COASTAL SECTION C, PAGE 7
Editor Cindy Casey
386-681-2756 VOLUSIA DECEMBER 22, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH DAYTONA BEACH SHORES HOLLY HILL ORMOND BEACH ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA PONCE INLET PORT ORANGE SOUTH DAYTONA WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA
No bus service
Christmas, New Year’s
Votran will not operate bus service Sunday (Christmas
Day) or Jan. 1. Votran night service will close two hours
early, at about 10 p.m., on Saturday. For further
information, call 386-761-7700 in Daytona Beach, 386-
943-7033 in West Volusia or 386- 424-6800 in Southeast
Give blood, get a bagel
on Christmas Eve
On the eve before Christmas, Santa’s big night, t’would
be a good thing to share a pint — of blood.
That’s the word from Einstein Bros Bagels, which is
having a blood drive Saturday, offering a free bagel and
shmear and two movie tickets to those who give. The Big
Red Bus will be parked at the store, 110 S. Nova Road,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to welcome blood donors of all ages.
Donors can make an appointment for their
convenience by logging in at fbcdonor.org. For further
information contact Deborah Schilling at 386-615-1652.
‘Feed the Need’ drive collects
thousands of pounds of food
Photos by Andy McFarland Well more than 20,000 pounds of food has been
Young and old alike enjoy the 10-under USTA Tennis Carnival in Port Orange, celebrating the opening of the new 36-foot courts. donated by public employees in the inaugural, countywide
Community cuts ribbon on
food drive, Public Employees Feed the Need.
Donations came from Volusia County government,
Daytona State College, Volusia County Schools, Volusia
County Health Department, Daytona Beach, Daytona
Beach Shores, DeBary, DeLand, Edgewater, Holly Hill, New
Smyrna Beach, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Pierson,
10-and-under tennis courts
Ponce Inlet, Port Orange and South Daytona.
The Feed the Need food drive, the brainchild of County
Manager Jim Dinneen and overseen by the county, took
place Dec. 5-12 throughout Volusia County as a friendly
competition between public employees of all organizations
involved. Because of the large amount of food collected,
there are truck loads of food to be weighed. The final total
will be during today’s regular meeting of the County
FROM STAFF REPORTS “He has just taken a few lessons, but we Council. At that time, representatives from the cities,
like this, I like the kids revolving as they do college and school board also will be recognized for the
PORT ORANGE – The community came out and everyone getting a chance to play and it’s generous donations.
recently to embrace 10-and-under tennis at The organization that collected the most food — based
fast paced, it keeps their attention and they
Airport Road Park when USTA Florida in on pounds per full-time employee — will be presented
don’t get bored,” David Kelso said.
partnership with the city of Port Orange
Susan Kelso added, “The smaller courts with a trophy to keep until next year, when possibly a new
debuted eight permanent 36-foot 10-and-
are better for the kids to get good technique, winner is announced for the second annual Feed the Need
under tennis courts, and an additional four
until they get to an older age. We’re going to food drive.
regular-sized courts lined for 60-foot play for
get him into this.” The food and funds will be given to food pantries, soup
Children left the event with various kitchens, senior centers, churches and other nonprofit
Port Orange Mayor Allen Green, Port
Orange City Council members and USTA goodies, including a new low-compression organizations working to fight hunger.
Florida Executive Director Doug Booth made ball.
opening remarks before an official ribbon “The vision of a 10-and-under tennis Military officers to meet
cutting opened the new courts for play . facility where not only children, but entire The monthly luncheon and meeting of the Military
Margaret Lee was one parent watching families can play tennis together, has been Officers Club of Volusia County will be Jan. 4 at the
over the low side fence as her 7-year-old son more than a year in the making for the Port Woodland Towers on Chipola Avenue in DeLand. The social
rallied on the 36-foot court with a smaller Orange community,” said Molly Zimmer, hour is at 11 a.m. and the luncheon meeting is at noon.
age-appropriate racquet and low- USTA Florida Tennis Program coordinator Reservations should be made to Col. Bob Wiltuck at 386-
compression, larger balls. for the Volusia/Flagler counties area. “On 740-1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec.29.
