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Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Facing the need for a growing subsidy from taxpayers and to help offset substantially higher operating costs, Votran administrators are proposing a fare increase.  If approved by the Volusia County Council, the new fare structure would take effect February 2014. The proposed increase being considered has a two-year implementation period. The […]

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

FROM STAFF REPORTS Retired music teachers are being asked to volunteer their time to teach at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center’s new recording studio. Shamisai Chipudhla, the recording studio’s manager, says the plan is for him and other volunteers to share their knowledge and time by offering free music lessons for the underprivileged children […]

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

Learn about the African American Museum of Art during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Executive Director Mary Allen will share information about the museum’s revolving gallery and permanent collection, which has more than 150 artifacts, sculptures and masks from African countries. The museum, […]

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

East Volusia II center, that primarily served Black children, has closed BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents living in Daytona Beach’s Midtown who had hoped to send their children to the Head Start center on Henry Butts Drive no longer have that option. The East Volusia II Head Start center no longer exists at that […]

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Prompted by an application last December to rename the Derbyshire Athletic Fields after retired educator Harold Lucas, the Daytona Beach City Commission voted last week to establish new procedures and guidelines for naming and renaming city-owned land and facilities and provides a mechanism for commissioners to recommend names they believe […]

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

They were there About 40 residents from Volusia and Flagler counties boarded a bus on Friday, Aug. 24 headed to Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the march […]

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in several years, Daytona Beach will be hiring for a new position in the Leisure Services Department but interested applicants have only until Sept. 2 to apply. Daytona Beach posted on its website Aug. 23 an opening for an athletic manager. Persons with related experience but […]

B-CU remembers the March

B-CU remembers the March

Bethune-Cookman University students, faculty and staff converged on the campus quadrangle at noon on Wednesday to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington. There was a re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech by B-CU Junior Zacory Scott, a criminal justice major. Remarks were made by Dr. Edison O. […]

Grief center schedules retreats for kids and teens SPECIAL TO THE TIMES In September, Halifax Health – Hospice BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center will present Hearts and Hooves – grief camps for families, young children and teens involving expression through art and horses. During the retreats, trained grief counselors will guide participants through artistic activities and […]

90 guns collected during buyback events

90 guns collected during buyback events

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach Police Department spokesman Jimmie Flynt reported that 32 guns were collected Aug. 22 at the John H. Dickerson Center as part of the annual “Kicks for Guns” program. On the same day at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on State Road 44, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office collected a total of […]