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began my boating life in a borrowed Cajun pirogue in the swamps of Southern Louisiana. A pirogue is a small flat bottomed boat that is usually paddled or push-poled but seldom is fitted with any engine. As a teenager I would go to the Atchafalaya River levee and take off in any pirogue for a few hours of fishing. In those days, no one locked them up and if the owner of one showed up to find his gone, he simply took another. My fishing area was much the same as you now see featured on the History Channel’s alligator hunting program “Swamp People.” A place of endless waterways. Once I moved to Volusia County, I became a motorized boater as I fished the fresh and brackish waters. Over the years I always had a rowboat as back up, but as I became older I used the rowboat less and less.

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Kayaking the areas great waterways LANDLINES DAN SMITH

Manning a set of oars to move a square fronted boat is hard work. Eventually someone stole that boat and I was then prompted to buy my first kayak at age 67. That has turned out to be one of my better moves and really was a life changer for me. My kayak is small and light at 10 feet and weighs only 35 pounds. It is easy to load on the roof of my SUV or carry to the water’s edge. It affords me the opportunity to take a quick fishing trip without any of the fuss and muss that goes with an outboard. No fuel, no wash down and no trailer upkeep. For me, it is just about perfect. To be sure, when I began it was a bit unsteady and a

little hard on an old back, but in time I found my center of gravity and my back bothered me less and less. Now I am completely comfortable in my little hunk of plastic. Sometime back I heard my son Landan the middle school teacher tell his friends who were complaining their fathers had retreated to the rocking chair that his own dad had just bought a kayak. That was a proud moment for me. Luckily our area is surrounded with water and there is no end to great places for a kayak trip. The spring runs are all fun and there you will always have the chance of drifting over a manatee. One of the most beautiful runs is the long one at DeLeon Springs that ends at Lake Woodruff. Gorgeous forests and wildlife line the banks with the stars always being the alligators. Also in the western part of the county is Haw

Creek. Very remote and unspoiled, the creek is difficult to find but worth the trip. Spruce Creek between Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach is a twisty stream through a great salt marsh. Up in Ormond Beach launch your kayak at Sanchez Park for miles of easy paddling in a no wake area. For the more adventurous, move a couple hundred yards west and try Thompson’s Creek. If I was trying to impress someone with a kayak trip that is where I would go. Narrow and unspoiled, Thompson’s is a summer home to flights of roseate spoonbill wading birds. The spoonbills are our version of pink flamingoes and always a treat to see. Those are but a few of the great places to find fun in a kayak. If you have never tried one, you might be well served to rent one first, but don’t See LANDLINES, Page 6

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Summer’s here and the time isn’t right for dancing in the streets. It’s just too hot. A better idea is to find someplace on or next to a large body of water. Fortunately for INTRO East Volusia CECIL G. BRUMLEY MANAGING EDITOR County residents, there’s a huge one nearby called the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer, nothing is better to cool off with than jumping into the big, blue sea. If you want to do more than swim, there are a huge number of shops that offer boogie boards, surfboards, stand up paddleboards and a plethora of other gear. For most of us, though, it means taking the children or grandchildren to the beach. You’ll have to dig deep into the attic or garage probably to find all those beach toys. Dan Smith shows everyone that it’s true you’re never too old to try something new. Kayaking is one of the most popular of outdoor activities in this area, especially with all the back waters of the Intracoastal Waterway that you can explore. Our reporter Erika Webb writes about Mary Hurley, a woman whose activities are worth reading about, although it may wear you out to keep up with all of her adventures. We also have a great Q&A with one of the area’s early pioneers in paddle boarding. Of course, one of the biggest holidays of the year is coming up and getting outdoors will be a huge part of the celebration July 4. As you’re celebrating everything red, white and blue, though, be careful and don’t over do it with the fireworks, food and drinks.




