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Editor Cindy Casey
386-681-2756 VOLUSIA SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
BARBERVILLE CASSADAGA DEBARY DELAND DE LEON SPRINGS DELTONA LAKE HELEN ORANGE CITY PIERSON
Volusia Community Symphony
The Volusia Community Symphony is a
volunteer orchestra that encourages youth
through retirees to participate. Musicians
range from aspiring middle- and high-school
students to talented young adults and well-
seasoned performers. The group performs a
variety of music including classical, pops,
jazz, movie scores and show tunes. Concerts
are held in and around Volusia County .
The symphony’s open house, from 9:30 a.m.
to noon Saturday at The Club at Victoria
Gardens, 1001 Garden Club Drive, DeLand,
includes member registration, chair
placement within each section, music
distribution and a light rehearsal. Bring your
instrument. Regular rehearsals are from 9:30
a.m. to noon Saturdays at the same location.
The first full rehearsal for the fall season will
be Sept. 24. For more information, call 386-
626-3124 or 386-738-1077;
DeBary Hall issues
call for artists
DeBary Hall Historic Site is requesting
submissions from artists who would like to
display their work at the site through the
monthly featured artist program.
Photos by Kathleen Rasche Interested artists are asked to submit an
University High School sophomore Julia Ortiz plays taps. application package that includes four
DeBary salutes 9/11 fallen
images on a CD, a one-paragraph biography
and a one-paragraph artist statement. The
deadline to be considered for an exhibition
between October and March is Sept. 30.
Special consideration is given to local art
and artists who focus on Florida subject
matter. Each exhibition consists of 12 pieces
Featured artists have included
BY KATHLEEN RASCHE School students played
photographer Gary Monroe, Florida
taps and everyone bowed
landscape artist Cathy Berse, artists from
their heads for a
Residents in DeBary Very Special Arts Volusia and professors
joined together at city moment of silence.
from the University of Central Florida and
hall and bowed their Volusia County Fire
Daytona State College.
heads to remember Chief Joseph Pozzo
Visitors can view the artwork during
those that died on Sept. remembered a fellow
regular guided tours. DeBary Hall Historic
11, 2001. Among them firefighter he met and
Site is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
was PFC Gustavo befriended a few months
through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m.
Avenia. He was in fifth before 9-11. Pozzo was
Sunday Admission is $5 adults; $4 seniors; $2
grade in a New York working in Virginia
ages 3 to 12; ages 2 and younger are free.
public school at the time Beach at the time. Two
For more information call 386-668-3840;
of the attacks on the firefighters there on
World Trade Center. His vacation from New York
wandered in the fire
mother worked as a
manager on the night station and had dinner DeLand hosts
shift in the north tower.
“Sometimes she went
with the crew.
“One was on Ladder
(to the office) in the Company Five,” said DeLand’s Parks and Recreation
morning,” said Avenia. Pozzo. Department will team up with Freedom
That morning, the Pozzo was in class at Sports and host a Slow-Pitch Softball
teacher stopped class the National Emergency tournament Sept. 24-25 at Sperling Sports
and turned on a Training Center when Complex in DeLand. Men’s and Women’s E/D
television. Students the announcement came divisions will be Sept 24 and COED E/D
watched both towers fall. in that a plane had division will be Sept. 25. This is a three-game
“I called my mom and crashed into the World guarantee and a fee of $250 per team. For
found out she wasn’t Trade Center. more information, call Drew Calvert at 386-
there. I was relieved and “We all had to leave. 316-3315 or Drewcalvert@freedomsports.com.
at the same time They were afraid for us
worried, both feelings at
the same time,” said
(because we were so Women’s luncheon
near Camp David),” said
Avenia. His mother’s Pozzo. Later, he found DeBary Women’s Connection Luncheon
boss and several of her out his new friend had will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at DeBary
friends lost their lives died in the line of duty. Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club
that day On Sunday, she .
Drive, DeBary The luncheon includes food,
At the memorial, he
attended the memorial networking, fun and an inspirational
thought about the
at Ground Zero. program. All women are welcome. Cost is $15
firefighters in New York.
