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Honoring Hometown Heroes, observing Juneteenth

Honoring Hometown Heroes, observing Juneteenth

Area residents were honored last week for their “selfless’’ service to the community during the annual Juneteenth banquet held June 16 at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center in Daytona Beach. The Hometown Heroes honored by the Juneteenth Festival Committee included Mario Davis, Ferida Sadiqq Ibrahim, Judge Shirley Green, Bettie Mitchell, Thaddeus Collins, Colonel Lloyd […]

‘Boogie  Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

‘Boogie Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

Earth Wind & Fire Review Band belts out fan favorites at Daytona Beach event. The Daytona Beach Bandshell was the place to be on June 18 for Earth Wind & Fire fans and for residents who just love listening to great music in a relaxing, scenic atmosphere. The Earth Wind & Fire Review Band, a […]

‘This could have happened here’

‘This could have happened here’

Daytona Beach, others reflect on Orlando shooting during multi-faith prayer service. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In the wake of a mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, the Daytona Beach community came together on Monday to pray, reflect and offer support. A multi-faith prayer was held at the Daytona Beach Police Department. About 200 people […]

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

National NAACP leader to speak at local banquet

Hilary Shelton, the National NAACP’S Washington bureau director and senior vice president for advocacy, will be the keynote speaker for the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP’s 43rd annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The event is Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. “We have planned another very special event […]

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties hosted Terry L Carbonell and the Aviation Adventures “No Limits” program over a five-month period that ended with a real-life flight for the participants. The mission of Aviation Adventures is to provide aviation education and career development for women and disadvantaged youth, especially girls. The program emphasizes STEM […]

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 […]

County funds available for children’s and community programs

County funds available for children’s and community programs

Contingency grant funds are available for fiscal year 2016-2017 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. A mandatory workshop to review the application will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, June 17, in the Easter Seals conference room, 1219 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach. Applicant organizations must be incorporated in the state and […]

Instructor to discuss early 20th-century immigration

Instructor to discuss early 20th-century immigration

Kim Nelson, a humanities instructor at Seminole State College, will share her research on the passage of millions of European immigrants through Ellis Island during a free program at 2 p.m. July 2 at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Nelson used her research to write “Stitching: A Novel of Love and Immigration,” […]

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Retired barber ready to teach B-CU students

Etavius Russ wants to partner with the university to provide a healthy environment for aspiring stylists to do hair. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Master barber and and entrepreneur Etavius Russ has more than 42 years of experience in the barbering business. Russ is now retired, but he has a vision: He wants to create […]

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

‘Inspires others and gives selflessly of themselves’

Local businessman among Juneteenth Hometown Heroes BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mario Davis will be one of the Volusia County residents honored on June 16 during the annual Juneteenth Hometown Heroes event at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. The banquet begins at 7 p.m. Davis, president and owner of […]