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Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of free entertainment last weekend at Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center (CEC). The family event in Daytona Beach is scheduled one Saturday each month from April through September. The April 16 concert featured singer […]

‘Grand Prix of the Sea’ returns

‘Grand Prix of the Sea’ returns

P1 AquaX returns to Daytona Beach April 23-24, billed as the fourth Annual Daytona Beach “Grand Prix of the Sea.’’ The event is free to the public will take place in front of the Hilton Hotel between 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.  Spectators can see personal watercraft […]

Applications available for rental assistance program

Applications available for rental assistance program

Volusia County residents who need temporary assistance to maintain affordable housing may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Preliminary applications for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program will be available April 26 and 27 online only at www.volusia.org/rentalassistance. The federally funded program is designed to help low-income individuals and families afford housing […]

New Smyrna Beach summit focuses on seniors

New Smyrna Beach summit focuses on seniors

The Daytona Times was present for the annual health fair and senior summit held Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center in New Smyrna Beach, 201 N. Myrtle Ave. Attendees received information on health care, hospice care, insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, senior care, services for the blind, and Volusia County Health Department services. Health […]

Poetry Slam series concludes May 7 at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes May 7 at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the […]

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 […]