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Page Turner

When you think of a library, you think books. Which is correct…but there is a lot more to it than a pile of books. Don’t get me wrong here. I love books and I prefer them to other reading devices. There is just something about curling up with a good book that a Kindle cannot replace. Your local library has a lot more to offer than you … Continue reading Page Turner

Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

The temperatures have finally dropped below 90 degrees and we are getting in the fall state of mind. October 26 @ 5 – 9 PM: Hawks Park Soccer Complex The annual EdgeFest Fall Festival is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hawks Park Soccer Complex (148 West Turgot Avenue, behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA). The YMCA will … Continue reading Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

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Celebrate the Intracoastal Waterway at the EdgeFest Day on the River

Do you love the water? The city of Edgewater sure does – we treasure the gem that is the Intracoastal Waterway. The annual EdgeFest Day on the River event will include water fun and safety tips. There will be plenty of fun and educational opportunities for all ages. Bring your stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe for an excursion along the shoreline. Once again, … Continue reading Celebrate the Intracoastal Waterway at the EdgeFest Day on the River

Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

More Rides, Activities and Dinosaurs than ever before! The Largest Exhibition of Lifesize, Moving, Museum-Quality Dinosaurs in North America! Ocean Center Daytona Beach – 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 Friday: 3 – 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm (Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and … Continue reading Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go online and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. … Continue reading Every Kid in a Park

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EdgeFest Back to School Party

Close out the summer with tons of fun at the EdgeFest Back to School Party! Summer is more than halfway over and it is time to begin to think about the kids returning to school. Our annual Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). The event begins at 10 a.m. … Continue reading EdgeFest Back to School Party

International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs