Volusia County Holiday Activities Guide

Volusia County Holiday Activities Guide

All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. The information provided is taken directly from event coordinators. This list will be updated as more information on events becomes available. Volusia County Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Family Activities Through Jan. 3: I Love Christmas Movies @ Gaylord Palms Nov. 27 – Dec. 24: Photos with Santa @ Volusia Mall Nov. … Continue reading Volusia County Holiday Activities Guide

Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Our toddler, Avery, is head-over-heels in love with horses (I mean, what little girl isn’t at some point in her life?). Like a lot of parents, we’re spending more time at home lately and looking for activities that are both engaging and educational, while staying safe.  Fun Family Things to do in Oveido, Florida Cheyne Ranch in Oviedo offered … Continue reading Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

As a young budding artist growing up in NSB, I don’t remember seeing art outside of gallery spaces. My family would take me to museums, festivals and art shows to see the world from a larger perspective. I was blessed to be able to go to the Smithsonian, visit all of the historic places in Washington D.C., enjoy free music concerts while we sat on … Continue reading Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

group of men sit on fishing boat looking at water at sunset

November Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in November As we dig into the fall weather the bite will really heat up. The seas have picked up so offshore fishing is limited and the inshore fishing is the go-to move. Giant bull reds have been the go-to move for inshore anglers along with any … Continue reading November Fishing Guide

family having birthday party at kitchen table with virtual guests via zoom meeting

A Very Different Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve had to do some major soul searching to come to terms with this year’s family holidays. I’ve had to come to terms with this year, period. I won’t be spending it with my children, my grandchildren or friends. Poor me.  That’s one way to think about it, or I can completely change my attitude, and discover new possibilities. New Ways to … Continue reading A Very Different Thanksgiving

the click band on stage performing

Q&A with Local Band, The Click

By: Tiffany Evers  Genre: Alternative, Reggae, Rock, Indie BAND MEMBERS:  Chuck Morel – vocals and guitar Jimmy Cunningham – lead guitar and foot tapper Matt Smith – bass guitar and professional drinker Jim Sinex – drums and vocals Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER? A: Over a decade… Q: WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME? A: We didn’t want to spend a lot of … Continue reading Q&A with Local Band, The Click

pile of disposable face masks on table

Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment

In this age of COVID-19, it’s a big and expensive job outfitting a school district the size of Volusia’s – 61,000 students, 7,700 employees and 4,200 classrooms – with personal protective equipment (PPE). Volusia County Approves Personal Protective Equipment Budget for Schools In October, the school district got a little help from a friend – the Volusia County Council. The council unanimously approved allocating $1.25 … Continue reading Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment


Cropped blazers are a thing this fall 2020, and I’m not even mad. I’m not saying toss out your slouchy oversized blazer, because I’m a big fan and they continue to reign. Top online style-setters and designers are proving that this trend is the season’s fashion must-have. The cropped blazer can easily be coordinated into your wardrobe and elevate any look. So, while we wait … Continue reading BLAZE THE CRAZE

Dr Nalini Casey at volusia medical center

Protecting Your Greatest Investment

Article by: Tiffany Evers // Photos by: Kelsey Walters When you become a parent, everything changes. Basically your life gets a complete overhaul and a tiny precious human becomes the literal center of your world. You don’t question it, you adapt and become the parent you always knew you were, or could be. With that comes new responsibilities and challenges on a daily basis. Life … Continue reading Protecting Your Greatest Investment

The-Bake-Shop assorted pies

Top 5 Best Bakeries 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.  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means so are decadent desserts! These top five bakeries are who the locals rely on for an exceptional dessert to serve during this time of the year.  Best Bakery in Volusia County THE BAKE SHOP 111 N … Continue reading Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County