Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel

Jim Abbott

Orlando Sentinel

Daytona Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Biketoberfest ready to rumble into 30th anniversary event

DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — It’s a milestone year for Biketoberfest, the annual fall motorcycle rally that marks its 30th anniversary when fans rumble into town for the four-day event that opens next month. → Read More

'All that I need': Ukrainian refugee family reunited in Daytona Beach

Earlier this year, Maria Losyk and her young son fled Ukraine to Ormond Beach. This week, her husband, Ostap Losyk, 38, has joined her in America. → Read More

Biketoberfest ready to rumble into 30th anniversary event Oct. 13 in Daytona Beach

A look ahead at top things to anticipate when the milestone 30th anniversary of Bikeoberfest rolls into Daytona Beach on Oct. 13. → Read More

Mary McLeod Bethune statue unveiling: Key facts and how to watch

On the eve of the unveiling of the marble statue of Mary McLeod Bethune at the U.S. Capitol, here are some facts about the statue and its creation. → Read More

Daytona Beach Independence Day beach forecast calls for big crowds, fewer lifeguards

A look at the upcoming Independence Day weekend in Daytona Beach including weather forecast, rip current potential and traffic. → Read More

July 4 fireworks: Here's where to find celebrations in Volusia and Flagler counties

Here's a look at where you can find July 4 celebrations and fireworks displays throughout Volusia and Flagler counties. → Read More

Big crowds expected for Memorial Day weekend in Daytona Beach

With an assortment of events on the schedule, police are gearing up for big crowds that are expected in Daytona Beach over Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Welcome to Rockville shuts down early Friday due to thunderstorms; more storms forecast

Welcome to Rockville shut down early on Friday before headliner Korn took to the stage because of thunderstorms over Daytona International Speedway, → Read More

Toby Keith headlines Daytona Heroes Honor Fest: What you need to know

The Heroes Honor Festival will take place May 27 and 28 at Daytona International Speedway. Toby Keith will headline with a Saturday show. → Read More

Welcome To Rockville change: Porno For Pyros to fill Jane's Addiction closing-night slot

In another closing-night lineup change, Porno For Pyros, featuring Perry Farrell, will fill Jane's Addiction's slot Sunday at Welcome to Rockville. → Read More

Jeep Beach 2022 powers big week for Daytona Beach hotels

A look at how area hotels fared during the big Jeep Beach gathering this past week in Daytona Beach. → Read More

Welcome to Rockville: Meet the headliners for Daytona Beach heavy-metal fest

A quick look at the headliners on the bill for Welcome to Rockville, the heavy-metal music fest slated for May 19-22 at Daytona International Speedway. → Read More

Nine Inch Nails added to Welcome to Rockville lineup in Foo Fighters closing-night slot

Nine Inch Nails has been announced as the new Sunday headliner for the Welcome to Rockville music fest at Daytona International Speedway. They will fill the slot vacated by Foo Fighters in the wake of drummer Taylor Hawkins' death. → Read More

Daytona forecast calls for 80% rain chance, potentially gusty winds

A look at Saturday's rainy forecast for Daytona Beach, which has resulted in postponement of a few outdoor events. → Read More

Country star Brian Kelley set for homecoming show April 21 at Bandshell in Daytona

Country star and Volusia County native Brian Kelley is booked for an April 21 show at the Bandshell in Daytona Beach. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 4. → Read More

An array of events commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Volusia, Flagler

A listing of events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Volusia and Flagler counties. Marches and remembrances will be held through the weekend. → Read More

Treasure Island redevelopment plan moves closer to reality in Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores City Council on Tuesday approved a first reading of a development agreement for the demolition of the Treasure Island Resort. → Read More

New sculpture adorns Brown & Brown headquarters on Beach Street

A new sculpture by a Palm Coast artist will adorn the exterior of the Brown & Brown headquarters at Beach Street and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. → Read More

Get in the holiday spirit with these parades, events in Volusia, Flagler

A round-up of area holiday events this weekend, including parades, boat parades, musical events and other activities in Volusia and Flagler counties. → Read More

Ring in the season with these holiday music concerts in Volusia County

A look at music events upcoming for the holiday season in Volusia County. → Read More