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A senior prom for, well, real seniors

A senior prom for, well, real seniors

Daytona holiday event attracts hundreds to Midtown center DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Hundreds of area seniors stepped out for an evening of fun that’s usually celebrated during the teen years. The Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach was the scene of the Light Up Midtown Senior Prom on Dec. 18 sponsored by VITAS Healthcare […]

From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

From Ghana to Jamaica, here’s how African cultures celebrate Christmas

BY MARTIN JOHNSON THE ROOT Some of the Christmas celebrations around the world resemble those everywhere, with food, family and good times. Others are quite different, and some don’t even take place Dec. 25. Here’s a look at how the holiday season is celebrated by African cultures across the globe. South Africa Christmas occurs during […]

Cocoa pastor to speak at New Smyrna’s MLK banquet

Cocoa pastor to speak at New Smyrna’s MLK banquet

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Future’’ is the apt theme for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet to be hosted by the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. The commemorative event is scheduled to take place at the Babe James Center, 201 N. Myrtle […]

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

Reconstruction project impacts City Hall too

The City of Daytona Beach has experienced its own problems relating to the reconstruction of Orange Avenue after a water main was severed. According to sources, workers for Thadcon Construction, the project’s general contractor, accidentally cut the water supply to City Hall on Tuesday, leaving toilets inoperable. The Daytona Times has been reporting about problems […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

The Links host Christmas Holiday Affair The Daytona Beach Chapter of the Links, Inc., recently held a holiday party at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The Christmas Holiday Affair was a festive evening of dinner and dancing with family and Lucy Bell, chapter president, welcomed the guests and extended holiday greetings to all. Ken Moore […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Health department issues swimming advisory for Main Street beach area SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a swimming advisory for the Main Street area of the beach in Daytona Beach based on recent water sampling. “We typically see elevated bacteria levels during this time of year due […]

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Merchants losing power, patience with road project

Orange Avenue project called ‘slow and sloppy’ DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since construction began on Orange Avenue last year, business owners in the area have complained about the lack of access to their establishments and the loss of revenue they’ve suffered. The City of Daytona Beach’s $17.6 million project began in June 2014 as an effort […]

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

Documentary takes a close look at life in Midway

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A documentary is in the works that explores Daytona Beach’s African-American community. The film will include a community forum that took place on Dec. 12 featuring longtime Daytona Beach educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and a local historian. The project is the brainchild of longtime Daytona Beach resident Percy Williamson, who is presenting […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]