Today: Cooler. Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 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: 188
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: land of nod.
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
“Legget stopped at the door. “I support freedom of speech before I support any president.” This angered everyone in the room. For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.”
–From Gore Vidal’s “Burr” (1973).
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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.
Take the 2019 Palm Coast Community Survey.
The Public Safety Coordinating Council, which gathers law enforcement, judicial, social service and government agencies, was to meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell. The meeting was cancelled: the regularity of this panel’s meetings is fitful. See agendas, when they’re posted (also a rarity), here.
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.
Paws to Read at the Flagler County Public Library 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, in the Children’s Department. The Flagler County Public Library in partnership with the Flagler Humane Society offer the opportunity for kids ages 4-8 to read to a real dog. Every Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Come – First Serve. Contact: Alyssa Gilbert or Theresa Ten Eyck at 386-446-6763 or email: [email protected]
Dinner With Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School, the annual event organized by the school’s Student Government Association, for just $3, which includes dinner, photo, arts and crafts and special guests Elsa and Anna and Santa. At the school’s Cafe.
Flagler County Fire Rescue Hosts Community Outreach at 6 p.m. at Haw Creek Community Center, 9257 County Road 304, Bunnell. Meet: Fire Rescue, Emergency Management and Florida Forest Service.
The Bunnell Code Enforcement Board meets at 7 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.
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
“According to new research published by scientific magazine Nature Communications, 200 million people in the world will live below the sea level line by 2100. An additional 160 million will be affected by higher annual flooding due to rising ocean levels. These numbers are much higher than those published in previous studies, which used different costal elevation models and assumed that only 250 million people in total would be affected by these adverse events.” 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:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
SUNSCREEN BANS TARGETED: The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee will consider a bill (HB 113), filed by Rep. Spencer Roach, R-North Fort Myers, that would prevent local governments from banning certain types of sunscreens and cosmetics. The bill stems from a move by Key West to ban sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
SHARK FIN CRACKDOWN SOUGHT: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 401), filed by Rep. Kristin Jacobs, D-Coconut Creek, that would ban the import, export and sale of shark fins in Florida. Shark fins are considered a delicacy in areas of Asia, but concerns have focused, in part, on sharks dying after having fins cut off. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 12 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
WINE CONTAINERS ON AGENDA: The House Business & Professions Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 6037), filed by Rep. Chip LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, that would repeal a law restricting the size of individual wine containers. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY SOUGHT: The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 37), filed by Rep. Ardian Zika, R-Land O’ Lakes, that would increase penalties for motorists who do not stop for school buses that are picking up or dropping off students. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
DRUG SENTENCES ADDRESSED: The Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 346), filed by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, that would make changes in drug-related sentencing, including loosening mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some trafficking offenses. (Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
HEALTHY KIDS CAP TARGETED: The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a bill (SB 348), filed by Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, that would eliminate a $1 million lifetime benefits cap for children enrolled in the Florida Healthy Kids insurance program. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
FIREFIGHTER CANCER BATTLED: The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 487), filed by Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, R-DeLand, that would create a program aimed at helping reduce the exposure of firefighters to cancer-causing materials. The program would provide grants for equipment, supplies and training. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
BEAR MANAGEMENT ON AGENDA: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will review a 10-year bear-management plan, which outlines several possible techniques, including hunting, to maintain the bear population in the state and reduce human interactions. (Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Edgewater Beach Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama 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 Nov. 25, 2019:
See the full Week in Review here.
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
JoAnne Perrotta says
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