empty beach in Volusia County with a couple of people walking

Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

With daily updates from the state, Volusia County and individuals, it is hard to know what public lands are still open for use and what is currently closed. While the Florida governor has issued a “Safer at Home” Order, it does not disallow recreational activity such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running or swimming, as long as these activities are consistent with social distancing … Continue reading Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

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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

CLOSED FL STATE PARKS

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

Lucky’s Market Finds Success in Ormond Beach but the City Must Seek New Opportunities Following the Announcement of Statewide Closures

Lucky’s Market announced yesterday that they will be closing all of their Florida store locations by February 12th, including the Ormond Beach store. The announcement follows Lucky’s primary backer, Kroger, disclosing plans to divest its ownership share in December and is not a reflection of the Ormond Beach store’s individual performance. Lucky’s Market considered the Ormond Beach store to be a very successful location, exceeding … Continue reading Lucky’s Market Finds Success in Ormond Beach but the City Must Seek New Opportunities Following the Announcement of Statewide Closures

County Libraries Expand Hours

TheVolusia County Public Library system will ring in the new year with expanded hours to accommodate the increasing demand for library services. Libraries Offering Longer Hours as of January 2, 2020 The six regional libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. These libraries are: Daytona Beach Regional … Continue reading County Libraries Expand Hours

beach ramp booth in Volusia County florida

Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule Begins November

Beginning Friday, November 1, the following Volusia County beach ramps will be open daily: Granada Boulevard Cardinal Drive Harvard Drive Williams Avenue University Boulevard Seabreeze Boulevard International Speedway Boulevard Silver Beach Avenue Florida Shores Boulevard Dunlawton Boulevard Beach Street Beachway Avenue Crawford Road Flagler Avenue 3rd Avenue 27th Avenue The ramps at Milsap Road and Emilia Avenue will be open only on weekends. All other … Continue reading Off-Season Beach Ramp Schedule Begins November

New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Closes Parks for Updates

In preparation for summer, the city of NSB is updating some of their public parks and performing maintenance. Two City of New Smyrna Beach parks to close temporarily for maintenance in May As the weather warms and summer approaches, two city parks will close temporarily in May for regular maintenance. The New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex (1800 Turnbull Bay Road) closed May 9-10 to fumigate … Continue reading NSB Closes Parks for Updates