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Community notes - DeLand, DeLeon Springs and Lake Helen
Wounded Warriors gather in DeLand Complete Parachute Solutions will present Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend from April 18 to 20. The event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be a meet and greet barbecue at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, for wounded warriors and supporters. Skydive Boogie will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Ap...
Community notes - Deltona, Orange City and DeBary
Relay for Life slated The Deltona Relay for Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be Saturday, April 13, at Dewey O'Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd. Campsite setup will begin at 7 a.m. There are 34 teams and 250 participants for this year's events. Opening ceremonies start at noon. Guest speakers include Mayor John Masiraczy...
Art notes
Auditions slated for murder mystery comedy The Little Theatre will hold auditions for Sam Bobrick's "The Psychic," directed by Karen Poulsen. Auditions will be at the theatre rehearsal hall at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 14 and 15, at 726 Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. "The Psychic" was the winner of the 2011 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best P...
New Smyrna Beach author publishes first work
John Bonham, a resident of New Smyrna Beach, has published his first fiction novel named "Murder, Cremation & Other Crimes." Although only published for a short while, the book has already received a five star review. John and his wife and editor, Marie, enjoy their combined families that include six children and nine grandchildren. Prior to movi...
Community notes - New Smyrna Beach
Sacred Heart to host Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run Sacred Heart Catholic School will host its second Annual Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run Saturday, April 13, at Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run will follow. The course begins and ends at Riverside Park, taking runners/walkers through the nearby n...
Frank H. Backes Frank H. Backes, 85, died Saturday, March 23, at Southeast Volusia Care Center. Mr. Backes was born in Winchester, Mass., and moved to Edgewater in 1995 from Waukegan, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. Mr. Backes was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church and Florida Native Plant Society...
Community notes - Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Holly Hill
Surf contest slated Christian Surfers Daytona Beach Spring Fling Surf Contest 2013 will be Saturday, April 13, at the Birth Place of Speed Park next to the Granada Boulevard beach ramp in Ormond Beach. The one-day event features a surf contest, paddleboard race, surf lessons, food by chef Larry and raffles. There also will be live music, a surf...
Sorority announces Male Cook-off Winners
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, has announced the winners of its inaugural Male Cook-off on March 24 at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center.  Winners were: Appetizers: Arthur Wesley Wright, first; Anthony Kenner, second; Jermaine McKinney, third. Salads: Greg Dew, first; Wallace Lowery, second; Robert Jones, third. En...
Religion notes
Church to host benefit for childcare center First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host a benefit for Rainbow Child Care Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the Fellowship Hall. For further information, call (386) 734-6078. Food will be collected for the Neighborhood Center, Sunday, April 14. First Christian Church is at 1401 W. Ne...
Community notes - Port Orange
Port Orange's Monthly History Lecture Series continues The next Port Orange history lecture is at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Adult Activity Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive. On the schedule for the April lecture is a photo tour of historic structures and landmarks from Port Orange's past and what has replaced them today. For more informat...
School notes
Campbell (Centipedes) Class of 1963 celebrates 50 years The Campbell Senior High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th historical reunion with numerous activities. Alumni of classes from 1939 to 1970, when the high school was desegregated, will be honored. The celebration will kick-off with a banquet on April 20 at the Daytona Resort and...

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