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Good Samaritan Clinic combines dental, medical practices in larger facility
Mary Gusky was in a hospital bed in 2006 recuperating from surgery to remove a pancreatic tumor. The tumor was benign. Ms. Gusky concluded there was work yet to be done. God, she figured, had spoken. A few weeks later Ms. Gusky sat in a pew at St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand, listening to Father Tom Connery talk about helping ...
Brassy bunch
Tom Waid, director, leads Stetson Euphonium players Raymond Fisk, Tony Juliano, and Marli Vatnadoe and Tuba players James Erath, Matthew Gerken and Antonio Ruiz during the Brass Ensemble concert on Sunday, March 24 in Lee Chapel of Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University....
DeLand Realtor finds treasures from the past, keeps vision for the future
Realtor Maureen Kemp calls herself "the new house, old house lady." With a new development taking shape and more than $33 million in historic and classic home sales in the DeLand area under her belt, the self-assessment seems accurate. The fifth-generation Florida "Conch"-- originally from Key West -- fostered her affinity for his...
DeLeon Springs gets long-awaited rezoning
"Downtown DeLeon Springs." Jubilant members of the DeLeon Springs Community Association think it has a nice ring to it. Since the Volusia County Council voted yes for a district overlay and removal of split zoning on March 14, there's hope a quaint shopping and dining district in the community will soon become reality. The associa...
Cleaning up
Clean-up volunteers Walter Minning, left, of Deltona and Joy Sagar of Lake Helen load dog fennel into a dump truck owned by Richard Penner during a restoration project of Spirit Pond in Cassadaga on Saturday, March 23. It is believed the dog fennel may be one of the two main issues with the disappearance of the lake, ...
Beachside residents speak out on parking
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Some beachside residents expressed their concerns to the city's Parking Task Force Committee at its meeting March 21. "It appears the resident's needs have taken a back seat to the business's needs," said Deborah Dugas in reference to the Task Force's plans to improve parking along Fla...
Riverfest attracts many fun seekers
EDGEWATER -- From kayaks and paddleboats to mini-golf and carnival rides, the Edgewater RiverFest & Business Expo 2013 offered fun for the whole family Saturday, March 23. Hundreds of local businesses lined Riverside Drive from Kennedy Park to Menard May Park with tents and information tables handing out ...
Organizers want Timeless Wings and Wheels to become a museum
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport is the home of a local traveling oral history project known as the Timeless Wings & Wheels Museum. "Our dream is to someday have a museum to showcase the veteran's history, our library, the uniforms and artifacts and the video histories," said Cla...
Century plus three
World War II Veteran Robert Scott of Ormond Beach celebrated his 103rd birthday with his regular exercise routine at the Ormond Beach YMCA on Friday, March 22. The Ormond Beach YMCA threw him a birthday party with a lifetime membership to the YMCA....
Commissioners hopeful for city's airport tower
Two of their own reported lobbying efforts to the City Commission in its March 19 meeting, including whether the city's airport tower will close. Deputy Mayor Bill Partington and Commissioner Troy Kent presented reports to the commission, outlining results of their lobbying visit to Washington D.C. "Commission...
Daytona Beach extending trail
The City of Daytona Beach is extending the Halifax River Trail, a segment of the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway Trail from Canada to the Florida Keys. There are plans for an extension of the trail along Palmetto Avenue and a pedestrian underpass at Riverfront Park. A 12-foot wide off road trail will be built ...
Wilbur Boathouse celebrates 100th anniversary
Wilbur Boathouse hosted its 32nd annual flea market and bake sale March 22-23. This year's event was special, however, because it was the 100th anniversary of Wilbur Boathouse. The annual event brings people from the community together and draws others from much farther away. Pat Donnellan came to the eve...
On the hunt
Kathy Langford of Daytona Beach Shores looks on as her 20-month-old granddaughter Abby Amos reaches for an egg during the Easter Egg Hunt at South Daytona Christian Church, Saturday, March 23. The day was filled with face painting and crafts....
City Council pulls back from Riverwalk project negotiations
The Port Orange City Council has been grappling over what to do to kick-start the Riverwalk Redevelopment Project area and it seems as if the trend will continue following its March 19 meeting. The City Council voted not to approve a motion to negotiate contract revisions at this time on the Riverwalk Red...
F.A.I.T.H. seeks aid center for homeless
Sometimes it takes a little F.A.I.T.H. Fighting Against Injustice Toward Harmony, F.A.I.T.H., conducted its annual Action Assembly Monday, March 18. The assembly attracted about 1,600 to hear what two Volusia County Council members and other elected officials had to say about the social-justice organizat...
Cars galore
Thousands of car enthusiasts ascended upon the 24th annual Spring Turkey Run at the Daytona Beach International Speedway, Saturday, March 23. The speedway was packed with an array of vintage, classic, muscle, racecars and trucks....
ACLU chapter honors elections supervisor
When you think of the American Civil Liberties Union and Republican elected officials, the former giving an award to the latter doesn't immediately spring to mind. But that will be the case on Saturday, March 30, when the ACLU's Volusia-Flagler Chapter presents Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall, a ...
Run for a cure
Runners take off at the start of the Volusia Walk to Cure Diabetes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's ICI Center, Saturday, March 23. Hundreds came out to show their support in the fight against diabetes. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org....
Easily obtained property can be gift and burden to cities
When real estate is donated to cities it's not always free. Recently the City of Deltona agreed to take ownership of a single-family lot and home at 1221 Abagail Drive. The commission voted 5-2 to accept owner Emmanuel Zulueta's offer to give his former residence to the city -- even though staff had advised at a prior meeting the ...
Ladies: How to catch a single angler
Ahhh, springtime and a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. Actually, so do the thoughts of old men. Several years ago I wrote a whimsical piece for my fishing column that was intended to be completely tongue in cheek, but my words sparked a romantic response from many female readers. I felt that perhaps it is time to let the Land Lines r...

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