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Discussions at libraries to focus on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Discussions at libraries to focus on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“To Kill a Mockingbird,’’ the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner by Harper Lee, was selected by the Volusia County Public Library system to be the subject of its six-week Big Read program. The library system has scheduled 21 book discussions at library branches and other public venues. Library staff and guest moderators will lead “To Kill […]

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Celebrating MLK with marches, meals

Breakfasts, banquet, worship services and other festivities scheduled locally to honor King. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Area residents can take part in a number of events this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before and on his official holiday. Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, will be […]

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

A new local exhibition showcases the work of seven photographers who captured some of the most iconic images from that period. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF A new exhibition highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement opens in Daytona Beach on Jan. 22 at the Southeast Museum of Photography. “The Civil Rights […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Mainland-Seabreeze Class of 1974 plans birthday celebrations The Mainland-Seabreeze Class of 1974 will celebrate birthdays throughout 2016. A birthday celebration for class members born in January will be held on Friday, Jan. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 1834 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach. The theme is “Our Time in the ‘70s and ‘80s,” and is […]

Author to discuss B-CU founder’s life, legacy

Author to discuss B-CU founder’s life, legacy

Nancy Long will discuss her biography, “The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune,” at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Long is president of the Heritage Preservation Trust and a retired professor at Bethune-Cookman University. Her book is based on interviews with people who had firsthand knowledge […]

Festival shines light on authors, literacy

Festival shines light on authors, literacy

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donna Gray-Banks again brought together authors, community leaders and residents for two days to focus solely on literacy at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. This year’s event was Jan. 8 and 9 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. For the past five years, Gray-Banks, the director of the […]

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

MLK banquet to draw attention to public health

Health care injustice to be topic of Jan. 16 event in Daytona BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF “Injustice Redefined: The Health of the Beloved Community’’ is the 2016 theme of one of the area’s main Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events. And speaking on the subject will be one of the country’s leading public health experts. […]

‘All Lives Matter’ vigil targets violence

‘All Lives Matter’ vigil targets violence

City ends 2015 with 10 murders after club shooting BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach residents and city leaders are coming together in hopes that 2016 will not be a repeat of the violence that occurred in the area last year. A candlelight vigil titled “All Lives Matter’’ took place the evening of Jan. 3 […]

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival

Local pastor among authors at weekend book festival BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Derek T. Triplett is the founding pastor of Daytona Beach’s Hope Fellowship and the author of a new book for men aptly titled “When I Became A Man.’’ He will be one of the featured authors at the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival to […]

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

‘Space Cowboy’ Cleon Smith dies at 62

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Cleon “Fly’’ Smith, a local singer, songwriter and musician who also was known as the “Original Space Cowboy,’’ died Dec. 29 at age 62. Smith, who was born and raised in Daytona Beach, released “Space Cowboy’’ in 1976 and “Space Cowboy II’’ in 1978 under an independent label. He had shared […]