“This is his first time playing like this – Saturday, we saw our vision become reality,
he did a session in the summer with the
regular adult courts,” Lee said. “The courts
watching children of all ages having fun and
playing tennis with their friends and family .
VFW Post 3282 hosts
are smaller and shorter, which is good. It The community came out to support the New Year’s Eve Ball
gives him more confidence to hit the ball. opening with the volunteers from the Port The public is invited to a New Year’s Eve Ball on Dec.
“They make it more available for the kids Orange Family YMCA, tennis players and 31 at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3282 banquet
and they can play longer,” she continued. tennis professionals and the Spruce Creek room, 5810 S Williamson Blvd., Port Orange. Cocktails are
“We play on the regular courts but they High School girls’ tennis team coach and at 7 p.m. and a buffet dinner is at 8 p.m. The buffet
always go running for the balls, there is not members from the high school tennis team.” includes prime rib, garlic shrimp, salad, lots of sides and
as much hitting as chasing balls and they get The Airport Road courts are the result of desserts. Music will be provided by The Lizard Brothers
bored and tired. So this is so much better and grants from USTA national, USTA Florida, Band. Champagne is provided for a midnight toast as well
he likes it.” and the USTA Florida Section Foundation, as party favors. There also will be door prizes. The cost is
Young and old alike enjoyed the kid-sized the official charitable arm of USTA Florida, $35 per person. Call 386-761-7217.
equipment as parents and grandparents took
assisting nonprofit community organizations
to the court to rally with kids and join in
drills and games.
to offer programming in youth tennis and Santa, Mrs. Claus to appear at store
adaptive tennis, among other programs.
“I started playing tennis when I was about Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Debbie’s Health Foods
65, and then I got hurt and stopped, and I Port Orange Mayor Allen Green, top right, and USTA Florida “This facility is unique in that it now has
Store, 3850 S. Nova Road, Port Orange, from 11 a.m. to 2
hadn’t picked up a tennis racquet until now, Executive Director Doug Booth guide children in the ribbon tennis courts for all age groups, from kids p.m. today. The first 100 children will receive a free toy
for 15 years,” said 81-year-old Maureen Elko cutting. under 10 years of age to adults of any age,” and candy candy. Don’t forget to bring a camera. Call 386-
after playing with the smaller racquets and Children also enjoyed DJ Ken playing said Donn Davis, president of USTA Florida 763-7046 for information.
foam balls. “Abigail, my granddaughter, and I music and leading the dance contest, with Section Foundation. “With the use of age-
and talent-appropriate racquets and balls,
can go out and hit a few balls together now. I cookie decorating, face painting, a bounce
anyone can now enjoy a great tennis
Community Foundation awards grants
was never able to do that on a big court. It’s house and different court stations, including
fun with the foam balls because you don’t a fitness challenge and obstacle course, and workout. And the short courts are not just The Community Foundation of East Central Florida
feel all that contact-stress on your arm when King of the Court. for kids, they are also great for older adults recently awarded $550 Simon J. Peabody grants to seven
you hit the ball. I used to have all that with Parents Susan and David Kelso were who no longer desire to chase a ball around Volusia County agencies for indigent care. The agencies
my arthritis when I played. But this is great, among the onlookers seeing the 10-and-under the standard 78-foot court.” are: Gifts of Love, New Smyrna Beach; Students Reach
I’m watching these kids out here and they’re tennis format for the first time with their son For more information on 10-and-under Out, Southwest Volusia, Neighborhood Center, DeLand;
having fun, they’re getting exercise, they’re Adrian participating. tennis in the Volusia County area, contact Lighthouse Christian Center, DeLand; Longwood
doing everything right with this.” Zimmer at email@example.com. Elementary School, Daytona Beach; and Ortona
Elementary School, South Daytona.
