sea turtle washbacks in seaweed on sandy beach

Watch out for Washbacks!

Thousands of hatchling sea turtles are starting to emerge from the 880 nests that dot Volusia County’s shoreline. Many of these young turtles, entangled in seaweed, may be washed back to the shore by heavy surf and strong winds. The small turtles blend in with the seaweed, making them difficult to spot. Tragically, they may die of dehydration if they are left on the beach … Continue reading Watch out for Washbacks!

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Children can Voice their Vote at the Volusia County Public Library

Voting isn’t just for adults at the Volusia County Public Library! Throughout September, elementary-age kids can visit their local library branch, where they can register to vote, make campaign posters and stickers, and vote for their favorite character to be president of the children’s room. All 14 branches will host passive programs in the children’s rooms in September. Weekly videos will be shown on the … Continue reading Children can Voice their Vote at the Volusia County Public Library

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Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

As Volusia residents enter the month of September, the most active month for hurricane season, now is the time to consider any last minute preparations to secure property. Remember, any severe storm can be deadly or destructive. According to Volusia.org, more than 4,800 homes, businesses and facilities were impacted by Hurricane Irma (September 2017). Many of those were still recovering from impacts of Hurricane Matthew … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

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Garden Construction: A New Concept in an Outdoor World

It is estimated that there are over 250,000 words in the English language, and of those words three times that many meanings for each. That means there are thousands of ways that you can pair words together to create a brand new concept. This is exactly what local entrepreneur Roe Heidt did when opening his business, Heidt Garden Construction.  With an extensive background in landscaping … Continue reading Garden Construction: A New Concept in an Outdoor World

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COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

Volusia County will accept applications from homeowners that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of one or both of the following emergency repairs to their home: Septic tank pump out Central heat & air (HVAC) unit repair or replacement Program Eligibility Home is owned by the applicant and is the primary residence Home is not a pre-1994 mobile or manufactured home … Continue reading COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

Residents and businesses in Volusia County’s unincorporated areas will continue to receive a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance policies, thanks to the county’s ongoing efforts to reduce flooding risk. The Community Rating System, which is overseen by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, recently renewed the county’s certification for another year. The rating system rewards communities for implementing programs and policies that protect their … Continue reading County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, which includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties, have been selected as one of five sites to participate in the Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project. Toward that end, Judges Kathryn Weston and Terence Perkins are now in the process of selecting a few civil jury cases in Volusia and Flagler counties that, at a minimum, … Continue reading Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project

Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

Starting in mid-August, census takers across the nation will visit homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census. So far, 62.8 percent of Volusia County residents have completed their census questionnaires, so that means census takers will visit up to 78,000 households in Volusia County alone. Don’t want a knock on your door? If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is … Continue reading Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

Edgewater Providing New Garbage Containers to Residents

The City of Edgewater is providing each residence with one new garbage collection container (cart). Just follow this link, then: choose “Solid Waste Cart Options” (NOT “solid waste”) then choose “request” (although compliment and complaint will work as well) It will take you to the next screen where you enter your address and then to the screen where you choose from one of three sizes. The … Continue reading Edgewater Providing New Garbage Containers to Residents

Back To School Giveaway in Edgewater

The annual EDGEfest Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). This year’s event will look and feel quite different from years past since COVID-19 social distancing requirements remain in place. For the first time, the event will be drive up only. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to pass … Continue reading Back To School Giveaway in Edgewater