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FUTURES Foundation announces new officers

FUTURES Foundation announces new officers

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools has announced its 2016-17 officers who take office effective July 1:  President John Guthrie of Halifax Health; President-Elect Paula Gregory, CPA, Weston & Gregory CPAs; Vice President Susan Mendez of Duke Energy; Treasurer Cory Domayer, CPA, of Florida Hospital Flagler; Secretary Jeff Brok of […]

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 11

Daytona State’s Enrollment Day set for June 11

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College registration for summer and fall semesters is as simple as a visit to the Daytona Beach campus. An Enrollment Day event scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. provides the opportunity to complete everything from application to registration and have a chance to […]

Beach walk to benefit Guardian ad Litem

Beach walk to benefit Guardian ad Litem

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division will sponsor a two-mile Family Fun Beach Walk to benefit foster children served by the Seventh Judicial Circuit’s Guardian ad Litem program on Saturday, June 4. The walk starts at 10 a.m. on the beach behind Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Participants can register early at […]

More dialogue about crime, police and trust

More dialogue about crime, police and trust

Judge, officers discuss issues and initiatives with Daytona residents BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Organizers of a law enforcement and community relations forum held May 14 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center were pleased with the turnout but want to see more residents engaged in dialogue about crime in the area. The forum focused […]

Major honor for faithful employee

Major honor for faithful employee

City dedicates building in honor of Mickel Brown BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Community leaders, elected officials and Daytona Beach employees joined the family of Mickel A. Brown Sr. on May 14 to witness the dedication of an activity center in his name. The newly renovated Dickerson Activity Building at 308 S. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

Homeless advocates stress need for Hope Place

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A proposed homeless shelter in Holly Hill has angered some residents but local advocates told the Daytona Times this week just how much the facility is needed in the area. Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) wants to build a homeless sanctuary at an abandoned school. The plan is to turn Walter […]

Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

Plans underway for Daytona’s 16th Juneteenth celebration

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The local Juneteenth Festival Committee Inc. is gearing up for its 16th celebration. It took two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, that the word that slaves had been freed was issued through Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas. Folklore reports that […]

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

County hosting free hurricane expo on May 21

Volusia County’s Emergency Management Division will sponsor a free hurricane expo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, 901 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Scott Spratt, a National Weather Service warning coordinator meteorologist, will be on site to offer tips and answer questions. Activities will include: •Fingerprinting of children […]

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dr. Alma Yearwood Dixon navigated the realm that started the healing, taking nine years following the death of her mother. During the time, she said, “I was angry, and who do you think I was angry at? “God,” she replied, and Dr. Dixon’s mother loved her God. Her mother, also Alma Yearwood, migrated to the U.S. […]

Food Brings Hope students gain life skills at Nowruz Festival

Food Brings Hope students gain life skills at Nowruz Festival

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Food Brings Hope’s after-school STEM program, FBHonors, raised funds at the Iranian American Society’s Persian Nowruz Festival in Ormond Beach. This is the second year the students of the honors program have raised funds at the annual festival celebrating the Persian New Year. Students participating in FBHonors were invited again, […]