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Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program 

The Volusia County Public Library System has partnered with Florida State Parks, the Florida Department of State, and Florida’s Division of Library Services to offer library patrons access to Florida State Parks through the Real Florida Reader Program. Now through Sept. 12, 2022, VCPLS card holders may check out a Real Florida Reader day pass for free admission for up to eight people at more … Continue reading Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program 

Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

We are currently the proud parents of an extremely inquisitive 4-year-old whose mind runs a mile-a-minute and the questions fly even faster. Like most parents, we do our best to foster Avery’s interests with as many activities and experiences as possible. Her current fixation is outer space, and luckily we have a front row seat here in Florida to the country’s space program.  With her … Continue reading Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

An Elephant You’ll Never Forget: Two Tails Ranch 

Photos by Kelsey Walters  Florida is widely known for its ideal climate. Not only do tourists and retirees flock to our state in masses, its perfect ly warm and sunny weather gives way to an enormous range of wildlife. It is also why so many ranches and nature facilities are centered in Florida. Besides our world-famous beaches, the interior of the state is lined with … Continue reading An Elephant You’ll Never Forget: Two Tails Ranch 

July 2022 Fishing Report

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in July Now that summer is officially here, the temperatures are very hot and the bite remains as well! With a plethora of bait and hungry predators, there is no lack of good fishing. From what I’ve seen on social media the offshore fishing has been spectacular as well!  As for the … Continue reading July 2022 Fishing Report

This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (6/24 – 6/26)

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 Weekend’s Events in Volusia (6/24 – 6/26)

FREE Summer Programs Available for Kids, Teens and Adults

Click here to view the listing of Volusia County’s Lyonia Environmental Center’s education and nature-based indoor/outdoor programs. Click here to view the listing of Explore Volusia’s outdoor environmental exploration programs.  Click here to view the listing of Ponce Inlet’s monthly nature and educational programs. Libraries Offer FREE Passes to State Parks Visiting a state park this summer just got more affordable. The Volusia County Public Library is partnering with the Florida Department … Continue reading FREE Summer Programs Available for Kids, Teens and Adults

NSB Police Issue Precautionary Statement Ahead of Bike and Bar this Weekend

In a Facebook post on June 17, 2022, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department stated the following: This Saturday, June 18, 2022, starting at 12:00 a.m on Flagler Ave, the annual Bike & Bar will take place. **This is not a city sponsored or approved special event** As in years past, the New Smyrna Beach Police will be implementing a Special Event Operational Plan that … Continue reading NSB Police Issue Precautionary Statement Ahead of Bike and Bar this Weekend

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This Weekend: Events in Volusia (6/17 – 6/19)

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 Weekend: Events in Volusia (6/17 – 6/19)

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NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

To increase access to back-to-school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County will offer vaccinations at the Babe James Community Center home of the City of New Smyrna’s popular Summer Fun Camp.  No or low-cost vaccinations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m., June 24, July 8 and July 22, at the community center located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. … Continue reading NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

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Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs each month. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs.  Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927.  Upcoming events include: Bike and Swim – De Leon Springs “fee” August 3, 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Wednesday) Participants will ride their bikes on the spring-to-spring trail along Grand Ave, … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs