Daytona Beach Commissioners approve Bike Week Master Plan

The 80th anniversary of Bike Week is happening in Daytona Beach this March 5 – 14, 2021 with plans in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2021 Bike Week will Take Place in Daytona Beach City commissioners approved the Bike Week 2021 Private Property Master Plan submitted by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber’s Bike Week Festival Task Force at their Jan. 20 commission meeting. … Continue reading Daytona Beach Commissioners approve Bike Week Master Plan

FAC Honors Local Libraries

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing temporary library closures in March and creating an uncertain future, the Volusia County Public Library was faced with a challenge: how to keep children reading and engaged during summer vacation and beyond. The librarians from the children’s and teen sections put on their thinking caps and envisioned a contact-free library system. They had their work cut out for them. Not … Continue reading FAC Honors Local Libraries

City of Edgewater Plans 2021 EDGEfest Events

2021 is here and the city of Edgewater is making plans for the coming year’s EDGEfest event series as well as other special events such as the Princess-Prince Ball and Christmas Parade. A total of eleven EDGEfest events are planned for 2021. The Special Events team is keeping an eye to the evolving COVID-19 conditions and making contingency plans should events need to be modified … Continue reading City of Edgewater Plans 2021 EDGEfest Events

INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Flooding, shoreline erosion and extreme weather negatively affect Florida’s natural resources, livelihood and the health of coastal and inland communities. Throughout Florida’s estuaries and rivers, polluted runoff has contributed to harmful algal blooms and threatened the quality of life of riverfront communities. Riverside Conservancy helps meet the need of providing vibrant/resilient communities, combating stormwater pollution, increasing coastal resource stewardship opportunities, and providing special places and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Giving Back is Easy with Give Back Box

This year, a lot of people turned to online shopping and home delivery services to fill their retail needs. If you find yourself with an abundance of boxes and want to clear out space by donating gently used items, it is much easier than you think to make a difference. Reuse Shipping Boxes to Donate Items with Give Back Box Give Back Box provides vendor … Continue reading Giving Back is Easy with Give Back Box

AdventHealth Opens Clinics for Pioneering Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 Patients

AdventHealth has opened a clinic offering monoclonal antibody therapies. The 11-chair outpatient infusion unit, located on the AdventHealth Orlando campus, is treating adult patients with the monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab, as well as a combination therapy of the monoclonal antibody treatments casirivimab and imdevimab, commonly known as Regeneron. Both treatments are intended for those who have developed COVID-19 symptoms within the past 10 days, are not … Continue reading AdventHealth Opens Clinics for Pioneering Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 Patients

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Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask a Local: Between quarantine and the holidays, some of us may be looking for ways to lose that “COVID 19.” Each of these local favorite fitness centers and gyms has something different to offer, from personal trainers to unique classes, to fit everyone’s … Continue reading Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Florida’s Winter Tourists: Manatees

Photos by Kelsey Walters  When the beginning of the year rolls around, you probably aren’t thinking about a trip to one of Florida’s many natural springs, of which there are over 700. The chilly water is a great way to cool off in the sweltering summer, but not exactly a winter warm up. There is, however, one group spending their winter vacation in the cool … Continue reading Florida’s Winter Tourists: Manatees

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January Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in January As winter is finally upon us and the year 2020 (that no one wants to remember) comes to a close, the fishing continues to heat up! This past year has had some real ups and downs in all departments of life! As for the weather, tides and fishing, it has … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

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Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks

Interview by Tiffany Evers Genre: Jam band BAND MEMBERS:  • Evan Clancy – drums • Max Bressan – bass • Ian Hood – guitar • Evan Ahlswede – guitar/steel pan Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER? A: Most of us have been jamming together for 10 years. We have been playing live shows for 7 years. Q: WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME? A: … Continue reading Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks