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Program accepting nominations to honor seniors Do you know a person or group making a positive impact on older Floridians?  Now you can do something to recognize them. The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) has opened nominations for the 2013 Quality Senior Living Awards Program. Since 1981, this statewide awards program has commended individuals and […]

Mayor favors scrapping fees for Pop Warner

Mayor favors scrapping fees for Pop Warner

Association’s commissioner say program is vital to keep kids active and out of trouble BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry said he thinks the city should not be charging the Daytona Beach Pop Warner Association a usage fee to practice and compete on the fields at Derbyshire Park. For the first […]

Sprucing up new center

Sprucing up new center

NASCAR donates trees to Scarlett-Golden facility BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach city staff and elected officials were among about 50 people planting approximately 70 trees Wednesday at the site of the new Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center. City leaders included Daytona Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman, Commissioners Carl W. Lentz IV, Pam […]

Cuban filmmaker visits B-CU

Cuban filmmaker visits B-CU

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES World-renowned Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando, who has produced her films and documentaries in Cuba for more than two decades, was on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus last week. Her visit was facilitated by Dr. Alberto Jones of the Caribbean-American Children Fund and B-CU history professor Raphael Jackson. Rolando previewed her 2004 documentary […]

Boyd leaves CVB to take job with Halifax Health

Boyd leaves CVB to take job with Halifax Health

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Tangela Boyd resigned last week from the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to take a job with Halifax Health, according to a spokesman from the CVB. Boyd served as CVB’s in-market communication manager for 14 years, according to a memo sent out by Shawn Abbatessa, CVB’s market […]

Department of Health recognizes National Immunization Week

Department of Health recognizes National Immunization Week

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27. The Department reminds parents about the benefits of immunizing children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunizations are one of the most effective ways to protect infants and children from potentially serious diseases. “In recent years vaccines have been very successful in […]

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

In the April 18 issue of the Daytona Times, a story on the ordination of Pastor Harold Ford incorrectly identified Bishop Will Potter, M.D., of Mt. Christian Assembly, Daytona Beach. In addition, Harold Ford has been named pastor of Choice Worship Center, not the senior pastor. He and his wife, Prophetess Dr. Deborah Ford, who […]

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Fewer Black males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago. It’s a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the American Association of Medical […]

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

State cuts to college aid exacerbates affordability issue

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As President Obama continues to underscore the need to increase the college-educated workforce significantly by 2020, all except two states have slashed their funding for higher education. “Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread,” said […]

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Speedway appoints Black, Hispanic to board

Marketing experts brought on to help attract more minorities to sport BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES With the hopes of expanding its fan base to include more minorities, the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced this month the appointment of a Hispanic and Black to the company’s board of directors. ISC CEO Lesa France Kennedy said […]