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Explore the outer world, find peace within

By Erika Webb

That feeling you get near the ocean. With each receding wave, tension and stress abate. Much has been written about why humans feel so at home there. Mary Hurley said the lure of the sea prompted her to buy a home in New Smyrna Beach in 2007. The 50-year-old mother of three girls is not one to sit still. With somewhere between 200 and 250 skydives and a New York Marathon under her belt, Ms. Hurley sets a pretty high bar for the middle aging. Aside from throwing herself out of airplanes and running — a lot — she bikes, hikes, spins, does yoga, swims, plays tennis, racquetball and volleyball. She travels the globe in search of as many of its natural marvels as she can find. She’ll try anything, especially if it takes place outdoors. In a sort of paradox, to which many cannot relate, Ms. Hurley races toward relaxation. The Lifetime Channel and recliner are not her spiritual solutions. She’s always on the move. “I started playing tennis as a kid, because that’s what you did,” Ms. Hurley said of her parentally mandated segue into sports. “I started exercising in college because it relieved my stress.” It still does. Though weight loss often is the goal for college kids who are shocked and dismayed by the appendage of the “freshman 15” — those extra pounds brought on by slowing metabolism and sedentary studying, Ms. Hurley said her impetus for “getting out there” had a more mental and psychological origin. “It wasn’t about weight. It was calming and helped me to focus and be more efficient in my schoolwork,” she said. Moving around outdoors has been her solution to stress and ennui at every stage of life.

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Mary Hurley of New Smyrna Beach stretches before heading to the beach for a run at Esther Street Park recently. “When I had my kids it was an hour of my time. I’d take them to the YMCA and it was a way for me to get out and be around other people,” Ms. Hurley said. “Being a stay at home mom, you can only watch so much Arthur and Barney. I needed something to keep me involved and active in the real world.” All three of her girls appreciate the outdoors and dabble in their own activities now. Ms. Hurley was 37 when she first tried skydiving. “It was an accident,” she said. “You know how people say, ‘Do you want to go to lunch?’ and you don’t really want to go to lunch?” she said. Reluctant inside, she agreed to try it with a friend who was celebrating a birthday. The birthday girl hated it. Ms. Hurley was hooked. “Do not think you know what you like,” Ms. Hurley said. “Do not think you know what would be good for you. If I had done that, I would never

have gotten to experience what I have. It taught me to be open-minded and willing.” Then came running. “With running I have all the equipment I need. I like working out but part of me is lazy and I want it to be easy,” Ms. Hurley said. She utilizes the two bridges in New Smyrna Beach, the soft sand at the beach and the stairs at Ponce Inlet, incorporating Tabata, a type of high intensity interval training that can be completed in as few as four minutes. She said she gets bored running the same route and the varied scenery, terrain changes offered in nature and by the structures built around it certainly trump the treadmill. “I love being outside,” Ms. Hurley said. “Some of my greatest travel experiences have included running outside or hiking. You see and hear things you aren’t normally aware of. At the beach I don’t run with music because the ocean … there’s something so peaceful … increased endor-

phins, dopamine … I can feel it when it happens.” And, she said, actively being outdoors connects her with other people. “People who exercise and are outdoors are friendly and open,” Ms. Hurley said. “There’s a spiritual connection.” She finds a strengthened connection with family outdoors as well. “We all run together. We play tennis and beach volleyball,” Ms. Hurley said. “But my favorite is Kadima. We have more fun doing that.” Kadima is a paddle ball game that has been described by players as the perfect game for family and friends. Ms. Hurley and her daughters love to play Kadima on the beach. “If there’s anything tense going on family-wise, it soothes things a lot.” She said they laugh at themselves and at each other, enjoy the salt air and tension just naturally melts away. “They’ve even played (the game) with their grandmother,” Ms. Hurley said. On Sunday mornings throughout the summer Ms. Hurley and she and around 24 others participate in “boot camp” military-style training on the beach. They utilize everything the beach offers to experience a workout without equipment. “It’s a challenge but it’s fun,” Ms. Hurley said. “We get to see the sunrise with no cars and nobody else on the beach. It’s like a group meditation. “We have a healthy meal after we’re finished,” she said. “One lady makes protein bars and we have fresh fruit, bagels and we just enjoy visiting on the beach.” John Davis, Ph.D, teaches transpersonal psychology, eco-psychology and wilderness therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, Colo. He has done extensive research on the psychological benefits of nature experiences. See OUTDOORS, 5


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island in 1972 and has been within walking distance to the beach and the river ever since. In 1980, he purchased his home, with river and ocean views, in New Smyrna Beach. “The views are now blocked by the condos at the inlet, a growing canopy of oaks and red bay trees and one story houses growing to three floors,” Mr. Lary said. “But the sound of the waves and the smell of the ocean have remained the same; I never get tired of either.” He happily anticipates fall when his windows will remain open overnight. “Listening to those waves crack on the shore at midnight or five in the morning is so cool,” he said. “The wonderful thing about surfing is that it requires only you and one piece of equipment. It can be a very individual sport or a very social and/or competitive sport ... you choose,” Mr. Lary explained. “For me


it’s either social or a ‘happy place’ of tranquility and solitude at sunrise or sunset.” Aside from the physical exercise which induces stress relief, Mr. Lary said benefits of being with “Mother Ocean” include swimming with sharks and dolphins, and once a year with the manta rays as they migrate up the coast in the spring. “Surfing is only a part of island living as the waves don’t always cooperate and at the age of 64, I no longer paddle out in hurricane surf or try to blend in with the 100-plus surfers that frequent the New Smyrna Inlet,” Mr. Lary said. “And I stay away from the beach on weekends and holidays after 9 a.m. until well after 6 p.m. due to the crowds of folks and vehicles.” He said most residents have bicycles for morning beach rides at low tide and evening rides after dark. Until last winter when he suffered a bad fall, his morning exercise regiSee OUTDOORS, 6


“A strong body of psychological research, supported by widespread anecdotal evidence, confirms the hypothesis that direct contact with nature leads to increased mental health and psychological development,” Dr. Davis wrote in a dissertation posted to his website, Research settings included a full range of encounters with nature — extended wilderness excursions, hiking in open space, strolling through a city park, gardening, tending a small plot of urban grass or a vacant city lot with its attendant ecosystem, and even watching nature scenes on TV. Dr. Davis concluded that all psychological approaches — evolutionary, behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, systems, humanistic, and transpersonal — have shown that

nature experiences are desirable and healthy. “This is phenomenal agreement!” he wrote. Mike Lary has lived along the Intracoastal Waterway in Volusia County for 54 years. As a boy, he fished the river inside Rock House Creek, across from Rattle Snake Island. Many summer days were spent fishing, going to the beach or playing sandlot baseball. “Early on, surfboards were scarcer than chicken teeth in this area,” Mr. Lary said. “We ‘mat surfed’ until I was 14, pumping up the canvas rental floats from the beach until they were hard as we could get them.” He worked at Posey’s beach stand for two summers and at 15 he purchased his first new surfboard from Paulano’s on Main Street in Daytona Beach. He said Paul Burke, owner of Native Tan, was the shop owner circa 1965. Mr. Lary moved to the barrier


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men included riding seven to 18 miles five days a week. “A few broken ribs and a bruised ego, but I’m now back riding,” he said. Mr. Lary took up stand up paddle boarding about 14 months ago. His friend and neighbor owns Red Dog Surf Shop and Kembali/The Boardshack and Mr. Lary spends a few days a week helping out at the shop renting and delivering stand up paddle boards, providing minor instruction to beginners and selling boards. “At least one day a week I meet and SUP with a group of friends for three to five-hour paddle trips,” he said. “Most of these friends are female — poor me — who have discovered the physical benefits of SUP.” They paddle Callalisa Creek, Smyrna Creek, Mosquito Lagoon or ven-

