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St. Barnabas welcomes new head of school, St. James middle students
Ease accompanies Dr. Betty Creamer into a room. This might explain the delighted clamoring of a classroom full of eighth graders to gather 'round the St. Barnabas Episcopal School Head of School for a photo. That or the momentary reprieve from a biology test. The middle school students' reactions to the "principal's" unexpected ap...
Commemorations for 9/11
Signature HealthCare Signature HealthCare of Ormond Beach, 103 Clyde Morris Blvd., will conduct a Sept. 11th ceremony honoring local hometown heroes. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude with a butterfly release. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call (386) 673-045, Ext. 115. Hilton Daytona Beach Hilton D...
Area manufacturers prepare to showcase products, jobs
We make it here! That's the proud proclamation of the Value-added Manufacturing Alliance. V did stand for Volusia, but the organization is branching out into nearby counties, which also have manufacturing companies that want to be part of the whole. VMA president and CEO Jayne Fifer said more than 400 manufacturers exist in Volusi...
In the sand
Nine-year-old twins Riley Hunter, left, and Connor create sand art during the 5th Friday Food Truck Run at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach on Aug. 30....
Candidates ready for election
Four candidates will compete for two seats on the DeBary City Council in November. Vice Mayor Chris Carson, Seat 1, has served three terms on the City Council. By day, Mr. Carson is the special events coordinator for the City of Mount Dora. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in public admi...
Enrollment up at most area colleges
Stetson University is bursting at the seams, a good problem to have for a college. One floor of the Clarion Hotel and the entire former University Inn had to be annexed to serve this year's student overflow. Around 52 students are in residence in 26 rooms at the Clarion; and University Hall --...
En'raptored'
Lynn Cooper of New Smyrna Beach, left, gets a close-up view of a red-shouldered hawk named "Tomahawk," held by Gina Holt of Edgewater during Live Raptors Encounter at the New Smyrna Beach Library on Saturday, Aug. 24....
DeLeon Springs starts brownfield process
A brownfield designation could go a long way toward revitalizing DeLeon Springs. At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Volusia County Council agreed unanimously to direct staff to proceed toward designating an area in DeLeon Springs along U.S. 17 a brownfield area. A public information meeting Aug. 29 in DeLeon Springs was the first step in...
Community leaders tour Enrichment Industries in Daytona Beach
A group of community leaders took time to tour Enrichment Industries facility on Fentress Drive in Daytona Beach recently. Enrichment Industries is a business enterprise with a social mission, and a division of SMA Behavioral Health Services Inc. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Enrichment Industries' Director Carol Collins, explained th...
Ready to rumble
Stetson football players run out on the field with their mascot, "John B." (Stetson) at the opening game against Warner University of Lake Wales in Spec Martin Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31. Rain delayed the game until Sunday when the Hatters won 31-3....
FPL helps Florida teachers educate next generation of science leaders
Florida Power & Light Co. has announced its education initiatives for supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in Florida schools for 2013-14. Teachers can now begin applying to the FPL Teacher Grant Program by visiting fpl.com/education. The grant program aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for tea...
Votran seeks public input regarding proposed fare increase
Facing the need for a growing subsidy from taxpayers and to help offset substantially higher operating costs, Votran administrators are proposing a fare increase. If approved by the Volusia County Council, the new fare structure would take effect February 2014. The proposed increase has a two-year implementation period. The in...
Reaching new heights
Steve Cooney of Port Orange looks on as his daughter Camryn, 13, zips off during a trip to Zoom Air Adventure at Tuscawilla Park in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Aug. 17. The family was making the best of their last weekend before the start of school....
Holly Hill residents don't want to get carded
What started out as an upbeat commission meeting quickly turned sour when City Manager James McCroskey presented a staff proposal that would change how the public would participate in future commission meetings. It was standing room only in the commission chambers, mostly with family and friends present to wat...
Residents not pleased with smoking ban
Smoking will no longer be allowed on the premises of Daytona Beach Housing Authority buildings. A ban is scheduled to go in effect on Oct. 1, calling for no smoking inside buildings or units and no smoking within 20 feet of a Housing Authority building or unit. Some high rises still have designated smoking ar...
Preston Root: His zest for life won't be bottled up
I don't believe the majority of our citizens are aware of the fact members of the famed Root family call Volusia County home. If that name is not immediately familiar to you, please allow me to elaborate. Back in 1916, Asa Candler of Atlanta was looking for a special container to hold his carbonated beverage. That search took him to Terre Haute, ...
Employment center gets a new leader
Robin King has been named president and CEO of the Daytona Beach-based Center for Business Excellence, replacing Rick Fraser, who has been hired as executive director of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce. Ms. King has served the CBE (formerly the Private Industry Council) for more than 20 years and is the organization's vice president. She has...

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