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Allen Chapel to be site of housing fair A Housing Fair & Financial Wellness Clinic hosted by Mid-Florida Housing Partnership will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 580 W. George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The fair will be to assist area residents interested in home ownership. […]

Report highlights health shortcomings

Report highlights health shortcomings

Volusia ranks No. 42 out of 67 counties in Florida when it comes to overall health. The county was at 40 a year ago. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County has taken a step back when it comes to health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin recently released its 2017 […]

April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

April 8 deadline to submit Section 8 applications

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at […]

Community News

Community News

Votran to host Triple Crown Roadeo Votran will host the annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo April 28 and 29 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The roadeo is a statewide skills competitions for bus operators and maintenance technicians. A bus driving obstacle course will be set up inside the Ocean Center from 3 […]

Volusia plans summer camps for kids

Volusia plans summer camps for kids

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will coordinate summer day camps at 16 locations across the county. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 5 through July 28. Staff members will lead supervised activities, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, arts and crafts, and a […]

Human Services board to meet April 18

Human Services board to meet April 18

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The meeting will include an election of officers, reports on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and other programs, CSBG financial summaries, client satisfaction survey results, availability […]

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia County has a higher rate of mothers who smoke during pregnancy than Florida. according to a special report released by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). The report analyzes the distribution and prevalence of smoking and pregnancy and compares rates from 2011 through 2015. “Every child should make it to their […]

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Youths between 9 and 15 can enjoy beach activities while learning lifesaving techniques during Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard Program. Tryouts for the popular summer camps begin May 6. Professional lifeguards will offer participants a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid techniques during week-long camps in June and July. Junior lifeguards will also take […]

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties (ELCFV) will present its fourth annual Duck Race in Daytona Beach Saturday, April 8. Individuals can sponsor a rubber duck in a race down Rose Bay at Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to benefit ELCFV and […]

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from 12:01 a.m. April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at all public libraries […]