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Alphas’ Black Diamond Soiree a party with  a purpose

Alphas’ Black Diamond Soiree a party with a purpose

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted its Black Diamond Soiree on July 30 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Sunset Harbor in Daytona Beach. The soiree included plenty of dancing, food and fellowship. Guests also were treated to a step show by Alpha Phi Alpha members. More than 200 attended, […]

Community News

Community News

Progressives to host candidate forums The Daytona Beach Area Progressives will host a candidate forum on Aug. 8 at The Peoples White House, 736 South Beach St., Daytona Beach. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. All candidates for the position of Volusia County Chair (Jason Davis, Greg Gimbert, Ed […]

Wibits at the Y

Wibits at the Y

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has added four Wibits pool attractions to its aquatics programing. The Wibits will be available at all seven Volusia Flagler Family YMCA locations including camp Winona throughout the summer and fall months. The inflatables for pools range from a floating obstacle course to a volleyball court. Wibits have been added […]

Flagler Meals on Wheels expands to include help for pets 

Flagler Meals on Wheels expands to include help for pets 

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County Meals on Wheels program recently received a grant intended to help keep seniors together with their pets. “The funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for Flagler clients who have pets, all of which can be financially and physically burdensome,” said Senior Services Manager Joanne […]

Hospice center to host retreat for grieving youth

Hospice center to host retreat for grieving youth

Halifax Health – Hospice Begin Again Children’s Grief Center will present a Hearts & Hooves retreat on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Artquest School of Art & Design, 571 Leeway Trail, Ormond Beach.  One of Halifax Health – Hospice’s signature programs, Hearts & Hooves is a camp for families, young children and […]

Donations sought for local Boys & Girls Clubs

Donations sought for local Boys & Girls Clubs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES For the 2016-2017 academic school year, the cost of transporting members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties will be approximately $84,000. During that time, more than 1,600 children between the ages of 6 and 18 are expected to be served. Donations are being sought to cover transportation […]

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

Local organizations are urging residents to register by Monday, then get out and vote. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES If you want to vote in the Aug. 30 primary, you need to register by Monday. While the nation is looking to choose between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton for president on […]

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies can again look to the city to lend a hand. For years, the city has been sponsoring the Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. “For the residents and citizens of this city and those who attend our schools, we are always excited […]

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Did Black Lives Matter set car on fire?

Organizers of area events doubt anyone locally was involved. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Although a note implicating Black Lives Matter was found next to a firebombed Daytona Beach police car early Sunday morning, area organizers of marches and protests don’t believe anyone locally connected with the movement was involved. The car, which was parked […]