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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 […]

Light Up Midtown returns with senior prom and health fair

Light Up Midtown returns with senior prom and health fair

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s once again time for the real senior prom. The free prom for senior citizens is part of Light Up Midtown activities, which will kick off on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. […]

Daytona book festival to include screening of short films

Daytona book festival to include screening of short films

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF When the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival returns next month, one of the authors featured will be filmmaker and director Booker T. Mattison. Mattison will be screening his short films while in Daytona Beach next month. He also will be a featured author on Jan. 13 and 14 at the Sixth Annual […]