“I told her I was going at the door. For information and registration,
to (DeBary to perform “It’s a day where you
just kind of think about call Judy Ann at 386-753-9376;
the 21-gun salute). She email@example.com.
was honored,” said everything you do and
what it all really
DeBary Mayor Bob means,” said Pozzo. Dinner/dance
Garcia officiated the Many at the DeBary The Polish American Pulaski Club has a
memorial. memorial knew no one dinner/dance with live bands and variety of
Representatives from the who died in the attack. music every Sunday at 3621 W. International
Volusia County Fire They just felt moved to Speedway Blvd., DeLand. Dinner is from 1 to
Department, DeBary show their support. 2 p.m. followed by the dance from 2 to 5:30
Fire Department, “It’s more than just a p.m. Cost for dinner and dance is $17 and $10
Volusia County Sheriff ’s remembrance. This is an .
for the dance only Reservations for dinner
Office and Four Townes important day in the are required and can be made by calling 386-
Moose Lodge announced history of our country 258-7059.
each of the four plane because it changed our
crashes. University High lives,” said Garcia. Top, PFC Gustavo Avenia with Jonah Larabel and Gavin Aagaard. Above, Cub Scout Pack 420 shows their support.
DeLand Class of ’56 reunion
Stetson Farmers’ Markets open this week
Fifty-five years. Where did they go? If you
are a member of DeLand High School Class
of 1956, meet with us during DHS
Homecoming weekend beginning Oct. 16.
DELAND – The Hatter Harvest club at to know local farmers. The market days will The Farmers’ Market based on the Relive those days and catch up with what has
Stetson University will host Stetson Farmers’ feature fresh, local and organic foods such as international “slow food” movement founded been going on with your classmates.
Markets on three Sundays beginning this citrus, vegetables, greens and grass-fed beef. by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an Activities are planned for Friday, Saturday
week and continuing Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, Samples from DeLand’s best restaurants and alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve .
and Sunday For more information, contact
featuring entertainment by the Evan Taylor seedlings for gardening also will be available. traditional and regional cuisine and W.H.Harper at 386 738 5636.
Jones Band (facebook.com/ETJBand). An area for kids to play lawn games will be encourages farming of plants, seeds and
The Stetson Farmers’ Markets will be
from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stetson Quad, also
Hatter Harvest is a student-led club
livestock characteristic of the local
ecosystem. NARFE to meet
known as the Palm Court, by the fountain in founded in 2009 at Stetson. Its vision is to Vendors should apply to reserve a spot on The National Active and Retired Federal
the center of campus. The event is free and bring sustainable food to campus and raise each market date. The fee is $15. For this Employees (NARFE) Chapter 2247 will meet
open to all, and pets are welcome. awareness about alternative agriculture week’s market, applications and vendor at 11:30 a.m. Monday at River Grille, 950 N.
Applications from vendors are now being systems and healthy lifestyles. The Hatter .
agreements are due today Contact Maria U.S. Hwy 1, Ormond Beach. Mark Lane, a
accepted (details below). Harvest maintains a garden on campus, Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-694- columnist for The Daytona Beach News-
The Stetson Farmers’ Markets provide adjacent to the Rinker Environmental 8690 for additional information or to reserve Journal, will be the featured speaker. For
opportunities for community members to get Learning Center. a spot.
more information, call 386-441-9250.
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8B Thursday, September 15, 2011 OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Writing proves to be cathartic for first time author
BY MIMI PACIFICO In Jenkins’ case, keeping a journal of daily events was
CORRESPONDENT helpful both to the doctor and to her. One unique quality of the
As a person goes through life, he or she considers several book is the samples of helpful charts.
inevitabilities. One of these is change. Physical change from Choices a family has in caring for their aging loved one is
infancy childhood, teens, adulthood and elderhood is normal –
, keeping them at home or placing them in a long-term care
expected and accepted. And the focus on life is in living, not in .
facility Jenkins’ book contains information for families under
dying. both circumstances.
Cheryl Jenkins’ book “She Just Wanted to Dance Again,’’ is “In either case, the family needs to participate in their loved
her attempt to make sense of the many recent changes in her one’s care and in determining their well being,’’ she said.
mother’s life. Oh, if only she could turn back the clock to that Jenkins is a guest author at the Deltona Regional Library’s
happier time where her mother, Betty Jenkins, very much second annual book fair to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 15
at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. She will be on hand to speak with
Living through the economic downturn herself, the financial
security Jenkins enjoyed was attendees about her book and sign copies they purchase.
