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Vaccine roll out begins as deaths mountThe surge in new cases in Volusia County has pushed the total to 18,710 including 223 non-residents, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, according to Florida Department of Health’s statistics. AdventHealth reported it began receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine this week and will administer it to medical providers and team members working in areas with the most exposure risk. Florida will receive 179,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis. No word yet on when other health care providers, or Volusia County, will receive the vaccine. Advent Health doesn’t expect it to be available to the public until the spring. It advises residents to continue following safety measures, including wearing a mask and social distancing. The 7-day percentage of residents testing positive was at 6.58%, up from 5.37% the previous 7 days, as of Dec. 15. The number of residents getting tested has been more than 2,000 for the past few weeks. The state is no longer providing cumulative infor mation on number of residents tested. Deaths in Volusia are now at 394, but the state is no longer providing information that will allow any identification of victims. The county has had 191 deaths of residents and staff at long-term care facilities. The median age, with half older and half younger, is 44, compared to 58 early in the pandemic, and the age range is 0 to 103. The number of Volusia cases in children below the age of 18 is at least 1,493 as of Tuesday, Dec. 15. The most affected age range in the county is 15-to-24-year-olds. The number of cases among staff and residents of long-term care facilities is 1,726 and at correctional facilities it’s 490. Port Orange resident Roger Fulton is a noted author of many outdoor guide books for hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking as well as other topics, such as law enforcement. His latest book, “Nature Adventures in Central Florida” (In search of: Nature) is now available on Amazon. The book, divided into 25 chapters, targets the best places to observe specific birds or mammals, or unique outdoor venues that feature giant oaks or natural springs. The book, as Mr. Fulton writes, is “all about getting out in Central Florida and exploring all that nature has to offer in this unique state. Each outing is designed as a day trip that is readily accessible from anywhere in Central Florida. Each outing will take you ‘in search of’ one dominant focus critter or concept at each location. In most cases, you will see much more of nature than the ‘focus’ you are in search of.” Each destination includes a description of the targeted focus, how to get to the trail, notes about the trail, hours open, time needed, other facilities present, what others have found there and a place to make your own notes. The book is primarily designed for walking trails. The former New York state trooper retired after 35 years in law enforcement and discovered a love of nature, which he now shares with residents in both Florida and New York. The self-employed, freelance writer has penned more than 40 books, starting with his first in 1988, “Common Sense Supervision.” That book is still in print in five languages. Many of his books are about hiking trails or kayak trips in Central Florida. He has a whole series Master naturalist writes new book A shadow box inspires an award-winning displayIt’s been a team effort for years. Robert and Marilyn Austin, ages 74 and 72 respectively, have been creating Christmas scenes on their 6/10ths of an acre since they moved to 1833 Monastery Road in Orange City from New York in 2006. Thousands of lights are about – wrapped around the house, the shed, many trees, both real and imagined, and a recreational vehicle, which has a campfire, chair and white dog (depicting their own dog, Chloe, 8). Next to it “we have a lake with different things happening there. There’s a penguin, igloo and snowman fishing,” he said. “We try to make a scene out of it. It’s not just plopped out there.” Other free-standing decorations include angels, wrapped presents, a Ferris wheel, an ice castle, a couple of cows (Mr. Austin was a dairy farmer) and the 25-yearold Santa and his sleigh being pulled by a herd of reindeer with Rudolph leading the way. “Up in New York it would snow so hard you’d have to dig him out,” he said of Rudolph. They decorated when their children were younger, but not to the extent they do now. “Our lights number in the thousands. I don’t think I’d like to add it up,” Mr. Austin said. “It would scare me.” What really got his wife of 52 years and he decorating again in Orange City was something his father made at least 65 years ago. “It’s a shadow box Christmas card with a nativity scene in it,” he said. “It says, ‘Greetings, The Austins.’ It’s what you see when you drive in. We used it in New York. After we got here, it needed a new paint job.” The couple have entered the annual Holiday Lighting Contest in Orange City for the past seven years. There are three categories Best Use of Color, Most Innovative and Best Overall. They are the reigning champs in the Best Overall category. Mr. Austin said he it’s not really about the competition – he has a good time with it. “It’s even gotten to be fun for me now. You wouldn’t hear me say that 20 years ago,” he said. “Of course, in New York, you froze putting your lights out. Down here it’s much warmer.” Mr. Austin said people think it costs a lot of money, but he uses mostly LED lights, so the electric bill is about $50 to $60 more for the month or so it runs – normally, staring Dec. 1 and continuing just after the new year. The scene comes alive about 5:30 p.m. and continues until about 10:45 p.m. He said people come by to see the Christmas wonder Photo by Lori CarterThe home of Robert and Marilyn Austin will be beckoning to the faithful with their elaborate set up, including the shadow box next to the angel that belonged to Mr. Austin’s father. Santa's helperRandy Barber/staff photographerHenry Payne, 3, hammers a craft as his mother Kyla, left, and volunteer Connie Campisi look on during “A Florida Christmas Remembered” at the Barberville Pioneer Settlement on Saturday, Dec. 12. DELEON SPRINGS PIERSON DELAND/LAKE HELEN inside Hear your favorites at the Athens Theatre Entertainment A10 BIG BAND HOLIDAY IndexBusiness A7 Classified A13 Crossword A12 Horoscopes A11 Out & About A11 Police Report A5 Sports A12 Viewpoint A6 Memories of home are always dear Page A6Land Lines@HometownNewsVolusia @Hometownnewsvolusia @HVolusi FOR UPDATES ON COVID-19 PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES Vol. 9, No. 45 Your Local News and Information Source • HometownNewsVolusia.com Friday, Dec.18, 2020 History walkWalking Through History, the old Northwest and Stetson University Historic Districts in DeLand, will be from1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. Learn about the dynamic and historic Old Northwest DeLand neighborhood in a walking tour led by experienced WVHS docents. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Two separate groups are allowed on each tour with a maximum of six people. Admission is $3 for WVHS members and $5 for non-members. For a reservation, call (386) 740-6813.Deltona continues Covid-19 financial aid for residentsThe City of Deltona is still providing financial assistance for rent, mortgage and utility payments for its residents who have been impacted by the Covid-19 virus. The pre-screening process and applications will be handled on a “first come-first served” basis, and is available at Deltona City Hall at 2345 Providence Blvd. Applicants must provide proof of residency. Funds will be paid directly to the mortgagor, landlord or utility company. For more information, con tact Lee Lopez/public informa tion officer at llopez@deltonafl.gov.Holiday waste collection for unincorporated areas There will be no garbage, recycling, bulk waste and yard trash collection for residents of unincorporated Volusia County on Christmas and New Year’s days.Community NotesSee NOTES, page A2 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS!Just because you can’t eat at your favorite restaurant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy that restaurant’s food. Order in, whether for pick-up or delivery. Support restaurants by buying gift cards/certicates/merchandise. Stock up on holiday gifts and birthday presents for your loved ones. Every business is grappling with this crisis in a dierent way. Ask your local restaurant what you can do to support them. ATTENTION COMMUNITY By Diane M. Careydcarey@hometownnews mediagroup.com See BOOK, page A4For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnewsmediagroup.com See VACCINE, page A2 See DISPLAY, page A2By Lori Carter lcarter@hometownnews mediagroup.comAll he wants for Crhistmas is his new stove insalled Cooking A11 CHEF'S CORNER rfntbbrrrbbffbfbbf Come home to The Cloisters this Fall and choose from one of our exciting MOVE-IN PACKAGES!**with a signed agreement for a spacious Villa or Atrium apartment no later than 11/30/20Our move-in package options include: The Month of December Free or The Golf Package The DeLand YMCA Package or The DeLand, Dine and Shop Package Call now for more details and to set up a tour! 386-822-6900rfr ntbnnnbn bfnbrfbfn fb 2020 2020 2020 2020 C C H H O O I I C C E E R R E E A A D D E E R R S S ’ ’

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A-2 • West Volusia Live Well For Less Than You Could Imagineat either of our upscale Manufactured Home Communities exclusively for those 55+ Beautiful Homes starting under $20K Live Better Affordably 386-873-4129MobileHomes4SaleFlorida.com711 Lemon Ave. Lake Helen, FL 400 Nut Tree Dr. DeLand, FL Health department following shorter quarantine timeThe Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is following the newly issued Covid-19 quarantine options for close contacts to cases. The options are adapted from the CDC’s updates. Close contacts are those individuals who have been within six feet of an infected individual for a cumulative of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, regardless of mask usage. Quarantine is used to separate someone who might have been exposed to Covid-19 and may develop illness away from other people. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they have the virus. The CDC continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine when possible. The new options reduce the burden of Covid-19 quarantines against a small possibility of spreading the virus. Quarantine can now be 10 days without testing or seven days after receiving a negative Molecular (PCR) test result taken on or after day six from exposure. The close contact must not have any symptoms of Covid-19 to stop quarantine. Exclusions for the new options include persons who are close contacts related to long-term care facilities, acute care facilities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. PCR results typically are available in three to five days from the test date. Some testing locations may require you to verbally request a PCR test. After stopping quarantine, you should: •Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure •If you develop symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider •Wear a mask, stay at least six feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds and take other steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19 The Healthy Together App is available for download on the App Store or Google Play and provides secure Covid-19 Molecular (PCR) test results. Once test results are received by the department, a text message will be sent from the number 78549 to the phone number provided during the testing process. For more information, call (866) 779-6121, email COVID-19@flhealth.gov or visit floridahealthcovid19.gov. For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com Volusia resident cases include 9,698 females and 8,637 males, and for 152 cases the gender hasn’t been deter mined. There had been 1,194 residents and 18 non-residents hospitalized. According to the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Daytona Beach has had 4,100 cases; Deltona, 3,132; DeLand, 2,669; Port Orange, 1,894; Ormond Beach, 1,712; New Smyrna Beach, 1,225; Orange City, 890; DeBary, 650; Edgewater, 618; Pierson, 243; South Daytona, 239; DeLeon Springs, 231; Holly Hill, 209; Lake Helen, 81; Oak Hill, 77; Seville, 73; Osteen, 69; Ponce Inlet, 56; Enterprise, 26; Stetson Univer sity, 18; Barberville and Daytona Beach Shores, four each; Cassadaga and Mims, three each; Glenwood, two; and Astor and Wilbur-by-the-Sea, one each; and 102 have not been determined. Also as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, there were 1,115,446 positive cases of Florida residents and 18,937 cases of non-residents with Covid-19 and 20,003 resident deaths. In the U.S., there were 16,520,408 cases and 300,494 deaths. There were 72,991,941 global cases with 1,624,161 deaths. The U.S. and world data are from Johns Hopkins University. In the latest report from Volusia County Schools, 17 students and 10 employees tested positive between Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 11. The school district is releasing Covid-19 data at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays until the pandemic is over. Total students testing positive is now at 374 and employees at 213. For Covid-19 testing in Volusia County, visit volusia. org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/ pin/coronavirus/faqs.stml. With Gov. DeSantis order ing the state to enter Phase 3 of reopening, he also disallowed local governments from fining people for not wearing masks. However, many major retailers are requiring customers to wear face coverings to enter their stores. Volusia County has relief funds for rent and mortgage assistance. For an application, call Community Assistance at (386) 736-5955 or visit volusia. org/services/community-ser vices/community-assistance/. For general information about the COVID-19 virus, call the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee at (866) 779-6121. The hotline is open 24/7. AdventHealth has a 24/7 hotline at (877) 847-8747. If you are sick with COVID19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, call the Florida Department of Health Office in Volusia County at (386) 274-0500.VaccineFrom page A1 School Board continues reviewing spring planThe Volusia County School Board Dec. 8 reviewed the district’s Spring 2021 Education Plan, which provides students with continued opportunities for both in-person and remote instruction for the remainder of the school year. The presentation, made by Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools Patty Corr, follows last month’s Florida Department of Education emergency order outlining school district’s responsibilities for providing public education during the pandemic. The VCS plan for the second semester was submitted to FLDOE. The state will allow the remote Volusia Live to continue. VCS will survey families enrolled in Volusia Live in early January to deter mine whether students plan to continue in that remote option for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 26. Highlights of VCS’ Spring 2021 Education Plan and Assurances include: •Spring Intervention Plan: Focuses on closing achievement gaps, targeted outreach to failing students and providing intervention and support to those who have to return to the classroom. •Innovative Learning: Offered only to students making adequate progress, or written acknowledgment from a parent/guardian of a student’s lack of progress. •Enhanced Outreach on Attendance: Identify missing students and move them back to in-person classes, and identify and engage VPK and kindergarten eligible students to ensure readiness. •Professional Development: Continue to offer professional development to teachers so they can handle teaching both classroom and online classes. About 75% of VCS students are receiving in-person instruction in the traditional Ccassroom, 15% in Volusia Live (virtual, real-time, live streaming), and 10% in the Volusia Online Learning option (more flexible scheduling). Also at Dec. 8 board meeting, Chief Operating Officer Greg Akin updated the School Board on the district’s cleaning and disinfecting program. The district’s custodial contractor will do extra cleaning during Winter Break, which will be Dec. 21 to Jan. 4. Other items of note on Tuesday’s School Board agenda: •The board approved buying 200 carts for housing new iPads bought for use by kindergarten through second-grade students as part of a new technology program. •The board approved the 2020-2021 salary schedule for a 2.5% raise non-bargaining employees (levels 1-8 only) and technical support personnel for the 2020-21 fiscal year. •The board appointed Michelle M. Brown as Assistant Principal at Champion Elementary School. Ms. Brown previously was a teacher on assignment at the school. •The board approved a grant application to the Florida Department of Education for a Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant that would provide funds to implement a heating and air conditioning services education program in the district’s Career & Technical Education curriculum. For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com Photo by Lori CarterThe elaborately decorated home of Robert and Marilyn Austin, including a skating pond, won last year’s Orange City decorating contest and will be in the running this year.land every year. The neighbors’ grandchildren come over, not just one night, but several nights. Another neighbor walks up with his daughter. The next-door neighbor keeps her window open so she can hear the bells playing Christmas carols. “We have no clue how many people come,” he said. “I have been out there when a vehicle drove by with the windows down. I heard, ‘Oh, mommy look at this. Oh, daddy look at this.’ It gives you great pleasure.” When the season is over, he said they start thinking about what they will do next year. They go to after-Christmas sales, estate sales and garage sales, which keeps the cost reasonable. This year they cleared an area where people can park their cars and get out to take a look-see. “We are hopeful that people can come out and enjoy it,” he said. The Austins never have an issue with one another – each knows his/her place when it comes to getting the job done. “I just let her pick where she wants them,” he said of the decorations. “I put them together and make them work. She decorates. It works out.”DisplayFrom page A1 The collection days will be the following day, Saturday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be closed Christmas and New Year’s days. For more information, call (386) 943-7889 or visit volu sia.org/recycle. Wreaths Across AmericaSponsors are needed for Wreathes Across America at Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery. Wreaths Across America will be at noon Dec. 19, at the cemetery on Root Street. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.County plans Explore Volusia programs Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in December. A guided hike will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Learn about the impor tance of scrub habitat, water recharge zones and keystone species while hiking through Scrub Oak Preserve. Participants will hike one mile of trails and get an up-close look at the land management practices of this conservation area. Meet at 1495 McGregor Road, DeLand. With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Par ticipants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call (386) 736-5927.Get back to nature at the LECDiscover Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife during free outdoor hikes NotesFrom page A1 See NOTES, page A4

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A-4 • West Volusia The holidays often bring a sense of joy, but not without stress for most families. The hustle and bustle, gift buying and meal preparation can be overwhelming. But this year, with challenges including Covid-19, stress may reach an all-time high. Heidi Radunovich, an associate proffesor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science and a psychologist, shares tips to help you and your family cope with the mounting challenges many face this holiday season. “This year is particularly stressful for many families,” Dr. Radunovich said. “In addition to the Covid-19 related stress, it is also an election year full of political strife that can cause a lot of tension within families. While we cannot eliminate stress, there are things we can do to cope with it.” Consider the quality of your visits over quantity Try to think of this holiday season as a way to create new traditions or a way to rethink these holidays. You may not have the same experience, but this experience could be different and better in its own unique way. There are some things that we cannot recreate in an online setting and that is okay. Many people are trying to recreate major events and traditions virtually and it can create a lot of pressure and stress for those doing the coordinating. The holidays are about the quality of your connection, not the quantity of your time spent together. Keep this in mind as you plan family gatherings. Trying to get 20 people together on a virtual visit can be difficult. Keeping the gatherings smaller, both in-per son and online, will likely be best for everyone to truly connect with one another. Keep visits peaceful “There is always some tension within families, but I think this year is particularly tense,” Dr. Radunovich said. “The current political tensions are also sometimes tied to Covid-19 and can cause a lot of friction within families. There are several elements of that that can lead to more fighting or lack of agreement on how to handle the holidays. There can be some very strong opinions on this matter, and it can be difficult to reach these decisions tactfully.” Don’t feel that you need to change anyone else’s mind. It is difficult and, in most cases, impossible to truly shift someone else’s thinking on matters like these. Accepting that you have very different world views while doing what is most comfortable for you is most important to managing stress and maintaining your mental health. If you do things you are not comfortable with, you will increase your stress levels. Try to keep any visit, online or in person, short. This may help reduce the opportunities for people to get into arguments. If you can, set some ground rules. For example, you may want to establish a rule that the family is not going to talk about politics or other issues that cause friction. If family members or friends break those rules, ignore them or quickly change the topic. Sometimes it is best not to have those conversations and if you set that boundary early on, you are more likely to have a peaceful and enjoyable visit. Take time for you Try to take time for your self and do not overschedule yourself just because you can. It can be easy to pack our schedules with virtual gather ings because we don’t have to leave our home to attend them, but it is better to give yourself downtime just for you. Establishing boundaries related to the time you need for yourself and to prepare for the holidays will be especially important this year. This includes scheduling special and relaxing things just for you. Once we are feeling stressed, we are so busy putting our resources towards the stressor, that thinking about our own needs sometimes goes out the window. Keeping yourself and your needs in mind is so important and we must focus on that because otherwise our bodies become weakened and our immune systems are compromised. That self-care is critical so we can cope with stress the best we can. Taking breaks when you need them, eating healthy and getting enough sleep will help you cope this holiday season. Pushing through and trying to work under a lot of stress can also make things worse, so be in tune with when you need a break. Exercise is one of the best ways to cope with stress. This can be hard to do, but it is incredibly powerful for stress reduction. We are experiencing fight or flight responses when we are stressed. Physical activity can help us feel better and get that out of our system. It also releases endor phins that make us feel good. You cannot please everyone Accept that not everyone will get what they want this year. Our choices may be different from others, but that is OK. Try to enjoy this time with your family as much as you can. Do not give too much of yourself and do not expect too much of yourself and the holidays this year – that could prevent you from enjoying yourself and cause added stress. Simple is sweet Think about paring things down a bit. Reduce the expectation that everyone buys gifts for everyone. Consider a gift swap where each family member purchases one gift for just one person – not everyone purchasing gifts for everybody. This can reduce the financial and organizational stress of trying to get presents for so many people. Keep things as simple as possible. This may mean just sending holiday cards instead of gifts. Consider mailing presents instead of feeling as though you must hand deliver your gifts. Try to reduce the burden on yourself and others. Control what you can control and let the rest go You cannot make your stressors go away – they are what they are – but you can control how you respond. That does not mean that the stress itself naturally goes away, but you can try to handle it in ways that make it less overwhelming. “We can also change how we think about things,” Dr. Radunovich said. “We are thinking creatures and when we start to think about things that make us worry it is really easy to go down a negative spiral. Try to catch yourself when you have a negative thought and challenging the thought. Ask yourself, why do I feel that way? Is that really going to happen?” Focus on the reason for the season rather than focusing on seeing everyone, being everywhere and buying presents for everyone. It can be easy to be swept up in the non-stop nature of the holidays, but this year, focus more on the relationships and the quality visiting time. That is the best thing we can do. and indoor programs at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Registration is required; call (386) 789-7207, ext. #21028. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Staff will offer the following programs, which are limited to 10 persons each. •Virtual winter tree art: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Children ages 5 to 8 can pick up some fun facts about snowflakes and create their own winter tree art piece. An adult must register and be present throughout the program. An online link and list of activity supplies will be provided upon registration. •“Stop, breathe and listen” hike: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26. Take a relaxing stroll through Lyonia Preserve. Par ticipants will stop and observe different sounds in the preserve while taking in all nature has to offer. For more information, visit lyoniapreserve.com.JAG funds available for nonprofits and cities Volusia County anticipates receiving an award of $144,648 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. 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Ridgewood Ave. Suite 22, South Daytona, FL 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 22, South Daytona, FL (Inside the Sunshine Park Mall) 386-322-5900 (Inside the Sunshine Park Mall) 386-322-5900 GIFT CERTIFICATES!!! GIFT CERTIFICATES!!! Photo by Diane CareyMaster Naturalist Roger Fulton just released his new book, “Nature Adven tures in Central Florida.” for hiking and biking Northeast Florida all the way up to the Georgia line. His information covers from State Road 40 to State Road 70, and all the way across the state. As to this latest book, he reminded himself he is in the “outdoor information business” and given the pandemic, he became a clearinghouse for what was still open. But equally his goal was to get people outdoors, especially given the problems isolation would cause for some. “People needed a reason to get out. I’ve got 200 venues down here. I’ve done these things dozens of times in some cases. I’ve done hikes and bike rides and all that,” Mr. Fulton said. “Why don’t I just take my work, dress it up a little bit and give it a focus. The focus here (in the book) is to get out in nature (emphasizing getting out).” Mr. Fulton embraces a quote by the well-known naturalist John Muir, who said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” His goal is to give people somewhere to go and something to do when they get there. “I’ve been doing this a long time, but I still like to see a scrub jay,” he said. Mr. Fulton has been doing nature presentations and nature tours for at least 15 years. He is a frequent presenter at DeBary Hall and Lyonia Preserve and leads offroad bike tours, such as in Tiger Bay State Forest. He will be making a presentation, “Getting Published,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 at DeBary Hall. Mr. Fulton, 73, is also a Coast Guard veteran and has been a snowbird for more than 20 years and divides his time between Port Orange and Courtland, N.Y. For more information, visit rogerfulton.com.BookFrom page A1 NotesFrom page A2 See NOTES, page A6 Coping with a much different holiday seasonFor Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com

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Francis, 30, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with resisting an officer without violence, fleeing or attempting to elude lights and siren active and possession of paraphernalia. Bail was not set. •Brian C. Francis, 30, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with burglary of a structure or conveyance, flee/ attempt to elude with lights siren active, resisting an officer without violence and possession of paraphernalia. Bail was set at $7,000. •Jewel L. Foust, 43, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with possession of cocaine. Bail was set at $2,500. •Lisa Billups, 43, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with resisting an officer without violence. Bail was not set. •Jason J. Robinson, 42, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with resisting an officer without violence, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of cocaine and a drug offense. Bail was set at $30,500. Orange City Police Department•Chase Randal Caruthers, 23, of Orange City, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and burglary of an unoccupied structure. Bail was set at $7,500.Volusia County Sheriff’s Office•Nicolaas A. Doucas, 21, of Oran ge City, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with possession of a Schedule II substance. Bail was not set. •Christy L. King, 46, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with possession of Schedule II substance and para-phernalia and driving with license canceled. Bail was not set. •Anthony V. Mangiafico, 34, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with trespass on property other than structure/ conveyance and possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $2,000. •Shannon L. Johnson, 40, of Orange City, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with false owner information on pawned items, grand theft from a dwelling and dealing in stolen property. Bail was set at $12,500. •Cynthia Bailey Roberts, 63, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant person. Bail was set at $3,500. •Alvin Leroy Thompson, 66, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with aggravated assault and battery. Bail was not set. •Gregory G. Shipman, 30, of Daytona Beach, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with posses-sion of Buprenorphine, Fentanyl, methamphetamine and para-phernalia. Bail was set at $15,500. •Lori B. Sanchez, 41, of Delto-na, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with neglect of a child. Bail was set at $5,000. •Jaide A. Caporale, 30, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with first-degree mur-der. Bail was not set. •Hakeem T. McArthur, 24, of South Daytona, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with aggra-vated assault, criminal mischief and battery. Bail was set at $5,000. •Carl J. Madrigal, 43, of Delto-na, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with aggravated battery. Bail was not set. •Marvin R. Bryant, 36, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 4 and charged with first-degree mur-der. Bail was not set. •Nicholas R. Elridge, 39, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with resisting an officer without violence, violation of condition of pretrial release, aggravated stalking and burglary of an occupied structure. Bail was not set. •Mark Reniska, 64, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with resisting arrest with vio-lence, burglary of a dwelling, resisting an officer without vio-lence and battery on a public officer. Bail was set at $8,000. •Andre T. Heath, 41, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and tampering with a witness. Bail was set at $5,000. •James Allen Heisterman, 49, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with aggravated assault. Bail was set at $10,000. •Larry Dean McCain, 40, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with battery and tam-pering with a witness. Bail was not set. •Brandi Upchurch, 45, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of cocaine, parapher-nalia, Schedule II substance and heroin and prior refusal to sub-mit to testing. Bail was not set. •Jamie A. Sutton, 34, of Delto-na, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with principal to grand theft of a motor vehicle, petit theft and possession of Oxyco-done. Bail was set at $8,500. •William A. Petty II, 49, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with cruelty to animals, carrying concealed weapon in commission of felony, unlawful disposal of dead domestic ani-mal and child abuse. Bail was not set. •Theodore G. Eaton, 29, of Orange City, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with resisting an officer without violence, battery, robbery by sudden snatching and petit theft first offense. Bail was set at $3,500. •Christopher A. Murray, 38, of Daytona Beach, was arrested Dec. 7 and charged with battery. Bail was not set. •Isaiah M. Yordan, 18, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 7 and charged with battery and princi-pal to child abuse. Bail was set at $3,000. •William M. Mero, 34, of Orange City, was arrested Dec. 7 and charged with possession of heroin. Bail was set at $1,000. •Christopher Sponer, 52, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 7 and charged with burglary with assault or battery. Bail was not set. •Vanessa Ann Oostdyk, 34, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with sale of heroin. Bail was not set. •Luis A. Martinez, 26, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with petit theft and dealing in stolen property. Bail was not set. •Devin N. Grimley, 24, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with flee/attempt to elude with lights siren active, grand theft of a motor vehicle and burglary of a conveyance. Bail was set at $7,500. •Victor M. Mercado, 25, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with attempted sec-ond-degree murder. Bail was not set. •Austin J. Venezia, 18, of Orange City, was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with burglary with assault or battery and criminal mischief. Bail was set at $3,000. •Spencer W. Lapoint, 20, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with robbery. Bail was not set. •Neftali Ramirez, 28, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a park, traf-ficking in heroin, possession of Alprazolam with intent to sell, sale/possession with intent to sell controlled substance and posses-sion of paraphernalia. Bail was set at $185,500. •Francis R. Wolcott, 30, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with possession of heroin, paraphernalia and Fen-tanyl. Bail was set at $21,500. •Brett L. Drury, 35, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with battery. Bail was not set. •Edquenesha T. Bass, 27, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with child abuse. Bail was not set. •Takeea Tanequa Jones, 25, of DeLand, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with battery. Bail was not set. •Joshua D. Luke, 18, of Delto-na, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with retail theft and car-rying a concealed firearm. Bail was set at $5,000. •Holly L. Chestnut, 28, of Deltona, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with loitering or prowling and battery on a law enforcement officer. Bail was set at $10,000.Editor’s note: This is a list of arrests, not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed inno cent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.Police Report “Like” Hometown News Volu sia for the latest in local news, information and interactive features like photo contests and Rants & Raves. WE’RE ON FACEBOOK! Daytona Beach Police are looking for the suspect in a aggravated assault with a firearm at the Sam’s Club near Tanger Outlets on Saturday, Nov. 21. Anyone with information, contact Detective Mary Talluto at (386) 671-5220 or TallutoMary@dbpd.us regarding Case 200020204. Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888277TIPS (8477) or via email: NEFCrimestoppers. com and you could receive a cash reward.(888) 277-TIPSWanted Unknown Suspect