Cross-country cyclist lands in Daytona Beach Camera club opens 2012 with exhibit
The Casements Camera Club is going to open the new
year with a new juried photo exhibit requested by the
BY JUDIANN RAKES prepare meals and relax. Hagar Casements Cultural Center staff. The assignment is people
CORRESPONDENT appreciatively referred to her as “the wife of and the exhibit will be in the gallery Jan. 6-28. The gallery
the year.” viewing hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
What started as a personal goal turned Of course, Francine worried about her Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
into a fundraiser. husband. Although he rode only in daylight, The exhibit’s opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan.
For a long time, Chris Hagar wanted to wore reflective gear and most motorists were 6, and is open to the public. This event is called a Starry,
ride a bicycle from his Montana home to his courteous, winds were a hazard. Sometimes
brother’s in Daytona Beach. After retiring Starry Night, celebrating 23 years of art and culture in
high winds caused Hagar to ride at a slant or Ormond Beach.
from education in 2007, he decided to start to jerk toward traffic.
the endeavor before health problems Guests will receive a star gazer’s guide to collect stars
Yet generally, Francine said she “enjoyed at each stop on the gallery-to-gallery walk to the Ormond
prevented it. Hagar said, “If you put things the trip and seeing a lot of little towns.”
off at my age it may become too late.” Memorial Art Museum and Gardens that will present
Hagar’s favorite spot was Natchez, Miss. “Women of the Uncommon Cloth,” featuring the original
Of course, the 68-year-old trained for the He said, “Natchez has beautiful scenery, light
three-month journey He trained 800 to 900
. fiber art of Christina Massey, Patricia Montgomery and
traffic along its parkway and its autumn Eun-Kyung Shu, Ormond Beach Historical Society, and
miles, averaging 30 to 40 miles daily and colors were really nice.” The Melrose estate
losing 25 pounds. Lulu’s Oceanside Grill. Attendees will receive a 10 percent
in Natchez National Historical Park was an discount on food and beverage from the star gazer’s guide
Meanwhile, Chaplain Chuck Hubbard of appreciated experience, as were Laura
Community United Methodist Church in Big and can enter the drawing. Shuttle transportation is
Ingalls Wilder’s home in De Smet, S.D., and provided.
Fork, Mont., suggested and arranged for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation
pledges to be made against Hagar’s progress For more club information, call membership chair
Area in Kentucky and Tennessee. Hagar also Danielle Cavet-Neetz at 386.295.7513 or visit ccc-
to benefit Lighthouse Christian Home, a enjoyed learning about corn and bean
residence for developmentally challenged ormond.moonfruit.com.
farming in northern Iowa.
individuals. To share the experience with Chris Hagar, of Big Fork, Mont., holds the Trek 520 bike he Also in Iowa, Hagar met Joe Thoman, who
supporters, Hagar kept a journal on the trip. rode from Big Fork to Daytona Beach. gave him new reflective gear, saying it was Our Lady of Hope Christmas schedule
He left Montana Sept. 10, cycled east “much brighter” than Hagar’s. Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S. Clyde
through the Dakotas and Iowa, turned south Hagar averaged 61 miles daily and took a
day or so off regularly to explore areas. However, not all experiences were Morris Blvd., Port Orange, will have Christmas Vigil
in Illinois and then headed east again at pleasant. Detours, rain and seemingly Masses Dec. 24 at 4 and 6 p.m. (family Mass).