SENIOR replaced with uncertainty Her
own unexpected health issues
The theme of this year’s book fair is “marketing” and two
workshops, at 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., will be held prior to the
LIFESTYLES presented new issues. In
addition, her mother’s declining
health brought new challenges. Cheryl Jenkins talks with her mother, Betty Jenkins, as she peers out over the
opening of the fair. One of the workshop presenters is Pamela
Starr, regional development director for Constant Contact.
“Now that more people are self-publishing, they need to be
“Writing my book has been palmettos along the boardwalk at Lighthouse Point Park in Ponce Inlet. business people as well,’’ she said. “They take on the role of an
cathartic for me,’’ she said. agent as well as an author.’’
Jenkins chose to bring her mother into her home as the best daily living,’’ she said.
“I deal with the ‘how’ of the entire process,’’ Jenkins Starr’s job involves educating her audiences about the use of
solution for both of them. This involved a change in location, as
continued. “The patient should have someone accompany them email, Facebook and Twitter in marketing their books. One of
well as her profession, making adjustments in her lifestyle to
deal with her own and her mother’s health issues. for a doctor’s appointment or admission to the hospital via the her goals in her workshops is to help the authors understand
Jenkins published her book through iUniverse. While some emergency room. That second person needs to be fortified with how to separate their business world from their personal world
marketing tools were provided, she wanted to reach a wider necessary documentation and information the doctor needs in in the use of social media.
audience and did so through guest appearances on radio making his diagnosis and treating his patient. For instance, the The Book Fair is free. The cost of the workshops are $10 for
programs, book fairs and public speaking. family can help decide on the type of transportation necessary one and $15 for two. For more information call 386-574-9376.
“There is a lot of information available as to things a person in getting the patient to the hospital. Ambulances are not
needs to do in being a caregiver, but not the tools to organize always the only choice.’’
To contact this writer email email@example.com
Retired teachers, staff,
administrators to meet
There will be a luncheon meeting at noon
Sept. 28 for all Volusia County retired
teachers, office staff and administrators at
the VTO Building on Educators Road,
Daytona Beach. Lunch, prepared by Heavenly
Ham, is $10 for members, free for first-time
guests. Make reservations by noon by Sept. 23
at 386-788-6640. The subject for the meeting
will include AFT benefits.
The September meeting of the Volusia
County Genealogical Society is 6 p.m. today
at City Island Library, 105 E Magnolia Ave,
“What did you do in genealogy over the
summer?” is the topic for a round table
discussion. Social time will follow. For more
information, call 386-322-4206 or email
at DeLand library
Mary Edwards, a stay-at-home mother of
four, will discuss “Couponing 101” at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday at the DeLand Regional Library,
130 E. Howry Ave.
A self-described “super-couponer,”
Edwards has cut her grocery bills by more
than half, spending only $30 to $40 a week on Orlando Band Simulcast played at the Deltona Amphitheater on Saturday as part of Deltona’s free concert series.
Simulcast wows Deltona fans
groceries for her family of six.
The Orlando woman began collecting
coupons seriously after she left her nursing
job to stay at home with her children. She
started a blog, began teaching free classes,
and set up a website at couponersunited.com.
For more information about the library
program, call Susan Fichter at 386-822-6430, The City of Deltona hosted another free
ext. 109. concert and classic car show at the
Deltona Amphitheater on Saturday
Learn how to get a college evening. As classic cars pulled into the
parking lot, the Orlando band, Simulcast,
degree faster, save money set up on stage.
Simulcast is the brainchild of Mix 105.1
Eden Smith, a young working mother of
disc jockey Scott McKenzie and WOFL,
two, shortened her time at college by a year – Fox 35 anchorman Bob Frier. The pair
and saved herself more than $4,000 in tuition decided to form the band in 2007 and have
in the process. been playing local venues like Universal
Smith will explain how she used books, CityWalk and The House of Blues with
websites, library databases and credit-by- some of the best musicians in Orlando;
examination programs at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, at Gladys Justiniano, vocals, Mark Dawson,
the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry bass and vocals, Tony Triozzi, drums, Bill
Ave. Schwartz on guitar and guitar synthesizer
Credit-by-examination programs, offered and Ben Van Hook on guitar.
by the College Board and Prometric Testing, The group performed classic tunes and
are designed for current college students, today’s hits in front of a packed audience
dislocated workers seeking to change careers, of enthusiastic fans.
and adults returning for a degree. They are The next free concert event is scheduled
accepted at most area colleges. for Oct. 15 when Caribbean Crew will be
For more information, call Susan Fichter playing. For information contact Deltona
at 386-822-6430, ext. 109. Parks and Recreation at 386-878-8900.
