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DeLand Animal Hospital expands to eastside, now treats exotics
When DeLand Animal Hospital became a 24/7 treating facility in 2012, people in need of emergency pet care discovered a level of service that went beyond round the clock availability. People were comforted by the compassion, attentiveness and skill they may not have encountered during previous urgent care experiences, Hospital Dire...
Monday Men enjoy fellowship and helping out
Who in their right mind laughs and has fun on Monday morning? The DeLeon Springs Community Association Monday Men must know something the rest of us don't. They don't mind sharing. In fact, they do a lot of that, but you'll want to join them for coffee to learn what makes them so cheerful. Hint: They are all about service. On a re...
Deputy decorators
School Crossing Guard Bea Leatherman, Sgt. Justin Sawicki, Lt. Don Taylor, Secretary Kathy Burnsed and Capt. Charlie Brown stand next to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Christmas tree that was decorated with handmade ornaments by Nancy Perez's Kindergarten class from Starke Elementary in DeLand on Thursday, Dec. 1...
Deltona Commission extends city manager's contract
Acting Deltona City Manager Dave Denny drew a crowd of cheerleading city staff members to the final commission meeting of 2013. But they weren't there to send their boss and co-worker out with a bang. For now, Mr. Denny will stay in the position he's held for the better part of the past year. At its regular meeting Dec. 16, the De...
Spreading holiday cheer
Deltona High School senior Franco Barrito, 17, decorated himself and his saxophone in Christmas cheer to perform with his bandmates in the Orange City Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14....
Spreading cheer
Isabel Toussaint, 9, left, Lenise Miller, 10, and Jayle Smith, 7, right, of the New Smyrna Beach Boys & Girls Club lead the way as they sing Christmas carols through the halls of Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The carolers were part of the Care for the Caregivers program sponsore...
Police helping with holiday debris
While this might be a wonderful time of the year for most residents, nothing can ruin the holiday spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime. Unfortunately the holidays are also the time of the year where opportunistic burglars and thieves search for easy targets. Criminals will identify potential targets by the empty b...
FRESH Book Festival returns to Daytona Beach
The Third Annual F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival will take place Jan. 3-4 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center at 925 George W. Engram Boulevard in Daytona Beach. The Book Festival includes two events with a "Meet and Greet" scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, with a $20 charge and the Book Fair from 10...
Results of annual Daytona Christmas Boat Parade
The Halifax River Yacht Club hosted the 14th annual Christmas Boat Parade on the Halifax River in downtown Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 7. Each year this event is enjoyed by thousands lined along the Halifax River, on bridges, causeways and in private boats. Mike McQuarrie, Commodore of the Halifax River Yacht Club said "Th...
Holly Hill backs off buying mobile home park
Resident after resident stood before the Holly Hill City Commission on Dec. 10, speaking against the building of a retention pond that would displace 80 residents in the Riverside Community Mobile Home Park. Emotions were high and, in voices struggling not to become too emotional, residents of the mobile home ...
Helping hands
Adam Crouch, left, and Tim Huth of Ormond Beach volunteered to unload boxes of food for people in need during the 15th annual Holiday Food Basket Distribution in front of Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach on Friday, Dec. 20. Vince Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation partnered with...
Sheriff's office relocating to Ormond Beach
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is on the move. The agency is relocating its district headquarters that's responsible for law enforcement services in the portion of northeast Volusia County that's under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Office. Referred to as District 3, the office is on Third Street in Holly Hill. On Thur...
The Bandshell Overflows with love for Alex & Sierra
Simon Cowell darlings Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton of XFactor's "Alex & Sierra" fame won the singing competition, de-lighting devoted fans at a viewing party in Daytona Beach Thursday, Dec. 19. As the popular couple from Florida gathered momentum and survived being eliminated through voter participation, the fol...
Hospital employees decorate and donate Christmas wreaths
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center employees created 57 Christmas wreaths and donated them to the Children's Home Society, The STAR Family Center and the Wit-Nest Domestic Abuse Center to help local families in-need decorate for the Christmas season. Following this year's "Home for the Holidays" theme, each hospital depa...
Boatyard project hits some choppy water
Residents of an area originally known as the Powers Subdivision, off Dunlawton Avenue near the railroad tracks, are unhappy with Atlantic Marine's development of a 3.68-acre site for a boat sales/repair facility and outdoor storage. The property in question is home to a tree service and small mechanic's shop. ...
Pregnant women should get flu shots
The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-14 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. The department recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the flu vaccination each year. It is especially import...
The Nutcracker
Uncle Drosselmeyer, played by James Yoder, presents the nutcracker to Clara, played by Diana Cheney, during the Civic Ballet of Volusia County's 32nd annual rendition of The Nutcracker at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Saturday, Dec. 14....
Health department warns about tattoo parties
The Florida Department of Health encourages residents to only use licensed tattoo artists when getting tattoos and body art. Residents are also advised to avoid participating in local tattoo parties where unlicensed activity is common. "Tattoo parties are events where someone hires an unlicensed person or business to provide t...
Take more steps, walk longer with anti-gravity treadmill
With the exception being those who are benefitting from its use, no one could be more excited about the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill than Carlton Shores Executive Director Joshua Wagoner. From Merritt Island and possessing a love for "all things space," the treadmill with NASA patented technology has been a rema...
County's veterans' services office named best in the state
Volusia County's Veterans Services Division has been named "Service Office of the Year" by Florida's Veterans of Foreign Wars. The division was among 67 county offices considered for the honor. This is the sixth time the division has received the honor in the past 10 years. Jason Smith, the state VFW director, presented the aw...
Looking back at the year 2013
Well, it turned out to be a very interesting year for me and my Land Lines column. In March I was happy to report the dedication of the new Ormond Garage replica that our group had worked on for so long. The Motor Racing Heritage Association was proud to present Mayor Ed Kelley with the symbolic key after four years of hard work. It is not often ...

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