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December Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat Our backwater fishing expert’s guide to December – everything you need to get on the water! As November comes to a close and the winter season really starts cooling off, the bite still remains as hot as ever. With the snowbirds fishing from the shoreline and more kayakers in the lagoon, our fishing couldn’t be better. The … Continue reading December Fishing Guide

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Volusia County Announces off-season Beach Ramp Schedule

New Schedule for Beach Ramps in Volusia County Volusia County’s Coastal Division has initiated its off-season vehicle beach access ramp schedule. Effective Nov. 26, the ramps at Granada Boulevard, Cardinal Drive, Harvard Drive, Williams Avenue, University Boulevard, Seabreeze Boulevard, International Speedway Boulevard, Silver Beach Avenue, Florida Shores Boulevard, Dunlawton Boulevard, Beach Street, Beachway Avenue, Flagler Avenue, 3rd Avenue and 27th Avenue will be open daily. … Continue reading Volusia County Announces off-season Beach Ramp Schedule

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Canaveral National Seashore Changes Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees Increase at Canaveral National Seashore The National Park Service (NPS) announced Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2019 the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a 7-day visit. An annual park … Continue reading Canaveral National Seashore Changes Entrance Fees

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Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

By Mimi McKee Understanding Volusia County’s Proposed Property Taxes In August 2018, Volusia County property owners were mailed the Truth In Millage (TRIM) notices, also known as the 2018 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes. The notice includes property appraiser value information, taxing authority information, non-ad valorem assessments and an explanation of terms. How to Read Your TRIM and Proposed Property Taxes The total proposed taxes … Continue reading Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

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Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

by Mimi McKee Know the laws of short-term rentals in Volusia County Short-term rentals have become a mainstay of the tourism industry in Volusia County, and with the rise of Airbnb and VRBO.com, there has been a rise of short-term rentals in all parts of the country, in all kinds of neighborhood settings. The websites allow users to book nightly, weekly and monthly stays. Volusia … Continue reading Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in Drug Take Back Day The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy

What Can We do to Protect Our Waterways? Would you like to become a Blue Spring advocate and help environmentalists spread the word about solutions to water pollution? If so, plan on attending the Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy. The academy will include classroom and field trip experiences, guest speakers and hands-on, feet-wet learning to provide an in-depth citizen engagement experience. Those participating in … Continue reading County Plans Save Our Springs and Rivers Academy

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City and County Monthly Meetings

Volusia County’s city and county meeting schedule Volusia County Round Table 12 – 1:30 PM monthly in the Dennis McGee Room (second level) of Daytona Beach International Airport. The group, which consists of one member each from Volusia’s cities and county government, meets monthly to discuss countywide issues and concerns. The Volusia County Councils host the meetings. Volusia County Government will provide lunch for the designated members of the … Continue reading City and County Monthly Meetings

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Florida Hospital Prepared Childbirth Classes

Prepare for Childbirth From a baby’s first breath to a toddler’s first steps, adolescence to adulthood and life’s changes along the way, Florida Hospital is there for all of life’s important moments. Prepared Childbirth Classes are offered as a four-week series, with each series beginning on the assigned dates. Classes include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation techniques, induction and Cesarean section. … Continue reading Florida Hospital Prepared Childbirth Classes

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Florida Hospital Newborn Care Classes

Newborn Care: Bringing Home Baby Our Newborn Care Class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care! Please bring a newborn-sized … Continue reading Florida Hospital Newborn Care Classes