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

The Best Gift a Child Can Receive

As a child, when the Christmas holidays come around, it’s normal to be focused on what you are going to find under the tree. I know, I could barely sleep on Christmas Eve, as the height of anticipation was overwhelming.  I will never forget when I started to realize that it wasn’t all about the getting, but more about the excitement that came from the … Continue reading The Best Gift a Child Can Receive

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis, FL Does the thought of strolling through a wintery forest to carefully choose your own Christmas tree sound like the ideal holiday to you? While I can’t promise a snowy wonderland, there is a spot in Florida that allows you to cut your own Christmas tree, plus tons more fun to get your family in the holiday spirit. Holiday … Continue reading Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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The Illusion of Family Togetherness

When I was in college, I worked as a magician and a magician’s assistant. It all started when I was called to the dean’s office at Flagler College. Earlier that day, I had thrown water balloons from the top of the rotunda down onto unsuspecting students, and I figured that’s what he wanted to talk about.  I was happily surprised when he explained that a … Continue reading The Illusion of Family Togetherness

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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

Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

The temperatures have finally dropped below 90 degrees and we are getting in the fall state of mind. October 26 @ 5 – 9 PM: Hawks Park Soccer Complex The annual EdgeFest Fall Festival is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hawks Park Soccer Complex (148 West Turgot Avenue, behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA). The YMCA will … Continue reading Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

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

National Lighthouse Day

Saturday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet FL 32127 Join them at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and museum on August 4th and celebrate the founding of the US Lighthouse Establishment by exploring the historic light station, climbing Florida’s tallest lighthouse, and participating in kid’s crafts and other activities. Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in … Continue reading National Lighthouse Day