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Community assessment shows residents see employment as top concern among low-income Volusia families. PAGE 5

VOLUSIA COUNTY BEACH PATROL OFFICER ARRESTED Caught rummaging inside a woman’s SUV in the parking lot of Pirana Grille. PAGE 2

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Captain Hook, played by Johnathan Foege, has captured Peter Pan, played by Rebekah Davis. See “Captain Hook’s Revenge” at Daytona Playhouse. READ MORE ON PAGE 13

When you’re basically told you’re on your own. PAGE 6

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Volusia County will soon officially be one of over 900 locations of the Purple Heart Trail in the U.S.


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After Dinneen, County Council wants more transparency — and an audit The Volusia County Council has begun the process to hire a new county manager. JARLEENE ALMENAS NEWS EDITOR

The Volusia County Council has begun the process of hiring a new county manager in the wake of Jim Dinneen’s sudden “retirement” — and County Council Chair Ed Kelley is advocating for more public involvement. The discussion was brought up during the council meeting on July 10, and council members tossed around ideas about how they would like the search to be conducted. The council focused on the need for facilitators, consultants and requests for information during the nationwide search. Staff was directed to bring back a solicitation in a future meeting to show council members what might be sent out to consultant.  “There’s nothing un-transparent about using this in a public setting,” Kelley said. “I think going into this process what we’re looking to be able to do — we’re going to be able to have facilitator services also developing the process of what we all want in a manager, accomplished along  with what the timeline is and what we have to do from step A to H.” The search for Dinneen’s replacement will likely take months, council members pointed out. Kelley said the first point of action would be to establish a timeline. He suggested the new county manager come on board at the start of next year, after the elections and once the new council is sworn in.  “You’re going to be the one that will help determine what that decision is,” Kelley said to Councilwoman Heather Post, who raised some concern about selecting a candidate from a consultant’s list. “We all will.” There are four seats up for election: Districts 1,3, 5 and at-large. In the meantime, Interim County Manager  George Recktenwald will receive additional compensation for his work. On top of a 4% raise for being the active county manager, Recktenwald’s salary will increase by 5%.  

COUNTY COUNCIL ADDRESSES SHERIFF MIKE CHITWOOD’S RADIO REMARKS Several Volusia County Council members condemned recent remarks made by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood during a radio interview with Marc Bernier, especially one in which the sheriff said the only thing Councilwoman Deb Denys “knows about policing is where the fur-lined handcuffs are on her headboard.” The conversation was spurred by a discussion on the Volusia County Sheriff’s department budget, and Denys said she reviewed the Sheriff’s Department’s budget and that it was her understanding that Chitwood had received all the money he requested for personal services, which she said funds all the positions in the department, including the vaFORMAL SEND-OFF FOR DINNEEN?

Though Dinneen is now vying for a new position as Pinella’s County administrator, County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack said the Dinneen chapter is not yet closed in Volusia County. She requested the council give Dinneen a “proper” send-off — a celebration during to thank him for his 12 years of service. “We have better manners than how we sent Dinneen away,” Cusack said. Cusack said that the way Dinneen left, amid controversy regarding the Medical Examiner’s Office and buried impact fee studies, could affect the recruitment process for a new county manager. Post commented that she believed the council was done dealing with Dinneen’s retirement, but Cusack disagreed. “The chapter is not closed,” Cusack said. “The folk that I represent — none of them — did not have a chance to say goodbye and thank him. Those that don’t want to do that, they don’t have to.” MORE TRANSPARENCY

Councilwoman Billie Wheeler asked the council to consider conducting an internal audit in the aftermath of all the issues

cant ones. If this is incorrect, Denys said she encourages Chitwood to meet with her to discuss the issue. “I don’t know law enforcement, but I care about the safety of my constituents,” Denys said. Councilwoman Heather Post said she did not condone “inflammatory rhetoric” and said the comment about Denys was ridiculous and unnecessary. “We’re all professionals,” Post said. “We’re all expected to act professionally.” Councilman Pat Patterson said he was agitated by Chitwood’s “pay-to-play” comments on the interview as well. He said if Chitwood thinks there is something illegal going on in the County, he should investigate.

“I’m a little frustrated with those comments,” Patterson said. “I think it was just out of line, but a lot of things he says are out of line.” Chitwood did not attend the County Council meeting, but did voice his opinion on the backlash from his comments on social media. “If the powers that be devoted half as much time and effort to truth and transparency as they have expended complaining about what Mean Mike Chitwood said, we wouldn’t be in this fight,” wrote Chitwood on Facebook in a post containing the Daytona Beach News-Journal story on the subject. “The people of Volusia County have been fed up for years — I’m just one of the first with a platform.”

