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Lake Woodruff hosts college interns for summer
Rapidly growing vegetation and high potential for wildfires during the summer keep three employees busy overseeing more than 21,000 acres at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. There are only so many hours, even on long-lit summer days, for Refuge Manager Lance Koch, Supervisory Fire Technician Chris Wright and Equipment Opera...
Storytelling yoga instructor teaches healing through myth and breath
Early in her childhood, Mythic Yoga Studio owner Sydney Solis began to amass the tools for self-healing. She laid the groundwork for a pioneering effort to offer toolkits to kids and adults. Storytime Yoga for Kids is a children's body-centered education and play therapy program that integrates yoga and other mind-expanding opport...
Creation in progress
Sebastian Miro, 10, of Orange City finishes his project with the help of volunteer Dove Day, 17, on Thursday, June 26, at Camp Create at the Museum of Art-DeLand. To the right is the project being worked on by the entire group....
Orange Avenue work will rejuvenate corridor
It's being called the midtown corridor, the stretch of Orange Avenue from Nova Road east across downtown Beach Street up to the Orange Avenue War Memorial Bridge. It was once one of the key streets in Daytona Beach, when the downtown area and the neighborhoods just across U.S. 1 were considered the core mainland part of the c...
Little racers
Joey DeCilla, 8, of South Daytona shares a laugh with fellow racer Cameron West, 4, of Port Orange during the second annual Daytona Beach Slot Car Collectors Show at the Sunshine Park Mall in South Daytona on Saturday, July 5....
CVS MinuteClinic to open in DeLand
More health management options are moving into neighborhoods, offering walk-in convenience and extended hours. In 2011 MinuteClinic, the medical clinic of CVS Pharmacy opened its first site in Volusia County on Enterprise Road in Orange City. By mid- to late-September, the CVS store at North Woodland Boulevard and Plymouth Avenue ...
Woman tours land of beauty and contrast
When Sharan Mahannah traveled to Bhutan recently, she didn't find Shangri-La (though the tiny country has been compared to that mythical utopia), but she did find a complex, fascinating land of magical beauty and intense contrasts. A land of mountains and a valley, where the emphasis is on peace and serenity but it's known as...
Take that, Tarzan
Madison Fowler, 10, of Orange City hurtles down the zipline installed at Valentine Park during Orange City's Fireworks, Fun and Fanfare community celebration on Saturday, June 28....
Proposed Cassadaga historic district discussed at workshop
Cassadaga residents will not be required to renovate or repair homes and public buildings if they become part of a county-designated preservation effort. A handful of the Spiritualist camp's property owners and other interested citizens attended a Volusia County workshop June 24 at Lake Helen City Hall to learn more about the prop...
FPL investing in major upgrades to electric system
Florida Power & Light Co. outlined its 2014 electric system upgrades in the Daytona Beach area that will benefit local homes and businesses recently. The company has started work on strengthening and upgrading major power lines and equipment throughout its system to help communities recover faster following major storms while ...
Bee condo
Don Vestal of DeBary examines an artificial "snag," a piece of wood in which rows of holes have been drilled for bees. A natural snag is a dying or dead tree in which several types of creatures make holes for nests, which bees and wasps use after they are abandoned. Mr. Vestal was attending a lecture on Saturd...
Riverwalk funding decision delayed; resignations continue
The Port Orange Riverwalk project was delayed once again after the city's Community Redevelopment Agency failed to decide June 30 on whether to approve sharing tax revenue with developers. The proposed development on Halifax Drive, north of Dunlawton Avenue, would include three 15-story condominium buildings w...
DSC Cyber Camp impresses teens
Forty students from schools throughout Central Florida became junior cyber sleuths June 23-26, participating in a virtual world of fun, learning and interactive challenges at Daytona State College's second annual summer Cyber Camp. The free camp at DSC's Advanced Technology College was made possible by the Advanced Cyberforens...
Fun-filled day
Melissa Hughes, Lyonia Environmental Center program coordinator, pointing, leads participants in a Tiny Trekkers program on creatures that live in shells on a short hike into the Lyonia Preserve on Saturday, July 5....
South Daytona Police honored for school support
The South Daytona Police Department was honored this year for its exemplary support of public education. The Commissioner's Business Recognition Award is sponsored by the Florida Commissioner of Education in recognition of businesses and organizations that have shown innovation in bringing about positive changes to a local sch...
Barberville bird talk
Diane Skaggs of Paisley holds a cockatiel close to her chest as she talks with vendor Don Pharo of Orange City at the Barberville Family Farm Swap and Market. Sitting atop its cage, Pharo's sun conure, a colorful South American bird, watches....

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