Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks beginning Thursday, July 9.  Residents may stop by these locations and pick up two masks per person during regular operating hours: Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach Pierson Town … Continue reading Volusia County Distributing FREE Face Masks

ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Can you create a masterpiece from recycled materials? If so, the ECHO Gallery Committee would like to hear from you. Members are seeking artwork depicting the theme “Too good to be threw: Art from recycled materials” for an exhibit that will run inside the Ocean Center’s ECHO Gallery, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Individual artists, commercial businesses, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions and government agencies … Continue reading ECHO Gallery Issues Call for Artists

Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

An official statement from the City of Port Orange on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM By proclamation of the Mayor of Port Orange, Donald O. Burnette proclaims this month of July 2020 as “wear a face covering” month in the City of Port Orange. This month will highlight the necessity of the wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not attainable throughout … Continue reading Port Orange Mayor Issues Face Mask Proclamation

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

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

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County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in June. Environmental specialists will lead a nature hike, two paddling trips and a snorkeling adventure. With social distancing in mind, each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. Only registrants will be allowed to participate. To register, call (386) 736-5927. Upcoming … Continue reading County Plans Explore Volusia Programs

Volusia Voters Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs

An update from Volusia.org Nearly 20 years to the day after Volusia County voters agreed to tax themselves to fund land preservation efforts and recreational, cultural and historic facilities, local voters will be going back to the polls to decide if they want the programs to continue for another 20 years. Volusia County Residents Vote to Decide on the Fate of the ECHO and Volusia … Continue reading Volusia Voters Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs

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2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is hosting a food packing event with Hunger Fight! The Goal is to Pack 15,000 Meals which will be distributed to our Seniors in Need! You are invited to participate in this much needed event!  If you want to participate, please contact Francine Martin at (516) 641-5800 or fmartin@uwvfc.org. If your company is interested in participating she will create a unique … Continue reading 2020 United Way Day of Action – Hunger Fight Packing Event Reaching Out and Feeding Our Seniors!

Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Children can laugh and play this summer at 13 day camps operated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division. The camps will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 8 through July 31. “We are trying to serve as many Volusia County families as possible while adhering to CDC guidelines for capacity and social distancing,” said Parks, Recreation and … Continue reading Volusia County Plans Summer Camps with Scholarships Available

Volusia County Reopens Campsites

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division reopened eight campsites with limited capacity on May 21, in keeping with state guidelines.  The campsites in these county-operated parks will reopen at 50% capacity: Candace R. Strawn/Lake Dias Park, DeLeon Springs Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Lake Ashby Park, New Smyrna Beach Lake Monroe Park, DeBary One group of 10 people or fewer will be allowed to camp … Continue reading Volusia County Reopens Campsites