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Museum to host Kwanzaa celebration The African American Museum of the Arts will host a free Kwanzaa event titled A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture on Dec. 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. A film presentation of the black candle (Unity) will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the Kwanzaa celebration beginning at […]

Lyonia Environmental Center plans nature hikes, classes

Lyonia Environmental Center plans nature hikes, classes

Learning comes “naturally” at the Lyonia Environmental Center, which is planning 31 hikes and educational programs in January. Upcoming programs include:   Scrub strolls: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Monday and Friday. Environmental specialists will lead free hikes through Lyonia Preserve. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved […]

Two Blacks on list for Grimes’ circuit seat

Two Blacks on list for Grimes’ circuit seat

Governor sent six names as replacement for Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judge BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Two Black women are among the six nominees for the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court judge. The position opened because of the retirement of Judge Hubert L. Grimes, 60, the first Black judge in Volusia County. He was elected […]

Midtown lights up for the holidays

Midtown lights up for the holidays

Parade, health fair begin celebration in Black community FROM STAFF REPORTS Winners of the “Light Up Midtown” event held last weekend will be recognized at Daytona Beach’s Dec. 17 city commission meeting. Businesses and residents that were simply asked to “Light Up Midtown” with festive decorations are encouraged to light up the community throughout the […]

Ministry giving away food, shoes

Ministry giving away food, shoes

BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The youth group at Tomoka Christian Church is donating 1,000 pairs of shoes to those who attend the Unity in the Community event on Sunday at Masonova Plaza. The shoes are for anyone who is in need, from children to adults. Pastors John and Lisa Polite along with Ministries for […]

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MLK scholarship application extended The MLK and Trayvon Martin scholarship application deadline has been extended to Dec. 20 for high school seniors. Students can pick up applications from their high school guidance counselor or visit the website at www.mlkdaytonabeach.org ••• Christmas cantata at New St. James The seniors at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church […]

2013 Top Toys

2013 Top Toys

To find the very best toys of the year,  Family Fun magazine recruited dozens of families to test more than 300 playthings. Based on their feedback, here are the top 10 winners. Play on! Click here to play!!

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

Companies nationwide stepping up to hire vets

BY LINDA MOSS THE RECORD/MCT It took Francisco “Frank” Miranda, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, about three years to find a job in the civilian world that was a good fit. Since August, Miranda has been working at Home Depot in Totowa, N.J., where he and two fellow vet employees refer to each […]

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Local lawmaker pushing personal finance class

Bill would require high school students to take course BY ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES State Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Fort Myers) are introducing legislation requiring high school students to take a half-credit, full-semester course in personal financial literacy to meet graduation requirements. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in […]

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’

Negro spirituals to take center stage at civic center FROM STAFF REPORTS A handmade quilt of reproductive fabric from the Civil War era will form the backdrop for a program to be presented at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bethune-Cookman University on Dec. 7. “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” written and directed by […]