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Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

Florida hospitals go red for women, offer free screenings

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In the U.S. Heart disease strikes someone every 43 seconds and accounts for one in seven deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says certain groups —including African-Americans and older individuals – […]

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

Inaugural ‘State of the City’ touts public safety, investments

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public safety, city projects and quality-of-life improvements were among the issues discussed at the inaugural ‘State of the City’ address delivered by Mayor Derrick Henry on Jan. 30. Daytona Beach citizens overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the city’s charter last November, which requires the city’s mayor to provide the […]

Community News

Community News

Spoken word artist to perform at library this month DeLand-based poet and spoken word artist Kevin “NoirJente” Campbell will read from his collective works, expressing his thoughts on the human condition, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Campbell, an abolitionist and member […]

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

School Board superintendent resigns amid controversy

Dr. Margaret Smith takes early retirement ‘in classy manner’ BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s School Board Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith announced last week that an early retirement was on the horizon. By Tuesday night’s school board meeting, it was a done deal. Smith emailed top district administrators and school principals on Jan. […]

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

Daytonans can learn about city initiatives at mayor’s address, commission workshops

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry was scheduled to give his ‘State of the City’ presentation at 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall, a week after President Obama’s State of the Union address to the country. “This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the city’s current […]

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

Maya Angelou to be celebrated at Black History art event on Friday

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES On Jan. 30, the second annual Black History Month Juried Art Exhibition will be held from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center. The exhibition is titled “A Tribute to Maya Angelou.” More than two-dozen entrants will be judged at the show, which is free and […]

Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Daytona State to offer financial aid application help

Returning and first-time-in-college students will find a clear path to applying for federal tuition assistance during a free statewide event, hosted locally by Daytona State College, designed to help anyone planning to pursue higher education. College Goal (Saturday) Sunday or CGS!Florida, part of the national CGS project, takes place locally on Saturday, Feb. 28, from […]

FOCUS

FOCUS

B-CU to host Black men and boys ‘Day of Dialogue’ Bethune-Cookman University will host the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys “Day of Dialogue” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 4. The event will be held in the President’s Banquet Room of the Center for Civic Engagement. The […]

Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

Volusia increases daily beach vehicle access fee to $10

The Volusia County Council has approved ordinance changes that increase vehicular beach fees for the first time in 20 years. The fees will become effective Feb. 1. The new fees are $10 for a daily pass, $25 for a county resident annual pass and $100 for a nonresident annual pass. A daily pass will allow […]

American Quilter’s Society to convene in Daytona

American Quilter’s Society to convene in Daytona

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is bringing its AQS QuiltWeek event to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach Feb. 24-27, 2016. The events also are booked at the county-run convention center for 2017 and 2018. Each event is expected to draw 15,000 attendees. “We’ve been reaching out to the […]