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NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

To increase access to back-to-school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County will offer vaccinations at the Babe James Community Center home of the City of New Smyrna’s popular Summer Fun Camp.  No or low-cost vaccinations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m., June 24, July 8 and July 22, at the community center located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. … Continue reading NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

Free Meals for Kids at Summer BreakSpot Sites 

Summer BreakSpot offers balanced breakfasts, lunches, snacks or dinners at no cost for kids 18 and under. Meals will be served on site, at no cost, at places like parks, libraries, schools and churches. Free Meals Available for Kids Throughout the Summer Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. The program, funded … Continue reading Free Meals for Kids at Summer BreakSpot Sites 

Stetson Entrepreneur to be Featured on TV Show

Featured photo provided by Stetson University There’s exciting news from Stetson’s School of Business Administration: Junior Kendall Buck ’23, an entrepreneurship and management major, will be featured on a new TV show – Fox Business Network’s “The Billion Dollar Idea.” On the show, Buck and other contestants compete for $1 million in startup funding from billionaire entrepreneur, Ben Weiss. The show debuted Tuesday, April 26, … Continue reading Stetson Entrepreneur to be Featured on TV Show

Volusia Libraries Offer Teen Reading Challenge

Teens in grades 6 through 12 can take part in Volusia County Public Library’s first-ever Teen Winter Beanstack Challenge created just for them. Teen Reading Challenge in Volusia County, FL Starting December 1, teens can visit the library online to participate in the challenge. Teens will log on to earn badges for individual activities they complete, which will earn them chances to win a raffle … Continue reading Volusia Libraries Offer Teen Reading Challenge

Face Coverings in Volusia County Schools: What Do Kids Think?

On September 1, 2021 the Volusia County school board voted (3-2) passing a face covering policy that went into effect on September 7. The mandate requires kindergarten through 12th grade students to wear a face covering until October 15, 2021. As of September 14, 2021, parents have the unrestricted option to “opt out” their children or submit a medical exemption. According to the Center for … Continue reading Face Coverings in Volusia County Schools: What Do Kids Think?

INSIDE LOOK: The Flagler Auditorium

The Flagler Auditorium Dennis Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts is Flagler County’s premier performing arts center for the community. Offering the latest technology and design, the auditorium educates, enlightens, enriches and exposes children and adults to the thrill of quality, live performances.  The magnificent 1,000-seat Flagler Auditorium represents an important milestone in the cultural life of Flagler County and for the east central and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: The Flagler Auditorium

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

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

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On-Campus Housing Coming to Daytona State College

Photo provided by Daytona State College On April 15, 2021, Daytona State College (DSC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new student residence hall at the Daytona Beach campus. Construction plans call for a four-story building with accommodations for approximately 250 students. The project is planned for completion in August 2022.  New Dorm Residences Coming to Daytona State College According to a February news release, … Continue reading On-Campus Housing Coming to Daytona State College

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New Turf Installed at NSB Sports Complex

NSB Mayor Russ Owen, Commissioner Jason McGuirk and Commissioner Randy Hartman were all on hand before kickoff at the New Smyrna Beach High School Barracudas season opener in September to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art synthetic turf football field in the city’s Sports Complex at 1800 Turnbull Bay Rd. in New Smyrna Beach. The New Turf will Save the City Money Each Year … Continue reading New Turf Installed at NSB Sports Complex