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College and NFL players kick it at Mainland
They were ready for some football at Mainland High School Sunday, Feb. 9. "They" included, but were not limited to, Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis, New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley, University of Miami punter Patrick O'Donnell and Boston College First Team All American kicker Nate Freese. What a lineup. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Hitting the mark
Mia Cummings, 12, of Orange City and her sister Trish Cummings, 15, (in peach) prepare to shoot arrows at targets during the Marine Discovery Center annual Open House event in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, Feb. 1....
Florida Hospital DeLand's new technology protects the heart during an attack
Florida Hospital DeLand has expanded the tools in its arsenal for fighting cardiac disease. The hospital recently purchased the Impella 2.5 and CP 4.0 Cardiac Assist Device for heart attack patients. For patients who experience a heart attack, Impella protects the heart from further damage and enables the left ventricle to hea...
Hoop master
Cody Boettner of South Daytona performs the Hoop and Eagle Dance during the 25th annual Native American Festival at The Casements in Ormond Beach on Saturday, Jan. 25....
Hospital partners with Alliance Community for orthopedic patients
Florida Hospital DeLand and Alliance Community, a local retirement community, have announced a partnership, offering patients a new choice in where to stay after a surgical procedure. Patients who travel to the hospital to undergo a procedure with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Hollmann have found receiving follow-up care after b...
Surety announces new partnerships
The sign out front reads Surety Bank since 1926. A fledgling company going into the Great Depression and 80 years old going into the Great Recession, the last building and loan in Florida. Last month about 120 people attended the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours reception at the bank, said President and CEO Ryan James. ...
Bully survivor motivates middle school students
Every now and then, it's time to get out the 3,000-year-old Golden Rule and dust it off. Motivational speaker and youth crisis counselor Brooks Gibbs did that and more at four southwest Volusia County middle schools during the first week of February. Bully Armor, formerly Deltona Against Bullying, arranged for Mr. Gibbs to visit D...
Hospital donates clinic supplies to local public schools
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has donated nearly $5,000 worth of clinic supplies, such as hand sanitizer, exam gloves, thermometer probe covers, exam table paper, Band-Aids and tongue depressors, to West Volusia County public schools. Pat Travis, Volusia County Schools Volunteer and Partnership Programs Facilitator, said the ...
Feathered friends
Michael Brother, director of the Marine Science Center talks about birds of prey as Christine Joly and Mimi Hughes, right, both of Deltona watch in delight during the Florida Scrub Jay Festival at Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona on Saturday, Feb. 8....
HT Pub 44 opens with big plans for Bike Week
Pub 44 in New Smyrna Beach re-opened its doors Feb. 7, but it is now run by Hidden Treasures partners, Scott Weber and Kevin Merkel. "We are trying to bring back Gilly's traditions as much as we can," Mr. Merkel said. Formerly owned by Gilly Aguiar, the restaurant has changed hands twice in less than t...
Retired educators still teach American history
Bill and Cara Elder may be retired from teaching in the conventional manner, but they are far from retiring when it comes to captivating the minds of children and adults alike when they depict life in colonial times. As 18th Century re-enactors, they bring the lives of America's first president, Gen. George Washin...
Braving the rain
Hundreds walk through the pouring rain to show their support along Riverside Drive during the Love Your Heart Walk and Run on Saturday, Feb. 8. The race was sponsored by Bert Fish Medical Center....
Vehicle crash kills building occupant
New Smyrna Beach Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash, which occurred at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at 600 Palmetto St. The police and New Smyrna Beach Fire/Rescue departments reported to the scene. The two-story structure, which is owned by the Bert Fish Medical Center, was damaged significantly. "All of us at Ber...
Bridge relinks Holly Hill
Children are not generally encouraged to stand in the middle of the street, and certainly not with scissors, but on a damp Friday night that is exactly what Congressman John Mica asked them to do. "I want the children over here to cut the ribbon with me," said U.S. Rep. Mica, R-Winter Park. The ribbon being cu...
Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadets win state competition
The Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadet Color Guard Team competed successfully against eight other teams and won six trophies, including first place overall, at the 2014 Florida Wing Cadet competition recently at Patrick Air Force Base. The Ormond Beach cadets won first place in the "Mile Run" and "In-Ranks Inspection" categor...
In tune at the 'Moon'
Lead singer Todd Pursel of the band "Just a Few Frogs" performs at the Full Moon Saloon during the 2nd annual Main Street Live Original Music & Art Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8. The festival featured more than 130 music acts with 40 artists and vendors....
Commission wants new advisory board for beach
Ormond Beach City Commissioner Troy Kent gave an impassioned presentation on Feb. 4 detailing a meeting of representatives from the other coastal cities he attended. "I want the commission to know that we're not alone with these beach issues," Commissioner Kent said in the commission's monthly meeting. "Every ...
Getting a drink
Grayson Ryan, 5, of Port Orange didn't need to stop to get a drink of water as she and her mother Amanda walked and rode their way through the rain on Riverside Drive during the Love Your Heart Walk and Run on Saturday, Feb. 8. The race was sponsored by Bert Fish Medical Center. ...
South Daytona considering use of golf carts in more areas of city
The City of South Daytona may expand the program permitting residential golf cart use in the community. Originated in 2009, the program allows "the use of golf carts on streets within the municipal limits of South Daytona in the area that is east of Nova Road, west of U.S. 1 and south of Beville Road." Big Tre...
Wet weather didn't deter flocks from scrub jay fest
Hard-driving rain and drabness were not about to dampen an educational endeavor at Lyonia Environmental Center Saturday, Feb. 8. LEC was set to host its second Florida Scrub Jay Festival come what may, said Site Manager Sandy Falcon in a phone interview the day before the event. The eco-buggy tours were booked solid; the early mor...
Bridge maintenance scheduled in Volusia County
Repair and restoration work on more than one dozen bridge structures across Volusia County began Monday, Feb. 10. In all, a total of 14 bridges are scheduled to be cleaned, sealed and striped, with construction efforts scheduled to last until summer. Local residents and motorists should be aware assorted lane closures will be ...
A good note
The husband and wife duo Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall of the band Hungrytown perform for guests at the Port Orange Regional Library's auditorium on Friday, Feb. 7. The free event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library....
County plans spring break camps
Children can enjoy group activities and field trips with Volusia County's spring break camps, which are being offered in Daytona Beach, DeBary and Oak Hill. Advance registration and payment are required. Strickland Park Recreation Center The program at the Strickland Park Recreation Center, Daytona Beach, runs from 7:30 a.m. t...
Hospital offers two new technologies to fight heartburn
Florida Hospital DeLand's Heartburn Clinic now offers manometry and pH testing services to assist in diagnosing, treating and monitoring patients' esophagus (food pipe) issues. "These two new tests are important because frequent or chronic heartburn may be associated with a more serious problem known as GERD, otherwise known as...
Summer lifeguard tryouts begin March 1
Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue plans to hire more than 100 seasonal lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: Saturday, March 1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive Saturday, March 8: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 Inter...
Birds in flight
Eli Schaperow gives a free lecture about "Birds From A to Z" at the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary on Thursday, Jan. 30. Mr. Schaperow will be doing a monthly series with a different bird species each month. For more information, call (386) 668-5553....
An article about the 75th anniversary of the First Church of the Nazarene in New Smyrna Beach should have stated Rev. Charles Acheson returned to New Smyrna Beach from Miami in 1986 when the district superintendent asked him to pastor the church again. He retired in 2005. Also the names of former pastors Barney Baggott, Ken Copenhaver and Glenn F...

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