“We have better manners than how we sent Dinneen away." JOYCE CUSACK, County Councilwoman At-Large

that have come up in the past few months. She said she wasn’t trying to questioning anything, or accusing staff of conducting business improperly. “This is a way that we can all be able to speak out for questions that are asked to us from the public,” Wheeler said. During her final comment, Denys also said she wants to make sure that the county starts on a stable foundation. She agreed with Wheeler about performing an audit, but a forensic one to look at internal controls and identify weaknesses. Wheeler mentioned a change in budget transfers in the name of transparency, specifically one section of the code that allows the county manager to transfer any amount between service centers. She said she would like to consider more stringent controls of these transfers. Kelley said he thought they already did that, and asked what transfers they don’t have knowledge of. “You don’t know what you don’t know,” Denys said to Kelley. 

The Atlantic has seen its first hurricane of the 2018 season. Beryl, which was downgraded to a tropical storm from a Category 1 hurricane this weekend, has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the Bahamas during the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.  And while Florida may only see remnants of the storm, Volusia County officials are still working to educate the public, especially those with any special needs, about having an emergency plan.  Denise Ayers, Volusia Department of Health’s executive community health nursing director, said that last year there were five county schools used as shelters during the storms. She encouraged residents with special needs to register; last year brought in multiple people who were looking for last-minute sheltering.  “Last year, we had many individuals who maybe resided further south and were going to selfevacuate but because of shortages of gas, bottlenecks in roads, ended up sheltering here,” Ayers said. “You never know 100%; that’s why everyone should have a plan.” According to Volusia County spokeswoman Shelly Szafraniec, there are 942 residents in Volusia County’s Special Needs Registry. Last year, there were 426 residents seeking shelter in Volusia County Special Needs Shelters.  Ayers said that what people need to remember is the main goal of the shelters is to keep people safe and that the facilities work as a supplement, meaning that if individuals have special requirements, such as a low-sodium diet, they should understand that the shelters have limited resources.  Ayers said that year-to-year it is always busy when it comes to emergency management due to the number of residents who plan on staying at home but then decide to seek out the safety of a shelter. According to Szafraniec, Volusia County Emergency Management plans and prepares all year to respond to disasters, including tropical storms and hurricanes. She added that they work with all of the municipalities, the Volusia County School Board and the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, as well as other local, state and federal organizations. And the majority of people staffed at the shelters come from these entities as well. Ayers said that there are very few volunteers. As for this year, Ayers said the goal is to always be prepared for whatever may happen and to ensure that every person knows his or role role in the event of an emergency.  “We want to have a well-oiled machine,” Ayers said. “We want to make sure we can be in the shelter the moment emergency management says we need to be there. We want to make sure the shelter runs efficiently.”


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Volusia and its veterans Volusia County will soon officially be one of over 900 locations that are part of the Purple Heart trail in the U.S. JARLEENE ALMENAS NEWS EDITOR

The date is July 19, 1968, and Rod Phillips is an 18-year-old Army soldier in Vietnam. At that point, he’d been in combat for a little over seven months with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division. He used to regularly walk point with a slack man to scout out the land ahead of the company. Ironically, he wasn’t actively looking for the enemy when he earned his Purple Heart medal. “That’s a day that I will never forget,” Phillips said. He and the rest of his company walked into an ambush that day in Vietnam. Phillips was shot in the arm, and after recovering, he would remain in Vietnam until the end of the year. Now, Phillips is the committee chairman for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Volusia County Chapter 316, and he worked with Jeff Bumb, former Volusia County director of veteran services, to bring awareness to all Purple Heart recipients in the area by making Volusia a Purple Heart County. The county issued a proclamation for this effort and qualified it May 1, wrote Pat Kuehn, county community information specialist, in an email. All that’s left to do is present the proclamation to the Volusia County Council, which will take place at the council meeting on Aug. 7 — also known as Purple Heart Day in the U.S. Phillips is

inviting every veteran service organization to send a delegate on their behalf, and he’s also extending an invitation to all local veterans to attend the County Council meeting. “We would like to fill the county chambers that day with as many veterans and families as we possibly can,” Phillips said. He will give a 15-minute presentation to the County Council explaining the Purple Heart Trail and the importance of raising awareness. The council members will also receive a small token for their support. “This is a perfect way to honor our Volusia County Purple Heart recipients and to show our support for all our Volusia County Veterans,” wrote Dona Butler, interim director for veteran services, in a statement. The Purple Heart County designation does not cost the county anything. Phillips began thinking about the initiative since January of this year. As someone who spent 10 years in the military and whose grandfather and father were also in the Army, he continues to help local veterans. This is just another way to raise awareness in Volusia County. “The designation as a Purple Heart County is an opportunity for the citizens of Volusia County to show our gratitude and to honor the men and women who have given their lives or were wounded in defending our great country,” wrote Butler in a statement.

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Lifeguards pull more than 90 people from surf on Sunday It was a busy day for Volusia County lifeguards who made 48 rescues resulting in 93 people being pulled from the surf on Sunday, July 8. Beach Safety Ocean Rescue flew the red and purple flag due to hazardous rip current conditions and bothersome sea-nettles. “This is a very high number of rescues in one day for our beaches as many from out of state visited for the races and Fourth of July festivities,” Volusia County Beach Safety Deputy Chief of Operations A.V. Jenkins wrote in a prepared statement. “We do expect the rip current conditions to continue tomorrow and ask all who visit to swim near a staffed lifeguard tower.” There were 80 rescues, which totaled 150 people pulled from the water. 

Health officials issue advisory for mosquito-borne illnesses The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has announced that mosquitoborne disease activity has increased across Volusia County. Two cases of eastern equine encephalitis have been confirmed in a horse and a donkey, and several sentinel chicken flocks

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and an emu also have tested positive for the EEE infection. No human cases have been reported. However, the risk of transmission to humans has increased, the DOH stated.

Low-income families struggle to find better jobs

Port Orange Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ at Canal View Boulevard

Two thirds of survey respondents have been a Volusia resident for 10 years.

The Port Orange Police Department detectives are currently investigating a suspicious death at 860 Canal View Blvd. The Port Orange Police Department Detective Division, with the assistance of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit and the Volusia County Medical Examiner’s Office, concluded the on-scene investigation at Canal View Boulevard at about noon on Friday, July 6, and determined the death was not the result of any criminal activity.  The deceased was identified as Michael Vincentz, 58, who recently moved to Port Orange. Vincentz’s family has been informed of his passing and will contact the VCME’s office regarding funeral arrangements. 

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Problems in employment faced by low-income families in Volusia County is a major concern for residents who responded to a 2018 Volusia County community assessment survey.  The results of the survey, which had a total of 230 respondents, were brought up during a Human Services Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10. In addition to the issue of employment, respondents ranked housing as the second most important area followed by support services. More than 180 people listed employment as a top issue.  When asked how serious they thought the problem of adults being unemployed and not earning a living wage was, more than 50% of respondents answered it was extremely serious while less than 1% thought it was not at all serious. Then when asked how serious they thought lack of employment among youth in order to gain skills or income was, around 39% answered they thought this was extremely serious while 4.37% responded that

it was not at all serious. The issue of jobs was ranked on a scale from one to five.  “If you look on there, there’s a lack of living wage jobs created in the community,” Human Services Manager Clayton Jackson said. “And on a scale from one, being not serious, to five, being very serious, it scored a 4.18.” Respondents also indicated that individuals having a low net worth is another extremely serious issue. The survey showed that the majority of people felt a cause for employment issues was lack of jobs being created. A majority also felt that there is a lack of living wage jobs being created within the community.  As for employment among the county’s youth, 32.09% of respondents felt that a lack of job opportunities for youth is a serious issue while just over 20% felt it was a moderately serious issue and 27.91% thought it was an extremely serious issue. 

BY THE NUMBERS Responses to the top problems facing low-income families in Volusia County.  Employment: 80.79% Housing: 69.43% Support services: 43.67% Income and asset building: 39.74% Health, social/behavioral development: 36.24% Education and cognitive development: 30.13%

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You’re a hit-and-run victim. What now? When you’re basically told you’re on your own.

JARLEENE ALMENAS NEWS EDITOR

On Tuesday, July 3, at approximately 6 p.m. in the sandy beach parking lot near the intersection of Seacrest Drive and A1A in Ormond-by-theSea, an unknown man in a silver SUV strikes my rear driver’s side door in an attempt to back out into the street. He exits his vehicle and observes the damage to my car. He sees that he caused a footlong dent and likely notices the pieces of his broken tail light littering the sand, some of which are still stuck to my car. He then proceeds to get back into his SUV and drives south toward Ormond Beach. He leaves the scene. Cut to approximately one hour later, when my friend Vanessa and I return from a relaxing late afternoon at the beach and take in the significant damage

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now decorating my poor car. Of course, my first instinct is to call 911. After all, this isn’t my first accident. But it is the first one where I have no idea who caused the accident. I’m on the phone for a total of three minutes, basically the time 911 takes to transfer me to Florida Highway Patrol. The dispatcher quickly tells me that because I didn’t see who hit me,

FHP would not respond to my call for help. “Too bad, so sad,” can sum up the end result of that call. I know now that this was a violation of their own policies. FHP Policy no. 17.04.07, section D, regarding investigative and reporting responsibilities, states that members shall respond to, investigate and document all crashes involving a violation of Section 316.027, 316.061 or 316.193 in the Florida Statute. Curious thing that 316.061 explicitly mentions crashes involving damage to a vehicle or property and talks about how anyone who leaves the scene of a crash has committed a seconddegree misdemeanor, which can result in up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. The whole situation frustrates me. The only reason I know what kind of vehicle hit me is because while I was calling 911, my friend Vanessa went up the street to the nearby Crabby Chris Beachside BBQ to ask if anyone had seen anything. Thanks to her quick thinking, and Crabby Chris, I was able to obtain a copy of the surveillance video from inside the restaurant that shows how the accident played out.

