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The Links host Christmas Holiday Affair The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc., recently held a holiday party at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The Christmas Holiday Affair was a festive evening of dinner and dancing with family and Lucy Bell, chapter president, welcomed the guests and extended holiday greetings to all. Ken Moore […]

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Health department issues swimming advisory for Main Street beach area SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a swimming advisory for the Main Street area of the beach in Daytona Beach based on recent water sampling. “We typically see elevated bacteria levels during this time of year due […]

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Orange Avenue project called ‘slow and sloppy’ DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since construction began on Orange Avenue last year, business owners in the area have complained about the lack of access to their establishments and the loss of revenue they’ve suffered. The City of Daytona Beach’s $17.6 million project began in June 2014 as an effort […]

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A documentary is in the works that explores Daytona Beach’s African-American community. The film will include a community forum that took place on Dec. 12 featuring longtime Daytona Beach educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and a local historian. The project is the brainchild of longtime Daytona Beach resident Percy Williamson, who is presenting […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

An Evening with Tamela Mann

An Evening with Tamela Mann

Old Label Production & Kingsmen Entertainment will present “An Evening with Tamela Mann’’ on Feb. 6 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Mann is perhaps best known as “Cora’’ in Tyler Perry plays featuring the character “Madea.’’ She also stars in “Mann & Wife,’’ a series on Bounce TV with actor husband, David […]

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DeLand church to present candlelight concerts The choir of Trinity United Methodist Church will host its annual candlelight concerts on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The work to be performed this year is titled “Let There Be Christmas,” which will include celebrative songs of praise to reflective carols […]

Holiday gift guide for all ages

Holiday gift guide for all ages

Common Sense Media’s holiday gift guide is packed with ideas hand-selected to inspire, educate, and entertain kids of all ages and stages. Whether your list includes young children, tweens, or teens, you can give the gift of top-rated media kids and parents will feel good about. Find 100+ more ideas at commonsense.org/holiday. Angela Zimmerman   […]

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

Honorary degrees for civil rights martyrs

B-CU to honor Harriette and Harry T. Moore at graduation BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When Harry T. Moore was killed in 1951, he had been fighting for racial equality since at least 1934, the year he started an NAACP chapter in Brevard County. As Florida’s state field secretary for the NAACP, he fought for equal […]