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Paradise preservation and partners celebrated at Lake Woodruff
A strong south wind blew through the loamy marsh at Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge Sunday, March 16. From a distance all appeared still and unchanging there, but the day of the 50th anniversary celebration cool breezes, brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies inspired walking and paying attention to endless details that comprise th...
Historic cemetery reclaimed in Oak Hill
Four men from Oak Hill have vowed to reclaim the town's first cemetery on the east side of the city from the thick Florida vegetation. The cemetery, known historically as the Saints Cemetery, is situated a few miles down a bumpy, overgrown four-wheel drive path a quarter of a mile east of the Sinners C...
Running for water
Taylor Hibel of Port Orange competes in the World Water Day 5K at the City Center in Port Orange, on Saturday, March 22. Proceeds are going to install a water purification system in Haiti by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University engineering students. Funds are still sought for the project. Send donations to ATE, 5856...
Volusia basks in afterglow of big Bike Week
Bike Week 2014 it was a big one. Whether frigid temperatures and relentless snow in the northern states or a less dismal economic forecast than in recent years prompted them bikers suited up and showed up in droves, coming from all over the U.S. and as far away as Japan and Australia. In the early evening hours of March 14, a procession ...
Animal rescuer keeps a busy schedule
Cherie Stockholm keeps very busy finding homes for people and animals. Ms. Stockholm is up every day between 5 and 6 a.m. to work with assorted dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits and roosters on her 10 acres in West Volusia County. She is president of Angels Have Whiskers, a non-profit animal rescue organization sh...
Needs more paint
Avery O'Brien, 6, of Orange City and Connor Kelly, 5, of DeBary apply black paint over their artwork to make batik during the Spring Break Art Camp at the Gateway Center for the Arts on Friday, March 21....
Sheriff's office searching for teen missing since December
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a teenager who has been missing since December. Deputies have been searching for her ever since her disappearance, including using social media to alert the public, but investigators have run out of leads. Brandii Tolbert, 15, was reported missing by ...
Program for homeless attracts countywide support
Local governments and agencies are mobilizing to address homelessness in Volusia County. City leaders and stakeholders are uniting and looking to the developer of a Pinellas County program to come up with a strategic action plan in Volusia. Their hope is to create a Volusia County Safe Harbor Transitional Shelter as a cost-effecti...
A lesson in civics
Garrett Kinslow, 13, and his mother, Liz Kinslow, of Port Orange create oyster mats at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, Saturday, March 15. The two were working on the community service project for Garrett's civics class at Creekside Middle School. Anyone can volunteer every 1st and 3rd Saturdays f...
City may have found financing for Riverwalk
The Port Orange City Council asked city staff March 18 to move forward with a plan to refinance $18.8 million in 2004 capital improvement revenue bonds to generate savings that may be used to help finance the city's Riverwalk Park and Boardwalk project and pay down city debt. Financial Advisor Toby Wagner, pre...
Libraries plan finance programs for Money Smart Week
Volusia County libraries will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 5-12. The free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is ...
The eyes have it
Six-year-old Sofia Korabic of Port Orange has an eye for 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....
Southeast Volusia leaders discuss redevelopment of blighted areas
EDGEWATER -- With several issues of concern throughout the region, the mayors of Edgewater, Oak Hill and New Smyrna Beach decided to conduct a joint meeting of all three municipalities with commissioners and key staff members March 18. "I think the last time we held a meeting like this was back in 2000...
Meeting new friends
Braden Hoesey, 10, of DeLand lets his rescued pet miniature poodle, Daisy, introduce herself to two dogs awaiting adoption during the A.R.K. Bark at the Park event at Conrad Park on Saturday, March 15....
Moose Lodge supporters rally for flea market
Members of Moose Lodge No. 1263 showed up in force at the latest Ormond Beach Commissioner's meeting, demanding their one-day-a-week flea market remain open. City officials have ordered it closed for not complying with city code. Several members spoke, often to audience applause, detailing the good works the l...
Emma Harvill, 9, of DeBary turns a foam prop into a moustache in an improvisation exercise during Spring Break Theater Camp at the Gateway Center for the Arts on Friday, March 21....
Department Of Health recognizes healthy weight community champions
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County applauds the efforts of three Volusia communities recognized statewide as Healthy Weight Community Champions -- New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach and Ponce Inlet "We are delighted that three of our communities are being recognized as Healthy Weight Community Champions," said Dr. B...

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