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DB City Commission to vote on tax increase

DB City Commission to vote on tax increase

City manager, previous commissions blamed for double-digit hike BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach Vision Plan’s Community Vision Statement states that the city “move(s) in harmony with… a focus on a bright future with an expanded economy, a living experience enriched by world class cultural, recreational and educational opportunities available to everyone […]

No time to play

No time to play

Butts, III returns to city BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Standing at the podium at Bethune-Cookman University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III recalled the last time he spoke at B-CU. It was in 2004. “Last time I was here was for Brother Cherry,” said Butts, who eulogized Daytona Times […]

MIDTOWN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER

MIDTOWN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER

Junior chefs at work Cathy Fowler, who taught a culinary class at Bethune-Cookman University and is a New York Restaurant School graduate, will teach children on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Center. Registration begins September 16; call Katherine Moore at 386-671-5542 for more info.

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 […]