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The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW, Inc., will celebrate the life, contributions and legacy of founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune just in time for her birthday through a series of free, virtual events. 

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Members of the B.A.L.D.Y. Athletics AAU boys basketball team recently washed cars at the Hideout Lounge, 1120 Derbyshire Road, Holly Hills. Coach Terry “Baldy’’ Johnson and the team members were washing cars to help their youth travel basketball team. B.A.L.D.Y. Athletics is a youth sports a…

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On May 15, the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a community shredding event. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Mainland High School at 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd.

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First Step Shelter is having its first walkathon from May 22 to May 31. Participants can walk any time from May 22 to May 31 and can walk anywhere: a park, a favorite walking trail, or just walk a mile in their neighborhood.

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Kingdom Community Outreach Ministry held its first community event on April 24 at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach. Vendors shared criminal justice, education, health, employment and voter registration information. Attendees included Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young and other loca…

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Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson is a two-artist exhibition featuring a mini survey of mixed media artworks by African American female artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson.

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The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Hope Place cafeteria, 1340 Wright St., Daytona Beach. Members will review and take action on previous meeting minutes and explore the topic of community land trusts. The public is invited to attend, partic…

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Is it the right thing to do or mark of the beast? BY DAVID FLESHLER SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE — At River West Palm Beach Church, Pastor Corey Erman stood in front of the congregation on Easter morning and denounced the “scamdemic” of COVID-19 and the “big, big, big con job” of testing…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Easter church service will be a little different at many local churches. The holiday will be celebrated with the COVID-19 safety precautions in place, including limited attendance and virtual services. “We do have services in place for Easter Sunday, but we’ll…

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As part of the Freedom Series at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will present “Songs of Love, Joy, and Faith,” on Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Orlando concert is a ticketed event that is open to the public and will be held as a…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After sitting out 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) is back in action for 2021. The Division 1 men’s college basketball tournament is customarily played on home courts, but is breaking from tradition this year, hosting t…

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Seven Words from the King, Inc., will host a community event at 3 p.m. March 21 at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ, 511 Fremont Ave. Several fraternities, sororities and community organizations will speak on the importance of community service. Social distancing will be practiced. Th…

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In observance of Women’s History Month, the National Hookup of Black Women, Inc. Volusia County chapter (NHBW), will host a virtual event at 4 p.m., March 27. The keynote speaker is Michele Jones-Galvin, author of “Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People” and the third-gene…

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The 31st Spring Daytona Turkey Run is set for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. It will feature thousands of classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music and food. The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. March 26 at the Daytona International Spe…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week 2021 had large crowds, tricked-out bikes and plenty of entertainment. Most of all, Bike Week brought a much welcome economic boost, helping local and visiting vendors. Historically, the event brings 500,000 bikers to Daytona Beach and Volusia County;…

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Volusia County’s Animal Control Advisory Board will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.   Animal Control Director Adam Leath will lead a discussion on changes for a newly proposed county ordinance. The public is …

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Volusia County’s Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Stetson University’s Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center, 219 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Members will discuss the progress o…

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“Are you stressed, sad or depressed? Do you want to add more laughter and joy to your life? A free laughter therapy program will be offered at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, the third Monday of every month.   The next meeting is April 15 at 4 p.m. in […]

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earned four top awards at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Conference last month in Melbourne. The conference was hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology. Here are the submissions fr…

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The seventh annual “Afternoon of Music with Casey’s Friends & Family” on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church in Daytona Beach. Special guests will be the Ritz Voices of Jacksonville, an all-city community chorus. The group is known for its rich repertoire of songs, …

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The Easter events for the First Church of Palm Coast are scheduled as follows: Palm Sunday, April 14, will offer services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 18, 6pm, will celebrate “The Last Supper” with preaching by the Rev. Dr. E.J. Parker, pastor of Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church…

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The annual Daytona Beach Mayor’s Fitness Challenge recently wrapped up and a breakfast celebration was held on March 30 at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center to honor the biggest losers.

