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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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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Wildlife Fest

Celebrate Volusia County’s native plants and animals during Wildlife Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey, observe sea turtles undergoing rehabilitation, and visit booths staffed by nature groups and environmental organizations. The festival will also feature music, children’s activities and food vendors. Animal rehabilitation staff … Continue reading Wildlife Fest

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Florida Surf Film Festival

Florida Surf Film Festival (FSFF), presented by Monster Energy, is proud to announce official selections for the feature and short documentary categories for its final installment of the 2019 festival on November 8thand 9th at Atlantic Center for the Arts, in New Smyrna Beach, with doors opening at 4:30PM, and films beginning at 5:30PM, each night. Jurors in attendance for the 2019 festival include: Matt Warshaw Encyclopedia … Continue reading Florida Surf Film Festival

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It’s Time to Change More than your Clock

You know the old saying, “Spring forward, fall back.” It reminds us to turn our clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall. This year, daylight saving time ends and standard time resumed Sunday, Nov. 3. Fall Watering Schedule in Volusia County This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedules changed, so make sure you reset your automatic sprinklers. Residents … Continue reading It’s Time to Change More than your Clock

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Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadets Honored

Two cadets from the Ormond Beach Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) were honored recently by the CAP’s Florida Wing Commander. Cadet Captain Grayson Bertaina was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award. This award is the second milestone of the Cadet Program, which is earned after receipt of the General Billy Mitchell Award and the completion of the first 11 achievements of the … Continue reading Ormond Beach Civil Air Patrol Cadets Honored

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Operation Green Light

Is your license suspended? Volusia County is offering an opportunity to save money and get back on the road. Volusia County customers with suspended driver’s licenses will have the opportunity to pay overdue court obligations while saving up to 40 percent in additional fees to get their license back. Saturday, October 12 @ The Clerk of the Circuit Court On Saturday, October 12, the Clerk … Continue reading Operation Green Light

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Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees recently declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. State of Florida under Public Health Emergency for Hepatisis A Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. Despite the recent rise in … Continue reading Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Good Houseguests Gone Bad

When you live in a vacation state like Florida, you have to be prepared for houseguests. My husband and I have hosted hundreds of friends and family for their vacations. Our most recent houseguest just left a few days ago.  It all begins when they arrive. Hugs are exchanged and then you say, “Just make yourself at home.” You may come to regret that statement … Continue reading Good Houseguests Gone Bad