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Lions Club program helps hearing impaired, law enforcement
As a Florida senior probation officer, Matthew Russey sometimes has to wake people up in the middle of the night. Recently the eight-year Department of Corrections employee found himself in a quandary. Officer Russey was checking weekly on a parolee Terreius Chambers of Daytona Beach, who lives with three other men. All four of th...
Thrive team captain Josh Mullins of DeLand touches the dock as his teammates Maigan Graham and Armando Chabarri, also of DeLand, paddle their boat to the finish line in their heat of the annual Anything That Floats Boat Race on Saturday, May 31, at the Lake Beresford Yacht Club in DeLand. They took second-place h...
Community garden slow to bear fruit in Ormond
A garden (or two or three) will soon grow in Ormond Beach, with tomatoes, beans, squash and various fruits bursting forth. At least that's the plan being developed now by the Ormond Beach Community Garden committee, guided by Maryann Zeledon of the city's Leisure Services department. Like all gardens, this one is taking time to ...
Learning the basics
Susan Tiplady of Ormond Beach helps her children, William, 2, and Beatrix, 4, at a new computer lab for pre-school children at the Ormond Beach Public Library on Thursday, May 29th. The computer in the children's section helps teach children two to six years old the basics of computers....
Transportation projects should spur Volusia economy
Volusia County is primed for an overall improvement in its intrastate transportation and access to surrounding counties. That improvement will lead to long-term economic benefits, according to Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad. Speaking to business leaders at an early morning breakfast meeting of the Daytona Beac...
Wanderer Assist Program seeks registrants
Families in Edgewater are finding help from a special Citizens Assisting Police program to locate lost family members. For more than 10 years, the Edgewater Police Department has been conducting a Wanderer Assist Program to help officers locate a missing person, but recently the system has been automat...
Making a contribution
Pamela Ryan of Port Orange has blood drawn by Debbie Pestano of OneBlood during Ball Parks 4 Him's fourth annual Zachary Siegfried Wiffle Ball Tournament at Coraci Park on Saturday, May 24. More than 39 teams competed to help raise money for sports-related costs for underprivileged youth....
In control
A PT-Boat owned by Gordon Millar of Port Orange zips through the water during the Port Orange Ship Modelers Club's annual Remote Control Regatta at Reed Canal Park on Saturday, May 24....
Outdoor market opens at Port Orange City Center
Port Orange has a new farmers' and craft market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday at the City Center. City Center Market, which is privately operated by entrepreneur Kelli Marks, has attracted a variety of vendors. "The word is spreading like wildfire," Ms. Marks said of the new market. Twenty-seven vendor...
Business helps families cope with estate sales
Moving or having to just clear out a residence is hard enough -- frequently listed as one of the 10 most stressful life events -- but it's even more traumatic for family members dealing with a deceased or assisted-living-bound loved one's lifetime accumulation. That's where Diane and Lee Chapell come in. Their business is off...
Anything that floats
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student Chekote Naden, left, and associate civil engineering professor Jeff Brown paddle their concrete canoe "Miracle" toward the finish as the Mainstreet DeLand crew -- the winner of last year's Anything That Floats race -- paddle toward the orange buoy that marked the far p...
FUTURES honors first-year teachers
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools announced its 2014 First Year Teacher Award recipients during its annual recognition event May 23. Beth Dobberstein, an art teacher at Sugar Mill Elementary School in Port Orange, received the elementary level First Year Teacher Award while Shannon Hauser, a social studies teacher ...
Foundation honors mentorship program
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently conducted its annual Take Stock In Children Program's student induction and senior graduation. On May 15, the program celebrated the graduation of 13 high school seniors and induction of 10 eighth grade students and two 10th grade students, who had been alternates until sc...
Lions of leadership
The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club has been busy. On May 9 at the Conklin Center Appreciation Night, Lions Mary Yochum, right, and Bobbie Cheh were awarded Certificates of Appreciation from the Conklin Center in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment to the center....
Green thumb
Master Gardener Vivian Bowden gives Gwen Swertfager of Ormond Beach a free potted plant during a free program on 'How to Attract Flocks of Butterflies to Your Garden,' at the Ormond Beach Regional Library on Thursday, May 15....

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