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  • William Akers Jr.: Ormond Beach hotel was his passion

    Traveling throughout Florida after World War II, William Akers Jr. searched for a new home to raise his family and run a hotel. He happened upon the remote, undeveloped sand dunes in north Volusia County and became a business leader in the community he...
  • Racer's investor scandal: Sequence of events

    December 2004: Henri Zogaib registers Executive Investment Group as a Florida corporation. December 2007: Zogaib joins Samax Racing as a driver and financial backer. Early 2008: Zogaib persuades driver AJ Allmendinger to invest based on promise of a...
  • Fire, smoke force 115 workers to evacuate Ormond business

    A welder sparked a fire that forced about 115 workers to evacuate a building in Ormond Beach today, officials said. No one was hurt. The fire was reported at about 11 a.m. at Florida Production Engineering, 2 East Tower Circle. The company...
  • Robert G. Ferry dies at 85; helicopter test pilot flew record nonstop solo flight

    Robert G. Ferry, a top helicopter test pilot who flew a record nonstop solo flight from California to Florida in 1966, has died. He was 85. Ferry, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who later became chief test pilot for Hughes Helicopters, died of...
  • A view of old Florida at Ormond Beach's Rockefeller Mansion -- The Casements

    A view of old Florida at Ormond Beach's Rockefeller Mansion -- The Casements
    So I set out to see how the other half lived. John D. Rockefeller, after all, was the richest man on the planet when he bought the Casements, his retirement home in Ormond Beach in 1918. Named after the casement windows that face the Halifax River, the...
  • Florida highways gain federal scenic status

    Florida highways gain federal scenic status
    One of the most pleasing drives in Florida for Jim Thorsen is a nearly 60-mile stretch of State Road 40 between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs. The mostly two-lane road winds through the heart of the Ocala National Forest and offers motorists a view...
  • Basic tax rates for Central Florida cities and counties

    How to get the most benefit from portability Portability allows Florida homeowners to transfer their Save Our Homes tax break when they move within Florida. That will save those homeowners thousands of dollars a year compared with what they would have...
  • Test kitchen extra: Time to ‘Go Fish’ in the kitchen

     
    Support the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' “Go Native! Eat Florida Seafood” program and you will be sure to have the freshest fish available. This week, Florida amberjack, clams, blue crab, flounder, red grouper,...
  • Ormond Beach Winn-Dixie plans Rosh Hashanah cooking demo

     
    Winn-Dixie will celebrate a fresh new year for Rosh Hashanah with a free cooking demonstration and in-store sampling at an Ormond Beach, Fla. store . From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, Chef Harry, a kosher catering specialist, will provide a kosher...
  • CENFLO 2010– Labor Day Weekend indies

     
    I ducked into the fifth annual Central Florida Film Festival out in Ocoee Friday, catching a few shorts, a feature — Daniel and Abraham. It was a lively scene, lots of volunteers guiding festival goers into the two screens dedicated to the fest at...
  • Hands Across the Sand, protest against offshore oil drilling, event on Saturday

     
    On Saturday, people will head to the beach, not only in Florida, but throughout the nation for Hands Across the Sand, a peaceful protest against offshore oil drilling. Earlier this year, thousands of people, from Jacksonville to Miami Beach and Key West....