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Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

Midtown Master Plan meeting set for Aug. 16

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The creator of the new Midtown Redevelopment Master Plan will be available to answer residents’ questions on Aug. 16 at the new Midtown Cultural and Education Center. The community meeting will start at 4 p.m. and will give residents an opportunity to ask Florida A&M University Professor Craig Huffman questions […]

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Volusia County Retrospect presentation to be held Aug. 27 The Volusia County Council will look back on eight years of progress during the “Volusia County Retrospect: 2005 – 2012” event at noon Monday, Aug. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A presentation prepared by county staff will highlight milestones, including […]

Women show off their crowns at Women’s Day luncheon

Women show off their crowns at Women’s Day luncheon

Guests were wowed at the second annual Women’s Day Hattitude Luncheon provided by women at the First Church, which included “just-like-Mama-made’’ turkey, ham, meatballs and the trimmings. The models, who stepped out for a perfect fit with commentator Vivian Rowe, were Ruby Sims, Maxine Josey, Ernestine Logan, Dr. Leila Hardison, Ann Clark, Annie Carby and Gloria […]

Community Calendar for August 9 – August 15, 2012

Community Calendar for August 9 – August 15, 2012

Sorority to hold fundraising event The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is holding an annual “White Linen Affair” fundraising event to be held at the LPGA Banquet room, 1000 Champions Drive. The event is Aug.18, beginning with a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 11 […]

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

Popular restaurant owner Mae Sheppard laid to rest

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Mae Sheppard, the owner of a popular restaurant in Daytona Beach, died last month. Mrs. Sheppard and her husband, Lee, owned Sheppard’s Restaurant, which used to be located on Cypress Street, now George Engram Boulevard. The restaurant was one of only a few in Daytona Beach that Blacks could actually […]

Community turns out for election forum

Community turns out for election forum

Volusia residents pack center to hear candidates in primary races BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It was standing room only at the John H. Dickerson Center in Daytona Beach Tuesday night as hundreds of residents turned out to listen to some of the candidates who will appear on the Aug. 14 primary ballot in Volusia […]

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

Local teacher and coach Glenn Barnes laid to rest

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Funeral services for Mainland High School teacher and coach Glenn Gordon Barnes were held at Allen Chapel AME Church in Daytona Beach on July 28. Barnes died July 20 at age 62. Elder Robert L. Fuller, pastor of Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, conducted the eulogy. Interment […]

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

Backpack giveaway continues to help kids get ready for school

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES School is right around the corner as Volusia County schools are scheduled to begin a new academic year on Aug. 20. It’s also time for the Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way in Daytona Beach.. “We quickly recognized the need for more assistance. Kids often disconnect because they don’t have adequate school supplies. […]

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

Stetson partners with Boston Reed College to offer pharmacy, veterinary assistant programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As demand for skilled health care workers increases, Stetson University is launching a new, affordable health care training program. The short-term training opportunity will provide interested, motivated individuals seeking a job in health care the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a job in allied health fields. Classes in the […]

Flagler NAACP to host golf tourney on Aug. 11

Flagler NAACP to host golf tourney on Aug. 11

NAACP Golf Chairman Harry Davis has plotted his course for the 11th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament slated for Aug. 11 at Pine Lakes. In addition, he is set to receive sponsorships of $500, $350, $100 and $50 from organizations and individuals for the local branch’s efforts of promoting educational, social and economic […]