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Volusia has openings on advisory boards

Volusia has openings on advisory boards

The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on 12 advisory boards that research and make recommendations on a variety of topics, including growth management, services for children and families, licensing for contractors, tourism marketing, funding for cultural organizations, and other important issues affecting the community. The county has openings on these advisory boards: […]

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County to hold workshops for business vendors Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors who want to learn how to do business with the county. The workshops will be in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •Feb. 18: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. […]

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

Volusia to unveil historical state markers for Black schools

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Council will unveil the state historical markers for two schools that provided education for African-American youth from the 1920s to 1969. The ceremonies will take place at: •3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Malloy Head Start Center (formerly the DeLeon Springs Colored School), 330 E. Retta St., […]

Holiday safety tips from Volusia County Fire Services

Holiday safety tips from Volusia County Fire Services

Along with the holiday cheer and gift giving, fire safety should be at the top of everyone’s list. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are responsible for 38 percent of home decoration structure fires. In fact, the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day and Christmas Eve. “The […]

‘We’re thankful to all be here’

‘We’re thankful to all be here’

Residents hit by hurricane struggling to restore homes but grateful it wasn’t worse BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES During this holiday season, there are many reasons to give thanks. While area residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew that ripped up the area early in October, some expressed this week how thankful […]

Community News

Community News

Ocean Center to host Light up Volusia The Ocean Center will host the sixth annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free event. Highlights of the event will include the […]

Volusia schedules last pickup for storm debris

Volusia schedules last pickup for storm debris

Volusia County is preparing for the second and final pass for storm-related debris collection on county maintained roads resulting from Hurricane Matthew. The second and final pass will begin Monday, Nov. 28, and does not include private roads. Volusia County residents should have all storm-related debris out on the public right-of-way by Nov. 28 to […]

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FOCUS

Volusia planning teen trip to Busch Gardens Children ages 11 to 15 can enjoy a county-sponsored trip to Busch Gardens Friday, Dec. 17. The trip is coordinated by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division, which will provide adult chaperones. Students at Holly Hill School may register with Ms. Render. Those who don’t attend Holly […]

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Hurricane damage assistance available for Volusia residents

Volusia County residents who need home repairs or insurance deductible payments due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Applications for the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery Program are available online at www.volusia.org/housing and at these locations. Volusia County Community Assistance office, 110 Rich Ave., DeLand, from […]

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