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Camp Create: innovative art camp educates, inspires students
Spirits were running high at the Museum of Florida Art last week as Camp Create let out for the day. Children ranging in age from six to 12 ran around -- some literally around the table. Others scurried to collect their artwork and gather their belongings to go home. Audrey Brown, 6, of DeLand couldn't contain herself. She ran, sh...
Last one standing
Cameron Lee, 11, competes spontaneously with the last standing stranger, Lester Willitts, while Cameron's brother Caleb Lee, 8, gets up after being knocked down earlier in the joust at the Orange City Fireworks & Fun Independence Celebration at Valentine Park on Saturday, June 29....
Growing up a Speedway kid has its good points and bad ones
Most kids wake up in the morning to the sounds of birds singing outside their window or Mom clanging pans as she fries up some breakfast bacon. Jill Warren woke up to backhoes, earth movers and graders; foremen shouting at construction workers to make that bank a little steeper; and the roar of 700 hp cars bei...
Olivia McMaster, 16, of Edgewater finishes painting her octopus during the "Art Is Creation" summer camp at the Artists' Workshop, Thursday, June 27. For information on classes, visit artiscreation.org or call (386) 428-1876....
VCOG will stay as is, structure may change
Volusia Council of Governments will remain its own entity. At a workshop June 24, focused on the results of a 360 survey of the organization, city and county officials voted unanimously to continue as VCOG rather than assemble under the Volusia League of Cities. The survey, completed by city managers and elected officials, was des...
Jayme Jimenez, 15, left, of New Smyrna Beach skates with teammates Gwydion Rose, 17, of Daytona Beach, Team captain Sully Hessler, 15, of DeLand, front, and Kennedy Hessler, 17, of DeLand in Daytona Beach FJRG's bout with the South Carolina Quad Squad at the Jr. Roller Derby Southern Region Tournament in DeLand on Ju...
Votran driving towards budget shortfall
Votran is expecting a $1.1million shortfall in its projected 2013-14 budget. The Volusia County Council hosted a public meeting on the matter in the Volusia Room at the Daytona Beach International Airport on June 24. County officials, 16 mayors, Votran personnel, municipal officials and residents attended. Ri...
Modern girl
Daisy Layman of Port Orange performs as Millie in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Atlantic High School's auditorium on Saturday, June 29. The play was a production by Orbit Performing Arts Academy. For more information, visit orbitperformingarts.com. ...
Bert Fish chooses HMA for partner
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Board of Directors of Bert Fish Medical Center met with the Southeast Volusia Hospital District Board of Commissioners June 25 to decide the future of the hospital, one that could come under the umbrella of Health Management Associates of Naples. The Edgewater City Commission chamb...
Summer sailors
Sailors Hailey Nolin, 15, from left, Mia Byars, 14, Summer Pesiri-Logan, 13, and Marcellina Lucia, 11, take turns at the till during the Halifax River Yacht Club's Youth Sailing Camp on Thursday, June 27. For more information on upcoming camps, call Debbie Kampa at (386) 255-7459....
Summer Speed Week will bring the boom
With two NASCAR races, Sheryl Crow and a fireworks extravaganza, Summer Speed Week at Daytona International Speedway will provide its usual hot action. The two races are the Subway Firecracker 250, a new name, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, and the Coke Zero 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6. At the mid-point of the season it's ...
Art and arrowheads
Summer Silas, 12, of Port Orange works on her piece for the "Art and Arrowheads-Florida's Early Inhabitants" week's theme during summer art camp at the Art Haus in Port Orange on Thursday, June 27. Scholarships are available for disadvantaged youth. For more information on upcoming camps and classes, visit arthaus.o...
The American document that changed the world
The fact our country was founded by criminals is beyond debate. The 56 men who signed the Declaration Of Independence knew affixing their names to that document would be considered an act of treason by the British crown. Twenty-six copies were made and the colonists made sure one went to England and King George III. Famously John Hancock ensured ...
Derby hopefuls
The Daytona Beach FJRG poses for a group photo with the Duval Roller Dolls of Jacksonville after their bout at the inaugural Jr. Roller Derby Southern Region Tournament in the Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand on Saturday, June 29....
Deltona's green fire station is ready for growth
There wasn't a lot of jubilation at last month's roundtable budget meeting in Deltona. Houses remain vacant. Economic development isn't where officials and residents would like it to be. The budget is tight. But Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rogers brought a little sunlight to the table when he spoke briefly about his pride and joy -- ...
Huge air
Chance Slagle, 12, of DeLand gets huge air during a visit to the Bethune Point Skate Park in Daytona Beach on Friday, June 21, which was National Go Skateboarding Day....
Worldwide panel manufacturer makes DeLand headquarters
The excitement level was as high as the heat index at the Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc. ribbon-cutting ceremony in DeLand June 26. Kingspan is the largest manufacturer of insulated panels in the world, operating plants and employing nearly 5,000 people in 40 countries. Its DeLand manufacturing facility recently became the global ...
Strong finish
Carmen Dominguez of New Smyrna Beach races towards the finish line during the Walgeens' inaugural Way to Well 5K Run, Walk and Ride event at the Flagler Avenue Approach and Pavilion on Saturday, June 15. Proceeds from the event support local elementary schools physical education departments....

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