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Operation School Zone Safety

This week, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Florida Sheriffs Task Force “Operation School Zone Safety” in school zones across Volusia County. April 22 – 26 is School Zone Safety Week in Volusia County The 5-day safety operation runs Monday through Friday and will focus on violations including speeding and passing school buses. The operation is designed to enhance student safety … Continue reading Operation School Zone Safety

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Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

Target will be conducting a car seat trade-in event from April 22 – May 4.  Trade-in used car seats for big discounts at Target They will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats and car seats that are expired or damaged. Materials from the old car seats will be recycled.  Guests … Continue reading Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

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Pot or Not? The Green Debate

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. There’s been a great debate brewing over marijuana for decades, and it’s finally coming to a head as 10 states have now legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana, and another 23 states have legalized medical marijuana only. It’s about time … Continue reading Pot or Not? The Green Debate

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The Great Chicken Debate

It’s hard to miss the chickens clucking around beachside while strolling Flagler Avenue, but are they a menace or part of the city’s charm? Chickens on Flagler Avenue These chickens have ruffled a lot of feathers lately sparking a heated debate around safety, but are they really a threat? Some claim yes. The City of New Smyrna Beach vs. Chickens First, rumors swirled of an … Continue reading The Great Chicken Debate

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Why I Choose CBD

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. This will be my first article, as the editor of this magazine, where I am going to get personal and share my own experience with you. It’s about CBD and how it changed my life. First, I want to be … Continue reading Why I Choose CBD

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Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

April 27 from 11 AM – 2 PM @ Riverwalk Park Come out to the City of Port Orange Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Riverwalk Park! At the celebration, find the right bike for you, or get on that perfect stand up paddle board or kayak, participate in some yoga, build a craft, get a tree, … Continue reading Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

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Weekend Blues

Ever After Blueberry Farm – Mims, Florida To me, nothing announces the arrival of warm weather more than fresh fruit, and what better way to get that produce to your table than to pick it yourself? Blueberry Picking Season Opens April Being well into spring with summer rapidly approaching, Floridians have been getting our share of warmth for a while now. Thanks to a strange … Continue reading Weekend Blues

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter

Easter is a great time to celebrate and spend time together as a family or with friends. These three recipes are sure to put a spring in your step and you’ll want to add them to your holiday meal! Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish Using a Pressure Cooker to Hard Boil Eggs Who knew you could whip up this springtime classic in an Instant … Continue reading Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter