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GOP to reach out to Blacks during Juneteenth

GOP to reach out to Blacks during Juneteenth

Local Republicans will try to recruit members during Saturday festival at Cypress park BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tony Ledbetter was driving down Nova Road in Daytona Beach earlier this year when he saw signs of sponsors on the fence of Cypress Street Park promoting the upcoming Juneteenth festival. Daytona Beach is one of many […]

A dream come true

A dream come true

At center opening, family, officials pay tribute to Scarlett-Golden as beloved mayor, advocate, hero BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES At the entrance of the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, a portrait of Daytona Beach’s first Black mayor greets all who enter. The new center is a dream come true for many of her family […]

YMCA now operating out of center in Midtown BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The YMCA is now providing programs and activities to serve Daytona Beach in the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center and the Cypress Aquatic Center. Daytona Beach commissioners approved a license agreement June 5 with the Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA to have a shared […]

82 sites to participate in summer food program

82 sites to participate in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 82 sites from June 10 through Aug. 16. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

Armstrong to discuss art at receptiopn

A free reception featuring local artist Anthony Armstrong will be held June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center.  The event is sponsored by the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Armstrong’s art will be featured at the center through July 19. More information: […]

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Taylor receives Legislator of the Year Award during firefighters conference

Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor received the Florida Professional Firefighters Legislator of the Year award on June 6. The award was presented to him during the 69th annual conference for Professional Firefighters held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. “Nobody deserves that award more than him,” commented Mike Tyrell, Daytona Beach Fire Department Union […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Substance Abuse Police Advisory meets June 24 The Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 24 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 3901 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. Agencies will make presentations on their applications for fiscal year 2013-2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide funding. The advisory board […]

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Is Daytona misusing CRA funds?

Volusia Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath gives data to council members to help them identify blighted areas BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Grass growing through the cracked pavement of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and other arterial roads. Many streets with no sidewalks. No major grocery stores. No hotels. Two gas stations. High crime. No pay […]

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Local artist’s work to grace walls of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden center

Grand opening set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Anthony Armstrong of DeLand will be the first of many artists to be featured at the new Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. Armstrong’s artwork will be on display at the center for the next month. The center will […]

Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

Mom starts cheerleading program for local girls

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Britney Parks calls them her “Life’s Jewels.’’ She is referring to 97 little girls she has taken under her wings to make a difference in their lives. But she says she can’t do it alone. “We need programs for the kids. Someone to believe in them, someone to expose them […]