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Sugary soft drinks are hard on our health

Sugary soft drinks are hard on our health

There is nothing soft about sugary soft drinks! Yet, with summer coming, many of us will, no doubt, consume more soft drinks than usual to stay cool during the heat. That’s not always the wisest decision. New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has warned us about the negative impact of sugary soft drinks on our health […]

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage to perform in New Smyrna

Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage to perform in New Smyrna

A performance to include a combination of jazz and blues standards and original compositions by New Orleans native Sybil Gage will be held at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library on June 22 at 7 p.m. The New Smyrna library is located at 1001 South Dixie Freeway. The award-winning singer/songwriter has been compared to Eartha […]

Church school convention to give away backpacks to homeless

Church school convention to give away backpacks to homeless

Allen Chapel AME Church will host the 2012 Daytona Beach Church School and Christian Education Convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church is at 580 George W. Engram Blvd. The convention will include 26 churches located in Brevard, Marion and Volusia counties. It starts June 21 and ends June 23. In addition to […]

College to introduce high school grads, others to programs

College to introduce high school grads, others to programs

Daytona State College’s Showcase Nights will be held from 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m., June 18, 19, 20 and 28. The free sessions are designed especially for recent high school graduates and anyone interested in getting a leg up on new jobs, career advancement and cutting edge academic programs. Visitors can explore wide-ranging options, including health […]

Local graduate makes history through electrical apprenticeship program

Local graduate makes history through electrical apprenticeship program

Power tools and wood are the beautifying agents that make up Tersah Fields. The quest for her desire was not in dressing, but in earning a college degree as part of an electrical apprenticeship. Fields had gone the route of social work as her female relatives. Her mom, Bernadette Reeves, now stays busy as a […]

Community Calendar for June 14 – June 20, 2012

Community Calendar for June 14 – June 20, 2012

Leaders to meet about SunRail The Volusia County Council will meet with the DeLand City Commission to discuss phase two of the SunRail project, which extends commuter rail service to the DeLand Amtrak station. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. June 15 in the second-floor training room of the Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Baseball’s Gonzalez reflects on road to MLB BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ryan Gonzalez was the only Bethune-Cookman University baseball player who had his name called during last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Gonzalez was picked in the 21st round with the 648th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies. He was selected on the third […]

Young NASCAR driver motivated to succeed

Young NASCAR driver motivated to succeed

BY LELAND STEIN III SPECIAL TO THE NNPA An African-American male is breaking barriers in one of the most segregated sports – NASCAR. The young Black driver is Darrell Wallace Jr. He said he’s gotten a lot of support from the racing community, but he’s also had to deal with some prejudice. Wallace, 18, said […]

Wade still important, but Heat now James’ team

Wade still important, but Heat now James’ team

BY AL IANNAZZONE NEWSDAY (MCT) OKLAHOMA CITY – Dwyane Wade feels most comfortable with the ball in his hands, being able to make plays for the Heat. He still relishes doing that, but he’s had to give up some of that and much more to LeBron James. Wade remains hugely important to Miami, but the […]

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