Top 5 Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Volusia County

Volusia County certainly isn’t lacking in delicious restaurants, but sometimes you don’t want to leave home without your furry best friend. These great dining establishments offer outdoor seating for you and your pup – some even have special four-legged menus. Here are the top five local spots to dine al fresco with Fido!  Ask a Local: Best Pet Friendly Restaurants to Eat at with your … Continue reading Top 5 Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Volusia County

This Week: Events in Volusia County

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Week: Events in Volusia County

Little Drug Company Legacy: A Community Icon

On December 20, 2021, the iconic Little Drug Company at 412 Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach shared with the community, “We regret to inform our community and family that we have served for just a few months short of 100 years, that we will be permanently closing our doors on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.” The announcement was made through their official Facebook page. The … Continue reading Little Drug Company Legacy: A Community Icon

2021 New Year’s Eve/Day Events in Volusia

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading 2021 New Year’s Eve/Day Events in Volusia

Managing Rising Sea Levels & Erosion in Volusia County

Coastal Volusia County residents can expect an annual nor’easter usually arriving in the month of November. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a nor’easter is not a hurricane, but can cause billions of dollars in damage, severe economic, transportation and human disruption, and, in some cases, disastrous coastal flooding. Each year, locals observe the high tides and significant erosion that occurs on the beach. … Continue reading Managing Rising Sea Levels & Erosion in Volusia County

New Smyrna Beach Grilled Cheese Challenge

December 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Price: $15.00 per person Come down to the New Smyrna Beach Grilled Cheese Challenge on Flagler Avenue on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm! Participants will be able to eat tasty samples of Grilled Cheeses at host locations on Flagler Avenue. During the event, tasters can vote for their favorite Grilled Cheese creations and the winning creators … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Grilled Cheese Challenge

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Someday at Christmas

I listen to Christmas music all year. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I find that Christmas music evokes memories and all kinds of good feelings. When I was little, Christmas, to me, was listening to both sets of grandparents enjoy their favorite artists and songs on their vinyl record albums. It meant “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis Presley, “White Christmas,” by Bing Crosby, “Rudolph the … Continue reading Someday at Christmas

City of Port Orange Announces Light Contest Winners

With 50 participants in this year’s annual Light Up Port Orange contest, residents had a lot of home holiday displays to choose from to cast their vote. After much anticipation and excitement, the city of Port Orange Parks and Recreation Department released the list of homes on December 8, with the contest running from December 10 through December 19. Participating homes were required to turn … Continue reading City of Port Orange Announces Light Contest Winners

2021 Christmas Eve/Day Religious Services in Volusia County

Some services are held before Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Check the details in the listed links for dates and times.  Dec. 23 – Christmas Under the Stars @ Riverbend (Ormond) Dec. 23 – Christmas Eve “Eve” @ Oceanway Church NSB Dec. 24 – Parkview Church LPGA: Christmas Eve Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve @ Salty Church: NSB, Flagler Beach, Ormond Dec. 24 – Christmas … Continue reading 2021 Christmas Eve/Day Religious Services in Volusia County