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Human Services Advisory Board to meet Sept. 20

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Sept. 20

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The meeting will include a new member orientation with a review of the board’s bylaws, duties and responsibilities. Members also will review the organizational standards for the […]

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and in Florida, over half-a-million people are currently diagnosed. In Volusia County, there are just over 17,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. An estimated $236 billion will be spent in America- on care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2016. By […]

Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents to be prepared in case a storm threatens the area. “Every family should create a disaster plan and start stocking their disaster supply kits,” Jim Judge, Volusia County’s emergency management director. “After a disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In some […]

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and local cities for funds from an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Eligible programs include law enforcement; crime labs and forensics; crime prevention; prosecution, indigent defense and courts; corrections and community corrections; re-entry services; behavioral health assessment and […]

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 […]

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Nearly three months after its launch, the first Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program in Florida has a full roster. To build additional community support for the program, the Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership is hosting a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the […]

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

No Limits: Program teaches girls about aviation, leadership, team building

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties hosted Terry L Carbonell and the Aviation Adventures “No Limits” program over a five-month period that ended with a real-life flight for the participants. The mission of Aviation Adventures is to provide aviation education and career development for women and disadvantaged youth, especially girls. The program emphasizes STEM […]

Volusia Charter Review Commission submits final report

Volusia Charter Review Commission submits final report

Volusia County’s Charter Review Commission submitted its final report to Volusia County Council members on June 3. The report includes three proposed amendments to the county’s Home Rule Charter: •Modification of legislative procedures to conform to law; and repeal of superseded or obsolete provisions •Authorization for payment of in-county expenses of County Council members •Designation […]

77 sites participating in summer food program

77 sites participating in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children at 77 sites through Aug. 12. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 and younger are eligible for meals at no […]

Volusia’s Cultural Council to review grant applications June 3

Volusia’s Cultural Council to review grant applications June 3

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will hold a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2016-2017 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona […]

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