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African American history is celebrated with education, events
Back in the 1970s DeLand's African American Museum of the Arts director, Mary Allen, was teaching in an inner city school in New Jersey. She remembers when February was designated as Black History Month. It was in conjunction with the nation's bicentennial celebration in 1976. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to "seize the...
Child's art benefits cancer charity
PORT ORANGE -- If every picture is worth a thousand words, the artwork seven-year-old Maurianna Morris creates is worth two more -- end cancer. The bright-eyed blonde is channeling her inner Picasso for a cause close to her family. She's selling artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, driven ...
Schedule of African American history events
All month, in Volusia County, there will be numerous opportunities to learn more about African American history and its place in American history. Here's the list: African American Museum of the Arts, DeLand Feb. 11 -- World Slavery: The Haitian Revolution and the Rise of American Music Lecturer and professional musician Ray Kamalay from East La...
School board seeking closure of charter school
The judge ended the shotgun marriage, but the school board agreed to let Boston Avenue Charter School stay in operation until all its legal appeals are exhausted. "A change like this in the middle of the year is pretty disruptive," board member Stan Schmidt, Port Orange, said in an interview. "School clo...
Safety first
Brenda Barnes, left, supervisor of Volusia County crossing guards, visits crossing guards Larry Hopkins and Margaret Libby on the corner of South Volusia Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in Orange City in observance of school crossing guard appreciation day. Volusia Sheriff Ben Johnson declared the day in the county to ...
Construction underway at DeBary's Saxon Pointe
DeBary will soon get its first multi-unit apartment complex for adults, age 55 and over. Earthmovers are at work at the southeast corner of Saxon Boulevard and U.S. 17/92 in DeBary, clearing a large portion of the 23.6-acre parcel designated as Saxon Pointe Swallows Planned Unit Development. Atlantic Housing Partners, Winter Park,...
Seashore run
John Bazel, 8, of New Smyrna Beach (in blue) and Jack Neff, 68, of Pittsburgh (in gray) take off as participants begin the 4th annual 'Run with the Rangers 5K and Walk' at Canaveral National Seashore Saturday, Feb. 2. The course began and ended at the historic Eldora Loop Road. Proceeds are used to promote health an...
Philadelphia Union soccer team kicking it in Deltona
Get ready soccer fans. The Philadelphia Union will be back in Deltona at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex for preseason training this week and will even play a preseason game. A preseason scrimmage between the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United will take place at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex at 6 p.m. Feb. 20. It is free and o...
FDLE investigating Edgewater chief
EDGEWATER -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been investigating undisclosed allegations against the city's police chief, Dave Arcieri, for the past month. The reasons remain a mystery and City Manager Tracey Barlow has placed the chief on paid administrative leave while the investigation...
Gathering strength
Clutching her daughter's Bible, Lauretta Rogers, right, fights back the tears as she talks during a candlelight vigil at the Port Orange Amphitheater, Friday, Feb, 1. about her daughter, Laurel Rogers, who went missing on Feb. 1, 2010. Standing with her are her brother, Jan Henry, left; her son, John Peterson; and d...
Fern growers fill Valentine's orders, endure changes
Usually it's now, not July, when fern growers begin to sweat. They watch the weather forecasts and try to will away freezing temperatures. They also work just about around the clock to fill orders for the biggest flower day of the year -- Valentine's Day. So far this year E.P. Richardson Ferneries owners Ann and Pete Richardson ar...
Team Volusia sets more aggressive tone in recruiting efforts
Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., a public-private agency tasked with luring out-of-county companies to the area, will take a more "aggressive" approach to its recruiting efforts this year, the agency's president and chief executive recently told representatives of local governments. At a meeting of the Vol...
World War II Veteran James Gibides, right, of Daytona Beach receives his Legion of Honor Medal from French Navy Capt. Philippe Petitdidier at the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach Tuesday, Jan. 29. Mr. Gibides was one of 23 veterans who were recognized for their service by France. Martin Graybeal of ...
Volusia School District names Emily Edwards Teacher of the Year
Emily Edwards, a fourth grade teacher from Starke Elementary School, is Volusia County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2014. She will serve as Volusia County's Teacher of the Year throughout this school year and next, representing all of Volusia's teachers. Ms. Edwards received her award before an audience of 900 friends of p...
Celebrating our long history of auto racing
Speed Weeks always rolls in a flurry of auto-related happenings throughout the area and this year is no exception. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Ormond Beach Historical Society will present a screening of "The Great Sand Speedway" at the Anderson Price Memorial Building, 48 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach. The film covers beach rac...
Off to see the wizard
The King and Queen of the Krewe of Amalee awarded trophies to this group in the Mardi Gras Parade, which was named the Wizard of Paws. They are, from left, Stevie as Toto (in the basket); Michelle Skelton; Annette Van Etten holding Hoochie as the lion; Emerson Rae, 10; Isobel Cloudman, 3; Chris Cloudman; Zachary Schra...

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