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Celebrating Women all year long

Celebrating Women all year long

By Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune It wasn’t until 1987 that Congress declared March Women’s History Month, in celebration of women’s contributions and achievements.  The month was a step up from Women’s History Week, which had been recognized, first in Sonoma, Calif., in the late 1970s, and then a few years later nationally. While March provides some […]

Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

BY DREW DAVISON FORT WORTH STAR -TELEGRAM/TNS Signature driver after signature driver saw their days end early with wrecks. There were hardly any recognizable names with 50 laps left in the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Super Bowl. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick. Rising stars such as […]

Discussion to follow screening of Baldwin documentary

Discussion to follow screening of Baldwin documentary

The Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach will be showing the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro,’’ which is about the renowned author James Baldwin, from March 3-16. On March 5 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., there will be two screenings of the documentary and a community discussion led by representatives from Bethune-Cookman […]

Outreach seeks student essays for Memorial Day ceremony

Outreach seeks student essays for Memorial Day ceremony

Lohman Community Outreach will host its annual youth essay contest next month titled “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.” The contest, open to all Volusia County middle and high school students, was established to create an educational awareness involving youth in Volusia communities so that they can learn more about the service and sacrifice of […]

Community News

Community News

Attorney to discuss estate planning Daytona Beach attorney Michael Pyle will discuss basic estate planning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. He will address wills, trusts, probate, power of attorney, and health care designation documents. Reservations are not required for this free […]

Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Landmarks help keep their memories alive

Streets bear name of men who donated much time and talent to Daytona Beach community. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Last week, the Daytona Times noted some local parks and buildings named after some of the area’s most prominent Black residents. The focus this week is on streets named after African-Americans who made an impact […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on 12 advisory boards that research and make recommendations on a variety of topics, including growth management, services for children and families, licensing for contractors, tourism marketing, funding for cultural organizations, and other important issues affecting the community. The county has openings on these advisory boards: […]

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Charles Allen Cusack, a funeral home director, musician and music teacher was remembered this month as a man who persevered and excelled despite a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Cusack died on Feb. 8. On Feb. 16, family and friends said their goodbyes at a service at The […]

Focus

Focus

Flagler job fair set for March 3 Daytona State College’s Flagler/Palm Coast Campus will host the fourth annual Flagler County Job Fair on Friday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, Daytona State and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, more than 40 […]