Weather: Sunny, for the first time in a long time. But hot. Highs around 90. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night: Clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs in the upper 80s. Tropical storm watch: It’s still Fiona and Gaston, the first Bermuda-bound and the second lost in the Atlantic. Neither is a threat to the American mainland.
Today at the Editor’s Glance:
The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5 p.m. for the second budget and tax hearing, and at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street in Flagler Beach. The city commission will consider an ordinance banning smoking and vaping on the beach and in public parks. The full agenda and background materials are here. Watch the meeting at the city’s YouTube channel here. Access meeting agenda and materials here. See a list of commission members and their email addresses here.
Notably: Iraq invaded Iran on this day in 1980, starting an eight-year war that left a million casualties, some of them the result of Iraq’s chemical bombings back when Saddam Hussein was a pal of Reagan administration. A few years later Reagan was using Oliver North, that friend of a few people in Flagler, to trade arms with Iran for hostages it held in Beirut. Which suggests this line from Gibbon: “Yet the circumstances of their trial and condemnation were so unskillfully managed, that these wicked men obtained, in the public opinion, the glory of suffering for the obstinate loyalty with which they had supported the cause of Constantius,” the warmongering Reaganite of his day.
Flagler Beach Webcam:
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Flagler County Commission Morning Meeting
Beverly Beach Town Commission meeting
Nar-Anon Family Group
Astronomy Club of Palm Coast Meeting
Flagler County School Board Workshop: Agenda Items
Flagler Beach Planning and Architectural Review Board
Palm Coast City Council Meeting
Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
For the full calendar, go here.
“They suggested too what is suggested in England at every turn, that conservatism here has all the charm, and leaves dissent and democracy and other vulgar variations nothing but their bald logic. Conservatism has the cathedrals, the colleges, the castles, the gardens, the traditions, the associations, the fine names, the better manners, the poetry; Dissent has the dusky brick chapels in provincial by-streets, the names out of Dickens, the uncertain tenure of the h, and the poor mens sibi conseia recti. Differences which in other countries are slight and varying, almost metaphysical, as one may say, are marked in England by a gulf.”
–From Henry James’s English Hours (1905).
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