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OUR TOWNS Send Us Your News! mycommunitynews@ news-jrnl.com WEST SECTION C, PAGE 7 THURSDAY Editor Cindy Casey 386-681-2756 VOLUSIA FEBRUARY 9, 2012 BARBERVILLE CASSADAGA DEBARY DELAND DE LEON SPRINGS DELTONA LAKE HELEN ORANGE CITY PIERSON Community service award named for chili-cookoff organizer BY MARK HARPER – most prominently when residents will be sunshine,” Sullivan said. “She was this great where Verna Titus imagined having a STAFF WRITER able to nominate people for the Verna Titus loving spirit and she still shines in us.” rocking chair on the porch, whiling away the Community Service Award. Marvin Titus, who was married to Verna hours with her friend, Aymar. ENTERPRISE – As the Enterprise “This was her baby,” said Carol Aymar, for 46 years, said she was a “people person” Through events like the chili cookoff, Preservation Society and its mission evolved, who’s taken over as event chairwoman. “This who spent “unending hours on the phone and Aymar believes someday there will be a Verna Titus was always there, offering was one of her most favorite events of the computer contacting people, trying to get rocking chair with Titus’ name on it. Even if suggestions and time. year.” participants and donors” for not just the chili she won’t be there in person to enjoy it, She and other members had a common The society devoted five pages cookoff, but also the organization’s annual someone will. passion, saving their community and of a recent newsletter to fish fry and festival. preserving its history for future generations memories of Titus, who was In a 2010 News-Journal story, Titus was firstname.lastname@example.org . to enjoy Titus died last year at age 69, but the remembered as a “community quoted as saying one the highlights of her fruit of her efforts and the common goal she mom,” also known as “Miss day was driving down Lake Shore Drive, with shared with her friends and husband Marvin Enterprise,” a shop owner whose its views of Lake Monroe and the mysterious IF YOU GO remain. smile and warmth attracted new mossy old-Florida live oaks along the shore. WHAT: 5th Annual Old Enterprise Chili Cookoff The society moved from a posture of . members to the society She More than that, though, Verna Titus loved WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 18 fighting annexation into Deltona and brought a pot of soup to a friend TITUS the people of Enterprise, who reminded her WHERE: Mariner’s Cove Park, 1199 Enterprise- preserving the Thornby property from grieving over a child’s loss, and of home, West Virginia, where she was Osteen Road becoming condominiums to saving and made finger foods and appetizers for another literally a coal-miner’s daughter. restoring a 1936 school building as the future DETAILS: Free admission. More than 20 chili young couple’s wedding reception. “Most of the time, people are down to Enterprise Heritage Center and Town Hall. Enterprise Preservation Society earth and real friendly,” Marvin Titus said. contestants. $5 to sample chili. Also music by Rog Society members are hoping to open a part of Chairwoman Cindy Sullivan said Verna Titus “People are sort of like back in West Lee, a live auction, a stilt walker, bounce houses, that building later this year. was great at volunteerism because of her Virginia.” hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade desserts, crafts One of Titus’ projects was organizing the enthusiasm and love for the people of her Many mornings, Marvin Titus can be and vendors. Proceeds benefit Enterprise Heritage society’s annual chili cookoff. At this year’s community . found laboring in the Heritage Center, Center and Town Hall project. cookoff on Feb. 18, Titus will be remembered “She was a dynamic personality, a ray of helping with its restoration. It’s a place AROUND TOWN New England Club meets today The New England Club will meet at 11 a.m. today at the Wayne Sanborn Activities Center in Earl Brown Park, 10751 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. A pot luck lunch will be served at noon. Membership is $5 for the season, with the club meeting the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through March. Each guest should bring a food item such as an entree, vegetable, salad or dessert to share and your own place setting. Entertainment, a tea cup auction, 50-50 and a mystery gift also will be enjoyed. For more information, contact George Chartrand, president, at 386-532-8779. DeLand hospital offers 4-week childbirth classes A four-week prepared childbirth class begins today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, third floor, Classroom 3A, 701 . W Plymouth Ave. The classes will cover a variety of topics, including labor, delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation, induction and cesarean section. Additional topics covered are postpartum care and newborn care. Cost is $10 per couple. Registration required. For more information, Photos by Ron White call 386-943-4560. Daniell Bartlett smiles as children enjoy the new slide in Veteran’s Memorial Park. DeBary AARP to meet Veteran’s Memorial Park gets make-over BY RON WHITE a ribbon-cutting ceremony for AARP DeBary Chapter 64 will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Florence K. Little Town Hall, 12 Colomba Road. Guest speaker is Attorney Gary S. Wright whose presentation will be on wills, probate, trust law and health CORRESPONDENT the park, which was built in law. Everyone is welcome to attend. 