Chair caning class WOFL, Fox 35 anchorman Bob Frier on keyboards. — Kathleen Rasche Mix 105.1 disc jockey Scott McKenzie on vocals and guitar.
at Pioneer Settlement
Here is a look back at events that occurred watching her sister’s house get robbed wasn’t
The Pioneer Settlement for the Creative through the years in Southeast Volusia County: Carolyn Corrie’s plan. The 17-year-old was
Arts will host a chair caning preview class supposed to head home to Altamonte Springs
from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday Instructor is
. TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO after her two-week vacation in Deltona.
Dave Bishop. Bring your chair so Bishop can Russell terrier at about 8:35 a.m. after Instead, she found herself a victim of an
order materials. Classes begin Oct. 10 and ■ The Volusia County Cattleman’s
digging a hole under a fence around the yard armed home invasion. Her sister, Lauren
will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Association started a fundraising drive to
belonging to the owner of one of the pit bulls Marino, 26, was taken to Halifax Medical
three weeks, ending Oct 28. Pre-registration buy bleachers for the arena at the county
that escaped. The terrier was attacked on Center in Daytona Beach with injuries from
required. Cost is $40. Call 386-749-2959 for fairgrounds in DeLand. Their goal was to
Bakersfield Avenue and died from wounds being “possibly pistol-whipped,” according to
provide seating for 6,000 people.
more information. and trauma. a news release.
■ The County Council approved funding for
■ Orange City officials announced that the
Daytona artist’s works on a modern fire truck for Lake Helen’s
volunteer fire department. The Class A
■ The development of recreation programs
in DeBary got a boost when the City Council Wava Hall senior center was a victim of its
display at DeBary City Hall Pumper truck would be able to pump 1,250 approved the creation of separate teen and
senior recreation advisory committees.
own success. With about 800 members, many
coming from DeLand to participate in the
gallons a minute, as opposed to the 21-year-
“These will encourage people to participate center’s various activities, the facility was
Artist Michael Sanden will display various old truck in service, which pumped 450
and tell us what they want in terms of sports too small and was contributing to parking
works of art at DeBary City Hall through gallons a minute.
and recreation activities,” Councilman Bill conflicts in the middle of the city’s
Oct. 13 as part of the city’s “Art in Public government complex. City Manager John
■ The owners of the Deltona Inn on Deltona Long said. “If they want something, they will
Places” program. McCue said a new location was needed.
Boulevard announced a $600,000 expansion be willing to help run it and promote the
Sanden’s acrylic paintings are often based plan. programs.” ■ The construction price for Volusia
upon actual places in Florida where he
sketches and take photographs of unique
natural scenes. He creates the finished works
TEN YEARS AGO ■ The owners of the Orange City based
Family Fun Center announced the planned
County’s most expensive school dropped
some when new bids were opened, but the
in his studio in Daytona Beach. ■ In Deltona, two loose pit bulls attacked expansion of their facilities. Plans included package didn’t include everything it did the
Most of his career has been to direct and two women out walking and two dogs, killing an arcade building to house video games, a first time around. PPI/Charles Perry
curate art exhibitions connected with one, within a 30-minute time span. The two pavilion for parties, an enlarged concession Construction of Gainesville submitted the
museums and public facilities. He started as women were walking along Bailey Avenue at stand and expanded parking. apparent low base bid of $94.997 million to
an art teacher and was inspired by his family about 8:45 a.m. when the pit bulls — a male build a new high school in Orange City .
and friends who encouraged him to express
himself and share his love of art and culture
and a female — sprang on them from behind,
Animal Control Officer Richard Lovett said.
