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April 2021 Blog Archive

Health Department Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines Weekly Thu, Apr 29, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   According to a release, starting Monday, May 3, free COVID-19 vaccines will be offered weekly at the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County’s two Daytona Beach locations.... Read More

New and Improved Apps and Tools Available from Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Thu, Apr 29, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Volusia Sheriff’s Office is utilizing new tools to help Volusia County residents and visitors use technology to stay informed, report crime, and even share videos and photos ... Read More

VCS and AdventHealth Partner to Screen Student-Athletes for Cardiac Health Wed, Apr 28, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools formed a partnership with AdventHealth providing Student-athletes free electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings on top of the annual state-required sports physicals fo... Read More

Volusia County’s 2021 State of the County Address Tue, Apr 27, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Tuesday afternoon was full of joy and laughter at the 2021 State of the County Address and Luncheon that took place over at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. “These events are ... Read More

Edgewater Public School Recertified as a STEM-Certified School Tue, Apr 27, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools is proud to announce, Edgewater Public School, which was the first elementary school in Florida to earn national STEM certification by Cognia, has successfully r... Read More

Animal Advisory Board Seeking Applicants. Mon, Apr 26, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Are animals an important part of your life? Have you thought about joining a local advisory board? Whether you are a veterinarian, humane society representative, member of a kennel cl... Read More

Florida Unemployment System has Work Search Requirement Reinstated. Mon, Apr 26, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Back in March of 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis waived the Work Search Requirement that the Florida Unemployment System uses for claimants to receive their benefits. That waiver expired ... Read More

Mark Your calendars for Daytona Beach’s July 4th Parade! Fri, Apr 23, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach announced its plans for its July 4 parade.   According to a release, to honor and support our local veteran community, there will be a parade featu... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccines Winding Down at Fairgrounds Fri, Apr 23, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   COVID-19 activities at the Volusia County Fairgrounds are beginning to wind down after operating for over three months and providing more than 74,000 vaccines. The last day for first d... Read More

Council Approves $988,000 Purchase Agreement for Ormond Loop Site. Wed, Apr 21, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   After months of deliberation between residents, the County Council, and the Owner of the parcel, the approximately 36-acre tract hugging the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail cherished by a... Read More

County Council Confirms New Emergency Management Director Wed, Apr 21, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   Volusia County has been searching for a new emergency management director, which led them to Monroe County and the home of the Florida Keys – where they know a thing or two about... Read More

Family Health Source Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Mon, Apr 19, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Daytona Beach is partnering with Family Health Source to offer a free Moderna COVID-19. The vaccination event will take place Tuesday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.... Read More

Stormwater Improvement Project for Willow Run Blvd and Tracy Dr South Intersection Mon, Apr 19, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Th The City of Port Orange announced Monday, the intersection of Willow Run Boulevard and Tracy Drive South, will be closed due to a stormwater improvement project.   Road work ... Read More

‘Vax Up’ Event Scheduled For April 19 Fri, Apr 16, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County has partnered with the Florida Department of Health to schedule a special "Vax Up" vaccine event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Volusia County Fairground... Read More

Volusia County Welcomes Jeep Beach Thu, Apr 15, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   While Volusia County continues to welcome summer visitors to the area, the invitation has been extended to include Jeep Beach attendees, who will begin arriving this weekend. Accordin... Read More

Spring is in the Air at Airboat Rides at Midway! Thu, Apr 15, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   With Spring in full swing and warmer temperatures on the rise, guests of Airboat Rides at Midway are in for a special treat while enjoying their airboat ride.   Springtime is m... Read More

Johnathan Foley is New City Councilman-Elect for City Council District 1. Wed, Apr 14, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Following Tuesday’s Special Election, Johnathan Foley has been selected as the new City Councilman Elect for the District 1 seat. Foley has been serving as Interim Council Membe... Read More

Votran Plans Public Meeting to Discuss Schedule Changes. Tue, Apr 13, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Votran has scheduled two public meetings informing residents of upcoming service changes that may impact some users.  Meetings are planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.... Read More

Featured Community Connections: Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Event Held at The Enclave at 3230 Apartments. Tue, Apr 13, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The Featured Community Connections Team attended the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Event hosted by the brand-new Enclave at 3230 Luxury Apartment Complex... Read More

Two Missing Canoers Found in Marshy Area of Spruce Creek Mon, Apr 12, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Port Orange Police Department was contacted Sunday referencing two missing canoers from Cracker Creek located in Port Orange. According to a release, responding officers learned Thom... Read More

Scammers Hire Uber Drivers to Pick-up Cash from Victims; Sheriff Chitwood Offers Reward. Thu, Apr 08, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Scam artists are putting a new twist on a common crime by sending Uber drivers or other couriers straight to victims' homes, picking up thousands of dollars in cash. According to a r... Read More

Q&A with Port Orange Candidates for City Council District 1 Seat. Thu, Apr 08, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The City of Port Orange is holding a special election for residents to vote on who they want to represent them for the City Council District 1 Seat.   The Candidates, Johnatha... Read More

Volusia County Schools Announces Summer Programs for Students. Wed, Apr 07, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced Wednesday their plans for comprehensive, rigorous summer programs – including a new academic Bootcamp for elementary students in June, along with... Read More

Summer Camp Scholarships Available. Wed, Apr 07, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Summer camp scholarships are being made available to income-eligible children through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. According to a release, families with... Read More

Volusia County Schools Opens Limited Volunteer Opportunities in Schools Tue, Apr 06, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   Volusia County Schools announced they will begin welcoming volunteers with an approved Volunteer application on file back in schools beginning April 12, following CDC guidance on physi... Read More

Volusia and Flagler Counties Coordinating Border Planning Efforts Tue, Apr 06, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communication News   Both Volusia and Flagler counties are taking steps, coordinating the development and land-use decisions that will impact the common border area shared by both counties. According to a ... Read More

ONE DAYTONA Announces 2nd Annual Art Festival, November 13-14. Tue, Apr 06, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   ONE DAYTONA announced Tuesday its second annual art festival partnering up with Gallery500, a contemporary fine art gallery at ONE DAYTONA. The art festival will be held on November 13... Read More

Getting to Know the Candidates for the Port Orange City Council Special Election, April 13. Mon, Apr 05, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     With the resignation of Port Orange City Councilwoman Marilyn Ford leaving a vacancy in the Port Orange City Council, a Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, for r... Read More

Featured Community Connection: Rezoning of a 2-Acre Property off Old Hammock Road Fri, Apr 02, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News   The team at Featured Community Connections recently went to a Planning Commission meeting where talks are in the works for the possibility of rezoning a 2-acre parcel that is currently... Read More

FLHSMV Launches Distracted Driving Campaign. Thu, Apr 01, 2021 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and the Florida Highway Patrol launched the Put it Down. Focus on Driving campaign, Thursday. ... Read More

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