Free legal clinics taking place in Daytona
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, is hosting a series of free legal advice clinics through mid-December called Walk-In Wednesday.

The clinics will take place at the Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. These free clinics are open to all income-eligible residents in Central Florida.

Individuals who have civil legal issues including but not limited to consumer, public benefits or housing and foreclosure will be able to meet one-on-one with experienced attorneys. These attorneys have volunteered to work for free as part of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Volunteer Lawyer Project.

Take paperwork
All attendees are encouraged to bring with them any papers related to their legal matter, any court paperwork that has been received or filed, a list of questions to ask attorneys regarding the legal matter and a resident alien card if not a U.S. citizen.

Participants must be income eligible for free legal services to attend. To qualify for assistance an intake needs to be completed prior to or upon arrival.

Clinics are open on a first come first served basis, therefore participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling 800-984-2919 x. 2117 or 866-428-0105 ext 2906 or arrive with ample time to complete an intake the day of the clinic. The application process will begin at 1 p.m. and attorneys will start seeing clients at 3 p.m.

For more information on these clinics, email

Halifax Health, YMCA launch ‘Live Your Life Well Race Series’
Halifax Health is presenting a Live Your Life Well Race Series in partnership with the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA.  The new race series consists of 22 distinct events that will take place throughout 2015.

As part of Halifax Health and Volusia Flagler YMCA’s commitment to improve the overall health and wellness of the local community, residents of Volusia and Flagler counties are being challenged to participate in multiple events throughout the duration of the Live Your Life Well Race Series, which kicks off Jan. 18 with The Aunt Catfish 5K in Port Orange.

The series continues with the following races:
• Jan. 18: Port Orange 5K
• Feb. 14: Love Your Heart 5K, Deltona
• March 29: The Tomoka Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Ormond Beach
• April 25: Healthy Kids Day, All YMCA Branches
• April 26: Southeast Volusia Family YMCA 5K, Edgewater
• May 2: DeLand Family YMCA Triathlon and 5K, DeLand
• May 3: Palm Bluff Trail Race and Ultra 50M/50K/Half/12K, Osteen
• June 7: Echo Half Marathon and 5K, Deltona
• June 21: Ormond Family YMCA Triathlon, Ormond Beach
• July 4: July 4th Firecracker RWB Run, Ormond Beach
• July 12: Suck It Up Buttercup 5K and 10K, DeLand
• Aug. 8: Port Orange Family YMCA Triathlon, Port Orange
• Aug. 23: Four Townes Family YMCA 5K, Deltona
• Sept. 5: The Color Run, Daytona Beach
• Sept. 26: DeLand Family YMCA Kids Triathlon, DeLand
• Oct. 10: Camp Winona Mud Fest, DeLeon Springs
• Oct. 25: Lighthouse Loop 5K/Half Marathon, Port Orange
• Nov. 6: Corporate 5K, Daytona Beach
• Nov. 8: Silver Sneakers 3K Fun Run and Walk, Port Orange
• Dec. 5: Ormond Beach Family YMCA 5K/10K, Ormond Beach
• Dec. 12: Bulow Woods Trail Race and Ultra Marathon, Ormond Beach
• Dec. 26: Holiday Bridge Challenge, Ormond Beach

“This partnership is an investment in the community we serve and is just one example of what both of our organizations are doing to encourage residents to live healthful lifestyles through exercise and nutrition,” said Jeff Feasel, Halifax Health president and chief executive officer.

Volusia Flagler Family YMCA President and CEO Teresa Rogers echoed Feasel’s enthusiasm.

“We are so grateful to have a partner like Halifax Health step up to promote better health for the people in Volusia and Flagler counties.  Their commitment to the wellbeing of our community mirrors the Y’s pillar of promoting Health Living and provides the perfect synergy between our two organizations,’’ she stated.

Rewards for groups
Enterprise-based Runner’s High Timing and Race Management is coordinating the race series on behalf of Halifax Health and the YMCA.

The Halifax Health Corporate Challenge provides an additional incentive for local companies to get their employees involved and engaged in this friendly competition. Group participation will be rewarded in addition to overall performance using a weighted point system that levels the playing field for companies and teams of varying sizes from small businesses to large corporations.

Companies will be divided into two divisions based on company size – 10 or fewer employees and greater than 10 employees.  Individual participants and companies may join the series throughout the year.

The Halifax Health Corporate Challenge features three primary award categories, with multiple sub-categories in each.  The three primary categories are Overall Competition, Participation and Volunteers.

Individual participants in the Live Your Life Well Races Series and teams in the Halifax Health Corporate Challenge can visit to sign-up, as well as access additional information regarding the point system and the comprehensive event schedule.

‘A Christmas Story’ to be shown Nov. 28 at park
A free viewing of “A Christmas Story” will be shown at dusk Friday, Nov. 28, in Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue in Daytona Beach.

The holiday classic tells the tale of a young boy who has to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect gift for a 1940s all-American Christmas. Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley star in the PG film.

Moviegoers should take lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available for sale. In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following evening in the park.

The following day, library staff will lead a discussion of the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash.” The author, Jean Shepherd, spun the materials of his all-American childhood into a work of comic art. The discussion begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Catherine Relda at 386-257-6036.

The free programs are sponsored by Cinematique, the Riverfront Friday Festival, the Volusia County Public Library, and the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library.



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