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MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

They were there About 40 residents from Volusia and Flagler counties boarded a bus on Friday, Aug. 24 headed to Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the march […]

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in several years, Daytona Beach will be hiring for a new position in the Leisure Services Department but interested applicants have only until Sept. 2 to apply. Daytona Beach posted on its website Aug. 23 an opening for an athletic manager. Persons with related experience but […]

B-CU remembers the March

B-CU remembers the March

Bethune-Cookman University students, faculty and staff converged on the campus quadrangle at noon on Wednesday to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington. There was a re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech by B-CU Junior Zacory Scott, a criminal justice major. Remarks were made by Dr. Edison O. […]

Grief center schedules retreats for kids and teens SPECIAL TO THE TIMES In September, Halifax Health – Hospice BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center will present Hearts and Hooves – grief camps for families, young children and teens involving expression through art and horses. During the retreats, trained grief counselors will guide participants through artistic activities and […]

90 guns collected during buyback events

90 guns collected during buyback events

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach Police Department spokesman Jimmie Flynt reported that 32 guns were collected Aug. 22 at the John H. Dickerson Center as part of the annual “Kicks for Guns” program. On the same day at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on State Road 44, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office collected a total of […]

Haiti to be topic of college’s first fall ‘lunch and learn’ event

Haiti to be topic of college’s first fall ‘lunch and learn’ event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Global topics and professional enrichment comprise a new series of “lunch and learn” presentations at Daytona State College starting this fall. The free, public seminars will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Bergengren Hall, Room 112, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. • […]

Local musicians to perform at free Bandshell concerts

Local musicians to perform at free Bandshell concerts

Acoustic soloist Perrie Kitching will perform live at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday at 7 p.m. as the opening act for Alex Kinsey and Awesome Karma. The concert is free. Perrie Kitching was born in DeLand and started playing guitar at age 13. Self-taught, Kitching started writing songs and singing them with his guitar […]

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st- century students with the renovation and new construction of the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project took place Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility. Harrison Rhodes was built in 1941 as Bethune-Cookman’s first library. The […]

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

FROM STAFF REPORTS “Faces of Pride, Then and Now,” a mural of Ormond Beach residents and others was unveiled again during a special ceremony on Aug. 25 at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave. The mural has been framed and protected with Plexiglas to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. It was […]

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sept. 12-13, Halifax Health will present Music Therapy – A Compliment to Cancer Care featuring presentations by music therapist Hakeem Leonard. The Sept. 12 program takes place in the Halifax Health Medical Center Auditorium, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The program, which is free and open to […]