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Lyonia celebrates women
Women are society's nurturers. They tend to give so much there is nothing left but debilitating fatigue and dissatisfaction. Saturday, March 15, Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona hosted a day-long event for women to give back to themselves. To get things started, yoga instructor Saundra Emerson, from Bamboo Art Center for Sus...
Teens organize fundraisers to aid teachers' medical battle
"Teach them well and let them lead the way," implores Whitney Houston's anthem Greatest Love of All. Students from two West Volusia high schools are doing just that -- rallying in support of two beloved teachers who are facing the challenge of a lifetime. Spike to Save!, a men's volleyball tournament in the DeLand High School gymn...
Hoping to find a home
Stetson University student Ash Del Cid of Lake Mary waits to see if the Chihuahua she is holding will be adopted at the A.R.K. Bark at the Park event at Conrad Park on Saturday, March 15....
Local author visits hometown on book tour
Author and educator Stephanie Redd returned home to promote her book "Just because he says you're beautiful ... Five Things Every Head Smart/Heart Dumb-Girl Should Know." A book signing was on March 4 at the Kale Café at 116 N. Beach St. in Daytona Beach. Ms. Redd also mentored and lectured youngsters in the ...
Domestic Abuse Council plans children's programs
Last year 166 children lived in the only state certified emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Volusia County. They ranged in age from newborn to 17 years old. Between them, they spoke six different languages. They attended pre-school, public school, private school and on-line school. They participated in the s...
Volusia winding up for busy election season
November's general election seems a long way off, but the August primary looms and the Volusia County Department of Elections employees are preparing for a busy season. The Volusia County School Board Feb. 25 voted to place a half-cent sales tax extension on the Aug. 26 primary ballot. "The board-appointed Citizens' Capital Needs ...
Council gives initial nod to Atlantic Marine
The Port Orange City Council gave initial approval of a rezoning request March 4 that will allow Atlantic Marine to move forward with development of a boat sales/repair facility and outdoor storage on the southwest corner of Dunlawton Avenue and Lemon Street. Tim Burman, city principal planner, presented an ov...
Mindy Collie and her son Connor, 13, of Port Orange have fun on one of the many rides during the Family Days Spring Fair at City Center in Port Orange, Friday, March 7. For more information on upcoming festivities, visit www.familydays.com....
City, county, citizens bid farewell to popular law enforcement officer
Lt. Cliff Williams of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office is about to have a lot of days that belong to him, his wife and not necessarily anyone else. That's what retirement is all about. But the man who served his country as a U.S. Marine, his county as a law officer and an appreciative city as its protector, promoter and friend ...
FPL welcomes hatchling to its first-ever bald eagle nesting site
Florida Power & Light Co. reported a bald eagle has hatched atop the first nesting platform the company constructed for the iconic bird. FPL built an independent pole and platform southwest of Daytona Beach in Volusia County after a bald eagle nest was identified on one of the company's transmission structures. FPL, with permi...
Dynamic duo
Deltona High School athletes Katrina Louissaint, 15, and Kiyah Davis, 15, finish their 100-meter sprint nearly neck-and-neck during the school's track and field meet on Friday, March 14....
City meets on parking initiatives
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- People who illegally park along the North Causeway and Florida Avenue can expect to get fined in the future. A handful of interested residents attended a City Commission special meeting March 11 to hear the progress the city has made on parking initiatives suggested by a Parking Tas...
Daytona Beach names Dru Driscoll new fire chief
Dru R. Driscoll was named Daytona Beach's new fire chief on Monday, March 17. Chief Driscoll is the city's 19th fire chief. The 36-year-old, who succeeds retired Fire Chief James Bland, began his public safety career as a firefighter for the city in January 1999. After serving as a firefighter from 1999 to 2004, he has been in...
Volusia Catholic schools conducting countywide food drive
Volusia County's six Catholic schools are working together from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22, to conduct a countywide Canned Food Drive. Students and their parents from all the Catholic schools will volunteer at six Publix locations and collect canned food and monetary donations to benefit Catholic Charities of Central ...
Long strides
University High School athlete Cameron Dunkley, 17, smoothly wins his heat of the 110-meter high hurdles event during the Deltona Invite track and field meet on ...

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