FIVE YEARS AGO — Compiled by Karen Duffy,
Lovett said the pit bulls attacked a Jack ■ Getting tied up by two strangers and news research editor
The Daytona Beach News-Journal OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS Thursday, September 15, 2011 9B
748-8993. Proceeds benefit abandoned
Korean War veterans luncheon
DeLand Herb Club to meet The Korean War Veterans Association of
The DeLand Herb Club will have its first Florida East Coast Chapter 189 will meet
meeting of the new year at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 Tuesday at the Port Orange VFW Post 3282 at
at the Garden Club of DeLand, 865 S. Alabama 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. The $6 lunch will
Ave. begin at 1 p.m. with the formal meeting at 2
Nicole D Wyatt, owner of Deland Green p.m.
Goods, will be present “The Holistic Approach Michael Shon McGuire, the eldest son of
to Growing, Gathering, Preparing and Using KWVA president Bob McGuire, will be guest
Herbs.” She will cover growing seasons in speaker. The younger McGuire recently
Florida with a few herb profiles, perennial vs. returned from a dangerous mission in Iraq,
annual, culinary medicinal and magical. She
, training the Iraq police department on the
will discuss the collection, action, indication latest police techniques of the 20th century.
and preparation of these herbs. She also will He performed 122 combat/investigative
have organic locally grown herbs for sale at missions; several judicial teaching
the meeting. assignments; and methodology field
Wyatt is a master herbalist, a natural instruction programs for the southern region
health practitioner, DOULA, an police departments of Iraq. Iraqi insurgent
environmental educator and a gardener for attacks have been reduced from a high of 145
life. She served two years in EnviroCorps, an monthly to 46 in 2011. He received the
AmeriCorps (domestic peace corps) program prestigious Noble Patron of Armor and
as an environmental steward. Calvary Award for assisting the 1st Calvary
In DeLand from 1-4 p.m. on Sept 18, Oct 23 Division in the successful completion of its
and Nov 20 she will have her herbs for sale at mission in Iraq.
the Stetson Farmers Mart/Show Food Festival Prior to Iraq, McGuire was employed by
and from 6-10 p.m. in Artisan Alley on Sept 23, the Daytona Beach Police Department where
Oct 28 and Nov 25. Wyatt’s herbs are all he was a detective rising to lieutenant and
organically grown and are exceptionally lead investigator, supervising 389 homicide
healthy plants. investigations.
Anyone interested in herbs is welcomed to The general public is invited to attend.
attend. Refreshments will be served. Call Confirm lunch by calling Rick Kennedy at 386-
Lynne Ferency at 386-943-9781, if you plan to 761-0912.
Daytona Playhouse auditions
DeLand offers adult kickball Auditions are scheduled for “The First
DeLand’s Parks and RecreationDepartment Baptist Church of Ivy Gap” at 7 p.m. Sunday
is offering an Adult Kickball League starting and Monday at Daytona Playhouse, 100
Nov. 15 through Dec. 20. All games will be Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.
played at Sperling Sports Complex on Tuesday Needed are six women ages 25 to 50.
nights. Registration fees start at $160 per team Auditions will be cold readings from the
which includes a six-game season. script. No experience is required. Scripts are
A captain’s meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. available at the reference area at Ormond
Nov. 8 at the Lemon Room at Bill Dreggors Beach, City Island, Port Orange and New
Park. For more information, visit deland.org Smyrna Beach libraries.
or call 386-740-5800. First Baptist of Ivy Gap first takes place
toward the end of World War II. Six very
Low cost pet shot clinics different women meet to roll bandages and
plan the church’s 75th anniversary They love
Photo provided by IAFF Local 2913
There will be three low cost pet shot to gossip, share secrets and “love hearing
Deltona firefighter Mark Dalton goes above and beyond wearing his fire gear while participating in the annual MDA Boot clinics sponsored by the SPCA animal things that shouldn’t be said.” Twenty-five
Drive on Labor Day weekend. rescue, Saturday in West Volusia. years later they reunite during the Vietnam
Deltona firefighters raise
The first clinic will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. War and with humor, they find comfort and
at Dollar General, 1512 S. Woodland Blvd., forgiveness.
DeLand; the second clinic will be from 10:30 For more information, call 386-255-2431 or
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Big Lots, 2412 S. Volusia visit daytonaplayhouse.org.
Ave., Orange City; and the third will be from
$10,000 for Jerry’s Kids
2 to 3:30 p.m. at Deltona Presbytarian
Church, 2300 Howland Blvd., Deltona.
