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Museum admission being waived
Between Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 30, The Florida Museum for Women Artists in DeLand, will waive the admission fee and open its doors to visitors for free as a holiday gift from the museum to the community. Presently, the Third Annual Juried Show is on display. More than 60 works by 52 contemporary artists are in this annual show. Visi...
DeLand community notes
Caroling planned Caroling Night in Downtown DeLand will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, on West Indian Avenue, accompanied by snowfall. For more information, call (386) 738-0649 or visit www.mainstreetdeland.org. Breakfast with Santa scheduled The DeLand Lions Club will host breakfast with Santa from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 2...
DeLand comes alive in new book release
For Hometown News Following his previous release last year of "The Sleeping President," DeLand author Peter L. Harding has set his sights on DeLand itself as the charmed Southern location for his new book, "Three Days Later." Mr. Harding, an Australian from Brisbane, and his wife, Lynne, formerly of Boston via San Diego, came to DeLand in 2003;...
Pastor retiring
Dr. David Felty, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), DeLand, will be retiring from full-time ministry Dec. 31. First Christian will have a retirement reception for him after the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 23. The reception is open to visitors and community friends of Dr. Felty. He has served First Christian in DeLand ...
Student named to dean's honor roll
Julie Sharff, a sophomore at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C., was named to the dean's honor roll for the fall trimester of 2012. Julie is the daughter of Nancy Kay and Robert Andrew Sharff of DeLand. Julie is one of 47 students to qualify for the dean's honor roll this trimester....
Call for artists
Gateway Center for the Arts is looking for participants in the fifth annual members' exhibit Jan. 20 through March 7 at 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary. The event will kick off with an artists' wine and cheese reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. All members in good standing are eligible to participate. In addition, any artists who are not memb...
Deltona community notes
Lyonia Environmental Center plans Sunday program Lyonia Environmental Center will hold popcorn and a movie at 2 p.m. Dec. 23, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about the Floridan Aquifer as you watch a free showing of "Water's Journey -- The Hidden Rivers of Florida," which brings to light an impending international crisis. Popcorn is free. Mov...
Learn about appraisals and appreciation
The Hub on Canal will hold a film forum, "Appraisal & Appreciation," each Wednesday beginning at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 9 for four weeks and a second session starting Feb. 6 for four weeks, at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $60 for each of the four-week sessions. There also is a $6 materials fee. Reservations are required by Jan. 4. Faci...
Nominations sought for historic preservation award
The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award. Buildings at least 50 years old or sites associated with a historic event are eligible. The nomination deadline is Jan. 31. Past winners include the Night Swan Bed and Breakfast and 601 Faulkner Street...
Athelyn Evelyn Kingery Athelyn Evelyn Kingery, 87, a retired office worker, of New Smyrna Beach, died Thursday, Nov. 29 at Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach. Arrangements were handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach. James D. Kelly James D. Kelly, 79, a U.S. Army Korean War...
Palette & Brush Club to meet
The Palette & Brush Club meet at 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Art League of Daytona Beach, 422 S. Palmetto St. Open studio time is on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call (386) 676-9821. Registration opens for winter art classes The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is registering for its winter classes. T...
L.B. Knox Bridge to close for scheduled repairs
The L.B. Knox Bridge, commonly known as Highbridge, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 19 to Jan. 9 for scheduled repairs. As a result, Highbridge Road from John Anderson Drive to Walter Boardman Lane will be open to local traffic only. The drawbridge, which crosses the Intracoastal Waterway north of Ormo...
Candlelight Christmas Eve service planned
Riverview United Methodist Church will conduct a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at 2253 John Anderson Drive, Ormond-by-the-Sea. A special guest musician will be Cynthia Tutera, playing her harp. She will start at 6:45 p.m. with a short concert. Also, Camryn Biza and Sara Kwilecki, student guests, will be playing th...
Classes offered at adult center
The City of Port Orange is offering painting, drawing, creative writing and Italian languages classes in January. Painting will be from 1 to 4 p.m. each Monday beginning Jan. 7. The cost is $50 for the six-week class. Drawing will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday beginning Jan. 10. Cost is $50 for six weeks. Creative writing will be from ...
Toy drive slated
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 ol...
Daytona State offers free student-study skills, review sessions for college algebra
For students preparing to take Intermediate Algebra this spring, the Academic Support Center at Daytona State College is offering a repeat of its popular study skills and review sessions. The sessions, which run 2.5 hours a day for four days, Monday, Jan. 7, through Thursday, Jan. 10, teach techniques to conquer the tricky concepts of algebra. Th...

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