The board of trustees of the Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand announced today that the 2020 festival scheduled for November 21-22 has been cancelled due to the health and safety concerns associated with the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
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For residents who missed out on their opportunity to pick up some dog or cat food and get their pet microchipped, all at no charge, they’ll have another chance this Sunday in DeLand. Hosted by Volusia County Animal Services, the free community event is county government’s way of offering a h…
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Volusia County and thousands of residents lost their jobs, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) saw its requests for food assistance skyrocket.
Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in August. Environmental specialists will lead a nature hike, bike-about, paddling trips and snorkeling adventures.
There have been some rumors swirling that the City of DeLand mask ordinance expired after Volusia County approved their resolution on Tuesday. We put this statement out on our social media this morning to clarify things for our residents. Please feel free to pass it along:
FALL ATHLETICS START UPDATE
With Volusia County voters about to elect their first tax collector in more than 50 years, the county’s revenue division will undergo a reorganization. On Tuesday, the Volusia County Council decided what those changes will look like once the tax collector takes office in January.
Would you like to make a difference in your community? The Volusia County Council is seeking applicants for positions on advisory boards that research and make recommendations on topics affecting the community.
Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis released the following statement regarding the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18, 2020:
Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a firework accident.
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Lottery announces that Ella Simms, of Lake Helen, claimed a $1 million top prize from the 50X Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $805,000.00.
To help protect residents from the coronavirus, Volusia County Government will distribute 119,000 surgical face masks beginning Thursday, July 9.
The Volusia County School Board will hold a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The City Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss whether to require masks be worn within the City of DeLand.
COVID-19 PPE program for local businesses
Two employees and a former inmate at the Volusia County Branch Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first coronavirus cases at the county-operated facility.
The staff and animals of Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) are ready to welcome visitors back to their neck of the woods. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning July 11. Residents can stroll through the center’s gallery and learn about the county’s fragile ecosyste…
Learn how to raise backyard chickens!
It’s not too late to complete your census form!
Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 14 to provide free breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and under. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals during summer break wh…
The DeLand Police Department met with one of the organizers this morning planning a protest in Downtown DeLand at noon today (Wednesday, June 3) and they have decided to move their protest to Earl Brown Park.
The City of DeLand is expected to reopen facilities to the public beginning Monday, June 1.
All 14 branches of the Volusia County Public Library will reopen Monday, June 1, with limited hours and capacity.
Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will reopen eight campsites with limited capacity on May 21, in keeping with state guidelines.
In response to the highly publicized activities in DeLand, Florida on May 16th, 2020, the Minority Elected Officials of Volusia County (MEO) release the following statement:
The Volusia County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Public comments will be accepted at 9:30 a.m.
Summer food program begins with grab-and-go meals
Editor's note: DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger issued a statement clarifying that no DeLand police officers pursued Howe as he fled, as he was only being written up citations and would have been released. Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood subsequently wrote a Facebook post critical of Umberge…
Volusia County’s largest and longest-running farmers market will reopen on Wednesday, May 20, in the west parking lot at the Volusia County's Fairgrounds.
Below is a list of planned high school senior events:
The City of DeLand is temporarily relaxing restrictions for sidewalk cafes in Downtown DeLand to accommodate more customers as the state continues Phase 1 reopening.