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Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Housing rehab funds available for homeowners with special needs

Volusia County has a limited amount of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds to provide housing rehabilitation for homeowners with certain developmental disabilities and special needs. The Special Needs Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the county’s Community Assistance Division in cooperation with nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies that serve this population. The purpose of […]

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Funds available to fortify homes against the wind

Is your home ready for this year’s hurricane season? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home’s wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program. The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Librarian offers Genealogy 101 on Feb. 5 Learn how to trace your family’s history during a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Genealogy Librarian Kim Dolce will introduce you to online and print sources that can help you get started […]

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Which one’s better – the book or the movie? Find out as January’s book-and-a-movie series takes a look at “The Butler.” The movie will be shown at dusk Friday, Jan. 24, at Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft […]

Killing and dying for respect

Killing and dying for respect

WALTER FIELDS NNPA COLUMNIST There was some disbelief over social media when it was suggested the accused shooter of two Newark, New Jersey youth was prompted by the suspect’s feeling disrespected. The suspect, a 15 year-old boy, is reported to have been angry because he believed two other young men had ‘hit’ on a girl […]

NYC’s progressive challenge to America

NYC’s progressive challenge to America

The inauguration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 1 signaled an important left-of-center turning point in the evolution of progressive politics. It’s important not only for the largest city in America, but also for the masses of people who increasingly live in major urban centers throughout the world. Mayor de Blasio […]

Getting rid of Shanahan and the ‘Redskins’ name

Getting rid of Shanahan and the ‘Redskins’ name

I was not at all surprised that the Washington Redskins canned Coach Mike Shanahan. Three losing seasons over four years does not make for career advancement. So, on to next season, I guess. Yet, I found myself wondering, once again, why it seems so easy for the owners of the Washington football team to make […]

My new year wishes

My new year wishes

Happy New Year! January first and second are the days when most think of the “new” year, yet with the first Monday in January falling on January 6, that’s probably when most people will return to their desks withy focused energy and ready to go.  Post-its and scrawled notebook paper will trumpet “new” resolutions. Eat […]

Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

Wild ride ends with fantastic FSU finish

BY BILL DWYRE LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT PASADENA, Calif. — They started the night with a barrage of pregame fireworks in the Rose Bowl. A few hours later, the rockets really went off. This was not so much a game as a roller coaster. If you are a drama lover, an excitement junkie, you couldn’t help […]

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University football will hold its annual end-of-year awards banquet on Jan. 18 at the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Charlie Neal, an announcer for ESPN, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual event. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the […]