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Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center. The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might […]

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

Triplett to host Aug. 15 gathering of Black boys and men

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bishop Derek Triplett of Hope Fellowship is asking Black male youth and men to come together once again at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center on Aug. 15. This time the discussion will center on “The Value of Black Men in America.’’ A similar talk took place last month at the […]

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Harpers celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Ann and Arthur Harper were married in Holly Hill on Aug. 16, 1958. They have two living children, James and Tammie. James is senior writer for the Daytona Times. Tammie works for Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Their first-born daughter, Pricilla, died in 1960. Arthur Harper was born near Metta, Ga., while his wife was born […]

Public housing residents win scholarships

Public housing residents win scholarships

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Scholarships were awarded Aug. 7 to two Daytona Beach students from the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) at the organization’s annual awards banquet in Orlando. The local winners were Cheyenne Avery, a recent Spruce Creek High School graduate and Dontavius King, a recent Mainland Senior High graduate.  […]

DBPD hosts Night Out event at new center

DBPD hosts Night Out event at new center

More than 100 people turned out for the Daytona Beach Police Department’s National Night Out on Aug. 6 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center. National Night Out programs culminate annually on the first Tuesday of August, according to the National Night Out website. Attendees were given information by vendors as well as […]

NAACP, Black clergy: No sweetheart deal for officer

NAACP, Black clergy: No sweetheart deal for officer

Slater, Durham concerned about action for Volusia’s Todd Snipes whose Facebook page included derogatory remark about slain teen BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The local NAACP and Black pastors are threatening action “should Volusia County be moved to offer a ‘sweetheart deal’” to beach patrol officer Todd Snipes in the form of early retirement as […]

Closing out summer with Community Unity Festival

Closing out summer with Community Unity Festival

Aug. 17 event also will be fundraiser for Bryon Center FROM STAFF REPORTS Live music, food and fun for the entire family are in store for those attending the Aug. 17  Community Unity Festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park. Hosted by Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed, the Community Unity […]

Private firm begins hiring for custodial jobs at schools

Private firm begins hiring for custodial jobs at schools

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A jobs fair for custodial workers in Volusia County Schools took place Aug. 6 and 7 at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and Galaxy Middle School in DeLand. The fair was conducted by Aramark, a private firm chosen by the county earlier this year to perform their custodial services. […]

Local photographer teaching youth to shoot with cameras, not guns

Local photographer teaching youth to shoot with cameras, not guns

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Photographer Duane Fernandez, Sr. is working to increase appreciation of the arts by helping to expose youth to photography as a hobby or profession. Fernandez, who also takes photos for the Daytona Times, graduated with a photography degree from Daytona State University. Along with capturing local events, Fernandez took numerous […]

An evening with an artist

An evening with an artist

Artist  Weldon Ryan greeted about 100 visitors at a reception in his honor July 26 at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. Ryan’s artwork replaced Anthony Armstrong, who was the first artist to have his work on display at the center, which opened to the public last month. Ryan was born […]