FAC Honors Local Libraries

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing temporary library closures in March and creating an uncertain future, the Volusia County Public Library was faced with a challenge: how to keep children reading and engaged during summer vacation and beyond. The librarians from the children’s and teen sections put on their thinking caps and envisioned a contact-free library system. They had their work cut out for them. Not … Continue reading FAC Honors Local Libraries

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Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask a Local: Between quarantine and the holidays, some of us may be looking for ways to lose that “COVID 19.” Each of these local favorite fitness centers and gyms has something different to offer, from personal trainers to unique classes, to fit everyone’s … Continue reading Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

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January Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in January As winter is finally upon us and the year 2020 (that no one wants to remember) comes to a close, the fishing continues to heat up! This past year has had some real ups and downs in all departments of life! As for the weather, tides and fishing, it has … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

Tiano’s Adds Second Volusia County Location

ONE DAYTONA announced that Tiano’s will open a new location in the outdoor lifestyle and entertainment center’s high-energy Victory Circle. Tiano’s expanded beyond its New Smyrna Beach location to open a full-serve Italian restaurant in the former MidiCi: Italian Kitchen space. Offering lunch and dinner, the approximately 4,000-square-foot restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor dining. Tiano’s, a family-run establishment, will offer its authentic Italian cuisine … Continue reading Tiano’s Adds Second Volusia County Location

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Prescribed burn set for Longleaf Pine Preserve

A message from Volusia County Community Information Volusia County’s Land Management personnel will conduct a 13-acre prescribed burn today, Dec. 29, in Longleaf Pine Preserve, New Smyrna Beach. The burn will take place north of Pioneer Trail off Far East Airstrip Road. There will be no impact to trails or public use.  The prescribed burn planned for Lyonia Preserve today has been canceled.  Historically, nature … Continue reading Prescribed burn set for Longleaf Pine Preserve

Explore Volusia January Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures.  With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call 386-736-5927. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED // CALL 386-736-5927 Hickory … Continue reading Explore Volusia January Programs

Volusia County Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day

The following contains the list of city and county solid waste pick up schedules that have been announced. Cities will be added as they make announcements, and may not be available yet at this time. If you have any questions, please contact your city officials directly. Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day Unincorporated Volusia County There will be no garbage, recycling, … Continue reading Volusia County Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day

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Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Looking to volunteer your time and serve your community? Volusia County Animal Services may be just what you’re looking for. Animal Services is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of functions – everything from lending a hand in the animal clinic and at public events to helping at pet shelters during declared emergencies. Volunteer with Volusia County Animal Services When it comes to volunteer … Continue reading Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Wreaths Across America 2020

Remember the fallen, honor those who serve, teach our children the value of freedom. Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 11 AM – Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11 a.m., Wreaths Across America will be at Edgewater New Smyrna Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and … Continue reading Wreaths Across America 2020

Volusia County Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Looking for delicious food at a local establishment to celebrate the holidays? Don’t want to cook this year? These restaurants in Volusia County area are advertising that they will be open for sit-down dinners, to-go orders, grab and go meals and specials. This is a comprehensive list of restaurants that have advertised they will be open, but does not necessarily include every restaurant that will … Continue reading Volusia County Restaurants Open on Christmas Day