Today: Partly cloudy Friday, mostly sunny the rest of the weekend, highs in the 70s Friday, in the 60s Saturday and Sunday, lows in the 40s throughout. 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: 163
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: immemorial.
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
- In State Government
- Statista’s Chart of the Day
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
“”There is an instinct, easy to understand, to turn away from this chaos. Some legacy media organizations have reacted to the new challenges by retreating to traditional reporting procedures of ostentatious, and sometimes false, balance and voice-of-God authority. Their theory is that the media can confront power by engaging in a theater of traditional journalism and proving their purity and incorruptibility — in short, hew to the same rules that got them steamrollered in 2016. This retreat is dangerous. Instead, we need to develop new rules that adhere to the core values of honesty and respect for our audience. That means debunking falsehoods, and being transparent with readers about our process of reporting. Sometimes, it means publishing unverified information in a transparent way that informs our users of its provenance, its impact and why we trust or distrust it.””
–BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith in a New York Times column, Jan. 23, 2017.
Safe spot | Chinese immigrants | Sully on stuttering | French rudeness | Deplorables | The human race | Courage | Modern compliment | In a border prison | Facts | Hashish | Patriotism as chauvinism | Smell of Christmas | The novel | 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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast City Council member Nick Klufas, who is expected to speak about the city’s just-completed, inaugural Beach Tech Hackathon, and on the pohone from Tallahassee, Rep. Paul Renner, who will provide a weekly update on the legislative session, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam about the good and bad in government-led economic development.
Friday, Sunday: Three farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Marinelad’s parking area near the marina, on the West side of A1a.
Friday: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A in the Hammock.
Saturday, Sunday: The 2020 Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show is at the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, Palm Coast, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking, free admission, free entertainment, with a Kids Zone. Hosted by Flagler Technical Institute, Flagler schools and the Flagler Auditorium. Call 386/447-4345.
Saturday: We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, 7:30 p.m. Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Accomplished vocalist Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her 7–piece band of Nashville musicians directed by Harry Sharpe. Sharpe and the band have worked with popular music icons including: Donna Summer, Wynonna Judd, Collin Raye, Bobby Caldwell, Tanya Tucker, John Michael Montgomery, Sammy Kershaw, and Michael McDonald. The show re–creates the Carpenters’ arrangements and sound and Berting Brett shares stories culled from extensive research and interviews with those who knew Karen and Richard personally and professionally. Tickets $29-39.
Saturday: Marina del Palma special grand opening: The event will offer guests the opportunity to preview the property and learn more about the community’s amenities. There will be boat rides, a catered meal and more. Visitors will be able to tour the property’s home sites and learn more about featured floor plans and custom home options from builders within the community’s Participating Builder Program. For this event, Marina del Palma home sites will be offered at special introductory rate, starting at $99,880. To RSVP to the event and book a property preview appointment between 10am and 4pm on January 25, guests should call 386-986-2411 or go here. More details here.
Sunday: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, present a beautiful chamber music concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by Vivaldi, Abel, Thomas, Mancini and Handel. Members from the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s advanced ensemble perform one selection and will also join the Chamber Players of Palm Coast to play music from Handel’s Royal Fireworks Suite. The January 26 concert will feature violinists Sue Cryan as concertmaster, El Gervasio, Martha Delaney-Hotz, Connie Murray-Lytle and Chris Romaine; violists Karen Hacker, Jack Jeffe and Phil Pearson; cellos Linda Minke and Sandy Pearson; flutes Kenneth Beauchamp, Wendy Gill and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600. Hope to see you there!
Saturday: Great Pianists at Stetson Series: Vladimir Khomyakov, piano, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel), 421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public.
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: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Trades of Hope, 4601 East Moody Boulevard, K6, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, FPC, 5500 East Highway 100, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, FPC, 5500 East Highway 100, 10 a.m. to 4 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
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.
HOUSE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The House is scheduled to hold a floor session. (Friday, 1 p.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
PSYCHOLOGY BOARD MEETS: The Florida Board of Psychology will meet in Hillsborough County. (Friday, 8 a.m., Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 555 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa.)
ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics will meet. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Florida Commission on Offender Review, 4070 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
REVENUE ESTIMATING CONFERENCE MEETS: The Revenue Estimating Conference will hold what is known as an “impact conference,” which involves looking at the potential costs of legislation. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will release December unemployment numbers. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
FSDB TRUSTEES MEET: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Trustees will meet. (Friday, 10:30 a.m., Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, Moore Hall, 207 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Tesla’s Electric Rise in Value: “Electric carmaker Tesla has reached a market valuation of $102 billion, propelling them ahead of Volkswagen to be the second most valuable carmaker in the world and the first U.S. carmaker ever above $100 billion. Tesla now only trails the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota, which has a market cap two times larger at over $200 billion.”
Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Cheerleaders are hosting a Cheer Clinic for those who want to learn to cheer, jump, do stunts and dances, from 9 a.m. to noon, February 15, at the FPC 800 Gym in back of the school, by the FTI entrance off State Road 100. It’s for ages 5-17, with a performance for parents and guardians at noon. Registration is $25 per participant with pre-registration, or $30 for walk-ins. You can register easily online here and contact [email protected] with any questions. Wear shorts, t-shirts and athletic shoes.
Through April 4, Palm Coast Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge: Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 90 days from Jan. 6 to April 4. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log in to Palm Coast Connect and record your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. Share your progress along the way on social media using #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness. More info: www.palmcoastconnect.com and 386-986-2323.
The Live Calendar is Flagler County’s and Palm Coast’s most complete, detailed and searchable community calendar of events, including culture, the performing arts, theater, government, the courts and justice system and a lot more. If you’re not listed here, you’re not getting the visibility you deserve. To include your event, please fill out this form. Any other issues, email the editor.
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 Dec. 16 2019:
Click to access development.pdf
See the full Week in Review here.
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