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Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

Carter preps for his 19th season with the NBA

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Vince Carter never dreamed he would play this long. But there he was Monday night, suiting up as his Memphis Grizzlies faced the Orlando Magic in the preseason opener for both teams. This will be his 19th NBA season. His goal is to play through the 2017-18 […]

Carter’s foundation plans Pink Walk/Run

Carter’s foundation plans Pink Walk/Run

Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation will present its Sixth Annual Vince Carter’s Pink Walk/ Run on Saturday, Oct. 22. Registration check-in will begin at Vince Carter’s Restaurant at 8 a.m. with the walk/run beginning at 9. Proceeds will benefit area hospital mammogram programs and the Embassy of Hope Foundation. The route will be round-trip […]

A final push to get out the Black vote

A final push to get out the Black vote

Clergy group, NAACP hosting major event to get residents registered BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With the Oct. 11 deadline approaching to vote in the Nov. 8 election, local organizations are making their last pitches to get people registered. The Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and Volusia County /Daytona Beach NAACP have planned a voter […]

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson to address poverty and homelessness at conference

Stetson University is presenting its 2016 Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its Rinker Field House, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Dr. Dana Godek, director of Federal and State Programs with the School District of Palm Beach County. The third […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Leon McLaurin and wife Pat, along with Yvonne Jukes and husband Jimmie, had pleasure hosting the best celebration ever! It was a milestone birthday for someone special. And, that was the 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin, who is Leon and Yvonne’s mother. The party took place in August at Princeton Village of Palm Coast, the […]

International Festival to feature plenty of ethnic cuisine 

International Festival to feature plenty of ethnic cuisine 

Food is always a major part of the Palm Coast International Festival – and this year is no exception. From pierogis, beef sticks and burgers to kebabs, pizza, gelato and ciabatta pork, festivalgoers can sample flavors from around the world. The International Festival will be noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Central Park […]

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Discover ways to eat healthier during five free programs at the Volusia County Public Library system in October. Sara Levasseur of the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will explain how to nourish your brain at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. […]

Mainland handles Orlando’s Dr. Phillips with big plays

Mainland handles Orlando’s Dr. Phillips with big plays

HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK REVIEW BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School got an impressive 41-21 win over Orlando’s Dr. Phillips High School at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach last week. The Mainland Buccaneers’ offense and special teams made big plays while their defense held a prolific Panthers offense to 206 total […]

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

The Seventh Annual Daytona Blues Festival is set for Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The Friday lineup will be a showcase of women in blues. Vocalist and saxophonist Vanessa Collier opens the festival and is followed by Long Tall Deb, featuring Colin John.  Katy Guillen and The Girls […]