I’m On a Boat

The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat

Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

Each year, Volusia County has a summertime fertilizer ban and initiates other restrictions to protect the county’s waterways. Volusia County Bans Fertilizer each Summer 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. The ordinance includes the following provisions: The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or … Continue reading Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

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How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

A message from Volusia County Community Information It’s an American tradition to have fireworks on Independence Day. But handling pyrotechnics yourself is dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in more than 9,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals emergency departments in 2018.With public fireworks displays canceled or postponed across the county, Volusia County Fire Rescue officials are concerned that some … Continue reading How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

In a statement posted on Twitter today, June 26, 2020 at 11:13 a.m., the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced that, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This affects on-site consumption of alcohol, which was only just readmitted recently during the state’s “Phase 2” plan of reopening. It does not … Continue reading Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

Volusia County Allocating Funds for Home-Based Businesses Seeking COVID-19 Relief

Volusia County is preparing to roll out two more assistance programs to boost the community’s continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic after the County Council allocated $3 million in emergency financial support to help home-based businesses and another $1 million to purchase protective equipment for local businesses. COVID relief funds dedicated to home-based businesses and protective gear For home-based businesses that meet the eligibility criteria, … Continue reading Volusia County Allocating Funds for Home-Based Businesses Seeking COVID-19 Relief

The Good Old Days

Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days

SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

The owners of SaniPro NSB, Melissa Tyo-Grooten and Jodi Hinkle are local residents and are committed to helping business owners and vacation rental property owners navigate the “Reopen Florida” Guidelines, regain the confidence of their customers and achieve economic recovery quickly and effectively. SaniPro NSB identified the leading-edge, EPA Approved, Green Seal Certified™ disinfectant products and emerging technology, and blended it with carefully selected equipment … Continue reading SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

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Hurricane Season is Off to an Early Start

An update from Volusia.org While Volusia County is still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus, hurricane season is rearing its ugly head. The 2020 hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual. The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project is calling for 16 named storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes. Are you ready? Create a disaster plan: “Every family should create … Continue reading Hurricane Season is Off to an Early Start

Florida Moves into Phase 2 of Reopening Friday

Florida’s Plan for Recovery – Phase 2 Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, June 4 will apply to all counties within Florida, except Miami-Date, Broward and Palm Beach. Those counties may seek approval to move into Phase 2 by their local government or administration submitting written requests. Restaurants/Bars/Pubs Restaurants, other establishments, bars and vendors licensed to sell alcohol to be consumed on premises may operate … Continue reading Florida Moves into Phase 2 of Reopening Friday

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Free Pet Food and Microchips Available to Public

Dog and cat owners in Volusia County will get a helping hand Saturday – free pet food and microchips, courtesy of Volusia County Animal Services and the ASPCA. The give-away is the county’s way of helping residents who are struggling to feed their pets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Free pet food and microchips available to the public on Saturday “We’re committed to serving the … Continue reading Free Pet Food and Microchips Available to Public