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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 […]

Face your financial fears

Face your financial fears

Take action to save for retirement From Family Features Retirement is supposed to be a reward for decades of hard work, but if you haven’t planned well, the milestone may be a dark cloud on your horizon. In fact, new data shows that nearly 50 percent of Americans are most afraid of outliving their income […]

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, […]

Choral friends reunite for ‘The Messiah’ at First Church

Choral friends reunite for ‘The Messiah’ at First Church

The First Church Choir continued a tradition in a timeless, classic choral works – the point relating to the prophesy, birth, death and resurrection of the Messiah. Soloists and members of the chorus made their way articulating the expressive notes of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Born in Germany in 1685, and back in the day, […]

Alone for the holidays – and loving it

Alone for the holidays – and loving it

A growing number of people are talking about, and owning, their decision to withdraw from the holiday frenzy. BY CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS SEATTLE – Ishea Brown grew up in a huge family that celebrated Christmas like nobody’s business. Her mother, who is one of 15 siblings, and her father, who is one of 12, […]

How to keep pets safe, healthy during the holidays

How to keep pets safe, healthy during the holidays

FAMILY FEATURES The holiday season is synonymous with family gatherings, dinner parties, gift openings and plenty of festive food, all of which can pose challenges for pets. Lisa Darling, PetSmart’s resident veterinarian and pet care expert, offers this advice for keeping pets safe, healthy and happy this holiday season and throughout the cold winter months. […]