Area churches preparing for busy Holy Week

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Easter is April 16 and there are plenty of activities and services for residents leading up to the Christian holiday. Holy...

Dancers from Mexico showcase talent, culture at local event

PHOTOS BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY Members of the Instituto Campechano’s Ballet Folklorico developed a diverse, cultural amalgamation of Spanish, Indian, French,...

Churches nationwide struggling to find organists

BY JONATHAN M. PITTS BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace, Md., announced her retirement last...

Naomi McLaurin, 102, remembered as great cook, encourager

Naomi Tinnin McLaurin died on April 30 at age 102. The Rev. Edwin...

Greater Friendship pastor has plans to help youth, seniors, vets

BY JAMES HARPER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Michael A. Chambers says his roots are planted and he’s ready to take Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist...

Daphne Cooper returns to AACS for June 7 show

COURTESY OF A DANTE PRODUCTION Daphne Cooper brings her sultry, witty, crowd-pleasing lines and comedic persona.

Greater New Zion honors Troutman for decades of service

Darnell L. Troutman, a native and lifelong resident of Daytona Beach, was honored on July 23 at Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church for...

Flagler board votes to shut down The Sheltering Tree

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold weather shelter, was shut down by Bunnell’s zoning board on...

Palm Coast church planning anniversary

The First A.M.E. Church (First Church) in Palm Coast will celebrate its 25th anniversary during a Sept. 17 service at 4 p.m. The church...

West Volusia NAACP draws 500-plus to 29th banquet

PHOTOS BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II Deltona District 3 City Commissioner Maritza Avila-Vazquez, banquet speaker Hubert Grimes, Deltona City Manager Jane...

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