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Explore fall at the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

The Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center is prepared for fall, with some of the state's autumn critters and natural history ready to be explored through interactive displays and exhibits. 

Visitors may view real animal skulls, skeletons, bird feathers and wings, as well as fossil fragments and archeological artifacts. In the EDC classroom, children can investigate plants and animals through hands-on activities, which include coloring, drawing, microscope observations and tree studies. 

The EDC is also currently searching for volunteers to help with daily operations and scheduled events. The center holds various environmental education programs for the public, including lectures, field trips and summer camps. Volunteers can help with daily exhibit tours, planning programs, assisting with community events and coordinating outreach efforts.

For more information, contact the EDC Coordinator Annie Evert at 615-7081, or at [email protected]

City Commission recognizes Constitution Week

Susan Darden and Dee Clark of the Captain James Ormond chapter of the DAR smile with Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington presented the Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with a proclamation on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to celebrate Constitution Week.

Constitution Week took place from Sept. 17 to 23. The DAR had a presentation at the Ormond Beach Regional Library in celebration of the festivity. DAR welcomes all who are interested to join the club. For more information, contact Dee Clark at [email protected]

Five generations reunite in Ormond Beach

Dorothy Meeks with her family, the Tarlinis, Vebels, Longs, Browns and Ryans.

A family comprised of five different generations recently gathered at the Oceanside Country Club to celebrate the 95th birthday of Dorothy M. Meek.

Meek came to Ormond Beach from England on Aug. 25, 2018, to visit her three nieces: Valerie A. Egan, T. Denise Buckholt and Veronica P. Brown. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 with their late parents Tom and Lily Burns. 

Local artists win in Georgia festival

Ormond Beach artists Kyle and Katie Pace won third place in jewelry within the Fine Arts category at an arts festival in Georgia.

According to a press release, the Paces participated in the 43rd-annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn on Sept. 15, in Cartersville, Georgia. They were one of seven artists who were chosen as winners from over 150 vendors. It was hosted by Bartow County Government and will return on Sept. 14-15, 2019.

Art gallery to showcase its first artist

Local acrylic artist Fred Haase will soon be the first artist featured at the new Ocean Art Gallery in Ormond Beach with his one-person show, "The Magic of Color." 

Almost Home by Fred Haase. Courtesy photo

There will be an opening reception for the occasion from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. The show will be running through Oct. 31. Haase has shown his paintings at Frank and Bibi Gromling's previous galleries since 2011.

Influenced by artists like Andy Warhol and LeRoy Neiman, Haase's colorful paintings depict marine life, birds and boats on canvas. His brilliant colors add energy and depth to the variety of subjects, which include dolphins, sharks, herons and sailboats.

Ocean Art Gallery recently relocated to 197 E. Granada Blvd. after nearly six years in Flagler Beach. 

Lions host club's district governor

The Ormond Beach Lions Club had the honor of hosting its District Governor, Helene Thompson, at its meeting on Sept. 12. 

Thompson oversees the operations of the Lions clubs in District 35-O, which is comprised of 12 counties in Central Florida. The District spans from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Thompson informed the club that the Lions worldwide membership is at 1.467 million, making it the largest community service organization in the world, according to a club press release. 

District 35-O's membership totals 1,347 members. 

District Governor, Helene Thompson with Ormond Beach Lions President Al Legg and club members at the Sept. 12 meeting. Courtesy photo

 

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