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New museum promotes child's play
Kids will be kids; some adults will be kids, too. Others have to be gently persuaded. Linsey Fasold believes in calling forth the wide-eyed child who exists in everyone and inviting each to play. Learning happens automatically. The Light House Children's Museum is now open at 100 E. New York Ave. in DeLand. It's a place for kids a...
A big wheel for Mr. Burdette
Les Burdette may have given up driving a car a few years ago but he didn't give up his wheels. Mr. Burdette, 91, a retired engineer for Amoco Fabric and Fibers Co., turns heads as he rides his red 1883 high wheeler bicycle, or as the British call it -- a Penny Farthing bicycle. The bicycles became popular in the...
All that jazz
Jazzercise instructor Cindy Bonaccorsy gets participants warmed-up during the Ormond Beach Mayor's Fitness Challenge "Kick Off" at the Nova Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 4. Jazzercise will be offering free classes on Feb. 8 and March 8 to help people get in shape during the challenge....
Writer tells tale of "Raised by the Church"
As the holiday season passes, with all the emphasis on family, there is one local author and motivational speaker who uses his own life experience -- growing up in New York City's Catholic orphanages -- to give the gift of hope to others. Ed Rohs of Daytona Beach Shores has written his first book, co-authored with...
Flying
Autumn Sims, 3, of Port Orange takes a ride on a swing during a visit to a newly opened phase of the All Children's Park playground on Friday, Jan. 3....
Filming of Disney movie continues
Well-preserved and artfully restored historic buildings, flatter ground and the absence of palm trees throughout parts of West Volusia allowed film makers to recreate Walt Disney's early years in the Midwest, but closer to the home where his latter days heart resided. "Walt Before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928" by Timoth...
First Day Hikes marched forth despite rain
Determined resolution makers, nature lovers, exercise buffs and even the regimen resistant everywhere laced up their athletic shoes and hiking boots on New Year's Day and headed to state parks for First Day Hikes. The U.S. National Park Service initiative is aimed at promoting state parks and encouraging a positive start to the Ne...
Four for four
Collin Alexander, 10, center, of Ormond Beach plays a game of Connect Four against Jake Fessenden, 9, also of Ormond Beach as other campers look on during Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture Division's Winter Break Day Camp at Robert Strickland Park's Recreation Center in Daytona Beach on Thursday Jan. 2....
Official motorcycle unveiled for Bike Week
An iconic part of Bike Week in Daytona Beach is the drawing for the Official Bike Week Motorcycle -- a 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The bike, valued at $35,000, was customized by Empire Harley-Davidson of New Rochelle, N.Y. This is the 20th year for the drawing by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce's Foundation. Th...
Consultant cautions council: don't rush business incubator
A proposed West Volusia business incubator received a C-plus on its feasibility report card. At the Dec. 19 Volusia County Council meeting, Greenwood Consulting Group Inc. presented the final report of a feasibility study conducted over the past six months. Consultant Jim Greenwood visited the area multiple times to talk with city...
Pirates in the park
Diana Kessler of Port Orange helps her three-year-old son Lance traverse a rope-line during a visit to a newly opened phase of the All Children's Park playground on Friday, Jan. 3....
Flu vaccination payments available for pregnant Medicaid recipients
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has announced temporary payment has been authorized for CPT code 90686 for Medicaid recipients who are pregnant and age 21 and older. This step is being taken due to the increased impact influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida. The Medicai...
Will Pro Soccer draw hooligans or soccer moms?
The recent announcement that an $84 million soccer stadium will be built in Orlando guarantees mouse city will soon have its second major sport. That will be another step in pushing Orlando toward big city status. Personally I couldn't get too excited about the news. Even though the good old U.S.A. has been making a valiant attempt at joining the...

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