Today: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index readings 106 to 110. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest 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: 143
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: smite.
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
- 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
“And that is how it turns out: such is man’s nature that even bitter, detested work is sometimes performed with an incomprehensible wild excitement. Having worked for two years with my hands, I encountered this strange phenomenon myself: suddenly you become absorbed in the work itself, irrespective of whether it is slave labor and offers you nothing. I experienced those strange moments at bricklaying (otherwise I wouldn’t have written about it), at foundry work, carpentry, even in the fervor of breaking up old pig iron with a sledge. And so surely we can allow Ivan
Denisovich not to feel his inescapable labor as a terrible burden forever, not to hate it perpetually?”
–From Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago, II.“
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 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was created by the state after the February 2018 mass shooting at the Parkland high school, meets in Broward County. Topics are expected to include compliance with school-safety requirements passed by the Legislature after the shooting. 8:30 a.m., BB&T Center, Chairman’s Club, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council, which gathers law enforcement, judicial, social service and government agencies, meets at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. The panel will hear a presentation from John Carey, the assistant city attorney in St. Augustine, on “public feeding” and the homeless, and hear a suicide prevention update from Colleen Conklin, among other items. Here’s the agenda and back-up materials.
Community Development Block Grant public hearing, 11 a.m. in Training Room A at the Emergency Operations Center located at 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Building 3, Bunnell. Flagler County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for a Community Development Block Grant ‐ Disaster Recovery (CDBG‐DR) grant under their Voluntary Home Buyout Program (VHBP). The County is eligible to apply for up to $5,000,000 to buyout homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma, or the property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, or a High‐Risk Flood Area. Homes purchased will be converted into open space /to prevent future flood losses. Eligible properties must be located in the Special Flood Hazard Area or High‐Risk Flood Area, or is outside of those areas and have been substantially damaged (51% or more of the pre‐event fair market value of the structure is damaged) by Irma, or be considered a health/safety risk, or is located within a floodway. For information concerning the public hearing, contact Jonathan Lord, Emergency Management Director, at (386) 313‐4240 or by e‐mail at [email protected]
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. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.
Flagler Beach’s Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.
I-95 Road Resurfacing All Week: Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. single lane closures, and 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Wednesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. single lane closures, and 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from Old Dixie Highway to Palm Coast Parkway.
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: CVS Pharmacy, 5151 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road South, Palm Coast, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Friday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, 1 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 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
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: Aug. 12
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 substantially completed on Segment 1 from South 25th Street to South 23rd Street.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The contractor expects to finish installation of the French drain within the next three weeks. The contractor is forming and pouring the concrete curbing for the median, and building the new southbound roadway.
Residents can expect to see increased truck traffic as the contractor brings in base materials for the roadway and concrete trucks for the curbing. The curbing is constructed in two phases. The foundation is poured first, followed by the vertical face of the curb. This type of curb will add extra stability for the roadway.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:
Wall construction is complete. Remaining work includes placing sand over the wall and planting new vegetation. The contractor also is excavating a small swale along the east side of the roadway.
The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach is hosting the club’s First Annual Pickleball Tournament fundraiser. The event will be held at Wadsworth Park, located at 2200 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach, on September 27-29. The 4-day event will kick off with a Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Tortugas’ Florida Kitchen & Bar, located at 608 S Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Meet and Greet tickets are $15 per person, and may be purchased as part of the registration process. Registration is $30 for one pickleball event as defined below and $10 for each additional event:
Friday, September 27, 2019, Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, Mixed Doubles.
Sunday, September 29, 2019, Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles.
Skill levels are: 3.0 and below, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 and above. Age groups are 19 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, and 70 and above. All events will be round-robin. There will be 11 courts with painted lines and portable nets. The Onix Fuse G2 ball will be used for 3.5 and below and the Dura Fast 40 ball for 4.0 and above. Dry Blend tees may be purchased as part of the registration process for $20 and a tournament logo Dry Fit hat may be purchased for $15. Those that sponsor or play will be helping support Rotary’s community commitments such as: Project Share Christmas (1,300 children), Pierson Monthly Food Drop (300 families), adult education and college scholarships ($6,000), Flagler Rotary Swim and Surf (300 at-risk youth) and much more. Anyone interested in participating is asked to register at pickleballbrackets.com. Anyone interested in sponsoring is asked to contact Amanda Bailey at [email protected] Registration inquiries are asked to email Walt at [email protected]
Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins presented a $1,000 check to Flagler County Public Schools on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Back to School Jam held at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Mullins, who also is the owner/founder of The Joe Mullins Companies, said the money was donated to purchase items for students in need in Flagler County’s five elementary schools. “We will leave no Flagler County student behind,” Mullins said. “I am proud of our kids. From my family to yours, we all need to step up as a community.”
The Palm Coast Arts Foundation announced the appointment of Eric Vardakis as Trustee. A resident of Florida for 28 years he has seen a lot of positive changes occur for Palm Coast. Eric is President and CEO of Live Tour Network, Inc. and believes this community “has tremendous potential and by working together we can ensure steady growth for years to come.” Eric provides media and marketing services for many businesses throughout central and north east Florida including restaurants, retail, real estate, and entertainment industries. His primary focus is on website and mobile app development, social media marketing, email marketing, graphic design, branding, commercial photography, and video production. Eric also services as the Director of Marketing for The Hope to Help Foundation and is the President for his residential Palm Coast community. “PCAF is excited to welcome Eric and his enthusiasm and energy to our Board of Trustees” states Sam Perkovich, President of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. “As we continue moving toward our vision of a cultural arts complex within the Innovation District of Town Center, his knowledge and expertise will bring tremendous added value to our growth. His passion is technology and its place in shaping our future.”
FWC stays vigilant in enforcing airboat safety regulations: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for enforcing airboat regulations that went into effect last month. Per F.S. 327.391, airboat operators carrying passengers for hire must complete an Airboat Operators Course. “Our officers will continue to be vigilant and proactive in checking airboat operators. In addition to routine checks, we’re launching a statewide detail to ensure compliance,” said Col. Curtis Brown, director of FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “We cannot overstate that with this popular recreational activity and economic opportunity comes our critical duty to protect boaters on Florida’s waterways.” A tragic airboat accident in south Florida was the impetus behind House Bill 1211, known as “Ellie’s Law,” requiring all airboat operators carrying passengers for hire to complete an Airboat Operators Course. At its June 2018 meeting in Sarasota, the FWC approved the course requirements. There are currently six course providers for this requirement. “We expect the number of course providers to continue to increase,” Brown said. “This will provide more opportunities for members of the industry to comply with regulations and protect the safety of their passengers.” For more information, visit MyFWC.com/boating.
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.
GENERAL REVENUE ESTIMATES UPDATED: A panel of state economists, meeting as the Revenue Estimating Conference, will update general-revenue estimates. General revenue, which includes such things as sales taxes, plays a critical role in funding education, health and prison programs. The economists periodically update the estimates, which ultimately are used in developing the state budget. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CANNABIS CHIEF SPEAKS AT AGRICULTURE EXPO: The two-day Citrus Expo and Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo will begin, with speakers expected to include Holly Bell, cannabis director for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The event, hosted by AgNet Media, also will include a panel discussion about water-quantity and water-quality issues. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers.)
ST. JOHNS RIVER COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The St. Johns River State College Board of Trustees will meet. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine Campus, Criminal Justice Multipurpose Room, 2990 College Dr., St. Augustine.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
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Dussek’s Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 77 “L’invocation”
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Hélène Grimaud, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfort Symphony
- 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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