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MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

Volusia County has a fertilizer ordinance, but what does that mean and what is it intended to do? That will be the topic of the Marine Discovery Center’s June public lecture. June 20 at 6 PM @ Marine Discovery Center Megan B. Martin, the Be Floridian Now Coordinator of the Green Volusia Program with the county’s Environmental Management Division, will present on “Fertilizer, Nutrients and … Continue reading MDC June Public Lecture Discusses Fertilizer Ordinance

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

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60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

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Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

Take the summer off – from fertilizing, that is. Volusia County’s summertime fertilizer ban begins June 1 and continues through Sept. 30. During this time, residents and lawn care companies may not apply nitrogen or phosphorus to lawns and landscape plants. Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance includes these provisions: 1) The application of fertilizers containing phosphorus is prohibited at all times unless a soil or plant-tissue … Continue reading Summertime Fertilizer Ban Began June 1

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5 Tips for Tourists

Visiting a new spot is always exciting. New city, new people, new landscape. Sometimes it’s the beautiful architecture of an old town, or the way the sun sets over tropical waters. Going on vacation renews the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. It’s necessary to our survival, to be honest. I need a new adventure to put perspective into my life. We get so excited, I … Continue reading 5 Tips for Tourists

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

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Hurricane Expo

Saturday, June 8 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Volusia County Fairgrounds With hurricane season in full swing as of June 1, it’s time to start planning and preparing your family and your home. Hurricane Expo Prepares Volusia Families for Hurricane Season Volusia County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster and the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will … Continue reading Hurricane Expo

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Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Citizens are encouraged to be prepared for the first 72 hours after an event. Storms or natural disasters can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period. During an outage, portable generators can offer temporary power, but there are potential risks associated with the use of these generators. Be sure to follow these … Continue reading Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30

Volusia County Plans Summer Camps for Kids

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will coordinate summer day camps at 14 locations across the county. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 10 through July 26. Staff will lead supervised activities, indoor and outdoor games, field trips, arts and crafts, and a talent show for children ages 5 to 13. Five-year-olds must have … Continue reading Volusia County Plans Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Lifeguard Tryouts Extended

Interested in spending your summer on the beach and saving lives? If so, act fast! Volusia County Hiring Lifeguards for the Summer Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division is hiring lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer and has added an additional round of tryouts. Swim tryout dates are Saturday, May 11, Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, May 25. Applicants must be at least 16 … Continue reading Summer Lifeguard Tryouts Extended