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Hometown girl brings Hollywood home
Nina O'Keefe May is a little embarrassed to admit her mind was wandering in church, but considering what happened next many might excuse her sermon stray and call it divine inspiration. The award-winning movie, "Life Fine Tuned," premiered Dec. 20 at the Athens Theater in the writer-director-producer's hometown. DeLand-based marke...
DHS students give all to help others
Fashion Merchandising III students at DeLand High School learn all about selling, but this holiday season they also focused on giving. Instructor Litsa Taylor is very proud that nearly $300 from a student-trip fundraiser ended up donated to help people suffering from cancer. Bake sales at various times throughout the year are prod...
Monkeying around
Jeremiah Walters, 7, Zack Grimes, 9, and Zackariyah Walters, 8, all of Deltona, play three monkeys on a bar at the Gemini Springs State Park playground in DeBary on Friday, Dec. 27....
Auxiliaries are crucial parts of area hospitals
"I want to be the Director of First Impressions," said Rosalie Bernstein, president of the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary in Daytona Beach. "I want to be the person they first see when they walk in the door -- to make the person feel that they're glad they came in that door," Mrs. Bernstein...
Civic group seeks help in effort to identify unoccupied homes
A simple walk around a neighborhood in Ormond Beach has turned into an organized initiative by its longtime civic group to identify foreclosed and unoccupied homes within the city. Rita Press, president of Citizens for Ormond Beach Inc., took a walk with fellow board member Shannon McLeish in Mrs. McLeish's neigh...
Batter up
Bob Seaman, 82, of Daytona Beach makes it look easy during practice for the Greater Daytona Beach Senior Softball League at City Center Sports Complex in Port Orange on Friday Dec. 27. Players were practicing for the upcoming draft for the new season....
Food Brings Hope provides Christmas Gifts to Volusia County students
Food Brings Hope played Santa Claus during December, distributing truckloads of gifts and toys donated to students in need by Daytona Beach area charities, individuals, companies and their employees. Food Brings Hope, a local charity dedicated to breaking the hunger and poverty cycle among Volusia County school children, delivered gifts to childr...
Medium shares predictions for 2014
Triskaidekaphobics may now exhale. A new year represented by a nice even, non-doom-portending numeral is upon us. Between the holidays and the cumulative effects of 365 days of living, many pin a lot of hopes on walking through the door of Jan. 1. Others fret over the fact misfortune can multiply and figure, perhaps a little super...
Funds allocated for Volusia trail projects
Volusia County Councilwoman Pat Northey made Santa's "nice" list. All segments of the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail from Edgewater to the Spring-to-Spring Trail are now funded. Councilwoman Northey could hardly contain herself. "I am doing the happy dance!" she wrote in an email to trail development followers with whom ...
Novel idea
Janet Moses of Daytona Beach cuts sentences from a page of a Christmas book to fill her ornament during the Handmade Holiday Ornament Class at the Port Orange Regional Library on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Friends of the Port Orange Library sponsored the free class....
Two Teens-In-Flight students accepted to ERAU with scholarships
Two students of Teens-In-Flight have been accepted into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for the Fall 2014 session with scholarships. "Ryan Peeling and Cora Rand have been given the opportunity to attend ERAU," said Col. Jack Howell, the program's administrator. "Every time one of our students goes on to college, it makes ...
Public employees break record with food drive
More than 71,000 pounds of food was collected during the third annual countywide "Feed the Need" public employee food drive. That breaks the 2012 food drive record, in which "Feed the Need" raised more than 66,000 pounds of food. For the third year in a row, the City of Holly Hill collected the most food per full-time employee...
Superior city planning recognized
Local planning and design firms and governments were recognized at The Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Surfcoast Chapter's annual award ceremony on Dec. 13 at the Venetian Bay Town and Country Club in New Smyrna Beach. The association is dedicated to the promotion of good planning through education and training. The ...
Artfully festive
Bay Mael, 7, and Kane Mael, 10 of Orange City went to Holiday Craft Day with their grandmother, Bonnie Mael, of DeLand to make handmade ornaments at the Farmers Market in Dickinson Park on Friday, Dec. 20. ...
New Smyrna Beach resident Robert Rees' name was incorrect in an article about the AOB site in the Dec. 20 edition of Hometown News....
The never-ending search for better TV
The first time I heard of cable TV was in 1960. In the lobby of the best movie theatre in my home town of New Iberia, La., people had set up a table to urge moviegoers to sign a petition in support of: "pay TV". My young friends and I thought this idea to be pretty funny. That'll be the day when we pay to watch Andy Griffith, we laughed. Closer i...

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