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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Rainbow Cook Off

A rainbow inspired cooking competition! June 22 from 4 – 7 PM @ Abbey Bar, DeLand Seven chefs will square off with dishes inspired by their chosen color of the rainbow and compete for the title of Pride Chef DeLand and a cash prize. 40 lucky people get to sample their creations. Will you be one of them? Sampling tickets give you access to sample … Continue reading Rainbow Cook Off

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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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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

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Take My Money

By Katie Swiss Britt Online shopping is amazing and dangerous. It’s so comfy. You can fully spree your butt off all while wearing no pants. That would not fly at the mall. Please wear clothes to the mall or you will most likely get picked up by the folks in blue. You don’t have to empty the bank account to get some great stuff. Amazon, … Continue reading Take My Money

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Where to Find the Best Burger in Volusia County

Summertime means a big, juicy burger. Sometimes it’s just too hot to fire up the grill at home, so here are the local spots in Volusia county that know how to serve up an incredible burger. *Voting was based on the best restaurant, not the featured burger. ** Burger prices and availability are subject to change. Call or check menu. Best Burger Spots in Volusia … Continue reading Where to Find the Best Burger in Volusia County

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Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Citizens are encouraged to be prepared for the first 72 hours after an event. Storms or natural disasters can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period. During an outage, portable generators can offer temporary power, but there are potential risks associated with the use of these generators. Be sure to follow these … Continue reading Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30