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Building Epic Sandcastles Over Spring Break 

Beach time with family is a given over holiday breaks. Try spending your next beach day with a single goal in mind… Building an epic sandcastle! Here are a few tricks of the trade to improve your building success: 1. Bring tools including buckets and flat household carving items like spatulas, spoons or rulers. 2. Build a strong base by mounding dry sand into a … Continue reading Building Epic Sandcastles Over Spring Break 

How To Festival

Coming soon to a library YouTube channel near you! Local experts, hobbyists and librarians will share their passions and offer instructions during 24 free, online programs offered on May 1 and 2. This year’s How-to Festival will be presented virtually with a collection of how-to videos created by library staff. Round up your family and learn something new together! Participants can pick up tips on how … Continue reading How To Festival

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Sheer is here and is having a major moment this fall. Fall Fashion in Florida Sheer isn’t just for swimsuit covers or a night out on the town. Designers are switching up the styling of this lovely fabric and giving it a modern fix making it easy to incorporate it into our daytime wardrobe. I’ve seen this trend in many different styles such as sleeve … Continue reading SHEER IS HERE…

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Can Your Marriage Survive the Togetherness of a Pandemic?

I have friends that work and live together 24/7 and seem to do just fine. My husband and I have lived where we work several times over our 39 years of marriage. It’s not always a picnic, but it works for us.  We were really proud of ourselves during the lockdown. No arguments. We got along beautifully. Had long talks about our future and things … Continue reading Can Your Marriage Survive the Togetherness of a Pandemic?

Back to School Safety

Well, it finally happened…Volusia County spring break has officially ended. It’s hard to believe that all those kiddos left school for a two-week break back in March, only to have it extended five months due to COVID-19. Never in my life have I heard so many kids actually say they WANT to go back to school! Parents have had to make some tough choices during … Continue reading Back to School Safety

Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

Starting in mid-August, census takers across the nation will visit homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census. So far, 62.8 percent of Volusia County residents have completed their census questionnaires, so that means census takers will visit up to 78,000 households in Volusia County alone. Don’t want a knock on your door? If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is … Continue reading Census Takers Will Hit the Streets in August

Pick Your Pass

Living in Florida, we are all well aware of the plethora of theme parks in our backyard. People travel from all over the world, sometimes spending their life savings, to visit these places on vacation. It baffles me when I come across another Floridian that has never stepped foot in one of our “native” theme parks.  Most, if not all, of the state’s theme parks … Continue reading Pick Your Pass