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Poetry Month Festival set for Sunday

Poetry Month Festival set for Sunday

Creative Happiness Institute will hold its annual April National Poetry Month Festival on April 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The event, held in the Gallery of The Casements in Ormond Beach, will feature 40 poets and singers/songwriters and an open mic for audience members to read poems of their own. The afternoon will begin with […]

Community News

Community News

Library to host workshop on researching grants Individuals can learn how to use the Foundation Center’s online database to apply for grants at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. This hands-on workshop will offer an opportunity to preview and use the […]

39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools graduated 39 high school juniors on April 14 from its 28th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, which develops young leaders. The students, representing all 10 area public high schools, participated in five day-long seminars coordinated by community leaders. Each seminar is designed to familiarize […]

Cloud lifted for residents with a record

Cloud lifted for residents with a record

Volusians with warrants, legal issues get help, peace of mind during Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local authorities have dubbed this year’s Operation Safe Surrender a success. Sixty-four Volusia County residents took advantage of the event held at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ in Daytona Beach on April 12. “It […]

Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

Political strategist to speak at B-CU’s spring commencement

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist and vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at Bethune-Cookman University’s May 7 commencement. The graduation will be held at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave. In a statement, the university said it has made an effort […]

Free summit to tackle health issues  affecting Black men

Free summit to tackle health issues affecting Black men

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An upcoming event is geared toward helping men get serious about their health. However, organizers say it will be much more than a health fair. A free Men’s Health Summit will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement. […]

A fresh start for Volusia felons

A fresh start for Volusia felons

Local authorities hope for great turnout at Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Black Clergy Alliance and the Daytona Beach Police Department wants local residents to take advantage of Operation Safe Surrender. The event will take place at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ on April 12 from 10 a.m. […]

Stepping Out of the Box for cancer research

Stepping Out of the Box for cancer research

Women’s empowerment team hosts DeLand event COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF April 2 marked the second annual Out of the Box Fashion Show sponsored by Cameron Enterprises, LLC; Deliverance Outreach Ministries, Mitzi’s First Impression Hair Salon; and Kimeca’s Design Element. The first names of the organizations and ministries make up the women’s empowerment team called […]

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF An Environmental Justice Conference geared toward non-profit organizations, governments, community stakeholders, students, scholars, artists and environmental health professionals is scheduled for April 20 in New Smyrna Beach. Dr. Deanna Wathington, executive dean of Bethune-Cookman University’s College of Health Sciences, will discuss how the environment affects health at the free conference, […]

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Merchants suing city over loss of business during construction BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES City of Daytona Beach and Orange Avenue construction project officials say the roadwork is 70 percent complete and moving along, but residents and businesses remain frustrated. Some owners of small businesses that sit on the west end of […]