Boaters Urged to Watch for Manatees

Boaters are asked to be on the lookout for manatees as they travel in the St. Johns River and Halifax/Indian River. These slow-moving marine mammals are frequently struck by boats, which can lead to deep wounds, internal damage and even death. Last year, 119 manatees died from boat strikes in Florida. Because manatees are often difficult to see, Debbie Wingfield, Volusia County’s manatee protection program … Continue reading Boaters Urged to Watch for Manatees

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Native Bees Are All The Rage

We are always hearing about the bees, and how they are dying, and how we’re going to die too if we don’t do something about it. I don’t know if that’s entirely true. It may be a bit of an exaggeration. But it is definitely true that growing most of our food would become difficult or impossible without the help of pollinators.  Florida’s Bee Population … Continue reading Native Bees Are All The Rage

Local Census Campaign Seeks Volunteers

Volusia County Government and community partners will kick off a 2020 Census awareness campaign at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. Volunteers Needed for Census Campaign in Volusia County Individuals and representatives from cities, businesses, social service agencies and faith-based organizations are invited to attend the meeting and learn how they can help spread the … Continue reading Local Census Campaign Seeks Volunteers

Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

On June 8, Volusia County Community Assistance launched a disaster recovery housing program, The Hurricane Matthew Housing Program, to assist residents with damaged single-family homes or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured homes. Volusia County has been approved to receive funds to assist eligible residents, which has been awarded by Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Applicants for … Continue reading Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

City of NSB Leading By Example

*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. The city commission of New Smyrna Beach recently and unanimously passed a single-use plastics ban on all city properties, and kudos to them. The same body also voted to appropriate $9 million to preserve 152 acres of woodlands and marsh … Continue reading City of NSB Leading By Example

Athens Theatre Presents: The Producers

July 19 – August 11 @ Athens Theatre The winner of 12 Tony Awards, more than any other play of any kind, The Producers will invite audiences to enjoy an over-the-top Broadway musical while laughing uproariously at swishy, egomaniacal actors and directors; unconscionable, money grubbing producers; and the eerily strange world of financing Broadway plays all capped by the unforgettable and uproariously ridiculous “Springtime for … Continue reading Athens Theatre Presents: The Producers

Tropical Nights

A tropically-themed street party in Downtown DeLand. July 19 @ 6 PM – Downtown DeLand Get out your grass skirts, tropical hats, Hawaiian shirts, and leis! MainStreet DeLand Association’s Tropical Nights is right around the corner!   Thousands of revelers will hit the streets of downtown DeLand from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in search of hula, conga, and crazy tropical hats. The downtown DeLand merchants will offer … Continue reading Tropical Nights

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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