Chamber of Commerce plans job fair

Also: Professor hopes to explore prehistoric sites.

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Chamber sets job fair

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a job fair 12:30-4 p.m., May 17, at Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road. Employers can call the chamber at 677-3454, and job seekers can call Career Source at 586-5171 or email [email protected]

Professor digs Tomoka State Park

The City Commission voted at their May 3 meeting to send a letter of support for a grant application for archaeological reearch at Tomoka State Park mound and midden site

Dr. Jon Endonino, a professor at East Kentucky University and research associate at the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute, requested the support for a grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

The research institute is a not-for-profit 501c3 dedicated to preserving and interpreting Florida’s archaeological and natural heritage, according to an email from Endonino to the city. He said he lived in Florida until 2011 and has a research interest in the Atlantic Coast.

The research will involve excavation and analysis to determine what daily life and the natural environment was like for the prehistoric people who lived at the Tomoka Complex and built the mounds.

Endonino conducted research at Tomoka in 2013 that was supported by a grant from the American Philosophical Society, he said in the email. His work showed  there are 10 mounds, and six were used for burial of community members. Four of the six burial mounds are between 4,950 and 4,700 years old.

Woman of the Year sought

The Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers has announced they are seeking nominations for their annual Woman of the Year Award. 

Candidates need not be an attorney for award consideration. Criteria considered include making contributions to an area of importance to women; integrating a work area or profession traditionally reserved for men; outstanding service; achieving recognition; or serving as an example to other women. 

Nominations forms can be obtained by emailing President Wendy Mara at [email protected] Forms must be received by May 15. Completed forms can be submitted to the same email address.

The Woman of the Year banquet will be held in Daytona Beach at noon, June 9, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Visit

County offers day camps

Volusia County has announced summer day camps, which will be held at 17 locations across the county. There will be supervised activities, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, arts and crafts and a talent show for children ages 6 to 15.

The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 13 through Aug. 5. Programs at school sites will end July 29.

The Ormond Beach locations are Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, 1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea; and Pathways Elementary School, 2011 Airport Road, Ormond Beach.

The cost is $65 per week plus a one-time $15 registration fee. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 21 and June 4 at each site.

Visit or call 736-5953.

Lifeguard tryouts announced

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division has expanded its efforts to hire part-time summer lifeguards by adding 12 tryouts and a third class to its schedule.
Swim tryouts in Ormond Beach will be 8-10 a.m., May 14; and 2-4 p.m., May 21, at the YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive.

Those who meet the requirements must complete training. Visit or call 239-6414.



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