Don’t Get In The Car With Strangers

Submitted by Jeffrey Lawrence Don’t get into a car with strangers; that is what we have taught our kids, yet in the US over 3.1 million people a day are doing just that by using Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft, or taxis, shuttles, public transportation or the most dangerous of all, “privates.”  With the myriad of transportation options, clearly not all are … Continue reading Don’t Get In The Car With Strangers

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The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

Feature photo by Philomena Polizzi  Local boutique and coffee shop, The Florida Local, will be donating $5 from every sale of their NSB Vernacular shirt (pictured below) to Foundation 37 which will be redistributing the funds raised back to NSB businesses and residents affected by closures due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although the shop is currently closed, the shirts are available to order online here. Locals are encouraged … Continue reading The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

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Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

Town Parks Restrictions Due to the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Ponce Inlet is making major changes to their public areas. Effective March 20, 2020, restroom facilities at all Ponce Inlet parks will remain locked and water fountains are now bagged to prevent use. Like all other areas in the state, groups must be limited to ten people or less, with a six … Continue reading Town of Ponce Inlet COVID-19 Response

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Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Volusia County, county officials have decided to the limit public access hours of all public offices in the county. The new hours will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020. Volusia County Public Offices The new temporary hours are: Mondays: 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to noon … Continue reading Volusia County Reduces Hours for Public Offices

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Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE 3/23/2020 Effective today, Monday, March 23, 2020, all Florida State Parks will be closed and remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although Florida State Parks limited their hours and capacity limits last week, this did not create the needed reductions in residents visiting the parks in order to slow the spread of the virus. March 21, 2020 While many Floridians are … Continue reading Florida State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

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Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

Geocaching 101 I will never forget the first time I discovered geocaching. I was covering a story about a coastal clean up in Edgewater when I noticed a family of four scouring an area of George R. Kennedy Memorial Park like they had lost something they couldn’t live without. I watched the husband step up on a bench, reach up into the pavilion roof and … Continue reading Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

African Adventure on a Budget

Lion Country Safari – Loxahatchee, FL Please note, due to COVID-19, only the drive through safari is available at this time. Finding ways to beat the heat during Florida summers can be tough, especially after you’ve exhausted every water park, pool and spring within a 100-mile radius. There are other ways to have fun without getting those wrinkly, raisin fingers or even leaving the comfort … Continue reading African Adventure on a Budget

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Hangover: The Party’s Over

Was it Worth it? Regardless of who you are, if you have ever drank too much, you know how terrible a hangover can be. The overwhelming thirst, a spinning room, unimaginable fatigue and crippling nausea; they are the ingredients of a well-earned hangover. A hangover is nature’s way of telling you that you need to find a better hobby. Who in their right mind would … Continue reading Hangover: The Party’s Over

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Local Distillery Uses Resources to Supply Sanitizer to Locals

Local craft distillery, Copper Bottom Craft Distillery, is using their business and resources for good and to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Local Source for Hand Sanitizer Copper Bottom, located in Holly Hill in Volusia County, creates spirits hand-crafted in small batches using an unrefined pure cane sugar.  In a video posted today (March 18, 2020), and an announcement made on the city of … Continue reading Local Distillery Uses Resources to Supply Sanitizer to Locals