Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

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 camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice.  Follow the links below the listings or … Continue reading Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

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Building Epic Sandcastles Over Spring Break 

Beach time with family is a given over holiday breaks. Try spending your next beach day with a single goal in mind… Building an epic sandcastle! Here are a few tricks of the trade to improve your building success: 1. Bring tools including buckets and flat household carving items like spatulas, spoons or rulers. 2. Build a strong base by mounding dry sand into a … Continue reading Building Epic Sandcastles Over Spring Break 

Silky Smooth: Adding Silk Scarves to your Wardrobe

Summer’s hottest closet staple and favorite vacation piece this season is the silk scarf. Silk Scarves are HOT this Summer! It’s safe to say the silk scarf has been trending for centuries and it’s fashionably making its way around the runways, celebrities and influencers all over the internet. The silk scarf is being used in more ways than one. Besides the three styles shown in … Continue reading Silky Smooth: Adding Silk Scarves to your Wardrobe

Top 5 Best Natural Springs in Florida

Our state has over 700 natural springs. Each day, eight billion gallons of water flows from our underground aquifer at a constant 72-degrees. With so many to choose from, it’s easy to find a refreshing watering hole to beat the summer heat. Here are the locals’ top 5 favorite spots, both near and a little farther, to dive in! Ask a Local – Best Natural … Continue reading Top 5 Best Natural Springs in Florida

Slither into Summer: The Reptile Discovery Center

Photos by Scott and Kelsey Walters  Summer is here and for a lot of us, that means more time outdoors, enjoying the beach, springs and waterways while we soak up the sun. Living in a coastal community, it’s easy to forget about Florida’s other non-oceanic ecosystems and the abundance of wildlife we are surrounded with on a daily basis.  The Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand … Continue reading Slither into Summer: The Reptile Discovery Center

Summertime Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

Each year, Volusia County has a summertime fertilizer ban and initiates other restrictions to protect the county’s waterways. Ordinance 2014-09 applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona and DeBary, which have their own fertilizer ordinances. Gardens and compost are exempt. Volusia County’s Fetilizer Ordinance The ordinance includes the following provisions: The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous is … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Begins June 1

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Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Concerts and Fireworks

In 2021, catch a live summer concert at the Bandshell every Saturday night from May 29 through September 25 starting at 7:15 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier.  All seating is reserved and includes a chair. General Reserved tickets are $4 / VIP Reserved tickets are $10.  The Star Spangled Summer Concert Series is an annual live summer concert series that takes place on Saturday … Continue reading Daytona Beach Bandshell Summer Concerts and Fireworks