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

Tomoka River Christmas Boat Parade – Ormond

Dec 4 from 6 – 9 PM @ 1003 N US 1, Ormond The 8th annual Tomoka River Christmas Boat Parade will be 12/4 At 1003 N US 1 Ormond (directly on the river- across from River Grille) bring a chair to sit in- Parking will be at this location- first come, first served Prizes will be given for best decorated boats & apparel This … Continue reading Tomoka River Christmas Boat Parade – Ormond

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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

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Volusia County Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule in Effect

Volusia County’s off-season vehicle beach access ramp schedule took effect Nov. 14. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, the following ramps will be open daily: Granada Boulevard Cardinal Drive Harvard Drive Williams Avenue University Boulevard Seabreeze Boulevard International Speedway Boulevard Silver Beach Avenue Florida Shores Boulevard Dunlawton Boulevard Beach Street Beachway Avenue Crawford Road Flagler Avenue 3rd Avenue 27th Avenue The following ramps will be open only … Continue reading Volusia County Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule in Effect

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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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2020 Veterans Day Ceremonies and Celebrations

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day, celebrated nationally. Here are events happening around Volusia County commemorating the day and honoring our Veterans. Port Orange: Veterans Day Ceremony 10 – 11 AM Port Orange City Center – 4655 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL 32129, United States The City of Port Orange will hold the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th at 10am … Continue reading 2020 Veterans Day Ceremonies and Celebrations

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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