1991 as Rotary Park and ORANGE CITY – Like a magnet to a steel wall, 3-year-old Calvin renamed in 2007. “This is a very busy park, Pet shot clinics Ingle wasted little time and it’s sure to get even busier,” There will be three pet shot clinics acclimating himself to the new said Laputka. sponsored by the SPCA animal rescue, this playground equipment at Three years ago, Orange weekend. The first clinic will be from 9 to 11:30 Veteran’s Memorial Park. City installed a small splash , a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply 2300 N. Calvin and his 7-year-old pad in the park. That pad is Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Saturday’s second brother, Michael, were not about to reopen with a new clinic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pets 4 Less, alone. More than 100 people surface. The resurfacing was 2709 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand. The third attended a rededication also part of the improvements clinic will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the ceremony at the park Feb. 2 and at the park. The park already Orange City Dog Park on South Leavitt in most marveled at the features a pair of picnic Orange City . improvements the city made. pavilions and scattered picnic All vaccinations are administered by a “Before today, Michael would tables with nearby grills for licensed vet while the clinic also is licensed complain that there was barbecuing. About five years and permitted. Cash only for the shots. For nothing to do here,” said ago, bathroom facilities were more information call 386-748-8993. Proceeds Deanna Ingle. “Now, they’re added. The city built a popular benefit abandoned animals. Donations of dry running all around and having quarter-mile exercise trail dog and cat food may be brought to these a great time.” around the perimeter of the clinics. Daniell Bartlett, an Orange park, which also features City mother of three concurred. monuments to the branches of the military . UCC celebrates “It wasn’t much of a playground before, a slide and a Parks Director John Davis and city employee Linda Women’s Sunday couple of swings. Now there’s Snyder were instrumental in To recognize women’s leadership in all all sorts of stuff to keep them completing the project, said parts of church life, the women of First . busy This is great. The kids Laputka. Snyder secured a . Congregational UCC , 201 W University Ave., really love coming here now,” federal Community , Orange City will celebrate Women’s Sunday Bartlett said. Development Block Grant for this week. The women will lead the 10:30 a.m. The city installed a 3,600- the project. The $65,000 grant Above, Mayor Tom Sunday worship service and will present a skit square-foot handicapped- covered a large portion of the Laputka cuts the entitled “Women of the Bible” where accessible playground to $100,000 project. Davis ribbon as he and congregants will meet four Old Testament replace the former 600-square- spearheaded the project. other officials open women and four New Testament women. foot playground at Veteran’s Davis said the city had to the park. Left, Women’s Week, began in February 1986 as Memorial Park, east of U.S. close the park for about six children testing out a time to give thanks for what God has Highway 17-92 off East Blue weeks to do the necessary the new playground accomplished through the ministries of Springs Avenue. The new work. equipment. women in the United Church of Christ. For playground includes climbing Laputka said citizens also more information, call 386-775-2462. features, a six-person swingset played a role in the project. with a pair of swings for toddlers and a pair for children They noted their wish for better parks, including Lyonia’s plant society to meet with physical disabilities, a improvements at Veteran’s The Lyonia Chapter of the Florida Native toddler area and a cushiony Memorial Park, during public Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the playground surface. meetings held two years ago, he Orange City Dickenson Memorial Library 148 , “If a child falls on that said. . Albertus Way The program will be “How to surface, I think he’ll bounce,” City employees served hot Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Sanctuary .” joked Mayor Tom Laputka, who dogs and cake during the Refreshments will be served. For more joined city council members in rededication ceremony . information, call 407-733-1892. 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The “singing Valentine’s” can be delivered CORRESPONDENT If those experiencing grief and trauma field, Lyketsos is an active clinician, teacher anywhere in Volusia or Flagler county. You can surprise have not learned to set boundaries, their and researcher, professor at Johns Hopkins that special someone at home, at work, at the gym, in the One of the basic concerns of the local pain and agony is intensified in grief and University and Chair of Psychiatry at Johns grocery store, restaurant or wherever you choose. In Council on Aging is care and support for mourning. Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He directs addition, requests for other times near those dates will be caregivers. This concern takes shape and Spivey said his real calling is in the its Alzheimer’s Treatment Center and is considered. For reservations, call 386-428-7869 or 386- form through the voices of specialists in the deepest darkness of man’s experiences in widely known for his expertise in the 252-0300. field. The council is constantly on the suicide, murder and unexpected trauma. In epidemiology and treatment of dementia, lookout for ways to share this information the larger sense of the word, we are all especially Alzheimer’s. with the community . Vietnam veterans During the month of February, the council caregivers, at one time or another and his The O’Neill Foundation for Community message is for everyone. host benefit concert sponsors presentations by two well-known He is called upon to speak in Health and our Partners in the Community authorities in the field who address related Health Initiative host this event. In 1992, Dr. The Daytona Beach area Vietnam Veterans of America, churches, hospitals and hospice topics of interest to seniors. Each is free and W. Daniel Hale, a psychology professor at Chapter 1048, will host “Blast from the Past,” a organizations. He addresses the open to the public; however, reservations are Stetson University began working with fundraising concert, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ormond Beach needs of the whole person, who suggested as Johns Hopkins physicians to develop Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature The deals with issues of mental SENIOR space is programs and materials that could be used to Knights To Remember performing Rock ‘N Roll oldies and health, physical disabilities and limited. train volunteers from religious organizations Doo Wop music, and the Palm Coast Swing Band other very special needs. Friday from to coordinate health programs. Ten years LIFESTYLES “I have known I wanted to SPIVEY performing big band jazz and swing music. 10 a.m. until later, Bill and Julie O’Neill of Daytona Beach All of the proceeds will be donated to the Vietnam preach since I was seven. I noon at the established a charitable foundation to Veterans of America, Chapter 1048. Included among the gathered neighbor children Port Orange provide speakers and training for healthcare programs to benefit from the concert is a scholarship fund around me, climbed atop my YMCA, 4710 professionals in their communities. Hale is for students, assistance to local veterans groups, and dad’s fishing bucket and City Center Parkway, Mark Spivey a licensed its executive director. Operation Stand Down. As part of Operation Stand Down, preached about loving each clinical social worker specializing in dealing “No doubt one point Dr. Lyketsos will members of the Vietnam Veterans of America will provide . other unconditionally Mom with fatigue in the home and work make is even though we don’t have a cure hot meals, blankets, haircuts and other services to the watched from the kitchen environment will be the guest speaker. He is there are treatments that can be used to homeless in our community. window, baking cookies, ready LYKETSOS also a hospice chaplain for Halifax Health manage the disease,” Hale said. “The things Tickets are $15 each at the Ormond Beach Performing to serve the kids milk and Hospice Volusia/Flagler and an ordained a person does to protect his heart and blood Arts Center box office, 399 N. U.S. 1. The box office is cookies before they went home.’’ clergy . vessels are also good for the brain.” open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two On Feb. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at First For reservations, call 386-253-4700. Make February a month for expanding Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. hours prior to performances. The box office phone is 386- “The most important thing for all of us to your horizons about your own health, the DeLand, Dr. Constantine Lyketsos will speak 676-3375. do is to recognize and establish boundaries,’’ health of your loved ones and celebrate the on Alzheimer’s Disease: challenges for Spivey said. “If we don’t, we tend to over resources available in our communities. caregivers and professionals. Continuing Conklin Center for Blind identify with the issue facing us, lose education credit will be available for RNs, . perspective and objectivity Each one of us plans ‘Night for Sight’ needs to know when it is time to get help, LPNs, CNAs, social workers, LMHCs and LMFTs. , To contact the writer email email@example.com Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind will host its 19th Annual Night for Sight at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Shores More than 200 attend Resort & Spa, 2937 S Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. A reservation for $45 includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, door prizes and $1,000 in chips to get started with casino gaming, including blackjack, Texas Red Hat competition Hold ‘em, roulette, craps, the big wheel and slots. Visit conklincenter.org for a sneak-peek at the auction items, the evening’s menu and pictures of last year’s event. For more information or tickets, call Denise Harlow at 386- 258-3441. Proceeds will be used for services that help children and adults who are blind with additional disabilities develop their full potential. The Polka Family to entertain at Pulaski Club The Polish American Pulaski Club will host a special engagement by The Polka Family from Pennsylvania on Feb. 24 at its clubhouse, 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dance is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Food and refreshments are available. For more information, call 386-258-7059. The public is invited to attend. Local artist’s sales help fund ‘Save A Life’ blood drive children’s bereavement program VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange will have a blood drive to benefit Volusia County citizens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ORMOND BEACH – Gregory Volusia and Flagler counties for Feb. 18 at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. Blood donors will Photo provided by Domestic Abuse Council Graham Grant, local artist and over 14 years and have gained More than 200 men and women attended the Red Hat competition last week at the owner of ArtQuest Art Studio, is national recognition for receive gifts. The event is sponsored by the post and the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach. Military Order of the Cooties. For more information, call Al healing the hearts of grieving successful outreach efforts. Burley at 386-756-4012 or Fred Hering at 386-304-3091. The room was a sea of red who were each escorted by male children one painting at a time. Grant’s painting is a limited hats, purple accessories and lots volunteers down the promenade “Sanibel Tides” is Grant’s edition print on premium of bling and glitter as more than before the judges so the top three latest oil painting, and it’s Senior dinner, health care seminar 200 women and men enjoyed the winners could be determined. In helping to fund Hearts & Hooves, canvas, and all are signed and numbered. Ten percent of the Advocates for Better Senior Living will host a free prizes and Red Hat competition to addition to the luncheon and an equine-related program proceeds from the sale of each dinner and healthcare seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday benefit the Domestic Abuse prizes and fashion show, there facilitated by Halifax Health – print of “Sanibel Tides” will at the Holiday Inn Express, Daytona Beach, off I-95 at Council of Volusia County . were red hat suppliers at the Hospice’s Lawrence E. Whelan benefit the BeginAgain LPGA Boulevard. The program will include important Women traveled from Lake, event selling their accoutrements BeginAgain Children’s Grief Children’s Grief Centers. The healthcare information along with special guest speakers Sumter, Brevard and Flagler to attendees, from boas to Centers. price range for a print is based from the local community. Limited seating available, counties to support the local complete outfits and hand- Hearts & Hooves is a one-day on size from $150-$625. reservations required. Guests also will be eligible to win a organization’s luncheon at the painted piggy banks. camp to help children and teens Grant’s Ormond Beach free Caribbean cruise, drawing to be held the night of the Palmetto Club. who have experienced the loss of As part of her presentation, ArtQuest Art Studio sees 750 seminar. To make reservations, call 386-322-4914 or 877- Police Chief Michael a loved one. The camp offers Cheryl Fuller, CEO of the children and adult artists and 963-2275. Chitwood, as the emcee, charmed expression of grief through art the attendees as he read off the Domestic Abuse Council, asked has been commended by former and ground-based horse the attendees to bring two friends Governor Lawton Chiles for Attorney to discuss estate planning raffle and door prizes adding his comical comments and keeping next year to the event. Attendees activities. Campers will realize they are not alone in their grief excellence in developmental arts Attorney Michael Pyle will discuss wills, trusts and . the event lively Hat competition said they will be back. and that feelings of grief are education. probate at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Daytona Beach judges Kathy Milthorpe, CFO of For more information on this normal. A healing family ritual Paintings can be ordered by Regional Library – City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. He will LPGA; Michelle Carter Scott, and other programs about is held at the end of camp to calling 386-871-9906. More explain the difference between a will and a trust, how to CEO of Embassy of Hope and domestic violence and remember loved ones lost. information on the Lawrence E. avoid probate and how to plan for incapacity by using EVAC Lt. John Wells had fun prevention, please contact the Hearts & Hooves is a popular Whelan BeginAgain Children’s power of attorney and health care designation documents. examining the red tide of hats. Domestic Abuse council at 386- unfunded program through the Grief Centers and Hearts & Reservations are not required for this free program. For Out of the dozens of entrants, 257-2297 or call the hotline at 386- BeginAgain Children’s Grief Hooves can be found at hovf.org more information, call 386-257-6037. the judges selected 10 finalists 255-2102 or 800-500-1119. Centers, which have served or at 386-258-5100. YESTERYEARS ERAU’s Air Force Photo provided by FHMMC From left, Sharon Lelfield of Daytona State College, Here is a look back at events sheriff’s spokesman said. “You ROTC receives accepts a plaque that occurred through the years asked for more of a mix of of appreciation in West Volusia County: minorities, more experienced deputies and who are bilingual. That from Carol Rumer, Florida Hospital TWENTY-FIVE takes time.’’ George Sellery, the YEARS AGO historical print Imaging Center sheriff’s finance director, told the Operations City Commission. Manager. The ■ The Volusia County Foreign college’s five Language Festival marked its 10th ■ DeLand MainStreet Association campuses raised anniversary as it moved to Taylor officials learned that DeLand was more than $2,100 Junior-Senior High School in one of 20 semi-finalists out of 90 for breast care for Pierson. applicants to compete for the Great Volusia/Flagler American Main Street Award. ■ Some 250 Orange City parents women in need. turned out for a school board meeting about a proposal to redraw TEN YEARS AGO DSC raises funds school attendance zones. The ■ Four people were killed in two parents delivered a clear message: separate traffic accidents in a single they did not want their children day on West Volusia roads, a single- for Pink Army effort bused to DeLand schools. day death toll that officials with the FIFTEEN Florida Highway Patrol described as “unusual.” “It certainly knocked the Daytona State College’s five campuses raised more than $2,100 YEARS AGO wind out of our sails,” Highway for breast care for Volusia/Flagler women in need through the Patrol Sgt. Rick Ritter said. ■ In Deltona, parents were Pink Army campaign. frustrated by long after-school waits ■ Local authorities arrested a 24- Sharon Lelfield, Daytona State College Chapter of at Galaxy Middle School. To year-old man sought in connection Association of Florida Colleges Breast Cancer Awareness accommodate all 24 buses and with the murder and rape of a Month Chair, said the money was raised for the Florida Hospital transfer pupils home sooner, teenager in Michigan nearly seven Memorial Foundation. The funds will be used exclusively for administrators moved the parent years earlier. The man was living in uninsured or underinsured women’s screening mammograms, pickup area to Timbercrest Deltona on Leeward Drive. diagnostic testing and other treatment, regardless of the Photo provided by Air Force Maj. Gen. Anita Gallentine Elementary across the street. With Jean Temple, a resident of Compassions In Health Care Assisted Living woman’s age. 1,980 pupils at the middle school ■ Family Renew Community “Hundreds of needy women who have lost their jobs, are Facility, presented an original signed print of three B-29s in the vicinity of and 1,400 riding buses, it was opened a new transitional living without insurance or can’t afford high insurance co-pays ask us Mt. Fuji that flew together in May 1945. Temple was married to the crew taking 30 minutes or more just to facility in DeLand for single-parent for help,” said Carol Rumer, Florida Hospital Imaging Center chief – T Sgt. Harry Temple of “K-40” aircraft which is a now a centerpiece get pupils on the road. families. The eight-unit apartment Manager. “Too often, grants from the government have age or in the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Ariz. She presented this historical other conditions preventing us from helping area women. These building on Voorhis Avenue ■ Four of the additional 10 sheriff’s limited print to Col. Steve Luxion, Commander of Detachment 157, Air Force funds from Daytona State College allow us to help women who welcomed its first residents, a single deputies the city of Deltona asked ROTC at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and senior Cadet “Col.” otherwise would not get the care they need.” mother and her two-month-old son. for were on the street. The Christopher Fulton. Also pictured is Air Force Maj. Gen. Anita Gallentine, a To contribute to the Florida Hospital Imaging Women’s Fund, remaining six were scheduled to be — Compiled by Karen Duffy, call 386-671-4785. resident of Daytona Beach, and assigned to the Pentagon, Washington D.C. in Deltona by the end of February, a news research editor The Daytona Beach News-Journal OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS Thursday, February 9, 2012 9C Duvall Home residents AROUND TOWN get visit from Hope Reins Big brother, sister class and birth center tours offered at DeLand hospital Join Florida Hospital DeLand for Big Brother/Big Sister DELAND – Hope Reins, a several Duvall Home class, which uses the Bernstein Bear story books to teach non-profit therapeutic riding residents on a regular basis siblings what to expect with a new baby in the house. center at Marcody Ranch in and as always, “The staff and This free class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at New Smyrna Beach, recently volunteers at Hope Reins are Florida Hospital DeLand, third floor Classroom 3A, 701 W. visited the residents of fantastic and truly care about Plymouth Ave. Duvall Home. With them they the work they are doing,” Following the class is a free tour of the hospital’s brought two beautiful and said Duvall Home’s BirthCare Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The tours help new loving horses, Ice and Robin. Recreational coordinator parents become more familiar with the place they want to Duvall residents took Cindy Jakobowski. “Usually give birth and provide a time to answer questions. turns petting, grooming and we take three or four Registration is required for both events. For more taking their picture with the residents to the ranch but information, call 386-943-4560. horses and also enjoyed a today they brought the horses demonstration about horseback riding by Hope here. It was great that nearly all of our 140 residents had Youth plan Valentine’s party Rosenthal, the owner of Hope the opportunity to pet a horse at First Christian Church Reins. today!” The Youth of First Christian Church will provide a The Duvall Home has Hope Reins, located at 3804 Valentine’s Day Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the formed a relationship with Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna . congregation at the church, 1401 W New York Ave., DeLand.. Hope Reins whose mission is Beach, has been a long-time The Disciple Men will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in the to improve the lives of supporter of the mission of Fellowship Hall for lunch and a program. special-needs riders through the Duvall Home. The Duvall For more information call 386-734-0677 or Tanna Gartside, a high quality therapeutic Home is at 3395 Grand Ave., 386-734-6078. riding program and horse- Glenwood. For more Top, Steve interacts with Ice. Above, Melissa Grady watches as Kristen brushes related activities. Hope Reins provides horseback riding for information visit duvallhome.org. Ice. Women’s Connection to meet DeBary Women’s Connection monthly luncheon is for men as well as women. The next meeting is from 11 a.m. to 1 Blue Lake Elmentary celebrates p.m. Wednesday at the DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. Cost is $15 a person, cash or check at the door. For reservations or more information, contact Teach of the Year selection Betty at 386-753-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DELAND – Each year Blue Lake honors its Teacher of All departments are invited to recognize Aleman’s service DeLand hospital the Year with a bevy of to the school and community starts walking group activities, ending with the on Splash Live, the in-school Walking helps you burn calories, gives your heart a district banquet as the grand morning news program. This workout, relieves stress, elevates mood, improves self-esteem finale. presentation may include a and slows aging. This year the school is memento or gift as decided The American Heart Association suggests aiming for at celebrating its current among each team. This may least 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week, but Teacher of the Year, Magaly be as simple as a collection of getting off the couch and getting started can be a challenge. Aleman, a 10-year ESOL student work, foods, crafts, Having a partner or group to exercise with can inspire you teacher. gift cards, plants, picture or to walk more and for longer. Plus, it is a lot more fun with a Departments, anything representative of friend, especially when you get to celebrate progress grade levels and the group. The Splash Live together. other school presentations began last With this in mind, Florida Hospital DeLand has developed groups week and will continue “Everybody Walks DeLand,” a walking group to help collaborated to through Friday . encourage residents to exercise. The group meets at Victoria Photo provided by Enterprise Elementary School share a special Aleman, originally from Medical Park, 151 Victoria Commons Blvd., Suite 107, James Dotson, left, and Ethan Chandler were Enterprise Spelling Bee runner- activity, skit, Puerto Rico, is a family- DeLand, every Thursday until March 8 at 5:15 p.m. for blood up and champion, respectively. music, poem, ALEMAN oriented person. She and her pressure readings, and the group walk starts at 5:30 p.m. special memory, A highly-trained, qualified professional will be on-hand to husband Ruben, have two Enterprise 4th-grader song, etc. during Monday’s monitor your vitals, encourage a healthy pace, lead children and two faculty meeting. This custom stretching and help track your progress. The cost is $20 for allows for fellowship, as the grandchildren. Her son is a senior drill instructor for the new participants and it includes a pedometer, reflectors and wins Spelling Bee current setting of the District more. Teacher of the Year banquet U.S. Marine Corps. She loves To RSVP or for more information, call 386-943-4690. limits how many can actually to cook her native foods and attend to support their school is well known for cooking the ENTERPRISE – Fourth-grader Ethan Chandler recently won nominee. best flan. She loves music and Cancer support group to meet the Enterprise Elementary School Spelling Bee. His correct The second piece to the is an avid salsa and meringue Cancer survivors and a guest are invited to join the Florida spelling of the word “screenplay” was his ticket to the win. celebration is school-wide. dancer. Hospital DeLand Cancer Support Group from 5 to 6 p.m. James Dotson, also a fourth-grader, was the runner-up. Wednesday in the Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. The The fourth and fifth graders participated in eight rounds group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is of spelling. The students selected