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Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

Volunteers needed to clean up beaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia County beaches and waterways on Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the county from Bethune Beach in New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach. Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 […]

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

Sequestration hits Midtown Head Start center

East Volusia II center, that primarily served Black children, has closed BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Parents living in Daytona Beach’s Midtown who had hoped to send their children to the Head Start center on Henry Butts Drive no longer have that option. The East Volusia II Head Start center no longer exists at that […]

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

MARCH ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY

They were there About 40 residents from Volusia and Flagler counties boarded a bus on Friday, Aug. 24 headed to Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the march […]

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

Volusia Flagler YMCA hosts open house at Midtown center

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and the City of Daytona Beach hosted an open house on July 30 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center/Cypress Aquatic Center. The purpose of the gathering was to educate the community about YMCA programs at the center and to solicit input on what additional programs might […]

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY NEWS

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 […]