Daytona Times matriarch turns 90
Family and friends of Julia Mae Troutman Cherry helped her celebrate her 90th birthday during a Nov. 11 gathering at the Clubhouse at Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Cherry, a retired Volusia County educator, is the senior managing member of Central Florida Communicators Group, LLC, which owns the Daytona Times and Florida Courier newspapers.
Family members came from as far away as New York and Virginia to celebrate with her.
The Georgia native was born on Nov. 16, 1927.
Golden anniversary for McCarthys
Palm Coast columnist Jeraldine McCarthy and her husband, Louis, celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 22, the exact date of their wedding.
A “Heavenly Bliss’’ gala with 75 guests was held at the African American Cultural Society. Guests included family and friends from around the country as well as fellow church members from First A.M.E. Church in Palm Coast.