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Orange Avenue streetscape cost increases $3 million

Orange Avenue streetscape cost increases $3 million

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach city officials are now projecting the Orange Avenue streetscape project will cost $22 million – $3 million more than residents were told at their last public meeting in February. This is according to information provided to the Daytona Times from Daytona Beach Public Information Officer Susan Cerbone. […]

Construction begins on Northwood Village II

Construction begins on Northwood Village II

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach’s board members and staff welcomed the construction of its newest development. Ground was broken September 5 on Northwood Village II. A 27-unit property will be constructed and located on 1.93 acres in unincorporated Volusia County. The total cost of construction […]

First Church offers youth activities, parenting seminar

First Church offers youth activities, parenting seminar

For years, First Church has been using the motto, “The Church Where the Spirit Flows,” which best describes Jesus’ five purposes for His church and putting in use the acronym FLOWS: Fellowship, Learning, Outreach, Worship, and Service. Each service, program, event, and ministry has been designed to fulfill one of the purposes. And so, I’ve […]

Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

FROM STAFF REPORTS Celeste Philip, M.D., MPH, was elected Chair of Health Equity to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate (GSA) Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2013-2014 fiscal year. The GSA services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Philip is serving as the Interim […]

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia County beaches and waterways on Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the county from Bethune Beach in New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach. Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 […]

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

FROM STAFF REPORTS Silver Sands Middle School has been chosen as one of Volusia County’s pilot schools participating in the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program. BYOT is an educational development and a supplementary school technology-resourcing model where the home and the school collaborate in arranging for students’ 24/7/365 use of their own digital technologies […]

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Church at the Beach Cares will be giving away $10,000 in new shoes to children who need them (while supplies last) on Sunday, September 15. Church at the Beach meets at the New Smyrna Beach High School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church at the Beach will be donating $10,000 in brand […]

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

Obama needs a better reason to bomb Syria

As Aeschylus, the Greek dramatist said, “In war, truth is the first casualty.” But in today’s political climate, just the threat of war sends truth fleeing, exacerbated by the lack of trust in our leaders and governing institutions. How can you tell when a politician is lying? Answer: When he moves his lips. Neither the […]

Segregation still harmful to Black students

Segregation still harmful to Black students

There are very few things that are as vile and predatory than cheating young Black students out of a decent education. There are two things that quickly come to my mind when I ponder this subject. There is also a third event that has developed in the last few years. Let’s begin at the beginning. […]

New football season, same offensive names

New football season, same offensive names

I cannot let a football season open without raising the question of the names of sports teams generally and the Washington “Redskins” in particular. I continue to be absolutely amazed at the resistance on the part of team owners to changing the names of these teams, but also the tolerance by so many fans of […]