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Free Losing 2 Gain wellness expo takes place Saturday at B-CU

Free Losing 2 Gain wellness expo takes place Saturday at B-CU

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Losing 2 Gain Health and Wellness Expo is scheduled March 2 at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement on International   Speedway Boulevard. The event is being sponsored by the school’s Office of Intramural & Recreational Programs and is free and open to the public. Cynthia Gray, who works for […]

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Emergency Operations, 9-1-1 center open house set for Saturday Spacious, state-of-the-art and sturdy are some of the words being used to describe the county’s new Emergency Operations and Sheriff’s Communications Center, which will be unveiled during a public open house from 1 to 4 p.m. March 2. Residents are invited to tour the $21 million, […]

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Environmental center to host Women’s Day celebration Women can learn about yoga, nutrition, business etiquette and more during a Women’s Day celebration scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at the Lyonia Environmental Center. Free events include: • Guided hikes: 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Environmental specialists will lead leisurely tours through the […]

Stetson’s Black History events to include lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

Stetson’s Black History events to include lecture by Connecticut Supreme Court justice

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES As part of Stetson University’s celebration of Black History Month, the Honorable Lubbie Harper Jr., a Supreme Court justice in Connecticut, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the DeLand campus. The keynote address is titled, “Social Justice – An Ongoing Search/A Never Ending Challenge.” The public […]

ECHO grant workshop

ECHO grant workshop

The Volusia County Council has extended the application deadline for the 2012-13 Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) grants program to May 1. This extension will provide organizations the opportunity to apply for a new grant and/or reapply with a grant that previously was deemed deficient or ineligible. Organizations that did not attend a […]

Freedom Rider to speak at Stetson on Tuesday

Freedom Rider to speak at Stetson on Tuesday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. was a 21-year-old Tennessee State University student and the drum major in the marching band in 1961 when he made the life-altering decision to become a Freedom Rider. In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patton will be speaking at Stetson University on Jan. 22 […]

Candlelight vigil for homeless set for Saturday in downtown Daytona

Candlelight vigil for homeless set for Saturday in downtown Daytona

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A candlelight vigil for the homeless is taking place Jan. 19 starting at 6 p.m. on the corner of International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street in Downtown Daytona Beach. The public is invited to attend. The vigil is being organized by members of Occupy Daytona and H.O.M.E, a nonprofit organization […]

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Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant. The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 […]

Vonzelle Johnson to speak at Democrats’ meeting

Vonzelle Johnson to speak at Democrats’ meeting

The Democratic Club of Flagler County will hear about “Building Bridges: The Democratic Parties of Volusia and Flagler Counties” on Jan. 22 from Vonzelle Johnson, chairman of the Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee. The meeting, open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  at High Jackers Restaurant, 202 Airport Road, Palm […]

Women’s prayer breakfast at church

Women’s prayer breakfast at church

Allen Chapel AME Church Women’s Day Committee will host a free prayer breakfast Dec. 29 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at 580 George W. Engram Blvd. The prayer breakfast theme is “Embracing our differences – a life of purpose,” based on the women in the Bible. Speakers will include the Rev. Toni Charles, who […]