Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. See the latest National Weather Service-Jacksonville Briefing here.
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: 139
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: empanoply.
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
“The novel is the greatest of all literary forms–the most adaptable and subspecialty-spanning and roomiest and most selfless, in the sense of not imposing artificialities on its practitioners and letting the pursuit of truth pull it forward–and as a result one recognizes the need to posit a certain variety of accompanying intelligence that is itself more adaptable, more multiplanar, sloppier, more impatient of formal designs, roomier, and more truth-drawn than other kinds, a variety that Proust, for instance, has a whole lot of.”
–From Nicholson Baker’s “U and I” (1991).
Defeating Trump | Jefferson’s ideals | Another world | Mark Twain | What we care about | Free speech | The United States of Amnesia | Might is wrong | Quacks | The unwealthy | Time | Memory | If there is a Hell | Life unchanging | Mad presidents | Cancellation of Colin Kaepernick | Lincoln | Speak like Socrates | Equal rights | Sumner’s sex | Sojourner Truth’s truth | Invisible woman | Norilsk
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.
Today is the last day of school for students before the holiday break in Flagler County public schools. Dec. 20 is a teacher work day. Students report back to school on Monday, January 6.
The Flagler Palm Coast High School IB Class of 2018 Diploma Ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Bistro, at Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, Palm Coast.
The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets seven minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
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):
- Thursday: Sandvik-Kanthal, 1 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday: Palm Harbor Golf Club, 100 Cooper Lane, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. 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
Christmas Trees: The Battle Between Pine & Plastic: “While sales of plastic trees have increased noticeably over the past decade, sales of real trees have remained fairly stable according to historic data from the National Christmas Tree Association of America. 32.8 million real trees were sold in the U.S. last year, the highest total since 2013. That’s despite the huge increase in people buying fake trees with their sales numbers climbing from 10.9 million in 2012 to 23.6 million in 2018.”
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.
COURT MONEY CONSIDERED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will discuss what are known as Article V revenues, which help fund the court system. (Thursday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
BOARD OF ED HOLDS CALL: The State Board of Education will hold a conference call to discuss an amended budget request for fiscal year 2020-2021. The amended request will reflect Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget proposal. Immediately following will be a meeting about Florida Virtual School. (Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Call-in number: 1-800-353-6461. Code: 9132047.)
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its regular weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
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
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