Unfortunately, I can’t read the vehicle’s license plate. I’m aggravated. I’m tired. And this is not my job. Not everyone is a reporter, and not everyone has a quick thinking friend like Vanessa. It makes me think about all the people out there who may have gone through the same ordeal and were also brushed off by FHP. By not responding to the scene, I felt like I was being told that this was not an FHP problem, but my problem. The driver could have waited for me to come back. He could’ve also walked back to the beach and asked the three groups of people in the immediate area if that was their car. At the bare minimum, he could’ve left a note. Instead, he likely will get away with it. And that’s not only frustrating and aggravating — it’s unfair. I made contact with a trooper early Wednesday morning and made plans to meet at the scene of the accident later this week. I guess we’ll see what happens. Ever been the victim of a hit-and-run? Email Jarleene Almenas at jarleene@ormondbeachobserver.com.

After ‘retiring,’ county manager applies at Pinellas The Tampa Bay Times reported that Jim Dinneen is one of six semi-finalists for the position. JARLEENE ALMENAS NEWS EDITOR

Less than one month after former Volusia County Manager Jim Dinneen’s “retirement,” he appears to be finding his way back to local government as he was named by the Tampa Bay Times as one of six semi-finalists to become Pinellas County’s new administrator. According to the newspaper’s article on June 29, Dinneen and the rest of the semi-finalists were picked out of a batch of 45 nationwide candidates. As Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard is planning to retire later this year, the newspaper reported that whoever is hired in his stead will oversee 2,000 employees and a budget of $2.2 billion.

Volusia County’s operating budget for 2017-18 totaled $712,641,123. If hired, Dinneen will manage a county with almost double of the population of Volusia, according to 2015 census data. Dinneen announced his retirement in mid-June. A few days later at the Volusia County Council meeting on June 19, he was relieved of his contract obligation to serve a six-month transition period. Aside from severance benefits, which Volusia County Councilwoman Heather Post unsuccessfully attempted to disqualify under just cause, he also received a little under $250,000 — a sum equal to one year’s salary. After 12 years, Dinneen left the county after a period of public scrutiny over issues surrounding

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WRONG WAY 2:18 a.m. — First block of Shadow Lakes Boulevard DUI. Police arrested a 45-yearold woman for driving under the influence after she was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road. The woman turned left on North Nova Road from Granada and took all the southbound lanes up to the intersection of Shadow Lakes Boulevard, where she made a right turn crossing all lanes of traffic, police reported. All the while, she was being followed by an officer with his emergency lights flashing. When she pulled over, the officer asked her if she knew why he had stopped her. The woman replied “not because I was drinking, so probably because I was swerving.” She had been, but the officer informed her she had been driving on the wrong side of the road as well. The woman did not believe the officer and told him she took this route home “a hundred times a week.” After the officer conducted the field sobriety exercises, he placed her under arrest. A receipt for the Iron Horse Saloon for $6.25 was found in her front left pocket.

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SNEAKY LAUNDRY 6:53 p.m. — 1600 block of North U.S. 1 Grand theft. A 45-year-old woman from Kentucky was arrested after she stole a wallet from the counter of a local hotel by laying her laundry on top of it and wiggling it inside, as shown on the hotel’s security footage. The woman had gone up to the counter to ask for change for a $5 bill, and when the clerk handed her the coins, the woman dropped the change in what police reported was likely an intentional distraction technique to keep the clerk occupied while the woman carried out the theft. By the time police arrived, the victim and the hotel manager had already conducted their own “investigation,” reviewing the footage and tracking down the woman in the hotel room to confront her. While at first she denied stealing the wallet — even going as far as to encourage law enforcement to search her room — she eventually confessed to police. “I’m a bad liar, aren’t I?” she said to police, according to the report. The woman stole $610 in cash from the wallet and dumped the wallet in a gas sta-

tion trash can. She told police it was “stupid” of her, but that she was not in the right frame of mind because she’d recently gone through an abusive relationship. She handed the money back and the majority of the wallet’s contents were found and returned to the victim. The wallet itself was not found.

