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

Staycation

The rise of the vacation shirt is coming in hot this summer and you don’t have to travel to wear them. Who would have known this trend from years ago would be back and even more popular? Seen on musician Harry Styles and recently the popular Netflix series, “Outer Banks,” the statement shirt is surprisingly comfortable and easy to pull off. You can find these … Continue reading Staycation

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Ask A Local: BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN TREATS

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  I scream, you scream… These five ice cream spots are serving up a great way to beat the heat and have the locals screaming for more. Here’s where Volusia County goes to get their freeze on!  NEIGHBORS ICE CREAM PARLOR & GENERAL … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST ICE CREAM & FROZEN TREATS