Volusia County Face Mask Requirements and Recommendations

Things are ever-changing these days when it comes to public health. Currently the state of Florida and Volusia County do not have a statewide or countywide face covering mandate. That leaves the decision up to individual cities and towns to make a decision on what they will require or recommend. Are you looking for face mask requirements in Volusia County? For information on each city’s … Continue reading Volusia County Face Mask Requirements and Recommendations

INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes

Q: What inspired you to open this family-runned business?  A: This was my hobby while I was in the restaurant business for 20+ years. I decided to do some jobs in my free time. Then I realized I can do what I love, not work nights, weekends or holidays and make money.  Q: When did you first open your doors?  A: We opened in 2003. … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes

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Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market

Florida Governor Ron Desantis declared residential and commercial real estate, including settlement services, essential on April 1, 2020. Christopher Krebs, the nation’s Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, designated real estate services as part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” How have Realtors Changed their Practices during the Global Pandemic? Realtors, buyers and sellers are able to abide by COVID-19 … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Update: How has COVID Impacted the Housing Market

New Smyrna Beach Area Paddling Trail Info

NSB offers a variety of water-related activities including nine paddling trails launching from four sites around the city. From backwater paddles to routes along the intracoastal waterway, these trails featured below are listed north to south according to launch points.  SLEEPY HOLLOW TO LIGHTHOUSE PADDLE:  Distance: 5 miles – Level: Advanced paddlers  Launch GPS: N 29 04’ 41.37” W 80 57’ 10.44” This paddle begins … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Area Paddling Trail Info

NSB Follows Daytona Beach with New Mask Mandate

An official release from the City of New Smyrna Beach At their July 1 special meeting, the City Commission voted 3-2 to adopt Resolution No. 23-20 mandating the wearing of face coverings in public. Of note, the resolution will not be enforced by police nor carry any penalties for non-compliance. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of any persons not wearing a face … Continue reading NSB Follows Daytona Beach with New Mask Mandate

New Boat Launch Parking Rules go into Effect July 1

New Smyrna Beach Maintenance Operations has been hard at work installing new signs ahead of today’s July 1, 2020 effective date for recently passed Ordinance 52-20, which raises boat launch parking violation fines to $100 and establishes tow away zones in nearby posted areas. City staff will also be on-site at public boat ramps during the 4th of July holiday weekend to hand out flyers … Continue reading New Boat Launch Parking Rules go into Effect July 1

I’m On a Boat

The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat

Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

Each year, Volusia County has a summertime fertilizer ban and initiates other restrictions to protect the county’s waterways. Volusia County Bans Fertilizer each Summer Ordinance 2014-09 applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona and DeBary, which have their own fertilizer ordinances. Gardens and compost are exempt. The ordinance includes the following provisions: The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or … Continue reading Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

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COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

***Testing information is continuously changing and evolving. Please contact your healthcare provider or facility when possible to confirm information regarding testing.*** Pop up locations also become available for 2 – 3 days at a time when available throughout the county. Check Facebook often for temporary locations available. CDC guidance regarding testing Read the CDC guidelines regarding who should be tested (testing eligibility criteria.)  According to the … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

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How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

A message from Volusia County Community Information It’s an American tradition to have fireworks on Independence Day. But handling pyrotechnics yourself is dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in more than 9,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals emergency departments in 2018.With public fireworks displays canceled or postponed across the county, Volusia County Fire Rescue officials are concerned that some … Continue reading How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?