International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

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Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

*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. Florida Passes Bill Regarding Home Vegetable Gardens About six weeks have passed since Florida legislators passed a bill prohibiting municipalities from outlawing home vegetable gardens. I know, you’re scratching your head. It seems like with all the devastating pollution, crumbling … Continue reading Florida Yards Are Where Fallacies Grow

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

Take the summer off – from fertilizing, that is. Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban begins June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: 1) The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

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The Bacon Beatdown

June 21 – 23 from 7 AM – 8 PM daily @ the Daytona Beach Ocean Center The Bacon Beatdown is Central Florida’s LARGEST fitness Competition and has been since its inception in 2013. If you love fitness, competing and hanging out with your friends, all in the epic setting of a giant expo center filled with vendors and fitness fans, we’ve got something for … Continue reading The Bacon Beatdown

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5 Tips for Tourists

Visiting a new spot is always exciting. New city, new people, new landscape. Sometimes it’s the beautiful architecture of an old town, or the way the sun sets over tropical waters. Going on vacation renews the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. It’s necessary to our survival, to be honest. I need a new adventure to put perspective into my life. We get so excited, I … Continue reading 5 Tips for Tourists

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

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Summer Dive In Movies

Every other Friday from June 7 – August 16, 2019 @ Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Admission: $29.99 general admission/ $16.99 matinee admission This summer, enjoy movies from the comfort of the Treasure Lagoon Wave Pool during Summer Dive In Movies every other Friday starting June 7! Each movie begins 30 minutes after sunset. Food and drink specials are available.  🎥 MOVIE SCHEDULE: June 7: Smallfoot June 21: … Continue reading Summer Dive In Movies

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Daytona Truck Meet 2019

June 7 – 9 @ Daytona International Speedway Admission: Weekend admission – $20; children under 4 admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the event. Get ready for the largest truck show in the world! Join over 25,000 spectators and hundreds of vendors in the infield of Daytona International Speedway, featuring a burn out pit, live entertainment and 1,000s of custom pick up trucks from around … Continue reading Daytona Truck Meet 2019

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Hurricane Expo

Saturday, June 8 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Volusia County Fairgrounds With hurricane season in full swing as of June 1, it’s time to start planning and preparing your family and your home. Hurricane Expo Prepares Volusia Families for Hurricane Season Volusia County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster and the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will … Continue reading Hurricane Expo