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DeLand church to host Human Trafficking Awareness program Trinity United Methodist is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness night at 6:30 p.m. on May 19. The church is at 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. The public is invited to learn from local law enforcement and church leaders who are working hard to combat this growing, social […]

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New Smyrna tackles affordable housing issue

New rental homes are the first in decades built in city’s Westside neighborhood. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority has made it possible for some families to move into brand-new, affordable homes. Six new houses are the first significant development besides Habitat for Humanity homes built in more than 40 years […]

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Education, unity focus of Muslim event

Annual program allows residents to learn about religion, meet local members DAYTONA TIMES STAFF As it has done for years, the Muslim Women’s Association of Daytona Beach held its community outreach program last weekend, which allows area residents to get better acquainted with the Muslim community and foster a better understanding of the Islamic religion. […]

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

‘Radio angel’ Mattie Howard remembered as DJ and humanitarian

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mattie Howard is being remembered this week as a legendary local gospel radio show host, gospel singer and concert promoter, as well as a woman who dedicated her life to helping others succeed. Howard died on April 14 at age 73. For nearly 20 years, Howard was the backbone of […]

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of free entertainment last weekend at Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center (CEC). The family event in Daytona Beach is scheduled one Saturday each month from April through September. The April 16 concert featured singer […]

‘Grand Prix of the Sea’ returns

‘Grand Prix of the Sea’ returns

P1 AquaX returns to Daytona Beach April 23-24, billed as the fourth Annual Daytona Beach “Grand Prix of the Sea.’’ The event is free to the public will take place in front of the Hilton Hotel between 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.  Spectators can see personal watercraft […]

Applications available for rental assistance program

Applications available for rental assistance program

Volusia County residents who need temporary assistance to maintain affordable housing may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Preliminary applications for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program will be available April 26 and 27 online only at www.volusia.org/rentalassistance. The federally funded program is designed to help low-income individuals and families afford housing […]

New Smyrna Beach summit focuses on seniors

New Smyrna Beach summit focuses on seniors

The Daytona Times was present for the annual health fair and senior summit held Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center in New Smyrna Beach, 201 N. Myrtle Ave. Attendees received information on health care, hospice care, insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, senior care, services for the blind, and Volusia County Health Department services. Health […]

Poetry Slam series concludes May 7 at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes May 7 at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the […]

Poetry Month Festival set for Sunday

Poetry Month Festival set for Sunday

Creative Happiness Institute will hold its annual April National Poetry Month Festival on April 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The event, held in the Gallery of The Casements in Ormond Beach, will feature 40 poets and singers/songwriters and an open mic for audience members to read poems of their own. The afternoon will begin with […]