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DeLand community notes
DeLand library offers e-reader workshops Jan. 4 and 18 Learn how to download free library e-books, audio books and music onto your e-reader during free workshops at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. The hour-long workshops will focus on Kindles at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4; Kindle Fires at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4; Nooks and Nook Tablets at 1 ...
DDL Religion news
Pastor retires Dr. David Felty's last Sunday with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in DeLand was Dec. 30. Dr. Felty is retiring to south Florida. His sermon topic was "In the Fullness of Time," based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Galatians 4:4-7 and Luke 2:22-24. Dr. Felty has served First Christian in DeLand since 2010, but he has been s...
Poetry ready set at Campbell Park
Poetry in the Park will be hosted by Travallion and the Tomoka Poets from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Campbell Park, 1315 Briarwood Ave., Deltona. The poetry reading is free and will be in the park's gazebo. Attendees should bring a chair. ...
Deltona community notes
Folk duo to perform at three libraries The folk duo Hungrytown will perform free concerts at three public libraries in January. Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two acclaimed CDs, "Hungrytown" in 2008 and "Any Forgotten Thing" in 2011. Both continue to receive much airplay on folk an...
School establishes
Honor Society chapter Enterprise Elementary has established National Elementary Honor Society chapter for fourth and fifth graders. Teachers nominate students who have had all As and Bs, exemplify good citizenship and community service and responsibility. The chairperson, Marge Henderson, a fifth grade teacher, presented 20 students with a Nation...
Couple celebrates 64th anniversary
For Hometown News Carl and Betty (Barger) Baumann of New Smyrna Beach are celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary. The two met in Edgewood, Iowa, at a Phillips 66 gas stationed he managed. They were married on Jan. 2, 1949. Mr. Baumann served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Korean War veteran. The native Iowans moved to Daytona Beach in 1957 ...
New Smyrna Beach art notes
Mixed media exhibit to open Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles will host an opening reception for "and you're bringing what Mr. Smith" by Randall Smith from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. The exhibition entitled "and you're bringing what Mr. Smith" will showcase the vibrant mixed media works of the...
Solo performance planned in the park
Singer-guitarist Rhonda Patrick will be in concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 in the Canal Street Historic District's Christmas Park. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, call Marc Monteson at 386-423-9760. Groundbreaking slated...
Dorothy L. Ellis Dorothy L. Ellis, 87, of Edgewater, died Thursday, Dec. 20, at Florida Shores Assisted Living Facility in Edgewater. Arrangements were handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange St., New Smyrna Beach. ...
Become an opera star
Would you like to become a local opera star, no singing required? Compete for votes, with each dollar equaling one vote. The two people who receive the most votes become part of the cast of Teatro Lirico d'Europa's, The Barber of Seville on Jan. 25. The competition closes Jan.18. All proceeds from this event benefit the Daytona Beach Symphony So...
Granada boulevard Resurfacing and Median Project
Masci Construction will begin a resurfacing and median project on Granada Boulevard from Washington Street to Beach Street in Ormond Beach's downtown on Monday, Jan. 7. The project has been planned since 2008 and will add medians to Granada with landscaping and uplighting. The construction will occur primarily at nighttime, between the hours of 7...
Art Haus offers classes
Art Haus is offering classes for budding artists throughout the week in January, February and March. Beth Dobberstein will teach art classes for ages three and up from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The cost is $40 for four class sessions. Ms. Dobberstein will teach classes ...
Port Orange community notes
Get a handle on your piles and files at the library Professional organizer Ingrid Timbs will help participants organize important papers, mail, magazines and catalogs during a free program from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (3...
High school students can register Jan. 10 for
after school or Saturday drivers' education Registration for the spring semester Driver's Education program begins on Thursday, Jan. 10, at all high schools. Registration forms can be picked up from each high school's guidance department beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 9; actual registration begins on the 10th. Students interested in earning credit ...

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