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eabreeze High School’s unified basketball team flew over 3,000 miles to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games on July 1-6 in Washington. And when the team arrived at the airport in Seattle, members’ expectations of what was to come were immediately blown away. There were cheer squads at the terminal and all throughout the airport, at the train station and along the streets leading toward the University of Washington, where the team was to stay. When Seabreeze’s players and coaches, who represented Team Florida, strolled 2-by-2 into the university’s football stadium for the opening ceremony, thousands of fans packed the seats around them. “There were people everywhere with signs, clapping, high-fiving, shaking hands, hooting-and-hollering for all the different teams from all the different states,” said Anthony McLoughlin, the team’s head coach. “We felt like we were a professional basketball team. We felt like celebrities.” After defeating three-straight teams, Seabreeze faced Team Vermont on July 3. The game went into overtime, with both squads battling back-and-forth. A Vermont unified partner dunked in the last three seconds of the extra period to win 50-48. Team Vermont went on to win the gold medal. Seabreeze lost one more game, a 38-31 contest to eventual silver

medal winner Team Connecticut, before squaring off against Team Rhode Island in the bronze medal game on July 5. The bronze medal game produced one of the top highlights of the entire trip. Athlete Jasmine Taylor, who had scored one other basket the entire week, drove to the hoop in the final minute against Rhode Island. She released a shot that clanged off the side of the rim — but she was fouled. Only one of her teammates managed to sink a free throw prior to Taylor’s trip to the free throw line. Taylor sank both of them. Her teammates on the court went wild, the bench went wild and the entire gym went wild cheering her on. Seabreeze defeated Team Rhode Island 35-21 to earn the bronze. “They were happy,” McLoughlin said. “But they knew we could have beat Connecticut. We could have beat Vermont. They were good competition for us.” The outstanding sportsmanship shown by every team at the Games softened the loss, though. Players wished their opponents good luck, gave hugs and highfived — win or lose. “That’s the kind of stuff you don’t always see in competitive high school sports,” assistant coach Vanessa Emerson said. “It was moving to see. The hugs, the high-fives, the cheers. It didn’t matter what team you were on. Everybody got them.” The experience touched McLoughlin, who, along with Emerson, serves as a special education teacher at Seabreeze. “We do this because of our love for them and the joy that it brings us to work with these students,” he said. “To see them excited, to see them being treated like that, to see them receive that kind of recognition is amazing. For some, it would bring a tear to their eye. I’m not much of a crier, though.” “I am,” Emerson joked.

thletic recruiting at the high school level can land a program in a lot of trouble. The FHSAA defines athletic recruiting as “any effort by a school employee, athletic department staff member or representative of a school’s athletic interests to pressure, urge or entice a student to attend that school for the purpose of participating in interscholastic athletics.” Article 36-4-1 of the FHSAA handbook states: “Athletic recruiting is a gross violation of the spirit and philosophy of educational athletics. Athletic recruiting is unethical and unsporting conduct, and is forbidden by FHSAA Bylaws.” But at the same time, the FHSAA goes on to state in its handbook that academic recruiting, which attracts students to a school based upon its total educational and extracurricular program, is permissible. But here’s the catch: Schools are not allowed to use academic recruiting as a guise for athletic recruiting. Really? Let’s pretend schools don’t already abuse academic recruiting that way for a second. To allow one form of recruiting and not the other is a double standard. Before I continue, there are definitely some shortcomings of allowing high school athletic recruiting — coaches enticing players with additional benefits; top teams poaching talent from smaller schools; funding limitations hurting the poorer schools’ opportunities. But all that aside, why is athletic recruiting in and of itself considered “unethical” — at least, any more so than academic recruiting? Why is recruiting one school’s most talented athlete so much worse than recruiting that same school’s brightest student? I don’t think it is. An athlete should be allowed the freedom to enhance his or her athletic ability at a better program the same way a student should be allowed to improve his or her academic standing. Athletic recruiting already occurs in high school, and it has for a long, long time. I don’t think it will ever be deemed legal by the FHSAA, but I do think defining one form of recruiting as unethical while the other is permissible is hypocritical. 


