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Toy drive slated
Rating: 1.36 / 5 (22 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:02

New York Style Bagel Deli is accepting monetary and toy donations for Operation Changing Lives. Items will be accepting until Sunday, Dec. 23.

The deli is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3344 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

For more information, call (386) 760-0302.

Old cell phones being collected

The Hotel-Motel Association is collecting old cell phones on behalf of efforts to deter domestic violence.

Cell phones may be dropped off at 1808 Concept Court, Daytona Beach, or volunteers will pick them up.

For pick up service, call (386) 257-6828.

City offices closed for holiday

Port Orange City Hall and other offices will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday.

In addition, city buildings and offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, for New Year's.

County administrative offices, libraries to close Christmas Eve

Volusia County administrative offices and libraries will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

On New Year's Eve, administrative offices will be open normal hours and library branches will close at 5 p.m.

Food addicts support group to meet

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. There are six weekly meetings in Volusia County.

For more information, call (386) 258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

No Votran service on Christmas Day or New Year's Day

Votran will not operate bus service Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, Southeast and West Volusia County areas.

Votran night service will close two hours early Christmas Eve, at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

For more information, call (386) 761-7700 in Daytona Beach, (386) 943-7033 in West Volusia or (386) 424-6800 in Southeast Volusia.

Sick or injured over the holidays? Urgent care is open

For anyone needing to see a physician over the holidays, PrimeCare Urgent Care Centers has special hours for the holiday season. The Twin Lakes center at 1890 LPGA Blvd. in Suite 130 (corner of LPGA and Clyde Morris Boulevards), Daytona Beach, will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Port Orange site at 740 Dunlawton Ave. (Across from the Port Orange Post Office) will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, News Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Starting in 2013, PrimeCare will be extending hours until 10 p.m. during the week and until 6 p.m. on weekends.

PrimeCare is investigating the potential of opening other locations in Volusia in the new year. No appointment is needed and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call (386) 274-2212 or visit www.primecaremd.org.

No garbage collection on Christmas

There is no garage collection on Christmas Day and New Year's Day in Port Orange.

If your regular collection day is Tuesday, collection will be on Wednesday both weeks. All yard trash for the city will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 5.

For questions related to garbage collection, call City of Port Orange Public Works at 386-506-5575 or Waste Pro Services at 386-492-8855.

Garbage pick up changed for holiday

There will be no garbage, recycling and yard trash collection for residents of unincorporated Volusia County on Christmas and New Year's days.

Unincorporated areas are outside city limits.

Collection days normally scheduled between Dec. 25 and Jan. 4 will be the following day. For instance, Wednesday collections will be on Thursdays.

The Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be closed Christmas and New Year's days.

For more information, call Volusia County's Solid Waste Division at (386) 943-7889 or visit www.volusia.org/recycle.

Grant money available

The United Way Women's Initiative of Volusia has dollars available for limited grant funding to local non-profit organizations and their programs that are either new and/or serve an unmet or under met needs of homeless women and children within the Volusia & Flagler County area. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Jan. 18.

An application can be found at this link:

http://www.liveunitedinvolusiaflagler.org/Women%27sInitiative/WIV-limited-funding-app2013.pdf.

For more information, call (386) 366-9050.

E-reader classes offered at Port Orange library

Learn how to download free library e-books, audio books and music onto your e-reader during free workshops at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

The two-hour workshops will focus Apples and Androids at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.

Participants are asked to bring fully charged e-readers and laptops. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

Children's CPR course offered

An adult, child and infant CPR course for children ages 11 to 15 will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Java Jungle Coffee House, 4604 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

This course will include basic principles of first aid, choking, rescue breathing, adult, child and infant life saving techniques. Also, basic childcare babysitting lessons. Learn how to react as a first responder in case of an emergency. This course is presented in an entertaining and interactive manner. Each student will receive an American Heart Association certification good for two years. Class is limited to 10 students. First come first serve.

The cost is $35 per student.

For more information, call Second Wind CPR at (386) 299-4425.

Driver's safety class planned

AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Jan 9, at the Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4515 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.

To make a reservation, call (386) 451-7453.

Meet and greet slated

A meet and greet for singles older than 55 is held monthly in Port Orange.

To find out the date and location of the next meeting call, (386) 761-8837.

Chinese auction and luncheon planned

Port Orange Elkhearts will have their annual Chinese Auction and Luncheon at 11a.m., Jan. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12. For more information or to get tickets, call (386) 265-5174.

Flu shots available at health department

The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at its health centers in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as 2012-2013 flu season vaccines becomes available in their community.

The prices are $25 for flu, $45 for high-dose flu zone (65 and older) and $65 for pneumonia. Medicare Part B, non-HMO, is accepted.

Health Department locations are:

oDaytona Beach, 1845 Holsonback Drive

oNew Smyrna Beach, 7171 W. Canal St.

oDeLand, 935 N. Spring Garden Ave.

oDeltona- 3151 Howland Blvd.

For more information, visit volusiahealth.com.

Railroad employees to meet

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9, at Duff's Original Buffet at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.

For more information, call (386) 428-9848 or (386) 767-9086.

PAL fundraiser scheduled

The Port Orange Police Athletic League 17th annual motorcycle fundraiser is in progress.

Participants can win a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide or $14,000 cash.

There will also be five $200 winners. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchase by phone (386) 506-5877 with a Visa/Master Card or at the front desk at the Port Orange Police Department.

The drawing will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Cabbage Patch.

Winner need not be present to win.

Food addicts support group to meet

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. There are six weekly meetings in Volusia County.

For more information call (386) 258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

Citizen police academy planned

The Port Orange Police Department is preparing for the eighth Citizen's Police Academy class. The program will start on Monday, Jan. 28, and is offered to those who reside within the city of Port Orange. Class size is limited.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give citizens a better understanding of law enforcement operations through active participation, communication and cooperation.

There is no cost and the class is a 10-week program, with each session lasting three hours. Sessions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and pass a background investigation.

To apply, go to the front desk of the police department or online at port-orange.org/police.

For more information, call (386) 506-5822 or (386) 506-5814.

Volusia law firm launches new website to help streamline community giving

The Port Orange-based law firm of Rue & Ziffra recently launched a new website to simplify charitable donations, both for those giving and for those on the receiving end.

The new site -- rzcares.com -- is intended as a "know-all, share-all" Internet space that offers charitable organizations and community partners an easy way to give or receive, according to Jessica Eckelbarger, marketing director for the personal-injury law firm.

The new user-friendly site contains an events calendar, photo and video galleries of previous charity events, as well as a list of local charities and community partners. A feature is an area where those seeking funds, as well as those looking to donate, can register.

For more information, call (386) 788-7700 or visit www.rzcares.com.

Caregiver support groups offered

The Council on Aging of Volusia County will host a dementia caregiver support group for nonprofessional caregivers at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.




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