Rooting for Fall @ Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

It’s no secret that our family is composed of some hardcore animal lovers. We have a small wolf pack of dogs in our home, and Avery (and maybe me, too) wants to bring home just about any animal she meets. We spend our summers raising tadpoles, hatching butterfly cocoons and catching frogs and every bug under the Florida sun. We visit animal sanctuaries and experiences … Continue reading Rooting for Fall @ Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

Keep Election Signs out of the Landfill

Those election signs that are cluttering lawns, intersections and library parking lots aren’t going to recycle themselves. In fact, most recyclers won’t even accept them. Keep the mountains of signs and metal stakes out of the landfill by bringing them to the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20. Staff and volunteers … Continue reading Keep Election Signs out of the Landfill

Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian can Apply for Assistance through Volusia County 

Volusia County residents who need home repairs or insurance deductible payments due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Applications for the Hurricane Ian Disaster Recovery program are available online and at these locations:  Volusia County Community Assistance office, 121 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday  Disaster Recovery Center … Continue reading Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian can Apply for Assistance through Volusia County 

Photo by City of Daytona Beach Shores

Impacts of Hurricane Ian: Demolished Sea Walls and Intense Dune Erosion

Featured photo provided by the City of Daytona Beach Shores On September 29, 2022, Hurricane Ian’s path swept through Volusia County. The county has reported coastal damage is worse than Hurricane Matthew (2016). Recent significant erosion to Volusia beaches began with Hurricane Matthew then continued with Hurricane Irma (2017), Hurricane Dorian (2019) and annual nor’easters. The county is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Continue reading Impacts of Hurricane Ian: Demolished Sea Walls and Intense Dune Erosion

a pirate ship sailing on sea during golden hour

Pirates on the Edge

The city of Edgewater is one of the partners with the Rotary Club of Edgewater on their second annual Pirates on the Edge event which is sure to be a fun day of family-friendly piracy.  Join the fun on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Menard May Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Menard May Park is located at 413 S. Riverside Drive in Edgewater.  … Continue reading Pirates on the Edge

This Week: Events in Volusia (10/31 – 11/6)

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 (10/31 – 11/6)

karin Jenkins and grandfather with children and family

Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days 

I loved my grandparents – especially my grandpa. Our family was so fortunate to have him live with us for the last 10 years of his life.  The stories he would tell at the dinner table were priceless. My kids never knew how much they were learning about history – about the way it really was, because he had such a great gift of storytelling. … Continue reading Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days 

Get to Know NSB’s Specialty Pet Store

When you shop at Cap’n Lu’s you can feel confident that you’re getting the highest quality pet food on the beachside in New Smyrna Beach!  Inside Look with Cap’n Lu’s Q: Tell us the story behind opening your pet shop. What inspired you to open in New Smyrna Beach and how did you come up with the name? A: My last dog, Tony, passed from … Continue reading Get to Know NSB’s Specialty Pet Store

This Weekend’s Events in Volusia: Oct. 21 – 23

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: Oct. 21 – 23

This Week’s Events in Volusia: Oct. 13 – 16

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’s Events in Volusia: Oct. 13 – 16