Volusia County St. Patrick’s Day Events

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. St. Patrick’s Day in Volusia County Shamrock and Roll Music Festival Calling all who love to wear green, eat Irish food, and have … Continue reading Volusia County St. Patrick’s Day Events

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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

5 Best Spots in Town to Grab a Craft Beer

Volusia County is brewing! As craft brews grow in popularity nationwide, Volusia County is brimming with small breweries. These are great spots to grab a local craft beer, but there are also tons of other places serving up local brews as well as craft beers from around the country! Here are the locals top five favorite spots to grab a cold one.  Each place featured … Continue reading 5 Best Spots in Town to Grab a Craft Beer

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Bike Week 2021 – Official Notices, Events and More

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county, official Bike Week page or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. In January 2021, Daytona Beach City Commissioners announced that the 2021 Bike Week festivities would be permitted this year, … Continue reading Bike Week 2021 – Official Notices, Events and More

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County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles An official update from Volusia County: It’s often said that Volusia County’s world-famous coastline offers something for everyone. On Tuesday, February 16, the County Council took a preliminary step towards designating space for electric bikes, one-wheel scooters and other electric motorized devices to operate on parts of the beach. Tuesday’s preliminary action, which must come back to the council … Continue reading County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

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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

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Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

FRIDAY, February 19 Movie Under the Stars, War With Grandpa – JUST ANNOUNCED – RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 5:30 PM @ Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, Port Orange City Center Join Port Orange Community Trust for a safe family fun event! Games & giveaways, food, snacks and of course. Shades will be there! Tanger Outlets Carnival February 18 through 28 @ Tanger Outlets, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.Daytona Beach, … Continue reading Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

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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?

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Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles Volusia’s history of beach driving dates back to the 1800s. According to the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau website, VisitNSBFL.com, “in August 1889, the town’s 300-foot-wide stretch of sand was marked ‘Beach Street’ and dedicated for a public highway. The first car was driven on New Smyrna’s beach around 1904.” There are old photographs that show picnicking visitors standing … Continue reading Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited