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Adderley to be headliner at jazz event next month

Adderley to be headliner at jazz event next month

Gloria Benjamin invited me and hubby Louie to the season opener of the North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA). You’ll get a feel of what Mrs. Benjamin does. She participates in the recreational retiree programs at Palm Coast Community Center, and she’s completed the Palm Coast Citizens Academy while placing interest in First Church, the […]

Homebuyer assistance workshops planned

Homebuyer assistance workshops planned

First-time homebuyers can learn about Volusia County’s Neighborhood Stabilization and Homebuyer Assistance programs during free workshops from: • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd., Edgewater; and • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana […]

Athletics vs. academics

Athletics vs. academics

DR. WILLIE J. KIMMONS GUEST COLUMNIST A majority of the biggest, most athletic and talented football players do not attend small colleges today.  On Sunday, Sept. 22, the sports section of the Daytona Beach News Journal listed the scores of college football games.  I noticed a huge disparity in school size, budget size, athletic facilities and overall […]

Double standard even among pro-homosexual groups

Double standard even among pro-homosexual groups

William Thomas and Bruce Harris are two very successful judges who most people don’t know. Thomas is from Miami and Harris is from Chatham Borough, N.J. Both were nominated for judgeships and both were defeated. Both are Black. Both are homosexual. One is a Democrat and the other is a Republican. Thomas was nominated last […]

Are the Walmart prices worth it?

Are the Walmart prices worth it?

If you don’t know about it, there is an ongoing fight between Walmart and the union movement. The political battle being played out in Washington, D.C. is over the “living wage bill.” But that is just the latest ploy in a longer war in years to come between the retail giant and America’s primarily Black, […]

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

SPECIAL TO THE NNPA NEWS SERVICE The short answer to the question, “Are all men destined to become grumpy as they age?” The answer is no! No man has to become a “grumpy old man.” Growing up, do you remember that old man at the end of the block just waiting for some unsuspecting kid […]

Participants sought for Light Up Midtown parade, health fair

Participants sought for Light Up Midtown parade, health fair

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Local business owners and residents are being asked to decorate their businesses and residences again during the holidays for the second annual “Light Up Midtown” event. Winners will receive recognition and awards at the Dec. 17 city commission meeting. On that date at 7 p.m., business owners and residents will […]

Port Orange continues history series

Port Orange continues history series

Port Orange’s History Lecture Series continues with a lecture about the historic landmark – the Chapel at Grace Episcopal Church on Oct. 11. The lecture begins at 1 p.m. and will be held at the Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive. As one of Port Orange’s undiscovered landmarks, the Chapel at Grace Episcopal Church also […]

Hospice seeking volunteers to make lap blankets

Hospice seeking volunteers to make lap blankets

Haven Hospice is looking for generous people willing to sew, crochet, or knit lap blankets for hospice patients. The maximum size is limited at 40” x 50” because of wheelchair usage. Patriotic-themed blankets would be appreciated by veteran patients. This project ends Dec.15 and will hopefully result in 200 donated lap blankets ready to bring […]

Perfect start to season doesn’t hide FSU’s flaws

Perfect start to season doesn’t hide FSU’s flaws

BY PATRIK NOHE MIAMI HERALD (MCT) TALLAHASSEE — Florida State knew what it was getting into on Saturday, knew it was going to get Boston College’s best shot. The No. 8 Seminoles bested the Eagles 48-34 and the main story line as FSU departed Boston on Saturday evening was a near-miraculous last-second touchdown pass that […]