International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

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MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

Volusia County has a fertilizer ordinance, but what does that mean and what is it intended to do? That will be the topic of the Marine Discovery Center’s June public lecture. June 20 at 6 PM @ Marine Discovery Center Megan B. Martin, the Be Floridian Now Coordinator of the Green Volusia Program with the county’s Environmental Management Division, will present on “Fertilizer, Nutrients and … Continue reading MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

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4th of July Casino Night

The city of New Smyrna Beach will host its annual 4th of July Casino Night fundraiser at the Brannon Center (105 S Riverside Drive) on Thursday, July 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. 4th of July Casino Night fundraiser to benefit New Smyrna Beach Summer Fun scholarship program Admission includes beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles for prizes, and access to casino games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, … Continue reading 4th of July Casino Night

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Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. Florida Passes Bill Regarding Home Vegetable Gardens About six weeks have passed since Florida legislators passed a bill prohibiting municipalities from outlawing home vegetable gardens. I know, you’re scratching your head. It seems like with all the devastating pollution, crumbling … Continue reading Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

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Shoulder Impingement

The shoulder is such a complex joint that when somebody has shoulder joint pain, the etiology of that pain can be vast. Most patients that come to me with shoulder pain have “Google-diagnosed” and are certain that the neck is the culprit of their condition. Some have correctly assumed that the cervical spine has referred the pain to their shoulder, but more times than not, … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

Take the summer off – from fertilizing, that is. Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban begins June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: 1) The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

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Rainbow Cook Off

A rainbow inspired cooking competition! June 22 from 4 – 7 PM @ Abbey Bar, DeLand Seven chefs will square off with dishes inspired by their chosen color of the rainbow and compete for the title of Pride Chef DeLand and a cash prize. 40 lucky people get to sample their creations. Will you be one of them? Sampling tickets give you access to sample … Continue reading Rainbow Cook Off