Domestic Abuse fundraiser
Rabies shots will cost $6, Dog 6-in-1 The second annual Domestic Abuse
distemper/ parvo combo. $10, Cat 4-way Council fundraising luncheon will be Oct. 11
distemper combo $10, feline leukemia $16, at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona
Bordatella $12, heartworm testing $16 and Beach, in honor of National Domestic
The Deltona firefighters hit the streets Local 2913 presented a check to the MDA worming $5. Heartworm prevention and flea Violence Awareness Month. Tickets are $30
Labor Day weekend for the annual MDA Fill control and Confortis products will be per person and sponsorship opportunities,
during the annual Labor Day Telethon in
the Boot Drive. Deltona Fire Fighters IAFF available for purchase. All vaccinations are ranging From $250 to $1,500, are available to
Orlando. The International Association of administered by a licensed vet. The clinics individuals and entities. Space is limited.
Local 2913 raised more than $10,000 standing
on local street corners collecting for Jerry’s Fire Fighters as a whole raised more than $27 also are licensed and permitted. Cash only Call 386-257-2297 or email
Kids during this three-day event. million for Jerry’s Kids this year. for the shots. For more information, call 386- DAC@domesticabusecouncil.com.
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• Zumba • Standup • Braz Cauz Art Exhibit
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• Blood Drive by Florida • Soccer Physician Panel
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10B Thursday, September 15, 2011 OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Young golfers learn the AROUND TOWN
Free preview, orientation
for youth tennis program
game at Little Linksters
According to the governing body of tennis, USTA, “10 and
under tennis” is making a revolutionary change in the way
kids learn and play the game. Tennis is following the formula
that the majority of youth sports have used for years –
tailoring equipment and courts to a child’s size and age so
they develop skills and have fun right from the start.
Tennis Xpress, an after school tennis program for third-
BY KATHLEEN RASCHE through fifth-graders, is offering two free preview and
CORRESPONDENT orientation dates to encourage kids to come out and try tennis
Brendon Elliott, founder of with the QuickStart format. The dates are today from 4:15 to
Little Linksters, is teaching 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the Florida
kids to have fun outdoors on Tennis Center, 1 Deuce Court, Daytona Beach.
Saturday mornings. At Wes The program begins Sept. 27 and runs throughout the
Crile Park in Deltona, Elliott’s school year. Tuition for the program is $90 for the entire
pee wee golf program teaches school year.
the game to kids ages 3-8. To sign up for the FREE preview lesson and orientation,
Elliott works at the Winter call Dave Brown at 386-236-4292 or email him at
Park Country Club as the firstname.lastname@example.org.
club’s PGA head golf
professional. In 2008, he
started Little Linksters, a Sign up now for Junior Tennis
training business that
USTA Junior Team Tennis registration is open for the fall
acquaints very young children
season. Matches will be held at the Florida Tennis Center, 1
with the rules of golf. As part
of the instruction, Elliott Deuce Court, Suite 200, Daytona Beach, on Fridays beginning
designed and published a Oct. 7. The last match and end of the season party will be Nov.
coloring book, “Golf 18.
FUNdamentals,” featuring a Cost is $30 a player. USTA Junior membership is required.
bunny named Floppy and his Any new members, ages 10 and under, can sign up for a free
friends Birdie and Bogey The. one-year USTA junior membership (use source code
book is a fun way for young JOIN2PLAY).
kids to learn to follow the For more information or to join, contact Rita Gladstone,
rules of the game and how to league coordinator, at 386-299-6551 or
be good sportsmen in the email@example.com.
“(Golf) teaches (young
students) patience and good
DeLand hosts HR derby
manners, which is something DeLand Parks and Recreation will host a Slow-Pitch
this age group needs to learn,” Softball Home Run Derby Oct. 13. Entry fee is $15 a person,
said Elliott. Elliott also gives
which includes an event T-shirt. Prizes will include a slow-
golf lessons at schools and
pitch softball bat, gift certificate to a local restaurant and a
clubs, and he gives private
golf instruction for golfers of trophy .
any age. The event will take place at Sperling Sports Complex and
Little Linksters is a five- participants must pre-register for the event. Email
week program. The first week firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register or stop by the City of
is a coloring book lesson. Photos by Kathleen Rasche DeLand Parks and Recreation office. For more information,
During subsequent weeks the Little Linksters students learn the rules of the game. visit deland.org or call 386-740-5800.
