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DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

The Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is monitoring the current infant formula shortage and takes this life-threatening issue very seriously. On May 12, 2022, State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf regarding the formula shortages affecting some of Florida’s most vulnerable populations. DOH-Volusia wants to ensure Floridians are kept up to date on this … Continue reading DOH-Volusia Provides Update on Current National Infant Formula Shortage

2022 Easter and Spring Events in Volusia County

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading 2022 Easter and Spring Events in Volusia County

Spring Brew and Food Fest

Address: 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32127 Phone: (386) 506-5935 Presented By: Port Orange Community Trust Dates: March 25, 2022 – March 27, 2022 Recurrence: Recurring daily Location: Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Price: Free Admission and Parking Food and Brew Fest March 25-27 at City Center in Port Orange. Craft Beer and Wine – Food Trucks – Chili Cookoff (March 27 10 a.m. … Continue reading Spring Brew and Food Fest

Top 5 Best French Onion Soups in Volusia County

With cooler weather moving in for the season, it’s the perfect time of year to warm up with a hot bowl of soup. Nothing is cozier than a steaming crock of French onion soup! These top five places were voted by the locals for their delicious renditions of the classic dish.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be … Continue reading Top 5 Best French Onion Soups in Volusia County

Light Up Orange City

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm Location: block of City Hall, 205 E Graves Ave, Orange City Join us at City Hall as we kick off the holiday season in our historic corridor.  Watch the Mayor flip the switch and light the area up! There will be ice skating and other children’s activities for all to enjoy (free admission).  Food trucks will have food available … Continue reading Light Up Orange City

Downtown DeLand Mistletoe March

Nov 22 – Dec 20 Find toy soldiers hiding in shops around Downtown DeLand and enter to win prizes. Pick up a Passport at participating locations . When you spot a Soldier at any one of the businesses listed on the passport, collect a store stamp or signature. When you’ve collected at least 20 different store stamps/signatures bring your Passport to The Muse Book Shop. … Continue reading Downtown DeLand Mistletoe March

Reggae Rise Up Florida

The sixth annual Reggae Rise Up Florida (RRU) music festival was held October 21 – 24, 2021 at Vinoy Park, a waterfront venue in St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally scheduled for March 2020 dates, the music festival was postponed a total of three times during the pandemic. To make up for the postponements, an extra night, Thursday, October 21 was added to the festival schedule. Big … Continue reading Reggae Rise Up Florida

‘Tis the (Camping) Season

All photos and text by Kelsey Walters With our recent taste of cooler weather, Floridians everywhere are flocking to the outdoors. With the promise of days ahead that won’t feel like they’re being spent on the surface of the sun, my family is gearing up for camping season and we kicked it off with a trip to a fun riverside spot for plenty of fresh … Continue reading ‘Tis the (Camping) Season

Building Self Awareness

Last month I ran across a brilliant quote. I think I’ve started to attract them into my life. I love quotes because they offer a small and purposeful way to guide me through the year.  The quote said: Watch your thoughts…for they become words. Watch your words…for they become actions. Watch your actions…for they become habits. Watch your habits…for they become character. Watch your character…for … Continue reading Building Self Awareness

Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Everyone is invited to explore one of Florida’s natural treasures with the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) by booking a spot on one of their guided ecotours. You can kayak the waters of New Smyrna Beach, or relax on their pontoon boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon. They also offer walking tours where you can learn about Florida’s local flora and fauna, as well as … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center EcoTours