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Bike Week 2021 – Official Notices, Events and More

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county, official Bike Week page or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. In January 2021, Daytona Beach City Commissioners announced that the 2021 Bike Week festivities would be permitted this year, … Continue reading Bike Week 2021 – Official Notices, Events and More

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Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

Based on favorable weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct two prescribed burns today.  Prescribed Burns today in Osteen and New Smyrna Beach A 20-acre prescribed burn will take place north of the campground at Hickory Bluff Preserve, Osteen. Trails, the campground and pavilion will be closed temporarily.  Another 20-acre burn will be conducted on the Kemcho tract of Deep Creek Preserve, which … Continue reading Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

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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

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What is Really Important?

I looked up last years’ January title of my article, and found it very thought provoking: “Will 2020 Give You the Gift of Sight?” Like everyone else, I had no idea what 2020 had in mind for our world and for every person in it.  What Did 2020 Give You? Just one issue from a long list of terrifying situations would have been hard enough … Continue reading What is Really Important?

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Deltona

The County of Volusia, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), will hold a COVID-19 vaccination event for individuals age 65 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7 and 8, at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. January 7 – 8 @ Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, Registration Required Only the … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Deltona