Mississippi. He arrived Dec. 8 at his brother He wasn’t alone. His wife of 46 years,
Francine, followed with a fifth-wheel camper. endless roads challenged Hagar. Sixty days Parishioners are encouraged to bring a wrapped gift for a
Tony Hagar’s Daytona Beach home, where a of the trip were actually spent biking, and
When not bicycling, the couple enjoyed needy child with the gender and age tag on it.
congratulatory banner waited. some of those days Hagar thought, “How am
evening walks, campfires and sightseeing. Midnight Mass will be a musical program, featuring the
Tony Hagar said his brother pedaled 3,700 I ever going to get through this?” He’d tell
Each morning, Francine left three hours Festive Choir and Festival Orchestra, beginning at 11:15
miles before Chris Hagar corrected the himself, “I’ll go six more miles and then have
after Hagar, passed him on the road — p.m. Christmas day Masses are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. For
figure to 3,709. Tony joked, “But who’s a drink” or “I just have to make it to that
counting.” looking to make sure he was alright — and more information, call 386-788-6144 or visit
then proceeded to the next camp site to silo.” Using small goals, he persevered. ladyofhope.org.
8C Thursday, December 22, 2011 OUR COASTAL VOLUSIA TOWNS The Daytona Beach News-Journal
YESTERYEARS BookPALS readers delight classroom listeners
Here is a look back at events for Best Overall Powerboat and Todd BY MIMI PACIFICO she is in a commercial for Av
that occurred through the years in Marlin, owner of Tobasco, for Best CORRESPONDENT Med in the Fort Lauderdale
Coastal Volusia County: Overall Sailboat. area.
Rain cast a gloom over the
TWENTY FIVE ■ The manager of Holly Hill’s Anchor
Hotel was ordered to vacate eight
room, the sky was dark and
Mayles to SAG and
YEARS AGO units after a property inspection. The
the wind howled. It was a
quiet Monday morning at
sponsored his membership
problems at the hotel included holes in BookPals. Mayles, too,
■ Officials of Act, the agency that Manatee Cove Elementary
in walls, floors and roofs, an School in Orange City The
. was born in England.
provided the bulk of mental health “During World War II my
services in Volusia County, ordered unchecked rodent problem and fourth-grade class of Paula
various other safety and fire code Johnson quickly turned its family sent me to the safety
the layoff of 60 employees in the face of the Panama Canal Zone to
of an unexpected financial crisis. violations, including lack of heat and full attention to the guest
unvented stoves. storyteller who introduced live with my sister,’’ he said.
■ Employees at Halifax Medical himself as “Mr. John.” After completing his
Center in Daytona Beach were told TEN YEARS AGO “John Mayles, a education in England, he
returned to work there as a
relief was on the way for their parking BookPALS volunteer, is a
woes. Plans were announced for the ■ Gov. Jeb Bush signaled all aboard natural storyteller who manufacturers’
construction of a three-story parking to restoring Amtrak passenger train makes any book he reads representative in the Canal
garage that would provide 640 service here and elsewhere along come alive. As he reads he Zone.
parking spaces. Florida’s east coast after a 33-year weaves in real-life He and his wife, Ann,
absence. After meeting with the John Mayles reads “The Wretched Stone” to the fourth-grade class of Paula returned to the United States
experiences and holds
■ New principals were named for mayors of Daytona Beach and other Johnson at Manatee Cove Elementary School in Orange City. and Orange City when they
interactive discussions with
Mainland High School and Ormond coastal cities, Bush asked the state the students,” Johnson is the educational and Volunteers read aloud to retired. John uses his acting
Beach Junior High. Michael Osborne Department of Transportation to fully explained. “Mr. Mayles humanitarian arm of the children in public schools, talents in reaching out to
was replacing Alex Robertson at fund a plan to restore passenger train always plants a seed of guild.” It is a nonprofit, hospitals, cultural schoolchildren through the
Mainland, while Dr. Verla Blair was service between Miami and humanitarian, educational institutions and homeless BookPALS program.
