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More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

With rainy season in full swing, additional standing water provides ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Volusia County Mosquito Control is an integrated pest management program that includes an extensive surveillance program. Mosquito populations are tracked by species and location using mosquito traps, while sentinel chickens are used to monitor activity of mosquito transmitted viruses. The data collected is then used to develop a response plan … Continue reading More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

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New Turf Installed at NSB Sports Complex

NSB Mayor Russ Owen, Commissioner Jason McGuirk and Commissioner Randy Hartman were all on hand before kickoff at the New Smyrna Beach High School Barracudas season opener in September to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art synthetic turf football field in the city’s Sports Complex at 1800 Turnbull Bay Rd. in New Smyrna Beach. The New Turf will Save the City Money Each Year … Continue reading New Turf Installed at NSB Sports Complex

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Volusia Real Estate Report: Super Hot, Inventory Tight

Latest data published by the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors shows existing property sales surging in August 2020. The report describes member activity in the MLS for southeast Volusia County across all inventory.  Overall, Volusia County remains in a seller’s market. Inventory has declined and prices are increasing while leveling out. Home price increases can be attributed to true home appreciation being driven by … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate Report: Super Hot, Inventory Tight

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Healing Well Studio of NSB

Healing Well was created with the intentions to offer a serene and safe place for people to come and receive alternative healing. Clients can expect to receive compassion and guidance regarding their needs for treatment. While clients are here they will experience a depth of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Helping clients understand that they have the ability to assist in their own healing … Continue reading Healing Well Studio of NSB

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Local Company Hosts Fundraiser for Women in Need

Ann Titus Real Estate and Business Brokerage will be collecting new and gently used shoes for women in need through the Chicks for Kicks fundraiser from October 1st through December 2020. Donate New and Gently Used Shoes to Help Local Women If you are interested in donating to this cause, you can bring your items to the Ann Titus office, located at 399 Canal Street, … Continue reading Local Company Hosts Fundraiser for Women in Need

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New State Executive Order Removes Most COVID-19 Occupancy Restrictions on Restaurants and Businesses

 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 on Friday,  September 25, 2020, and transitioned the State to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening process. Effective  upon issuance, the new Executive Order:  Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.   Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or  operating a business.   Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a … Continue reading New State Executive Order Removes Most COVID-19 Occupancy Restrictions on Restaurants and Businesses

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Sheriff’s Office Communications Center Earns 1st-Ever National Accreditation

This award, secured after months of review and site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), means Volusia’s Communications Center is on the path to become one of the best in the country. The accreditation was officially granted virtually in July to the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office overall has CALEA national accreditation. “We now join a very small, select group … Continue reading Sheriff’s Office Communications Center Earns 1st-Ever National Accreditation

New License Plate Readers at the Airport

The Volusia County Council has approved the purchase of three license plate recognition (LPR) camera systems that will alert officials if stolen or wanted vehicles drive into Daytona Beach International Airport. The stationary systems will be posted at tactical vantage points around the airport, where they will read the license tag of passing vehicles to see if they’re wanted by law enforcement. With an instantaneous … Continue reading New License Plate Readers at the Airport

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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