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will present its 44th spring concert at 4 p.m. April 7. The annual performance will feature the university’s Concert Chorale under the direction of Professor Terrance Lane and the symphonic band under the direction of Dr. Donovan Wells. The concert is free a…

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Volusia County’s Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will review and discuss the contingency application, funding criteria a…

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Volusia County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, will host a basic and advanced SKYWARN Spotter Training class Monday, April 29, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. The basic course is from 10 a.m. to noon…

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Volusia County staff will share the findings of a consultant-led Commercial Space Industry Supply Chain study from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive. The study profiles commercial space companies locatin…

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Do you need your vehicle registration in a hurry? You no longer have to wait for the mail, and you can skip the line by using a new Express Lane service for renewing a registration for your vehicle, boat or mobile home online and picking it up the same day. The convenience fee is $1.50 […]

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The City of Daytona Beach kicked off a series of April meetings on Tuesday about the proposed half-cent sales tax. Tuesday’s meeting was held at the John H. Dickerson Community Center and several others also are scheduled at sites in predominantly Black neighb…

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The ERCOT: Worldfest will takes place on Wednesday, April 10, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The multicultural festival includes live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, trivia, dancing and unique cultural experiences presented by the Embry-…

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Halifax Health is inviting Ormond Beach residents to a free, family-friendly Community Block Party featuring music and dancing, games for children, face painting, giveaways, health screenings, healthy snacks and refreshments. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Halifax Health-Primary …

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous back tucks at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Ocean Center. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with an athlete processional, followed by the recor…

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BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – NBA Experience, a basketball-driven attraction at Disney Springs, will open to the public on Aug. 12, the company announced during a game between the Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers at Amway Center in downtown Orlando last week. The ne…

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Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony (F.A.I.T.H.) will hold its annual Action Assembly at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. At the assembly, up to 1,800 community members are expected to gather to urge local officials to take acti…

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The City of Daytona Beach and the Daytona Beach Police Department hosted its third annual Daytona 100 Bike Ride and Community Day on Saturday at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The Daytona 100 is a free event geared toward children between 8 and 12. During the…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES When the next F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival rolls around in January 2020, the organizer and creator will have her own recent book to showcase. The third installment in Donna Gray-Banks’ trilogy was released this month, eight years after her second entry was published.…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Beginning Monday, April 1, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Volusia County will temporarily suspend client services at one of its two Daytona Beach locations. Until services are restored at the South Keech Street location, clients may receive DOH service…

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Grab your basket and hop on down to Gemini Springs Park for an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Children ages 1 to 12 can take part in the festive adventure. They will be separated by age groups, and parents may help children 2 and under. Participants must bring their own baskets […]

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The Volusia County Council will unveil a state historical marker for the Volusia County Historic Courthouse at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, on the Indiana Avenue side of the courthouse. A second, identical marker will be placed at the New York Avenue entrance. Speakers will include Retired …

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Halifax Health to present “Eat A Rainbow, a program presented during Colon Health Awareness Month event. Attendees will learn to cook a rainbow of colorful vegetables and fruits.  Eating a healthy diet can improve your health and reduce your risk of cancer, including colon cancer. It will be…

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Youths between 9 and 15 can enjoy beach activities while learning life-saving techniques during Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard program. Tryouts for the popular summer camps begin May 4. Professional lifeguards will offer participants a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid tech…

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The SMA Healthcare Foundation announces its fourth annual Who is Jay? Mental Health Symposium to be held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium, titled Transforming Lives Through Hope & Healing, is open to the community.  Held in May as part …

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The Community Chorus of Palm Coast’s “Celestial Voices” concerts featuring the premiere of their first commissioned choral composition, “Cosmos,” are Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m.   Both performances will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Dr…

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The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Volusia/Flagler Chapter is hosting a mini-conference titled The Art & Science of Public Relations, which is open to the community. The chapter welcomes anyone interested in learning more about public relations and marketing for businesses o…

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