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A teachable moment about racism

A teachable moment about racism

The New Smyrna Beach man who was given a ‘hateful’ letter hopes it gets more Black voters to the polls. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES At age 78, New Smyrna Beach native Lester Mitchell has witnessed his share of racism. So a letter he was handed earlier this month citing how today’s Blacks are still […]

A summit for seniors

A summit for seniors

Health event included art class, workshop and line dancing The City of New Smyrna Beach and VITAS Healthcare were the sponsors of the fourth Senior Summit and Health Fair held on Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center. About 150 people attended and the event attracted 30 vendors. The summit also gave several members of the […]

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Power & Light (FPL) visited the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC) on Jimmy Ann Road in Daytona Beach this week to help make the location more energy efficient. WORC is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities find work. It provides services for people with developmental […]

Community News

Community News

Tobacco Free Florida partnership event set for Sept. 26 The Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 to review current tobacco control policies in cities located in Volusia County. The meeting will be held at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach. […]

Black women gather in Flagler for networking event

Black women gather in Flagler for networking event

The “Who’s That Lady?” Black Women’s Expo Business Network event was held on Sunday at The Purpose Center in Flagler Beach. According to organizer Carmen A. Gray, the event was to provide a spotlight on premier minority women-owned businesses “that are impacting our lives, locally, nationally & globally right in our own neighborhoods.’’ Gray, founder […]

Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast’s International Festival returns on Oct. 1

Palm Coast will celebrate its cultural heritage – through food, wine, entertainment and cultural exhibits – during the fifth annual Palm Coast International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is from noon to 9 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, along Park Street. Admission is free. Attendees can try a variety of ethnic […]

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Excellence in Education enters its ninth year

Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM FIAT’s Excellence in Education Challenge is underway for students in Volusia and Flagler schools. The challenge is presented by Bright House Networks and Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. It’s an incentive-based program open to all high school juniors and seniors who attend Volusia and Flagler County schools, both public and […]

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Not everyone’s keen about Midtown Lofts

Plans are moving forward on luxury units on MLK Boulevard. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A plan for construction of a luxury apartment complex on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK Boulevard) in Daytona Beach is catching flak. The project is part of a plan to revitalize Midtown, a historically Black […]

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

Program teaches teens how to avoid car crashes

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of U.S. teenagers from ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured. Tire Rack Street Survival is trying to reduce that number through safety driving programs held around the country. […]

A day we will never forget

A day we will never forget

A program at Daytona Memorial Park was among the 9/11 tributes. Americans paused on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Never Forget tributes commemorated the memories of the nearly 3,000 who died and the thousands who were injured. Fifteen-year anniversary observances also honored the first responders […]

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