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Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2019, Hometown News, L.C.Phone (386) 322-5900 Fax (386) 322-5901Classified (386) 322-5949 Rants & Raves (386) 322-5902Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsmediagroup.com WEST VOLUSIA Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson .......... President Vernon D. Smith ......... Managing Partner Don Hornbeck ........... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson .......... Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ........ Human Resources Annita Ferrante .......... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton ....... Credit & Collections Cecil G. Brumley ......... Managing Editor Kathy Young ............ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Rita Chatman ........... Office Mgr/Comm. Relations Sheonna Hill ............ Multi Media Specialist Mercedes Lee-Paquette ... 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VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2020 • HOMETOWN NEWS • HOMETOWNNEWSVOLUSIA.COM Rants & Raves Ornamental my dearRandy Barber/staff photographerHistory Seekers coordinator Karen Tweedie demonstrates how to make an ornament during the Holiday Gift-Making Workshop at the Conrad Educational and Resource Center in DeLand on Saturday, Dec. 5. DEADLINESThe deadline for submissions to Hometown News in Volusia County is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week's issue, except for Rants & Raves, which is 5 p.m. Friday. Deadlines are adjusted for holidays. For more information, call (386) 322-5924. In response to: ‘What’s with the tissue’This is in response t o “What’s with the tissue” from the Rants & Raves section on Dec. 4. From what I heard on the radio you are mistaken, the pandemic virus can cause digestion problems.Save your family membersMy husban d and I shop at both the Winn-Dixie and the Publix in Edgewater. We applaud the efforts by both stores of posting signs to wear masks and having sanitizing items ready for you. What angers me is the shoppers who choose to ignore the requests of the stores to wear masks. These inconsiderate people with their childish reasons for not wearing a mask are the reason we have such an explosion of Covid-19. If you don’t care about your health, that is fine. I suggest that should you get Covid, you stay home and not add to the already overworked doctors and nurses. Stay home and accept your fate. There are a lot of people that are high risk, who only go out when they have to. Your selfish childish choice affects those the most. I myself have lost 40 friends to Covid and just found out three more tested positive for it. Try re-joining the human race and be considerate and wear a mask. The life you save may be your family mem ber.Silent gesturesThe observation s about Shake ‘n’ Bake and typewriter covers reminded me of a segment I saw recently about a man in his early 40s who had made a gesture to his younger family member to call him by holding his thumb and pinkie to his ear like a phone receiver. The younger person didn’t know what he meant. That, in turn, got him thinking about the gestures many people make that are not understood by the younger generation. Then he set out to compare common gestures, such as “roll your window down” and “call me” to “movies” in the Charades game. It turns out young people who have never seen roll down car windows or a dial phone or a movie projector can hardly be expected to have seen them except in a museum . . . which is sometimes where I feel as though I belong! I’m sure readers can think of many other similar things. Stolen KissesThis is to t he pitiful, angry person who stole 237 Hersey Kisses from children. The person should be ashamed. Yes, they did not know how many candies they had. You probably feel proud of yourself. We request our candy container back. Outside maskingOut in Ormond Beach, where I live, I saw the craziest thing. Workmen for the City of Ormond water company working outside and wearing masks. How crazy is that to wear a mask while you’re working. How do they breath? I hope it is not a serious issue with them working with their masks on.Spoiled societyYes, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Yes, we have an inter national crisi s. As human animals there dwells certain emotions within us that cannot be denied. We care about our mates, our relatives, friends and pets. Pleasant emotions give us comfort and stability in our lives. One of our strongest emotions is our connection to our hometowns. I say that in plural because most of us here in Florida began someplace else. Loyalty to our home area is not something we often dwell on, but that does not mean it is not there. Think about it, whenever you take a long trip and arrive in a place that is strange to you it may be fun and exciting, but at the same time it is unsettling. We know we are out of our comfort zone. In that foreign land, an encounter with someone from home will bring an instant smile. In 2005, Lana and I went to Vegas (you can’t get more foreign than that) and while we were there ran into a couple from Daytona Beach. That brief encounter gave us the warm fe eling of home. I’m sure the other couple felt it, too. We were happy to be away from home but once there the slightest mention of Volusia County gave us comfort. Love of our homeland is a thing that never dies. I am now 55 years removed from New Iberia, La., where I grew up. I don’t get back there often, but will find myself watching the weather map on TV to just see the name. That little town is th e home of Tabasco hot sauce and I always like it whenever I see a bottle on the table in a movie. Lana is from Hillside, N.J., and loves to meet people from there. Her family had a place down the shore (did I say that right?) and enjoys meeting folks from Oceanside or those who know about Barnagut Bay. It’s only natural. In our working lives, Lana and I lived in the western suburbs of Chicago. These days that city gets a lot of bad press, but what a beautiful place it is. Clean and well groomed, the lake shore is lined with parks and world class museums right along beautiful Lake Michigan. The food was great and there was endless shopping and ethnic neighborhoods to explore. We loved it and, to this day, enjoy meeting people who share those fond memories. A brief encounter with a former Chicagoan is like going home again. If you are a transplant to the sunshine state, you probably feel the same way about your former home. Be it Sheboygan or Schenectady, we all harbor a closeness with the homeland. No matter how many years you have been here, we still enjoy a little touch of home. But now we live here and we love DeBary, DeLand or Oak Hill. That is just part of the human condition. Should we only drive a couple hours, say down to Melbourne, we still love to meet someone from Ormond Beach. If we are in Pensacola and meet someone from South Daytona it gives us a warm feeling. It can’t be helped. It has been said that home is where the heart is and, for most of us, that involves real estate. If there were bad memories in our former homes, we tend to forget that over time. Hearing a snippet from home will always make us smile. I hope you all have someone from “home” with you this holiday season. Dan Smith is on the board of directors for the Ormond Beach Historical Society and The Motor Racing Heritage Association and is the author of two books, “The World’s Greatest Beach” and “I Swear the Snook Drowned.” Email questions and comments to fishwdan@att.net or call (386) 441-7793. Hanging on to our memories of home LAND LINESDAN SMITH What would today’s society do if it was World War I or World War II? Or many other military conflicts. What would society do if they were in bread lines, not food lines, not food pantry lines, but soup lines like in the Depression. Are we prepared as a society mentally, physically, strategically to take care of ourselves or are we so spoiled and uneducated that we think everything is free, a benefit. Everything is state and federally aided. Everything is globally taken care of. Think of your ancestors. Think about what they went through. Think about those Great Depression days, not that you went through them nor did I, but they were terrible times. This is a pandemic. If we co uld adhere to the rules of the troubling times of the past, we may all survive. You have to be strong and have a plan. It is time for people to man up. Florida Department of Law Enforcement for FY 2020/21 JAG countywide program activities. The funds will be available on a competitive basis to Volusia nonprofit organizations and local cities that do not receive a direct allocation of JAG funding. Funds can be used for law enforcement; prosecution and court; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; planning, evaluation and technology improvement; crime victim and witness programs; and mental health and related law enforcement and corrections programs. Applications will be accepted until noon Dec. 22. For an application, email echester@ volusia.org or call (386) 7365955, ext. 12908. Santa Claus at the mallThrough Christmas Eve, Volusia Mall shoppers will find Santa and his team of elves next to Bath & Body Works. Visits will be contactless with families sitting six feet away to ensure proper social distancing. Santa will still be listening, though, and available to talk with his little elvesin-training. Santa will be available for photos from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. To schedule an appointment with Santa, visit reservations. cherryhillprograms.com/ scheduling/z9PlsX-W:volusiamall.Animal Services seeking volunteersVolusia County Animal Ser vices is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of functions, everything from lending a hand in the animal clinic and at public events to helping at pet shelters during declared emergencies. In addition to the animal clinic, disaster shelter and pet foster care, Animal Services is seeking volunteers to help with administrative services as well as the return to field program for community cats. While experience with animals is a plus, Animal Services provides training to all volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, call (386) 248-1790.COA fundraisingThe Council on Aging of Volusia County is hosting an end-of-year campaign to raise $75,000 to help with meal delivery. To donate, call (386) 2534700, ext. 215, or mail a check made payable to COA to COA, 420 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach FL, 32114 or visit coavolusia.org.County offers online utility aid applicationsResidents seeking assistance with their utility bills will be able to complete and submit an application online. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible households to meet the costs of heating and cooling their residence. Online applications will be accepted beginning at 9 a.m. at volusia.org/hsapply. Those who prefer an inter view can call (386) 239-7757 beginning at 8 a.m. on Mondays to schedule a phone appointment.Pension boardThe City of Deltona is looking for a resident interested in serving on the Firefighters’ Pension Plan Board of Trustees. The member will be a full-voting member appointed by the City Commission. Individuals appointed to this board serve four-year terms in a non-paid capacity. The Firefighters’ Pension Plan, Board of Trustees meets on an as-needed basis, at least quarterly, in the second-floor conference room of City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Residents interested should contact the City Clerk’s Office for an application at (386) 8788500, or apply online at deltonafl.gov/city-clerk/webforms/citizen-boardcommittee-application. NotesFrom page A4

