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Think Yourself Well

You would be kidding yourself if you thought you weren’t emotionally affected in some way by the anxiety and fears we are all forced to deal with right now. What we all need to do is more self-care. Stop the inner guilt trips about eating or drinking a little too much or watching too many movies or playing on your computer. We are all in … Continue reading Think Yourself Well

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Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

FRIDAY, February 19 Movie Under the Stars, War With Grandpa – JUST ANNOUNCED – RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 5:30 PM @ Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, Port Orange City Center Join Port Orange Community Trust for a safe family fun event! Games & giveaways, food, snacks and of course. Shades will be there! Tanger Outlets Carnival February 18 through 28 @ Tanger Outlets, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.Daytona Beach, … Continue reading Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

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How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

I’ve always looked forward to having a great relationship with my children, bonus kids and youth that I encounter on a daily basis. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that so many of our youth were not as happy or engaged. I am a strong believer in them finding a safe space to express and relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Our youth … Continue reading How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

Top 5 Places to Get Chicken Marsala 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.  Nothing says classic comfort food like Italian cuisine. If you’re looking to cozy up with a classic favorite, like Chicken Marsala, look no further than the local spots in Volusia County. These 5 restaurants are where local patrons go for their favorite … Continue reading Top 5 Places to Get Chicken Marsala in Volusia County

FAC Honors Local Libraries

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing temporary library closures in March and creating an uncertain future, the Volusia County Public Library was faced with a challenge: how to keep children reading and engaged during summer vacation and beyond. The librarians from the children’s and teen sections put on their thinking caps and envisioned a contact-free library system. They had their work cut out for them. Not … Continue reading FAC Honors Local Libraries

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Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask a Local: Between quarantine and the holidays, some of us may be looking for ways to lose that “COVID 19.” Each of these local favorite fitness centers and gyms has something different to offer, from personal trainers to unique classes, to fit everyone’s … Continue reading Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Explore Volusia January Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures.  With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call 386-736-5927. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED // CALL 386-736-5927 Hickory … Continue reading Explore Volusia January Programs

Volusia County Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day

The following contains the list of city and county solid waste pick up schedules that have been announced. Cities will be added as they make announcements, and may not be available yet at this time. If you have any questions, please contact your city officials directly. Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day Unincorporated Volusia County There will be no garbage, recycling, … Continue reading Volusia County Holiday solid waste schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day

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Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Looking to volunteer your time and serve your community? Volusia County Animal Services may be just what you’re looking for. Animal Services is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of functions – everything from lending a hand in the animal clinic and at public events to helping at pet shelters during declared emergencies. Volunteer with Volusia County Animal Services When it comes to volunteer … Continue reading Volusia County Animal Services Seeking Volunteers

Volusia County Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Looking for delicious food at a local establishment to celebrate the holidays? Don’t want to cook this year? These restaurants in Volusia County area are advertising that they will be open for sit-down dinners, to-go orders, grab and go meals and specials. This is a comprehensive list of restaurants that have advertised they will be open, but does not necessarily include every restaurant that will … Continue reading Volusia County Restaurants Open on Christmas Day