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Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The local Juneteenth Festival Committee Inc. is gearing up for its 16th celebration. It took two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, that the word that slaves had been freed was issued through Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas. Folklore reports that […]

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division will sponsor a free hurricane expo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 901 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Scott Spratt, a National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, will be on site to offer tips and answer questions. Activities will include: •Fingerprinting of children […]

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dr. Alma Yearwood Dixon navigated the realm that started the healing, taking nine years following the death of her mother. During the time, she said, “I was angry, and who do you think I was angry at? “God,” she replied, and Dr. Dixon’s mother loved her God. Her mother, also Alma Yearwood, migrated to the U.S. […]

Food Brings Hope students gain life skills at Nowruz Festival

Food Brings Hope students gain life skills at Nowruz Festival

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Food Brings Hope’s after-school STEM program, FBHonors, raised funds at the Iranian American Society’s Persian Nowruz Festival in Ormond Beach. This is the second year the students of the honors program have raised funds at the annual festival celebrating the Persian New Year. Students participating in FBHonors were invited again, […]

National poet coming  to Daytona library

National poet coming to Daytona library

Nationally acclaimed poet Frances Richard will read some of her works from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. Richard, who teaches at the California College of the Arts, is taking part in the Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Master […]

Tennis courts reopen at Derbyshire Park

Tennis courts reopen at Derbyshire Park

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Derbyshire Community Tennis, Inc. in conjunction with the City of Daytona and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) celebrated the reopening of the Derbyshire Park tennis courts on May 14. The park is located at 849 Derbyshire Road. According to the Saturday’s program, contributors included the USTA Florida Selection Foundation, Race and […]

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

Unwed dads fight for rights to know their children

BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had no idea his toughest — and most traumatic — […]

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

‘Work hard, persevere and serve’

Political strategist encourages grads; Shaq  surprises mom, crowd at B-CU graduation BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile challenged 314 Bethune-Cookman University graduates Saturday to “create a better world’’ during her commencement speech at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Brazile was bestowed an honorary doctorate degree during the ceremony along with Lucille […]

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

City to rename building in honor of Mickel Brown

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is dedicating a building this week to Mickel A. Brown Sr., a dedicated, longtime employee who died two years ago. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. – adjacent to the John H. Dickerson Center – will be […]

City, church call land swap a good move for both

City, church call land swap a good move for both

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A minor land deal between the City of Daytona Beach and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was approved at a city commission meeting last month. With the deal, the two parties basically switched properties. “We basically exchanged properties. The property that was theirs at the time is a better fit for […]