Yaupon Brothers Supports Feeding Florida with Quarantine Kits

Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company launched a “Quarantine Survival Kit” that promotes health, wellness and social distancing while also supporting the hungry in our community through donations to Feeding Florida. Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company Launches Quarantine Survival Kit That Also Feeds the Hungry The Quarantine Survival Kit includes a canister of their antioxidant-rich, yaupon holly tea, a bottle of the Yaupon Brothers’ lavender coconut … Continue reading Yaupon Brothers Supports Feeding Florida with Quarantine Kits

Annual LUNAFEST Continues Virtually

Girls on the Run of Volusia County (GOTR) will be hosting the 10th Annual LUNAFEST this year virtually.  This was going to be a big, beautiful event at The Athens Theatre in DeLand this coming Tuesday 4/28, but due the circumstances, it had to be changed to virtual. Virtual Viewing on Tuesday, April 28th – 10th Annual LUNAFEST – Support Female Empowerment – Girls on the Run … Continue reading Annual LUNAFEST Continues Virtually

Local Businesses Raise Funds to Donate Thousands of Desperately Needed Protective Masks to Front Line Workers

In response to the urgent need for N95 and surgical masks for medical professionals and other vital workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, local businesses are lending a hand. Flagler Tavern, with the help of Shok Idea Group and WeatherFlow have secured a way to successfully acquire and distribute a significant quantity of protective masks to Front Line workers and First Responders in the New Smyrna … Continue reading Local Businesses Raise Funds to Donate Thousands of Desperately Needed Protective Masks to Front Line Workers

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Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

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The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

A message from MDC’s Executive Director I hope this note finds each of you well, both mentally and physically.  Our lagoon, creeks, and ocean are beautiful this time of the year.  The water is still very clear and the neoprene warmth that accompanies Winter is no longer required.  I know it’s challenging for some of you, but we highly encourage you to get outside and explore … Continue reading The Marine Discovery Center – “Nature Is Always Open”

Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

With daily updates from the state, Volusia County and individuals, it is hard to know what public lands are still open for use and what is currently closed. While the Florida governor has issued a “Safer at Home” Order, it does not disallow recreational activity such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running or swimming, as long as these activities are consistent with social distancing … Continue reading Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

Jeep Owners Invited to Jeep Parade to Thank Healthcare Workers

Were you planning on participating in Jeep Beach this April? Unfortunately, due to circumstances surrounding coronavirus COVID-19, the event has been postponed to September 11 – 13, 2020 – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still show off your Jeep! On Friday, April 3, 2020, Jeep enthusiasts are invited by Jeep Beach to participate in a Jeep Parade as a show of support and thanks … Continue reading Jeep Owners Invited to Jeep Parade to Thank Healthcare Workers

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The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

Feature photo by Philomena Polizzi  Local boutique and coffee shop, The Florida Local, will be donating $5 from every sale of their NSB Vernacular shirt (pictured below) to Foundation 37 which will be redistributing the funds raised back to NSB businesses and residents affected by closures due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although the shop is currently closed, the shirts are available to order online here. Locals are encouraged … Continue reading The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

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Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

Town Parks Restrictions Due to the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Ponce Inlet is making major changes to their public areas. Effective March 20, 2020, restroom facilities at all Ponce Inlet parks will remain locked and water fountains are now bagged to prevent use. Like all other areas in the state, groups must be limited to ten people or less, with a six … Continue reading Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

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Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Volusia County, county officials have decided to the limit public access hours of all public offices in the county. The new hours will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020. Volusia County Public Offices The new temporary hours are: Mondays: 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to noon … Continue reading Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices