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Juneteenth events scheduled in Daytona The Juneteenth “Hometown Heroes’’ Awards banquet will take place on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $35. “During the banquet, we honor people who have made a positive impact on community by unselfishly giving […]

Ready for swimmers

Ready for swimmers

A grand re-opening event was held on June 3 for the Campbell Aquatic Center, also known as Campbell Pool. The pool is located at 313 School St., Daytona Beach. The pool had been closed for the past two years and renovations had been going on in recent months. Open swim hours, which are free, will […]

Bandshell’s summer concert series starts June 9

Bandshell’s summer concert series starts June 9

The 2017 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series continues in Daytona Beach with the Santana & Doobie Brothers Tribute band on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. The concerts will continue every Friday night through Sept. 22. The Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series, in its ninth year, takes place on Friday nights at Daytona Beach’s historic […]

Caribbean Crew to perform June 10 in Deltona

Caribbean Crew to perform June 10 in Deltona

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the Music in the Amphitheater, 7-9 p.m. June 10, at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. The band’s visit is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Food trucks will be in the parking lot of the amphitheater and will begin serving at 6 p.m. […]

Summertime fertilizer ban begins in Volusia

Summertime fertilizer ban begins in Volusia

Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban began June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: •The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue […]

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 3

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 3

Daytona State College’s Enrollment Day is set for Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus. It provides an opportunity for students to complete everything from admission to registration. How it works: Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an admissions advisor and financial […]

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4

Disaster preparedness sales tax holiday set for June 2-4

Governor Rick Scott has signed legislation designating a 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4. During this sales tax holiday, items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. “We ask residents to have a number of emergency supplies ready, and this is the perfect time to […]

Cultural Council to review grant applications June 2

Cultural Council to review grant applications June 2

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2017-2018 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona […]

NASCAR plans ‘600 Miles of Remembrance’ tribute

NASCAR plans ‘600 Miles of Remembrance’ tribute

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS In honor of Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR will honor those who served during the “600 Miles of Remembrance” tribute at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For the third consecutive year, windshield headers on all 40 Cup cars will be replaced with the names of fallen military service members during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. […]

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

National Lifeguard Championships to be held in Daytona

The Volusia Surf Lifesaving Association (VSLA) and Volusia County will host the 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships, which will take place in Daytona Beach Aug. 9-12. The four-day event, which is expected to draw nearly 3,000 competitors along with their families, will be held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk […]