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Getting fit in Midtown

Getting fit in Midtown

Monica Adolphe leads Zumba fitness classes at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The classes are one of many activities taking place at the center this summer. There are also lyrical dance classes for ages 8 to adult free every Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m.  […]

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Votran to increase bus service on U.S. 1

Bus service on the U.S. 1/Ridgewood Avenue corridor in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, the busiest routes in Votran’s system, is about to be improved with enhanced frequency. According to Steve Sherrer, Votran’s general manager, upcoming route and schedule changes that begin June 10 have the buses running every 30 minutes instead of hourly. “Increasing […]

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Celeste Philip has been named the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). She is assuming the role from Dr. Dennis Cookro, who is retiring. Philip previously served the Florida Department of Health as medical director in Volusia County and Interim Bureau Chief […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Library to start ‘Dig into Reading’ program Children ages 6 to 12 can find a cure for the summertime blues with a reading and entertainment program at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. “Dig into Reading” begins at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, with ventriloquist Jacki Manna and continues through July 29 with […]

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Actor has major role in restoring felons’ rights

Dutton shares story of his journey from jail to Yale to stardom during Daytona Beach’s NAACP banquet BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Not many Black males have the success story that Charles Dutton can tell. Dutton realized that if he put his mind to something he could make it happen. One brick wall he came […]

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

Pop Warner, city reach agreement on fees, use of fields

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents of kids who participate in Daytona Beach’s Pop Warner program can breathe a sigh of relief. On June 1 at Sunnyland Park, parents can register their youngsters to play football or be a member of the cheerleading squad for the season that begins in August. Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas […]

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

Center seeking funds to teach local kids how to swim

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Florida has the highest accidental drowning rate in the nation for children 1 to 4 years old. Paul Daniels, Daytona Beach’s Cypress Aquatic Center manager, shared the above statistic this week as he campaigns to get donations from individuals, organizations or businesses to help area youth participate in the American […]

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

BY MAYA RHODAN NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African-Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth […]

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

Stewart-Marchman Act’s project increases capacity

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Stewart-Marchman Act’s (SMA) Project WARM recently relocated to the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell.  With that move the program expanded its capacity for women’s residential beds for addiction treatment. There are now 52 beds, with 32 slots designated for women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or parenting young children. Children under six […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

Learn how to do business with the county Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors wanting to learn how to do business with the county, demonstrating how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county. County […]