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
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?
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?
Sub…hoagie…grinder. No matter what you call it, there’s no better pair to a summer day than a sandwich! Whether it’s for a day at the beach, the springs or a park, here’s where the locals go to grab their favorite sandwich. Top 5 Local Restaurants for Takeout Sandwiches Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” … Continue reading Best Sandwich To-Go
Submitted by Jeffrey Lawrence Don’t get into a car with strangers; that is what we have taught our kids, yet in the US over 3.1 million people a day are doing just that by using Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft, or taxis, shuttles, public transportation or the most dangerous of all, “privates.” With the myriad of transportation options, clearly not all are … Continue reading Don’t Get In The Car With Strangers
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
UPDATE 3/23/2020 Effective today, Monday, March 23, 2020, all Florida State Parks will be closed and remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although Florida State Parks limited their hours and capacity limits last week, this did not create the needed reductions in residents visiting the parks in order to slow the spread of the virus. March 21, 2020 While many Floridians are … Continue reading Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice
Geocaching 101 I will never forget the first time I discovered geocaching. I was covering a story about a coastal clean up in Edgewater when I noticed a family of four scouring an area of George R. Kennedy Memorial Park like they had lost something they couldn’t live without. I watched the husband step up on a bench, reach up into the pavilion roof and … Continue reading Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity
Local craft distillery, Copper Bottom Craft Distillery, is using their business and resources for good and to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Local Source for Hand Sanitizer Copper Bottom, located in Holly Hill in Volusia County, creates spirits hand-crafted in small batches using an unrefined pure cane sugar. In a video posted today (March 18, 2020), and an announcement made on the city of … Continue reading Local Distillery Uses Resources to Supply Sanitizer to Locals
With growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, more and more people are seeking testing for the virus. Getting Tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Florida April 9, 2020 UPDATE AdventHealth to offer drive-up COVID-19 testing at Daytona International Speedway: In an effort to increase availability of COVID-19 testing in Florida, AdventHealth will offer 500 or more drive-up tests at Daytona International Speedway starting at 9 a.m. … Continue reading How to Seek Coronavirus Testing in Florida