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Local Distillery Uses Resources to Supply Sanitizer to Locals

Local craft distillery, Copper Bottom Craft Distillery, is using their business and resources for good and to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Local Source for Hand Sanitizer Copper Bottom, located in Holly Hill in Volusia County, creates spirits hand-crafted in small batches using an unrefined pure cane sugar.  In a video posted today (March 18, 2020), and an announcement made on the city of … Continue reading Local Distillery Uses Resources to Supply Sanitizer to Locals

Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Volusia County is packed with local musical talent! When asked who their favorite band or musician is, locals nominated over 100 acts! Here are the top 5 that always bring the crowds.  All dates listed below are subject to change or cancellation … Continue reading Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

Our thus far mild winter is creating the perfect weather to get outdoors and play! Volusia County has no shortage of parks and playgrounds, but here are the top five awesome spots that local parents and caregivers rely on to expend their kids’ energy!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST PLAYGROUND IN VOLUSIA COUNTY

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INSIDE LOOK: The Florida Local

Q&A with Co-Owners Alonda McCarty & Chelsea Preston Interview by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters Q: When did you open your doors? A: June 2019 Q: What exactly is The Florida Local? A: The Florida Local is a happy little sip and shop artisan market and specialty coffee bar focused on selling Florida-made products and brands. We represent over 50 different artisans from … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: The Florida Local

Local Author Publishes New Novel

Savage House is a story of whit, and ultimately making your own luck, even when dealt an unsteady hand. After vacationing in the Caribbean, August returns home to find his landlady’s fortune has gone missing, and the only lead he can sniff out is a relative. August quickly snoops around and discovers the relative is in trouble with the LasVegas mafia. It is pay or die. … Continue reading Local Author Publishes New Novel

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Affordable and Reliable Airport Rides Now Available

B’ On Time Concierge is your answer to reliable transportation, especially during the holiday season. There is nothing more hectic than traveling during the holidays, and this local company sets themselves apart from all your other choices. They specialize in scheduled-in-advance rides. What is the concierge difference? Every client will receive a phone call the day before their scheduled pick up, so the driver can … Continue reading Affordable and Reliable Airport Rides Now Available

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The Cost of Going Green

I wanted to share a personal experience this month in order to bring awareness to homeownership reality and how any knowledgeable consumer can make a mistake. My husband and I recently hired a company, with a high-rating on Better Business Bureau and four to five star online reviews, to install energy efficient products in our home. The experience has been disappointing and has caused my … Continue reading The Cost of Going Green

Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Sometimes you’re craving your favorite meal, but can’t make it out of the house or office. Here are the top five restaurants locals love and are begging to offer a delivery service!  THE TACO SHACK  642 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach  … Continue reading Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

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INSIDE LOOK: Trolling Lines with Local Anglers

Interviews by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt  Licenses Carried: Fishing / Snook  Facebook: Patrick Eichstaedt (Personal) / Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce (Business)  Instagram: @TheRealTupat  Website: Tupats.com  Contact Info: (386) 405-7599 // Tupat@mac.com  Business Name: Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce  Q: What type of fishing do you specialize in?  A: I specialize in all backwater fishing from my Pau Hana Big EZ … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Trolling Lines with Local Anglers

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Ask A Local: Best Pumpkin Patch in the Area

Fall is officially here in Florida, which doesn’t mean that much has changed thanks to our balmy weather, except now we have pumpkins! Here are the favorite spots the locals head to pick the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. Best Local Pumpkin Patches FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 305 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange (386) 767-6161 FirstChurchPO.org/PumpkinPatch FB: FirstChurchPO // Insta: @FirstChurchPO Pumpkin patch opens Oct 6 Mon … Continue reading Ask A Local: Best Pumpkin Patch in the Area