Today: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 102. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 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: 98
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: totem.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
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- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- 2019 Hurricane Preparedness Guide
- Flagler Beach A1A 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
“How can you ask–as a man of the world–anything so idiotic? Where did you ever discover that being in love makes a searching light, makes anything but a most damnable and demoralising darkness? One has been in love with creatures such that one’s condition has lighted nothing in the world but one’s asininity. I have at any rate. And so have you!”
–Henry James, from “The Great Condition,” in “Complete Stories 1898–1910.”
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.
In Schools: Pre-planning days for Flagler County school district teachers.
Meet the Teachers at Imagine School at Town Center, Kindergarten and grades 6-8, 10 to 11:30 a.m, and grades 1-5, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office second quarter awards ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center located at 1769 E Moody Blvd Bldg 3, Bunnell. FCSO Civil Clerk Ashlie Hicks will be reunited with the family she rescued when their house was on fire during the morning hours of April 30th. Ashlie observed the house on fire, alerted the occupants, and helped bring them and their animals to safety. Lindsey Gay will also be recognized for helping bring a missing 7-year-old boy to safety after he became separated from his family at the beach. Ms. Gay stayed with the child until law enforcement arrived and reunited him with his family.
New student orientation at Flagler Palm Coast High School: students with last names starting with letters A to L, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and students with names starting with letters M to Z, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, [email protected] The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
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):
- Wednesday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Thursday: Matanzas High School, 3535 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Badcock Furniture, 2501 Old Moody Boulevard (State Road 100), Flagler Beach, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. 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
Download your 2019 Hurricane Preparedness Guide here, or see below:
Sign-up for our ALERTFlagler emergency notification system at www.FlaglerCounty.org/ALERTFlagler.
Click to access 2019-Hurricane-Preparedness-Guide.pdf
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 29
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):
Work is completed on Segment 1 from South 25th Street to South 23rd Street.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor has brought in a second crew to work on installing the new French drain system and expects to have the drain completed within a month. The contractor has finished installing the new water main and is finishing up the required testing and certification for transferring service to the new line. On the southern end of the segment, the contractor has been constructing the curb that will form the center median, and is building the foundation for the new southbound lanes. Sidewalk installation is nearly complete. Remaining sections will be poured once utility work is complete.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
Wall construction is expected to finish late this week or early next week as crews pour the final concrete for the cap. The contractor continues to place some additional sand over the wall, form the dune and install plants. According to the local Turtle Patrol volunteers, there are about 80 turtle nests on the north side of Flagler Beach. Some of the nests fall within the project and require the contractor to work around those areas until the nests hatch.
See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.
Flagler County receives ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation Award’: Flagler County is being praised for the 10th consecutive year for its annual budget presentation by the Government Finance Officers Association–on the very week when it lost its Finance Director, Lorie Bailey-Brown, who’s taken a job elsewhere. Flagler County’s 2018-2019 fiscal year budget was rated in four categories: as a policy document, as a financial plan; as an operations guide; and, as a communications device. “This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by your organization,” said Michele Mark Levine, in a correspondence with County Administration. Bailey-Brown has worked on award-winning budgets for the county going back to the first budget that received the award – the 2009-2010 budget under Tom Klinker, the former director of the department. She and her staff – Kelly Freshcorn, Brian Eichinger, and Lauren Shank, budget analysts, as well as Lacy Martin, administrative assistant – are in the midst of pulling together the 2019-2020 budget. “There is some very detailed information the GFOA asks for, and they are looking for a document that stands out above the rest,” County Administrator Jerry Cameron said. A news release issued by the GFOA states: “Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.”
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.
RURAL COUNTIES AT ISSUE: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss issues related to fiscally constrained counties, which generally are rural counties. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
TOBACCO TAXES ON TABLE: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up issues related to tobacco taxes. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK FISHING AT ISSUE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will continue a series of workshops about proposed rule changes for fishing in Biscayne National Park. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., Florida City City Hall, 404 West Palm Dr., Florida City.)
—-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 Aug. 2, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.
Click to access week-in-review-aug-2-2019-development.pdf
Hélène Grimaud, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfort Symphony
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Hélène Grimaud Plays Busoni’s Transcription of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004
- Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata Nr. 5 in C major, Vadim Chaimovich
- Corelli: Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4, complete. Voices of Music; original instruments
- 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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