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An evening of fun just for seniors

An evening of fun just for seniors

Hundreds attend annual prom at Midtown center for residents 55 and up. About 350 area seniors were treated to an evening of dinner and dancing on Dec. 16 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The occasion was the second annual Light Up Midtown Senior Prom presented by the City of Daytona […]

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Dancing Lady Cats (DLC) of Daytona Beach is made up of 30 students ages 6 to 19, which includes two boys. The dance team performs at local events – mainly sporting events. The DLC also travels competes, having won a few first-place and second-place prizes. While DLC provides an […]

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority marked its 75th anniversary during a gala on Dec. 17. On hand for the sold-out event at the Palmetto Club were a number of dignitaries, including Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed and outgoing State Rep. Dwayne Taylor. Also in attendance were Sharon Brown Harriott, […]

Jan. 7 is sign-up day at Daytona State College

Jan. 7 is sign-up day at Daytona State College

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES With the spring semester around the corner, it’s time for students returning and new to college to lock in their schedule. Daytona State College offers an easy-access, no-cost session next month to make registration a simple one-stop process. Enrollment Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Principal to speak at MLK service

Principal to speak at MLK service

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday service will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at United Methodist Church, Palm Coast. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Earl Johnson, principal of Matanzas High School, Palm Coast.

NASCAR reveals new name and logo of premier series

NASCAR reveals new name and logo of premier series

BY KATHERINE PERALTA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS The new name of NASCAR’s premier series is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a name that takes effect Jan. 1. The first race in the newly named series will be the 59th Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, NASCAR said. The new series name and brand mark, which features the […]

Giving away food, toys and Christmas cheer

Giving away food, toys and Christmas cheer

Daytona businesses and organizations are offering free meals and support during the holidays BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With Christmas quickly approaching, many people still may need help to make through the holiday. Local businesses and organizations are stepping in and giving back to help spread holiday cheer. There are free holiday dinners available as […]

A healthy start to the holidays

A healthy start to the holidays

Park event included health information, food and music The annual Light Up Midtown health fair was held on Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. The event was geared toward resident of all ages. The event included free health screenings, giveaways, plenty of information relating to health and nutrition, children’s activities, along with free food and music. […]

Time running out to file for FEMA, SBA assistance

Time running out to file for FEMA, SBA assistance

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The deadline for residents to register for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance due to damages or losses sustained from Hurricane Matthew is Dec. 16. The Disaster Recovery Center in Daytona Beach, located at the Florida Department of Health – 1845 Holsonback Drive – was scheduled to close at 6 […]

Daytona exploring metal detectors for City Hall

Daytona exploring metal detectors for City Hall

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is exploring installing metal detectors at City Hall. People going to pay water bills, register their kids for sports and pay the sports fees, get building and vending permits as well as attend commission and committee meetings soon could be stopped. City officials site safety […]