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n a comical parody of “Peter Pan” called “Captain Hook’s Revenge,” Ormond Beach youth take to the Daytona Playhouse stage July 14 for a lively musical from the perspective of Captain Hook and the other Neverland characters. “Hook is more mysterious, and he feels like Peter Pan is the reason his hand got cut off, when Peter Pan just let him off and it wasn’t his fault,” said Rebekah Davis, who, at age 13, stars in the role of Peter Pan. “Captain Hook is against him, so Peter Pan has to protect his friends.” Of the 25 cast members, 14 are Ormond Beach residents, as well as the director, Kathy Thompson, who launched the youth summer show program in 2009 at the playhouse, located at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. The cast is made up of locals age 10-19, giving younger students the opportunity to learn from older teens. “I think whenever we’re with older actors, we can ask them questions, like ‘How do you think I should do this?’” Rebekah said. “It’s like a learning experience. You take what their knowledge is and your knowledge and grow more with what they say. It’s really helpful.” Tinkerbell, played by 12-year-

old Ormond Beach resident Taylor McCall, and Wendy, played by 14-year-old Ormond Beach resident Julia Ambrose, agree with Rebekah. “I think it’s really fun working with everyone, whether they’re older or younger than you, because everyone is super talented, so you have a range of different people,” Julia said. “And it’s kind of cool to talk to the ones who are more experienced and have been here longer.” Johnathan Foege, who stars as Captain Hook, and Drake Lee, who plays the crocodile and the Indian Chief, have learned a lot over their nine and eight years with the playhouse, respectively. “I plan on a career in law in the future, so it definitely helps with my ambitions in law because it builds a stage presence that’s really necessary when you’re presenting in front of a court,” Johnathan, 18, said. “I’ve done mock trial competitions before where they said you have an incredible presence in front of the court room, and it’s just because you get very used to speaking in front of large crowds and projecting your voice and making yourself heard.” Lee, 18, added that role-playing will help him in his future career in the psychology field. Both are looking forward to going out with a bang for what’s likely to be their final show with the playhouse.

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King Croc, played by Drake Lee, bites off the hand of Captain Hook, played by Johnathan Foege.

Rebekah Davis, as Peter Pan, enters Wendy Darling’s window during rehearsal.

“It’s kind of bittersweet,” Johnathan said. “It’s good to open doors and move on, but it’s sad to say goodbye to old friends and good memories.” Acting on stage with Johnathan is his younger brother, Alex Foege, a 16-year-old Ormond Beach resident who plays Smee, Captain Hook’s right-hand man. “Obviously, Mrs. Kathy, the director, she knows we’re brothers, so she’ll try sometimes to give

us some roles with a nice dynamic between them, so we can kind of work it out between each other and get some interesting kind of stuff going on on stage,” Alex said. “Being brothers, we know how each other are, and so, if we have roles where we can just kind of mesh with each other every now and then, it’s always just good fun to have a brother on stage.” Thompson said she has watched her student actors improve over the years. They’ve become her second family. “It’s a mixed blessing,” Thompson said. “I love working with them every summer. I just enjoyed so much watching them blossom and grow both in talent and skill, but then I watch them grow up and move on to college and it’s like, ‘Ahhh.’” Ormond Beach 12-year-old Wesley Tankersley is making his performance debut as John Darling, Wendy’s brother. “It’s super exciting, and it’s just really fun to be around a lot of people who like the same things I do,” he said. Many of the actors hope to continue acting as a hobby, but Rebekah and Taylor said they dream of performing on Broadway one day. “Reach for the stars, right?” Taylor said.

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Burger menu: beef, chicken, lamb ... ‘Burgerim’: now open at The Trails Shopping Center WAYNE GRANT REAL ESTATE EDITOR

Burgerim, which opened June 7 in The Trails Shopping Center, is not your typical burger restaurant. That becomes obvious as you enter and see the selection of meats and other choices. Diners can have beef, chicken breast, Spanish beef, wagyu beef, lamb, turkey and more. There’s a choice of styles, such as “cowboy” and “California,” plus fish and vegan options. “It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else,” said Doug Warner, who owns the franchise along with his wife, Renae. The restaurant also offers chicken wings, salads and an option not found at many other burger restaurants, a full-bar. The size of the burgers, which Warner calls “gourmet,” also makes the dining spot unique. At three ounces, they are larger than a slider and smaller than the typical burger. The customer can order a single-burger, twoburger, or three-burger combo and mix the type of burgers. Warner said sometimes a couple will order a three-burger combo and share. Burgerim started in Israel and the company has opened 163

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franchises throughout Europe. There are now 22 in the United States, most in California, and the Ormond Beach store is the only one in Florida. Burgerim is a Hebrew word, meaning “many burgers.” Warner, who has 30 has years of experience in restaurant management, was looking for a franchise and was attracted by the uniqueness of Burgerim. The Warners have lived in Ormond-by-the-Sea for three years. Warner grew up in Orlando and said he would come over

“It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else.” DOUG WARNER, Burgerim manager

TRY IT OUT The public will get a chance to sample the offerings 5-10 p.m., July 21, at a Grand Opening Party complete with entertainment and discounts. For details, find them on Facebook at Burgerim Ormond Beach.

to this coast to go surfing, so he knows the area well. “We’re a franchise but we’re local,” he said. “... We want to put something out we’re proud of.” Follow them at @burgerimormond or call 317-4545.