Linksters hit the grass for
some club instruction.
Students practice what they
see in the coloring book, 5K/10K run
teeing up their ball, standing
on the line, feet straight, knees The Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler’s 10th
bent and swinging the club Annual 5K/10K Run & Walk will kick off the 2011-12
back for the shot. Class prices Daytona Area Grand Prix schedule on Sunday at Kenneth
vary depending on location. W. Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle, Port
Little Linksters is holding a Orange.
youth Tour Event at the Registration opens at 6 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. starting
Timacuan Golf Club, 550 time for the 5K Run & Walk as well as the 10K Run. The
Timacuan Golf Club, Lake
Mile Kiddie Dash will step off at 8:20 a.m.
Mary on Oct. 16. Registration
Organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend this
fee is $60. Little Linksters
class participation is not year’s event which includes a 10K run as part of the Grand
necessary to sign up for the Prix series and will be timed with Champion Chips.
Tour. Go to Participants will receive t-shirts, goodie bags and
LittleLinksters.com and click refreshments.
“View Classes” then To find out more or register online (through Wednesday),
“Timacuan Golf Club Tour visit hovf.org/5k or call Kahlin Adkins at 386-322-4701. To
Event” to register. view videos of caregivers sharing their personal stories,
For information on the next visit hovfcaregiver.com.
Deltona Little Linksters class
visit the Little Linksters
website or call 321-278-1611. Jo Jo Kraus gets pointers from golf instructor Brendon Elliott. Youth Skeet League signups
Volusia County Skeet & Trap Club at 4031 Pioneer Trail,
Get back to nature
New Smyrna Beach, is starting a Youth Skeet League. Sign
MoFA, Volusia libraries up now. Shooting will start 9 a.m. Saturday and run five
weeks. Cost will be $50 and includes targets, instruction,
with Lyonia’s begin StART program awards and cook out. Loaner guns are available. Shooters
must provide ammo. For more information, contact Dick
Richer at 401-741-1267, or email
educational programs The Museum of Florida Art has partnered with
the Volusia County Public Library system on the
StART (Stories and Art) program. The shared goal
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELTONA – Get back to regurgitate them in pellets. In of the StART program is promoting reading and
nature at Lyonia this hands-on lab, visual literacy.
Environmental Center (LEC), participants will examine the The museum’s education staff compiles
which offers a variety of contents of owl pellets, learn bibliographies of juvenile materials and designs
educational programs and what owls eat, and try to hands-on art activities that expand learning and
hikes for children and adults. The
Upcoming programs include:
reconstruct a prey skeleton. literacy on the topics addressed in current museum t im e t r e is s t ill
The fee is $4 per person. exhibitions or works from the permanent collection. op
“Scrub stroll” from 9 - 10
“Scrub stroll” from 9 - 10 The programs are suitable for elementary age y o u r t u rc h a s e
a.m. Oct. 1. Look for signs of ic k e t !
wildlife during a guided hike a.m. Oct. 22. Take a guided students.
of Lyonia Preserve, a 360-acre hike of Lyonia Preserve and
scrub habitat adjacent to the explore the plants and flowers
DAYTONA BEACH CITY ORMOND BEACH PUBLIC
LEC. The fee is $3 per person. that bloom in the fall. The fee ISLAND LIBRARY LIBRARY
“Sandhill cranes find a is $3 per person. 3rd Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. 3rd Wednesday, 3 p.m.
home in Victoria Park” from “Bat box workshop” from 105 E. Magnolia Ave., 30 S. Beach Street
2 - 3 p.m. Oct. 1. The sandhill Daytona Beach Ormond Beach
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. of declining bat populations.
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biologist with Miller Legg, as participants build a bat box 2nd Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. 1st Thursday, 4 p.m.
he discusses the birds’ for their backyard. The box 2150 Eustace Ave. 130 E. Howry Ave.
monitoring and nesting will provide a shelter for a
success in DeLand’s Victoria Deltona DeLand
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favor by controlling the
more than 370 acres of
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during the workshop. The fee 4th Wednesday, 3 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 1 p.m.
protection of threatened and
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program is free. Registration is required New Smyrna Beach Lake Helen
“Tiny trekkers” from 10 - for all programs except the 386-424-2910 ext. 111 386-228-1152
11 a.m. Oct. 7. Children can Creature Feature. Call 386-
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