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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amendments to the county’s Home Rule Charter: •Modification of legislative procedures to conform to law; and repeal of superseded or obsolete provisions •Authorization for payment of in-county expenses of County Council members •Designation […]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 […]

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

Poetry Slam series concludes Saturday at Cinematique

The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique of Daytona, concludes its current Poetry Slam series for the season on May 7. The event will begin at 9 p.m., a half hour earlier than previous evenings, to allow more time for the competition. The first prize is $50 and the second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift […]

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia adds lifeguard tryouts, class

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •May 7: 8 to 10 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at […]

Applications available for rental assistance program

Applications available for rental assistance program

Volusia County residents who need temporary assistance to maintain affordable housing may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Preliminary applications for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program will be available April 26 and 27 online only at www.volusia.org/rentalassistance. The federally funded program is designed to help low-income individuals and families afford housing […]

A fresh start for Volusia felons

A fresh start for Volusia felons

Local authorities hope for great turnout at Operation Safe Surrender BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Daytona Black Clergy Alliance and the Daytona Beach Police Department wants local residents to take advantage of Operation Safe Surrender. The event will take place at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ on April 12 from 10 a.m. […]

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

Volusia cities’ improvement coalition hosting environmental conference

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF An Environmental Justice Conference geared toward non-profit organizations, governments, community stakeholders, students, scholars, artists and environmental health professionals is scheduled for April 20 in New Smyrna Beach. Dr. Deanna Wathington, executive dean of Bethune-Cookman University’s College of Health Sciences, will discuss how the environment affects health at the free conference, […]

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