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Prison program helps dogs, inmates and veterans
Battlegrounds come in many forms. They are in foreign lands where young soldiers lose their lives or suffer so much trauma the lives they bring back don't seem worth living. Daily battles are waged on the streets where unwanted animals live, scavenging for food and in want of medical attention, love and shelter. Their best hope of...
Museum changes name, adds space downtown
Knowledge is power; art imitates life; without knowing history we are doomed to repeat it. These familiar phrases formed the gist of Museum of Art-DeLand CEO George Bolge's message to the community Sept. 4. At a news conference, Mr. Bolge said the name change, from Museum of Florida Art to Museum of Art-DeLand was designed to embr...
Day of giving
Donor Specialist Jeff Alecksen, left, of Daytona Beach prepares to draw blood from Joe Daye of Port Orange during the 8th annual "Drive to Donate" at Daytona International Speedway's Daytona 500 Club on Saturday, Sept. 7. Donors received free admission to next year's Subway Jalapeno 250 during Speed Weeks....
New Juice bar/café to promote healthy living
There is a young African-American family promoting healthy living in Daytona Beach. Omar Brown and Camille Holder-Brown plan to open Kale Café at 116 N. Beach St. in October. The couple has been at numerous community events promoting healthy eating, selling healthy smoothies and fresh fruits and vegetables. T...
Kickin' it
Five-year-olds James Sciara, left, Carter Wright and Logan White, 4, right, of the Port Orange Galaxy youth soccer team hone their kicking skills during practice at the City Center Sports Complex on Wednesday, Sept. 4....
Wild About Birds teaches raptors
EDGEWATER -- Some students in Volusia County schools will be able to see live hawks, owls and falcons this school year as part of Gina Holt's Wings & Things program from Wild About Birds. Mrs. Holt and her husband, Tom, provide an educational program to schools, libraries, scout groups, civic organization...
Checking water quality
New Smyrna Beach High School student Bradford Waters, 17, of Samsula holds a sample of water from the Indian River Lagoon as Missy Egner, 16, of Port Orange tests the water's quality during a partnership with the Marine Discovery Center on Thursday, Sept. 5. The students are from the school's Academy of Agriscience...
Shopping plaza owner gets help with remodeling
A face-lift for a popular shopping center in Ormond Beach is on the way. With the help of $250,000 in Community Redevelopment Area funds, the remodel will be on six buildings in the Granada Plaza center. The work must begin before Nov. 2, according to the grant agreement, and be completed by Sept. 3, 2014. No ...
Cruising
Florida Master Naturalist Warren Reynolds of the Marine Discovery Center takes a solo cruise through the Indian River Lagoon on Thursday, Sept. 5. The center offers guided kayak ecotours daily from 10 a.m. to noon....
Council balks at planned sale of Volusia conservation land
Two acres in Tomoka State Park have been removed from a list of surplus conservation land the state wants to sell. "One down, three to go," said Volusia County Councilwoman Pat Northey. Money from sales of "surplus" conservation land throughout Florida would help fund a new conservation land-buying program, the Scott administratio...
Junior carpenter
Tondalaya Currier holds a piece of wood steady as her daughter Audrey, 6, of Deltona makes a football ring toss game during a Kids Shop program at the Home Depot in Orange City on Saturday, Sept. 7....
Rep. Taylor kicks off program to help high-risk youth
State Rep. Dwayne Taylor, D-Daytona Beach, is pushing a new statewide education initiative he hopes will help high-risk minority youth to succeed in life. Rep. Taylor obtained $619,000 in funding from this year's legislative session for "High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Youth Educational Research Project. "The goal of this p...
Prickly situation
Nolan Walters, 5, of DeLand, is shown "Bruce Quillis," an African Pygmy Hedgehog held by staff member Shari Smith, during a Family Game Day event at Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona on Sunday, Sept. 8....
Throwing away an NFL career is a crime
These days the beginning of football season sparks a national celebration, but that was not always the case. Back in the 1920s, Red Grange was the most famous football player alive and was invited to the White House. When he was introduced to President Calvin Coolidge, an aide said "Mr. President this is Red Grange. He is with the Bears." "Oh goo...
Butterfly encouragers
Avery Harris, 10, of DeLand releases a butterfly onto a milkweed plant with Trevor Simoneau, 10, of DeBary at Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona on Saturday, August 31....

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