taking the place of Andrew Romano in Jacksonville. organization founded in shelters. Because of their training
Ormond Beach. 1985, funded by private and Research shows one of and experience, actors are
■ In Ormond Beach, with the sun
corporation donations. the best predictors of naturally good readers to
FIFTEEN setting behind them, two dozen
friends paddled their surfboards out
The Screen Actors Guild children’s success in children. But they are not
YEARS AGO to sea, flowers in hand, to say their
is the nation’s largest labor
union representing working
learning is being read to
aloud. Through BookPALS,
the only ones who qualify,
according to Rogers. Retired
last goodbyes to Donna Gregory. John actors. Established in 1933, the community in the form
■ Hundreds of viewers enjoyed the wonder that keeps everyone teachers, those involved in
Arsenault, Gregory’s longtime there are now 20 branches of artists and the school
1996 Daytona Beach Holiday Boat mesmerized about what is some kind of performing
boyfriend, led the procession, nationwide involving 125,000 support the family in
Parade as 24 brightly lighted boats going to happen next. I and/or education/teaching
carrying the ashes of the beloved day- working actors in film, reading to their children.
traveled the Intracoastal Waterway. would have him read to my experience make good
care owner who was found murdered television, commercials, “Children who are read to
Top honors went to Brian Novak and class every week if I could.” volunteers also.
the previous week. video games and music learn to read more quickly
Tom Tensak, owner of Ain’t Yeller, for After reading the book, “Actors who are part of
Best Overall Small Boat; Niko — Compiled by Karen Duffy, Mayles led the students videos. and easily that those who are
local community theaters
Chourianopoulos, owner of Enigma, news research editor through a question-and- Perhaps the most well- not,’’ said Angela Bomford.
are wonderful candidates,’’
answer process of known project of SAG is the A retired professional
said Bomford. The number
identifying “The Wretched annual Screen Actors Guild actor from England, she met
Awards to recognize Mayles in the Spanish of classrooms with children
Stone.” They soon solved the waiting to be read to far
mystery . outstanding performances Republic of Panama more
by its members. than 50 years ago. A member exceed readers.
“BookPALS is a project of
BookPALS, (Performing of Screen Actors Guild, she To volunteer or to apply
Dollhouse, miniatures flea market Screen Actors Guild
Foundation, not part of SAG Artists for Literacy in has played in movies with for a BookPALS reader
The 12th annual Dollhouse & Miniatures Flea Market, sponsored by the School) founded by actress Burt Reynolds, Jerry Lewis program in a school where
itself,’’ said Natalie Rogers,
Daytona Ideal Miniature Enthusiasts is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Barbara Bain and the and Dom DeLouise. In there is none, contact Rogers
Florida program director of
Lakeside Community Center, 1999 City Center Circle in Port Orange. Admission the Children’s Literacy foundation in 1993 has Panama, she was the at 321-229-0638.
is $5 for adults, no charge for children. For more information, visit Initiative of the Foundation reached 100,000 school baroness when Mayles was ,
To contact this writer email
home.earthlink.net/~sull1 or contact Helen Sullivan, coordinator, at 386-717- in Orlando. “The foundation children through fifth-grade. Capt. Von Trapp. Currently firstname.lastname@example.org
8001 or email@example.com.
Worship center Christmas Eve services
Family Worship Center, 4425 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Port Orange, will have two
candlelight Christmas Eve services on Saturday at 4:30 and 6 p.m. All are
welcome to come and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Ponce Inlet recognizes woman for
effort in preserving family’s history
Legends of Doo Wop come to Ormond Beach
Take a stroll down memory lane with an all-star lineup of Legends of Doo
Wop at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N.
Tony Passa, original lead of the Fascinators, will perform “Chapel Bells”;
Steve Horn of the Five Sharks, “Stormy Weather”; Frank Mancuso, of The
Imaginations, “Guardian Angel”; Tommy Mara, current lead of The BY TAYLOR AHSLEY ,
his wife, Ellen Mary moved
Crests, “Sixteen Candles,” “Cara Mia”; and Sonny Geraci, original lead Climax CORRESPONDENT their family from the
and The Outsiders, “Time Won’t Let Me,” “Precious and Few” and “Rock and Roll lighthouse grounds to 143
Heaven.” PONCE INLET – Julie Davis
Beach St., turning it into a
Reministyx, a show group that performs music from the 1950s, ’60s and is home for the holidays and
duplex. Ellen Meyer became
’70s, will be the special guest opening act and will perform a salute to the girl keeping the family history
groups of the ’60s. the postmistress, distributing
alive at 143 Beach St.
