Movies by the Marsh

WHOOO’s up for a night of family fun!? Marine Discovery Center will feature the fun, family film Hoot, presented by AdventHealth, on Friday, March 5 in the Hunter Amphitheater at MDC. This film is rated PG with a run time of 91 minutes. March 5 @ 4:45 – 8 PM at the Marine Discovery Center, NSB  Join MDC for this feature presentation PLUS a visit … Continue reading Movies by the Marsh

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Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

Based on favorable weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct two prescribed burns today.  Prescribed Burns today in Osteen and New Smyrna Beach A 20-acre prescribed burn will take place north of the campground at Hickory Bluff Preserve, Osteen. Trails, the campground and pavilion will be closed temporarily.  Another 20-acre burn will be conducted on the Kemcho tract of Deep Creek Preserve, which … Continue reading Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

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County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles An official update from Volusia County: It’s often said that Volusia County’s world-famous coastline offers something for everyone. On Tuesday, February 16, the County Council took a preliminary step towards designating space for electric bikes, one-wheel scooters and other electric motorized devices to operate on parts of the beach. Tuesday’s preliminary action, which must come back to the council … Continue reading County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

Art Fiesta and Chalk It Up! Competition

Enjoy an eclectic mix of live music, delicious street food, and the timeless qualities of fine art when 175 artists & crafters display & sell their works while competing for $19,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards at the 59th Annual Art Fiesta on Old Fort Park and along Sams Avenue, Julia Street, and Canal Street on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and … Continue reading Art Fiesta and Chalk It Up! Competition

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Think Yourself Well

You would be kidding yourself if you thought you weren’t emotionally affected in some way by the anxiety and fears we are all forced to deal with right now. What we all need to do is more self-care. Stop the inner guilt trips about eating or drinking a little too much or watching too many movies or playing on your computer. We are all in … Continue reading Think Yourself Well

The Wild Side of Florida

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Florida is home to a number of wild creatures. Although animals like alligators, bobcats and the elusive Florida panther may be plentiful in our state, they can be a challenge to spot in the wild (and from a safe vantage point).  Wild Florida – Kenansville, FL  Wild Florida offers the chance to see not only native Florida wildlife, but … Continue reading The Wild Side of Florida

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Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

FRIDAY, February 19 Movie Under the Stars, War With Grandpa – JUST ANNOUNCED – RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 5:30 PM @ Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, Port Orange City Center Join Port Orange Community Trust for a safe family fun event! Games & giveaways, food, snacks and of course. Shades will be there! Tanger Outlets Carnival February 18 through 28 @ Tanger Outlets, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.Daytona Beach, … Continue reading Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

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How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

I’ve always looked forward to having a great relationship with my children, bonus kids and youth that I encounter on a daily basis. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that so many of our youth were not as happy or engaged. I am a strong believer in them finding a safe space to express and relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Our youth … Continue reading How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

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Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles Volusia’s history of beach driving dates back to the 1800s. According to the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau website, VisitNSBFL.com, “in August 1889, the town’s 300-foot-wide stretch of sand was marked ‘Beach Street’ and dedicated for a public highway. The first car was driven on New Smyrna’s beach around 1904.” There are old photographs that show picnicking visitors standing … Continue reading Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited