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INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

Interview by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters DAYTONA BEACH PARASAIL 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 • (386) 481-3050  DaytonaParasail.com FB: DaytonaBeachParasail • Insta: @DaytonaParasail  Q: What do you say to first-timers who are interested in the experience but still may be a little nervous?  A: Parasailing can seem a little intimidating and scary at first, but once you get up … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31 Turtle nesting season started May 1, and that means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. After incubating in the sand for about two months, the tiny hatchlings will break free and make an often treacherous crawl to the ocean – … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. April 27 – Nationwide Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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How To Festival

The second annual How-to Festival is May 4 at Volusia County Libraries Local experts, hobbyists and professionals will share their passions and offer instructions at the Volusia County Public Library How-to Festival at the six regional branches from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 4. Attendees can learn everything from how to create a bouquet of paper flowers, how to attract butterflies and bees into … Continue reading How To Festival

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Half-Cent Sales Tax: What it means for Volusia

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the proposed half-cent sales tax increase for Volusia County. The additional funds would be used to improve local infrastructure throughout the county, with several cities already budgeting their plans for improvements. A Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase in Volusia County On May 21, 2019, a countywide referendum special election, by mail ballot, will be conducted by the Supervisor … Continue reading Half-Cent Sales Tax: What it means for Volusia

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March of Dimes 5K Walk

When you join March for Babies you stand with thousands of people across the country who share your commitment to building a brighter future for us all.  Daytona Beach March for Babies 5k Walk Daytona Beach Bandshell – Saturday, April 27, 2019, Registration at 8:30 a.m.; Start at 10 a.m. Please join the 2019 Event Chair, Mrs. Melissa Burt DeVriese of Security First Insurance and … Continue reading March of Dimes 5K Walk

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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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Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools

Registration for Summer Driver Education Begins May 9 Registration for the 2019 Summer Driver Education program begins on Thursday, May 9, at all high schools.  Students interested in earning credit in Driver Education must register at their home high school. There is no fee for the program and students will earn a ½ elective credit and a paperless waiver of the road test for an … Continue reading Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools