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Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

Want to quit smoking? Health department has free resources

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Volusia County residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can […]

Community News

Community News

Volusia council to consider beach ordinance The Volusia County Council will consider a proposed ordinance change to increase beach vehicular access fees at 9:05 a.m. at its Jan. 22 meeting in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members discussed the issue during its Jan. 8 meeting and instructed staff to […]

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

How do you help a baby learn? Word by word

BY SARA NEUFELD THE HECHINGER REPORT (TNS) On the third-floor hospital maternity ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Bionka Burkhalter had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy named Josiah. There was a knock on the door, and two women asked to give a presentation on how to build […]

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

2015 local focus: Lack of jobs, diversity

Leaders discuss issues impacting county during Jan. 5 summit BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Communication with the city, high unemployment, education and a lack of diversity in city and county government topped the list of concerns at the Focus 2015 summit held at Hope Fellowship Church on Jan 5. The event hosted by Bishop […]

HONORING AN ICON

HONORING AN ICON

Family, friends celebrate Jimmy Huger on his 100th birthday Centenarian Jimmy Huger (center) is flanked by Commissioner Patrick Henry and Mayor Derrick Henry at his 100th birthday celebration on Saturday. Daytona Beach’s first Black elected official, civil rights pioneer, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and local icon Jimmy Huger celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 3 […]

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

AAA giving away car seats for kids 4,5

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach AAA offices will join with offices nationwide to give away car seats this month. The seats are being offered to the public as a way to increase the awareness of a new law that requires children under age 6 to be in a car seat or booster […]

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

DeLand center sponsoring ‘Biggest Loser’ competition for Volusia residents

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Spring Hill Resource Center in DeLand will be giving those who chose losing weight as a New Year’s resolution a chance to show what they are made of. Over the next seven weeks, Director Shilretha Dixon says the center will be home to a “Biggest Loser’’ loser competition […]

Literacy at forefront of F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Literacy at forefront of F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Author Janis Kerney (left) was among the more than 20 authors at the annual F.R.E.S.H. Festival held last weekend. The festival promotes reading, writing and book publication. “Literacy and English language proficiency are tools that help people move out of poverty and get better-paying jobs to support their families,” Director and Founder Donna Gray-Banks told […]

Community

Community

‘Bridge the Gap’ meeting in DeLand on Jan. 12 A public meeting to “Bridge the Gap’’ in the community will be held at the Chisholm Center in DeLand on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear from community partners, including the Volusia County Health Department, The House Next Door, The DeLand […]

Community News

Community News

‘Ladies Night Out’ to debut at Cinematique The Daytona Beach Regional Library and Cinematique will kick off their new “Masterpiece Classics Ladies Night Out” series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St. Attendees will watch the current episode of “Downton Abbey” and take part in a discussion of […]