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City to allow vendors on ISB in Midtown during Bike Week

City to allow vendors on ISB in Midtown during Bike Week

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Businesses on International Speedway Boulevard (ISB) from Keech Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard can now have vendors on their properties during Bike Week and Biketoberfest. Commissioners approved an amendment to the master plan guidelines for Bike Week and Biketoberfest to allow outside itinerant vending on West International Speedway […]

Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

Light Up Midtown ends with gospel extravaganza

The “Christmas in Songs’’ event, a gospel extravaganza, will culminate a month of special Light Up Midtown activities. The free gospel event is Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. The event will include local choirs and other talents geared toward the holiday spirit. Month […]

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

Local Black infant deaths down; still worse than Whites

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Fetal and infant deaths are on the decline locally and nationally but significant racial disparities associated with these losses still exist in this area, according to information released recently by the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties. Volusia and Flagler counties combined had 207 infant deaths from 2007 […]

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Daughter: Dad deserves honor at park

Request to rename part of Derbyshire after Harold V. Lucas goes before city board this month BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The daughter of a popular Daytona Beach educator and coach, who is now retired, wants the city to rename part of Derbyshire Park after her dad. Dr. D’Lorah A. Hyacinth, a motivational speaker, author […]

The gift of graduation

The gift of graduation

More than 130 receive degrees during December commencement Dr. Edison Jackson participated in his first Bethune-Cookman University graduation on Dec. 8 during the school’s first fall graduation in 20 years. Jackson oversaw the graduation of more than 130 students. The interim president said he decided to bring back fall commencement at the request of the […]

Orange Avenue overhaul to start in Midtown

Orange Avenue overhaul to start in Midtown

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES The chairman of the Midtown Area Redevelopment Board was told by the Daytona Beach City Commission that construction will begin at Nova Road instead of Beach Street when a massive overhaul of Orange Avenue begins next year. Hemis Ivey, board chair, also learned on Dec. 5 during a city commission […]

Daytona middle school students visit Capitol

Daytona middle school students visit Capitol

Florida Rep. Dwayne Taylor was treated to a visit by 120 students from David C. Hinson Middle School in Daytona Beach on Dec. 4. The students were joined by their teachers at the state Capitol Complex in Tallahassee and learned about the legislative process. “It was a joy to have the opportunity to speak to […]

Light up Midtown festivities continue throughout December

Light up Midtown festivities continue throughout December

Area residents have been participating in a multitude of holiday activities in Midtown. A health fair was held Dec. 1 at Daisy Stocking Park followed by the first tree lighting later that evening. On Saturday, Dec. 8, a Christmas parade was held through the heart of Midtown consisting of area bands, churches and community organizations […]

Section 8 applicants asked to contact county

Section 8 applicants asked to contact county

Volusia County residents who applied for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program through the county are asked to contact the county’s Community Assistance Division to update their information. Pre-application status verification forms were mailed to the 869 residents on the waiting list on Friday, Dec. 7. Applicants must complete the form and return it […]

No Votran services on holidays; free trolley service on New Year’s Eve

No Votran services on holidays; free trolley service on New Year’s Eve

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Votran will not operate bus service Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, Southeast and West Volusia County areas. Votran night service will close two hours early Christmas Eve, at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Votran will […]