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Saturday event to help kids with special needs

Saturday event to help kids with special needs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When her 11-year-old son Brenya Smith died five years ago after a battle with trisomy 18 – a rare chromosodal disease – Petrina Onwuemeli was motivated to help others and keep her son’s memory alive. She created Brenya’s Love L.L.C., an organization that provides companion and homemaker services to the […]

Black Clergy Alliance hosting Vacation Bible School

Black Clergy Alliance hosting Vacation Bible School

A community-wide Vacation Bible School presented by the Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance is scheduled July 18-22 at various churches in the area. The Vacation Bible School is for 4 years old and up. The time is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the central location – Master’s Domain Church of […]

Community News

Community News

NCNW seeks contestants for annual pie contest The Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is looking for contestants for this year’s Sweet Potato Pie and More Contest on July 30. The event is homage to the group’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who sold pies during the early days to […]

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Ormond Beach church to host Founder’s Day event

Emmanuel Church of the Living God will observe its first Founder’s Day Celebration commemorating the legacy of the late bishop and founder, Dr. L. Delores Simmons-Ward. The church was founded by the bishop and her husband, Deacon George W. Ward. Bishop Simmons-Ward died on Nov. 23, 2015. She is survived by Deacon Ward. Evangelist Dr. Willie […]

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

Holly Hill to honor pastor and wife

New Life Church Ministries in Holly Hill is hosting the 25th pastoral appreciation for Pastor Victor and Lady Charline Gooden this weekend. The church is at 1625 Derbyshire Road. On July 8 at 7 p.m., the special guest will be the Rev. Dr. Milton Biggham. The special preacher at 11 a.m. on July 10 will […]

Palm Coast plans fireworks, ceremony

Palm Coast plans fireworks, ceremony

The City of Palm Coast will have a public Independence Day ceremony titled “By the Dawn’s Early Light.” The ceremony will begin Monday at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast (half mile west of the Flagler County Library). Speakers will be Nikki and Larry White of the American […]

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

Police department to host survival workshop Saturday

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a free workshop on Saturday to teach residents how to increase their chances of survival if faced with an active shooter situation. The workshop is being held in the wake of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 victims […]

Volusia Charter Review Commission submits final report

Volusia Charter Review Commission submits final report

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission submitted its final report to Volusia County Council members on June 3. The report includes three proposed amendments to the county’s Home Rule Charter: •Modification of legislative procedures to conform to law; and repeal of superseded or obsolete provisions •Authorization for payment of in-county expenses of County Council members •Designation […]

77 sites participating in summer food program

77 sites participating in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children at 77 sites through Aug. 12. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 and younger are eligible for meals at no […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents 2016 Debutante Cotillion

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents 2016 Debutante Cotillion

The Gamma Mu Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority staged its biennial Debutante Cotillion presentation on June 4 at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Seven young ladies made their debut to society. They are Sadejah Stalling, Jasmine Davis, Teren Culver, Maliaka Jackson, Brittany Norris, Nikiya John and Leslie Collins. The event was […]