Tickets are $30, $35 and $50 (VIP meet and greet). The box office is open Davis House Historic mail from Hasty Cottage next
from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to showtime. Preservation earned the to the house.
The box office can be reached at 386-676-3375. In 1945, Meyer’s Fishing
Florida Preservation Award
Camp opened on Front
All Saints Lutheran Christmas services in 2010 and Davis recently
All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange will have received recognition by the
Town of Ponce Inlet for her Earl Davis and Gladys
Christmas worship services on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. (readings and carols)
and a candle light service at 8 p.m. On Christmas Day, service is at 10:30 a.m. work. Meyer were married in 1955
for more information, call 386-761-9129 or visit allsaintslutheranchurch.org. “It has been great to see and bought Gladys’
this history preserved and childhood home where they
Top That Red Hat luncheon available to the public,” raised their two daughters,
Join the Domestic Abuse Council for its second annual Top That Red Hat Davis said walking through Julie and Ellie.
luncheon on Feb. 2. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are the cottage. Years later, after selling
required. Admission is $20. There will door prizes and a raffle. The most fun will
The Meyer-Davis House, a the cottage to the town in
be the most outrageous hat competition. For more information, call 386-257-
2297 ext. 27. There is still opportunity to sponsor the event or donate a door Florida cracker duplex 2003 – and thanks to the
prize, too. cottage, was built in the early efforts of their daughter
1920s by Redwood Wharton Julie, who spearheaded the
Hatha yoga classes Sr. who was an early Ponce restoration efforts and
Hatha yoga classes are offered at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Park pioneer, purchasing helped secure a Volusia
Tree Road, South Daytona, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is most of the Hasty Estate and County grant with local Tara
$80 for an eight-week session. Nonresidents pay $5 more. The classes are several hundred acres of Lamb – visitors may tour the
designed to benefit your body and your mind. Please bring both an exercise mat wilderness. He built at least
and towel from home. For more information, call Barbara at 386-756-8942. Meyer-Davis House and
two duplex cottages in the Hasty Cottage.
Belly dancing lessons mid 1920s, with the Meyer- In 2003 the town, under
Belly dancing lessons are offered for both beginner- and experienced-level Davis House being the only recommendation by the Land
dancers at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. remaining cottage. Acquisition Advisory Julie Davis spearheaded the restoration efforts and helped secure a Volusia
Learn the art of belly dancing, using finger cymbals, veils and choreographed Wharton used the cottage County grant that restored the Meyer-Davis House and Hasty Cottage. Davis was
Committee, purchased 143
dance steps. These ladies have a fantastic time and belly dancing is an for fishing rentals. In 1941, recently recognized by the town for her work.
Beach St. for the purpose of
excellent form of exercise. Comfortable workout clothes are recommended with the 143 Beach St. cottage 0000961357
ballet-type slippers or barefoot. Call instructor Jo-Ann at 386-322-1697 for historic preservation at a
became the home of three
additional class information. Classes run in six-week sessions for $30 and $5 cost of $270,000. In 2007, both
generations of the Edward L.
more for nonresidents. structures together were
Meyer family Meyer was the
designated as an historic
last civilian lighthouse
Halifax Humane Society’s
keeper at the Ponce de Leon
Inlet Light Station. Gladys and Earl Davis,
meanwhile, still live in Ponce
Leading the Way to Better Vision Since 1972
Pets of the Week
Davis’ mother was born
and grew up on the grounds Inlet and remain active in the
of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse community .
where her father, Edward
Lockwood Meyer, was
principal lightkeeper from
The Ponce Inlet Historical
Museum is open from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Monday through
Your Vision SERVICES:
1937 until 1943 when it
became a Coast Guard
facility Meyer eventually
Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Those interested in
Volunteers are being sought.
