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Volusia seeks Citizens Academy recruits Applications are being accepted for Volusia County’s Citizens Academy, a hands-on awareness program designed to educate citizens about county government operations. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 27 through Nov. 5. The final class is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11. There is no […]

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

Florida KidCare, Volusia schools helping children to get insurance

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Volusia County Schools is partnering with Florida KidCare to assist parents with enrolling and renewing in the Florida KidCare insurance program, which includes dental, vision and behavioral health.  Eligibility is based on income and family size and is offered at low or no cost. Children with health insurance are more likely […]

Volusia health director named Great Communicator by local public relations professionals

Volusia health director named Great Communicator by local public relations professionals

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAYTONA BEACH  –  Bonnie J. Sorensen, MD, director of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, was named 2013 Great Communicator by the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Sorensen will be honored Aug. 13 at the 14th annual “Gems in Communications” Great Communicator Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. […]

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

Library to present ‘Medicare 101’

If you’re turning 65 within the next three months, Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, can help you navigate the system during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. She will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare […]

82 sites to participate in summer food program

82 sites to participate in summer food program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office will sponsor a Summer Food Service Program for children at 82 sites from June 10 through Aug. 16. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not […]

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

Former Volusia health department administrator appointed to state post

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Celeste Philip has been named the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). She is assuming the role from Dr. Dennis Cookro, who is retiring. Philip previously served the Florida Department of Health as medical director in Volusia County and Interim Bureau Chief […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Spring football games highlight end-of-year prep action BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Despite six turnovers, Mainland still beat Orange City University 28-12 in its spring game on May 25. Anthony Williams had 224 total yards and three total touchdowns for the Buccaneers. Kaylo Hannah also had 99 receiving yards and Adrian Killins added both a […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

Trinity falls in state title game; Lopez wins spring football game BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                DAYTONA TIMES Deltona Trinity Christian Academy fell to Miami Westwood Christian 9-3 in the Class 2A state championship game on May 16. Trinity committed six errors in the game while Westwood stole nine bases. Jason Gutierrez pitched five innings and gave […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

How baseball teams fared in playoffs COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER                                                                                DAYTONA TIMES Father Lopez had its run at a state title end with a 7-5 loss to defending state champion Jacksonville Providence in the Class 3A Regional Finals on May 11. The game was suspended due to rain the previous day and resumed the next. […]

County to provide grant information, seek public input

County to provide grant information, seek public input

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will provide information about three grant programs during a public workshop May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1825 Holsonback Drive. Staff will give overviews and discuss estimated funding levels for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant. Residents and […]