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Operation School Zone Safety

This week, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Florida Sheriffs Task Force “Operation School Zone Safety” in school zones across Volusia County. April 22 – 26 is School Zone Safety Week in Volusia County The 5-day safety operation runs Monday through Friday and will focus on violations including speeding and passing school buses. The operation is designed to enhance student safety … Continue reading Operation School Zone Safety

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Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools

Registration for Summer Driver Education Begins May 9 Registration for the 2019 Summer Driver Education program begins on Thursday, May 9, at all high schools.  Students interested in earning credit in Driver Education must register at their home high school. There is no fee for the program and students will earn a ½ elective credit and a paperless waiver of the road test for an … Continue reading Register for Summer Driver Education at All High Schools

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Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

Volusia County certainly isn’t lacking in delicious restaurants, but sometimes you don’t want to leave home without your furry best friend. These great dining establishments offer outdoor seating for you and your dog – some even have special dog menus. Here are the top five local spots to dine al fresco with Fido!  Best Restaurants to Eat with you Dog in Volusia County LULU’S OCEANSIDE … Continue reading Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

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St. Johns River Cleanup

Registration is open for the 2019 St. Johns River Cleanup! Volunteers are needed for the St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019. Boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants should bring water and wear … Continue reading St. Johns River Cleanup

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Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

Let’s play a game called, “How Well do You Know your Neighbors?” Did you know that one of your neighbors is a local general store with gifts, lottery, a post office AND over 30 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream right in your back yard? And, it has been open for over 10 years?! Neighbors Ice Cream Parlor and General Store is that place! Located … Continue reading Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

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INSIDE LOOK: Volusia Eye Associates

Interview by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters New Smyrna Beach Location: 415 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach 32169 Edgewater Location: 602 W. Indian River Blvd., Suite 1 Edgewater 32132 Interview with Robert “Hank” Routh, M.D. Q: Not to be too cliché, but what was your vision when deciding to open Volusia Eye Associates? A: To provide advanced surgical and medical care with compassion … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Volusia Eye Associates

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April Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat  A guide to Spring Fishing in Volusia County As springtime arrives, our Florida weather is still completely up and down making for very difficult conditions. With the right bait application and finding the tide patterns, the lines have still remained tight. As soon as we get some more consistent weather the bite will really turn on full throttle.  … Continue reading April Fishing Guide

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Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You

Google Drive and the Tools to Organize your Business Utilizing Google Drive gives you the power to communicate and share information quickly and efficiently with your co-workers, employees and clients, even remotely. This will be a hands-on workshop so bring your smartphone or tablet and be ready to dive in! It’s a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any … Continue reading Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You

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Five Spots for the Best Ribs

There’s nothing better than a juicy slab of fall-off-the-bone ribs. Here are the top 5 spots in Volusia County offering tender ribs to get stuck on! The Best Places to Find Ribs Around Daytona Beach 1. FINGER LICKIN’ BBQ & WINGS – NSB Located in New Smyrna Beach, Finger Lickin’ BBQ and Wings serves up home-cooked meals in a humble atmosphere. Forget all the fancy … Continue reading Five Spots for the Best Ribs

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Motorcycle Safety Update

Bike Week Motorcycle Safety As Bike Week continues in Volusia County, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement operations to reduce crashes, speeding, careless driving and red light violations. Extra deputies are working overtime with funding from a yearlong FDOT Motorcycle Safety High Visibility Awareness Grant, which launched last fall and continues through the next several months. They’ve placed copies … Continue reading Motorcycle Safety Update