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Weekend Blues

Ever After Blueberry Farm – Mims, Florida To me, nothing announces the arrival of warm weather more than fresh fruit, and what better way to get that produce to your table than to pick it yourself? Blueberry Picking Season Opens April Being well into spring with summer rapidly approaching, Floridians have been getting our share of warmth for a while now. Thanks to a strange … Continue reading Weekend Blues

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Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes in the world and a native of southeast Asia. For more than 15 years, the gigantic snake has decimated species and become the ruling reptile in the Florida Everglades. The Burmese python problem has reached a new level of worrisome concern because it carries a parasite (pictured below) that infects native snakes in south Florida. A … Continue reading Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

Let’s play a game called, “How Well do You Know your Neighbors?” Did you know that one of your neighbors is a local general store with gifts, lottery, a post office AND over 30 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream right in your back yard? And, it has been open for over 10 years?! Neighbors Ice Cream Parlor and General Store is that place! Located … Continue reading Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

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Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You

Google Drive and the Tools to Organize your Business Utilizing Google Drive gives you the power to communicate and share information quickly and efficiently with your co-workers, employees and clients, even remotely. This will be a hands-on workshop so bring your smartphone or tablet and be ready to dive in! It’s a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any … Continue reading Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You

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Turtle Tots

Educational Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. The program is included with general admission or annual membership. Admission:Seniors – $4Adults (13 and over) – $5Youth (3 – 12) – $2Youth 2 and under – free All applicable sales tax is included in … Continue reading Turtle Tots

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City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening

The City Of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening Is Scheduled For Saturday, March 30, 2019  Officials will host a grand opening for the City of Holly Hill’s Fitness Court on March 30, 2019 from 11 AM until 1 PM, with the ribbon cutting being held at 11:30 AM. The Fitness Court is located at the historic Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Dr. in Holly Hill. … Continue reading City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening

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It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. Protecting Florida’s Beaches I’m an opinion writer. I examine facts and evidence, and then arrive at my conclusions (which are mostly negative), and then I share those screeds here for you to peruse, digest and, hopefully, form your own independent … Continue reading It’s Time For A Clean Beach – No Butts About It

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Sea Cow Snuggle Season

St. Johns River Cruises @ Blue Spring State Park Things to Do in Central Florida Florida or Bust It’s officially manatee snuggle season, and the big squishies are out in full force throughout Central Florida’s springs huddling in the waters to keep warm!  No other spring has quite the reputation for manatee spotting like Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. With nearly 500 snuggly … Continue reading Sea Cow Snuggle Season