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Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

Weather didn’t dampen spirit of Black Heritage Festival

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum celebrated its 23rd Annual Black Heritage Festival last weekend in New Smyrna Beach with food, arts and crafts, hair weaving, and face painting. The museum offered an opportunity for visitors to learn about local Black history and culture. The event was dampened […]

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

Services Saturday for longtime entrepreneur, truck driver Wilbert Kendrick

FROM STAFF REPORTS The family of Wilbert Kendrick referred to him this week as “a kind, humorous and generous man’’ as well as an “inspirational example of a Godly man.’’ The longtime Daytona Beach resident who had been living in Georgia for the past few years, died Saturday at age 80. A homegoing service is […]

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

Circuit court seeking advocates for kids

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Guardian ad Litem program of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court is seeking people with the time and heart to fill a gap of child advocates in Volusia County. The circuit covers Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Saint Johns counties. Of the more than 900 Volusia County children currently in […]

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

February an ideal month to focus on keeping the heart healthy

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Valentine’s Day is a reminder of love, but it is the entire month of February that is dedicated to the heart. Marking Heart Health Awareness, February has been chosen as the month to really push cardiovascular health. “Every year, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes,” explained […]

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

Sorority plans free health and wellness event

The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present “Your Body, Your Temple,’’ a health and wellness event, on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The free event is the work of the sorority’s Physical and Mental Health Committee, which is chaired by Dr. Sadie McConner. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to […]

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

Organization that helps schools receives $25,000 grant from SunTrust Foundation

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools received a $25,000 contribution from The SunTrust Foundation. The donation was given to FUTURES Foundation to partner with SunTrust executives to set up and administer a Finance Academy Grant program. The two existing finance academies in Volusia County – at Spruce […]

‘42’ coming to  Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

‘42’ coming to Jackie Robinson Ballpark this month

Jackie Robinson will be back in the infield as the movie “42” is shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28. The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands. The popular 2013 film tells the […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Free events Author Chris Lamb will discuss his biography, “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The free events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community series, a […]

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Hearts, flowers, chocolates and credit scores for Valentine’s Day?

Some information for consumers to ponder about money and romance BY CLAUDIA BUCK SACRAMENTO BEE/MCT Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, flowers, chocolate, maybe some bling. What it’s typically not about: credit cards, credit scores and anything as crass as cash. Except lately. Whether it’s because recession-rattled consumers are still focused on their bottom lines […]

Sale of surplus city property still available

Sale of surplus city property still available

Over 50 business, residential and mixed used lots up for grabs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach will conclude the receipt of proposals by persons interested in the purchase of surplus land owned by the city or its Community Redevelopment Agency on February 17, at 2 p.m. The 53 properties, […]