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Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Britney Parks calls them her “Life’s Jewels.’’ She is referring to 97 little girls she has taken under her wings to make a difference in their lives. But she says she can’t do it alone. “We need programs for the kids. Someone to believe in them, someone to expose them […]

Getting fit in Midtown

Getting fit in Midtown

Monica Adolphe leads Zumba fitness classes at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The classes are one of many activities taking place at the center this summer. There are also lyrical dance classes for ages 8 to adult free every Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m.  […]

Juneteenth event takes place June 15 in Palm Coast

Juneteenth event takes place June 15 in Palm Coast

The African American Cultural Society Inc., will again host an observance of Juneteenth at the AACS Cultural Center, 4422 US 1 North, Palm Coast. Juneteenth is the only national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. All are welcome to join this free cultural event. The Palm Coast program is June 15. […]

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Bus service on the U.S. 1/Ridgewood Avenue corridor in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, the busiest routes in Votran’s system, is about to be improved with enhanced frequency. According to Steve Sherrer, Votran’s general manager, upcoming route and schedule changes that begin June 10 have the buses running every 30 minutes instead of hourly. “Increasing […]

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Celeste Philip has been named the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). She is assuming the role from Dr. Dennis Cookro, who is retiring. Philip previously served the Florida Department of Health as medical director in Volusia County and Interim Bureau Chief […]

Flagler students receive scholarships from Alpha Kappa Alpha

Flagler students receive scholarships from Alpha Kappa Alpha

Scholarship winners have scored big according to a news flash that reverberates the Ivy Community Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The Chi Delta Omega Chapter recently awarded eight scholarships to students from both Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School. The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Embry-Riddle professor to demonstrate ‘crazy paper airplanes’ Teens and ‘tweens can take their paper-airplane skills to the next level during a free program at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Dr. Leo F. Murphy, associate professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will show the […]

Don’t let bank payday exploit seniors and Social Security

Don’t let bank payday exploit seniors and Social Security

The term “payday loans” often evokes images of stores with garish neon signs; but these products have moved into the banking sector that is supposed to be more respectable. About half a dozen banks now push payday loans, though they give them more enticing names such as “Ready Advance” or “Easy Advance.” Yet there is […]

A closer reading of Obama’s terrorism speech

A closer reading of Obama’s terrorism speech

I read the speech. I read it carefully. Again, an excellent speech; as a result, you have to read it closely to see what it is actually saying and what it is not saying. The Obama administration is saying that the formal war against terrorism will come to an end…eventually. It is saying that the […]

Susan Rice’s discredited story

Susan Rice’s discredited story

Do you still believe what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was saying during her infamous five Sunday show appearances? By now, we all know that these appearances contained “inaccurate information.” Clearly, President Obama and Congressional Democrats went to great lengths to defend Rice’s role in the aftermath of the 9-11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in […]