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Candlelight remembrance service planned in South Daytona Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Community Outreach will host its annual Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Funeral Home. The event is free and open to the public. Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Community Outreach is a program of […]

An Old Tyme Christmas

An Old Tyme Christmas

“A December to Remember’’ is the theme of activities this month at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. On Dec. 10, an Old Tyme Christmas Celebration was held at the bandshell featuring local groups. Dr. Victor Gooden and New Life Church Ministries participated in the Dec. 10 event. Bandshell activities continue on Dec. 17 with a Michael […]

Daytona resident leading state criminal justice organization

Daytona resident leading state criminal justice organization

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach resident Linda A. Brooks began serving her term as state president of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency (FCCD) in November. During the organization’s first quarterly board meeting, Brooks discussed the theme for her presidency, which is “Transforming Race and Crime in our Communities through Education, Empathy and […]

Palm Coast taking applications for 14 college internships 

Palm Coast taking applications for 14 college internships 

The City of Palm Coast is now accepting applications from college students for summer 2017 internships in environmental science, landscape architecture, GIS, public administration, capital projects management, CAD, information technology, utility, public relations, parks and recreation, video production and human resources. These paid, competitive internships are full time and are open to all current college […]

A Christmas play with present-day issues

A Christmas play with present-day issues

The Christmas play, “16 to Life,’’ was presented last weekend at Daytona Christian Center in South Daytona. The drama was written by Sharonda Faison, a facilitator of the Leadership Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Robust with action, comedy and a foundation of faith, this production was anything but a traditional Christmas play. After Kameron Townsend, […]

Museum moving Kwanzaa celebration to James center

Museum moving Kwanzaa celebration to James center

The Mary S Harrell Black Heritage Museum in New Smyrna Beach has presented a Kwanzaa celebration at its site on Duss Street for many years. Due to greater participation, the venue will be moved this year to the Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 N Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The event will take place […]

Deltas donate purses, personal care items to local shelters

Deltas donate purses, personal care items to local shelters

Delta Purses is a community service project of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The project provides purses filled with personal care items, snacks and small gifts to women in domestic abuse shelters and transitional housing programs. Members of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter collected and filled more than 75 name-brand […]

Ormond Beach schedules MLK breakfast

Ormond Beach schedules MLK breakfast

The City of Ormond Beach will present a free Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance breakfast program on Monday, Jan. 16. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m. at the South Ormond Neighborhood Recreation Center, 176 Division Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call 386-527-5918.

Halifax Health seeks volunteers for Daytona, Port Orange

Halifax Health seeks volunteers for Daytona, Port Orange

Halifax Health – Auxiliary is seeking volunteers for Halifax Health Medical Center locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange. It is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve the community through partnership with Halifax Health. The auxiliary has been operating since 1932 and serves over 400 volunteer members contributing more than 80,000 hours annually. […]

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Local businesses are hoping the national #BuyBlack campaign catches on here this holiday season. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A #BuyBlack campaign seems to be catching on this year, much to the joy of African-American business owners. Last month, Essence magazine reported that #BuyBlack has seen a takeoff. African-Americans are the largest consumer group of […]