Tropical Storm Isaias

Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it tracks northwest in the Atlantic Ocean. The system is the ninth named storm of the 2020 season. Volusia County is participating in daily conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service Office in Melbourne. Additionally, a countywide call took place yesterday with city managers to discuss the status … Continue reading Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

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Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

An announcement on July 17, 2020 from Port Orange Community Trust It is with great sadness that the Port Orange Community Trust Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our 25th Family Days this year. (The event was originally scheduled for September 24 – 27) This was not an easy decision to make. An as nonprofit organization, we depend on Family Days, as … Continue reading Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes

Q: What inspired you to open this family-runned business?  A: This was my hobby while I was in the restaurant business for 20+ years. I decided to do some jobs in my free time. Then I realized I can do what I love, not work nights, weekends or holidays and make money.  Q: When did you first open your doors?  A: We opened in 2003. … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Serene Pavers & Stonescapes

Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

An official statement from the City of Port Orange on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM By proclamation of the Mayor of Port Orange, Donald O. Burnette proclaims this month of July 2020 as “wear a face covering” month in the City of Port Orange. This month will highlight the necessity of the wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not attainable throughout … Continue reading Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

Movie Under the Stars and Food Trucks

Port Orange Community Trust will be hosting a FREE movie as part of the Summer Movie Series. UPDATE! WE WILL BE HOLDING THE MOVIE AT THE AMPHITHEATER! FOOD TRUCKS open at 5:30. So far we have GP Pizza, Jake’s BBQ, Churros & Cream and Kona Ice. Social distancing measures in place for all lines for the food trucks. Guests must be 6′ apart. Pub tables … Continue reading Movie Under the Stars and Food Trucks

Ask A Local: BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP

More than ever, Volusia County residents are enjoying the outdoors! Here are the locals’ top five favorite places to head for fishing gear, bait and tackle before hitting the water for a beautiful day of fishing.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  1. DONALD’S BAIT AND TACKLE  96 … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP

Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

With daily updates from the state, Volusia County and individuals, it is hard to know what public lands are still open for use and what is currently closed. While the Florida governor has issued a “Safer at Home” Order, it does not disallow recreational activity such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running or swimming, as long as these activities are consistent with social distancing … Continue reading Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

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

Perrine's Produce new port orange location

Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location

Photos // Text by Kelsey Walters Perrine’s Produce, a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable market that has served Volusia County for 30 years, opened their newest and largest location in Port Orange in early November. Perrine’s Produce Opens New Port Orange Location in Former Food Lion Perrine’s Produce has a longstanding location in New Smyrna Beach (1044 N. Dixie Freeway) as well as … Continue reading Perrine’s Produce Opens Port Orange Location