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Since November 2009, when this first introductory page was posted, this site has been dedicated to bringing parents in Volusia County the information they want and need. Browse around the site and you will find lots of information:

Everything on this blog is with Daytona Beach area families in mind! Whether you are looking places to play or things to do in the Daytona Beach area, we have you covered! We also have a comprehensive ongoing Daytona Beach area events calendar, covering the areas of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, DeLand, South Daytona, Orange City, Deltona, Edgewater, and other surrounding areas.  

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Daytona Beach area family friendly events calendar: 

    


The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson - Volusia Flagler Family YMCA (2017)

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On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the eighth year in a row to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™
A global event, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 600 locations in more than 20 countries with the goal of generating 1 billion media impressions by 2019.
Since its inception, more than 195,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons generating more than half a billion media impressions about the vital importance of learning to swim. The 2016 WLSL event included 40,298 participants from 24 countries.
Tragically, in the U.S. drowning remains the leading cause of unintended, injury related death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2017 event.


For more information or to take part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson™ contact your local family YMCA or Ginni Hiers at 386.760.9622 or ghiers@vfymca.org or stop by the Membership Desk at your local YMCA Family Center.

Dates and times at the following Volusia Flagler Family YMCA  Family Centers:

DELAND FAMILY YMCA................................................................................11:30 am
ORMOND BEACH FAMILY YMCA......................................................................1:30 pm
PORT ORANGE FAMILY YMCA.........................................................................1:30 pm
SOUTHEAST VOLUSIA FAMILY YMCA.............................................................12:00 pm

Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting WLSL.org or vfymca.org

 


Coffee with a COP: New Smyrna Beach June 2, 2017

Coffee with a COP: New Smyrna Beach

The City of New Smyrna Beach Police Department is hosting coffee with a cop at Dunkin Donuts on June 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

All are invited out to meet New Smyrna Beach Police Officers and enjoy a cup of coffee, discuss issues, and learn about making a difference in the community.

We hope to see you there!!

WHAT:                        Coffee with a NSB Cop

WHEN:            June 2, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Dunkin Donuts, 441 3rd Ave. New Smyrna Beach

HOW:              Free and open to the public


Florida now has new cottage food laws

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Are you a mom who is interested in making and selling food out of your home? Maybe a home bakery, cooking, or other type of food business? Well, until today, the amount of money you could earn and stay in your home to do it was just $15,000 per year. However, today, Governor Scott signed HB 1233- Cottage Food Operations into law, raising that amount to $50,000 per year. 

This is great news for anyone who wants to start a home-based food business. Not only can you now make up to $50,000 per year right from home, but you can also sell your items over the Internet. This is going to make it easier for moms to have a home-based business, make a good income, and have the flexibility they need and want to take care of their family. This bill is exciting news for Florida moms, including those in Volusia County, who have a talent for making food that they can sell.

You can learn more about Florida Cottage Food Laws here, but keep in mind this has not yet been updated to reflect the new earnings threshold or that you can sell online. But until they have a chance to update the document, this can be used as a guide for gathering more info about Florida Cottage Food Laws.

So put your thinking cap on and start making plans... you can have a home-based food business!