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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 11 months ago

Lagoon helps boys and girls

Also: City to review permanent makeup rules about locations.
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Daytona Lagoon raised $6,807 during a Christmas in July fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club Volusia/Flagler Counties. The event was promoted with a reduced water park admission, and the organization received one dollar from every ticket sold.


Permanent Cosmetics may be allowed in salons


The City Commission will decide on new rules for permanent cosmetics, which are currently restricted to the B-5, or “service commercial” zones, unless performed in a doctor’s office. The matter is planned for the Sept. 18 and Oct. 1 meetings.

Planning Director Steven Spraker said his department will ask the officials if personal services, such as salons or spas, should be allowed to provide permanent cosmetics. The city could also create a separate zone for permanent cosmetics or require a Planned Business Development amendment.

In 2013, a permanent makeup artist was allowed to operate in Nova Shoppes, a Planned Business District, after the owner applied for an exception and paid a $2,900 fee, according to a story in the Observer.

In the last few years, the city has received requests to be able to perform permanent cosmetics, which is defined in a city document as including “application of eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner; scar camouflage and hyper-pigmentation; color correction of faded brows, eyeliner, or lip liner; and scar relaxation.”

In 2010, the owner of a business called Permanent Makeup by Beverly requested that the city change its codes to allow the practice in salons but was denied. She did not want to operate in the B-5 zone.

“Those are not the nicest neighborhoods,” Beverly Stannard said at the time. “Permanent makeup is a high-end market.”

Also, at the upcoming City Commission meetings, the officials will vote on whether to allow employees in a doctor’s office to perform permanent cosmetics. Currently, only the doctor can perform the procedures.


Solar-Fit recognized for work


Solar-Fit, a local solar contractor, has qualified for Solar Power World magazine's 2019 Top Solar Contractors list for the 7th year in a row.

With 25 employees, Solar-Fit has installed more than 18,000 residential and commercial solar power and solar thermal systems since the company was founded in 1975, according to a press release.

“We are blessed to be able to serve our community and by doing so, make a difference in how our world is powered,” said founder Bill Gallagher.

Renewable energy is expected to be the fastest-growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, the release stated. 



Lucky’s to have “impact day”


Lucky’s Market in Ormond Beach is hosting a nationwide Impact Day on Aug. 20 when 10% of total store sales will go to an organization called Hunger Fight. The organization is based in Jacksonville but the money from Lucky's will support the filling of backpacks for Title 1 students who need meals on the weekends at Ormond Beach Elementary, Osceola Elementary and Tomoka Elementary, according to a spokeswoman. 


Lori Campbell Baker

Tourism director gets certification


Lori Campbell Baker, of Ormond Beach, executive director of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, has earned the Certified Destination Management Executive credential from Destinations International, the tourism industry’s highest individual achievement, according to a press release. Campbell Baker started the program three years ago.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to connect with some amazing leaders of destination marketing organizations throughout the world,” she said. “The core classes and electives have covered all aspects of the marketing process, from management and operations, to human resources and sales.” 


Super Lawyer named


Kistemaker Business Law Group has announced firm partner Erum Kistemaker, of Ormond Beach, has earned the Super Lawyers outstanding ranking for 2019/2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Attorneys are selected based on peer evaluations and independent research.

Erum Kistemaker

Kistemaker Business Law Group offices are located at 120 E. Granada Blvd. Visit or call 386-310-7997.


New courtroom opens for east Volusia County residents

A new courtroom for civil traffic and other civil infraction cases from east Volusia County will open on Aug. 19 at the Sunshine Plaza in South Daytona.

County court judges and the circuit's traffic hearing officer will preside over these cases at the courtroom located at 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., suite 1A, according to a press release.

Traffic Court was previously held at the Volusia County Administration building at 250 N. Beach St, but the building closed in September 2017 after Hurricane Irma. The court had been temporarily moved to the Volusia County Courthouse Annex in City Island.


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