Daytona Beach, FLDaytona Beach News-Journal

A Father's Day reunion: Daytona Beach man finds his biological dad

DAYTONA BEACH — When Mark Burger hugs his dad this weekend, it’ll be far more than a typical Father’s Day celebration. It’s the latest chapter in a father-and-son reunion more than five decades in the making. “My whole life has changed,” said Burger, 52, a Daytona Beach native who only...
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Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Hundreds of people across North Central Florida gathered in Ocala to celebrate Juneteenth as a new national holiday, for the first time. Saturday morning, the Ocala Juneteenth Celebration Commission held the first annual Juneteenth celebration at Webb field. Where hundreds of people came out to enjoy...
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Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, is celebrated in DeLand

DELAND — For the first time, Juneteenth National Independence Day was an official federal holiday on Saturday. For the 400 or so people who gathered at Earl Brown Park in DeLand, it was a celebration mixed with an educational twist that included help on how to navigate Florida's new voting law.
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Gas savings: The cheapest station in Daytona Beach

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Depending on where you fill up in Daytona Beach, you could be saving up to $0.37 per gallon on gas. Sam's Club at 1460 Cornerstone Blvd was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.72 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Sunoco at 645 N Atlantic Ave, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.09.
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Maitland (FL) Weather Channel

Weather Forecast For Maitland

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Maitland: Saturday, June 19: Slight chance of rain showers then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Sunday, June 20: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then chance of showers

Ormond Beach: a Florida hidden gem where you can still drive on the beach

Living on an island community such as Key Biscayne offers a lot of lifestyle perks, like the popularity of our beaches and natural beauty. But if you are longing for a quieter surrounding, a short 4 house drive north takes you to a small and serene beach town with an old Florida feel and tasteful attractions, and where you can still drive on the beach.
Flagler County,

Top Flagler County transaction: $2.45 million

A house in Ocean Hammock was the top real estate transaction for the week of May 13-19 in Flagler County in the Multiple Listing Service. Sabrina Bent, of New Orleans, sold 532 Cinnamon Beach Lane to Harbor Blvd. LLC, of Plano, Texas, for $2.45 million. Built in 2007, the house is a 5/5 and has a swimming pool, elevator, dune walk and 5,941 square feet. Following is a partial list of other transactions for the week.

Central Florida couple fined for displaying small gay pride flag

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida couple was fined by a homeowner’s association for displaying a small gay pride flag in the front yard of their home. WTVJ-TV reports Bob Plominski and Mike Ferrari of Oakland Park, Florida, were issued a citation telling them to take it down or pay a $50 daily fine. The Eastland Cove HOA sent the violation notice on June 5 after receiving a complaint.
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Volusia Count judge upholds law that keeps court-appointed attorneys from collecting fees from people who aren’t under legal guardianships

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — After more than a year fight to keep them out of the guardianship system, a tearful Maria Enzor was overwhelmed to hear the estate of her parents, Joe and Patricia Smith, won’t have to pay more than $22,000 in fees to a court-appointed attorney who filed for payment after they died earlier this year.
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Tampa Bay Times

Sinkhole scientist in Tampa Bay

From time to time in West Central Florida, the ground opens up and swallows a home. One of the biggest sinkholes in Florida in recent decades occurred in Winter Park in the 1980s, notes Philip van Beynen, associate professor of geosciences at the University of South Florida. It consumed a home, community swimming pool, road junction and part of a Porsche dealership. He says the biggest sinkhole he’s ever heard of happened in China.

Juneteenth celebrations happening across Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Florida is celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday with many events planned. In the Hannibal Square neighborhood in Winter Park, a festival is planned featuring live music, food and speakers. A breakfast of fish and grits was served early Saturday morning. "Juneteenth is part of the celebrations that...

Local Hospital First in Central Florida to Offer Incisionless Brain Surgery

UCF Lake Nona Medical Center announced it is the first hospital in Central Florida to provide incisionless brain surgery to treat essential tremor and tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease unable to be controlled with medication. Essential tremor (ET) is a progressive, neurological disease characterized by tremor, most often of the hands or...