Is Our Focus! Cataract Surgery
joined the Coast Guard and
became Chief Meyer. volunteering can call 386-
In 1941, Chief Meyer and 527-0137. Laser & Eyelid
0000916053 Mark Kennedy, M.D. Surgery
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Diabetic Eye Care
DECEMBER 26-DECEMBER 30, 2011 American Board
Monday December 26 City Hall and Non-Emergency Undergraduate School: Treatment
City Facilities Closed for University of Tennessee
Medical School: Complete Eye
Tuesday December 27 Nothing Scheduled College Exams for Adults
Wednesday December 28 9:00 a.m. Site Plan Review Committee
Internship: & Children
(Planning CR) Residency:
University of Florida
10:00 a.m. Evaluation Committee Meeting for Shands Hospital Accepting Medicare &
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home. 14527079 & Trades (As Needed) (Performing Florida, Shands Hospital
For details about these and other adoptables, call the Halifax Humane Society, Arts Center - 399 N. US Highway 1)
386-274-4703 ext. 337, visit the shelter at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach, or go Thursday December 29 Nothing Scheduled (386) 672-4244 Complete
to halifaxhumanesociety.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.- Friday December 30 Nothing Scheduled
2 p.m. Sunday. The Halifax Humane Society appreciates donations of all kinds, as www.TomokaEye.com Optical Shop
For complete advisory board and City Commission meeting agendas,
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Port Orange Elks
students of the month
SGA representatives with bags before shipping: Daniella Baker, Bryce Phillips, Jacob Moore, Macy Fowler, Christian Bradford, Madison Larson, Kelsey Sims,
Lindsey Zieglar, Christina Bramlage, Lilly Copeland, Cole Campbell
Longstreet SGA sends gift bags to troops Spruce Creek High School: from left, Principal Dr. Todd Sparger, students Jasmine
Neal and Austin Levenson, Guidance Counselor Debra Summer and Paul Leonard
of the Port Orange Elks.
The R.J. Longstreet Elementary searches, etc.), lip balm, snacks Two large boxes were shipped to Lt.
Student Government Association put (cookies, granola bars, Slim Jims, etc.), Col. Timothy Pfeifer in Afghanistan.
together gift bags for the troops in and playing cards. Students also Some of the packages will be given to
Afghanistan. SGA representatives had decorated a holiday card for each bag.
the service men and women at his
Fourth- and fifth-graders collect items SGA students packed 48 hand-
and decorate gift bags. decorated gift bags Nov. 30. compound, and the rest of the packages
Some of the items collected were Shipping Depot donated boxes and will be sent to some British and U.S.
gum, game books (Sudoku, word carefully packed the bags to be shipped. Marine soldiers in the field.
St. Brendan honors
group collects items
for pregnancy center Atlantic High School: From left, Assistant Principal Paul Nehrig, George Fritz of the
Photo provided by St. Brendan Catholic School
Port Orange Elks, students Zachary McDaniels and Brianna Donofrio, Principal Dr.
Members of the National Junior Honor Society at St. Brendan
Catholic School in Ormond Beach load a van with items
collected for the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Daytona Beach. The
group has been involved in this service project for the past four
years. Pictured are: (from left) Rayan Farhat, Diane Olbrys, the
l Rev. Tom Barret, Maddy Rayos, Principal Marybeth Boyle, Erin
Coughlin, Kacey Finch, Bill Reynolds, Abby Marvin, Sadie
Tolbert, John Robb Saunders and Angelina Barilla.
Port Orange Elementary helps with
Christmas cards for troops
BY AUDREY PARENTE
PORT ORANGE — On Christmas morning in Afghanistan,
American troops will have a touch of home, thanks to a local
couple and thousands of area citizens, including Port
Orange Elementary schoolchildren.
