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World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

World premiere of Daytona native’s movie to take place at local theater

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A film producer who was born and raised in Daytona Beach has chosen her hometown to be one of two cities for the world premiere of her movie “The Dark Party,” which was directed and stars Kadeem Hardison, who was in TV sitcoms  “A Different World” and “The Cosby Show.’’ […]

SAMA’s ‘Youth on the Move’ yields fitness, fun

SAMA’s ‘Youth on the Move’ yields fitness, fun

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Kids squealed with glee as they got their faces painted, jumped up and down in an inflatable bounce house, and participated in a three-legged race Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park during “Youth On the Move” sponsored by the Second Avenue Merchants Association (SAMA). “I’m hyped up to do it again,” […]

Daytona State debuts children’s theater with ‘The Jungle Book’

Daytona State debuts children’s theater with ‘The Jungle Book’

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES In July, the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will bring to life tales from “The Jungle Book’’ by Rudyard Kipling. Through mask, puppetry, dance, mime and music, audiences will be transported to mystical India and the tale of the young “man-cub,” Mowgli. Raised by […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Water remains safe to drink during treatment On May 22, Daytona Beach began flushing and treating its water distribution system by switching the disinfectant used from chloramines to a free chlorine. The city does this on a regular basis to improve the quality of its drinking water. While some customers (including South Daytona water customers) […]

Lifting Oklahoma tornado victims up in prayer

Lifting Oklahoma tornado victims up in prayer

Local churches, clergy come together Wednesday for special service at Tubman-King BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Even though they didn’t know the victims, clergy and members of Daytona Beach’s Black churches gathered Wednesday to offer up prayers for those affected by the massive tornado in Oklahoma. A prayer service, organized by the Daytona Beach Black […]

‘Never, never give up’

‘Never, never give up’

This is just one of the pearls of wisdom shared with hundreds of B-CU graduates at their May 11 commencement BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES A college graduate’s first job after receiving his diploma was at a supermarket. On his first day on the job, the store manager gave him a broom to sweep the […]

A Bronson update

A Bronson update

Children share experience of taking care of former Bethune-Cookman president and wife BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES “Hello, my friend” is an expression likely to have been heard when encountering Bethune-Cookman College President Emeritus Dr. Oswald P. Bronson. Bronson, who was president of the school for 29 years – from 1975 to 2004 – turns […]

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

Chitwood discusses crises, crash with public relations pros

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Joie Chitwood III has had more than his fair share of public relations nightmares during his reign at the Daytona International Speedway. First, he was hired in August 2010 to replace popular former track president Robin Braig, which caught many in the industry off guard. Potholes on the track, a […]

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Area high schools hold graduation ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies will be held for area high schools beginning May 30 and ending June 2.  Admission will be $3 per person.  Parking will be $5 for ceremonies held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Tickets will be presold at each of the high schools.  Below is a list of the district’s graduation ceremonies and […]

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College graduates 4,200

Daytona State College held its graduation ceremonies on Monday. A total 4,200 graduates were celebrated, ranging from bachelor’s to associate degrees as certificates as well as adult education graduations in a separate ceremony. Dental assisting graduates gathered in groups, bonded strongly from their program experience. (COURTESY OF DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE)