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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: 


Candlelight Trail Walk in Flagler Beach

Join us for our third annual Candlelight Trail Walk! A very unique Candlelight Trail Walk Back In Time and among the ruins.

There will be plenty of Kid's activities, face painting and candy!
Tram rides!
FAMILY FRIENDLY Halloween fun!

October 27, 2017 from 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

See Living History unfold at Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park along the guided tour trail.

This is a Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park event supported by the CSO. $5 donation per person.

3501 Old Kings Road
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Get Forked Friday: Yummy Tomato Bruschetta


Yummy Tomato Bruschetta

I needed a bite of something while making dinner, so I made a little treat before dinner, some of my favorite Bruschetta, this is great as well if you are going to a pot luck, need a good light lunch, or having friends over for dinner! I tend to make it a little different than some people so here is my recipe.

What you need:

4-5 good Roma Tomatoes Diced
2-3 large basil leaves (chopped or torn into small pieces)
1-2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (the good stuff)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Italian Bread (or baguette)
Garlic Clove peeled and cut in half length wise
2 cloves Fresh garlic
crushed Salt (I use Kosher)
Freshly ground black pepper (To taste)

What to do: Cut the bread into thin slices, brush with a bit of olive oil all around so it doesn't burn. Bake the bread in the oven on 350 degrees for approx. 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, when it comes out of the oven rub it with the clove of fresh garlic. Take the Tomatoes and mix with all the ingredients, allow to sit for about 30 minutes to infuse all the flavors, then serve with the bread. You can also add Parmesan cheese sprinkled to the top, and sometimes, I love to add a good balsamic glaze (only a tiny bit though!)


Maria-mills-benatAbout the Author: Maria Mills-Benat is a Port Orange-based chef and has started a service of offering in-home cooking classes. She has a passion for cooking for others and has been doing so professionally for 10 year. Read full bio here.