FOREVER YOUNG ture forth as in a recent trip to the Suwannee River. A typical day in retirement? “I get up in the dark and try to be on the beach for the sunrise and surf check. And if I don’t paddle out then I might come back later around 8 a.m. to watch the beach open and the caravan of trucks and cars heading to the inlet to either fish or surf,” Mr. Lary said. “This morning I watched a dolphin ride a few waves where I surf and he or she was shredding. They really do surf better than us humans.” This day he went to Kembali and installed fins on a brand new SUP for a young girl whose parents bought the board for her, talked with some customers while waiting for the tide to fill in before he headed out an hour of SUP surfing. As an alternative to biking or surfing, Mr. Lary said there is always flatwater SUP or fishing in the river. “I walk to the river and throw a

topwater plug early morning before it gets busy with boats and wind chop. Or I launch my flatwater SUP and go for an hour paddle on the glassy water,” he said. “It’s a substitute for running for me now due to bad knees.” Mr. Lary said he’s found that people who live around moving water tend to be less stressed, more relaxed and relatively happy rather than uptight and in a hurry. “I’ve surfed Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Caribbean and both coasts of the Lower 48,” Mr. Lary said. “And all because I grew up around water and could never leave it for too long.” “But my days of real surfing on real waves are pretty much part of yesterday’s memories. I still keep the short surfboard as a reminder of those days, but the longboard and the SUP are my new surf tools, he said, adding, “Yes, Old Men Rule.”

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be discouraged if it is not a good fit in the beginning. In a short time, you will become as comfortable as though you were in your favorite chair in the living room. Kayaking is good exercise and adventure. Whenever I find myself out in beautiful, natural Florida and come upon something extraordinary I always wish I could share it with others. With that in mind, I just took my wife Lana on her first kayak trip. She loved it! 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 or call (386) 4417793.

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Stand up paddle boarding

By Erika Webb

John Kraupse, 45, is co-owner of New Smyrna Stand Up, which was founded in 2009, the first company of its kind in New Smyrna Beach. “As an avid surfer for the past 25 years, I fell in love with paddle boarding from the very first try, and wanted to find a way to share the sensation of gliding across the water with men, women and children of all ages, giving everyone the opportunity to experience all that stand up paddle boarding has to offer,” he said. Mr. Kraupse has lived in New Smyrna Beach for the past 17 years and he and his wife, Samantha, have twin five year olds. For information about Stand Up, call (386) 424-0616 or email Q. How did you discover paddle boarding? A. Growing up in Santa Monica (Calif.), I’ve always had surfing, boating, fishing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and basically every other outdoor activity in my life. Paddle boarding was just the next thing for me to try and, once I did, I was hooked, as is so often the case with people who are introduced to this sport. Q. What are the benefits of this sport? A. There are truly so many benefits to paddle boarding that it would be hard to list them all! Weight loss, increased fitness level, time for the mind to relax, challenging yourself, getting outdoors, viewing nature, to name but a few. Q. Is there a certain age group best suited to the activity or is it easy for all ages to learn? A. One of the reasons I feel paddle boarding is so great is there really is no age group best suited to this sport.

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John and Samantha Krauspe of New Smyrna Stand Up cruise along the Indian River Lagoon on a paddleboard with their 5-year-old daughter Amelia, recently. I have found the young to the young at heart can enjoy this activity equally as much and both benefit from it. Q. Please explain why and how paddle boarding has gained so much popularity/momentum in recent years? A. Well, like I said before, it’s a sport that is really suited to everyone so

families can enjoy doing this activity together from the grandparents to the little ones. Many people would like to surf, but perhaps cannot face the physical challenges that comes with the sport. Paddle boarding offers the same sensation as gliding on the water and everyone can feel the stroke of it, once you try it, you

want to do it again, and again, and again! Q.What does New Smyrna Stand Up offer to help people learn the technique and what physical attributes are necessary to become proficient? A. For beginners, we offer our River See OUTDOORS Q&A, 9

