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DeLand theater to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

DeLand theater to present ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

The Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand will present “Driving Miss Daisy’ starting Feb. 17. The 1989 Academy Award winning film starred Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. After crashing her car, Daisy Werthan, an elderly, sharp tongued, opinionated and difficult-to-please Jewish widow is forced by her son Boolie to employ an ever-patient Black chauffeur (Hoke). Their […]

Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

Halifax Health honors nurses for extraordinary work

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Halifax Health recently honored two registered nurses – Kim Albery and Mary Little – as winners of the community health system’s December 2016 DAISY Award recognizing extraordinary nurses. Kim Albery of New Smyrna Beach has been a Halifax Health employee since 2001.  Originally hired as a licensed practical nurse, Albery, a […]

Film series continues at college

Film series continues at college

Daytona State College is continuing its film series of rare African-American filmmakers. They are being shown in the Southeast Museum of Photography Madorsky Theater, 1200 International Speedway Blvd., Hosseini Center. “First Fight. Then Fiddle. Black Identity in American Cinema 1920 -2016’’ showcases films from a new collection titled “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,’’ a series of […]

Black History Month observances shaping up

Black History Month observances shaping up

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The start of Black History Month is less than a week away and programs to educate area residents on the achievements and sacrifices of African-Americans will be plentiful. Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, it […]

From the Bandshell to church: Free activities on New Year’s Eve

From the Bandshell to church: Free activities on New Year’s Eve

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES There are plenty of options for those looking for free New Year’s Eve activities. At the Bandshell The City of Daytona Beach is sponsoring a free concert and painting event on New Year’s Eve at the Bandshell. John Carroll and Cowboys band will present a “Rock with Kid Rock’’ concert. […]

College to host public safety job fair on Oct. 21

College to host public safety job fair on Oct. 21

Daytona State College’s School of Emergency Services will host one of Florida’s largest public safety job fairs featuring recruiters for firefighters, law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, EVAC and more on Friday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College. More than 60 agency representatives will be on hand […]

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

From cotton picker to community leader: Daniels to discuss life experiences

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona resident James F. Daniels has published his first book, a memoir titled “Metamorphosis: From Cotton Picker to Community Leader.’’ The book details the 88-year-old’s experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South, his family sharecropping during the Great Depression and overcoming barriers of race and class. “My life experiences […]

Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

Lucas Boyce to speak at free event at Daytona State

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Former NBA executive, author and motivational speaker Lucas Boyce will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the fall 2016 installment of the L. Gale  Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center and Daytona State College. The event, free and open to the public, […]

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

Daytona State Faculty Senate honors staffers

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College’s Faculty Senate has awarded peers and staff with annual recognition for outstanding service to students and their professions. This year, six faculty and one staff member earned accolades from the college’s Faculty Senate. Additionally, two recently retired faculty received professor emeritus titles at Daytona State College (DSC). […]

Flagler NAACP schedules golf tournament

Flagler NAACP schedules golf tournament

The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 15th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Cypress Knoll Golf Course, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast. The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the then dormant Flagler branch in 2000, after being approached by individuals experiencing bias. Browne, an educator, was chairman of […]

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