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Spring Hill Festival

Spring Hill Festival

The Spring Hill Neighborhood Association held its 13th Annual Spring Hill T.U.R.N. Festival on Sept. 12 in DeLand. The festival included plenty of activities for kids, a pound cake contest, and music. Above, youngsters show their dance moves. Joining in the fun is a group of Power Rangers. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP will be holding a National Voter Registration Day event on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. The NAACP, along with Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and the Volusia County Elections […]

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Children in grades one through five are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, a hands-on educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program will be offered from September through May at more than 40 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites. Using a “Passport to Adventures” […]

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

A community at a crossroads: Part 2 Editor’s note – This commentary was originally written in “Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1942” (Southeast Museum of Photography, 1999). It featured the photography of Gordon Parks.  DR. LEONARD LEMPEL GUEST COMMENTARY Income disparity Although Black Daytonans, along with the majority of the nation’s African-Americans, realized […]

Black Daytona, 70 years ago

Black Daytona, 70 years ago

Exhibit showcases ‘Midway’ through Gordon Parks photos BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The photographs of Gordon Parks artfully captured the lives of African-Americans in the mid-20th century with compassion and empathy. In 1943, a federal assignment brought the world-renowned photographer to Daytona Beach to capture photos of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University. Parks […]

Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

Alfonso ‘Pangy’ Williams dies

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Alfonso “Pangy” Williams, a lifelong Daytona resident, died Sept. 2 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia-Flagler, Port Orange. He was 69. Born May 29, 1946 to the late Eugene Williams and Irene Williams, he graduated from Campbell Senior High School in 1964. Williams was a former football coach at Campbell Junior High, […]

Online college helps students go the distance

Online college helps students go the distance

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Kevin Finnie was a Bethune-Cookman University star running back in 1989. An athletic scholarship helped him break stats as one of former Coach Larry Little’s best rushers. But for Finnie, life and learning have since slowed down. Today, the 48-year-old father lives in Miami. He is a prostate cancer survivor […]

Focus

Focus

Magazine foundation to host baby shower, toddler’s expo The Parent Magazine Foundation along with Volusia and Flagler Parent Magazines will host the 2015 Ultimate Baby Shower and Toddler’s Expo on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. This show caters to pregnancy through the pre-school years, showcasing […]

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

BLACK DAYTONA BEACH IN THE 1940s

A community at a crossroads: Part 1 Editor’s note: This commentary was originally written in “Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1942” (Southeast Museum of Photography, 1999). It featured the photography of Gordon Parks. DR. LEONARD LEMPEL GUEST COMMENTARY Gordon Parks’ 1943 photographs of Daytona Beach reveal a poor but proud and cohesive African-American […]

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

Bethune-Cookman is the first university in the state to receive the certification. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University has received a major accomplishment for its online college. The online college recently was certified as a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) program. According to the university, B-CU’s Online College is the first program in Florida […]