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West Volusia • A-7 Florida green building group names officersThe Florida Green Building Coalition, a certifier of green residential and commer cial construction and local governments, has elected Bill Kachman, U.S. Army Major (Ret.), of DeLand as president. Other officers are Ralph Locke, Envi ronmental Construction and Consult ing, Inc. of DeLand, president-elect; Mary Tap pouni, Breaking Ground Contracting of Jacksonville, treasurer; and Barry Faske, Faske Enterprises of Hollywood, immediate past president. Current FGBC board members include Katrina Locke of DeLand. FGBC just passed the 24,000 mark in “Florida Green” certifications of single-family homes, commercial buildings, high-rises, land developments and local governments.AM Connection setThe West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N.C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary. Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.Business NewsSee BUSINESS, page A8 Fall tourism wasn’t doing so bad in Volusia County, according to the latest bed tax collection report.The county tax office reported taxes collected in October were down 4.95% from October 2019. Apparently Biketoberfest didn’t ride to the rescue, but not too shabby in a pandemic. Southeast Volusia was ev en up 22.77%. While part of it was inflation, October was up significantly from as recent a year as 2017 and generally the convention, events and tourism business has held up well as event planners and hospitality managers have gotten creative in keeping their customers safe. Fortunately Volusia doesn’t depend on tourism nearly as much as it did just a few years ago as the economy has diversified. You want to see hard times, try Orlando where tourism makes up about 40% of the economy or Las Vegas where it probably is even more. Still it’s a nice economic component to have that many areas don’t and can be a catalyst for other economic development. Both Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman University have done well with their hospitality training programs. It will be a while before we see tourism get back up to where you’d expect it to be in Volusia. After all, even the Daytona 500 can’t have a full house, yet. It will just take a whole bunch of shots in the arm, literally shots in the arm. *** Even older apartments have a lot of value in Volusia as several were part of a portfolio that just sold for $94.25 million to Harbor Group International and Benedict Realty Group. The Volusia properties were Oak Shade in Orange City, $6 million; Applewood in DeLand, $12.515 million; Nova Glen, Daytona Beach, $10 million, and Nova Wood, Daytona Beach, $8.101 million. *** I’ve been meaning to report some restaurant news for the Shoppes at Yorktowne. I think a few months back I got something wrong and put Bronx House Pizza in the wrong place. It actually went into a former smoothie shop site. Going into the former Daily Grind site is Filo Greek, which isn’t open yet. The information came from Dan Smith’s fishing buddy, Norm Echelberry, who also passed along one I’ve been meaning to mention, the Stoked Poke in the strip center with the 7-Eleven at Ridgewood and Dunlawton avenues in Port Orange. *** Some big news down Edgewater way. Plans were submitted to the St. Johns River Water Management District for an Aldi at 1821 & 1825 S. Ridgewood Ave. (southeast quadrant of Ridgewood and Indian River Boulevard). It would be the second Aldi in Sout heast Volusia with one in New Smyrna Beach. *** A couple of plans of interest are Minto Communities moving forward with phase 6 of Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach. Plans submitted to the water district for 317 more building lots. Also, plans were submitted to the City of Daytona Beach for Beaches, a restaurant with some self-serve car wash bays in place of the old gas station at the northeast corner of Peninsula Drive and East International Speedway Boulevard. *** On a final note, Beville Salon is moving to Unit 1 at the Shoppes at Beville as preparations continue for the demolition and rebuild of the Publix in the Daytona Beach shopping center. Now that the Publix in The Trails shopping center in Ormond Beach has reopened and construction is well under way on the one at the former Lucky’s site on East Granada Boulevard in Ormond, I guess they’ll turn their attention to the Beville Road project. I’m not going to even try to guess which one of the other older Publix stores will be demolished and rebuilt, but I can assure you it will happen. Managing Editor Cecil G. Brumley has been tracking business and the economy in Volusia County for more than 23 years. Contact him at cbrumley@hometownnewsol. com (no hyphens) or follow him on Twitter @cecilbrumley. VOLUSIA BUSINESSCECIL G. BRUMLEY Tourism not down as much as you’d think Mr. Kachman Mr. Locke Ms. Locke

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A-8 • West Volusia JOIN US AND CELEBRATE JOIN US AND CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AT LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE CHRISTMAS EVE – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS EVE – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 TH TH 7 P.M. SERVICE 7 P.M. SERVICE CHRISTMAS DAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 CHRISTMAS DAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 TH TH 10 A.M. SERVICE 10 A.M. SERVICE ADVENT SERVICES ADVENT SERVICES WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 7PM DEC 2 WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 7PM DEC 2 ND ND ,9 ,9 TH TH , & 16 , & 16 TH TH LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE OF PROVIDENCE 1696 PROVIDENCE BLVD 1696 PROVIDENCE BLVD DELTONA, FL DELTONA, FL (386) 789-3300 • www.lutheranprovidence.org (386) 789-3300 • www.lutheranprovidence.org St. Peter Catholic Church St. Peter Catholic ChurchMASSES CHRISTMAS EVEThursday, December 24 3:00 pm • 4:45 pm • 6:30 pm 9:30 pm Christmas Music 10:00pm Midnight MassCHRISTMAS DAY(Holy Day of Obligation) Friday, December 25 8:00 am & 10:00 am 12:45 pm (Spanish)2021 SOLEMNITY OF MARYThe Holy Mother of God January 1, 2021 (Holy Day of Obligation)MASSES FOR THE NEW YEARThursday, December 31, 2020 5:00 pm Vigil Friday, January 1, 2021 10:00 am & 12:45 pm (Spanish) 359 W New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720 • (386) 822-6000 • stpeterdeland.orgCHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SCHEDULE Christmas Worship Christmas Worship Property manager sees growth in smoke-free housingWhen Continental Property Services of Daytona Beach decided to implement smokefree buildings more than a year ago, company president Russell Bryant knew it would be difficult to prohibit smoke in all of its apartment buildings. But the company, which manages seven multi-unit rental properties, also knows smoke can pose health risks for others who live in the same building. Staff from the tobacco prevention program at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County helped Mr. Bryant to protect his tenants, the properties and the company’s bottom line by assisting with the implementation of non-smoking policies. “We wanted to offer a mixed apartment community approach to accommodate our smokers but not at the detriment of our non-smokers,” Mr. Bryant said. “With our approach, we plan to add additional buildings each year based on the demands of our residents. We truly are listening to our market and reacting to their wishes.” If one person smokes in an apartment building, that smoke can travel to other units along air ducts, through cracks in the walls and floors, through elevator shafts and along plumbing and electrical lines. According to Tobacco Free Florida, nationwide sur veys have shown a growing number of tenants and owners are seeking smoke-free housing to ensure their home environments are smoke-free. That translates to economic benefits for the property owners in more ways than one. The time and expense to turnover an apartment after a non-smoker leaves is less than a smoker-occupied unit. In the not-to-distant future, Bryant sees smokers paying higher rent to help to offset these additional costs. “The need for more non-smoking buildings has been heighten by those residents that do not want to smell and inhale a drug (marijuana) without their knowledge or permission,” Mr. Bryant said. “We can prevent this by continuing our non-smoking building policy at a rate that our residents are requesting. Our long-term goal is to have non-smoking communities as quickly as the market will allow us to do so.” When working with multiunit housing managers, the tobacco prevention program can assist with policy change and implementation by providing sample policy language, education to residents, toolkits, and signage. Through Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit your Way program, free smoking cessation resources are available to anyone seeking to quit tobacco. For more information, visit volusiahealth.com/tobacco. For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com Photo courtesy of Volusia Department of HealthHarbor Apartments in Daytona Beach offers smoke-free housing. From left are Russell Bryant, president of Continental Property Services, and John Tosi, DOH-Volusia tobacco prevention specialist. Health NotesBlood DriveThe City of Deltona will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona. All donors will receive a free $20 e-gift card, wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Appointments are encouraged. Identification required. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Those who are 16 years old need parental permission. For more information, visit oneblood.org or call (888) 9-donate.Free Covid-19 testing at New Smyrna BeachFree Covid-19 testing provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management is offered until Jan. 31 at 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach. The site will close Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. It has self-swab PCR and rapid testing and operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. The scheduling of appointments is not needed, but an appointment may be made to facilitate a faster experience by visiting bit.ly/C19rapidtest. No symptoms are required for testing. For more information, visit Volusia.org/testing.Health department urges flu shotsThe Volusia County Department of Health is urging residents to contact their healthcare provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks to offer protection. Quit tobacco classFree virtual quit tobacco classes will meet many times in December. There will be free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for those who register. To register for the class, call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 , (877) 7848486 or visit northfloridaahec. org.Arthritis Foundation exercise programThe Arthritis Foundation will host an exercise program for people 60 and older at 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom. To register call, Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 4820189 or (877) 784-8486.Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and educationNarconon reminds everyone they will be spending more time with family and friends this holiday season. People should be familiar with the signs that a loved one who may be struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. Be mindful of the things that will actually say if they are doing well or not. Anyone who notices that things aren’t right needs to be prepared to confront them and get them into treatment. For more information, visit narconon-suncoast.org/blog/ how-to-confront-your-addictthis-holiday-season.html. For a free screening or refer ral, call (877) 841-5509.AA meetingsAlcoholics Anonymous offers meetings in all of Volusia County. For more information, visit aadaytona.org or call the hotline at (386) 756-2930.Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous helps with eating problems in Volusia County with a 12-step recovery program. For more information or to find a program, visit oa.org or call (505) 891-2664. For more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber. org or call (386) 218-0540.Mainstreet DeLand eventsMainstreet DeLand has several events this holiday season. Wreaths on Woodland are now on display. Toy soldiers will be hiding in shops around Downtown DeLand to Dec. 21. Enter to win prizes. Passports available at participating locations. Prize drawing will be Dec. 21 on Facebook Live. For more information, visit mainstreetdeland.org. Halifax Health named to top 50 cardiovascular listHalifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach was named as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals by Fortune and IBM Watson Health. The annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study spotlights leading shortterm, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. The study is designed to identify impartial, actionable, and attainable benchmarks for hospital and clinical leaders as they work to raise their own organizations’ standards of performance in cardiac care. Pool group names new board members The East Central Chapter of the Florida Swimming Pool Association held their annual board of directors election Dec. 4. Newly elected directors for 2021 are: •Roy Waldhauer, Waldhauer & Son, Palm Coast •Larry Drumb, Pool Renovations by Larry, DeLand •Keith Quint, The Gorman Co., DeLand •Kerry Tait, Insurance By Ken Brown, Orlando •Adam Beaty, Pool Captain Corp., Palm Coast •Holly Waldhauer, Mermaid Lagoons Inc., Palm Coast •Coby Moore, CM Custom Pool Designs, Ormond Beach •Jordan King, Fluidra, Orlando •Dennis Brooks, Cypress Creek Homes, Port Orange FSPA is a trade association for the pool and spa industry with about 700 member businesses in 16 chapters across Florida. FSPA provides the industry with access to continuing education courses, information on current trends and issues, an arbitration program and government relations’ representation with its state office located in Sarasota. SCORE hosting webinarsVolusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting webinars. The next webinar will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. The topic will be“Simple Steps: Plan for a Successful Exit from Your Business.” “Disaster Preparedness for Small Business” will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. “Google Analytics 102 – Setting Goals, Tracking Data and Analyzing Reports” will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. “Hottest Businesses, Mar kets & Trends” will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. To register, call (386) 2556889 or visit volusiaflagler. score.org.SCORE offers business mentoring Get advice from SCORE mentors live from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in a real-time mentoring platform. Chat with business mentors, get free resources and infor mation from popular companies, and participate in online peer support discussions. Brought to you by SCORE and Constant Contact. To register, call (386) 2556889 or visit volusiaflagler. score.org.BusinessFrom page A7

