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Cultural Council to review grant applications May 27 The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2015-2016 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters […]

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

Precious memories: Daughters share stories about their moms

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Women shed tears, shared laughter and recalled stories of old during an event remembering their mothers on Saturday. “Out of everyone who loves you, I love you the most,” singer Shaunta Williams belted out at the “Missing Our Mothers, Daughters Remember” program sponsored by VITAS Healthcare. “The event joins […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]

Family celebrates at Relay for Life

Family celebrates at Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in Port Orange was held Saturday at the Port Orange Pavilion. Cancer survivor Louis Bell was accompanied by friends and family at the event, which promotes research, funding and education to end the disease. “It was a year ago today, May 1, that I had my operation […]

AME Men’s Ministry planning ‘Save Our Sons’ solidarity march

AME Men’s Ministry planning ‘Save Our Sons’ solidarity march

More than 300 men from across the state of Florida and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, called the Sons of Allen Ministry, will spearhead a “Save Our Sons” march on May 15. The coordinator of the march is the Rev. Jeffrey Dove, pastor of Allen Chapel AME in New Smyrna Beach. The group will leave […]

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New Smyrna Beach library showing free movies The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, will show free movies every Friday in May. They include: •“Exists”: 2 p.m. May 8. Five friends camping in the Texas Big Thicket are terrorized by an evil force seeking murderous revenge. Rated R, 86 minutes. •“Lucy”: 2 […]

Daytona State to host free summer camps for teens

Daytona State to host free summer camps for teens

Daytona State College is inviting local teens to sign up for a series of free, eight-day summer camps for Flagler County and Volusia County students in grades 9, 10 and 11. All camps will be held June 15-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 120 students (20 students per camp) will have […]

Poetry Slam series wraps up May 30 at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series wraps up May 30 at Cinematique

On Saturday, May 30, the Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique, concludes its current Poetry Slam series.  The competition, which begins at 9:30 p.m., is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the evening is just $5. Poetry slams are an opportunity for […]

Black elected officials team up

Black elected officials team up

New group will mentor locals interested in running for office BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Minority elected officials in Volusia County have teamed up over the past few months to organize a powerful group. The eight charter members of the Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County are Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, DeLand Commissioner […]

‘Let all your life be music’

‘Let all your life be music’

Chorale festival features voices from HBCUs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES In partnership with the Southeastern African American Chorale (SEAAC) Festival and the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, the Community Performance Series at Bethune-Cookman University presented its last performance of the season on Sunday at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center […]