for the Spelling Bee were on stage in the café where the third- through fifth- graders Pierson Elementary crowns facilitated by Ann DeCarr, RN, OCN, Florida Hospital DeLand Patient Care navigator. For more information, call 386-943-7160 Spelling Bee winners watched with anticipation. or visit CancerCareStartsHere.org. Academic coach Yvette Best was the announcer. The judges were Reading coach Catherine Zeidwig, Guidance Counselor Terra Lemire and ESE teacher Louise Holland. Pierson Elementary Sea serpent sightings Next up for Chandler is the Volusia County Spelling Bee. School’s new Spelling Bee topic of Lemonade Series champion is Juliana Denova Scott Marlowe, author of “The Cryptid Creatures of Fun and games at while the runner-up is Florida,” will discuss sea serpent sightings in Florida at 2 p.m. Jasmin Velazquez. They will Feb. 18, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 201 Sunrise Blvd. represent Pierson Marlowe is a cryptozoologist – a person who searches for Elementary at the Volusia animals whose existence has not been proven – and is known Deltona library County Spelling Bee at Port for his efforts to document sightings of bigfoot-like creatures Orange Elementary on Feb. known in Florida as the skunk ape. 23. He has traveled the world for more than 30 years All 34 of the kindergarten collecting and analyzing accounts of strange animal through fifth-grade classroom encounters and legends. He studied at Polk Community winners received a trophy College and Rollins College and taught an online course and a certificate. called “Cryptids in Myth, Legend and Folklore” at Florida The judges for the spelling Keys Community College last fall. bee were Diane Smith, His discussion is part of Lemonade Lectures, a free Distrct 5 school board learning series about local history, culture and destinations. member, Ron Pagano, The presentation will be in DeBary Hall’s stable. Light principal at Taylor Middle- refreshments and lemonade will be served. High School, and Shari Lou The lecture series is sponsored by the Enterprise McConnell, principal intern Photo provided by Pierson Elementary Historical Conservancy and Volusia County For . at Taylor Middle-High School. Juliana Denova stands below the information, call Amber Patterson at 386-668-3840. The pronouncer was Cathy school sign announcing she is Pierson DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National Cortes, Pierson Elementary Elementary’s 2012 Spelling Bee Register of Historic Places, is owned by the state and academic coach. champion. managed by the county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture The school will have a Daytona Beach Museum of Division. Tours of the 1871 hunting lodge are available from Family Science Night from 5 Arts and Sciences facilitating 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to to 7 p.m. today with hands-on learning centers for . 4 p.m. Sunday Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for representatives from the students and parents. seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 Photos by Kathleen Rasche and younger. Bob Wilson, Martina Wilson and Kristin Kennedy play Scrabble Thursday at For information about DeBary Hall and other upcoming Deltona Regional Library game night. BY KATHLEEN RASCHE playing Scrabble with NSBHS hosts National Honor events, visit debaryhall.com. CORRESPONDENT Patrons are playing games Daytona State College student Kristin Kennedy . Society’s district meeting Garden club meeting set The Garden Club of DeLand will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 for Relda joined in too. at the Deltona library and The New Smyrna Beach meeting strives to serve the one of three evening meetings this year. The men who help the “My grandparents were that’s just fine with Reference High School Chapter of the community in some way New . club with its projects will be honored. Monthly meetings are big card players,” said Relda. Librarian Catherine Relda. National Honor Society Smyrna Beach club members held the first Thursday of the month at 865 S. Alabama Ave., When it came to planning The games are part of an recently hosted the club’s were working on a service DeLand. For more information about the club or membership, adult program initiative, programming, her fondness district meeting. More than project to benefit the call Rusty Gaffney at 386-736-6140. Also visit the club’s new giving adults and teens . for cards came into play The 100 members from District Southeast Volusia Humane website at gardenclubofdeland.org. something new to do. gaming program, which VII chapters were in Society since early December. On Thursdays from 5:30 to began in October, is also a attendance with their The fundraising goal of $500 0000980095 PDFA 7 p.m., families, adults, teens chance to make new friends. sponsors. Club officers led in combined product and and anyone who wants to can “I enjoy meeting the students from Atlantic, money was exceeded after New Bargain Shop in Deltona go to the Mockingbird Room people who come to this,” Father Lopez, New Smyrna members from each school in inside the library’s Teen said Relda. The Wilsons and Beach, Pine Ridge, Spruce attendance contributed Join us for the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Zone and play a game or two. Kennedy were chatting about Creek, Taylor and University products listed on the Kennedy’s school goals at the of our Second Location! The library provides games high schools in various team- Humane Society’s wish list. table, waiting for Relda to building activities and Phyllis Negomir, a volunteer Friday, February, 10th at 10am such as Scrabble, UNO, Dominoes, chess and rejoin the game. contests. District President who runs the Pet Therapy Help Empower Individuals with Developmental checkers. The program is Before the Deltona Sean Doran from Pine Ridge program for SEVHS Regional Library underwent High School led the graciously accepted the Disabilities, Shop & Donate at the free. Bob and Martina Wilson a year-long renovation, there parliamentary portion of the donations. Negomir like to turn off the TV at were adult programs. Now meeting, which included addressed the crowd of home and play Scrabble. The that the library has been up district news as well as students to thank them and couple decided getting out and running for more than a reports from each school in their families for