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Port Orange to swear in new police chief next month

Port Orange to swear in new police chief next month

Port Orange has scheduled a swearing-in ceremony for its new police chief for Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Chief Thomas Grimaldi started work this week. In September, he was selected by City Manager Jake Johansson to replace current Chief of Police Gerald M. Monahan, Jr., who is retiring at the end of November after […]

Workshop to focus on rebuilding homes after disasters

Workshop to focus on rebuilding homes after disasters

Volunteer organizations that help rebuild homes after disasters are invited to a free workshop at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Volusia Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. Tim Smail, senior vice president of engineering and technical programs for the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), will present […]

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

Free legal advice available Oct. 28 in Daytona Beach

In honor of Pro Bono Month, the Volusia County Bar Association has teamed up with Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, to host a Free Legal Advice Clinic for Civil Matters. The clinic will take place at the CLSMF Volusia County office, 128 Orange Ave. […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Volusia has emergency grant funds available for nonprofits Volusia County has received Emergency Solutions Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the implementation of a rapid-rehousing program for homeless families with children, chronically homeless individuals, and homeless veterans. The amount available for distribution is $230,000. Of the available funds, $20,000 […]

Embry-Riddle to present Halloween Carnival Oct. 30

Embry-Riddle to present Halloween Carnival Oct. 30

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 30. Family-friendly activities will include trick-or-treating, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, a bounce house and pumpkin decorating. This free event is open to the public. Children should be accompanied by an adult and have their own bag or container to collect goodies. […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

Black Minds Matter concert is Oct. 31 at Allen Chapel Black Minds Matter is a grassroots initiative designed to prepare 21st century African-American youth leaders in the areas of art, education and political activism. Through engagement in cultural events, speaker presentations and the Black Minds Matter Concert Series (with an emphasis on gospel, blues and jazz,) the […]

Consumer advocate hosting meeting about patient billing

Consumer advocate hosting meeting about patient billing

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Wading into a controversial issue in the health-care industry, the state insurance consumer advocate will bring together key groups Oct. 15 to discuss what is known as “balance billing.” Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James on Monday announced the forum, which is expected to include groups such as the Florida Medical […]

Health department hosting Oct. 15 Pink Power Walk

Health department hosting Oct. 15 Pink Power Walk

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting a Pink Power Walk. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in life. “The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found […]

Ken Burns’ series at library focuses on jazz

Ken Burns’ series at library focuses on jazz

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island will show two episodes of Ken Burns’documentary series “Jazz” this month. The acclaimed series features musical selections and interviews with early jazz performers, including Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. The selected episodes, which cover the development of jazz through 1928, will be shown […]

College’s symphonic band to honor veterans

College’s symphonic band to honor veterans

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Paying tribute to the remaining veterans from the “Greatest Generation,” the Daytona State College Symphonic Band takes the stage for its Sunday, Oct. 18, performance at the college’s News-Journal Center, presenting the American Premiere of  “Trombonico,’’ a three-movement work that takes, from among others, inspiration for the music of Tommy […]