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DeLand Suns need places to "set"
America's favorite pastime is looking for some help in DeLand this summer. The DeLand Suns are just about ready to get into the swing of things in Central Florida where they will play about 50 games between the end of May and the first part of August. At least 10 host families are needed to provide a home base for players from out...
Local Marine featured in USMC Advertising campaign
Meet Micah Hudson, a 36-year old captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. His official job title is Financial Management Officer, but he is serving as a legal analyst. Capt. Hudson is from Daytona Beach and he is an alumnus of Spruce Creek High School (Class of '96). He is being featured in the Marine Corps Recruiti...
Officials applaud ongoing springs preservation projects
A celebration of partnerships and projects to protect Blue Spring at the state park in Orange City March 19 yielded good news for conservation, preservation and restoration. The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection as well as elected officials and staff from Volusia County and t...
Car pool
Thousands of car enthusiasts flocked to Daytona Beach International Speedway for the 25th annual Spring Daytona Turkey Run on Friday, March 28....
BPW/Halifax to host Equal Pay Day event
The Halifax Business and Professional Women's Club will observe national Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 8, with an "Unhappy Hour" at 5:30 p.m. at Malcolm's Restaurant at LPGA, 1000 Champions Drive in Daytona Beach. Those attending are encouraged to wear red or carry a red purse to highlight how women's wages are in the red. Equal Pay Day symboli...
Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week
Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5-12. The free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is ...
Caring for the sick
Children from Lyonia Sand & Sea Spring Break Camp watch as turtle rehabilitation manager Melissa Ranly cares for an injured sea turtle during a visit to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet on Thursday, March 27....
League names top city workers and volunteers
The Volusia League of Cities is has announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards, President's Awards and Mayor Blaine O'Neal Award of Excellence. The awards will be presented at the league's Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on May 22, at The Club at Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach. Distinguished Se...
Mayors entertain, educate at State of the Region luncheon
A spirit of cohesiveness filled the air at the State of the Region Luncheon hosted by the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce at the DeBary Golf and Country Club March 26. Mayors from five cities in West Volusia County spoke comfortably and candidly before 230 attendees, including members of the business community, area cham...
Army hospital a harrowing experience during World War II
Ninety-year-old Deanne Pero and his legally blind wife, Virginia, reside in a modest mobile home in a quiet Port Orange community with their green-eyed cat, Molly Brown. It's a peaceful life, but not a day goes by that Mr. Pero doesn't remember a not-so-pleasant time during World War II. He was only 19 years old w...
Smyrna Yacht Club strives to regain Lipton Cup
Members of the Smyrna Yacht Club will once again try to out-sail Halifax River Yacht Club members Saturday, April 12, to regain the team trophy in the prestigious Lipton Cup Regatta. The regatta is along the shore from the inlet down past Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Last year the first division...
Florida's WIC program implements electronic system
The Florida Department of Health's Women, Infants, and Children Program has completed its statewide implementation of a new data system that supports clients receiving WIC food benefits. The new system uses an electronic card much like a credit or debit card rather than the paper checks used previously. Florida is the first st...
Animal rescuer keeps a busy schedule
Cherie Stockholm keeps very busy finding homes for people and animals. Ms. Stockholm is up every day between 5 and 6 a.m. to work with assorted dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits and roosters on her 10 acres in West Volusia County. She is president of Angels Have Whiskers, a non-profit animal rescue organization sh...
Welcome home
Vietnam Veteran William Meyer of Port Orange rides on a float carrying the women from the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3282 in the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade on Saturday, March 29. VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange hosted the parade....
City refines policy on nuisance properties
The Daytona Beach Shores City Council continues to refine the city's policy on dealing with nuisance properties. An ordinance scheduled for final approval at the March 25 council meeting outlining the city's process for eliminating eyesores created by vacant or abandoned buildings was replaced by an altered ve...
YMCA leader addresses Department of Health
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA CEO Teresa Rogers March 13 spoke to the Florida Department of Health's Injury Prevention Council about the Y's efforts to reduce childhood drowning in Volusia County. Since 2012, the Y has been awarded two $5,000 grants to spread awareness and educate the public on the dangers of childhood drowning. ...
PACE Center for Girls appoints new board members and board chair
The PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler has named five local professionals to its board of directors: MJ Caro, Lauren Dye, Noemi Garcia, Katie Kelly and Joyce Shanahan. The center also appointed a new board chairwoman, Wendy Mara. The new board members will work in conjunction with the executive director and PACE Inc. to det...
Up and up
Lauren McGee, 3, of Edgewater gets some air herself during New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport on Saturday, March 29....
Department Of Health recognizes healthy weight community champions
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County applauds the efforts of three Volusia communities recognized statewide as Healthy Weight Community Champions -- New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach and Ponce Inlet "We are delighted that three of our communities are being recognized as Healthy Weight Community Champions," said Dr. ...
Votran hosts Triple Crown 'Roadeo'
Votran is hosting the second Triple Crown "Roadeo" Saturday, April 5, in the Ocean Center west parking lot. The mega-roadeo is the second statewide roadeo to merge the skills competitions for fixed route bus operators, paratransit bus operators, and maintenance technicians. The event is coordinated by the Florida Department o...
Correction
In a caption for a photo from Bike Week of Lori Mauldin, the website for the group supporting her should have been aba4u.org. Ms. Mauldin will be kicking off her fourth annual ride to raise awareness of Hepatitis C on Saturday, April 5, at the Boot Hill Saloon on Main Street in Daytona Beach. She is on Facebook at Hep C Awareness Nationwide....

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