their hard Bargain Shop would be nice too. So, they year, the adult programs are attendance. work and generosity . combined their fondness for getting back into full swing. Lindsey Swindle, They were greeted with The store where the other resale shops shop! Upcoming programs include legislative assistant to state applause from the Clothing, Furniture, Electronics, Household Items & More the word game with a trip to movies, crafts, personal Rep. Dorothy Hukill, stepped organization’s volunteers and the library . finance education, resume in as guest speaker for director Debbie Jackson as 1200 Deltona Blvd., Units 27-28, “I got tired of beating Hukill. Students played a the truck pulled in with more Deltona FL 32725 386)860-4110 her,” said Bob Wilson, training and computer civics jeopardy game before than 500 pounds of dog and smiling at his wife. classes. Swindle spoke about the cat food and other supplies To arrange pick-up of large items (386)734-2874 Ext 0 “I’ve had it on my The Deltona Regional importance of being involved needed for daily operation of calendar (to the come to the Library is at 2150 Eustace in local and state politics. the shelter. Ave., Deltona. For The Duvall Home is a non-profit organization library game night) for a In addition to building The next district meeting located in Glenwood, FL. while. Now we’re trying to information visit camaraderie between will be held in April at make it a habit,” said Wilson. VolusiaLibrary .org and click chapters, each district University High School. A Legacy of Love… a Lifetime of Opportunity The Wilsons sat a table, on “Branches.” 10C Thursday, February 9, 2012 OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS The Daytona Beach News-Journal Heritage Middle School students enjoy iMom’s and All Pro Dad’s Soccer Game DeLand teen lives to race motocross Photo provided by Heritage Middle School Sonia Pina, HMS Family Center coordinator, is flanked by professional soccer players Rob Valentino (left) and Erik Ustruck. DELTONA – The Heritage Eaglettes dance team. Middle School gym recently After the game, the players BY KATHLEEN RASCHE “(Motocross) is not a wild was all abuzz with students and spectators enjoyed CORRESPONDENT teenager stereotype sport,” and positive adult role breakfast in the cafeteria and models playing soccer during listened to guest speakers. said Dalane Lane. DELAND – He has more than the first ever iMOM’s and All PRHS freshman Sierra “It’s a family bonding 22 first-place wins and at Pro Dad’s Soccer Game. D’Errico and senior Minor experience. (Our family) is all Even the impending rain Mata, spoke to the crowd least 14 times he came in kind of bonded by this crazy second. And at only 14 years couldn’t stop the students about the importance of thing we do,” said Tres Lane. and adults from the giving their all each and old, Tristan Lane isn’t When his head isn’t in the finished yet. Lane hits the excitement about to begin. . every day Ustruck and clouds, after coming off a HMS students were Valentino then shared the track daily, racing his large jump, Tristan Lane pumped to have the stories of their journey to Kawasaki motocross bike is...well, realistic. He wants to opportunity to play with become professional athletes over large jumps and through tight turns. It’s his dream and go pro, but he knows it may varsity boys and girls soccer and challenged the students he’s going for it. not happen. players from Pine Ridge High to work hard now so that Lane started his motocross “My parents have raised School and two professional they can achieve their goals me to have a plan B. Luckily, soccer stars – Orlando City in the future. dream seven years ago. Dad, I’m pretty good in school and Soccer players Erik Ustruck Upcoming HMS Family Tres Lane, had a motorcycle I like school. We’ll see where and Rob Valentino. Center iMOM and All Pro in college, owned a few four- it goes from there,” said Lane. During the game the HMS Dad sporting events will wheelers and ATVs. The Motocross is a combined Jazz Band kept the players include NASCAR racing, younger Lane, his older sister word—motorcycle and cross amped up and at halftime football, basketball and and twin sister all had fun everyone enjoyed a volleyball. romping on the family’s five . country Motocross riders performance from the acres. But when Tristan hit 7 endure a fast race over jumps years old, he saw a motocross and turns. The sport came to race on TV and asked for a the U.S. from Europe in the dirt bike. His dad gladly gave in. His grades in school were good. Why not reward him with something fun? The fun, 1960s, but it wasn’t until Jim Pomeroy won the motocross world championship Grand AROUND TOWN Prix in 1973 that U.S. however, turned to serious business as Lane began to get competitors got noticed in the DeLand library offers fast. He now competes in sport. Since then, the American Motorcyclist ereader workshops races throughout the South. Association (AMA) has done New ereader owners with questions about how to borrow “I was nervous about it (at ebooks from the public library can attend one of two free its part to promote the highly first), but I trust Tristan’s classes at the DeLand Regional Library on Feb. 24. competitive sport. judgment. I worry about him, The sessions will focus on Nooks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and but I support him,” said Lane has been recognized Kindles from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Participants may bring their Tristan’s mom Dalane Lane. locally with financial backing ereaders and laptops. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Lane, a DeLand Middle and support from Hurley library. School student, eats, sleeps Dodge in DeLand, Jason Beck Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386- and breathes motocross when of Beck’s Tech in Port 822-6430, ext. 115 or 116. he’s not doing homework. On Orange, Champions The DeLand Regional Library is open seven days a week at weekends, he’s at the races Motocross Team and Robert 120 E. Howry Ave. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to with his family, meeting and Greene of Greene Realty . 