Orange City Christmas Light Experience

Beginning December 4 and lasting through the end of the year, drive or walk along on Holly Ave, beginning at Blue Springs Ave and ending at University Ave, to view the Christmas lights!  Continue reading Orange City Christmas Light Experience

Orange City 9th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

We invite you to decorate your home or business for the holidays! Let’s make this the biggest year yet!  Registration opens November 30. To enter, simply complete this form or call 386-775-5410.   All entries must be submitted by December 11.  Only properties that reside within the city limits are eligible for judging.  Judging will take place Dec 14 -21.  All entries should make sure their … Continue reading Orange City 9th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

Plaid Tidings

November 28 – December 20 @ Athens Theatre, DeLand In the historic Athens Theatre’s safely sanitized but cozy surroundings, nestle your family into an intimate little group to take in this year’s festive holiday offering at the Athens: Stuart Ross’s musical silliness, Plaid Tidings. Inspired by the “heavenly” Rosemary Clooney, familiar goofily comic characters from Forever Plaid return to earth and transform today’s dissonance and … Continue reading Plaid Tidings

Mistletoe March

Find toy soldiers hiding in shops around Downtown DeLand and enter to win prizes. Pick up a Passport at participating locations or Download One Now. When you spot a Soldier at any one of the businesses listed on the reverse side, 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. You … Continue reading Mistletoe March

LEC plans winter break camp

Children ages 7 to 12 can discover the importance of Florida’s unique scrub habitat during a winter break camp that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 28 through 31 at Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC), 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. While learning to be better environmental stewards, campers will learn about animals and marine creatures and their adaptations. Activities will include nature hikes, … Continue reading LEC plans winter break camp

Get in the holiday mood with DeBary Hall candlelight tours

Get in the holiday mood and explore DeBary Hall Historic Site while candlelight fills the 19th century mansion with a warm glow, accentuating its historical treasures and holiday decorations. December 18 – 19 The tours will begin at 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19. Guests will start in the theater to hear about historic holiday traditions, sing a carol or … Continue reading Get in the holiday mood with DeBary Hall candlelight tours

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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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