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Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Family, friends, ‘Today Show’ celebrate 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin

Leon McLaurin and wife Pat, along with Yvonne Jukes and husband Jimmie, had pleasure hosting the best celebration ever! It was a milestone birthday for someone special. And, that was the 100th birthday of Naomi McLaurin, who is Leon and Yvonne’s mother. The party took place in August at Princeton Village of Palm Coast, the […]

International Festival to feature plenty of ethnic cuisine 

International Festival to feature plenty of ethnic cuisine 

Food is always a major part of the Palm Coast International Festival – and this year is no exception. From pierogis, beef sticks and burgers to kebabs, pizza, gelato and ciabatta pork, festivalgoers can sample flavors from around the world. The International Festival will be noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Central Park […]

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Libraries to offer nutrition classes

Discover ways to eat healthier during five free programs at the Volusia County Public Library system in October. Sara Levasseur of the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will explain how to nourish your brain at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach. […]

Mainland handles Orlando’s Dr. Phillips with big plays

Mainland handles Orlando’s Dr. Phillips with big plays

HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK REVIEW BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School got an impressive 41-21 win over Orlando’s Dr. Phillips High School at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach last week. The Mainland Buccaneers’ offense and special teams made big plays while their defense held a prolific Panthers offense to 206 total […]

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

The Seventh Annual Daytona Blues Festival is set for Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The Friday lineup will be a showcase of women in blues. Vocalist and saxophonist Vanessa Collier opens the festival and is followed by Long Tall Deb, featuring Colin John.  Katy Guillen and The Girls […]

A teachable moment about racism

A teachable moment about racism

The New Smyrna Beach man who was given a ‘hateful’ letter hopes it gets more Black voters to the polls. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES At age 78, New Smyrna Beach native Lester Mitchell has witnessed his share of racism. So a letter he was handed earlier this month citing how today’s Blacks are still […]

A summit for seniors

A summit for seniors

Health event included art class, workshop and line dancing The City of New Smyrna Beach and VITAS Healthcare were the sponsors of the fourth Senior Summit and Health Fair held on Tuesday at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center. About 150 people attended and the event attracted 30 vendors. The summit also gave several members of the […]

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

FPL helps organization that serves disabled save power and money

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Florida Power & Light (FPL) visited the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center (WORC) on Jimmy Ann Road in Daytona Beach this week to help make the location more energy efficient. WORC is a non-profit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities find work. It provides services for people with developmental […]

Community News

Community News

Tobacco Free Florida partnership event set for Sept. 26 The Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership will meet at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 to review current tobacco control policies in cities located in Volusia County. The meeting will be held at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach. […]

Black women gather in Flagler for networking event

Black women gather in Flagler for networking event

The “Who’s That Lady?” Black Women’s Expo Business Network event was held on Sunday at The Purpose Center in Flagler Beach. According to organizer Carmen A. Gray, the event was to provide a spotlight on premier minority women-owned businesses “that are impacting our lives, locally, nationally & globally right in our own neighborhoods.’’ Gray, founder […]