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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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Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location

Photos // Text by Kelsey Walters Perrine’s Produce, a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable market that has served Volusia County for 30 years, opened their newest and largest location in Port Orange in early November. Perrine’s Produce Opens New Port Orange Location in Former Food Lion Perrine’s Produce has a longstanding location in New Smyrna Beach (1044 N. Dixie Freeway) as well as … Continue reading Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location

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Wildlife Fest

Celebrate Volusia County’s native plants and animals during Wildlife Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey, observe sea turtles undergoing rehabilitation, and visit booths staffed by nature groups and environmental organizations. The festival will also feature music, children’s activities and food vendors. Animal rehabilitation staff … Continue reading Wildlife Fest

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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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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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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

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Volusia County News: Republican ‘census’ form should not be confused with U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire

The Republican National Committee has mailed “2019 Congressional District Census” forms to local residents. The form mimics the look of the federal census form, but it has key differences. For example, it asks if the responder will support Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and if the Democrat Party “is promoting a Big-Government Socialist agenda for America.” It also asks for a donation and … Continue reading Volusia County News: Republican ‘census’ form should not be confused with U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire

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Operation Green Light

Is your license suspended? Volusia County is offering an opportunity to save money and get back on the road. Volusia County customers with suspended driver’s licenses will have the opportunity to pay overdue court obligations while saving up to 40 percent in additional fees to get their license back. Saturday, October 12 @ The Clerk of the Circuit Court On Saturday, October 12, the Clerk … Continue reading Operation Green Light