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West Volusia • A-9 • Experience Assisted Living on Your Terms • Comfortable residences w/private bath • All utilities except phone & internet • 3 meals per day served at your convenience • Weekly housekeeping services • Recreational & social activities • Transportation to shopping, local events & medical appointments • Assistance with grooming, hygiene and medication administration and managementA caring sta, in a warm, friendly, homelike environment.Visit our Welcome Center today orCALL (386) 734-3481to schedule your personal tour of The Groves. 2020 2020 2020 2020 C C H H O O I I C C E E R R E E A A D D E E R R S S ’ ’ One Month Free One Month Free *restrictions apply We are OPEN for business!Visit our website for VIRTUAL TOURS Photo courtesy of Volusia County SchoolsStacey Wiggins, an Edgewater Public School Voluntary Prekindergarten teach er, leads her class in a lesson in October.Volusia County picked for kindergarten programVolusia County Schools has been approved to participate in a state pilot program for kindergarten readiness, giving the district’s 23 Voluntary Prekindergarten sites a new way to prepare their youngest students for a successful start to their education. Volusia’s VPK program will participate in the VPK Progress Monitoring Pilot, using Star Early Literacy starting in January. VPK serves many four-yearolds who might otherwise not be able to attend a formal preschool program, said VCS Early Learning Coordinator Wendy Sydeski in a news release. It is aligned with early learning and developmental standards and is designed to close the achievement gap and help preschool children transition to kindergarten successfully. Students are assessed for their readiness for kindergar ten each fall, shortly after they started kindergarten. Schools receive a school readiness rate based on the computerized assessment. With this pilot program, the young students will be assessed for the first time in January while they are still in VPK. That will allow the schools to identify academic areas where the students need extra attention much earlier and, therefore, better prepare the children for kindergarten. Teachers will use the assessment information to set goals for each student and their growth expectations. The children will also have more time to become familiar with the computer, making them more comfortable with the assessment tool itself. “This will give us a better picture of each student’s progress and assist us in targeting specific strategies to expand students’ literacy skills and overcome any areas of concern to better prepare them for kindergarten,” Ms. Sydeski said. As part of the pilot program, the state will provide a computer or iPad to all 32 classrooms at the 23 where VPK is offered. The program also provides new instructional resources for teachers. VPK teachers and administrators are receiving training on the new program. For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com School NewsDSC selects director of emergency services school Daytona State College has named Jessica Paugh as the new director of the School of Emergency Services following her 23-year career in local law enforcement. The school includes the DSC Law Enforcement Academy and advanced training programs in corrections, firefighting and EMS. Ms. Paugh began her career in the Holly Hill Police Department in 1997. In 2004, she joined the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a deputy and investigator before being promoted to sergeant in 2010. She earned a promotion to lieutenant in 2013. She was named deputy chief of the New Smyrna Police Department in 2017, which she left to join DSC. Ms. Paugh is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.Stetson development official retiresJeff Ulmer, Stetson Univer sity vice president for development and alumni engage ment, will retire effective Jan. 8. Stetson President Christo pher F. Roellke announced Dec. 8 his interim replacement will be Amy Gipson, associate vice president for development strategy and communications. Mr. Ulmer has been with Stetson since April 2014 and led the hugely successful, “Beyond Success – Significance” comprehensive fundraising campaign with an initial goal of $200 million that closed in 2019 after raising $218 million. The campaign brought a flurry of new projects to the university including the Mar shall & Vera Lee Rinker Welcome Center, the renovation and expansion of the Carlton Union Building, the addition of the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center, and the beginnings of the planned Cici and Hyatt Brown Hall for Health and Innovation, and renovation of the existing Sage Hall Science Center. Ms. Paugh Mr. Ulmer Randy Barber/staff photographerBrianna Flo, 12, of Deltona works on her coaster as History Seekers coordinator Karen Tweedie assists Samantha lackey, 13, during the Holiday Gift-Making Workshop at the Conrad Educational and Resource Center in DeLand on Saturday, Dec. 5. Making Christmas

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Some of the greatest holiday hits of all time will be per formed. These songs will bring this magical season to life with classic selections from the s, s, s and s. Don’t miss this great performance that will have you dancing in your seat and wanting to sing along. Established in 2012, the 19-member ensemble is a true representation of the bands of the s, s and s. The Orlando Big Band began with the purpose of recreating the live music of the Big Band Era with all the little details, and has been wowing audiences ever since with their dedication to the swingin’ classics that pulled America through some of the toughest years on record. The band brings back the vintage sound and great tunes of Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and Cab Calloway. Having transcribed the music from the originally pressed Decca and Bluebird recordings, each melody is an audio recreation of the original live perfor mance. The Orlando Big Band’s director and founder Bennett Harmon’s passion for this music is evident by all the extra little steps he has taken to perfect their performances. By recreating as much as possible of the original inflections and dynamics, each tune takes on a life of its own, and with the help of a very talented group of musicians, they put on a show that could rival the originals. Performances, with socially-distant seating, will be at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at 124 N. Florida Ave. in DeLand. Tickets are $30 for Preferred Seating (Row A-E, Downstairs Center, & Row CC-DD Balcony Center), $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and veterans, and $11 for children. Pairs of tickets are available online at athensdeland.com, and groups larger than two can reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at (386) 736-1500. Box Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and one and a half hours before live performances. For Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com Photo courtesy of Orlando Big BandThe Orlando Big Band will perform Tuesday, Dec 22 with their swingin’ Holiday Favorites concert at the Athens Theatre in DeLand. Randy Barber/staff photographerDominick Tesoriere, right, of Daytona Beach talks about pop art with artist John Horrell of DeBary during a visit to the inaugural Art Festival at OneDaytona on Saturday, Nov. 14. West Volusia Artists to meetWest Volusia Artists Inc. will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 18, at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Participants should bring their art supplies. For more information, call (386) 738-5515.Gateway Center Gateway Center for the Arts will present events and classes at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. Pottery Classes for adults from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday in 2021. Classes are for beginner and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are required and class sizes are limited. The annual Members Exhibit will be Jan. 17 to March 5. An opening reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. All GCA members are invited to participate, no entry fee. Work will be received from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9. For more information, email Sandy Smith at sandysmith447@embarqmail.com. For more information, call (386) 668-5553 or visit gate waycenterforthearts.org.Museum of Art-DeLandMuseum of Art-DeLand offers events, classes and exhibits at its North Woodland Boulevard and downtown locations. “American Collage: 1930 to Present” exhibit will be on display until Jan. 3 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. From Andy Warhol to John Mellencamp, Grace Hartigan to Romare Bearden, some of the world’s most notable names in art are featured in this outstanding selection of more than 50 American collages. “Places & Faces” exhibit will be on display until Dec. 31 at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. The diverse selection of permanent collection pieces explores the broad-reaching subjects of places and faces. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call (386) 734-4371 or (386) 2797534 or visit moartdeland.org.School of musicStetson University School of music is hosting free virtual concerts, which can be viewed on the School of Music’s YouTube channel during the fall semester. Art Notes

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West Volusia • A-11 There has been an increase in consumers growing fruits and vegetables during the Covid-19 pandemic. There has also been a boost in purchasing herb plants and seeds to spice up dishes. Popular herbs include basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, sage, chives and dill. Adding herbs to meals is a cinch, however, removing or stripping the herb leaves after harvesting the plant can be difficult. The solution is the Herbie Rake, a cooking utensil that rakes and removes the leaves off the herb stem. The Herbie Rake was created by Kendall Buck, an entrepreneurship and management sophomore at Stetson University. She launched a Kickstarter campaign on Giving Tuesday and exceeded her $2,000 goal for manufacturing costs. Ms. Buck’s dad was a chef and inspired her to cook at a young age. Her mom and she would help with the cooking and have intense thumb wars to decide who would prep the herbs for the meal. Her mom also provided her with an idea for the Herbie Rake design Ms. Buck, who is from Gilbert, Ariz., created the Herbie Rake on a 3D printer in the Stetson University duPont-Ball Library’s Innovation Lab and finalized the design with Innovation Lab Manager Tony Ganus during her freshmen year. Lou Paris, MBA, director of Stetson’s Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program, was instrumental in helping Ms. Buck turn her random kitchen gadget idea into a product and business. Ms. Buck is a member of the Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program at Stetson, Unlimited Boating! Unlimited Boating! The perfect Gift for the The perfect Gift for the whole family! whole family! Over 240 Over 240 International International Locations! Locations! NEW SMYRNA BEACH, 177 N. CAUSEWAY, DAYTONA BEACH, HALIFAX MARINA, 125 BASIN ST. 