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DeLand community notes
Give Kids a Smile The Volusia County Dental Society is conducting the annual Give Kids a Smile event on Feb.1. This is a one-day event where dentists and their staff volunteer their time to provide free dental care to low-income and disadvantaged children. Children from ages 2-18 will receive an oral exam, x-ray, cleaning, fluoride treatment,...
Stetson Jazz Professor passes away at 81
George Addison West, 81, of DeLand, musician and jazz educator, died in hospice on Saturday, Jan. 19, after living with myeolodysplastic syndrome for several years. Influencing countless students and colleagues throughout an academic career that spanned more than 50 years, he devoted his professional life to advocating for jazz education and cele...
Arts center presents history play
The Gateway Center for the Arts and the Florida Humanities Council will host "Dreamers & Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. With its pristine beaches, fertile farm land and vast Everglades, the lure of tourism and industry has always been at odds with preserving Florida's natura...
Deltona community notes
Dining fundraiser benefits Habitat Dine out with Habitat at Ruby Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1212 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Ruby Tuesday will contribute 20 percent of each customer's total bill to benefit Habitat for Humanity. As a bonus, bring your receipt from this event to the ReStore, 196 W. Blue Springs Ave., Orange City, t...
Reception set for Artist-in-Residence
Meet the Community Artist-in-Residence Katherine Bell from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 423-1753, Ext. 11. Workshop gallery opens exhibit The Artists' Workshop Gallery has open...
Ethel Vivan Clinton-Lilly Memorial service for Ethel Vivan Clinton-Lilly, age 79, of Oak Hill, who died Sunday, Jan. 13, at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Edgewater, will be 10 0 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Settle-Wilder's New Smyrna Beach chapel. Born in New Smyrna Beach, Ms. Clinton-Lilly was valedictorian of Class of 1951. Condol...
Church relocates
The New Smyrna Beach Church of Christ has relocated to 1340 Old Mission Road. Sunday Bible school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. There is a Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. and a Tuesday Ladies Class at 10 a.m. For more information, call (386) 427-9862. Blessing of the pets slated A blessing of pets will be from 10 a.m. to no...
Scholarship applications being accepted
The New Smyrna Beach branch of the American Association of University Women is currently accepting scholarship applications. To qualify, women must be residents of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill or Samsula, and must expect to be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning for the fall semester of 2013. The awards are based on ...
Art Guild to host winter show
The 2013 Winter Art Show for the Ormond Beach Art Guild will be at the Casements Gallery Feb. 1-21 at 20 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. On Feb. 1, there will be a reception open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The guild will be displaying art in watercolor, oil, acrylics and pastels. For information, call (386) 676-3216. Palette & Brush Club ...
Give Kids a Smile
The Volusia County Dental Society is conducting its annual Give Kids a Smile on Feb.1. This is a one-day event where dentists and their staff volunteer their time to provide free dental care to low-income and disadvantaged children. Children from ages 2-18 will receive an oral exam, X-ray, cleaning, fluoride treatment and possibly other services...
Café screens film about terrorism
Lifetree Café will discuss the terror of Jihad at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The program, titled "Inside Terrorism: A Muslim's Quest to Stop Jihad," features a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film "Killing in the Name." The film tells the story of Ashraf Al-Khaaled, whose wedding reception was transformed into a bloodbath when an Al-Qaeda...
Port Orange community notes
Candlelight vigil The family and friends of Laurel Rogers will have a candlelight vigil for her at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, on the third anniversary of her disappearance. The vigil will be ay the Port Orange City Center amphitheater. At the time of her disappearance from her Port Orange home, Ms. Rogers was described as 5 feet, 7 inche...
Over 4,000 Halifax Humane Society animals adopted in 2012
For Hometown News The Halifax Humane Society shelter adopted 406 animals in December, pushing the number of total adoptions for the year over 4,000. Adoptions increased by 20 percent in 2012 following an increase of 23 percent in 2011. Adoptions reached the highest level in the society's 75-year history in 2012. It set four new monthly records ...
CBI to offer Certified Production Technician training program
In response to industry needs for certified technicians, Daytona State College's Center for Business and Industry presents the 64 contact-hour Certified Production Technician training course. Focusing on core skills and knowledge needed by production workers, the course prepares participants to take the four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council ...

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