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Volusia Libraries Waive Fines for Food

Here’s a novel way to pay off your library fines! Volusia County’s public library branches will accept food for fines from November 17 through 30. Patrons with late fees will receive a $1 reduction of overdue fines up to $25 for each undamaged, unexpired boxed or canned nonperishable food item they bring to the library. Donated food will be used to refill local food banks … Continue reading Volusia Libraries Waive Fines for Food

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2019 Volusia County Holiday Parades

Parades are in order of date and time, and not categorized by area. TOMOKA BOAT PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 6 – 9 PM  Route: visible from the River Grille, Ormond Beach.  SANTA PAWS PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 6 PM Route: Along Flagler Avenue CHRISTMAS CRAZY CAR PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 7 PM Route: Along Flagler Avenue HOLLY HILL  SAT, DEC 7 @ 10 … Continue reading 2019 Volusia County Holiday Parades

Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Sometimes you’re craving your favorite meal, but can’t make it out of the house or office. Here are the top five restaurants locals love and are begging to offer a delivery service!  THE TACO SHACK  642 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach  … Continue reading Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

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Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule Begins November

Beginning Friday, November 1, the following Volusia County beach 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 ramps at Milsap Road and Emilia Avenue will be open only on weekends. All other … Continue reading Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule Begins November

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It’s Time to Change More than your Clock

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 year, daylight saving time ends and standard time resumed Sunday, Nov. 3. Fall Watering Schedule in Volusia County This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedules changed, so make sure you reset your automatic sprinklers. Residents … Continue reading It’s Time to Change More than your Clock

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Take Time Saturday to Drop Off Unwanted Medicines

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office is collecting your unwanted, unused prescription medication at their five district offices Saturday (Oct. 26) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Sheriff’s Office Will Collect Prescription Drugs at District Offices Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices can also be dropped off – only after the batteries are removed from the devices. If the consumer … Continue reading Take Time Saturday to Drop Off Unwanted Medicines

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Boycott Bottled Water: Nestlé Seeks Permit To Get Free Spring Water

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. In America, the free market is a powerful force. The “invisible hand” is at work in every corner of our lives, and the choices we make on a daily basis can shift the fortunes of entire industries. In an era where … Continue reading Boycott Bottled Water: Nestlé Seeks Permit To Get Free Spring Water

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Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadets Honored

Two cadets from the Ormond Beach Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were honored recently by the CAP’s Florida Wing Commander. Cadet Captain Grayson Bertaina was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award. This award is the second milestone of the Cadet Program, which is earned after receipt of the General Billy Mitchell Award and the completion of the first 11 achievements of the … Continue reading Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadets Honored

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Page Turner

When you think of a library, you think books. Which is correct…but there is a lot more to it than a pile of books. Don’t get me wrong here. I love books and I prefer them to other reading devices. There is just something about curling up with a good book that a Kindle cannot replace. Your local library has a lot more to offer than you … Continue reading Page Turner