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Free school physicals available from health department Parents of school-aged children can get no-cost school physicals at Florida Department of Health (DOH) locations in Volusia County. Students must be current on vaccinations to receive physicals at no cost. Child immunizations always are offered at no cost at DOH-Volusia locations. Appointments are needed for school physicals […]

NCNW seeks contestants for pie contest

NCNW seeks contestants for pie contest

The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW Inc. is looking for contestants for this year’s Sweet Potato Pie and More Contest, which takes place on July 29. The event is homage to the group’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who sold pies during the early days to keep Bethune-Cookman open. Her birthday is July 9. Participants […]

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Plenty of Coke Zero 400 activities underway at Speedway The 59th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola is Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway. Events already are underway, which include tours, activities for kids, and opportunities for fans to meet the drivers. Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 takes place on Friday night at […]

Preservation Hall show at Peabody

Preservation Hall show at Peabody

Tickets are on sale for a Nov. 19 show at the Peabody Auditorium featuring longtime performers from New Orleans’ Preservation Hall. Scheduled to perform are the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet: gospel legends, The Blind Boys of Alabama; and Irma Thomas (above), referred to as the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen.”

‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Halifax Health nurse named team member of the year

Halifax Health nurse named team member of the year

Halifax Health recently recognized its top employees at a Team Member Recognition Banquet. During the event, Don Walls, a licensed practical nurse in Halifax Health’s Employee Health Department, was named Halifax Health Team Member of the Year for 2017. A Daytona Beach resident, Walls has been a Halifax Health employee since 2002.  His job responsibilities […]

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet June 26

The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 26 in the second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will review, score and make funding recommendations for fiscal year 2017-18 contingency grant funding. The board also will discuss its schedule for the current and […]

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

Juneteenth chair: Daytona festival has grown into large, diverse event

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Linda McGhee is hoping that area residents will join in the Juneteenth community festival on Saturday to learn about the holiday and partake in free activities for kids and adults. McGhee said the Daytona Beach festival is the largest Juneteenth celebration in the state. “Our celebration has vendors come from […]

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