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Adventist Health Systems, which includes local Florida Hospitals, and Halifax Health are both included in the 2018 list of top 100 organizations in the nation for workers in information technology. Computerworld, a national digital magazine for IT professionals, surveys companies and employees across the country to compile the list. The list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT is based on benefits, career development and training programs. Halifax Health ranked fifth on Computerworld’s list of mid-sized organizations with 1,001 to 4,999 employees. Adventist Health System ranked 53rd among large organizations with more than 5,000 employees. Visit computerworld.com

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is the only hospital in Volusia County to earn the BabyFriendly designation from BabyFriendly USA Inc., a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, according to a press release. The accreditation certifies that Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center adheres to practices that support breastfeeding mothers and their babies. There are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide. Currently, there are 524 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the U.S., the release stated.

SUPPORT ROTARY CHARITIES The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach is sponsoring a Minute to Win It challenge 2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Fletcher’s Irish Pub, 393 W. Granada Blvd. Cash prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will support service projects such as opioid counseling, mentoring at Osceola Elementary and other charities. Purchase tickets online for $25 until June 30, then $30 thereafter. Tickets will be $35 at the door. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minute-to-win-it-challenge-tickets-46148767205.

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n oceanfront house near Birthplace of Speed Park was the top real estate transaction for June 3-9 in Ormond Beach and Ormond-by-the-Sea. Robert and Gwyn Picerne, of Altamonte Springs, sold 33 Ocean Shore Blvd. to Dinesh and Rashmi Chawla, of Warsaw, New York, for $2,105,000. Built in 1918, the house has five bedrooms, six baths, a fireplace, swimming pool and 7,836 square feet. It sold in 2004 for $2,025,000.

Joyce and Phillip Levy, of Ormond Beach, sold 200 Windward Lane to James and Denise Carley, and Taylor Carley, of Ormond Beach, for $320,000. Built in 1957, the house has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1,964 square feet. It sold in 2016 for $289,000. Gary Goodenow sold 21 Manderley Lane to Clenton Peterson Sr., of Ormond Beach, for $295,000. Built in 2004, the house has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,023 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $365,000. John and Deborah Kearney sold 395 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 2040, to Thomas Gorman, of West Palm Beach, for $287,500. Built in 1982, the condo has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,590 square feet. It sold in 2011 for $219,500. Jane Woodward sold 89 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 303, to Anh and Jose Pinto, of Port Orange, for $224,500. Built in 1979, the condo has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,200 square feet. It sold in 2005 for $327,900. Lauren Donnelly, of Bunnell,

Glynda Perry, of Ponte Vedra Beach, sold 453 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 405, to Anne Logemann and Abigail Bottorff, of Bellevue, Iowa, for $81,000. Built in 1987, the condo has one bedroom, one bath and 297 square feet. It sold in 2015 for $63,000.

rooms, two baths, a fireplace and 1,885 square feet. It sold in 1982 for $80,000.

Oak Forest Mario and Elda Brontoli, individually and as trustees, sold 1523 Poplar Drive to Craig and Cammie Miller, of Ormond Beach, for $235,000. Built in 1988, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace and 2,060 square feet. It sold in 1988 for $36,500.

Plantation Bay Joseph Loguidice, of Ormond Beach, sold 435 Long Cove Road to Dennis and Yvonne Walker, of Ormond Beach, for $220,000. Built in 1989, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,171 square feet. It sold in 1999 for $124,000.

Larry Jordan, of Greensboro, Georgia, sold 3 Heather Lane to Gina Sweringen, of Ormond Beach, for $220,000. Built in 1981, the house has three bed-

Coquina Point Martha Smith, as trustee, sold 48 Coquina Point Drive to Fares and Mary Salame, of Ormond Beach, for $187,500. Built in 1997, the house has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,727 square feet. It sold in 1996 for $35,000.

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Vanacore Homes Inc., of Ormond Beach, sold 3252 Grafton Drive to George and Leslie Jones, of Friendsville, Tennes-

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Halifax Plantation Kathleen Rendine, individually and as trustee, sold 3125 Bailey Ann Drive to Larry and Barbara Watson, of Ormond Beach, for $280,000. Built in 2017, the villa has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,695 square feet.

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Tomoka Oaks Andrew and Diane Cripps, of Carrollton, Virginia, sold 224 Rio Pinar Drive to Sean Hurley and Florencia Horwedel, of Ormond Beach, for $232,500. Built in 1978, the house has three bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace, swimming pool and 1,915 square feet. It sold in 2006 for $292,500.

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John Turnbull and Madeleine Turgeon, of Ontario, California, sold 640 N. Nova Road, Unit 309, to John and Vicki Hejny, of Ormond Beach, for $76,900. Built in 1976, the condo has two bedrooms, two baths and 932 square feet. It sold in 2001 for $56,000.

