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Food center: Demand up, supply down
DELAND - Summers are always hard on the Neighborhood Center, but this one's worse than any in memory. Requests for food have been sharply increasing, while the supply had been rapidly decreasing. "It's the perfect storm for food," Susan Clark, executive director, said. The center, at ...
Beer, wine and God welcome at Theology on Tap
DELAND - The Rev. Karen Curtis-Weakley believes in God ... and good beer. "I'll have more people at Theology on Tap than at church on Sunday morning," the minister said. "Why not, our model of church is changing. People aren't going to be going to church on Sunday morning in the future." Theology on Tap ...
You can't catch me
James Brown of the Daytona Coconuts Rugby Team carries the ball past a group Charlotte players during the USA Rugby South Rugby 7's finals at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex Saturday. For more information, visit www.daytonabeachrugby.org....
Rumors untrue; the bikes are coming
DELAND - The motorcycles are coming to town. Jack Becker, executive director of Mainstreet DeLand, said rumors that the annual DeLand Bike Rally has been canceled are incorrect. Mainstreet DeLand recently dissolved the DeLand Bike Rally corporation, a subsidiary of Mainstreet, leading many to think the a...
Camp classes
Michael Mulloy, 8, of Deltona gets a close-up view of the stages of life of a monarch caterpillar during summer camp at the Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona recently. For information on upcoming events, visit www.lyoniapreserve.com or call (386) 789-7207....
Daytona seeks to charge for city sports leagues
DAYTONA BEACH - When Thomas Rowland was young, decades ago, city-owned fields were open to practice and play on. They were never inaccessible. Now, the city looks to charge little league programs, such as the Daytona Beach Pop Warner Association, a usage fee for the first time ever to practice and compete...
Peabody calls for sponsorship help
DAYTONA BEACH - Those intrigued by the arts can continue to patronize the creations that unfold at the Peabody Auditorium. At the right price, though, they could find themselves or their business in the limelight too. Helen Riger, the Peabody's executive director and the city of Daytona Beach's cultural ...
He won't bite
Donovan Mansfield, 5, of Port Orange puts an offering into the dragon's mouth during the dragon dance performance at the Art Haus in Port Orange recently. For more information on upcoming programs, visit www.arthaus.org or call (386) 767-0076....
The harsh reality of bad television
If you and I are of a like mind, you may be fed up with the so-called reality programming that permeates television these days. With most of us receiving more than 100 channels, we can see at least 50 of these fake TV shows at any hour. The remainder are infomercials, old sitcom reruns and a sprinkling of 24-hour news pr...
Going places: American mobility on display, courtesy of the Smithsonian
DEBARY - For six weeks, the Smithsonian Institution will be in DeBary. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 13, Journey Stories will be on display at the Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, Charles Richard Beall Boulevard. "It is about mobility and travel in the United States," Mary Waldroff, prog...
Summer of science
Elise Crane, left, 8, of DeBary pulls against Gianina Rey, 5, of Deltona during an experiment with air pressure during the 'Mad Scientists' summer library program at DeBary Public Library recently. The DeBary Library Association sponsored the event. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.volusialibrary.o...
Project to move steamboat here still rolling along
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Businessman Wayne Heller's dream to purchase the Delta Queen steamboat and dock it here as a hotel is moving closer to reality. "I'm very close to purchasing the Delta Queen," Mr. Heller said this week. He is continuing negotiations with the steamboat's owner, Xterra, and is hoping...
In the swim
Two-year-old Kennedi Day, center, splashes water with her mother Brandi Hall, right, of Daytona Beach during swim lessons at Cypress Aquatic Center in Daytona Beach recently. For more information, call (386) 671-3426....
New Smyrna Beach mains being flushed, odor may change
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -If you notice a different odor coming from your water tap, the Utilities Commission is temporarily switching its water disinfection process from chloramines to free chlorine. For approximately six weeks, the city will use chlorine instead of a chloramine residual in the water treatment process. Customers on dia...
Council to set property tax rate at next meeting
VOLUSIA COUNTY - County council members went home with about 700 pages of proposed budget to digest. "We'll be digging through this thing for the next few months," Volusia County Council member Josh Wagner, Port Orange, said. At its last regular meeting , Thursday, July 12, County Manager Jim Dinneen g...

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