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A new look for Joe Harris Park

A new look for Joe Harris Park

The city is hoping the historic site will be a place for families, not crime. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Joe Harris Park, located between Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Pearl Street near Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, has been a popular hangout and community treasure for decades. For out-of-town Black motorcyclists, it has been […]

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2017

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2017

Local activities include banquet, festival Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth observance started with a banquet on June 14 and ended with a large community festival on Saturday at at Cypress Street Park. This was the 17th year for the Juneteenth festival and 15th for the annual banquet. On June 14, the local Juneteenth committee honored 19 “Hometown […]

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

Health officials: Tuesday a good day for HIV testing

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local health organizations are encouraging local residents to get tested during National HIV Testing Day on Tuesday, June 27. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages everyone to know their status. Free rapid testing will be available on that day at the health department’s facilities from 9 a.m. […]

Going fishing: DBPD inviting youth to join them Saturday at Lake Valor

Going fishing: DBPD inviting youth to join them Saturday at Lake Valor

BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a bike ride in April. Now it’s a fishing tournament. The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is offering another opportunity for local youth to hang out with officers as a community outreach effort. DBPD is hosting a fishing tournament for local youth up to 12 years old on […]

‘Cornbread’ returns to Midtown center on Thursday

‘Cornbread’ returns to Midtown center on Thursday

Vincent Taylor and his character, “Cornbread,’’ will return on Thursday, June 29, to the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 W. George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The 1 p.m. event is free and open to the public for youth of all ages. Author Vince Taylor created the popular “Cornbread’ children’s book series. The tall character […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

Jazz Sunday coming to Cinematique Cinematique will be presenting a new live jazz program called Jazz Sunday. The series, held the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. will feature local jazz musicians. The first session on July 9 will feature Rob’s Jazz Express with Rob Whiting on guitar, Robert Banks on percussion, and […]

Program provides sage information to local seniors

Program provides sage information to local seniors

The State of Florida saves millions of dollars with dedicated volunteers conducting investigations and assessments of nursing homes, in addition to assisting through SHINE and Meals on Wheels. SHINE is highlighted down the line. Meals on Wheels is a community-based, meal-delivery program for seniors unable to provide or prepare their meals, supplementary funded by the […]

Community

Community

Hospice centers need volunteers Halifax Health – Hospice Grief Centers are in need of volunteers for its Daytona Beach, DeLand and Flagler locations. Compassionate individuals are sought to volunteer to facilitate groups for grieving children and adults.  A free, comprehensive training program will be offered by a mental health professional that includes the skills needed […]

America’s prison-to profit pipeline must be stopped

America’s prison-to profit pipeline must be stopped

There is the adage that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and I fear it is the adage that may define the ways too many observers have filtered the 45th presidential administration through a skewed lens. There has been much commentary about 45’s twisted tweets, his threats to fire special counsel and former FBI chief Robert […]

Trump administration plays ‘night games’


Trump administration plays ‘night games’


I’ve always heard that, “What goes on in the dark comes out in the light.” That statement is indicative of the faith that our forbearers had in the certainty of God’s justice. Although challenged, often from the darkest of places, truth and justice have a way of overcoming evil. In honest evaluation, we’ve seen their […]

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