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Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Hayfire will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Doors open at 8 p.m. No cover. For more information, call (386) 252-9877 or visit daytonabeachmainstreet.com. •Down the Hatch: Live entertainment is at 4894 Front St., Ponce Inlet. Upcoming performers are Sam Church, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18; Jimmy Z., 1 p.m., and Pompano, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19; and Jeff Whitfield, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. For more information, visit downthehatchseafood.com. •The Garlic & Blu Bar: In the Garlic, performers are Mark Hodgson, Friday, Dec. 18, Saturday Dec. 19, Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 24; Johnny Mag Sax, Sunday, Dec. 20, and Tuesday, Dec. 22; and Laree App, Monday, Dec. 21. In the Blu Bar, performers are Amy Alysia and the Soul Operation, Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19; Joe Harrison, Sunday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 23; Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua, Monday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 24; and Amy Alysia Duo, Tuesday, Dec.22. Entertainment is from 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6-10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday at 556 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 424-6660 or visit thegarlic.net. •Grille at Riverview: Christie Beu will perform 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and LA Robinson & Streetlife will perform 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at 101 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Dinner reservations required. For more information, call (386) 428-1865. •Hard Rock Daytona Beach: Upcoming performers are Street Talk Band, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; DJ Ayoo for Saturday Brunch Remix, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 19; Greye Band, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19; Jasmine Case (solo acoustic), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20; Fire Lake Duo, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. Week day entertainment is from 6-9 p.m with performers The Rasta Bayers, Monday, Dec. 21; Etc. Duo, Tuesday, Dec. 22; The Transfers, Wednesday, Dec. 23; and Nikc Hildyward, Thursday, Dec. 24. Hard Rock Hotel is at 918 N. Atlantic Ave. For more information, call (386) 947-7300 or visit hardrockhotels.com. •Lagerheads Bar & Grill: Weather permitting, live entertainment is at 2986 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-bythe-Sea. Upcoming performers are Xspanse, Friday, Dec. 18; Donny VanSlee, Saturday, Dec. 19; Donn Hill, Sunday, Dec. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 24; Robert Keele, Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22; and Reuben Morgan, Wednesday, Dec. 23. For more information, call (386) 265-1977. •Ocean Deck: C*Posse will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Thursday, Dec. 24. The ninth annual Bonfire Beach Bash will be Saturday, Dec. 19. Karaoke with Stormin Norman will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at 127 S. Ocean Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 253-5334 or visit oceandeck.com. To submit an event to ClubScene, email newsdy@ hometownnewsmediagroup. com (no hyphens) or fax (386) 322-5901. For more information, call (386) 322-5924.The Club Scene ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20Aries, it may take time to make a nutritional overhaul, especially if indulging in drinks and sweets has become habitual. Be patient with yourself and you’ll be successful.TAURUS Apr 21/May 21Taurus, if you’ve been considering a move lately, you may find yourself putting the wheels in motion pretty soon. Begin to make a list of what you need to pull this off.GEMINI May 22/Jun 21Direct communication does not always come easy to you, Gemini. Give it a try and convey your feelings to someone you love. Be honest and welcome the response.CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22Cancer, even if you’re feeling out of sync this week, you will manage to find someone who is marching along to a similar beat. This person can become a true friend.LEO Jul 23/Aug 23Start to clean house, Leo. Avoid any distracting habits that might get in your way. You don’t need anything to derail your positive plans for the future this week.VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22Virgo, find a new muse and begin a creative project. There may be some obstacles along the way, but you will see creative endeavors through to comple tion.LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23A former flame may try to heat things up again, Libra. If you’re single, you may be interested. But steer clear of this person if you’re attached because it spells trouble.SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22Scorpio, embrace healthy debate and don’t try to bowl anyone over with your big ideas. Afford others their own right to have an opinion, even if it differs from your own.SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21You have learned many lessons about financial responsibility, Sagittarius. When an item catches your eye, it might be very tempting to indulge. Stay the course.CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20Personal affairs often make you a closed book, Capricorn. But you may have to spill a few secrets to a trusted friend to get the advice you need right now.AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18Clean up any unresolved parts of your life before the year draws to a close , Aquarius. It’s a large undertaking, but you have the means and the support to get it done.PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20Cease to compromise on your core values, Pisces. You do not have to sway to the desires of others. Stand your ground on important issues.Horoscopes I have a great family that is caring, considerate and they receive great joy in helping each other just like many families. We don’t always agree and sometimes have some real knock-down arguments. They are never serious, though, and it is always about how to do something. Everyone has an opinion and thinks they have the best idea to get things done. Now my wife doesn’t care about how it gets done. She just wants it done now. I guess I should just stop here and not say any anymore, but, like the rest of the family, I have an opinion and, of course, I know I am right. See what I mean? Now about the new oven it all started when we bought our home a few years ago and it came with two small wall ovens. They were OK, but I struggled to cook a 25-pound turkey or large roast and many other things. I am sure I lamented on the fact I wished I had a full-size oven on more than one occasion, OK, several occasions! Then one day it happened. My wife, daughter and two boys surprised me with a brand new, top-of-the-line, full-size range and oven. It was beautiful! I was truly touched by their gift and could not wait to get started using it. They all agreed they would handle the installation and have it ready for me. That was three months ago . . . The first decision was how to place it in the kitchen cabinetry where many dishes, pots and pans were stored. I came home to find dishes on all the worktables in the kitchen, and pots and pans were in the garage. They had also found out they would need an electrician to hook up the oven up, because, you see, you can’t just plug it in when there is no plug available hmmmm. When I asked what the plans were for the dishes I was told, “We’re working on it – no worries.” Thank goodness they had not disconnected the old oven yet, and I had a small cook top I could still use until completion day, whenever that will be. The family was having a meeting and I overheard my wife asking the boys how much storage space is in the attic. I was afraid to ask why. Hopefully I will get to use the new oven before the warranty runs out. I think that is in a year. How about a nice recipe that you don’t have to use an oven enjoy?Couscous Avocado SaladIngredients 1 cup fresh corn kernel (from about 2 ears or one can whole kernels) 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups cooked couscous Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup cherry tomato, halved 1 small Hass avocado, halved, seeded and diced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves and stems 1/4 cup olive oil vinaigrette Directions In a two-quart bowl, mix the corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, couscous, avocado cilantro and onions. Add the olive oil vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Costa Magoulas is dean of the Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary Management at Daytona State College. Contact him at (386) 506-3578 or costa. magoulas@daytonastate.edu.CHEF COSTA'S COOKING CORNERCOSTA MAGOULAS I have a new stove . . . maybeStetson student could be raking it inFor Hometown Newsnewsdy@hometownnews mediagroup.com See RAKING, page A13 Ms. Buck Religion NewsAncient WisdomRev. Dr. Don Zanghi will host in person meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, Andrew Jackson Davis Building, 1112 Stevens St, Cassadaga. The topic will be ancient wisdom teachings spiritual philosophy. Participants who want to join Thursday’s class via Zoom, may email gar rettshoney@aol.com. The Zoom meeting invitation will be emailed. Face masks are mandatory for in person meeting. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (386) 228-3156.Out & about Friday, Dec. 18•DeBary Hall candlelight tours: Get in the holiday mood and explore DeBary Hall Historic Site while candlelight fills the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historical treasures and holiday decorations. The tours will be at 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19. Guests will start in the theater to hear about historic holiday traditions, sing a carol or two, and then be escorted to the mansion for an open style tour. Once owned by the prominent deBary family, the mansion will be decorated with many Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive adornments. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. Attendance is limited, and advance tickets must be purchased; call (386) 668-3840. •Drive Through Lights: From Dec. 13 to Jan. 6 (Three Kings Day), Deltona residents will be able to drive through or park at City Hall at 2345 Providence Blvd. Deltona, and take photo graphs with any of the displays, including the archways and giant reindeer in the City Hall courtyard. Residents are asked to not climb on any of the displays and to maintain social distancing guidelines. For more information, visit deltonafl.gov. •Athens Theatre: “Plaid Tidings” will be performed select nights until Dec. 20 at 124 Florida Ave., DeLand. Familiar goofy comic characters from Forever Plaid return to earth and transform today’s dissonance and discord into mellifluous harmonies. This is a show for holiday theater goers of all ages. Preferred seating is $30. Reserved seating is $25 for adults and $23 for seniors. Group tickets are available. There is a $3 per ticket processing charge . For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit athensdeland.com. •Butler’s Express Train: Butler’s Express Train will give rides from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 18-23 at Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. The cost is free for lap-sitting newborns to 3 years old, $3 for ages 4-12 and $5 for ages 13 and older. Only cash will be accepted. •Cinematique: The film “Billie” will be shown select times through Dec. 17 at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets start See OUT, page B13

