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DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

The Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is monitoring the current infant formula shortage and takes this life-threatening issue very seriously. On May 12, 2022, State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf regarding the formula shortages affecting some of Florida’s most vulnerable populations. DOH-Volusia wants to ensure Floridians are kept up to date on this … Continue reading DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Spring is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy.  Best 5 Playgrounds for … Continue reading Top 5 Best Playgrounds in Volusia County 

Sixth Annual Gator Week Celebration Returns to Wild Florida

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year again at Wild Florida! From May 23 – 28, Wild  Florida will host Gator Week and offer free Gator Park admission to guests who donate any amount  toward our Wild Florida Scholarship Fund for Osceola County students. Additionally, as the founders of  National Alligator Day on May 29, Wild Florida will also celebrate this special day at … Continue reading Sixth Annual Gator Week Celebration Returns to Wild Florida

Hike and Seek: Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead – Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 

Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Our corner of Florida isn’t exactly known for higher elevations. The coastline is relatively flat and hills in the area are mostly man-made. As you travel further inland, however, the scenery begins to change and rolling hills creep up from the sea level to which we are accustomed.  The area surrounding Lake Apopka, Florida’s fourth largest lake, is a wealth of … Continue reading Hike and Seek: Green Mountain Scenic Overlook and Trailhead – Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 

Stetson Entrepreneur to be Featured on TV Show

Featured photo provided by Stetson University There’s exciting news from Stetson’s School of Business Administration: Junior Kendall Buck ’23, an entrepreneurship and management major, will be featured on a new TV show – Fox Business Network’s “The Billion Dollar Idea.” On the show, Buck and other contestants compete for $1 million in startup funding from billionaire entrepreneur, Ben Weiss. The show debuted Tuesday, April 26, … Continue reading Stetson Entrepreneur to be Featured on TV Show

NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

The city of New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is a coastal community of Volusia County. Locals live, work and play all while soaking up NSB’s laid back lifestyle. Visitors come to enjoy fun outdoor experiences like strolling on miles of seaside boardwalk and relaxing on beautiful white-sand beaches. The city’s coastal neighborhoods are located along North America’s most diverse estuary, the Indian River Lagoon and the … Continue reading NSB Finalizes Parks Master Plan

Ponce Inlet Programs in the Park and Educational Programs

Painting at the Museum – Peacock May 14 @ 10 – 11:30 AM Acrylic canvas class for ages 10 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step. Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 AM Ponce Inlet Historical Museum 143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn. $10. per person, all supplies included. Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by … Continue reading Ponce Inlet Programs in the Park and Educational Programs

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Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs each month. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs.  Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927.  Upcoming events include: Bike-about Green Springs May 12 @ 9 – 11 AM Ride the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail from Green Springs Park to State … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! NEW Hours of Operation (as of Friday, October 1, 2021): … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (5/13 – 5/15)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (5/13 – 5/15)