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Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

Based on favorable weather conditions, Volusia County’s Land Management staff will conduct two prescribed burns today.  Prescribed Burns today in Osteen and New Smyrna Beach A 20-acre prescribed burn will take place north of the campground at Hickory Bluff Preserve, Osteen. Trails, the campground and pavilion will be closed temporarily.  Another 20-acre burn will be conducted on the Kemcho tract of Deep Creek Preserve, which … Continue reading Volusia County: Two Prescribed Burns Set for Today

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County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles An official update from Volusia County: It’s often said that Volusia County’s world-famous coastline offers something for everyone. On Tuesday, February 16, the County Council took a preliminary step towards designating space for electric bikes, one-wheel scooters and other electric motorized devices to operate on parts of the beach. Tuesday’s preliminary action, which must come back to the council … Continue reading County Proposes Changes to E-Bike Regulations on the Beach

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Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

FRIDAY, February 19 Movie Under the Stars, War With Grandpa – JUST ANNOUNCED – RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 5:30 PM @ Kenneth Parker Amphitheater, Port Orange City Center Join Port Orange Community Trust for a safe family fun event! Games & giveaways, food, snacks and of course. Shades will be there! Tanger Outlets Carnival February 18 through 28 @ Tanger Outlets, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd.Daytona Beach, … Continue reading Volusia County Events Happening this Weekend (Feb 19 – 21)

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Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

Photo Courtesy of: Flaunt Electric Vehicles Volusia’s history of beach driving dates back to the 1800s. According to the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Bureau website, VisitNSBFL.com, “in August 1889, the town’s 300-foot-wide stretch of sand was marked ‘Beach Street’ and dedicated for a public highway. The first car was driven on New Smyrna’s beach around 1904.” There are old photographs that show picnicking visitors standing … Continue reading Volusia’s Beach Driving: E-Bikes and Onewheel are Prohibited

Curbside Cinema

South Daytona Parks & Recreation presents “Curbside Cinema: Toy Story 4” on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Reed Canal Park, 2871 S Nova Rd at the Utility Field.  Friday, January 29 from 6 – 9 PM @ Reed Canal Park Park opens at 5:30 pm. The movie begins at 6:00 pm and is shown on a large, outdoor movie screen in the park. Tune in … Continue reading Curbside Cinema

Daytona Beach Commissioners approve Bike Week Master Plan

The 80th anniversary of Bike Week is happening in Daytona Beach this March 5 – 14, 2021 with plans in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 2021 Bike Week will Take Place in Daytona Beach City commissioners approved the Bike Week 2021 Private Property Master Plan submitted by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber’s Bike Week Festival Task Force at their Jan. 20 commission meeting. … Continue reading Daytona Beach Commissioners approve Bike Week Master Plan

FAC Honors Local Libraries

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing temporary library closures in March and creating an uncertain future, the Volusia County Public Library was faced with a challenge: how to keep children reading and engaged during summer vacation and beyond. The librarians from the children’s and teen sections put on their thinking caps and envisioned a contact-free library system. They had their work cut out for them. Not … Continue reading FAC Honors Local Libraries

INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Flooding, shoreline erosion and extreme weather negatively affect Florida’s natural resources, livelihood and the health of coastal and inland communities. Throughout Florida’s estuaries and rivers, polluted runoff has contributed to harmful algal blooms and threatened the quality of life of riverfront communities. Riverside Conservancy helps meet the need of providing vibrant/resilient communities, combating stormwater pollution, increasing coastal resource stewardship opportunities, and providing special places and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Giving Back is Easy with Give Back Box

This year, a lot of people turned to online shopping and home delivery services to fill their retail needs. If you find yourself with an abundance of boxes and want to clear out space by donating gently used items, it is much easier than you think to make a difference. Reuse Shipping Boxes to Donate Items with Give Back Box Give Back Box provides vendor … Continue reading Giving Back is Easy with Give Back Box

COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Deltona

The County of Volusia, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), will hold a COVID-19 vaccination event for individuals age 65 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 7 and 8, at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. January 7 – 8 @ Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, Registration Required Only the … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens in Deltona