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Ghosties and ghoulies alive and well in Volusia haunts?
Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is celebrated in many different ways, based on varying beliefs and traditions. Trick or treating, costume parties, harvest festivals, prayer, revelry, quiet reflection; the list is as long as the religious, or non-religious, traditions it documents. Long after the excitement of candy collecting has ...
Don't be crabby
Vacationers Noah Hank, 12, gets a little squeamish looking at a Calico crab held by volunteer Ashton Powers, as his sister Olivia Hank, 10, looks on during the Marine Discovery Center Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12....
Circuit judge announces retirement
DeLand -- The Honorable Hubert L. Grimes has announced his retirement from the Seventh Judicial Circuit, effective Jan. 30. Judge Grimes was first elected to the bench in 1988, winning a seat as Volusia County Court Judge. He was the first African-American to serve in that capacity. After serving 11 years in county court, he w...
DeLand High VE teacher plans sale to benefit students with special needs
How many of us can say we love every minute of our day at work? Donna DeArman, a DeLand High School multiple and varying exceptionalities teacher, does. She teaches students with severe cognitive impairments coupled with other disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. In trying to draw out her stude...
4Hers get ready for festival
Driving by the Silver Sands Bridle Club at 625 Tomoka Farms Road near New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange, you'll see a lot of activity this week as 4H club members prepare for their annual Fall Festival. This year's event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. Many area 4H clubs participate in ...
New Smyrna Beach celebrates its history
Take a walk back in time at the end of the month with the city of New Smyrna Beach as it celebrates Founder's Day in Old Fort Park and Emory Bennett Park from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. "We will have something for each member of the family," said Leigh Finner, Director of the New Smyrna Museum of History. On Monday,...
Cassadaga hosts first pet blessing
Pet rescuers generally agree they are the beneficiaries when they open their homes and hearts to animals in need. A recent event at Cassadaga's Colby Memorial Temple offered proofs that when animals are involved everyone wins. Steve and Peggy Adkins and their expectant-mother Calkins Shar-Pei, Paris; Tami Hull and her rescued mixe...
NSB Police motor unit brings home the hardware
Riding a police motorcycle is dangerous work, so practicing those skills regularly can be life saving for the officers. Several members of the New Smyrna Beach Police Motors Unit took top honors in the Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety Training and Trial October 12 in West Melbourne. Motor Officer Josh Holloway took home se...
Clinic conducts research to stop the flu bug
EDGEWATER -- A great deal of research goes into each new drug that comes out in the market, including a flu shot that is supposed to keep you from getting the flu this winter. Some of that research is being conducted here at Riverside Clinical Research by Bruce Hardee, Trish Hardee and their staff. The famil...
On break
Carole Wolfram of Daytona Beach takes a break from the action during Biketoberfest on Main Street on Friday, Oct. 18. More than 100,000 bikers descended upon Daytona Beach for the annual event....
IACP will award Daytona Beach Police
The Daytona Beach Police Department received an Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award at the International Association of Chiefs of Police's annual conference on Oct. 19 in Philadelphia. The department was recognized for its collaboration with a University of Cambridge doctoral student whose research developed a new too...
Ormond Beach citizens can get their Sunday bloody mary
In a popular vote, the Ormond Beach City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. each day, eliminating a prohibition on Sunday morning alcohol sales. Commissioner Troy Kent first raised the issue after complaints from a number of Ormond Bea...
Daytona to use wildflowers for beautification
The look of roads and other public property in Daytona Beach could change in the near future. The city is looking into the use of wildflowers in beautification projects. They are only being used at a median on Clyde Morris Boulevard, north of Mason Avenue, for now. "We are experimenting with them only at that...
Found it
Six-month-old Quinn Asma of Port Orange spends his day trying to find that perfect pumpkin at the Port Orange Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 19....
City Council declines Shores settlement vote
The Port Orange City Council declined to vote on a settlement offer from Daytona Beach Shores for 43 months of under charged sewer services they received. Instead the council wants to meet directly with representatives of Daytona Beach Shores to discuss the issue. The amount owed to Port Orange is in excess of...
City changes Woodhaven project, seeks more open space
The Port Orange City Council is making it easier for ICI Homes to move forward with its Woodhaven project, adjacent to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Two amendments were approved at the Oct. 15 council meeting, changing a 119-acre section at the south end of the property from commercial to mixed use a...
Lifeguards: you shall know them by their colors
If a lifeguard is wearing a red and yellow outfit, you can count on him to save your life. It he or she is wearing blue and white, they may be able to help you, but they can also take you to jail. The different colors for uniforms was one of many details Mark Swanson, the new Director of Beach Services for Vol...
A sudden end to a Halloween fishing trip
A year ago, towards the end of October, I heard a rumor that lots of whiting were being caught up at Matanzas Inlet. Something like that may not bother the average person, but to a fish-a-holic like myself it was an idea hard to shake. Those who know me or read my fishing column have learned I am a hopeless insomniac, so when my eyes came open at...
Breast cancer awareness events
Bowl for breast cancer awareness Dave Seward's 19th annual bowling and spaghetti dinner to benefit breast cancer research will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Ormond Beach. Entry fee is $20 and includes three games and spaghetti dinner. Carry-outs are $10. For more information, call (386) 672-2014. Embry-Riddle Supports National Breast Cance...
Correction
An article about Volusia County being named a top, low-cost retirement area in the Oct. 18 edition of Hometown News should have stated Florida has no state income tax....

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