Today: Partly cloudy. Highs around 80. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Warmer. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. 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: 195
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: bezoar.
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
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 Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at 2 Office Park Dr., Suite D, Palm Coast (directly across PC Pkwy (West) from the community center. 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 Flagler Beach Library Book Club meets at 1 p.m. at the Flagler Beach Library, 315 S Seventh Street, Flagler Beach.
Buddy Taylor Middle School’s Thespians showcase their talent after earning superiors at a district competition. On February 7th and 8th, Troupe 88634 students will be heading to Orange County Convention Center in Orlando to perform as well as to attend exciting workshops in stage combat, pantomime, vocal technique, dance, improvisation, etc. taught by professionals in the entertainment field. This afternoon at 3 p.m. they present a free performance at Buddy Taylor’s Little Theater.
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].
“The Sensational 60s,” at the Flagler Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Step back in time to the 1960s! The decade of the Sixties was a time of cultural upheaval, change and conflict, but it also produced some of the most vibrant and lasting music of the 20th century! With dance crazes, folk rock, soul music, surf music and the legacy of the Beatles, singers and audiences of all ages will enjoy the artists who shaped our pop music history. This musical/dance revue includes music of Motown, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Simon and Garfunkel, and includes hits like The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Join us as we turn back the clock to the 60’s.
Palm Coast Open, a USTA Pro Circuit Event, at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Palm Coast Open consists of 32-Main Draw Singles, 16-Main Draw Doubles. Total prize amount of $25,000. The entire event will be free to spectate.
Singles Main Draw: Feb. 4-9
Doubles Matches: Feb. 4-8
Doubles Semi-Finals: Friday, Feb. 7
Singles Semi Finals: Saturday, Feb. 8 starting at 11am
Doubles Finals: Saturday, Feb. 8
Singles Finals Matches: Sunday, Feb. 9 starting at 11am
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):
- Wednesday: Flagler Technical Institute, 5400 State Road 100 East, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: Publix at Halifax Plantation Village, 3750 Roscommon Drive, Ormond Beach, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 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
HOUSE MEETS ON FLOOR: The House has scheduled a 30-minute floor session in the morning and a floor session in the afternoon. It is expected to take up a series of bills, including a measure (HB 327), filed by Rep. David Smith, R-Winter Springs, and Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, that would increase penalties for people who kill bears or possess freshly killed bears during closed seasons. (Wednesday, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
BOEING OFFICIAL SPEAKS TO SENATORS: The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee will receive a presentation from Emmanuel Tormes, senior manager of government operations for Boeing. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
RECYCLING PROPOSAL CONSIDERED: The Senate Rules Committee will take up a bill (SB 326), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, that would take steps to address problems with non-hazardous contamination of recyclable materials. (Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
SENATE BUDGET CONSIDERED: The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up the Senate’s initial budget proposal (SB 2500) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year and related budget bills. The Senate has proposed a $92.83 billion spending plan, while the House’s proposed budget totals $91.37 billion. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
JUDGE FACES REPRIMAND: The Florida Supreme Court will publicly reprimand Brevard County Circuit Judge Robin Lemonidis for what an investigation found was “intemperate conduct” in two criminal cases. Lemonidis and an investigative panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission reached an agreement, known as a stipulation, after a probe of her actions. (Wednesday, 9 a.m., Florida Supreme Court, 500 South Duval St., Tallahassee.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
Largest African Economy Banned from U.S.: The Trump administration implemented further restrictions to a travel ban for certain countries, with several countries added to the list. The largest economy in Africa, Nigeria, was among them. Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea were the four African countries added to the travel ban, along with Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan.
Flagler Beach Citizens’ Academy: Eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning on March 4, 2020, running through April 22, 2020, from 2:00—5:00 PM. Learn all there is to know about the history of your city, how your government works and is financed, and the responsibilities of staff and elected officials. Tour your city’s recreational, first responder, library, and public works facilities. Discover plans for the city’s future and opportunities for resident involvement. These sessions are open to anyone residing within the City of Flagler Beach. There will be a limit of 20 participants. Registration applications are available at City Hall, Building Department, Library, Police Department, Fire Department and on our City’s website (www.cityofflaglerbeach.com). All applications must be received by February 21, 2020.
Jane Mealy, Commissioner
City of Flagler Beach
PO Box 70
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
You will then receive a detailed schedule of the sessions and where each will be held. If you have any questions, contact Jane Mealy at: 439-4811 or
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.
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019: