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Teen girls show cyber bullying can be stopped
The team of young women from Pace Center for Girls in Ormond Beach had no problem relating to the project they completed and presented recently. The girls had put together a presentation on cyber bullying, a topic that hit home with many of them -- and, for at ...
Maid in Style cleans up after cancer
With four children and a business that calls her to travel throughout three counties, Kari Wade of DeBary has to keep to a schedule. For the owner of Maid in Style, a cleaning service, performing domestic chores for others pays her bills, but something else happens along the way. Ms. Wade discovers what's going on in her clients' ...
Just a spot of tea
Cathy Tallacksen and June Bower Marks of DeLand celebrate Mothers Day by having tea with friends at the DeLand House, Saturday, May 10....
White Challis gets new partner, more time for downtown project
It's been a long road so far to the actual doorstep of the Woodland Block Project. A new partner, equipped with financing, and more time granted by the city may clear the way to downtown DeLand's first urban concentration of multi-family homes. White Challis Redevelopment Co. still wants to build three townhome and loft complexes,...
High-rise rescue training at Speedway
Members of the Daytona Beach Fire Department got a lesson in high-rise and crane rescue operations on Thursday, May 1, at the Daytona International Speedway construction site. In partnership with DIS and Barton Malow Safety Team, led by Rome Overmyer, firefighters simulated a medical emergency rescue where a patient had to be ...
Here's the pitch
Pitcher Dalton Hurst, 11, of the South Daytona 11U Stingrays baseball team throws another strike during a game against the Lake Mary Marauders at Darryl Idle Field in South Daytona, Saturday May 10. The Stingrays stung the Marauders 10 to 9....
Franchise CEO donates only the best to the hungry
When Carl Messina talks, his distinctive Italian Brooklyn family background is unmistakable. To almost everyone, conditioned by years of mob men on TV and in the movies, he sounds a lot like one of the fictional mobsters. Messina, however, is just about the complete antithesis of a mob guy and Brooklyn produces real-life sain...
Sheriff's Office employees of the quarter honored
Passionate, hard-working employees from a wide range of positions within the Volusia County Sheriff's Office earned the honor of being named Employees of the First Quarter 2014. A deputy, investigator, civilian, telecommunicator and volunteer all received awards May 6 from Sheriff Ben Johnson. Deputy of the quarter John Szabo ...
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA promotes swim safety
As part of National Water Safety Month in May, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA encourages children and parents in Volusia and Flagler Counties to explore the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y's swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new...
Players devoted to "higher" power at Lake Helen volleyball academy
Amid the persistent swoosh of balls flying through the air and repeated thwack of them hitting the court, Maria Hardwick sits calmly at her desk surveying the athletic kingdom she's built at Power Volleyball Academy in Lake Helen -- "me and God..." she's quick to offer. Directly in front of her, the 16 Power M1720 AAU Volleyball N...
Deltona commissioners will ask for pay increase
Come November, Deltona residents will vote whether or not to significantly increase the pay of their mayor and city commissioners. Voters also will decide whether to remove term limits. Commissioners voted 4-3 May 5 to approve five charter amendments, including one that would change the way their rate of pay is established. Commis...
Kiwanis Club grants $9,000 to teachers
Teachers were the focus of the Southeast Volusia Kiwanis Club's Annual Bob Noss Mini Grant Luncheon at the New Smyrna Beach Yacht Club. The club awarded $9,000 to 39 teachers to fund 31 projects selected from 56 projects submitted for a mini-grant. Some of the projects had multiple teachers involved in the grant proposal. Comm...
Making art in the sand
Master sand sculptor Suzanne Altamare of Daytona Beach creates a replica of The Casements during the 42nd annual Art in the Park in Rockefeller Gardens on Saturday, May 3....
City Council makes changes to recreation fees
The Port Orange City Council approved a new fee schedule May 6 for the Parks and Recreation Department, but opted to make few changes to rates to use city facilities and services. Council members were united in their desire that programs not have rate increases that would damage either individual or group part...
City trying to slow traffic at Sunset Cove
The Port Orange City Council approved minor traffic changes May 6 for the Sunset Cove subdivision after reviewing a traffic calming study presented by Zev Cohen and Associates. Resident complaints regarding vehicle volume, speeding, cutting through traffic, limited visibility and pedestrian safety prompted the...
Her own little world
Izabella Georgiev, 1, of Deltona seems more interested in her stick than making fossils or reading books during the Kid's Corner at DeBary Hall on Thursday, April 24....
Crime Stoppers honors local law enforcement
Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida recognized heroic officers at its 16th Annual Community Banquet Honoring Law Enforcement on May 14. This year, the banquet recognized 13 law enforcement officers in the Volusia County who were nominated by their supervisors for outstanding service. This year's banquet coincided with National...
Trees wrapped in blue reflect fountain
The assignment for the final art project in his Introduction to Studio Art class called for an "ambitious" project that "demonstrates your increased conceptual and technical sophistication about art," said Michael Katz, Stetson University adjunct art professor. He specified to his students "the subject, form, content, medium, ...

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