“The Heart of Ponce Inlet” Food, Pet and Toy Collections

A food and dry goods drive for our neighbors in need, our four legged friends, and a toy drive for children of all ages. From November 9th until December 18th this year, items for donation may be dropped off in Ponce Inlet at: Town Hall, Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 4300 South Atlantic Avenue Police Department everyday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 4301 South … Continue reading “The Heart of Ponce Inlet” Food, Pet and Toy Collections

Santa Claus is Coming to Ponce

Saturday, December 19 @ 5:30 – 8:30 PM in Ponce Inlet On Saturday, December 19th beginning at 5:30pm, Santa will be driving through the Town of Ponce Inlet. He will start at the north end of Town and drive thru every street. Come outside and wave to Santa! Find more great holiday events and activities in our Volusia County Holiday Activities Guide! Continue reading Santa Claus is Coming to Ponce

Wrap it Up Ponce Inlet

The Ponce Inlet Community Center is pleased to announce: Let’s “Wrap-It-Up” Ponce Inlet – a holiday gift wrapping service. Bring your boxed gifts and our volunteers will take care of the rest! You can complete your gift tags while we wrap your presents. This holiday service is offered for a donation of your choosing and will be available: Wednesdays: Dec. 2, 9, & 16 from … Continue reading Wrap it Up Ponce Inlet

Marine Science Center gift shop to open for holiday shopping

The Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet, remains closed for tours, but staff will open the gift shop for holiday shopping from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 19 and 20. The gift shop offers marine related jewelry, books, videos, puzzles, games, toys and houseware items, along with a custom line … Continue reading Marine Science Center gift shop to open for holiday shopping

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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Volusia Beaches: Storm Report & Erosion

On September 20, 2020, a gale warning urgent weather message by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Melbourne, Florida was issued for Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County line. An early nor’easter storm had arrived at Volusia’s beaches, with wind gust predictions as high as 35 miles per hour and seas predicted to rise 12 to 17 feet. Volusia County Coastal Projects Manager, Joe Nolin, reported … Continue reading Volusia Beaches: Storm Report & Erosion

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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