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Orange Avenue streetscape cost increases $3 million

Orange Avenue streetscape cost increases $3 million

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach city officials are now projecting the Orange Avenue streetscape project will cost $22 million – $3 million more than residents were told at their last public meeting in February. This is according to information provided to the Daytona Times from Daytona Beach Public Information Officer Susan Cerbone. […]

Construction begins on Northwood Village II

Construction begins on Northwood Village II

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach’s board members and staff welcomed the construction of its newest development. Ground was broken September 5 on Northwood Village II. A 27-unit property will be constructed and located on 1.93 acres in unincorporated Volusia County. The total cost of construction […]

Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

Philip chosen to chair the American Heart Association Board

FROM STAFF REPORTS Celeste Philip, M.D., MPH, was elected Chair of Health Equity to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate (GSA) Board of Directors. She is serving on the board during the association’s 2013-2014 fiscal year. The GSA services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Philip is serving as the Interim […]

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia County beaches and waterways on Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the county from Bethune Beach in New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach. Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 […]

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

Cell phones, iPods, tablets needed at Silver Sands Middle

FROM STAFF REPORTS Silver Sands Middle School has been chosen as one of Volusia County’s pilot schools participating in the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program. BYOT is an educational development and a supplementary school technology-resourcing model where the home and the school collaborate in arranging for students’ 24/7/365 use of their own digital technologies […]

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

Church giving away $10,000 in new shoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS Church at the Beach Cares will be giving away $10,000 in new shoes to children who need them (while supplies last) on Sunday, September 15. Church at the Beach meets at the New Smyrna Beach High School every Sunday at 10 a.m. Church at the Beach will be donating $10,000 in brand […]

No lighting up inside HUD homes

No lighting up inside HUD homes

Daytona Beach Housing Authority will ban smoking in all units on Oct. 1 BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged housing authorities since 2009 to adopt smoke-free housing. The assistant deputy director of the Daytona Beach Housing Authority confirmed this week to the Daytona Times that a […]

City wants park named after Young

City wants park named after Young

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The new naming policy for properties or facilities owned by Daytona was tested during a city commission meeting Wednesday night. Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry wanted to make good on a promise made to Madeline Young, the widow of former Zone 5 Commissioner Rufus “Buddy” Young. Henry had informed City […]

READY TO STEP

READY TO STEP

Midtown Center to be site of HYPE stepping classes HYPE stands for Helping Youth Prepare for Eternity. Stepping classes start Sept. 17 for children 9 to 17 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The classes will be conducted by Marvin Eans, 33, from Indianapolis, Ind., who relocated to Daytona Beach recently […]

Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Black lieutenant among 53 who applied for fire chief job

Daytona city manager hasn’t narrowed list of applicants BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES It’s been exactly four months this week since Daytona Beach stopped taking applications to replace Fire Chief Jim Bland who retired earlier this year only to turn around and take the same position in Holly Hill. “The Daytona Beach Fire Chief’s job […]