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Free food provided for disadvantaged youth throughout Volusia
If you happen to be a member of one of the six area YMCAs -- or a visitor at any of a number of other recreational centers, schools or other sites -- you might have wondered about the sign hanging outside announcing free meals for children. They're part of a national free summer meal program sponsored by the U.S. Department o...
Deltona's amphitheater draws popular bands, large crowds
From April through December, some of Central Florida's most popular bands play to increasing numbers of people at an outdoor venue in southwest Volusia -- the Deltona Amphitheater. Created with the expansion of Deltona Regional Library in 2009, the amphitheater seats 1,000. The $11 million project also included the Lyonia Environm...
Deputy chosen as Deltona's interim city manager
It didn't take long at the July 21 meeting for Deltona commissioners to agree on a new interim city manager to replace retiring City Manager Dave Denny. Deputy City Manager Dale Baker was chosen from the list of four candidates, which also included Lyndon Bonner, Gary Shimun and Howard Tipton, There were 12 total applicants. Mr. B...
Fair winds
Maddox Weaver, 10, of Daytona Beach sails past Noah Gray, 10, of Port Orange during the Junior Sailing Summer Camp at Halifax River Yacht Club on Friday, July 25....
Proposed amendments won't require much head scratching
With 11 proposed amendments to sift through in 2012, is it any wonder voters nixed eight? This year there are only three on the Nov. 4 ballot and they are fairly straightforward. Voters will decide whether or not to allow the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florid...
HUM gets reprieve for family shelter -- for now
Miracles do happen. At least that's the way Mark Geallis and some of the others at Halifax Urban Ministries felt on a recent Thursday when a man "dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops" walked into their offices and produced a check for $80,000. The donor (Mr. Geallis, HUM's director of development, said the donor is a lo...
Look at her go
People watch as Ashley, a 16-pound juvenile sea turtle, is transported by Marine Science Center's sea turtle rehabilitation specialist Allie Bernstein to ocean at the Beach Street approach in Ponce Inlet on Friday, July 25....
Candidates - DeLand, DeLeon Springs and Lake Helen
Hometown News is publishing a quick look at candidates for the Florida Legislature while other statewide office seekers are listed. State Senate District 8: Dorothy K. Hukill, R-Port Orange (incumbent), is unopposed and will not be on the ballot this year. State Representative District 24: Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, (incumbent) is u...
Nice and steady
Avery Hurst, 6, of Oak Hill learns about balance during the FIZZ, BOOM, READ: Mad Science's 'The Science of the Circus' event at the Oak Hill Library on Thursday, July 10....
Candidates - Deltona, Orange City and DeBary
Hometown News is publishing a quick look at candidates for the Florida Legislature while other statewide office seekers are listed. State Senate District 6: Greg Feldman, NPA-Palm Coast, earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. After 25 years with the South Miami Police Department, he retired as ass...
Workers at Halifax Health get fresh food choices
A lot of workers get perks -- a day out at a ballgame, a Christmas bonus, a discount at a gym or coupons for a grocery store at the holidays. The employees at Halifax Health Medical Center have a different sort of perk. Their employer organizes and sponsors a weekly farmers' market right on the premises. They can pop out from...
Sudsy slide
Destiny Sylvester, 10, left, of DeLand reacts as she nears the end of the soapy waterslide at the third annual DeLand Elks Lodge Splash Day on Saturday, July 26, while Damien Dupree, 12, of DeLand is almost completely covered with suds in the slide track to the right....
Candidates - New Smyrna Beach
Hometown News is publishing a quick look at candidates for the Florida Legislature while other statewide office seekers are listed. State Senate District 8: Dorothy K. Hukill, R-Port Orange (incumbent), is unopposed and will not be on the ballot this year. State Representative District 25: Noel Cheryl Bickford, D-Ormond Beach, has...
Council gets a jump on marijuana dispensaries
The Ponce Inlet Town Council approved an ordinance July 17 establishing zoning requirements for marijuana dispensaries and related activities in advance of the state referendum in November. The ordinance limits medical marijuana dispensaries to the B1 general retail district of the town. Non-medical marijuana ...
Candidates - Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Holly Hill
Hometown News is publishing a quick look at candidates for the Florida Legislature while other statewide office seekers are listed. State Senate District 6: Greg Feldman, NPA-Palm Coast, earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. After 25 years with the South Miami Police Department, he retired as ass...
Tornado touch down damages buildings
A severe storm, which was later identified by the National Weather Service as having been an EF-1 tornado, tore through Edgewater Friday, July 25. The Volusia County Property Appraiser's office is reporting about $723,000 in building damage, not including personal property within the damaged structures on Skyway Drive. The est...
Candidates - Port Orange
Hometown News is publishing a quick look at candidates for the Florida Legislature while other statewide office seekers are listed. State Senate District 8: Dorothy K. Hukill, R-Port Orange (incumbent), is unopposed and will not be on the ballot this year. State Representative District 25: Noel Cheryl Bickford, D-Ormond Beach, has...
Total Realty celebrates 10 years by giving back
A monthlong series of community-service oriented events is how Real Estate Broker Cynthia DeLuca chose to celebrate a decade of growth and success. Five offices and nine staff members in DeLand, DeBary and Naples as well as 80 agents working in several counties is evidence she meant business when she formed Total Realty Corp., but...
City officials look at Third Avenue land use
A small stretch of Third Avenue with vacant buildings, undeveloped or underdeveloped lots and aging buildings is a concern for New Smyrna Beach officials. "I sell real estate and these properties are not selling because the set-back distances and densities do not allow for development," said Planning a...
Thrill ride
Christian DiNapoli, 8, of DeLand hangs on for dear life as the mechanical bull he's riding at the DeLand Elks Lodge third annual Splash Day on Saturday, July 26, speeds up....
Ormond Beach youth earns National PAL award
Marcus Edwards, a member of the Ormond Beach Police Athletic League's Youth Directors Program, was awarded the National PAL Male Youth of the Year for 2013. He was presented his award at the National PAL Awards Celebration at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando July 24. Marcus joined Ormond Beach PAL when he was eight years ol...
Correction
An article in the July 18 Hometown News about the reclaimed water system of the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission had three errors. The article should have stated that it costs more to treat the used water for reclamation. The guidelines for watering lawns are set by the St. Johns River Water Management District. The Utilities Commission has ...

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