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Wibits at the Y

Wibits at the Y

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA has added four Wibits pool attractions to its aquatics programing. The Wibits will be available at all seven Volusia Flagler Family YMCA locations including camp Winona throughout the summer and fall months. The inflatables for pools range from a floating obstacle course to a volleyball court. Wibits have been added […]

Flagler Meals on Wheels expands to include help for pets 

Flagler Meals on Wheels expands to include help for pets 

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County Meals on Wheels program recently received a grant intended to help keep seniors together with their pets. “The funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for Flagler clients who have pets, all of which can be financially and physically burdensome,” said Senior Services Manager Joanne […]

Donations sought for local Boys & Girls Clubs

Donations sought for local Boys & Girls Clubs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES For the 2016-2017 academic school year, the cost of transporting members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties will be approximately $84,000. During that time, more than 1,600 children between the ages of 6 and 18 are expected to be served. Donations are being sought to cover transportation […]

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

COMING DOWN TO THE PRIMARY WIRE

Local organizations are urging residents to register by Monday, then get out and vote. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES If you want to vote in the Aug. 30 primary, you need to register by Monday. While the nation is looking to choose between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton for president on […]

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Letting the summer good times roll

Letting the summer good times roll

Midtown Motown continues at Cypress Park DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Four Tops. Temptations, Aretha Franklin. Residents who love the sounds of Motown have had a treat this summer with the Midtown Motown tribute concerts held monthly at Cypress Park, 981 George West Engram Blvd. The July 23 show brought out talented artists who showcased the […]

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

Dates set for Daytona Beach’s Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach parents who need help with school supplies can again look to the city to lend a hand. For years, the city has been sponsoring the Daytona Beach Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. “For the residents and citizens of this city and those who attend our schools, we are always excited […]

International AIDS Conference kicks off on ‘Mandela Day’

International AIDS Conference kicks off on ‘Mandela Day’

BY LINDA VILLAROSA NNPA NEWS SERVICE/BAI It was entirely fitting that the 21st International AIDS Conference kicked off June 20 in Durban, South Africa, on “Mandela Day,” a global celebration of the iconic man’s birthday. Sixteen years ago, the 13th International AIDS Conference was also held in Durban—the first time in a developing country. The […]

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

BY VICTORIA JONES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A mix of successful entrepreneurs, social activists and actors came together for one night during “Icon Talks,” an evening of empowerment with intimate discussions, insight and performances at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington, D.C. Honorees included media mogul Cathy Hughes, civil rights leader Rev. […]

Developer sells former home of Emmett Till

Developer sells former home of Emmett Till

Development and property management firm didn’t know the significance of the house in Chicago until it was sold. BY ERICK JOHNSON NNPA NEWS SERVICE It looks like an ordinary building on the South Side, but its occupants were not. For 121 years, the two-story structure has stood in Chicago’s predominately Black Woodlawn neighborhood. An unassuming […]