What did they really mean between husband and wife? Sometimes she felt that patience and kindness could be stretched so far in a marriage as to become their opposites.”
–From Yoon Choi’s “The Art of Losing,” in “The Best American Short Stories 2018,” Roxane Gay, editor.
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 Bunnell City Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 – 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club’s web site.
Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
School website redesigns: The websites for FPCHS, MHS, BTMS, and ITMS have been redesigned. Log on and check them out! Cleaner looks and more user-friendly. Some things are in different places, so take some time to explore. Here they are:
- Flagler Palm Coast High School
- >Matanzas High School
- Buddy Taylor Middle School
- Indian Trails Middle School
I-95 Resurfacing this week: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. single outside lane closure on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to south of Pellicer Creek.
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):
- Monday: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, 2 to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data Building 1, 11 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Bealls Outlet, 9 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 1:30 to 5 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.
Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project Update: According to the St. Johns Water Management District, to date the contractor has completed about 35% of the planned work. A second excavator arrived on July 9 with the intention of enhancing progress. Initially, this excavator will work alongside the first one in Section B. Also, the turbidity barriers in Section L-1 were removed recently, thus opening the area for public access. You may be interested in seeing our new images of revegetation and wildlife in Section A. Please visit us online at www.sjrwmd.com/facts/flagler-wetland-restoration-project/ for more information on the project. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.
Smart controllers offer another way to help conserve water: The St. Johns River Water Management District promotes water conservation year-round. In fact, one of the easiest ways to conserve water is by following the District’s outdoor watering restrictions, which limit irrigation to certain days and times for efficiency. In July, we are focusing additional attention on outdoor water conservation as we join others from around the country in observing Smart Irrigation Month. This observance, sponsored by the Irrigation Association, promotes technology that can help us all save water outdoors, while applying enough water to meet the needs of lawns and landscapes. Water conservation plays a key role in our core mission of water supply. Because irrigation can account for more than half of the water that most of us use daily at our homes, the District has adopted the year-round watering restrictions mentioned above and we also help promote the efficient use of water through various actions as well as smart technology. We’ve been committed to water conservation for many years through our Consumptive Use Permitting and educational programs, and we’ve helped to fund local government projects that promote water conservation through our cost-share program. “Smart irrigation” methods provide additional tools to achieve efficient water use. Smart sensors and controllers monitor weather and other conditions in the landscape and adjust the irrigation system to apply just the right amount of water when needed. Coupled with water-saving nozzles and pressure regulators to precisely apply water, these technologies can successfully reduce outdoor water use by as much as 20 to 40 percent annually, while maintaining a healthy landscape. Not only is conserving water important for water supply, it is also in the best interest of our Florida landscapes. Watering too much makes lawns less able to survive dry conditions, encourages shallow, weak root systems, leads to weeds, pests and diseases. Learn about smart controllers and devices on the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/water-conservation.
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.
FINANCIAL ‘OUTLOOKS’ CONSIDERED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss end-of-year “outlooks” for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund and the State School Trust Fund. (Monday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
TRANSPORTATION ISSUES ON TABLE: State Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-North Miami Beach, will host a workshop about transportation issues, with participants expected to include Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. (Monday, 1 p.m., Florida International University, North Campus, Kovens Conference Center, 3000 N.E. 151st St., North Miami.)
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ANALYZED: The Education Estimating Conference will analyze issues related to enrollment in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. (Monday, 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 July 19, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-july-19-20191.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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