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A-12 • West Volusia Almost everyone knows I refuse to talk about politics. It is a subject sure to get an argument going when none is really needed. I’ll keep my views and you yours, and we’ll get along just fine. As I have watched the craziness that has become the 2020 Election, I’m just happy it isn’t our fine state in the cross hairs. Before the Supreme Court made its decision and before the Electoral College had its vote, I was quite bothered by everything the election had. Was their voter fraud? Was our president being stubborn? Is the president on Jan. 21, whoever it is, going to be known as “Commander and Thief?” I managed to doze off on the sofa and in my restless sleep, I began to dream. Instead of spending time and money fighting the election results in court, the candidates agreed to settle the matter like men of old. The presidency would be settled on the golf course. The first problem was deciding which golf course would host this competition. Greg Norman invited everyone to his Medalist Golf Club, but former President Bill Clinton warned Joe Biden against going there. Apparently, Bill feared Joe would slip on the steps and be forced to forfeit the match before it even started. President Donald Trump quickly stepped up and invited everyone to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. To say this did not go over well with the Biden camp would be putting it mildly. There would be no home-field advantage. The pair finally decided on a course and the match was officially on. Biden arrived first. He headed to the driving range only to get a bit confused and wound up at the putting green instead. President Trump nearly missed the 10 a.m. start. He’d spent the entire night trash-tweeting Biden’s golf game and had slept in. I was chosen to referee the match. My first duty was to go over the rules. Strangely, Trump wanted to make sure there would be no mail-in scorecards. I wasn’t quite sure who would mail in a scorecard, but he was adamant that it be stopped before it began. Biden wanted to make sure that everyone would be counting the pair’s strokes and that everyone’s count would matter. Oddly some people felt they should be able to send in scorecards after the match was completed. The event would be played under match play rules. In honor of our electoral college, winning the harder holes would be worth more than winning the easier holes. It would be the candidate who won the most “Electoral Handicap Points” who would occupy the White House for the next four years. At the first tee, I went through both candidates’ bags and made sure they only had 14 clubs and decided who would hit first. Biden had too many clubs, most of them Chinese knock-offs. Trump, on the other hand, had clubs made from what appeared to be top-secret military-grade metals. One secret service quickly stepped between me and the president’s bag when I went to check. The first few holes went uneventfully with the pair trading wins. After the sixth hole, Trump had the early lead. The lead was short-lived as a dramatic and unexpected win at the tough eighth turned the match around and gave Biden a slight edge. Many of the Trump supporters were ready to tar and feather golf announcer David Feherty after he projected Biden would win the match after his remarkable birdie at the ninth. Trump challenged the call and the sportscaster was forced to put the ninth hole back into the fray. By the turn, many of us became aware we were continuously losing track of the former vice president. He seemed to repeatedly wander off, mumbling something about a recliner in the basement. Every time Biden would disappear, Trump would begin tweeting again. Between Trump’s constant tweeting and Biden wandering off, the front-nine took just over three hours to play. At one point the president declared that today the letters on his cap stood for “Make America Golf Again.” As we reached the 13th hole, the president was clinging to a narrow lead, thanks in part to a little help from the secret service. We never saw them, but they were hiding all over the place. Any time Trump would hit a stray shot into the woods, it would come bounding back out into the fairway a moment later. Biden was picking his spots to play well, saving his best shots for the hardest holes. At the 17 hole, we encountered a major problem. Trump was convinced there were hundreds of extra scorecards in play and no one knew which was the official scorecard. By the time we reached the pair’s tee shots on the 18th fairway, the lawyers and supporters of both candidates had arrived to debate what had occurred during the match. Trump and his supporters wanted the pair to play several holes over again. Biden and his attorneys wanted no part in that scenario as he had taken the lead. Both candidates stood lock-jawed in the middle of the fairway, each refusing to hit his approach shot until things were resolved. Trump insisted the scorekeepers recount every stroke on the holes that he had lost. Biden smugly mentioned he had taken less strokes over the course of the round and that if we were playing medal play, he may have already locked up the win. Just then, darkness fell upon the course and my alarm went off. I shook the cobwebs from my head and convinced myself it was just a dream. Then I picked up the morning paper. James Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo. com. Answers Located in the Classied Section Sudoku Puzzle Sudoku Puzzle On the way down to the Riverbreeze Park boat ramp in Oak Hill, I knew I was probably pushing the shrimp dipping season a bit. Being on the back side of the full moon and with a cool nip in the air, I still felt I should give it a try. I had begun dipping back in the late 1970s, but lately had taken a few years off to concentrate on throwing a cast net for Halifax River shrimp. That is less reliable and requires you to be there when the shrimp run but it is done in daylight. Dipping is usually solid all winter, but you must do it in the dark. Upon my arrival at Riverbreeze, I was partially encouraged. There were a half dozen boats out, which means there could be shrimp, but I also knew that when the thing is going full bore, there would have been 30 boats on the water. I launched right at dark and saw the tide was going out. That is a must for dipping. The outgoing cycle had begun at around 4:30 p.m. so that would leave me with around four hours to try my luck. After motoring about a half mile south in the Indian River, I came upon a couple boats setting up to shrimp and decided to anchor across the channel from them. When you pick a place to shrimp, you need to find a place in the river where the channel narrows. I anchored on the eastern edge of the Intracoastal boat channel. To shrimp properly, you need a good anchor fore and aft in order to put your boat broadside of the current. Know the tide flow in the Indian River is strong and bring along the extra rope you may need. Next I lowered my two submersible LED lights about two feet under the water. (You will need to play with that a bit in order to get it right.) Next I readied my two dip nets. I extended the handle of one and left the other at normal length. (Shrimp nets must have a 3/8th-inch mesh.) My nets are like new and were a gift from neighbors Ed and Martha. That nice gift was my incentive to get back into dipping. As the darkness fell, I fastened the alligator clips on my lights to a spare battery. The water came aglow in green. Now all I had to do was sit and wait. One of the other boats had a radio and was playing the oldies that I enjoy. Before long I saw a very large shrimp speeding past the stern and quickly grabbed the net with the extended handle. I just barely nabbed it and once in the boat, I found it to be the size of a Chiquita banana. After that, nothing much happened for a while and then a few small shrimp came past. I netted them to keep for future bait. As the night wore on I became somewhat busy and the time passed quickly. By the time the tide slowed, I had at least two and a half gallons of shrimp. The limit is five gallons per vessel per day and, if you are required, you must have a saltwater fishing license. The shrimp I caught that were eating size proved to be around four pounds once the heads were removed. Not a bonanza, but not a bad night’s work either. Next time I will try and get there when they are really rolling through. Folks, this is a fun thing to do and the pay off can be great. Check the Oak Hill Shrimping Acade-my on the net for tips and equipment. The shrimp run will probably last through March. Give it a try. Dan Smith has fished the waters of Volusia County for more than 40 years. Email questions and comments to fishwdan@att.net. His book, “I Swear the Snook Drowned,” is available for purchase for $10.95 at (386) 441-7793. FISHING WITH DANDAN SMITH Dipping into the Oak Hill shrimp harvest GOLFJAMES STAMMER Settle it on the golf courseSports BriefsStressbuster run slatedThe Lake Helen annual 5K Stressbuster walk/run will be at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at Blake Park, 493 S. Lakeview Drive. There will be staggered starts and virtual options available. Social distancing and masks required when not running or walking. The cost is $25. For more information, call (386) 228-2121 or visit lakehel en.org. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/LakeHelen/stressbuster5k. NASCAR adjusts two 2021 race weekends in FebruaryDue to challenges resulting from the ongoing pandemic and the need for significant advance planning, NASCAR will adjust two race weekends immediately following the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 14. All three NASCAR national series will now remain in Daytona to run a tripleheader at the storied road course Feb. 19-21 before the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series head down to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Feb. 27-28. The NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the Daytona road course will replace events originally scheduled at Auto Club Speedway Feb. 27-28. The Camping World Truck Series race is realigned from the event originally scheduled at Homestead-Maimi Speedway Friday, Feb. 19. After consecutive race weekends in Daytona, the Cup and Xfinity Series will make the trek to Homestead-Miami Speedway one week later than originally scheduled, rounding out the Florida swing Feb. 27-28. Following the events at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will all head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway as originally planned March 5-7.

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She was a finalist with her Herbie Rake business pitch during the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Southeast Entrepreneurship Confer ence last spring. The Prince Entrepreneur ship Leaders Program has helped students succeed, including Bryson Pritchard, who developed the Dyad Syringe, and Deja Robinson and her YuubiHire social media startup business. The entrepreneurship program has taught Ms. Buck the importance of setting goals, conduct an initial market analysis and how to outsource product manufacturing, deliver a clear and concise message about her product and communicate with third-party entities as well as guided her through each stage of business and product development. She also obtained information and tips from other entrepreneurs who were guest speakers during Entrepreneurship Thursdays at Stetson. The Herbie Rake is a double-sided, red rake that can be used on any herb and retails for $8.99. The Herbie Rake is available to buy at HerbieRake.com. Folks will be able to purchase the Herbie Rake on Amazon in the future.RakingFrom page A11 Photo courtesy of Kendall BuckThe Herbie Rake was created by Kendall Buck, an entrepreneurship and management sophomore at Stetson University. at $8. For more information, call (386) 252-3118 or visit cinematique.org.Saturday, Dec. 19•Jingle Brawl: The North American Wrestling Alliance will pro wrestling at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55. For more information, visit nawawrestling.com. Upcoming Events•New Year’s Eve Fireworks:The City of Lake Helen will host New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Royal Park, Royal Park Road, Lake Helen. Admission is free. Social distancing and masks required. For more information, call (386) 228-2121 or visit lakehelen.org. •Athens DeLand: The Rocket Man tribute show will be performed at 5 and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. Tickets are $35 for preferred and $30 for adults. A $3 per ticket processing charge is added to all purchases and we collect a 6.5% State and County Sales Tax. Box seats are available. For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit athensdeland.com.Ongoing Events•Artisan Alley Farmer’s Market: The market is from 6-9 p.m. each Friday in Downtown DeLand and offers local, organic produce, plants, orchids and homemade breads. For more information, call (386) 589-3118. •DeLand Bridge Club: The club is at 165 Deerfield Road. All levels welcome, no partner necessary. Bridge lessons are available. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for non-members. If you need a partner, call the day before. For more information, visit delandbridge.com or call (386)734-7170. •DeLand Flea Market: The market is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 535 Fair St. For more information, call (386) 631-6500. •DeLeon Springs Farm Swap: The authentic farm swap is from 7 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of the month at Spring Garden Ranch, 900 Spring Garden Ranch Road. Family friendly and free to the public. For vendor information, visit deleonspringsfarmswap.com. • Lake Helen Market in the Park: The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at Blake Park, 437 N. Lakeview Drive. •Stetson Mansion: Historic tours will be offered from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 at 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand. Tours will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Safety measures are in place. Tours are $25 for adults and $15 for ages 1 to 15. For more information, visit stetsonmansion.com. T o submit an event to Out & About, send an email to newsdy@hometownnewsmediagroup.com (no hyphens) or fax (386) 322-5901. OutFrom page B11

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