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Paddle, which teaches the very basics of paddle boarding for everyone to try. It’s also a great way to experience the backwaters of the Indian River, one of the most diverse biological eco-systems in the United States. You never know what you may get to see! There really are no boundaries as far as physicality for paddle boarding, this sport can be taken as slow or aggressive as you like. Sitting, kneeling and prone paddling are other options aside from standing on the board so you can always move into a different position if you need to. Q. What physical benefits are achieved through regular paddle boarding for exercise? A. Paddle boarding in the surf can be an allover body workout. Flat-water paddling offers a great core, back and upper body workout. Regular paddle boarding along with a healthy diet will shed pounds rapidly, I’ve seen firsthand people drop 50 pounds or more enjoying paddle boarding. Aside from weight loss, just getting outdoors and away from our busy lives is the best benefit of all. Q. Our issue this month is geared to the many types of outdoor activities available for fun and good health. What other types of fitness or outdoor leisure activities does your company offer? A. Primarily our company is geared around paddle boarding. We offer SUP Yoga classes, ocean paddling and wave riding lessons, board rentals, along with children’s surf lessons and SUP Adventure Camp. We also offer private paddle parties, which are a great way to have a personalized paddle boarding experience when your family and friends come into town.

FOREVER YOUNG Q. Do you have a number of people who are getting older but want to be in good physical condition while enjoying the process? What feedback do you get from them about how the activities you offer help them achieve that? A. Many paddlers that start with us go on to purchase their own boards and I often see them paddling in the river as I take out new beginners. What is there not to like about paddle boarding, it’s peaceful, freeing, great for the body and, perhaps more importantly, the mind. I have had couples start out with New Smyrna Stand Up on River Paddles and go on to purchase one board to share, then one each and then even start making their own boards. Other’s go on to challenge the waves and learn how to SUP Surf. We have had many older paddlers start out on a basic paddle boarding experience with us and go on to change their entire lifestyle with this new found activity. It’s really awesome to see so many of our beginner clients bring paddle boarding into their lives on a permanent basis. Q. Any further thoughts? A. Our oldest paddler to date has been 81 with a close behind 80year-old grandfather who enjoyed a private paddle with his grandson Jack who was 9. It was the most rewarding paddle we’ve had so far, generations apart in age, enjoying an experience together that shall not be forgotten by either of them. Awesome! We recommend paddle boarding to anyone that would like to give it a try. It’s a great way to get outdoors, get fit and get a sense of peace as you glide down whatever body of water you choose. You never know where your first paddle boarding experience will take you next.





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and correspondence. There are many federal and state government granted pensions to officers, disabled veterans, needy veterans, widows or orphans of veterans and veterans who served a certain length of time. Pension records usually contain more genealogical information than service records. However, not all veterans made an application for, or received, a pension. The federal and some state governments offered land to those who served in the military. This is called “bounty land.” Bounty land could be claimed by veterans or their heirs. The federal government reserved tracts of land in the public domain, and some

states set aside tracts of bounty land for their Revolutionary War veterans. A veteran could request bounty land by filing an application at their local courthouse. These application papers and supporting documents were placed in bounty land files, kept by the federal or state agency. The files contain the veteran’s age, place of residence at the time of application, and the type and length of service. These records will be found in the national or state archives. Local public and academic libraries have references on the Revolutionary War. You will find many histories and military engagements, as well as genealogical material, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Indexes. While Daughters of the American Revolution indexes are valuable, they are not complete. Your ancestor may have served and not be listed. Howev-




uly celebrates our nation’s independence. If some of your ancestors were in America during this time, it is likely that you are a descendant of one or more Revolutionary War veterans. By identifying an ancestor who was about 16 years of age or older in 1783, there are many sources you can explore. Surviving records identify more than 250,000 military participants, and supporting records refer to millions of wives and descendants. Your ancestor’s roles in the fight for independence come in all sizes and shapes. His contribution to the cause may have been his life or something as simple as providing food or shelter to the patriots. Military service records for soldiers serving in volunteer units in wars since 1775 have been compiled by the U.S. government in the form of muster rolls, orders, pay lists, hospital records

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Server Julie Graham holds an appetizer platter of Alaskan King Crabs at the Charlie Horse Restaurant, 810 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.

