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Haiti to be topic of college’s first fall ‘lunch and learn’ event

Haiti to be topic of college’s first fall ‘lunch and learn’ event

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Global topics and professional enrichment comprise a new series of “lunch and learn” presentations at Daytona State College starting this fall. The free, public seminars will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Bergengren Hall, Room 112, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. • […]

Local musicians to perform at free Bandshell concerts

Local musicians to perform at free Bandshell concerts

Acoustic soloist Perrie Kitching will perform live at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday at 7 p.m. as the opening act for Alex Kinsey and Awesome Karma. The concert is free. Perrie Kitching was born in DeLand and started playing guitar at age 13. Self-taught, Kitching started writing songs and singing them with his guitar […]

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st- century students with the renovation and new construction of the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project took place Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility. Harrison Rhodes was built in 1941 as Bethune-Cookman’s first library. The […]

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

Mural highlights the history of Ormond Beach

FROM STAFF REPORTS “Faces of Pride, Then and Now,” a mural of Ormond Beach residents and others was unveiled again during a special ceremony on Aug. 25 at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave. The mural has been framed and protected with Plexiglas to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. It was […]

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

Halifax Health to present free music therapy programs

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sept. 12-13, Halifax Health will present Music Therapy – A Compliment to Cancer Care featuring presentations by music therapist Hakeem Leonard. The Sept. 12 program takes place in the Halifax Health Medical Center Auditorium, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The program, which is free and open to […]

‘An honor guard of strong, positive men’

‘An honor guard of strong, positive men’

Elementary students greeted by Black male role models on first day of school BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES When Turie T. Small Elementary School students arrived at school on Monday, they were welcomed by a large contingent of Black males. The 100 or so new faces the children saw at their school were part of […]

Hundreds support fired beach officer on Facebook

Hundreds support fired beach officer on Facebook

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Beach Patrol officer fired for “offensive’’ text messages and pictures sent while on duty will appeal his dismissal. Jason Harr, attorney for Todd Snipes, sent a request to be heard on Aug. 13 to the county’s human resources office via fax and through the U.S. Postal Service. […]

Closing out summer with music, food, fun

Closing out summer with music, food, fun

Midtown’s first Community Unity Festival draws hundreds to park FROM STAFF REPORTS Hundreds turned out Aug. 17 for live music, food and fun for Midtown’s first Community Unity Festival at Daisy Stocking Park. Hosted by Daytona Beach Commissioner Paula Reed, the festival was designed to give residents a family-friendly venue and age-appropriate activities to celebrate […]

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

School term includes new master’s degrees, renovations of dorms and dining hall FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University’s fresh crop of new students arrived Aug. 15 and school officials expect more than 1,100 freshmen and transfer students. More than 3,500 students are enrolled at the university for fall classes. B-CU also has raised admission requirements such […]

Deltona wins fight about right to speak at meeting

Deltona wins fight about right to speak at meeting

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A woman who sought to speak at a city commission meeting about a massive development plan did not have the right to be heard under the state’s Sunshine Law, an appeals court ruled last Friday. The 5th District Court of Appeal sided with the city of Deltona, which did not allow […]