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The Trails Dennis Walker and Yvonne Hampton, of Ormond Beach, sold 1 Indian Trail to Fernando and Kelly Rivera, of Ormond Beach, for $175,000. Built in

1981, the villa has two bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace and 1,439 square feet. It sold in 2013 for $119,000.

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This 2BR/2BA corner lot has been tastefully updated. Open lower level floor plan includes: Gorgeous kitchen with newer all wood cabinets, granite counter tops & breakfast bar. The spiral staircase up to the master loft/bedroom with a full bath & its own 2nd story wooden deck overlooking your private oasis. Relax in your fenced in back yard & enjoy your inviting pool & BBQ/bar area with granite top! $169,000 MLS# 1044928 Call Buzzy Porter 386-405-1000

This custom built 4BR/2.5BA country home is on a private 1.65 acres w/pool & entertaining area w/ wpavered/covered patio & summer kitchen. Attached 4 car garage w/custom floors & pull down screen doors. Beautiful serene setting to enjoy nature and the privacy of your own! $575,000 MLS# 1044829. Call Buzzy Porter 386-405-1000

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Catherine Walsh, individually and as trustee, sold 28 Woodhaven Circle to Robert and Christie O’Brien, of Ormond Beach, for $340,000. Built in 1963, the house has four bedrooms, three baths, a swimming pool and 2,392 square feet.

Adam and Lana Bouchard, of Palm Coast, sold 1965 Linda Ave. to Jessica Donathan, of Ormond Beach, for $139,000. Built in 1971, the house has three bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1,050 square feet. It sold in 2012 for $80,000.

see, for $231,590. Built in 2017, the villa has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,717 square feet.

DELTONA LAKES HOME!

Brandon and Catherine Runyan, of Ormond Beach, sold 553 Riverside Drive to Bradley and Kristina Field, of Ormond Beach, for $420,000. Built in 1930, the house has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a fireplace and 3,583 square feet.

Diane Krekel, of Daytona Beach, sold 828 W. Victoria Circle to Randolph and Carolyn Ford, of Ormond Beach, for $180,000. Built in 1988, the house has two bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace and 1,245 square feet. It sold in 2003 for $141,450.

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POOL HOME!

Elizabeth Kershaw, of Ormond Beach, sold 107 Knollwood Estates Drive to Samuel Miller and Aleah Mathews, of Ormond Beach, for $530,000. Built in 1975, the house has five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a fireplace, swimming pool and 4,217 square feet. It sold in 1974 for $19,900.

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sold 547 N. Ridgewood Ave. to Gerald and Cathy Hudson, of Ormond Beach, for $184,500. Built in 1956, the house has three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a fireplace and 1,480 square feet. It sold in 2012 for $125,000.

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national Speedway for the race on Saturday, June 7. Ragan and Front Row Motorsports were joined by Shriners Hospitals for Children as Koulouris, a huge NASCAR fan, met Ragan. He enjoyed a VIP experience with him in the garage and hauler and spent time with him in pre-race activities that night. Kouloris was born with hereditary multiple exostoses, which causes abnormal bone growth, and his family sought out the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children for care. Ragan serves as Shriners International’s NASCAR ambassador and has been a member since 2012. He often visits Shriners hospitals during race season and raises awareness and funds through several campaigns, donations and activities.

LOCAL AUTHOR TO PRESENT NONFICTION BOOK

CITY LAUNCHES ONLINE ENGAGEMENT TOOL

Ormond Beach author and Huffington Post blogger Dillon Kalkhurst will present his new book, “Intergenerational Engagement: Understanding the Five Generations in Today’s Economy,” at the Ormond Beach Regional Library at 11 a.m., July 26. Kalkhurst’s book hones in on the positive aspects of each generation in the workforce and disputes generational stereotypes seen in today’s media. Aside from writing, Kalkhurst is also an adviser and consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He wrote the majority of his book in the Ormond Beach library.

In conjunction with its OB Life series, the city of Ormond Beach has launched a new online engagement tool called OpenGov, which allows citizens to provide additional feedback. The new platform includes surveys on key topics. It is accessible through the city’s website by clicking on the OB Life icon. Now available online are the agenda, presentations and polling questions from the first OB Life meeting. The answers to the “fish bowl” questions are coming soon. People may also submit questions not asked during the community meetings on the city’s webpage..

The city of Ormond Beach has hired Hollywood resident Brian Rademacher as its new economic development director, starting Monday, June 18. Rademacher has over 10 years of experience in economic development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Spanish as well as a master’s degree in public policy. He is a certified economic developer and a licensed real estate agent in Illinois and looks forward to becoming licensed in Florida in the near future.

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