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Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Thousands gather in Daytona to celebrate Juneteenth

Events included recognition of Hometown Heroes, festival at park FROM STAFF REPORTS More than 500 residents dined on baked chicken, rice, string beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni salad and chocolate frosting cake at the kickoff of Daytona Beach’s Juneteenth Celebration banquet at Daytona Beach’s Midtown Cultural and Educational Center on June 13 where 20 Hometown Heroes […]

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

Deltas salute seniors with Hats Off Luncheon

On June 8, the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. honored senior citizens with their annual Hats Off Luncheon held at Duff’s Buffet in South Daytona. Crowned this year as Mr. and Mrs. Hats Off were Mrs. Betty C. Hardeman (95) and Dr. James E. Huger (98). Mrs. Hardeman and Dr. […]

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

Showing off their pretty hats for a good cause

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

GED and life skills program in Flagler taking applications The Road to Success is taking applications for the next semester that starts July 8. It is a free GED prep and life skills training program designed to help out-of-school youth ages 16-21 become members of the workforce. Participants will receive GED prep and remediation, job readiness training, life […]

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 […]