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Librarian offers Genealogy 101 on Feb. 5 Learn how to trace your family’s history during a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Genealogy Librarian Kim Dolce will introduce you to online and print sources that can help you get started […]

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Watch ‘The Butler’ at Riverfront Park Jan. 24

Which one’s better – the book or the movie? Find out as January’s book-and-a-movie series takes a look at “The Butler.” The movie will be shown at dusk Friday, Jan. 24, at Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft […]

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Year ends with sad reminder on water safety

Toddler, 2, drowns Monday; fire and health officials urge community to know CPR, get swim lessons BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Beach Fire Department is encouraging the community to become more swim and CPR savvy following the drowning of a 2-year-old child on Monday. According to a police report from the Daytona Beach […]

‘Advancing the Dream’

‘Advancing the Dream’

B-CU president, Jacksonville pastor to speak during local MLK celebrations FROM STAFF REPORTS The MLK Celebration for Florida Inc. has announced that Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet on Jan. 16. The annual community-wide celebration seeks to inspire youth […]

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

New Smyrna sets meetings for public to review plans for city’s future

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES New Smyrna Beach Community Resource Coordinator Donna Gray-Banks says that the public is invited to one of several meetings to be held in January to review a plan for the city’s future. “We are trying to get input from the community to see what they want,” Banks said mentioning options […]

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

SunRail coming, but there still are major concerns

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO – Central Florida will embark this spring on one of its largest mass transportation experiments when service begins on the first 32-mile phase of the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train, an effort to ease nightmarish traffic and protect the region’s long-term economic health. Currently, tens of thousands of commuters […]

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B-CU students to trace musical roots at Daytona Beach library Jan. 18 Join Bethune-Cookman University music students on a journey tracing the “Impact of our musical roots” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Using a combination of narration and musical performance, the […]

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Resolve to quit smoking this year?

Tobacco Free Florida offers free services via Internet, in person About 1.9 milllion Floridians are expected to want to give up smoking in 2014. To assist those who want to quit, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco users to seek help through the state’s free and easy resources. Using […]

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

Volusia health department giving flu vaccine to pregnant women

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County announced that temporary payment has been authorized for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida. The Medicaid reimbursement rate will be […]

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Daytona Times staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote this year. Factors considered include newsworthiness, local relevance, uniqueness, and emotional impact. 1  Jackson becomes sixth president of B-CU Dr. Edison Jackson was chosen by Bethune-Cookman University’s board of trustees to take over for former […]