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Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

Authors to gather again for annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival

It’s that time again for a sequel to the popular F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, the third annual in a series of authors at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Readers will have a fresh look on books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 4. They will move center stage when […]

Flagler AKAs present seven Princesses at inaugural Fashionetta

Flagler AKAs present seven Princesses at inaugural Fashionetta

“The Beauty of a Princess” was the program theme of the inaugural Little Miss and Miss Fashionetta recently sponsored at Matanzas High School by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter, and The Ivy Community Foundation, Inc. The Fashionetta was presented to showcase seven female students of elementary and middle school age. Pre-pageant activities comprised the participation […]

Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

Archery enthusiasts make their mark at Senior Games

The City of Palm Coast was the latest hot spot at Town Center to host the Senior Games, charting the Ormond Beach games set in motion some 30 years ago. Sights were set on the competition in archery by seniors. Casey Ryan, event coordinator for the City of Palm Coast, targeted archer James Brown to […]

‘Everybody’s Birthday Party’ celebrates residents at Ormond senior center

‘Everybody’s Birthday Party’ celebrates residents at Ormond senior center

Thelma Gandy’s “Everybody’s Birthday Party” expressed wishing all sorts of wonderful things, and calling for a party in Ormond Beach. Gandy put the right ingredients together in a combined birthday party for residents of Madison Glen Senior Development, where Gandy lives. This happened in the activity room of the apartment complex. “I sincerely believe having […]

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

Palm Coast Citizens Academy graduates 29th class

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Thirty-five Palm Coast residents graduated Oct. 15 from the Palm Coast Citizens Academy, a comprehensive program designed to educate interested residents about the operation and workings of their City government. The graduating class – the 29th in the program’s history – spent five weeks learning about city departments and visiting city […]

A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

A final salute to paratrooper Walter Morris

Walter Morris’ funeral at the African American Cultural Society (AACS) punctuated his high profile, being first in a unit, distinguished to be called the 555th Parachute Infantry Company, and later becoming known as the “Triple Nickle.” Mr. Morris acted as the first sergeant and had the Black soldiers emulate the White parachute students in training. […]

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

Registration deadline extended to Oct. 25 for Senior Games in Palm Coast

The City of Palm Coast has extended the deadline to Friday, Oct. 25, to sign up for the Ormond Beach Senior Games sports events to be held in Palm Coast and Bunnell. In addition, an online registration option has been added to make registration easy. Archery, dance, horseshoes and powerlifting will be held in Flagler. […]

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

Pioneer paratrooper Walter Morris dies at 92

The African American Cultural Society has announced that Walter Morris inverted his parachute and has ascended to heaven. After a brief hospital stay on Oct. 3, he was released to Grand Oaks and expected to recuperate and receive physical therapy. Mr. Morris passed away Sunday at 5:30 p.m. He was 92 years old. He is […]

Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Oct. 23 meeting in Palm Coast to address house-purchasing grant

Time is running out to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program  in which eligible homebuyers can receive federal grant funding to buy and rehab a foreclosed or distressed home. The city will have an informational meeting about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Flagler County […]

Cultural society salutes its men

Cultural society salutes its men

At the end of the day, a “Recognition Luncheon Honoring Men of AACS, Inc.” spirited camaraderie for a well-planned event, recently recognizing the men moving the African American Cultural Society (AACS) forward. Twenty-eight men resounded to be part of the cultural society, yet separate, and trading suits and uniforms for paintbrushes and mops. They comprise a […]