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DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

DeLand resident to speak at writing conference in Canada

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Marcia Riley, a DeLand resident, has been chosen as a presenter at the International PLAIN 2013 Conference in Vancouver next month. The Oct. 10-13 conference attracts hundreds of writers, editors, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, government employees, consultants, students and other supporters of clear communication. Riley was raised by her grandparents […]

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes will be remembered at Palm Coast 9/11 observance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Palm Coast will have a public Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. […]

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

Cultural Arts grant seminar is scheduled for Sept. 11

The Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department and Palm Coast Leisure Services Advisory Committee will host its annual Cultural Arts Financial Assistance Grant Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Palm Coast non-profit organizations are invited to attend. The content of the seminar […]

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

Votran seeks public input on proposed fare increase

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Facing the need for a growing subsidy from taxpayers and to help offset substantially higher operating costs, Votran administrators are proposing a fare increase.  If approved by the Volusia County Council, the new fare structure would take effect February 2014. The proposed increase being considered has a two-year implementation period. The […]

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

Music teachers needed to work in Midtown center’s new recording studio

FROM STAFF REPORTS Retired music teachers are being asked to volunteer their time to teach at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center’s new recording studio. Shamisai Chipudhla, the recording studio’s manager, says the plan is for him and other volunteers to share their knowledge and time by offering free music lessons for the underprivileged children […]

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

DeBary Hall to host presentation about African American museum

Learn about the African American Museum of Art during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Executive Director Mary Allen will share information about the museum’s revolving gallery and permanent collection, which has more than 150 artifacts, sculptures and masks from African countries. The museum, […]

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

East Volusia II center, that primarily served Black children, has closed BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents living in Daytona Beach’s Midtown who had hoped to send their children to the Head Start center on Henry Butts Drive no longer have that option. The East Volusia II Head Start center no longer exists at that […]

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

Daytona approves new policy on naming of property

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Prompted by an application last December to rename the Derbyshire Athletic Fields after retired educator Harold Lucas, the Daytona Beach City Commission voted last week to establish new procedures and guidelines for naming and renaming city-owned land and facilities and provides a mechanism for commissioners to recommend names they believe […]

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

They were there About 40 residents from Volusia and Flagler counties boarded a bus on Friday, Aug. 24 headed to Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the march […]

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

Daytona raises bar to work for Leisure Services Department

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES For the first time in several years, Daytona Beach will be hiring for a new position in the Leisure Services Department but interested applicants have only until Sept. 2 to apply. Daytona Beach posted on its website Aug. 23 an opening for an athletic manager. Persons with related experience but […]