Paul and Barbara Juszkiewicz of Port Orange established
a tradition of collecting holiday cards to send to military
serving overseas when their son, Army 1st Sgt. Scott
Juszkiewicz, was away in Iraq in 2003. Later, they continued
sending the cards when he served additional tours in both
Iraq and Afghanistan.
To the couple’s relief, their son will be in the states this
year, teaching Reserve Officer Training Cadets at Memphis
State University in Tennessee. But the couple still collected
3,180 cards to send to troops in Afghanistan.
“Because of my son having been over there and hearing
back from all of his guys, we know they get really excited
Christmas morning opening up cards from people here who
are thinking about them,” Barbara said. Photo courtesy of Debra Busse
Cards this year came from folks throughout Central Debra Busse, Port Orange Elementary kindergarten teacher, left, delivered
Florida, she said, including some mailed to her to forward to more than 300 handmade cards from kindergarten through fifth-grade
the troops. students, to Barbara Juszkiewicz, who will deliver them to troops serving in
Also, this year more than 300 cards came from Port Afghanistan during the holidays.
Orange Elementary schoolchildren. After kindergarten
teacher Debra Busse read an article in The News-Journal valuable lesson for the students. “Port Orange is a caring Photo provided by Sophie’s Circle
about the Juszkiewiczes’ efforts, she introduced the idea to community that strives to make everyone feel welcome,” she Sophie’s Circle is dedicated to providing pet food to financially challenged
her school. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade said. “Our students are learning that supporting our troops families in an ongoing effort to keep pets in their homes, along with educating the
embraced the project and made cards by hand, which were by sending letters and cards is a way to show their caring public on the importance of spay and neuter. Shown is Donna Jordan (left) of the
delivered to Barbara in the nick of time for shipment. beyond the walls of the school.” Unitarian Universalist Society giving a donation to Kathy Blackman, founder of
School Principal Bonnie Gyarfas said the project was a Sophie’s Circle, who maintains pet food banks in South Daytona and Orange City.
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PORT ORANGE – President Harry Truman once said about
politics: “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
Mayor Allen Green and several other city politicians took
that advice last week, taking the kitchen — Green’s mobile
grill — and the heat to the Lakeside Community Center to
cook and serve hamburgers and hot dogs at the annual
employees’ holiday barbecue.
“All year long, city employees work for us,” Green said.
“Today, we’re working for them.”
He said the cookout began decades ago as a show of
appreciation to employees, past and present. About 300
showed up, including a few family members. This year’s
event was catered by Cypress Head Golf Club.
The turnout was considered the best in many years.
“We used to have it catered (by a barbecue restaurant),”
Green said. “But we took it (the cooking) on about six years Photo provided by Ruder Finn
ago.” Riviera Country Club golfers, (from left) Richard White, Rod Haigler, Bruce
Councilman Don Burnette manned the commercial grill. Greenbaum and Glenn Lawrence are all smiles as they compete in the sixth
“This is fun stuff,” Burnette said, as he flipped burgers. Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge,” presented recently by Nike Golf.
“It seems so simple, but people really appreciate this.” The 54-hole championship event, which concluded Dec. 10, featured a field of
Roger Kushmaul, 60, and Steve Wilson, 62, veterans of the more than 25 Pro-Am teams representing golf clubs from across the United
parks and recreation department, were among the first Photo by Jessica Jachim States, Canada and Europe. Haigler led the team, finishing third in the Senior
wave of employees to hit the buffet line. Ben and Maureen Cutler pick up donated pet supplies at Beef O’Brady’s, a Division. This was based on a 36-hole cumulative score, two best ball formats
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As the employees ate, Green, Burnette and Councilman
hope and fill a void for many
Bob Ford cooked, as some managers served inside. With local animal shelters
Looking at one overcooked early burger, Green said who are alone. Without
overflowing, Pets Are Worth
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Supporting founders Ben and
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Maureen Cutler offer a way
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Even with the strong turnout, there were leftovers. But for animal lovers to give back
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