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Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia has highest rate in state of pregnant smokers

Volusia County has a higher rate of mothers who smoke during pregnancy than Florida. according to a special report released by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia). The report analyzes the distribution and prevalence of smoking and pregnancy and compares rates from 2011 through 2015. “Every child should make it to their […]

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Youths between 9 and 15 can enjoy beach activities while learning lifesaving techniques during Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard Program. Tryouts for the popular summer camps begin May 6. Professional lifeguards will offer participants a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid techniques during week-long camps in June and July. Junior lifeguards will also take […]

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

Early Learning Coalition to host Duck Race

The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties (ELCFV) will present its fourth annual Duck Race in Daytona Beach Saturday, April 8. Individuals can sponsor a rubber duck in a race down Rose Bay at Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to benefit ELCFV and […]

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Section 8 applications available April 6 to 8

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will accept pre-applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from 12:01 a.m. April 6 to 11:59 p.m. April 8. Applications must be submitted online at www.volusia.org/section8. Interested persons can apply from a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet. Public-use computers are available at all public libraries […]

How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

How to research your roots at a Volusia County library

Discover your heritage at the Volusia County Public Library system, which will offer six introductory genealogy programs in March. Genealogy librarians Kim Dolce and Richard Burrow will discuss the tools and techniques for genealogy research during these free programs at the county’s six regional library branches: •2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Ormond Beach Regional Library, […]

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: […]

Community News

Community News

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 […]

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