Volusia County unveiled preliminary plans on Tuesday for a grant program to help small businesses reopen their doors and rebound from the economic devastation brought on by coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, officials said stimulating the local economy by helping small businesses get back on their feet would be a worthy use for some of the county’s federal funds. Volusia County Receives Funds for Grant Program … Continue reading Volusia County to start COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program
Turtle nesting season officially starts May 1, which means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1 and Ends October 31 The season unofficially started April 10, when the first leatherback nest was discovered in Daytona Beach. Since then, three more nests and one false … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins
Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company launched a “Quarantine Survival Kit” that promotes health, wellness and social distancing while also supporting the hungry in our community through donations to Feeding Florida. Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company Launches Quarantine Survival Kit That Also Feeds the Hungry The Quarantine Survival Kit includes a canister of their antioxidant-rich, yaupon holly tea, a bottle of the Yaupon Brothers’ lavender coconut … Continue reading Yaupon Brothers Supports Feeding Florida with Quarantine Kits
Girls on the Run of Volusia County (GOTR) will be hosting the 10th Annual LUNAFEST this year virtually. This was going to be a big, beautiful event at The Athens Theatre in DeLand this coming Tuesday 4/28, but due the circumstances, it had to be changed to virtual. Virtual Viewing on Tuesday, April 28th – 10th Annual LUNAFEST – Support Female Empowerment – Girls on the Run … Continue reading Annual LUNAFEST Continues Virtually
In response to the urgent need for N95 and surgical masks for medical professionals and other vital workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, local businesses are lending a hand. Flagler Tavern, with the help of Shok Idea Group and WeatherFlow have secured a way to successfully acquire and distribute a significant quantity of protective masks to Front Line workers and First Responders in the New Smyrna … Continue reading Local Businesses Raise Funds to Donate Thousands of Desperately Needed Protective Masks to Front Line Workers
Text and Photos by Kelsey Walters This month, I wanted to finally go somewhere that I have always been wanting to visit. I came to Florida every year on vacation as a kid before moving here. The allure of theme parks and attractions always pulled us in, but there is a park that was around long before Disney showed up in 1971. Fun Family Things … Continue reading Florida Mascot & Menace
Put Some Spring in your Step! Spring is not a long season in Florida, and some of the days already feel like summer. Spring is a time of growth and renewal. It makes you want to be outside enjoying nature. I always say I’m going to start a garden or plant something. It’s in my blood after all. In reality I am not so sure … Continue reading Get Sprung!
Q: “Help! My cat, Mr. Purr Pants, is so fat! He doesn’t exercise and justlays around the house or just looks out the window. He doesn’t eat a lot and only occasionally gets treats. I heard being overweight can make him sick. How can I make him lose weight?” A: Poor Mr. Purr Pants, you are not alone! This is unfortunately a very common issue … Continue reading Is my Pet Overweight?
Our bodies are supposed to be composed of 70 percent water and, coincidentally, the earth’s surface is 70 percent water. Water is the most important element in life. In fact, the presence of water is one of the most important criteria for NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life on other planets. Our bodies need water to function properly. Mineral-rich water conducts electricity and the brain communicates … Continue reading Hydrate to Eliminate & Rejuvenate
All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?