Ask A Local: Best Golf Course Around

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Summer is calling and so are the fairways! Florida is a land known for its rolling green golf courses. With tons to choose from, here are the locals’ top five favorite places to hit the links.  1. CYPRESS HEAD GOLF CLUB  6231 … Continue reading Ask A Local: Best Golf Course Around

Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh, my!

Down a long dirt road, in the middle of nowhere in Melrose, lies an animal lover’s paradise. If you happened to be driving by, you would find a simple wooden fence with a “Tiger Crossing” sign attached and wonder what could possibly be behind those gates. I promise you it’s worth investigating. Single Vision Wildlife Sanctuary in Melrose, FL Single Vision, Inc. is a 274-acre … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh, my!

Epic Encounter – Amazing Animals in St. Cloud, FL

I’ve spent my entire life as an animal lover. I’m raising our daughter, Avery, to be just as caring and loving towards animals as well. Our evenings and weekends are often spent outdoors looking for critters to study and learn from, catching toads and raising caterpillars.  When we heard about a place offering a chance to meet some animals that we have only seen from … Continue reading Epic Encounter – Amazing Animals in St. Cloud, FL

Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours: Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach Pierson Town … Continue reading Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

Deltona Publishes Resolution Encouraging Face Coverings

On Tuesday, the Deltona City Commission approved a resolution (No. 2020-47) emphasizing the importance of wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, and at outdoor locations where social distancing is not possible throughout the City of of Deltona in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, (effective July 7). There are exceptions to the resolution: • Children under 2-years-old.• People observing social distancing in accordance … Continue reading Deltona Publishes Resolution Encouraging Face Coverings

Orange City Issues Mask Mandate with Potential Fines

An official Statement from the City of Orange City on July 7, 2020 at 9:30 AM The City Council voted Monday to require residents and visitors wear masks in indoor public spaces. The Council voted to approve Ordinance no. 632 effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.  There are exceptions to the ordinance: A child under the age of two. Persons who have trouble breathing … Continue reading Orange City Issues Mask Mandate with Potential Fines

ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Can you create a masterpiece from recycled materials? If so, the ECHO Gallery Committee would like to hear from you. Members are seeking artwork depicting the theme “Too good to be threw: Art from recycled materials” for an exhibit that will run inside the Ocean Center’s ECHO Gallery, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Individual artists, commercial businesses, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and government agencies … Continue reading ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

An official statement from the City of Port Orange on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM By proclamation of the Mayor of Port Orange, Donald O. Burnette proclaims this month of July 2020 as “wear a face covering” month in the City of Port Orange. This month will highlight the necessity of the wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not attainable throughout … Continue reading Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

Daytona Beach Requires Face Coverings when Indoors

At a special meeting this afternoon (Friday, June 26), city commissioners adopted a resolution requiring people working, living, visiting or doing business in the City of Daytona Beach to wear a face covering in any indoor location, other than a home or residence, when social distancing is not possible in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The face covering requirement is effective as of … Continue reading Daytona Beach Requires Face Coverings when Indoors

DeLand Votes to Require Face Masks with Penalties for Violation

An official statement by the City of DeLand on July 2, 2020 The City Commission voted Thursday to require residents and visitors wear masks in indoor public spaces or where social distancing is not possible. The Commission voted to approve the measure effective immediately. Those in violation of the ordinance could be subject to a fine through a civil citation. A first offense would be … Continue reading DeLand Votes to Require Face Masks with Penalties for Violation