Top 5 Brunch Spots in Volusia County

Spring has sprung and there is nothing better than to enjoy the beautiful weather at your favorite brunch spot with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys and delectable dishes! These top 5 places are where locals love to go to get their brunch on!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask … Continue reading Top 5 Brunch Spots in Volusia County

Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

I have been an actress at the Little Theatre of NSB since 1987. I was a young, fit, energetic woman when I made my debut on this stage. I have been in numerous plays throughout the years, playing lead roles and memorizing tons of lines with little effort.  As the years go by, I find acting roles for my age group become more challenging. I … Continue reading Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

As the warmer weather, sunny skies and white sand beaches appeal to people from central Florida and surrounding states, Volusia residents are asking for traffic to be addressed. Locals are taking to social media platforms to complain about traffic, particularly residents living in the coastal communities. Comments include: “traffic and growth are ridiculous”, “total gridlock”, “traffic is a disaster” and “concern that emergency vehicles can … Continue reading Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

Botanically Speaking

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  McKee Botanical Gardens – Vero Beach We’ve been very fortunate this past winter in Florida to have mild weather with just a few dips into the colder temperatures but no hard freezes. Because of this, crops and plants everywhere are thriving and even blooming a little earlier than normal.  Thanks to our sunny days and comfortable temperatures, anything outside … Continue reading Botanically Speaking

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911 Dispatchers get Emergency Mental Health Training

Recently, 17 Sheriff’s Office dispatchers learned about the country’s best strategies for handling 911 callers who are at risk of suicide or other mental illness crisis. Volusia County 911 Operators Trained to Become more Aware of Mental Health The training was a priority for Sheriff Mike Chitwood, who sat in on portions of the class and has additional sessions scheduled for the future. The state-of-the-art … Continue reading 911 Dispatchers get Emergency Mental Health Training

Celebrating Women: March is Women’s History Month

It’s that time of year for everyone to celebrate and encourage the wonderful women in our lives. During Women’s History Month, we usually recognize women that have done amazing things in our country. This annual celebration corresponds with International Women’s Day in the United Kingdom and Australia. I thought it would be an amazing change for this month to celebrate the amazing women that surround … Continue reading Celebrating Women: March is Women’s History Month

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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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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?