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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 […]

City gives away backpacks, supplies

City gives away backpacks, supplies

Hundreds turned out at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center Saturday for the city’s annual Mayor’s Back Pack Give Away Backpacks and other supplies were given to students ages 5 – 18 as long as they were accompanied by guardian. Another giveaway is planned Saturday at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther […]

Zumba instructor hosting supplies giveaway

Zumba instructor hosting supplies giveaway

Monica Adolphe, a Zumba instructor at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach, is sponsoring a backpack and supplies giveaway on Aug. 10 at the Baritz Club, 308 Pearl St. (behind Joe Harris Park.) Supplies will be given out starting at 8 a.m. until they run out. The giveaway is sponsored by G-2-E Investments, […]

Community News

Community News

Grimes, Reed to help recognize gifted students at Master’s Domain Aug. 11 FROM STAFF REPORTS Judge Hubert Grimes and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed will be the speakers at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ for “Young, Gifted, & Black, A Salute to Youth.’’ The event is sponsored […]

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

BIG HELP FOR LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS

Florida State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill, center, presented a check to the DeLand/Bright House/Spring Hill chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties on Aug. 2. Also pictured with Hukill and local kids are Boys and Girls Unit Director Althea Chavers and Joe Sullivan, CEO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler […]

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

Forum reminds us dreams still deferred

I recently participated in a panel discussion on Daytona Beach’s future and what needs to be done to prevent a Trayvon Martin situation from happening here. I was pleasantly surprised to see the diverse turnout of approximately 300 people at Greater Friendship Baptist Church July 25. The panel was made up of myself, Daytona Beach’s […]

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

No deputies for Volusia elementary schools

Money still too tight to add some resource officers at schools with young children BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Even though Volusia County elementary school principals called for more security on their campuses last year after the Sandy Hook massacre, a local schools spokesman says this year’s Sheriff’s Office budget for on-campus deputies is the […]

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Sharpton not ready to jump on boycott bandwagon

Civil rights activist will ponder direction on boycott by the time he returns to Daytona Aug. 18 FROM STAFF REPORTS While many celebrities such as Steve Wonder, individuals and organizations have announced plans to boycott Florida while it still has the controversial “stand your ground” law on the books, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of […]