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Community Calendar for July 26 – August 1,  2012

Community Calendar for July 26 – August 1, 2012

Ice cream event to help sick kids Daytona Lagoon will be serving ice cream and toppings for donations on Aug. 11 from noon to two during an “Ice Cream Breakfast,” annual campaign raising funds and awareness for Give Kids the World. The cost of the event is $2 and $5 donations for a scoop. Location: […]

Volusia County launches Art in Public Places website

Volusia County launches Art in Public Places website

Volusia County has launched a new website that showcases more than 200 pieces of art purchased through the Art in Public Places program in the last 22 years. The art, which ranges from monumental murals and bronze sculptures to classical oil paintings, is on display in 16 public buildings and outdoor areas. It can now […]

4 Blues acts to perform Sept. 2 on the beach

4 Blues acts to perform Sept. 2 on the beach

A free Blues on the Beach event is scheduled Sept. 2 in Daytona Beach. Daytona Blues Festival founder Dominic Benecasa is calling the one-day show “a kind of mini-Blues Festival, an opportunity for local music fans to be treated to four outstanding blues acts just a month before the big show comes to town. Four […]

United Way launches ReadingPals program

United Way launches ReadingPals program

Through the Barnett Early Literacy Grant, The Children’s Movement of Florida and 10 United Way sites throughout the state are in the process of launching a three-year initiative focused on engaging, training, and deploying volunteer “ReadingPals” in 10 Florida regions to increase the number of students who are reading at grade level by the end […]

Port Orange to host budget workshop Saturday

Port Orange to host budget workshop Saturday

The Port Orange City Council will hold a budget workshop on Saturday, July 28, to finalize the city’s fiscal year 2012-2013 budget.  The community is invited to attend this workshop that begins at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled at the Lakeside Community Center, 1999 City Center Circle. At this workshop, the city council will review […]

Apps, social media to transform Olympic viewing

Apps, social media to transform Olympic viewing

BY MICHELLE MALTAIS LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) LOS ANGELES – Rewind four years to the Summer Olympics in Beijing, and you’ll understand how this year’s marquee sporting event will be unlike anything ever before. Back then, there was no such thing as an iPad, smartphones were just starting to roll out and Twitter had less […]

Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Going to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Track and Field Junior Olympics is common for kids on the Florida East Coast Supersonics Track and Field Club. This year is no exception as the team has a total of 35 kids ages six through 18 heading to this year’s event in […]

B-CU athletic expansion correction

B-CU athletic expansion correction

Because of an editing error, a story in last week’s Daytona Times on the expansion of Bethune-Cookman University’s athletic programs included incorrect information about its volleyball program. The story stated that B-CU was adding a women’s volleyball team. It should have stated that a women’s sand volleyball team is being added. The university already has […]

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

Blanks seeks to be first Black elections chief

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES History would be made in Volusia County if Beaulah Blanks is elected its first Black supervisor of elections. She has a tough challenge ahead of her though as she faces incumbent Ann McFall, current Volusia County Councilman Andy Kelly and DeLand community activist Theresa Apgar. Blanks, an attorney and former […]

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

Program making healthy difference one mother and child at a time

BY KRISTEN WELSH SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Her hand shook slightly as she reached for the handle of the glass doors. Even a warm Daytona Beach day in July can seem cold when you are confused about what the next step should be. Two days earlier, Amy Hare had found out she was five […]