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ham, approached and asked if I’d like something to drink. A glass of white wine came quickly to mind, even though Charlie’s offers a Cuervo Gold Margarita for only $5 — same price every day. I decided to go with the wine, though the ‘rita was tempting. Curious, I began to glance around. This was definitely a place geared for comfort — laid back, friendly, welcoming — and no loud music. The TVs (about 10 or so) were part of the overall scene, but none were amped, allowing customers a quiet and enjoyable dining experience. Knotty-pine flooring, central ceiling fans and Tiffany-style lighting above the windows added to the casual environment. During primetime, Charlie Horse is

off and running — usually filled to capacity, which keeps the 39-plus staff on their feet and moving fast. Nothing seems to dampen their pace: Service at Charlie’s is quick and efficient. In looking over the menu, I was amazed by the many choices. After all, this is the home of all-you-can-eat Alaskan snow crabs! Beginning with appetizers, there are a number of items to choose from, including Buffalo shrimp, peel and eat shrimp, bitesize Maryland-style crab cakes and a smaller portion of crab legs. Next on the menu are Buffalo Wings. Mild, medium, hot, teriyakigarlic, honey BBQ and ‘You’ll Pay Tomorrow’ are only some of the choices. In addition to portions of 10, 20 or 30 wings, larger amounts — such as 50 wings ($36.49), or 100 ($69.99) — are also available. When it comes to entrees, the

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famous ‘all-you-can-eat’ (no sharing) crab legs tops the list, followed by a 1 1/2 -pound snow crab dinner for $21.99. Steak selections include a 10ounce (or 20-ounce) sirloin, 12-ounce ribeye, 10-ounce New York strip and a 16-ounce T-bone — all ranging in price from $13.29 to $19.99. Charlie Horse also offers dinner specials Monday through Friday. Other menu categories include seafood, such as shrimp skewers over pasta or rice, fried shrimp and Captain Brian’s seafood sampler; chicken and ribs; sandwiches and burgers; soups and salads, including homemade New England clam chowder and the Charlie Horse signature salad. Finally ready to order, I decided to start with the spinach-shrimp spread — an appetizer consisting of large chunks of shrimp mixed in a creamy spinach dip and served with crispy wafers. Delicious! Next up was a cup

of hearty crab bisque. Deciding on an entree, however, was somewhat more difficult — so much to choose from! In the end, I paid heed to my taste buds, which all the while had been registering high on the seafood barometer. OK, crabs it is! In addition to good food and cheerful service, the restaurant’s full service bar offers several drink specials — Blue Tide, Georgia Peach, Honey Badger’s Bad@$$Brother and other intriguing creations. There also is a large selection of domestic and imported beers. So next time you’re craving crabs, or just want a satisfying meal in a comfortable environment, Charlie Horse is just the place. Charlie Horse Restaurant is at 810 S. Atlantic Ave. in Ormond Beach. Hours: 11 a.m. until, Monday through Saturday; noon until Sunday

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VOLUNTEERS Access West Volusia: This community resource event is seeking two or three volunteers to help on the third Friday of each month. Bi-lingual volunteers are greatly needed. Responsibilities include directing community members to the service/non-profit needed, assist with set-up and tear down and assist with problem solving. The upcoming event will be at the Chisholm Center, 520 S. Clara Avenue in DeLand on July 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adult Literacy Tutors: Volunteers are invited to tutor adults, ages 16 years and older, whose literacy skills are below the ninth grade level. Sub-


jects include reading, writing, math, daily living skills, workplace skills and English as a second language. All materials provided. Attend one, twohour tutor orientation and tutor for three hours per week. Located throughout Volusia County. Bilingual Special Event Volunteers: The Council on Aging is seeking Bilingual volunteers to help during special events, fundraisers, health fairs, home shows and holiday events to interpret the needs of Spanish speaking seniors and to provide information to them in an understandable manor. Must be able to travel around the county to events and weekend participation is necessary. Minimum age is 18. West Volusia locations include: Deltona, Orange City and Deland. East Volusia locations include: Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach.

