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Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

Residents can register to vote at Sept. 24 event at Dickerson Center

The Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP will be holding a National Voter Registration Day event on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. The NAACP, along with Daytona Beach Black Clergy Alliance and the Volusia County Elections […]

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Children in grades one through five are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, a hands-on educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program will be offered from September through May at more than 40 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites. Using a “Passport to Adventures” […]

Community News

Community News

Summer finale party set for Aug. 15 at DeLand YMCA The DeLand Family YMCA is hosting the Best Summer Ever Finale Party on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All children 9-13 who were registered in the Best Summer Ever program are welcome to attend for free T-shirts, food, fun and fitness. Activities […]

Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia closer to building homeless shelter

Volusia Safe Harbor would provide 200 additional beds for males and females BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach could have fewer homeless persons living on its streets in 2016 if the proposed Volusia Safe Harbor shelter project advances from conversation and blueprints to a 200-bed residential facility for male and female adults. Homelessness expert […]

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

Volusia health department worker gets state environmental award

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s Environmental Specialist Ethan Johnson has received a top honor from the Florida Environmental Health Association. Johnson received the Rookie of the Year Award for outstanding accomplishments in environmental health. The association honors environmental health professionals through an annual awards program. The award was presented […]

Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

Health department advises parents to get kids’ school shots early

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is encouraging parents to get their school-aged children vaccinated now instead of waiting until school starts. “Lines are typically longer if you wait until just before school starts to get your children immunized,” said Ron Rondeau, interim administrator, Florida Department of Health in […]

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

Food Brings Hope hosts end-of-the-year celebration for two programs

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool program – Kids Zone for elementary Schools and Teen Zone for the middle and high schools – attended the annual end-of-the-year celebration at the Daytona International Speedway on May 13. The day started with the students congregating at Mainland High School for a celebration […]

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

Luncheon celebrates accomplishments of 10 ‘Phenomenal Women’

A Phenomenal Woman “Pathways to Success Awards Luncheon” served as a centerpiece for 10 talented women, driven by purpose, principles, power and passion. It launched the first of such awards and seized the moment for “The Women of a New Tribe” traveling photo exhibit. It brought accolades as well as approval to 75 11×14 black-and-white […]

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

West Volusia NAACP honors Starke principal

Dwayne Coleman one of local leaders honored at banquet BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Dwayne Copeland, who has been a Volusia County Schools educator for nearly 20 years, became principal of Starke Elementary School in DeLand at the start of last year’s school year and is working hard to boost test scores and get the students […]

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

The Volusia County Council is seeking civic-minded citizen volunteers to spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter. The county charter, the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government, requires a citizen review at least every 10 years. The county council has opened the application process and […]