Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Volusia County is packed with local musical talent! When asked who their favorite band or musician is, locals nominated over 100 acts! Here are the top 5 that always bring the crowds.  All dates listed below are subject to change or cancellation … Continue reading Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

Award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened its highly anticipated new location at ONE DAYTONA, a 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment destination located directly across from Daytona International Speedway, on Thursday, Feb. 13. Recognized as one of the “South’s Best BBQ Joints” by Southern Living, the iconic 4 Rivers Smokehouse brings some of Florida’s favorite food to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” serving its signature 18-hour … Continue reading 4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

INSIDE LOOK: Peanut and George’s Pub On Main

Interview by Tiffany Evers Photos by Kelsey Walters and property of East Coast Current Q&A with Owners Leea Murphy and Rick Kantor Q: Everyone has a story to tell about why they open a business and why they chose the name. What’s your story? A: We have always enjoyed Main Street. I worked at this location under a previous owner. We saw the potential it … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Peanut and George’s Pub On Main

Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Installs Buddy Benches

Due to a generous $5,000 grant from the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District,the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler andVolusia Counties has been busy installing eight Buddy Benches throughout Volusia County. A buddy bench, the brilliant idea of a Pennsylvanian second-grader in 2013, are benches where a child, or adult, who is feeling lonely, upset or in need of company may sit to let others … Continue reading Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Installs Buddy Benches

Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

Our thus far mild winter is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

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Taking the First Step

Daytona Beach Shelter Opens for Single Homeless The First Step Shelter (FSS), a 15,00-square-foot facility located at 3889 W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, opened its doors in December 2019 to the single-adult homeless community of Volusia County. The shelter has two dorms that can temporarily house 120 men and women. There are seven staff members who can help new residents in all aspects … Continue reading Taking the First Step

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DAYTONA Speedweeks & DAYTONA 500 2020

Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Dates: Feb. 8 – 16, 2020 DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth officially kicks off the NASCAR season with an action-packed schedule of races across several different racing series — all at the “World Center of Racing” Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire, February 8 Busch Clash At DAYTONA, February 9 Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, February … Continue reading DAYTONA Speedweeks & DAYTONA 500 2020

Cultural Council Issues Call for Public Art

Florida artists are invited to submit two and three-dimensional works of art for possible display in Daytona Beach Regional Airport’s terminal, which is undergoing major renovations. The Volusia County Council has allocated $65,000 for the purchase or commissioning of artwork to be displayed in six designated public areas.The Cultural Council of Volusia County, which oversees the county’s Art in Public Places program, will review proposals and … Continue reading Cultural Council Issues Call for Public Art

INSIDE LOOK: Sappho Chocolates

Interview by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters The Team:  We all do pretty much everything. That way if someone needs to stay home, the chocolate making continues. However, each of us has our specialties. Kathryn: While we all come up with ideas for new flavors, it’s Kathryn’s job, as chocolatier, to make them work. Like formulating each of the different alcohol fillings we use … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Sappho Chocolates

Classic Christmas Radio Show

Showtimes December 20 and 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm December 22 @ 2 p.m. LocationDaytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach FL 32118 Celebrate the Holiday Season with 1940’s and 50’s beloved American classic radio shows such as Father Knows Best, Our Miss Brooks, Burns & Allen and My Friend Irma. The funny and heartwarming stories presented as a radio broadcast with sound effects performed … Continue reading Classic Christmas Radio Show