Graduation schedule announced
Graduation ceremonies for Volusia County high schools began May 30 and end June 2.
Admission will be $3 per person. Parking will be $5 for ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.
Tickets will be presold at each of the high schools. Here is a list of the district's graduation ceremonies.
Atlantic High School Graduation: Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m., Ocean Center
DeLand High School Graduation: Sunday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Ocean Center
Deltona High School Graduation: Friday, May 31, 4 p.m., Ocean Center
Mainland High School Graduation: Sunday, June 2, noon, Ocean Center
New Smyrna Beach High School Graduation: Sunday, June 2, 3:30 p.m., Ocean Center
Pine Ridge High School Graduation: Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m., Ocean Center
Seabreeze High School
Graduation: Saturday, June 1, 4:30 p.m., Ocean Center
Spruce Creek High School Graduation: Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m., Ocean Center
Taylor Middle-High School Graduation: Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m., Edmunds Center, Stetson University
University High School Graduation: Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m., Ocean Center
Master gardeners will explain how it's done
Volusia County Master Gardeners will host a Q&A clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1.
Master gardeners will be available at the Walmart garden center, 1699 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Reservations are not required. For information, call (386) 822-5778.
Trash and Treasure sale slated
The annual Trash to Treasure garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Conrad Center/DeLand House Museum, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand.
All proceeds from the garage sale go toward the operation funds for the West Volusia Historical Society, the Henry A. DeLand House Museum and the Robert M. Conrad Educational & Research Center.
For information, call (386) 740-6813 or (386) 734-4765.
Celiac Disease support group to meet
The Florida Hospital DeLand Celiac Disease Support Group is for individuals suffering from celiac and family, friends or anyone interested in learning about celiac.
Celiac is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy on up. It is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. A lifelong gluten-free diet is the only cure.
The group meets at noon June 5. at Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., Classroom 3A, DeLand. For information, call (386) 943-4805.
'When Heartburn Does Deeper Damage' presentation scheduled
Barrett's Esophagus is a condition that is often the beginning stages of esophageal cancer, the most rapidly rising form of cancer in the U.S. The good news is it is easily diagnosed and, if found early enough, treatments are easy, noninvasive and relatively painless.
Learn more about Barrett's Esophagus and its common symptoms at the "When Heartburn Does Deeper Damage" presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Villa at Sandhill Golf Course, 800 E. Euclid Ave., DeLand.
Florida Hospital DeLand Gastroenterologist Martin Prado, MD, will give the presentation.
Refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, call toll-free (866) 328-6417.
DeLand library plans book sale June 7-8
The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8.
Hardbacks will be sold for $1 each, large paperbacks for 50 cents, and small paperbacks and magazines for 25 cents. Books will be sold for $3 a bag after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Patrons can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 2:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430.
Free Spanish legal seminar offered
Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell will conduct a one-day free Spanish legal seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Orange City.
The speaker will be Social Security, Disability Attorney Luis Gracia.
This informational seminar has been created to educate the Hispanic community about common legal issues in society today. Mr. Gracia will cover Social Security disability, workers compensation, automobile and motorcycle accidents and more.
To make a reservation, or for information, call (386) 788-7700 or visit rueziffra.com.
Seminario juridico Espanol gratuito ofrecido
Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, celebrará una jornada de seminario jur'dico gratuito en español desde las 9 a.m. hasta el mediod'a Sábado, 15 de junio, en el Hotel Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Orange City.
El orador será Seguridad Social, Discapacidad El abogado Luis Gracia.
Este seminario informativo ha sido creado para educar a la comunidad hispana sobre cuesti-n jur'dica común en la sociedad de hoy. El Sr. Gracia servirán para cubrir incapacidad de la Seguridad Social, compensaci-n a los trabajadores, los accidentes de autom-vil y motocicleta y mucho más.
Llama hoy mismo al (386) 788-7700 para reserva tu lugar. Visita Rueziffra.com para más deltalles,
Funds available for first-time homebuyers
Volusia County first-time homebuyers who are mortgage-ready and meet income-eligibility and other program requirements, may qualify for Volusia County's Homebuyer Assistance Program.
The program provides a deferred payment, second mortgage loan of up to 20 percent of the purchase price plus up to $3,000 to assist with closing costs. If the homebuyer lives in the home for 15 years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven.
The program is not available in the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Ponce Inlet and Port Orange.
For information, visit www.volusia.org/housing or call the county's Community Assistance Division at (386) 736-5955.
Funds available to fortify homes against wind
Is your home ready for the next big windstorm? If you meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve your home's wind resistance, you may qualify for Volusia County's Wind Hazard Mitigation Program.
The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per household is $10,000.
Funding can be used only for owner-occupied homes in Volusia County except in the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Port Orange and Ponce Inlet. The funds are provided as a five-year, zero-interest, deferred loan secured by a mortgage. The owner is responsible to pay for closing costs. If the homeowner lives in the home for five years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven.
For information, visit www.volusia.org/housing or call Affordable Housing Coordinator Lori Brown at (386) 736-5955, Ext. 12969.
Food Addicts in Recovery to meet
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia.
FA is based upon the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. There are seven meetings in Volusia County.
For more information call (386) 258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces June schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to cats and dogs that belong to residents of unincorporated areas and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in June:
Fancy Fruit & Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: June 3, 10, 17 and 24
Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: June 4, 11, 13, 18, 25 and 27
Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: June 5 and 19
Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: June 12 and 26
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.