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You, Your Neighbors, Your Neighborhood

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  • Lets chop to it! Karate still a big draw for local kids. PAGE 3

    NEWS

    YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

    OUR TOWN

    Blackwood .............6Calendar ..............12

    Classifieds ..........15Cops Corner ...........7

    Crossword ............15Neighborhood ......12

    Real Estate ..........13Sports ..................10

    INDEXVol. 2, No. 45One section SEE OUR TOWN / PAGE 2

    SPORTSWhat are the toughest holes in Ormond Beach-Palm Coast? PAGE 9

    + Ormond residents donate blood ... A+!Tina Gill donates blood a

    few times a year. Its one of the ways she can give back.I dont have money or

    material possessions to give, Gill said. So if I have an opportunity to give, I will. Gill was one of a few

    Ormond Beach residents who took time out July 11 to donate blood on the One Blood Big Red Bus parked in the Trails Shopping Center. Nora Robertson said she

    usually gives blood when-ever she can.Im helping somebody

    out, Robertson said. It feels good.

    + Ormond Beach woman on Kentucky governors staff One Ormond Beach resi-

    dent was recently appointed as an honorary member of Kentucky Gov. Steven Brashears governing staff. Noel Cheryl Bickford was

    selected for a commis-sion based on her years of voluntary public service at St. Vincents College and her involvement on the board of the local St. James Episcopal School. She also served with the Civic Ballet of Volusia County, the Seaside Music Theater, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society and the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens.The commission as a

    Kentucky Colonel is award-ed to individuals who act as ambassadors of good will, fellowship and charity. Other well-known colo-

    nels include Muhammad Ali, Betty White, George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Elvis Presley.

    Emily Blackwood

    Personal Trainer Tina Gill donated blood July 11.

    Ormond Beach Police Chief Henry Osterkamp looks on as Capt. Brian Bosco and Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson prepare to cut the cake at the open house for the new district headquarters.

    ORMOND BEACH

    New office on U.S. 1 helps Ormond Beach

    Outdoor music was recommended for the Beach Bucket, 867 S. Atlantic Ave., on July 10 by the Planning Board, despite objec-tions from a nearby condominium. Music at the restaurant had been stopped in May because the business did not have a permit.

    The Planning Board is a citizens advisory committee for the City Commission, and the commissioners will make a final decision at an upcoming meet-ing, tentatively set for Aug. 6.

    After the Beach Bucket recently re-quested a permit, the

    Planning Department conducted sound tests at the boundary lines of the restaurant and notified neigh-bors that a permit for music was being con-sidered.

    The Planning De-partment then re-ceived a letter from the Aliki Atrium condo as-

    sociation, objecting to giving a permit to the Beach Bucket. It was complaints from the condos residents in May that alerted Code Enforcement that the restaurant was playing music.

    The letter stated,

    sheriff: on the move By Wayne Grant | Staff Writer

    Officials give tips on cutting crime in the neighborhoods.

    Beach Bucket may get OK to restart outdoor music Residents complain of trash, broken glass on Harvard Beach approach.

    SEE MUSIC / PAGE 4

    DIVERSIONS1970s redux: Everybody plays the fool, according to Cuba Gooding Sr. PAGE 14

    William Kohlruss said he was very hap-py to see the new dis-trict office of the Volu-sia County Sheriffs Department at 1435 U.S. 1, Suite D3, which is located not far from his home.

    We dont have much crime in our neighborhood, but it makes us feel better, he said at the open

    house for the facility on June 9. Residents were invited to tour the office and meet the deputies who will be stationed there.

    I want to ask what we can do to help them to help us, Kohlruss said.

    The district cov-ers northeast Volusia, from International Speedway Boulevard

    north to Flagler Coun-ty, and from the ocean to the middle of the county. Officials say not only is the loca-tion better, with easy access to Interstate 95, but also the facilities are much improved.

    A p p r o x i m a t e l y 80 Sheriffs Office personnel, includ-ing patrol deputies, investigators, of-

    fice and command staff, school crossing guards and citizen volunteers work out of the office.

    Capt. Brian Bosco, commander of the district office, said he worked closely with the city architect and the contractor, M.L. Underwood, on the

    SEE SHERIFF / PAGE 4

    ObserverTHURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

    Students werent the only ones getting graded this year.

    The Florida Department of Edu-cation recently release grades for each middle and elementary school in the state. Ormond Beach schools were given the following grades:

    Tomoka Elementary School: APathways Elementary School: BPine Trail Elementary School: AOrmond Beach Elementary

    School: COrmond Beach Middle School: BOsceola Elementary School: CChristie Campanella, the new

    principal of Ormond Beach Ele-mentary said that although she just started in July, she knows the school struggled this year

    Im not sure what was done to prepare them, Campanella said. I am relieved to know it didnt drop. At this time we are looking for an in-tervention program to work on the skills that are necessary.

    Though Tomoka Elementary and Pine Trail Elementary both rose one letter grade, the rest of the schools either stayed the same or dropped a letter grade.

    District 4 School Board Member Linda Costello said the results for her district werent pretty.

    We have a lot of work to do, Costello said. And we need to start doing the right things and investing money in things that get compel-ling results.

    Costello said the only way to be successful is to start working with the schools that need help the most.

    Until weve raised the bottom, Costello said, were failing. Its a moral issue, and it will be a moral

    Ormond school grades releasedSchool Board member Linda Costello: We have a lot of work to do.

    SOUNDS OF MUSIC By Wayne Grant | News Editor

    FROM POINT A TO B Emily Blackwood | Staff Writer

    SEE GRADES / PAGE 4

    ORMOND BEACH SCHOOLS

    Tomoka Elementary APathways Elementary BPine Trail Elementary AOrmond Beach Elementary COrmond Beach Middle BOsceola Elementary C

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    OURTOWN>> CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

    + Matching grant promised for backpack programGloria Max, executive director of the

    Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, has announced that a founda-tion has promised a matching grant in the organizations school backpack program.The Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation

    has agreed to match $15,000, if that amount can be raised in July. Max said the foundation has been a long-time sup-porter of area charities, but left the area last year and announced it would not donate to anymore Florida nonprofits. They recently made an exception.They love the school supply project,

    Max said. Max said the backpacks are filled with

    age-appropriate supplies for disadvan-taged youth in Volusia and Flagler. A card is included with the names of the busi-nesses and organizations that donate. Youd be surprised how many kids

    write back that they didnt know so many people cared about them, she said.Call 672-0294 or send a check to

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    + Beaver Bar, musicians host concert for ill guitaristLocal musicians always stick together,

    according to Anthony Wild, of Anthony Wild and The Suspects. When somebody is having a situation, Wild said, we get together and do a benefit. Currently, guitarist Ernie Lancaster is

    in need of help from his musical brothers and sisters. The former guitarist for Root Boy Slim and The Midnight Creepers, Lancaster has been battling cancer. A benefit concert for Lancaster will be

    held at 1 p.m. July 20, at The Beaver Bar. An all-you-can-eat breakfast for $5 will begin at 9 a.m. A guitar will be raf-fled by Kids Rock the Nation. Bands scheduled to perform include

    Anthony Wild & The Suspects, Brad Yates & MoMentum (featuring Reuben Morgan, Jim Troxell, and Arnold Ramsey), David Julia & The Kids Rock The Nation Band, The Up2It Band (featuring Walter Andrews), J.W. Gilmore & The Blues Authority, and Stick Shift Cadillac.

    Courtesy photo

    Locksley Yarbrough Simmons and Glenn Yarbrough.

    Courtesy photo

    A benefit concert for guitarist Ernie Lancaster will be held J