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Bee cause: Deltona beekeeper cares
If you ask advanced beekeeper and lecturer Ed Williams what he did before he retired, he'll say, "Nothing, according to my boss." The dry-witted apiarist does plenty these days to educate locals about bees. Through a series of lectures at DeBary Hall, which began Sept. 12, Mr. Williams will teach anyone who wants to listen about p...
International sensation MazzMuse coming to Athens Theater
The Today Show touted her as "one of the most versatile and talented violinists in the world" and next month she'll be in DeLand. Mazz Swift, who performs under the name MazzMuse, will be onstage at the Athens Theater Friday, Oct. 18, presented by The African American Museum of the Arts. "MazzMuse is an incredible and talented vio...
Along came a spider
Arachnologist John Serrao, left, of DeLand lets children touch a tarantula during "Spider Species of Florida" at The Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona on Saturday, Sept. 14. Mr. Serrao discussed the diversity, beauty and ecological importance of arachnids. Shelley Stephens or Orange City brought her three child...
DSC gets third grant from Mexican government
A chorus of voices repeated after the teacher on a recent Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church of DeLeon Springs. They were in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes taught there by Daytona State College instructor Miguel Garcia. The classes change lives. DeLeon Springs resident Maria Verdinez said they've ...
Nickelodeon hosts playground bash at Enterprise Elementary
Enterprise Elementary School Principal Dr. Virginia Abernathy joined the ranks of Katy Perry, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Ariana Grande Sept. 12 when she got slimed by the folks from Nickelodeon. Enthusiastic students gathered in front of the stage were more than willing to count to three, prompting the green ooze to engulf their l...
Running for lives
Jonas Grimes, 6, of Orange City keeps a steady pace in the "Kids Fun Run" for the Siblings Run Better Together 5K Walk/Run at Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach, Saturday Sept. 14. The run benefits Neighbor to Family, a sibling foster care program. For information, visit neighbortofamily.org....
Museum seeks voices of Southeast Volusia County
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Local residents have a chance to record their family's local history as part of New Smyrna Museum of History's Voices of Southeast Volusia County program. On Aug. 27, six volunteers attended a workshop on conducting interviews for the project. "For me, history is not the big events tha...
Pony express
Hannah Schwerdt of Daytona Beach holds on to her one-year-old son Connor during a ride on a pony from Noah's Landing during the 4th annual "Ultimate Baby Shower & Children's EXPO!" at the News-Journal Center on Saturday, Sept. 14....
Foundation awards grants for indigent projects
The Community Foundation of East Central Florida has issued four grants for indigent care in Volusia County from the Simon J. Peabody Fund. There were 12 grant applications from a variety of social service agencies that are doing great work in the county. The needs are great and the resources are limited unfortunately, stated ...
Actor Steve Buscemi is grand marshal for annual Boggy Creek ride
Steve Buscemi will be grand marshal for the 19th annual Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children that benefits Camp Boggy Creek. On Sunday, Oct. 6, Mr. Buscemi will serve as a special guest for the event, which benefits children with serious illnesses and their families. Mr. Buscemi is known for his roles on the big screen, such as "F...
Firefighter tribute run
Fire fighter Billy Dailey and his son, William Patrick Dailey III, led a two-mile run along Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach as part of TeamRWB's 9/11 tribute on Wednesday, Sept. 11. TeamRWB is a grassroots organization connecting veterans to their communities through interactive programs. Joining TeamRWB is free and man...
E is for easier publishing: Is the literary market flush or flooded?
John Fitzgerald took all that he loves and put it into a book. The home where his heart is, Ormond-by-the-Sea; the old pier washed away by the elements; his jazz musician father Johnny Fitz; his beloved mother Lorita May "Laurie" Fitzgerald; his newspaper man great grandfather Thomas E. Fitzgerald all fill and traverse the pages. ...
In memoriam
A student cadet in Stetson University's ROTC program looks at the display on the Stetson Green, which featured more than 2,000 small American flags surrounded by ones from 58 countries. The plaque in the center of the display reads this memorial is in remembrance of each individual who died in the attacks on our nat...
Your bones need magnesium
If you enjoy throwing your money away while believing you are "doing your body some good," here's a sure-fire way to do it. Take just calcium and vitamin D to provide you with the much-needed nutrients, particularly for improved bone health. You have to take them with magnesium, said Dr. John Hornocker during ...
The Big Lebowski -- I'm just glad he's out there
A while back I was out with my wife, Lana, for a nice lunch and afterwards stopped by the Target store for a little shopping. It was too hot to stay in the car, so I went inside to wait and wound up on a stool in the snack bar. Aside from the lady working there, I was alone. After a bit I saw a fellow shuffling along the wide main aisle and headi...

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