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New planetarium opening at museum
There might be nothing new under the sun, but there's a brand new way of looking at the sun, the stars and all the universes beyond our own at the Museum of Arts and Sciences planetarium opening this week. The new planetarium has been moved from the back of the building in Daytona Beach to the front, and it's equipped with state...
Council agrees to let Sands play in old courthouse
Shakespeare said "all the world's a stage" and in a matter of months DeLand's Historic Courthouse will become just that. The Volusia County Council, at its meeting Aug. 7, agreed to grant the Sands Theatre Co.'s request to use the upstairs courtroom for the play "12 Angry Jurors," which will open Feb. 13. The play will be performe...
Clowning for charity
DeLand resident Lisa Shuffle, dressed as a clown, and her rabbit-in-the-hat hand puppet entertain, from left, Brittany Pollock, 14, Sterling Dickerson, 11, and Madison Pollock, 14, all of DeLand, during Total Realty's Care Fest cookout for the Children's Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 16, in DeLand....
Rezoning for Manning subdivision approved
The New Smyrna Beach City Commission approved the rezoning of the Louella Street-Manning subdivision Aug. 12 after addressing several residents' concerns. Planning Director Gail Henrikson said the city worked with several residents who had signed a petition earlier this year against the rezoning reques...
Cowgirls unite
Charlotte Miller, 6, of Daytona Beach rides a horse during the City of Daytona Beach sponsored Unity in the Community event at Daisy Stockton Park on Saturday Aug. 16....
Pet pantry serves thousands, seeks home in West Volusia
A dog, scheduled to be euthanized, wound up being the one to help others survive. The dog inspired Sophie's Circle, Volusia County's only pet food pantry. In an ongoing effort to keep animals in their homes, the organization is dedicated to providing pet food to financially challenged families. It also promotes the importance of s...
Association recognizes health agency staffers
The Florida Environmental Health Association recently recognized Eric Maday and Paul Minshew of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. Mr. Maday received the Outstanding Environmental Health Professional Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of environmental health professionals during the past year. "I am g...
Extending school tax would pay for tech and security upgrades
Voters will be asked to vote on a referendum to extend the half-cent sales tax, one of the items that will appear on every ballot in the county. If you haven't been paying attention or are new to the area, it may seem confusing. A half-cent tax? How can there be a half-cent tax? And if it goes to schools, how much can half a ...
Seniors vs Crime volunteer retires
After 10 years as a volunteer with Seniors vs Crime, Sandy Garofalo is stepping down. She was one of the first volunteers at the Sunshine Park Mall office in South Daytona when it opened in 2004, and has been active ever since. Mrs. Garofalo was honored at a retirement party at the South Daytona office and present...
Dancing for a cause
Zumba instructor Vanidy Diaz of DeLand leads a roomful of dancers during a Zumbathon fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Orange City Methodist Church fellowship hall that raised about $3,000 to help pay medical expenses for breast cancer patient Belen Figueroa of DeLeon Springs. Event organizers estimated a...
Candidates - DeLand, DeLeon Springs and Lake Helen
Volusia County Council At Large Pat Northey has served on the Volusia County Council for the past eight years as District 5 representative. Mrs. Northey has been a Volusia County resident since 1974. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University in 1990. She serves as St. Johns River Alliance chair, Fla...
Hospital begins building ER expansion
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has begun a $1.8 million construction project in the emergency department to add one additional bed, convert the curtain room area to two private exam rooms, and add a nine-bed observation area. This will increase the number of emergency department beds from 31 to 32 at the Orange City hospital, ...
Candidates - Deltona, Orange City and DeBary
Volusia County Council At Large Pat Northey has served on the Volusia County Council for the past eight years as District 5 representative. Mrs. Northey has been a Volusia County resident since 1974. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University in 1990. She serves as St. Johns River Alliance chair, Fla...
Smiles included
Jacob Avery of South Daytona hands a free backpack to Tyree Williams, 3, of Daytona Beach during the Mayor's Backpack Giveaway at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center on Saturday, Aug. 9....
Art In Public places expands throughout West Volusia
The works of five artists will adorn the walls of the Orange City Council Chambers for the next several months. The exhibit will open with a reception at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, before the regular council meeting commences at 7 p.m. Featured artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served. In partnership wi...
Hospital opening New Smyrna facility in September, hires manager
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will open its New Smyrna Beach facility in September and has named Marlene Thomas to serve as the director of operations. The Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center New Smyrna Health Park is in the southeast quadrant of Interstate 95 and State Road 44 at 125 Florida Memorial Parkway. ...
Candidates - Port Orange
Volusia County Council At Large Pat Northey has served on the Volusia County Council for the past eight years as District 5 representative. Mrs. Northey has been a Volusia County resident since 1974. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University in 1990. She serves as St. Johns River Alliance chair, Fla...
Smiles say it all
Arshunte' Robinson, 5, left, and Ar'Lyonia Robinson, 6, of Daytona Beach show off their new backpacks during the City of Daytona Beach sponsored Unity in the Community event at Daisy Stockton Park on Saturday Aug. 16....
NSF awards B-CU $400,000 grant for biology studies
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $400,000 to Bethune-Cookman University for support of "Targeted Infusion Project: Developing Quantitative Expertise in the Undergraduate Biology Curriculum (QEUBiC)." Dr. Raphael D. Isokpehi, Dr. Elizabeth R. Congdon and Dr. Katharina C. Wollenberg Valero will direct the ...
Candidates - Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Holly Hill
Volusia County Council At Large Pat Northey has served on the Volusia County Council for the past eight years as District 5 representative. Mrs. Northey has been a Volusia County resident since 1974. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University in 1990. She serves as St. Johns River Alliance chair, Fla...
Shores wants code changes for proposed condo
The Daytona Beach Shores City Council delayed approval Aug. 12 on a DiMucci Cos. development agreement for construction of an 11-story condominium on Atlantic Avenue until several code variations requested by the developer are reworked. The beachside property, between the Zodiac and Sanibel condominiums, vacan...
Wave rider
Emma Priester, 12, prepares to stand on the surfboard as surf instructor Frank Lill watches during the Ormond Beach Family YMCA Surf Camp near Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores on Thursday, July 31....

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