Disaster Action Team: The American Red Cross is seeking Disaster Action Team members, who are responsible for responding to single family fires and/or apartment fires. Volunteers interested in becoming a team volunteer will be trained accordingly and will be on-call 24/7 for a week based on availability. Foster Care Mentors: Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. Orientation is from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Community Partnership for Children office, 160 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. To register, contact Susan Hiltz at (386) 547-2293 or Volunteers are needed throughout Volusia County. Office Assistant/Receptionist: disAbility Solutions is seeking a volunteer to operate telephone switch-

board to answer, screen and forward calls, take messages and direct them to the proper staff, greet persons entering the establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations. Also may assist other administrative staff with overflow work, including word processing, data entry and Internet research tasks. Help maintain non-consumer files. Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (any time within that time frame). Located in Daytona Beach. ReadingPals: Volunteers are needed to read and participate in learning activities with pre-k students at select public schools in Volusia County. Participants must be 16 years or older and pass a background screening. Advanced training is proSee VOLUNTEERS, Page 14

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vided. Volunteers must dedicate one hour a week for 25 weeks for the completion of the program from October through May. Road to Recovery Drivers: The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to use their own vehicle to transport cancer patients to and from treatment. Volunteers receive two hours of training and must pass a check on their driver’s license. They must have insurance in good standing and a car in working order. Splendor in the Glass: The Arc of Volusia is seeking a team of creative and fun volunteers to assist with the creation and implantation of a Scavenger Hunt for guests attending the Splendor in the Glass event on July 20. Eight raffle and auction volunteers are needed, 16 set-up volunteers are needed (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), eight volunteers are needed to help as concierge assistants (two shifts:

FOREVER YOUNG 2:30 to 6 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m.). The event is in Daytona Beach. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 18 for set-up and 21 for raffle and auction, concierge, and scavenger hunt design and implementation. Volunteers must be able to tolerate walking or standing on hard floors. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Target Race Parking: The United Way is seeking volunteers to help direct traffic and manage the parking lot at Target on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. Volunteer shifts are from 7 a.m. to noon, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. All volunteers are entered into a drawing for a chance to win two free tickets for Saturday’s race. This event is a major fundraiser, which stays local to help people in need. Teenage Hospital Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to assist at Halifax Health Medical Center in nondirect patient care positions. Volunteers will help in the gift shops, information desks, waiting rooms,

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and assist with clerical support, transporting and escorting patients and families and acting as an ambassador for the facility. Only skills required are a smile, dependability and a need to help others. Minimum age for these positions is 14 years old. Orientation, three-hour training session, commitment of 60 hours per year, and a background check are required for all volunteers. Thrift Store Clerk: The Domestic Abuse Council is seeking a volunteer Thrift Store associate to help in stocking the floor, sorting donations, and assisting customers as assigned and needed. The volunteer will also assist with cleaning the thrift store as needed. Standing, walking, lifting and moving merchandise will be routine. Located in South Daytona.

Other volunteer opportunities Ponce Inlet Historical Museum: The Town of Ponce Inlet is looking for vol-

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unteers to help at the historical museum, 143 Beach St., which contains two historic Florida Cracker-style cottages restored to their original layout. The museum is dedicated to education through the preservation and dissemination of the history and cultural heritage of the Town of Ponce Inlet and is seeking volunteers for educational programs, guided tours and visitor information. Training is provided and only three hours per month is requested. For more information, call (386) 527-0137. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: Love history? The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is looking for volunteers. Opportunities include: tour guides, tower guides, educational workshop instructors, costumed interpreters, costuming assistants, and many others. No previous experience necessary, complete training is provided, and participants may volunteer on their schedule. For information, call (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18, or visit





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