Weekend: Fabulous, cool weekend, mostly clear throughout, 60s Friday, lower 70s Saturday and Sunday, nights in the 30s Friday, 40s Saturday, 50s Sunday. 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: 208
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: saber-rattling or sabre-rattling.
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.
Free For All Friday on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, Town Center Douglas Properties’ Jeff Douglas, the developer of Town Center, and Kara Hoblick of the Florida Agricultural Museum, which is hosting Sunday’s Hot ‘n Spicy Music and Food Fest, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the school board’s attempt to restrict public comment.
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: Coffee Series: The Palm Coast Observer’s 10th Anniversary with John Walsh, Palm Coast Observer. Free but registration required by 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
First Friday Garden and Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday: Sounds New XXVI: This concert highlights contemporary chamber music and features Stetson faculty composers and performers. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
Frisay, Saturday, Sunday: “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. The Box Office may be reached at 386-586-0773. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 1 hour before showtime through intermission.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 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.
Saturday Matches: Starting at 11 a.m.
Martins PODZUS (LAT) vs. Alex RYBAKOV (USA), followed by
(6) Alexander RITSCHARD (USA) vs. Daniel DUTRA DA SILVA (BRA)
Not before 2 p.m.
Simon FREUND (SWE)/Jaume PLA MALFEITO (ESP) vs. Justin BUTSCH (USA)/Alex RYBAKOV (USA)
Saturday: Palm Coast Historical Society Lecture Series: “Order, Excess and Revolution: Tavern Life in Colonial Florida” with Diana Reigelsperger. Free and registration not required. More info: www.palmcoasthistory.org/events and 386-986-2323.
Second Saturday Plant Sale at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, join the Friends of Washington Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenhouse area. With Master Gardeners on hand, you are sure to get the personal attention and advice you are looking for. Specializing in Florida friendly and natives, with some unique and hard to find plants for your home and yard. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.
Saturday: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler Branch meets at 11 a.m. at Pine Lakes Country Club, 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy., N., Palm Coast. Lunch is available for $18.00 per person. For reservations and menu options, please contact Sally Smeaton by email: [email protected].
Saturday, Sunday: Mutts Gone Nuts!, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action–packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Tickets $20.
Saturday: The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Harmony Chamber Orchestra performs a fundraiser concert in support of the strings program at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bunnell, 2301 Commerce Pkwy, Bunnell. Members of the Youth Orchestra’s top musicians will perform under the direction of Sue Cryan. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the church. This is a free-will offering in support of the Flagler Youth Orchestra Strings Program. The Youth Orchestra is made possible by the Flagler County School District, with the support of the Friends of the Youth Orchestra, whose sole mission is to provide free music education after school to all Flagler children with a desire to play an instrument. For more information on the Flagler Youth Orchestra, contact Cheryl Tristam, program director, at (386) 503-3808 or by email at [email protected].
Saturday: The 15th Annual Spay-Guetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Flagler Humane Society is at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. Cash Bar, Italian Dinner, Entertainment, Silent Auction. Tickets are $35 per person and may be bought here.
Saturday: The Long Run Ultimate Eagles Tribute, 7 p.m. at the Daytona State College Palm Coast campus amphitheater, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway SE.
Sunday: Second Annual Wadsworth Elementary PTO Panther Golf Classic: Register at 7:30 a.m. at the Conservatory Golf Course, 200 Conservatory Drive, Palm Coast. Stotgun start at 8 a.m. $400 per foursome, special rate for this event includes round of golf, cart, lunch as well as on-course contests, lunch, and a silent auction. Register on-line at wes-pto.com.
Sunday: Linda Cole Sunday Jazz Rendezvous, with the Linda Cole Trio, 12:30 p.m. at Cue Note Billiard Room, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy (City Marketplace), Suite C114, Palm Coast.
Sunday: Abstracts and Assemblages: A Grand Living Art Gallery reception for artist Brian Hammond: Palm Coast artist Brian Hammond from Open Mind Art Studio will be hosting a reception at The Grand Living Art Gallery, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Brian will be displaying more than 50 works of abstract art, and his display will be on show until March 21. His style of art is strictly abstract, and described as “A departure from reality” and “Art that does not represent the visible world.” It may not be your cuppa tea…but check it out. He will be glad to greet you and discuss his work.
Sunday: Wings and Burgers every Sunday in February at the Elks Club, 4 to 7 p.m., 53 Old Kings Rd N, 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):
- 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
NEW AREA CODE CONSIDERED: The Florida Public Service Commission will hold a workshop in Pinellas County to discuss a proposal that would lead to an additional area code for the Tampa Bay area. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which oversees telephone numbering across the U.S. and other countries, proposed creating the additional area code because numbers in the 813 area code are forecast to be exhausted during the third quarter of 2022. (Friday, noon, St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. North, St. Petersburg.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
How Impeachment Votes Work Along Party Lines: Taking a look at the partisan nature of votes on impeachment articles in the U.S. Senate, it seems almost impossible for any party to ever cross the two-thirds majority of 67 votes needed to remove a president from office.
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: