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FWC proposes solution to thwart messy bears
Members of the DeBary City Council looked a little perplexed at the Dec. 5 meeting when a man approached them, dragging a large garbage can behind him. Mike Orlando is the assistant bear program coordinator for FWC. Lately he's been talking a lot of trash with city and county officials around Central Florida. Mainly what residents...
Two face off for school board seat on Jan. 15
Kathy Williams continues her effort to replace her late husband on the Volusia County School as she squares off against Ida Wright in a Jan. 15 general election. The two were the top vote getters in the Dec. 18 special election, which narrowed the field from five to two. They're trying to fill the Distri...
Double slide
Twins Flor, (front) and Nataly Linares, 5 years old, have a grand time sliding together at Earl Brown Park in DeLand, which created twin twitters of laughter, one high note and one low, from them both....
Deltona library adds new computers, aids job searchers
Deltona-area job hunters and others now have more opportunities to connect. Nine new laptop computers and a securable charging cabinet are in use at the Deltona Library, courtesy of Friends of Deltona Library who aim to satisfy needs determined by the library staff. Friends president Christy Jefferson said the organization has app...
Stock car parade will hit the beach in February
PONCE INLET -- Historic stock cars that were used in NASCAR's early days when races were on the beach will return to the sand in February -- this time, for a parade. Local racing history organizations and car clubs, such as Living Legends of Auto Racing, will participate in a parade featuring historic racing...
Two firms vie for Bert Fish partnership
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Bert Fish Medical Center has gotten two proposals in its search for a partner or a buyer to help strengthen the 116-bed hospital, the only one in Southeast Volusia County. Halifax Health in Daytona Beach and Health Management Associates of Naples each submitted proposals by the Dec...
Deltona band's song set for January release
The small sanctuary at Cornerstone Christian Community Church in Deltona was packed two days before Christmas. Lead pastor Kevin Key welcomed "the boys back home." For their part, "the boys," contemporary Christian band All Things New, invited the congregation to dance and clap as they launched into their soon-to-be- released "Was...
Causeway apartments project still before city officials.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Causeway Landings, a 239-unit, multi-family residential project proposed for the North Causeway, isn't going away anytime soon. Developer Atlantic Housing Partners is going ahead with the project despite hundreds of residents turning out at a public meeting in September to protest....
Defense Department honors hospital official for Guard and Reserve support
New Smyrna Beach -- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced recently that Linda Vossler, Surgical Services Director of Bert Fish Medical Center, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Florida Guard and Reserve. "The P...
Park will add boardwalk with gazebo, kayak launch this spring
PONCE INLET -- The expansion of a park that features an Indian shell mound and native plants is expected to take shape by the end of the spring. Construction will begin within the next month on new features for the Timucuan Oaks Garden, including an elevated boardwalk with a wildlife viewing gazebo and a kay...
Spiritualists predict hope for 2013
Dismayed doomsayers may take heart. Though Dec. 21 came and went uneventfully, it's a new year with an inauspicious element, the "unlucky" number 13. In the last days of 2012, Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp was a-bustle. This is not unusual. A tour guide stood outside the bookstore, sharing the camp's history and informing a group of...
Another tragedy for an iconic Daytona Beach family
On Christmas Eve, I read with sadness of the suicide of former major league baseball player Ryan Freel at age 36. The first report I saw was by the Associated Press news service and was an in-depth report on his baseball career and death in his home in Jacksonville. Nowhere in the piece did I see anything linking Mr. Fre...
Response team enters incubator
Ken and Anne-Marie Poulin turned disasters into their next business. "We've been through it," Mr. Poulin said. "We had a flood. We lost our roof in a hurricane. We've been through a fire. We really empathize. We know what ...
Federation calls for ADDY entries
The American Advertising Federation-Daytona Beach has issued its Call for Entries for the 2011-2012 ADDY Awards. The annual competition recognizes exceptional advertising created in Volusia County in all media, including print, broadcast, interactive, out-of-home and public service advertising. This year features new expanded ...
Volusia County Court Judge Peter Marshall to retire Jan. 7
Judge Peter Marshall will step down from the Volusia County court bench after two decades as a judge. Elected as a county court judge in 1993, Marshall will retire at the end of his term, which expires Jan. 7. "It has been a privilege and an honor to serve as a county judge for Volusia County," he said. Marshall, 66, of DeLand...

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