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Small business group off to big start
Who doesn't want to own their own business? No punching a clock or being chained to a desk in a beige office all day long, and no one micromanaging or bellowing orders. The fruits of your labor all belong to you, right? Well, maybe in theory, but there is always another side to the coin. Small business owners, even in an exploding...
Bicycle fun
Aaron Tubbs, 10, of DeLand, leads off the children's bicycle parade down Artisan Alley in downtown DeLand on Saturday, Aug. 23, during the CycleBlast Festival and Family Health Fair sponsored by the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce....
DeLand commissioners will fill vacant seat
The mayor and two DeLand commissioners exchanged emotional farewells with former commissioner Phil Martin at the regular meeting Aug. 18. With Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson absent and Seat 4 vacant, it was left to Mayor Bob Apgar and Commissioners Leigh Matusick and Charles Paiva to decide how the process for appointing Mr. Martin...
Drop and play
Donnie Wisdom's rat terrier/Chihuahua mix, Mimi, starts to jump for the tennis ball he dropped as they play in the small-dog park at Volusia County's newest recreational and nature facility, Beck Ranch Park, off State Road 415 outside Osteen. Mr. Wisdom and his wife, Pat, traveled with Mimi to the park on Frid...
The Lord's Kitchen provides free meals, welcomes donations
Jo Nan Tyo of DeLand worked in every food-service position imaginable for 50 years. Retirement didn't put an end to that, but now she works for something she considers more important than monetary compensation. Mrs. Tyo and her fellow volunteers at Deltona Christian Church's The Lord's Kitchen feed the physically and spiritually h...
Embassy of Hope honors outstanding citizens
Vince Carter's inaugural Embassy of Hope Hall of Fame awards were given to Dr. James Huger and Dr. Glenn Ritchey Friday, Aug. 15, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. A host of family, friends and business people attended the Vince Carter Charity Gala to honor the two outstanding community leaders and help raise funds to supp...
City Commission signs off on new name for North Causeway
The New Smyrna Beach City Commission Aug. 12 approved the name change of the North Causeway area to Coronado Island, a new police pension plan amendment and a Land Development Regulations amendment concerning fences east of the Coastal Construction Setback Line. The Citizens for Smart Growth of New Smy...
City seeks to resurrect Clubhouse Restaurant
The Daytona Beach Golf Clubhouse Restaurant was one of those near mythical institutions that seem to come straight out of an old black and white film about an America where old-timers hung out at the local café and everyone had time to get to know their neighbors. In its day, which only ended this summer, the restaurant was a...
Fire safety always an important practice
Just a couple of weeks ago, area residents were watching news stories about fires that destroyed or damaged three historic homes in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. An arsonist set the fires and police arrested a man they think did it. Just a few months before, in May, another of the city's gracious, historic old homes, this one ...
Council works out deal with interim city manager
The Port Orange City Council approved a contract Aug. 19 for new Interim City Manager David Harden that will pay $2,884 weekly while the city undergoes the search for a permanent city manager. Mr. Harden's first day on the job was Aug. 25. He is expected to remain in place for the estimated six to nine months ...
Kick it
Justin Murray, 11, kicks one past Jake Bower during a free Soccer Clinic at the Port Orange City Center Sports Complex on Saturday, Aug. 23. The clinic was open to all city league players and was sponsored by the city and the Port Orange Soccer Club....
Customized diploma tracks offer students education a la carte
With recent legislation, high school freshmen now have multiple options when it comes to the type of diploma they'd like to carry away in four years. This year in Volusia County ninth graders can choose to work toward one of the following general diplomas: 24-credit 18-credit ACCEL International Baccalaureate Curriculum District C...
ISC CEO honored by National Women's History Museum
Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corp., was honored by the National Women's History Museum and its Los Angeles Regional Council Aug. 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Women Making History honored female philanthropists and activists who contribute to women's history while creating awareness t...
Halifax Health launches ER Express
Halifax Health has launched ER Express, an online check-in system that provides reservations for patients with non-life-threatening conditions seeking treatment at its Daytona Beach and Port Orange emergency departments and two Care Now locations in Ormond Beach and Deltona. Patients can visit halifaxhealth.org/ERExpress to c...
Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages residents and tourists to take the proper precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses during the summer heat. "Extremely hot weather can cause sickness and even death. You can become ill from the heat if your body can't compensate for it and properly cool off," sa...
Florida Hospital DeLand hosts series on healing
Important news was delivered to about 40 area citizens and hospital staff at the midway point in a lunch-and-learn series at Florida Hospital DeLand Aug. 21. Whether the news was good or bad depends on your opinion of exercise, which could save 250,000 lives each year Florida Hospital physician, Dr. George Guthrie explained in the...
Tank of a cat
Judge Wayne Trevathan holds up Tank, a red tabby Persian owned by Rhonda Valdez of Tampa, during the Cat Fanciers of America All Breed Cat Show hosted by Tropical Cats Inc. and My Point Cat Fanciers at the Volusia County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 16. Ms. Valdez said this was Tank's first show as an adult c...

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