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Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Food summits to be held Aug. 1

Any person, group, ministry or agency interested in helping to fight hunger is invited to attend a local food summit on Aug. 1. The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of local agencies are working together to bring groups and resources together to maximize the ability to provide food for families in […]

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

Web portal empowers students to make informed decisions

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Making smart decisions about postsecondary options just got easier with a new tool developed by the Florida Department of Education. The new Smart College Choices web portal allows prospective and current students to view graduation rates, employment statistics and earnings data for graduates of the 28 Florida College System institutions […]

Bamboozled by financial systems, Blacks struggle to recover

Bamboozled by financial systems, Blacks struggle to recover

Suddenly, it dawns on you that you lost your home, your life savings and your credit rating tanked not by accident, but by design of predatory lenders, vultures that circled Black communities looking for prey and you – a highly-educated, middle-class Black woman – fit the profile. I am among those in that profile of […]

Big Republican lies about small businesses

Big Republican lies about small businesses

Two things always happen when there is a debate about whether to extend George W. Bush’s tax cuts.  First, Republicans drag out the tired and misleading argument that any effort to return the tax rate to the pre-2001 levels amounts to “a job-killing tax hike.”  Second, the corporate media fails to cite evidence that the […]

Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB

Thousands file consumer complaints with CFPB

As we move toward the second anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, more than 45,000 people have filed complaints with the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In one case, a 77-year old Army veteran and retired businessman living in Georgia was certain he had paid off his mortgage, but his […]

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 […]