Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Tonight: Wednesday NightMostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 132
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: posthaste.
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Today’s jail bookings.
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- Flagler Beach A1A Construction Updates
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- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Cultural Coda
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 Palm Coast Code Enforcement Board meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall’s Intracoastal Meeting Room, 160 Lake Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.
The 2nd citizen’s input session focusing on the City of Flagler Beach’s Land Development Regulations. The session will be focused on the progress of the project. This is a great opportunity for you to follow the progress of the update and share any ideas you may have. The meeting will be facilitated by the City of Flagler Beach and Kimley-Horn and Associates. The meeting will be held at Flagler Beach City Hall (105 S. 2nd St. Flagler Beach) at 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact: Mark W. Shelton, AICP, Kimley-Horn, (904) 828-3933 [email protected]
The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. 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.
The Rotary Club of Palm Coast will host Pilsners for Polio and Karaoke for a Cause in support of Rotary International’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease at the Ocean City Beach Grill and Cantina, 301 Moody Blvd in Flagler Beach, starting at 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy a full bar and great food, along with Karaoke for a Cause, a friendly competition featuring the Rotary Karaoke Challenge, presented by Thomas Media Solutions. The event features the Karaoke competition, prize drawings, 50/50 raffle and Karaoke Challenge. All proceeds from the event will be dedicated to PolioPlus. A donation of $5 is requested to participate in Karaoke and a trophy will be awarded at the conclusion of the event.
Stetson Guitar Ensemble: Stephen Robinson, director. The Stetson University Guitar Ensemble presents a program of various combinations of guitars performing works by Karl Jenkins, Bryan Johanson, Luc Lévesque, Antonín Dvorák and Modest Mussorgsky. Mark Houghton’s most recent composition, “Guitarchestra No 10, Festive” for 11 guitars also will be featured during the performance. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
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: Winn-Dixie, 1260 West palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 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.
Last Updated: Oct. 28
Segments 1 and 3 are complete.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The drainage installation is complete, and work on the new median curbs and flumes is continuing and approximately 70% complete. Work on the southbound roadway continues as the contractor has placed limerock base to 18th street and will continue moving north. The traffic separator is taking shape and is over 50% complete.
Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive):
Wall construction is complete, and walkover construction will begin once Hurricane Season is over.
In Florida and in State Government:
HOUSE TAKES AIM AT SUNSCREEN BANS: The House Health Quality Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 113), filed by Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myers, that would prevent local governments from banning over-the-counter sales of sunscreen. The bill stems, at least in part, from a decision by Key West to ban certain types of sunscreen because of concerns that chemicals in the substances were damaging coral reefs. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., 306 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
HOUSE CONSIDERS FIREWORKS ISSUE: The House Business & Professions Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 65), filed by Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, that would make the use of fireworks legal on Independence Day, Memorial Day and New Year’s Eve. Under current law, most fireworks are generally illegal for Floridians to buy. But people can buy and use fireworks if they sign a waiver saying they will use the devices for certain agricultural purposes. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
COURT TAKES UP FELONS QUESTION: The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in four cases, including a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis for an advisory opinion about a 2018 constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to felons who have fulfilled their sentences. DeSantis asked the Supreme Court about whether the amendment requires “the satisfaction of all legal financial obligations — namely fees, fines and restitution ordered by the court as part of a felony sentence that would otherwise render a convicted felon ineligible to vote.” The Legislature this spring passed a law to carry out the amendment, but the law drew federal court challenges because it requires felons to pay “legal financial obligations,” such as restitution, fines and fees, to get their rights restored. Civil-rights and voting-rights organizations have compared the financial requirements in the law to a “poll tax.” (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
FEA CONTINUES BUS TOUR: The Florida Education Association will continue a bus tour focused on calling for increased education funding. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, 650 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Also, 6 p.m., Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, 3102 North Habana Ave., Tampa.)
PARTY LEADERS DISCUSS 2020 ELECTIONS: State Republican Chairman Joe Gruters and state Democratic Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo are slated to take part in a Tampa Bay Times “political conversation” about the 2020 elections. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Wenzeslaus Thomas Matiegka: Sonata Op. 23, Elliot Simpson, guitar
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Symphony in C major, Wq 182, third movement
- Ana Vidovic plays ‘La Catedral’ by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
- Julliard School Concert: Couperin
- A Tribute to BB King on His 94th
- Antal Dorati: Five Pieces for oboe solo (1980)
- Louis Armstrong, Live in Berlin, 1965
- Mompou, from Musica Callada, Jean-François Heisser
- André Isoir in concert at Nimes, 2001
- Dussek’s Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 77 “L’invocation”
- 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