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July 2022 Blog Archive

Parts of Town West Boulevard to close temporarily beginning Monday, August 1. Fri, Jul 29, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced that Town West Boulevard will be closed between S. Williamson Blvd. and Daylilly St. to pedestrian and vehicular traffic starting Monday, Au... Read More

New homeless outreach program partners Deputies with First Step Shelter. Tue, Jul 26, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering up with the staff at First Step Shelter at 3889 W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach beginning next w... Read More

Florida’s two-week Back to School 2022 Tax Holiday begins. Mon, Jul 25, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Thanks to a Florida legislature that was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies back-to-school items that are exempt from tax... Read More

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to open early Sunday for launch. Fri, Jul 22, 2022   Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced that on Sunday, July 24, 2022, its gates will open two hours early – at 7 a.m. – for guests to view the nex... Read More

Daytona Beach is reducing plastic waste one bottle at a time. Fri, Jul 22, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach is replacing old-fashion drinking fountains at several city locations with water bottle fill stations to reduce plastic waste. According to a rel... Read More

Three charged in international fraud ring that hit local title company. Thu, Jul 21, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Three people, including a Daytona Beach woman, have been arrested in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars wired from a local title company to accounts across the country... Read More

New broadband services are coming to in-need areas in Volusia County. Wed, Jul 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Council approved a broadband infrastructure that will provide access to high-speed internet for some residents and businesses in selected areas of the county with ... Read More

Volusia County Council accepts affordable housing plan. Wed, Jul 20, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County is facing an affordable housing crisis, like many communities throughout the country that links back to the growing disparity between low wages and high housing co... Read More

Twenty-one food sites for summer meals are converting to grab-and-go. Tue, Jul 19, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Twenty-one out of the fifty-five Summer Food Service Sites in Volusia County are converting to grab-and-go meals, as permitted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consum... Read More

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County offers homebuyer classes. Tue, Jul 19, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Volusia County announces multiple pre-purchase homebuyers’ workshops that meet the education requirements for those wanting to part... Read More

Barbara Girtman elected to the Florida Association of Counties board. Thu, Jul 14, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Councilwoman Barbara Girtman, who represents District 1 and is vice chair of the Volusia County Council, has been elected to a two-year term on the Florida Associa... Read More

Port Orange announces a new platform for addressing citizen concerns. Wed, Jul 13, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Port Orange has announced a partnership with SeeClickFix, a new platform that allows citizens to request city services and report quality-of-life issues. According t... Read More

Volusia County students to receive free meals this school year. Tue, Jul 12, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    Volusia County Schools has announced that all students will receive free school breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year, and families will not have to fill out the family... Read More

Sea turtle nests in Volusia County break a record. Mon, Jul 11, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz  Belden Communications News    We are two months into turtle season in Volusia County, which runs from May 1 to October 31; and our beaches are seeing a record-breaking number of sea turtle nests (approxim... Read More

Charge-free period to end at Chargepoint Station in Daytona Beach Shores. Thu, Jul 07, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The City of Daytona Beach Shores announced that the Chargepoint electric vehicle charging station at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center – located at 3000 Bellemead D... Read More

Ponce Inlet announces a new mobile app for residents. Tue, Jul 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    The Town of Ponce Inlet has announced the availability of its new mobile app that connects residents to the community, anytime, anywhere. The MyPonceInlet mobile app will assist... Read More

New bird habitat coming to the Marine Science Center. Tue, Jul 05, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News    During the Volusia County Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, council members unanimously approved a new bird habitat at the Marine Science Center, an environmental le... Read More

Port Orange man charged with soliciting 15-year-old for sex on Snapchat. Sun, Jul 03, 2022 Written by Kristen Schmutz Belden Communications News     Terrance Hughes, 32, of Port Orange, was arrested on Thursday, June 30, 2022, following a two-month-long investigation after Hughes attempted to lure a 15-year-old into sexual ... Read More

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