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. making friends with other “If you can get paid for Friday and Saturday . families. Motocross, a family what you love, I love Photos by Kathleen Rasche Learn more about upcoming programs at Volusia County’s sport? motocross,” said Lane. Motocross rider Tristan Lane practices on his backyard track. public library branches at volusialibrary .org or visit the library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/volusialibrary . ‘Fun-size’ dynamo sparks Deltona seeks community input on city budget TCA girls’ basketball team Now’s your chance to let city leaders know what is most important to you when it comes to the city’s budget. The Deltona City Commission will offer Deltona residents the opportunity to provide their input at the upcoming Citizens’ BY KATHLEEN RASCHE Budget Forum, 9 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Commission Chambers at CORRESPONDENT City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. DELTONA – Rick Perez probably has been wrong a few times in Staff from the City Finance Department will provide the his life, but one of his errors is something his youngest Commission with updates on previous budget-balancing daughter, Yasmine Perez, a seventh-grader at Trinity Christian initiatives and describe current budget challenges. Then the Academy in Deltona, is not letting him forget. At 12 years old Commission hopes to elicit public input on budget Perez made the TCA high school varsity basketball team this recommendations for the 2012-13 budget. season. At just under 5-feet tall, she’s standing her ground on In addition to public input, the budget forums also are and off the court, scoring 15 points in her first game. designed to educate citizens about the budget process. For “(Yasmine) brings a lot of toughness (to the team). I call her more information, call 386-878-8100. nails. They call her ‘fun size’,” said Varsity Head Coach Hjalmar Suarez, nodding towards the other, taller girls on the team. Slow-pitch tourney to benefit Why does Perez have a point to prove? Simple, her dad never let her play basketball before. He thought she was too little. Deltona Little League “When my son (Richard) was 8-years-old and my daughter A double-elimination adult slow-pitch softball tournament is Emily was 11 or 12, they played their first season on the Photo by Kathleen Rasche set for Feb. 19 at Vann Park to benefit the Deltona Little League. (Deltona) FBVA. After the first game Yasmine came home and Yasmine Perez, her sister Emily Perez and their dad, Rick Perez, after The tournament is about having fun while raising funds for the said ‘I want to play basketball’. She was 5 years old,” said Perez. basketball practice. spring Little League season. He tried to talk her into dance, told her she was too small for Register by yourself or bring your own team from a local basketball and agreed to discuss it again the following season. watched from the stands. But his daughter had more than league of put together a team of family, friends and co- “After every season she would ask ‘Am I big enough yet?’ ” cute in mind. workers. Cost is $5 per player. To register in advance, contact said Perez. He continued to say no. “She’s got one speed and it’s full speed,” said Suarez. Deltona Little League president Joe Anthon at When the youngest Perez started TCA in the fall, she Though TCA is playing a tough season, win or lose email@example.com. Registration also will be taken at 8 a.m. convinced her mom to let her try out. Perez was surprised when Perez isn’t giving up her dream of playing basketball. on the day of the tournament. she made the team. “Never give up on yourself or anybody else. Keeping Each team will feature 10 players and will play at least two “(My wife told me), ‘every time you told her no, she’d grab a working for it,” said Yasmine Perez. And she isn’t going six-inning games. The tournament bracket will be posted at 9 ball, peek out the window at what you were teaching (Richard to let her dad forget any time soon that he wouldn’t let a.m. Feb. 19, with games to begin immediately following the and Emily) and practice inside the house’,” said Perez. her play . posting. At the first game, Yasmine Perez was on the starting line-up “Every time she has a great game she reminds me. And Umpires will be provided for all games. Food and beverages as a point guard. when she gets famous she says she’s going to thank her will be available for purchase from the concession stand, “I thought, that’s cute, let the little girl play,” said Perez, as he mom,” Perez said with a smile. which takes cash and debit/credit cards. For more information, visit DeltonaLittleLeague.org or call 386-574-4900. Bulldogs sign college scholarships Four Townes Rotary Club plans 11th Annual Riverfest Four Townes Rotary Club’s 11th Annual Riverfest will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at Gemini Springs Park in . DeBary Admission is free. A suggested parking donation is $3. The event is a family fun day of music and entertainment, local business and non-profits displays, kids’ rides, face painting, , cotton candy ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs at affordable prices and the Rotary’s Famous Catfish dinners. Proceeds from the festival benefit Rotary community projects, as well as children and family programs throughout Volusia County . Vendors sought for strawberry festival St. Jude’s Episcopal Church is looking for vendors for its 28th Annual Strawberry Festival slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 Photo provided by DeLand High School . on the church grounds at 815 E. Graves Ave., Orange City Space DeLand High School honored 10 football scholars last week as they signed scholarships with various colleges. Pictured are (front from left) Sean Guy - Robert is about 10x10 for a $25 donation. Tables are not furnished by Morris University, Maxwell Robertson – Robert Morris University, Taylor Dunn – Stetson University, Ryan Rodwell – Georgia Tech, Maroa White – Jacksonville the church and no food is to be sold at the vendor area unless University, Tevin Gordon – Bethune Cookman University, David Taylor – Robert Morris University, Austin Reedy – Marietta College, James Ward – Wake Forest, Ter packaged for home use. Contact the church for an application at Shaudney “Gator” Phillips – Bethel College; (back from left) “Bo Jangle” Rick Calkins, football coach; Ryan Smith, Paul Ryder, athletic director; Larry Beal, athletics 386-775-6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. district office; Mitch Moyer, DHS principal.
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