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FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

Flagler Beach: The city of Flagler Beach’s Fabulous Fourth Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Monday with an annual parade along State Road A1A. Watermelon and hot dog eating contests along with a “cornhole” competition will follow at Veterans Park. Other events include a “Battle of the Bands. Fireworks will be between 9:15 p.m. and […]

Retraining program for veterans available at Daytona State

Retraining program for veterans available at Daytona State

Certain military veterans have a new option for enrollment at Daytona State College using a specialized grant beginning July 1. The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is designed for unemployed veterans between 35 and 60 years old who are not eligible for any other VA educational benefit program […]

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Grant management workshop scheduled for August

Volusia Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Daytona Beach on Aug. 6-7.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts […]

Taking care of those who take care of us


Taking care of those who take care of us


Ai-Jen Poo leads the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Who are these folks? They are the private household workers (maids) who propped up inept women in the movie “The Help.” They are the home health aides who take care of our elders when they are ill or disabled, bringing meals, bathing them, and accompanying them to […]

Not everyone has fair chance at success


Not everyone has fair chance at success


In a “One Big Tent America,” everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed.
We shouldn’t trade in the legacy of the “New Deal” and “Fair Deal” for a Raw Deal. It follows from the Declaration of Independence that declared that “all men are created equal,” expanded over time to include all men and women. It follows […]

Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Pass the Voter Empowerment Act



Thanks to rising citizen outrage and efforts like the National Urban League’s “Occupy the Vote” campaign, the voter suppression movement is facing mounting resistance. As we reported several weeks ago, voter suppression laws in Florida designed to purge voter rolls and make it more difficult to register voters, have now been challenged by the Justice […]

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

Silence wasn’t golden at ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ march

This month’s march against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous Stop-and-Frisk policies, which have humiliated millions of Black and Brown New Yorkers over the past decade and spread like a racist virus to cities across the country, was “silent” by design. NAACP executive director Ben Jealous, one of the principal organizers, maintains that the […]

Tims to sign books at magazine launch party

Tims to sign books at magazine launch party

Pastor Riva Tims – ex-wife of the late mega-church pastor, Zachery Tims – understands first-hand the depth of pain experienced by those suffering through the process of betrayal, separation and divorce. Add to that the difficulty of suffering in the public eye, then add to that the trauma of sudden, debilitating grief, and you have […]

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

Students Working Against Tobacco commend Speedway for smoke-free grandstands

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Teens from across Northeast Florida came together on June 19 to recognize Daytona International Speedway for making the speedway’s grandstands smoke-free. The teens from 21 surrounding counties are part of Students Working against Tobacco (SWAT). They also challenged other sporting and entertainment venues in the state to follow the example […]

Students can learn about water safety at Daytona State camps

Students can learn about water safety at Daytona State camps

Daytona State College will host two water-skills camps in July. Junior Lifeguarding Camp is scheduled July 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants ages 11-14 will learn water safety and rescue skills, basic first aid and CPR for infants, children and adults. Aspects of pool, water park and ocean lifeguarding also will be covered. The camp includes […]