Today: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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: 180
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: corbie messenger.
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
- Statista’s Chart of the Day
- 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
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.
In Court: Marion Gavins Jr., the 18-year-old Palm Coast man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Curtis Grey last April 13, is scheduled for a pre-trial before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, at 8:30 a.m.
The Flagler County Affordable Housing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m., Emergency Operations Center, Room A, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building 3, Bunnell. The County Commission established the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee/ Housing Task Force, under Section 16-77 of the Flagler County Code, to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding specific initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing in Flagler County. Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month. Staff Liaison is Ralston Reodica, 386-313-4037. See the committee bylaws here, and committee agendas here, though they’re posted only spottily.
Flagler’s Community Traffic Safety Team meets at 9 a.m. at Flagler Technical Institute, 5400 E. Hwy 100, just west of Flagler Palm Coast High School. The meeting is open to all who have a concern with road safety.
The Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will consider a partnership with Florida Power and Light to charge electric vehicles on city property. You can listen to the meeting here. The full agenda and background materials are here.
Learn the Basics of Your Computer, 10 a.m.-noon at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Want to learn more about your computer? These classes teach you basic care of your computer, different programs you might have to use, and internet security. Free but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.
The St. Johns River Water Management District Board meets at the district’s headquarters, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka. Noon.
The Flagler County Planning and Development Board meets at 6 p.m. in Board Chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, first floor, Bunnell. See full agendas here.
Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore perform their jazzy blend of wit, pop and vocal standards in their “Swing in the Holidays” show of holiday hits for one night only at the Palm Coast Community Center, at 7 p.m. 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. “Swing in the Holidays” is produced in to Palm Coast by Sullivan Specialties, a business owned by Hammock residents Janet Sullivan and Peter Wentworth. Sullivan Specialties owns a theatrical costume rental company and a musical saw manufacturing and sales company, both based in Illinois. Sullivan produced small shows in Illinois, using local talent. She wanted to try her hand at bringing small, professional, entertaining shows to Palm Coast, where there’s been growing appetite for the performing arts. See the full story here.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School band and Chorus hold their holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Road 100, Palm Coast.
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):
- Tuesday: AdventHealth Palm Coast, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area, 3100 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday: MPower Fitness, 160 Cypress Point Parkway (City Marketplace), Palm Coast, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: Starbucks in Target, Target Shopping Center, 5100 State Road 100, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Starbucks, Island Walk, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 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
“The past decade has been rough for print publishers around the world. As the rise of smartphones accelerated the trend towards online consumption of news and other forms of journalism at the expense of newspapers and magazines, advertisers gradually moved their budgets online as well, forcing many print publications out of existence.” See details here.
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: Nov. 18
Segments 1 is complete.
Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):
The work on the new median curbs and flumes is continuing and is approximately 80% complete. All sidewalks have been poured, and driveways are 75% complete. Work on the southbound roadway continues as the contractor has placed limerock base between 18th and 19th street, with paving for Segment 2 tentatively scheduled for later this month. The traffic separators are 90% 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:
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DISCUSSED: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a workshop on mental health and the criminal-justice system. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
PARENTAL CONSENT DEBATED: The Senate Health Policy Committee will take up a controversial proposal (SB 404), sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions. Florida law already requires parents to be notified if their daughters are planning to have abortions. The law also provides for a judicial waiver process that allows pregnant teenagers to circumvent the notification requirement. But the bill would go further by requiring parental consent, rather than notification. Similar to the current notification requirement, the bill would allow exemptions for teens who already are parents or are in medical emergencies. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
HEMP, CITRUS ON AGENDA: The Senate Agriculture Committee will receive an update from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services about hemp rule-making and an update from Florida Citrus Mutual about the state of the citrus industry. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
FILM, TELEVISION INCENTIVES PITCHED: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will consider a proposal (SB 530), filed by Chairman Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, that would create a rebate program to offer incentives for film, television and digital-media production in Florida. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
GROVELAND FOUR AT ISSUE: Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, will hold a news conference to call for exoneration of the Groveland Four. The case involves four black men who were accused in 1949 of raping a white woman in Lake County. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet this year pardoned the men, but the proposal to exonerate them would be designed to acknowledge their innocence. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., fourth floor, the Capitol.)
JURY SERVICE AT ISSUE: The Senate Judiciary Committee will take up a series of bills, including a proposal (SB 738), filed by Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, that would address jury service for people ages 18 to 21 who are enrolled in high schools, colleges or career centers. The bill would require that those people be excused from jury service upon request. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
ALGAE OUTBREAKS TARGETED: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force will meet in Pinellas County. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. South, St. Petersburg.)
CITRUS FORECAST RELEASED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide an updated forecast for the current citrus growing season. (Tuesday, noon. Call-in number: 1-855-384-4184. Code: 6486013.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: State political candidates and committees face a Tuesday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Nov. 30.
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Alexandre Tansman – Variations on a Theme by Scriabin (performed by Karmen Stendler)
And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.
- Chopin Grand Duo Concertant in Czchów, Poland
- Telemann’s Oboe Concerto in E minor TWV 51:e1, Patrick Beaugiraud Formosa Baroque
- Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant (Live at Farm Aid 2005)
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Württemberg Sonatas Sonata in B minor
- Wenzeslaus Thomas Matiegka: Sonata Op. 23, Elliot Simpson, guitar
- 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