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City of Palm Coast’s photo contest deadline is May 31

City of Palm Coast’s photo contest deadline is May 31

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The deadline for entries to the City of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2016 Photography Contest is May 31. In a photograph, show what makes Palm Coast special. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the city for marketing, promotional and public relations […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha to present Debutante Cotillion on June 4

Alpha Kappa Alpha to present Debutante Cotillion on June 4

The Gamma Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present seven young ladies to society during its biennial Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, June 4. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 325 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $25. The goal of the program […]

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 11

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 11

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College registration for summer and fall semesters is as simple as a visit to the Daytona Beach campus. An Enrollment Day event scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. provides the opportunity to complete everything from application to registration and have a chance to […]

Beach walk to benefit Guardian ad Litem

Beach walk to benefit Guardian ad Litem

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division will sponsor a two-mile Family Fun Beach Walk to benefit foster children served by the Seventh Judicial Circuit’s Guardian ad Litem program on Saturday, June 4. The walk starts at 10 a.m. on the beach behind Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Participants can register early at […]

Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The local Juneteenth Festival Committee Inc. is gearing up for its 16th celebration. It took two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, that the word that slaves had been freed was issued through Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas. Folklore reports that […]

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division will sponsor a free hurricane expo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 901 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Scott Spratt, a National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, will be on site to offer tips and answer questions. Activities will include: •Fingerprinting of children […]

Bryant to host workshop for aspiring authors

Bryant to host workshop for aspiring authors

Palm Coast-based author and health and wellness expert Orjanette Bryant released a book last year to help ensure that Black women were approaching their natural hair care the right way. “Nubia’s Guide to Going Natural: A Holistic Approach to Transitioning Your Natural Hair,” provides a thorough examination of hair care products, their ingredients and health […]

Community News

Community News

Judge, officers to speak at forum Saturday A follow up Law Enforcement & Community Relations forum is scheduled May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Members of the Daytona Beach Police Department and local leaders in the educational and judicial systems […]

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

Stetson University to graduate largest class on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Stetson University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 will be its 130th and is expected to set two new records. The university is graduating its largest class with 830 graduates, which comprises 674 undergraduate and 156 master degree candidates. Stetson also will hold its first outdoor ceremony since the […]

DeLand church to host Human Trafficking Awareness program

DeLand church to host Human Trafficking Awareness program

Trinity United Methodist is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness night at 6:30 p.m. on May 19. The church is at 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. The public is invited to learn from local law enforcement and church leaders who are working to combat this growing, social problem. Speakers will include Officer Roderick Hancock of the […]