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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 1 year ago

Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach adopts part of Granada

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by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

The Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach has adopted a strip of Granada Boulevard, between U.S. 1 and Nova Road, through the Adopt-A-Highway Program, and will now be providing periodic cleanups in that area.

The first session was attended by nine rotary club members who collected several large bags of trash, according to a press release. The club is searching for new members. For more information, visit

Ormond residents help start Holly Hill Arts Festival

Thanks to a partnership between the Holly Hill Mayor Chris Via, Dr. Pam Fieldus and Pat Abernathy through Helping Hands Thru Arts, the city will present its first-annual Holly Hill Arts Festival.

Held on April 6-7 on the lawns of Holly Hill's city hall, the festival will feature 70 juried fine artists and creative crafters, music and food trucks. There will also be a special performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by the combined orchestras of the Holly Hill School and UBIC Academy. Student art will be exhibited in the foyer of city hall by students from both schools. Festival is free and part of the proceeds will benefit both schools.

Visit or call 405-2140 for more information

Local talent show goes Hawaiian

The Council of Catholic Women sponsored a talent and variety show at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Sunday, Jan. 27. 

Four of the members — Susan Ignacio, Yvonne Turnbull, Marlene Braganza and Connie Komatz — demonstrated two Hawaiian dances during the show. They

studied under the direction of hula teacher June Jacobson. Acting as the hostess of the show was Rosi Schuhmacher. Joe Mikulan provided technical support. 

The next even presented by the Council of Catholic Women will be the Timeless Treasures Sale on Feb. 23-24, which will benefit the Angel Scholarship Fund.

Agatha Christie lecture for quilters

An Ormond Beach resident will be presenting a free lecture on Agatha Christie as an inspiration for quilters who may choose to participate in the Racing Fingers Quilt Guild Mystery Challenge. Quilters will need to design and make a quilt, of any size, inspired by their favorite mystery or suspense author, story or character.

Irene Curran will be the speaker for "An Evening with Agatha Christie," held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, located at 105 Amsden Road. Curran is a retired elementary school teacher with a bachelor's in history and a master's degree in reading. 

The mystery challenge quilts will be judged at the RFQG's meeting on Nov. 18.

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