September Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in September Each year in the late summer, the fishing in Jupiter, Florida really heats up. That is one of my favorite parts of Florida to fish, especially for large snook. I recently took my good friend and neighbor, Bobby Minotti, my brother-in-law, Max Bressan, and my … Continue reading September Fishing Guide

Summer in Bloom

Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters Kanapaha Botanical Gardens – Gainesville, Florida  Back in 1513 when explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon (yes, the same namesake of Ponce Inlet and De Leon Springs), stumbled across our southern state in his search for the elusive Fountain of Youth, he was overwhelmed with the land’ s budding tropical beauty. When he laid claim to the territory for Spain … Continue reading Summer in Bloom

house structure made of coins and 100 dollar bills with hand reaching out to it

COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

Volusia County will accept applications from homeowners that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of one or both of the following emergency repairs to their home: Septic tank pump out Central heat & air (HVAC) unit repair or replacement Program Eligibility Home is owned by the applicant and is the primary residence Home is not a pre-1994 mobile or manufactured home … Continue reading COVID-19 Emergency Repair Available to Residents

National Weather Service Melbourne confirms EF-2 tornado in DeLand

All photos and video provided by City of DeLand, FL After visiting the area Wednesday, Aug. 19, meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Melbourne confirmed that an EF-2 tornado tore through DeLand on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 18. The tornado touched down at approximately 3:48 p.m. and traveled east northeast for 4.6 miles before lifting at approximately 4 p.m. At its widest, the … Continue reading National Weather Service Melbourne confirms EF-2 tornado in DeLand

Write Your Life

Stress is an underlying cause that can be attributed to disease, depression and a plethora of physical, mental, emotional and financial woes. I would like to offer you an alternative method to combat the effects of stress. This unique strategy involves writing. Writing and Stress Relief So often we internalize the things that bother us most, allowing them to create internal strife until, at some … Continue reading Write Your Life

County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

Residents and businesses in Volusia County’s unincorporated areas will continue to receive a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance policies, thanks to the county’s ongoing efforts to reduce flooding risk. The Community Rating System, which is overseen by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, recently renewed the county’s certification for another year. The rating system rewards communities for implementing programs and policies that protect their … Continue reading County’s Flood Insurance Rating Means Discounts for Residents

New Grandparents in 2020

My grandson, David Banks, was born in June. A total of five grandparents, with great excitement and anticipation for their children, who were about to be first-time new parents, was at an all-time high.  Due to COVID-19, it was very difficult for me and the other grandparents, and one excited aunt, to be forbidden inside the hospital at all. This little guy was my fourth … Continue reading New Grandparents in 2020

ACA Plans to Develop a New Program for Blind and Low-sighted Youth

The Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) will launch its Young Sound Seekers program on August 22, 2020. This five-year initiative is made possible by a grant award from the National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division. The program encourages the appreciation of natural sounds and will help overcome barriers to access by creating a safe, undistracted outdoor space for blind and low-sighted … Continue reading ACA Plans to Develop a New Program for Blind and Low-sighted Youth

Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, which includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties, have been selected as one of five sites to participate in the Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project. Toward that end, Judges Kathryn Weston and Terence Perkins are now in the process of selecting a few civil jury cases in Volusia and Flagler counties that, at a minimum, … Continue reading Florida Supreme Court’s Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Project