Volusia Monitors Potential Hurricane

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. For up-to-the-minute information, please consult the National Hurricane Center and Volusia County Emergency Management. With a potential threat in the tropics, now is the best time for residents to be prepared and stay informed. The County of Volusia has several platforms available with accurate and up-to-date storm information. • Follow Volusia County Emergency … Continue reading Volusia Monitors Potential Hurricane

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

Ocean Properties & Management Inc. (OPM), located at 3500 South Atlantic Ave in New Smyrna Beach (NSB), would like to recognize an outstanding individual at the company. John Davidson, 49, born and raised in NSB, works as a call coordinator on the second floor of the Ocean Properties plaza. He has been managing the reception area, directing the phone system and greeting customers for the … Continue reading Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

September 2022 Fishing Report

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in September As summer continues to roll on, the tarpon have rolled in and it has been non-stop for the last two weeks of August. This is something our area has never seen with the abundant amount of bait pods and longevity of the run of fish. These fish were literally jumping … Continue reading September 2022 Fishing Report

This Week’s Events in Volusia: Sept. 12 – 18

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 This Week’s Events in Volusia: Sept. 12 – 18

This Weekend in Volusia: Events from Sep 9 – 11

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 This Weekend in Volusia: Events from Sep 9 – 11

Ponce Inlet Programs in the Park and Educational Programs

Grandparents Day Celebration Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM Come tour the museum, create a keepsake together with your grandchild and enjoy an old-fashioned favorite snack! This is also an Echo Ranger Event. Ponce Inlet Historical Museum 143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn. Free; RSVP by 7/27 required:Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408 Lecture Series-Natives for Newbies Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 10:30 AM Meet Sande Habali of … Continue reading Ponce Inlet Programs in the Park and Educational Programs

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Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of the Deltona regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. The center’s environmental specialists and volunteers promote an understanding of the county’s natural environment, the heritage it sustains, and the challenges it faces.  Admission is always free! NEW Hours of Operation (as of Friday, October 1, 2021): … Continue reading Nature and Environmental Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

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Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs each month. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs.  Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927.  Upcoming events include: Waterbody Paddle – Bethune Park September 1, 9:00 – 11:00 am Thursday Bring a canoe, kayak, or SUP for a leisurely paddling trip to view local wildlife … Continue reading Explore Volusia Monthly Programs

Ten Years is Just the Beginning

August 2012 was a great month for me because it was the month I started writing for the newspaper. First, I met the editor, Tiffany Evers. We seemed to hit it off from the start. I chose “Finding Beauty” as my column name, but something made me want to go deeper and be more relatable to more than just makeup and skin care issues. What … Continue reading Ten Years is Just the Beginning