- February 10, 2020
Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach continued its commitment of making the shopping center a little greener with a tree-planting initiative held in honor of Earth Day.
According to a press release, this event was a part of a nationwide Tanger Outlets program where every center planted a tree and all team members were encouraged to participate in environmentally-focused efforts and volunteerism in their communities in celebration of Earth Day.
The Seabreeze High School Leo Club recently adopted of one mile of the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail through the Volusia County Adopt-a-Road program, according to a press release, which states, "The students of the Leo Club are active members of their community, taking action for a cleaner environment by adopting one mile of roadway to remove trash on the Ormond Scenic Loop."
The county's Adopt-a-Road program is a litter reduction campaign designed to improve the quality of the environment, The Leo Club was introduced to the program through a meeting with Dream Green Volusia Founder Suzanne Scheiber. The first road cleanup in partnership with Dream Green Volusia took place on Saturday, April 23, in front of the Toscana subdivision on Old Dixie Highway.
“It is important that we take care of the environment around us as much as possible," said Breanna Blackwood, Leo Club president in the press release. "Our members are very excited to adopt a portion of the Loop to clean in the coming years."
Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Founder Ron Rice is bringing his new Habana Brisa reef-friendly suncare products to stock car racing, as he announced Habana Brisa will be the primary sponsor of the No. 4 JD Motorsports Habana Brisa Chevrolet and driver Bayley Currey in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last week at Talladega Superspeedway.
This isn't the first time Rice, of Ormond Beach, has sponsored cars and drivers. According to a press release, Rice put the Hawaiian Tropic script on cars driven by Donnie Allison, as well as sponsored cars driven by NASCAR drivers David Pearson and Neil Bonnett. He also sponsored Billy Meyer in drag racing and Paul Newman with Rolf Stommelen in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Rice, who invented his sunscreen formulas in his garage in Daytona Beach, evolved Hawaiian Tropic into an $8 million brand, which he sold in 2007. His new line of suncare products is made in Florida.
“Returning to racing with Habana Brisa was an easy decision, as I have always had a special place in my heart for NASCAR," said Rice in the press release. "Having had a long history with NASCAR, we could not think of a better team to partner with for Habana Brisa."
Team owner Johnny Davis, called the ride with Habana Brisa an ideal situation.
“You look back over NASCAR history, and those Hawaiian Tropic cars really stand out,” Davis said. “The Habana Brisa paint scheme will be just as memorable. The car will really ‘shout’ at you from the racetrack. And our guys in the pits will be wearing the ultimate in sun protection in Habana Brisa.”
Wendy Holly, the chief business officer of Habana Brisa, is also an Ormond Beach resident.
“We share the core values of being driven, innovative and environmentally conscientious with NASCAR and the team," she said. “Like NASCAR racing, the suncare industry is highly competitive. With our focus on reef friendly products, our growing retail distributor network, our direct-to-consumer business model, and our marketing partners in NASCAR, Habana Brisa is sure to be the winning reef friendly suncare brand”
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is opening a new exhibit next month at the MacDonald House.
The exhibit, titled "A House Named Bosarve: The First and Last Families," tells the story of an important Ormond Beach landmark and the families that lived there. A free opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in conjunction with Ormond MainStreet's Art Walk, at the MacDonald House, located at 38 E. Granada Blvd.
Bosarve, built in 1868 on Riverside Drive, was named by Charles and Andrew Bostrom, likely after their hometown on the Swedish island of Gottland in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the opening reception, the exhibit will be available for public viewing from May 14 through Oct. 1, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information on the Historical Society's events and programs, visit OrmondHistory.org
The Volusia County Cultural Alliance will honor former Volusia County Councilwoman Pat Northey at its annual celebration and awards ceremony on May 2, at The Center in Deltona for her service to the arts and culture, a press release recently announced.
Northey will be the 15th recipient of the Tippen Davidson Award for the Arts, named after former News-Journal publisher and arts advocate, which recognizes "leadership and long-standing support for cultural endeavors in Volusia County." Past honorees have included Cici and Hyatt Brown, Rene and Larry Sands, Nancy and Lowell Lohman and Sally MacKay.
Northey, who was an At-Large and District 5 council member from 1993-2004 and 2007-2014, will receive a commissioned art glass piece by Ormond Beach artist LC Tobey. Northey will be honored again in the fall when her name is added to the honoree wall outside the County Council Chambers at the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center in DeLand.
The May dinner will also honor Pamela Coffman with the Brady-Coolidge Arts
Ambassador award, which recognizes "extensive ground-level work in local arts and culture in Volusia County," the press release states. This award is named after Ann Brady and Jennifer Coolidge, the longtime executive directors of the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Museum of Arts DeLand, respectively.
Coffman is an art educator and professional artist with over 21 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at the secondary and college level. She became curator of education at the Museum of Art Deland in 2008.