Explore Volusia December Programs

Explore Volusia programs provide education opportunities to residents and visitors of Volusia County, through satellite facilities and on Conservation Lands, to learn about our diverse local natural surroundings through the exploration of the wonderfully diverse habitats of Volusia County. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED // CALL 386-736-5927 Frisbee golf and learn December 9, 9:00 – 11 am Learn about local flora and fauna during this introduction to … Continue reading Explore Volusia December Programs

Drive Through Christmas Parade in Edgewater

The annual City of Edgewater Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Whistle Stop Park (651 Roberts Road). December 12 @ 5 – 7 PM at Whistle Stop Park Rather than cancel the event due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, it has been reimagined.  This will be the first drive through only Christmas parade in … Continue reading Drive Through Christmas Parade in Edgewater

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! Hours of operation Due to Covid-19, they are currently only … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. As part of an annual tradition, recreation employees will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 12. Parents can have their children added to Santa’s mailing list by sending the child’s full name and address to elves@volusia.org by Dec. 11. Continue reading Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

As a young budding artist growing up in NSB, I don’t remember seeing art outside of gallery spaces. My family would take me to museums, festivals and art shows to see the world from a larger perspective. I was blessed to be able to go to the Smithsonian, visit all of the historic places in Washington D.C., enjoy free music concerts while we sat on … Continue reading Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

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Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment

In this age of COVID-19, it’s a big and expensive job outfitting a school district the size of Volusia’s – 61,000 students, 7,700 employees and 4,200 classrooms – with personal protective equipment (PPE). Volusia County Approves Personal Protective Equipment Budget for Schools In October, the school district got a little help from a friend – the Volusia County Council. The council unanimously approved allocating $1.25 … Continue reading Council Allocates $1.25 million in COVID-19 Funds to School District for Protective Equipment

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2020 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off Nov. 16

On November 16, local police departments will be teaming up with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) law enforcement event to kick off the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign which runs through November 29. The US Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in the B2B, a one-day national seat belt … Continue reading 2020 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off Nov. 16

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Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means so are decadent desserts! These top five bakeries are who the locals rely on for an exceptional dessert to serve during this time of the year.  Best Bakery in Volusia County THE BAKE SHOP 111 N … Continue reading Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

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Standard Time and Watering Schedule Resumed November 1

You know the old saying, “Spring forward, fall back.” It reminds us to turn our clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall. This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedule changes, so make sure you reset your automatic sprinklers. Volusia’s Fall and Winter Watering Schedule Residents may water their lawns once a week until daylight saving time resumes March … Continue reading Standard Time and Watering Schedule Resumed November 1

Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County

Find a listing of events all over town happening THIS WEEKEND, November 7 and 8, here: Follow the link of each event title to find more info, details, pricing and locations. SATURDAY: First Saturday Events on Canal Street 10 AM – 4 PM Canal Street, NSB Art Vendors & FREE Live Entertainment, Gallery Openings, Artists Workshop on Canal and Galleries on Riverside Drive and Douglas … Continue reading Events THIS Weekend in Volusia County