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Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry has opened a campaign account to try to succeed Rep. Dwayne Taylor in the Florida House of Representatives in District 26. Taylor is facing term limits next year and can’t run again for the Florida House position he has held since 2008. The commissioner opened an […]

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Steve Bostick of New Smyrna Beach approached Donna  Gray-Banks, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach, in June about a line-dancing exercise class for adults. Little did he know that by July it would have attracted a group of dedicated patrons from 25-70 years old. Christy Bell is the oldest dancer and […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

County sets Section 8 meeting for Sept. 15 Volusia County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program will host an informational meeting for landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the second-floor classroom of the Volusia County Historic […]

Mission accomplished for Flagler students, NAACP

Mission accomplished for Flagler students, NAACP

Dr. Amir Whitaker, who spearheaded a complaint against the district for racial disparities in school discipline, will speak at the Aug. 29 Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Flagler County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be celebrated on Aug. 29 with a heightened triumph, thanks to its scheduled […]

One more treat before school resumes

One more treat before school resumes

Festival offers day of fun for students, parents Bethune-Cookman students help to give treats to students and parents gathered Saturday, Aug. 15, at Daisy Stocking Park for the Community Unity Festival sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach and others. It was the city’s last big summer event for students before school resumes. The first […]

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

Volusia steps up fight against sale of candy- flavored tobacco to children

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health has announced that all cities in Volusia County have signed and passed non-binding resolutions to urge retailers not to sell or market candy-flavored tobacco products. The Volusia County Council additionally passed a resolution covering the unincorporated areas. Non-cigarette tobacco products in flavors like kiwi-strawberry, chocolate […]

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

Rescued Nigerian girls need funds to attend college in US

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the survivors of the Boko Haram mass kidnapping in Chibok, Nigeria, last year could be joining them – if they can raise the money. Emmanuel Ogebe, […]

Children’s programs resume Monday at library

Children’s programs resume Monday at library

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island will kick off its fall season of preschool and family programs beginning Aug. 24. Upcoming programs include: •Baby tales: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents or caregivers can enjoy music, stories, finger rhymes and playtime. •Preschool storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Activities […]

Kids, adults savor end of summer at Community Unity Festival

Kids, adults savor end of summer at Community Unity Festival

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Community Unity Festival at Daisy Stocking Park on Aug. 15 had something for everyone. The Second Avenue Merchants Association sponsored activities for youth ages 4-12.  It was the last weekend of summer fun for many students in public school, who return to the classrooms on Monday, Aug. 24. The festival […]

Community News

Community News

Port Orange to conduct annual water treatment maintenance Special to the Daytona Times The Port Orange Utilities Department will perform its annual flushing of the water distribution system beginning Monday, Aug. 24. The treatment is done to improve water quality and is referred to as the “annual flushing and treating of the Water Distribution System.” […]