This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (8/25 – 8/28)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (8/25 – 8/28)

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Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Now that we have completed our pollinator gardens and we’ve amended or rebuilt great soil, we are on our way to controlling some of our outside pesky bugs like the infamous mosquito. Here are five of my favorite mosquito repellent plants that you can plant in your garden.  #5 – CATMINT: Honestly, any type of mint plant is amazing in your quest to eliminate mosquitoes. … Continue reading Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

The annual sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through October 31. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s sea turtle nesting takes place on Florida beaches. In a typical year, about 500 sea turtle nests are laid on Volusia County beaches. Just three months into the 2022 nesting season, a record-breaking 1,410 nests have been observed. The loggerhead are the most common sea turtle … Continue reading Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

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Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today advised residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Volusia County. A human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.  Most people do not develop any symptoms, but one in five people can experience headache, body ache, joint pain, diarrhea or rash. Severe illness … Continue reading Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies August 8. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is … Continue reading Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

This Week: Events in Volusia (8/11 – 8/14)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Week: Events in Volusia (8/11 – 8/14)

De Leon Springs Sugar Mill Announces Big Changes

Photos and Text by Kelsey Walters On Monday night, August 8, 2022, The Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs State Park made the following announcement on their Facebook page: After 61 years, the Old Spanish Sugar Mill will be closing its screen doors. While it is unfortunate, the state has decided not to renew our contract and move forward with another concession in … Continue reading De Leon Springs Sugar Mill Announces Big Changes

This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (8/4 – 8/7)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend’s Events in Volusia (8/4 – 8/7)

August 2022 Fishing Report: A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall

Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat  Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall Our community lost a true warrior of the sea this past month…. Our friend Captain Joe Lyall passed away doing what he loved. Fishing, and then surfing, before he soared into the heavens. My last encounter with Joe was something I’ll never forget.  He has me over to … Continue reading August 2022 Fishing Report: A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall

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FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in Volusia County. The individual case is isolated. DOH-Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to notify possible exposures and offer potential post-exposure prophylaxis. At this time, DOH-Volusia has not identified any additional cases. What is … Continue reading FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case