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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 3 years ago

Seawall at parks in need of repair

Also: United Way announces name change.
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

The city of Ormond Beach has issued an invitation to bid for seawall repair at Ames Park, located on South Beach Street near Mound Avenue; and Riviera Park, located on South Beach Street at Plaza Grande Avenue.

The seawalls are in need of repair for cracks and soil stabilization, according to a city staff report. Cracks in the seawall allow the soil to erode and depressions form on the park side of the wall, creating a safety risk.  

An amount of $94,000 has been budgeted for the work. Repair cost is estimated at $50 per linear foot while replacement cost for a failed seawall would be about $450 per linear foot, according to the report. 

Name change for Women’s Initiative

United Way Worldwide is making a name change throughout all of its women’s groups, according to a press release from the organization. Women United Flagler Chapter is now the name of the group formerly known as the United Way Women’s Initiative Flagler; and Women United Volusia Chapter is the name of the group formerly known as The United Way Women’s Initiative Volusia.

Women United connects local women to create change in the lives of women and children. Visit

Empty Bowls event

The ninth annual Empty Bowls Event, which helps Halifax Urban Ministries overcome hunger in the county, will be Jan, 21 at The Center for Civic Engagement, 740 W. International Speedway Blvd. Area residents can enjoy entertainment and a lunch of soups, salad, breads and dessert, donated by local restaurants and served in keepsake bowls handmade by local art students and teachers.  The hours are: Art and Gift Auction, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and lunch, noon to 2 p.m.

 Tickets are $15 and are available online at or at Halifax Urban Ministries, 215 Bay St., Daytona Beach.

Website announced for Ormond-by-the-Sea

Ormond-by the Sea has a new website where residents and visitors can find  information about  restaurants, parks, beaches, shops, events, etc. The website,, is up and running but most of it is still under construction, according to a press release. Comments can emailed to [email protected].

Hospice volunteers sought

Halifax Health Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide assistance with patient meal preparation at any one of our four Care Center locations including Ormond Beach.

 Those interested in volunteering must complete an orientation and background screening.  Contact Tammy Dunn 425-4701, Ext. 66127, or [email protected].




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