Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue

Event presented by The Party’s on Flagler, hosted at individual locations Hello Summer! For over 30 years New Smyrna Beach marked the official start of summer with Seaside Fiesta Weekend. Due to COVID-19 and keeping everyone’s safety as our highest priority, the block party, 5K race, and surf competition will not take place this year. A scaled-down version of the annual Seaside Fiesta Weekend Music … Continue reading Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue

Volusia County Allocating Funds for Home-Based Businesses Seeking COVID-19 Relief

Volusia County is preparing to roll out two more assistance programs to boost the community’s continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic after the County Council allocated $3 million in emergency financial support to help home-based businesses and another $1 million to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. COVID relief funds dedicated to home-based businesses and protective gear For home-based businesses that meet the eligibility criteria, … Continue reading Volusia County Allocating Funds for Home-Based Businesses Seeking COVID-19 Relief

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Adventures of a Modern Pirate: June 2020

Despite the beauty of Rum Cay that lay before us, we could not ignore Mother Nature and her abrupt changes as there was a noticeable shift with the winds. The dark night had overtaken the island and became pitch black and blacker with each passing minute. Without warning, the winds became tangible, with a chill.  My uncle asked for rum. I took a quick sip … Continue reading Adventures of a Modern Pirate: June 2020

Flutter By

Photos by Kelsey and Scott Walters Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter  Coming out of quarantine and heading straight into hurricane season can make Florida feel like a real downer these days. As Floridians take it all into stride, it’s nice to know that it’s not all gloom and doom. It’s also peak butterfly season!  Butterflies like it hot, so our state offers the perfect weather … Continue reading Flutter By

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Free Meals for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites statewide – many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available … Continue reading Free Meals for Kids and Teens

The Good Old Days

Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days

SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

The owners of SaniPro NSB, Melissa Tyo-Grooten and Jodi Hinkle are local residents and are committed to helping business owners and vacation rental property owners navigate the “Reopen Florida” Guidelines, regain the confidence of their customers and achieve economic recovery quickly and effectively. SaniPro NSB identified the leading-edge, EPA Approved, Green Seal Certified™ disinfectant products and emerging technology, and blended it with carefully selected equipment … Continue reading SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

Movie Under the Stars and Food Trucks

Port Orange Community Trust will be hosting a FREE movie as part of the Summer Movie Series. UPDATE! WE WILL BE HOLDING THE MOVIE AT THE AMPHITHEATER! FOOD TRUCKS open at 5:30. So far we have GP Pizza, Jake’s BBQ, Churros & Cream and Kona Ice. Social distancing measures in place for all lines for the food trucks. Guests must be 6′ apart. Pub tables … Continue reading Movie Under the Stars and Food Trucks

2020 Volusia County Seniors: An Unforgettable Class

Senior celebrations and graduations were canceled or cut short from the coronavirus outbreak. The graduates’ journeys have been unlike any other. From living through 9/11 as babies to now in the middle of a pandemic, the 2020 graduating class leaves behind an unforgettable legacy. With coronavirus school closures, Volusia County Schools (VCS) planned alternative graduation events to give seniors the ceremony they deserve.  High school … Continue reading 2020 Volusia County Seniors: An Unforgettable Class

Volusia County Summer Camps

This is a growing list and does not necessarily reflect all the camps available in Volusia County. We will add to this list as more information becomes available. Camp availability, dates and fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact the camp coordinator for more information and questions. New Smyrna Beach The Hub Summer Camp – For Kids and Teens at The Hub on … Continue reading Volusia County Summer Camps