This Weekend in Volusia

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading This Weekend in Volusia

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Weekend Events in Volusia (9/10 – 9/12)

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading Weekend Events in Volusia (9/10 – 9/12)

Classroom Mini-Grants Available through FL Farm Bureau Federation

Calling all teachers! Florida Farm Bureau Classroom Mini-Grant Applications are now available. Florida Farm Bureau provides an array of resources to help educators and consumers learn more about agriculture. Their membership programs provide opportunities for farm families to support agriculture in our state. Teachers can Apply for $250 Classroom Mini Grant From helping teachers to growing tomorrow’s leaders to helping the rural and urban communities … Continue reading Classroom Mini-Grants Available through FL Farm Bureau Federation

Labor Day Weekend in Volusia County

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the events. **EVENT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANIZERS DIRECTLY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.** Follow … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend in Volusia County

Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Due to recent COVID-19 guidance from the County of Volusia the Lyonia Environmental Center has suspended all in-person programs until further notice. All exhibits remain open to the public. Visitors are welcome to explore the Center through self-guided tours. All virtual options remain available. The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of … Continue reading Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Ripe for the Picking: Spring Garden Vineyard

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Considering Florida’s reputation as a tourist trap, you don’t often think of the state’s agricultural business when you cite the state’s popular attractions and money-makers. Sure, we obviously have our citrus industry as a cash cow, and you-pick blueberry season is increasingly popular in the spring.  I bet you don’t conjure up sprawling vineyards when you imagine Floridian agriculture, … Continue reading Ripe for the Picking: Spring Garden Vineyard

INSIDE LOOK: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Rails-to-Trails is a Nationwide Network of Fitness and Outdoor Activity Trails Since 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has worked from coast to coast, supporting the development of thousands of miles of rail-trails for millions to explore and enjoy. … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

On July 27, The Volusia County School Board voted to remove the uniform requirement for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. No More Uniforms for Volusia County Schools Students The policy, which has been in place since 2016, had required students to wear solid colored polos and khaki, navy blue or black shorts, skirts and pants, along with closed-toe shoes. The updated policy was posted, which … Continue reading Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

Dolphin Days: Marineland

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters, photos of the Dolphin Encounter provided by Marineland Recently, Scott decided to surprise Avery and I with a fun day out. All he told us was to grab our towels and get in the car. Before we knew it, we were at Marineland, a classic beachside attraction in St. Augustine right on the border with Palm Coast.  I didn’t … Continue reading Dolphin Days: Marineland

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Volusia County Library In-Person Programs Canceled

Due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the 14 branches of the Volusia County Public Library system have canceled all indoor, face-to-face programs for youths and adults.  County libraries cancel programs There are no plans at this time to close the branches, and staff continues to provide service inside the branches, online and by phone. Residents can stop by their local branch to … Continue reading Volusia County Library In-Person Programs Canceled