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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 […]

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Don’t spend it all at the mall

Local businesses are hoping the national #BuyBlack campaign catches on here this holiday season. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES A #BuyBlack campaign seems to be catching on this year, much to the joy of African-American business owners. Last month, Essence magazine reported that #BuyBlack has seen a takeoff. African-Americans are the largest consumer group of […]

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Open house at Daytona center brings out talented musicians from all genres FROM STAFF REPORTS A musical open house event was held the afternoon of Dec. 4 at the Midtown Music Studio located inside the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center at 925 George W Engram Blvd. The center is owned and operated by the City […]

Network expanding services to help  HIV/AIDS patients

Network expanding services to help HIV/AIDS patients

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Outreach Community Care Network in Daytona Beach provides services for HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C patients. The community-based organization, located at 240 N. Frederick Ave., held a World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1 that was open to the public. “It is more about putting awareness out in the community. […]

‘It could happen anywhere’

‘It could happen anywhere’

Local college students says they feel safe on campuses despite incidents like the one this week at Ohio State. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Abdul Razik Ali Artan was shot and killed by police after he attacked and injured 11 students at Ohio State University on Monday morning. Artan, a student at the school, injured […]

The blessing of a box of food

The blessing of a box of food

Times photographer, others help families, children’s center Daytona Times photographer Duane C. Fernandez Sr., who also is president of the Team Hardnotts University Youth Awareness Program Inc., donated $500 to the Rose Marie Bryon Children’s Center last month for 10 boxes of Thanksgiving food that went to One Step At A Time Holy Ghost Filled […]