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Orange City historic home still an empty promise
ORANGE CITY - Chicago seed baron Albert Dickinson was an integral part of the first building boom here just after the Civil War. Though some of his sizable brood merely wintered in Orange City, others called it home. One daughter, an ophthalmologist named Frances, fought for women's rights with cousin/...
County pauses scrub restoration opposed by Port Orange residents
VOLUSIA COUNTY - A plan to restore scrub habitat in one of the region's largest state-owned conservation areas has some residents upset out of fears it would forever change its nature trails for the worse. After the Volusia County Council last month approved a scrub habitat restoration project at the Doris L...
Steady hands
Sarah Eisner, 9, of South Daytona, plays a game of Jenga during summer camp at the Port Orange Gymnasium recently. The City of Port Orange Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the camp. For more information on upcoming camps visit www.parks.port-orange.org or call (386) 506-5852....
Up in the air
Kristpher Kitt of Ponce Inlet walks across a series of wooden planks to reach the zip line course in the Zoom Air's Treetop Adventure Park at Tuscawilla Park in Daytona Beach Saturday. For more information, visit www.ZoomAir.us....
Going places: American mobility on display, courtesy of the Smithsonian
DEBARY - For six weeks, the Smithsonian Institution will be in DeBary. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 13, Journey Stories will be on display at the Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, Charles Richard Beall Boulevard. "It is about mobility and travel in the United States," Mary Waldroff, prog...
Look at this!
Cassidy Collins, left, 3, with her twin sister Madalynn, gets a surprise look at the sport-fish tank with Mark Spradley during a recent visit to the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach. For more information on upcoming events or programs, visit www.marinediscoverycenter.org or call (386) 428-4828....
Improved parks make a day at the beach even better
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - It's been a long journey, but now visitors to two of the city's beachfront parks are finally seeing the results of years of "considerable debate and dialogue." City Manager Pam Brangaccio said Friday's groundbreaking at Esther Street Beachfront Park and the ribbon-cutting for the co...
Never too young to rock!
Gael Burgess holds on to her eleven-month-old granddaughter, Emma Burgess, as she dances to the sounds of the Knights to Remember" band during the Summer Sounds free concert series at Rockefeller Gardens Friday. Also pictured is Emma's aunt Beth Frame of Sanford. The Ormond Beach Leisure Services sponsored the event...
Council: Don't combine public works, public utilities departments
PORT ORANGE - City leaders said the public works and public utilities departments are better off as two. In a recent discussion about combining the two departments, City Council members believed a merger would not work and instead recommended beginning a search for a new public works director. The public wor...
Art talk
Rose Yovaisis, right, of Ponce Inlet talks to artist Birtha Kirby during the annual Shores Liberty Art and Jazz Festival at the Oceans Racquet and Recreation Club in Daytona Beach Shores recently. The event was sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach Shores Culture and Entertainment Board....
Reliving an Olympic Games security breach
From the time I was a young boy, I dreamed of going to see the Summer Olympics. The idea of the world's athletes competing peacefully was an attractive concept then as it is now. With that in mind, I ordered my tickets in early 1995 for the Atlanta Olympics that would be held in 1996. I was excited to have the opportunit...
County launches Art in Public Places website
VOLUSIA COUNTY - Volusia County has launched a new website that showcases more than 200 pieces of art purchased through the Art in Public Places program in the last 22 years. The art, which ranges from monumental murals and bronze sculptures to classical oil paintings, is on display in 16 public buildings and outdoor areas. It ...

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