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Holiday celebrations for everyone

Holiday celebrations for everyone

Area residents celebrate Chanukah and Kwanzaa Chanukah (Hanukkah) is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle on a nine-branched menorah each day. The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev – the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar […]

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

New Campbell principal has ‘plan of action’ to boost scores

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When school reopens after the holiday break, there will be a new principal at Campbell Middle in Daytona Beach. Dr. Jerry L. Picott takes over the school located at 625 South Keech St., which is in the heart of the Black community. “For me it’s like being in the military […]

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Orange Avenue construction lingers

Merchants remain frustrated about delays and lack of access to their businesses. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The long-awaited Orange Avenue construction project is just about complete. City and residents will be glad when it’s complete but for different reasons. The City of Daytona Beach estimates that the final pavement will be placed by the […]

An evening of fun just for seniors

An evening of fun just for seniors

Hundreds attend annual prom at Midtown center for residents 55 and up. About 350 area seniors were treated to an evening of dinner and dancing on Dec. 16 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The occasion was the second annual Light Up Midtown Senior Prom presented by the City of Daytona […]

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

Dance team has plenty of energy but low on funds

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Dancing Lady Cats (DLC) of Daytona Beach is made up of 30 students ages 6 to 19, which includes two boys. The dance team performs at local events – mainly sporting events. The DLC also travels competes, having won a few first-place and second-place prizes. While DLC provides an […]

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

Sorority celebrates 75 years of service to Daytona Beach community

The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority marked its 75th anniversary during a gala on Dec. 17. On hand for the sold-out event at the Palmetto Club were a number of dignitaries, including Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed and outgoing State Rep. Dwayne Taylor. Also in attendance were Sharon Brown Harriott, […]

Giving away food, toys and Christmas cheer

Giving away food, toys and Christmas cheer

Daytona businesses and organizations are offering free meals and support during the holidays BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With Christmas quickly approaching, many people still may need help to make through the holiday. Local businesses and organizations are stepping in and giving back to help spread holiday cheer. There are free holiday dinners available as […]

A healthy start to the holidays

A healthy start to the holidays

Park event included health information, food and music The annual Light Up Midtown health fair was held on Saturday at Daisy Stocking Park. The event was geared toward resident of all ages. The event included free health screenings, giveaways, plenty of information relating to health and nutrition, children’s activities, along with free food and music. […]

Time running out to file for FEMA, SBA assistance

Time running out to file for FEMA, SBA assistance

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The deadline for residents to register for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance due to damages or losses sustained from Hurricane Matthew is Dec. 16. The Disaster Recovery Center in Daytona Beach, located at the Florida Department of Health – 1845 Holsonback Drive – was scheduled to close at 6 […]

Daytona exploring metal detectors for City Hall

Daytona exploring metal detectors for City Hall

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach is exploring installing metal detectors at City Hall. People going to pay water bills, register their kids for sports and pay the sports fees, get building and vending permits as well as attend commission and committee meetings soon could be stopped. City officials site safety […]