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

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Waitress

Address: 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Date: January 22, 2020 Location: Peabody Auditorium Time: 7:30 PM  Tickets Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a … Continue reading Waitress

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

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Daytona Turkey Run

Daytona International Speedway – 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 November 28 – December 1, 2019 Take a walk down memory lane and relive a 46-year tradition with the Daytona Turkey Run, the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States! Four days of family fun at Daytona International Speedway! The annual Daytona Turkey Run is a car enthusiasts dream held … Continue reading Daytona Turkey Run

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A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

This article was originally published in December 2017. Some aspects of this attraction, including pricing and times, are subject to change. In November, Daytona International Speedway opens the gates to the county’s newest holiday attraction, Magic of Lights. The first of its kind for this area, Magic of Lights offers a drive-through light display experience that’s sure to delight the whole family. In addition to … Continue reading A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

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2019 Volusia County Holiday Parades

Parades are in order of date and time, and not categorized by area. TOMOKA BOAT PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 6 – 9 PM  Route: visible from the River Grille, Ormond Beach.  SANTA PAWS PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 6 PM Route: Along Flagler Avenue CHRISTMAS CRAZY CAR PARADE FRI, DEC 6 @ 7 PM Route: Along Flagler Avenue HOLLY HILL  SAT, DEC 7 @ 10 … Continue reading 2019 Volusia County Holiday Parades

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St. Demetrios Greek Festival

November 7 – 10 Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 134 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach FL 32118 Multi-day, community event featuring authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations. This “must do” event is free and open to the public and guaranteed to be fun for all. The Annual Greek Festival is one of Daytona’s most … Continue reading St. Demetrios Greek Festival

Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

More Rides, Activities and Dinosaurs than ever before! The Largest Exhibition of Lifesize, Moving, Museum-Quality Dinosaurs in North America! Ocean Center Daytona Beach – 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 Friday: 3 – 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm (Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and … Continue reading Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach