July Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Summer is finally officially here and the bite is as hot as the weather!  Fishing in Summer in Central Florida With all the species coming out to feed, it’s been a great way to kick off the season. The flounder, trout, redfish and snook have all been very active.  I recently started using the new DOA 2.5-inch … Continue reading July Fishing Guide

5 Best Burgers in Town

Nothing says “summer” quite like a hot, juicy burger fresh off the grill! You can find plenty of tasty burgers in Volusia County, but here are the top five spots the locals go to beef it up.  Ask A Local: Best Burgers in Volusia County Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to … Continue reading 5 Best Burgers in Town

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Fight the Bite

The torrential rains that doused Volusia County in June helped to green up our lawns and replenish our water supply, but the after-effects are on their way – in swarms. Heavy Rain, Warm Weather Usher in Mosquitoes The most affected areas include Oak Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County Mosquito Control is responding as quickly as possible by air and ground to resolve … Continue reading Fight the Bite

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Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

On June 25, 2019, SB 1020, the state hemp legislation was signed into law. Florida Signs New Hemp Bill Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement, “Tonight’s hemp bill signing marks a transformation in Florida, and a critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future, and expanding access to safe, quality CBD … Continue reading Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

Independence Day Celebrations

Firecracker Festival  WED JUL 3 @ 5 – 10 PM  Earl Brown Park, DeLand  Family festival with live music, food trucks, games and activities and fireworks display.  Red, White & Brew WED JUL 3 @ 6 – 11 PM Main Street, Daytona Beach Street Party in Celebration of Our Nations Independence Day! Come Dressed in Your Best Red, White and Blue Attire and Hats. Coke … Continue reading Independence Day Celebrations

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New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect

A new texting while driving law begins today, July 1, 2019, in Florida Texting while driving has been illegal in Florida for years as a secondary offense. Meaning officers could only conduct a traffic stop if they observed another traffic violation and subsequent to that violation also observed you texting and driving. Effective July 1, 2019 Florida’s new Texting & Driving Law will make texting … Continue reading New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect

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County Launches Animal Abuse Listing

Last month, the county introduced a new online tool intended to protect animals from falling victim to abusive owners. Volusia County Government has launched an animal abuse listing on the Animal Services page of the county’s website beginning May 28. The purpose of the listing is to make shelters and other adoption agencies aware of someone’s criminal history as it relates to animals. The animal … Continue reading County Launches Animal Abuse Listing

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