Tropical Storm Isaias

Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it tracks northwest in the Atlantic Ocean. The system is the ninth named storm of the 2020 season. Volusia County is participating in daily conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service Office in Melbourne. Additionally, a countywide call took place yesterday with city managers to discuss the status … Continue reading Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

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Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

Ormond Beach to begin early distribution of sandbags with self-serve sand for the entire month of August The City of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to begin preparing for hurricane season by picking up their sandbags early this year.  A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available all month, beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Nova Community Center (440 N Nova Rd, … Continue reading Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

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What Do We Know about the Growth Mindset?

I am so excited about this great opportunity to share my life in words with all of the readers of East Coast Current. I am Shy Morris – a native to New Smyrna Beach, an entrepreneur, gardener, educator, community builder, wellness ambassador, lover of history, artist, small business owner and a mother of seven children. Four of these children I gave birth to naturally. Three … Continue reading What Do We Know about the Growth Mindset?

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Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

Important VCS updates: Pre-registration, Parent Information Sessions, Dual Enrollment and athletic practices As Volusia County Schools continues to prepare for Back to School, there are several important updates to share: Deadline for pre-registration extended, more Parent Information Sessions scheduled Dual Enrollment opportunities expanded Athletics practices delayed until Aug. 24 Pre-registration deadline extended to noon Thursday; new Parent Information Sessions added, including two in Spanish The … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Extends Pre-Registration and Offers Parent Info Sessions

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County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

The Volusia County Council has ramped up messaging urging the use of face coverings in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not … Continue reading County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

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Star Spangled Summer at The Bandshell

VIP seating will be on a first come, first serve basis on the dayof the show starting at 12pm. Welcome to the 2020 concert season. There will be some changes to the concert season this year. We ask that everyone choosing to go to the shows follow the below guidelines that will be in place due to the COVID-19 situation. We thank you for your … Continue reading Star Spangled Summer at The Bandshell

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Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

A release from Volusia County Schools Volusia County Schools is actively preparing for the start of school, and we have created this website as a resource for families, employees and the greater community. School Year Start Delayed to August 31, 2020 in Volusia County Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Volusia County School Board has voted to delay the start of the students’ school year … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

Mimi McKee, a real estate agent with Ocean Properties & Management Inc since 2012 and member of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors. The endorsement goes to Realtors who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice: Client service Professional reputation Real estate law Realtor Code … Continue reading Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

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Fast-track Your Health

Our ancestors possessed the ability to go long periods of time without eating. Some may call it fasting; I call it survival mode. Either way, it’s nature’s self-preservation mechanism.  Fasting, Survival Mode and Your Health If humans didn’t possess the ability to go durations of time without food, none of us would be here today. Think about how life was just a couple hundred years … Continue reading Fast-track Your Health