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Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

Target will be conducting a car seat trade-in event from April 22 – May 4.  Trade-in used car seats for big discounts at Target They will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats and car seats that are expired or damaged. Materials from the old car seats will be recycled.  Guests … Continue reading Target Car Seat Trade-In is BACK!

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Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

April 27 from 11 AM – 2 PM @ Riverwalk Park Come out to the City of Port Orange Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Riverwalk Park! At the celebration, find the right bike for you, or get on that perfect stand up paddle board or kayak, participate in some yoga, build a craft, get a tree, … Continue reading Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

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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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It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

A message from the City of Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt in Edgewater Spring has sprung and we hope you will hop on over to the Hawks Park Ballfields (behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA at 148 West Turgot Avenue) on Saturday, April 13 for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza. We will have four fields, designated by age group, loaded with a total of 15,000+ eggs. All … Continue reading It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

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Easter 2019 Events

Egg Hunts and Easter Celebrations in Volusia County DeBary Egg Hunt – April 6 @ 10 AM Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, FL DeLand Egg Hunt  – April 12 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM Earl Brown Park, DeLand  Kids and families can enjoy a movie in the park plus a fun Easter egg hunt!  EdgeFest Eggstravaganza – April 13 @ 10 AM Hawks Park, … Continue reading Easter 2019 Events

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Nature’s Defense

There is a great debate on whether to immunize children by vaccination, but what many people don’t know is babies are already immunized by the mother at birth. The fetus spends its first nine months developing in a sterile womb free from bacteria, but as the child passes through the mother’s cervix and birth canal, a healthy dose of beneficial (good) bacteria is passed to … Continue reading Nature’s Defense

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Spring Home Show

Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Browse a variety of exhibitors to help jumpstart your home improvement projects.  The News-Journal’s 30th Annual Spring Home Show provides you with a variety of exhibitors to help jump start your home improvement. Enjoy trendy presentations on stage daily, … Continue reading Spring Home Show

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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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Summer Camp Scholarships Available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children who are entering grades 1-6 and are between the ages of 5 and 12 may apply for scholarships. Students up to 17 years old who will be attending approved special needs camps are also are eligible. Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will be awarded according to … Continue reading Summer Camp Scholarships Available