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Local photographer teaching youth to shoot with cameras, not guns

Local photographer teaching youth to shoot with cameras, not guns

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Photographer Duane Fernandez, Sr. is working to increase appreciation of the arts by helping to expose youth to photography as a hobby or profession. Fernandez, who also takes photos for the Daytona Times, graduated with a photography degree from Daytona State University. Along with capturing local events, Fernandez took numerous […]

An evening with an artist

An evening with an artist

Artist  Weldon Ryan greeted about 100 visitors at a reception in his honor July 26 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. Ryan’s artwork replaced Anthony Armstrong, who was the first artist to have his work on display at the center, which opened to the public last month. Ryan was born […]

City gives away backpacks, supplies

City gives away backpacks, supplies

Hundreds turned out at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center Saturday for the city’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away Backpacks and other supplies were given to students ages 5 – 18 as long as they were accompanied by guardian. Another giveaway is planned Saturday at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther […]

Zumba instructor hosting supplies giveaway

Zumba instructor hosting supplies giveaway

Monica Adolphe, a Zumba instructor at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach, is sponsoring a backpack and supplies giveaway on Aug. 10 at the Baritz Club, 308 Pearl St. (behind Joe Harris Park.) Supplies will be given out starting at 8 a.m. until they run out. The giveaway is sponsored by G-2-E Investments, […]

Community News

Community News

Grimes, Reed to help recognize gifted students at Master’s Domain Aug. 11 FROM STAFF REPORTS Judge Hubert Grimes and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed will be the speakers at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ for “Young, Gifted, & Black, A Salute to Youth.’’ The event is sponsored […]

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

Florida State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill, center, presented a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2. Also pictured with Hukill and local kids are Boys and Girls Unit Director Althea Chavers and Joe Sullivan, CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler […]

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Daytona Beach’s future and what needs to be done to prevent a Trayvon Martin situation from happening here. I was pleasantly surprised to see the diverse turnout of approximately 300 people at Greater Friendship Baptist Church July 25. The panel was made up of myself, Daytona Beach’s […]

Overdraft fees cost consumers $16.7 billion

Overdraft fees cost consumers $16.7 billion

In recent years, many banks and credit unions have encouraged new checking account customers to accept two items: a debit card that replaces cash transactions and a “protection” known as overdraft coverage. Overdraft programs automatically pay for transactions not covered by available funds; the bank then repays itself the overdraft amount along with fees – […]

How deep is corruption?

How deep is corruption?

I have seen examples of corruption throughout my life. Some are pretty much like the Coca-Cola driver peddling hot drinks throughout my old neighborhood. How about the time when one of my football coaches offered cash under the table for us if we made major hits, touchdowns, interceptions, etc.? I have seen it all. Some […]

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend’s house. During the hour they are running around together, they’ll pick up and play with all three of the following things, but only two of them have been tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for safety standards. Which one do you want to be sure […]