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FAA gets input for spaceport impact study
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Space Florida is moving into the next phase of its plan to build a commercial spaceport along the coast at the Volusia and Brevard County line, just north of Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center. The latest step is to collect comments from the public as the first part of the Envi...
Artists sought for museum's juried show
The Museum of Art-DeLand is calling all artists, working in all forms of media, to register for "Wearable Art III: From the Wall to the Runway," a juried art fundraiser. Museum Board Member and Wearable Art Committee Chairwoman Jewel Dickson said the wearable art show is not a new concept; ...
Who will clean up the bayou?
Whose pollution is it? And which level of government is responsible for the imperiled DeBary Bayou? The need for cleanup has been the source of many discussions in recent years, but officials are hard pressed to determine who will pay. At a DeBary City Council workshop Feb. 7, U.S. Rep John Mica, R-Winter Park, addressed local, st...
Ribbit, ribbit
Deijalis, 9, and her sister, Amelia, 6, of Deltona keep their distance while examining a tree frog during a lecture on amphibians presented by Stetson University Biology professor Dr. Terry Ferrell at the Lyonia Center in Deltona on Saturday, Feb. 15....
Six-year old cancer patient sworn in as honorary firefighter
The New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue Department welcomed a new crewmember Feb. 11 -- and he's only six years old. Cameron Fulling was sworn in as an honorary firefighter at the City Commission meeting at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Ave. The pint-sized honorary rescuer is suffering from ependymoma, a malignant brain and spinal cord cancer...
All lined up
Lilli Mancuso, 8, from left, Mackenzi Lawrence, 7, and her brother Jeremy Lawrence, 8, all of New Smyrna Beach, wait for a bite during the Family Team Fishing Day and Heart Health event at the Brannon Center and Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday Feb. 15. The event was sponsored by Bert Fish Medical Cen...
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...
Bedside surprise
NASCAR driver Brian Scott visits with Moather Elfrgani, 8, of Ormond Beach during a surprise appearance at the Speediatrics Unit at Halifax Health Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 14....
Vroom, vroom!
Hundreds of spectators lined the beach as racecars from the past drive by during the Beachside Historic Racecar Parade at Racing's North Turn restaurant in Ponce Inlet on Saturday, Feb. 15. Through a cooperative sponsorship between Volusia County government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing's North Turn, vintage r...
Stetson presents a strong voice on inclusion
When Dr. Susan Rankin told her audience at Stetson University Feb. 12 that she'd been forced to leave her job at a major university "for being a gay coach," she wasn't retrospectively high fiving. She didn't utter the words "irony" or "karma" or "hypocrisy." The institution of higher education that, she said, excluded her on the b...
Niagara's CUP runneth over?
Approval of a modified Consumptive Use Permit is expected to reduce Niagara Bottling's impact on Lake County's water resources, according to the St. Johns River Water Management District. The SJRWMD governing board's Feb. 11 nod grants permission for Niagara to increase its daily water withdrawal from the Floridan Aquifer to nearl...
Print shop profits all go to help Volusia's youth
Printing information will help pay the freight on messages to Volusia County's youth. High Octane Printing opened in South Daytona in October. Already serving a number of area businesses and organizations, its profits will help fund the South Daytona-based National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions, Race Against Drugs a...
City Council says 'no thanks' to using bridge for new trail
The Port Orange City Council unanimously agreed Feb. 4 not to pursue converting the northbound Interstate 95 bridge, which crosses Spruce Creek, to a pedestrian path that would connect the intersection at Taylor Road/Journey's End Drive to a trail in the Doris Leeper Preserve. The bridge will no longer be used...
On your mark
Runners from all over take off during the start of the Run for Hope 5K and Walk at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, Saturday Feb. 15. The run sponsored by Grassroots Giving is a not for profit, which helps to enhance the lives of children in the community by funding projects that provide exper...
Sheriff honors top workers of fourth quarter
A desire to adhere to the spirit of public service wherein standard work hours and basic job descriptions are merely the starting point rather than the ending point are what set apart the men and women who were named Volusia County Sheriff's Office Employees of the Fourth Quarter 2013. Every one of them go far above and beyond...
Exemplary volunteers recognized and state winner announced
During the 2012-2013 school year the Volunteers in Public Schools program provided 849,129 hours of service at a value of more than $16 million. The school district recognized this contribution during the annual VIPS Recognition Day held at Mainland High School Feb. 14. During the recognition, the following Outstanding School Volunteer awards wer...
Fast cheer
NASCAR driver Brian Scott tries to cheer up one-year-old Deeya Bhakta of Ormond Beach as her father Dev looks on during a surprise appearance at the Speediatrics Unit at Halifax Health Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 14....
Hospital's new test detects heart disease in its earliest stages
Florida Hospital DeLand offers a new test to assess patient's risk of cardiovascular disease in as little as five heartbeats. Called a coronary calcium scan, this test provides high speed images of a patient's heart, without dyes, injections or incisions. These images can detect specks of calcium, or calcifications, in the wal...
Rehab center opens Thomas Upchurch Resource Room
Florida Hospital Peninsula Rehabilitation opened the Thomas Upchurch Resource Room Feb. 6 on Florida Hospital Oceanside's third floor at 264 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. In the new, private area, physical and occupational therapists will meet with patients and their loved ones regarding their individual medical conditions, ...
No licking
Alexandros Dimitriadis of Deltona, Tom Donfidine of DeLand and Ernie Bolts of Winter Park leaf through the collection of stamps Larry Quadrato (standing) of Deltona was selling at the West Volusia Stamp Club show at the Clarion Hotel in Deland on Saturday, Feb. 15....
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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