Students hospitalized after eating vitamin candy

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Two  middle-school students are recovering Wednesday afternoon after consuming a vitamin candy at school and had to be hospitalized. School officials said a classmate of the two at David C. Hinson Senior Middle School gave them a German vitamin candy called Nimm 2. According to officials,     shortly after eating the…

Hatchet Lady at Port Orange City Hall

Constance Dogood <constancedogood76@gmail.com> Sep 2       to me, Hank   ………………….     “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.”     Does the Mayor have a hatchet lady on the Audit and Budget  Advisory Board ? Or is it just a coincidence that on at least two occasions now…

Port Orange City Attorney Recommends Settlement On Police Arrest Case.

Roberts, Margaret mroberts@port-orange.org  11:24 AM to City, Greg, Betty   Please find a copy of the latest court order in the above referenced case.  The order allowed Watts to file his complaint again and Watts has refilled within the time allowed.  I am recommending the settlement, based upon the ongoing costs of defense exceeding the $2,000 cost of the…

Private island owner wants to trade it for a Ferrari Enzo

Not your typical trade Port Orange, Fla. The owner of a private island in Port Orange, Florida wants to trade his possession for a Ferrari Enzo. Craigslist is the place where you can find some of the most unusual ads and the latest example comes from a user who owns a three-acre private buildable island…

Man, 83, among those arrested in prostitution sting

DAYTONA BEACH —  The Daytona Beach Police Department conducted an undercover reverse prostitution sting Friday night that resulted in the arrests of several men. Officers working as undercover prostitutes targeted an intersection in the city known for street prostitution. The following were arrested: Amir Abdelsayed, 44, charged with solicitation to commit prostitution Robert Beltrami, 34,…

Florida has become the corruption capital of America

Arrests of 3 Mayors Reinforce Florida’s Notoriety as a Hothouse for Corruption By NICK MADIGAN Published: September 1, 2013 HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Even by Florida standards, the arrests of three suburban Miami mayors on corruption charges within a month were a source of dismay, if not exactly a surprise. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle displayed…

Is There a Very Bad, Lazy Attitude in City Hall ?

Who Is Responsible For Not Terminating Ford? BY: HANK | August 29 2013 21:19 This afternoon I was reviewing on my DVR the Port Orange City Council meeting of Aug. 27, 2013 Just before I had to leave to have supper with Joan in Halifax Hospital, I was watching some of the members of the…

Cheap $2.50/Gallon Gas at BJ’s Today

This Saturday, August 31, BJ’s will offer regular unleaded gas at its newly opened gas station in Port Orange for $2.50/gallon, when the station opens at 6:30 a.m.  The special price will be limited to the first 1,000 members, and each member will be limited to 50 gallons. Nonmembers will have the chance to sign…

Port Orange Police Explorer Post #2445 Now Taking Applications!

Attention All Criminal Justice and Police Explorers! Port Orange Police Explorer Post #2445 Now Taking Applications!! * OUR FIRST CLASS STARTS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013 FROM 6- 730 PM AT POPD The mission of the Port Orange Police Explorers is to provide in-depth, firsthand experience into the field of law enforcement and the criminal justice…

Every Hurricane of the Past 170 Years in One Map

A beautiful, unusual map that shows decades of foul ocean weather. —By John Metcalfe | Thu Aug. 29, 2013 3:00 AM PDT   This story first appeared on the Atlantic Cities website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Should you pilot a small, rickety craft across international waters this summer, it…

Safety concerns revealed at Halifax Medical Center hearing

DAYTONA BEACH –– A hearing which began with issues regarding vendors supplying medical instruments revealed safety concerns at Halifax Medical Center, from medical tools falling apart in the middle of an operation to medical tools not sterilized at an optimum level. Dr. Federico Vinus, a neurosurgeon at Halifax Medical Center, testified an instrument he was…

Port Orange Noise Ordinance Revisions

Mayor Green, We have amendments City Noise Ordinance for tonight.  I will admit that I do not know the City Noise Ordinances very well, so my questions may be clearly covered somewhere already.  I do not mind a little noise when it is very necessary.  It looks like we are removing some specific noise level…

Taylor Branch Road & Dunlawton , Port Orange

Port Orange Police Department Ok!!! The wait is finally over!!!!Traffic Notification for Yorktowne Boulevard Extension, Taylor Branch Road and new signal at Taylor Road/Yorktowne Blvd Extension/Boggs Ford Road (Port Orange)New traffic patterns will begin at the following three intersections in Port Orange as part of the completion of the Altamira shopping center project. These changes…

Volusia TPO Board – Proposed Port Orange I-95 Pioneer interchange

 From: lorellefriend@gmail.com [mailto:lorellefriend@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Lorelle Friend Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 4:35 PM To: Nancy Long Subject: 8/28/2013 VTPO Board – proposed Pioneer interchange @ I95 Port Orange  Dear TPO Board Member, I have attached a map which I distributed at last weeks CAC and TCC meetings. It shows the proximity of Spruce Creek Preserve to the Pioneer Community Development District,…

Interim YMCA Financials and Revised Pro-Formas are Missing

Ted Noftall 7:31 AM) to Greg, Bob, Dennis, don, Drew, Mayor  Greg,  I believe it only prudent that the City understand  the current financial position of the parent Y by requesting  and reviewing   interim financial statements of the parent Y for the  six months ended  June 30th 2013. If you have not already done so will you request interim financials and distribute…

Did The City Permits Help Cause The Flooding Problem ?

——– Original message ——– From: patriciacheri46 <patriciacheri46@aol.com> Date: 08/24/2013 3:50 PM (GMT-05:00) To: manderson@port-orange.org,gkisela@port-oraange.org,wclark@port-orange.org Subject: Storm water run off at 5747 sweetwater blvd  Port Orange Mr. Anderson we would like to voice our opinion about your visit concerning our water problem. All you had to say is”how well do you know your neighbors” ask them…

Last year the Volusia YMCA Executive Director received $168,227 in annual Compensation, during that same period the Port Orange ‘Y’ donated $353,000 to the corporate YMCA to fund that salary & other expenses in Deland..

Volusia YMCA Executive Director $168,227 in annual Compensation …   The governor’s annual salary is $130,000   What the ? Fiscal fitness eludes Volusia YMCAs News image BEACON PHOTO/PAT ANDREWS Standing together — Volusia-Flagler Family YMCA Executive Director Teresa Rogers, left, and Chief Financial Officer Lauren Kennedy take a break from talking money in the corporate…