Backyard plant sale benefits library programs

Rain or shine, the Friends of Deltona Library will sell plants for house, shade and sun from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12, at 1984 W. Chapel Drive, Deltona.

The home is 1.5 miles south of Deltona Regional Library off Providence Boulevard. Wear a mask and look for a brick house with blue doors and shutters.

The plants will be sold for $3 to $5 in one-gallon pots. Payment may be made with cash or check. All sales will benefit programs at the library.

For more information, call (386) 218-4087.

Volusia Forever committee to meet June 11

The Volusia Forever Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, in first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Committee members will review the existing criteria and process as well as the comments and suggests received from the public at recent listening sessions.

For more information, contact Sarah Presley at or (386)943-7029,ext. 12956.

Road resurfacing to begin

Road resurfacing has begun on several thoroughfares in DeLand.

P&S Paving began the street resurfacing in the city on June 8. The streets that will be resurfaced are:

•West Howry Avenue – Between South Clara Avenue and South Delaware Avenue

•West Volusia Avenue – Between South Woodland Boulevard and South Parsons Avenue

•South Palmetto Avenue – Between West Winnemissett Avenue and West Volusia Avenue

•South Boston Avenue – Between East Beresford Avenue and East New York Avenue

•Crescent Parkway – Between North McDonald Avenue and North Hill Avenue

•North Stone Street – Between West Plymouth Avenue and West Minnesota Avenue

•North Delaware Avenue – Between West Rich Avenue and West Michigan Avenue

Every effort will be taken to make sure roads are clear to traffic and available to residents during this time.

For more information, contact Interim Deputy Public Works Director Ray Underwood at (386) 626-7183 or

Low-cost pet clinics

There will be three low-cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue Sunday, June 13.

The first clinic will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at DeLand Natural Market, 933 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The second clinic will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Marathon Plaza, 2840 Doyle Road, Deltona.

The third clinic will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at West Volusia Plaza, 2613 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Rabies shots will cost $5. Heart worm prevention and flea control and products will be available to buy. The clinics are cash only for the shots. Credit cards accepted for product purchase. Proceeds benefit abandoned and abused animals.

For more information, call or text (386) 748-8993.

Get back to nature at the LEC

Discover Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife during free outdoor hikes and indoor programs at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Registration is required; call (386) 789-7207, ext. #21028. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Classes that are offered on site are limited to 10 persons each to allow for social distancing.

Staff will offer the following programs in June:

•Feeding frenzy: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. Experience lunchtime at the LEC as staff and volunteers feed krill, seaweed and shrimp to their marine animal ambassadors in the saltwater aquarium.

•Gardening with edible natives: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Stacey Matrazzo, program manager for the Florida Wildflower Foundation, will discuss the edible, medicinal and nutritional properties of some common native plants.

•The story of water: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19. LEC staff will explain where Florida’s water comes from and what we can do to protect it. A link will be provided to those who want to participate online. The project has been funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

•Dragons and damsels: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Can you tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly? LEC staff will share information about these amazing and beneficial insects. A link will be provided to those who want to participate online.

For more information, visit

Children and Families Advisory Board to meet

The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in conference room A of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

The public may attend and participate in person.

Members will review the contingency application and evaluation elements for fiscal year 2021/22. Volusia County’s Legal Services Department will share information about Florida’s Sunshine Law.

For more information, visit or call Grants Coordinator Edina Chester at (386) 736-5955.

Human Services Advisory Board to meet June 15

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 in the second-floor county council chambers, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

The meeting will provide updates on operations, service and financial reports, and approval of the FY21 Community Services Block Grant proposed budget.

The public may attend, participate and provide comments in the meeting.

For more information, contact Clayton Jackson at or (386) 736-5956, ext. 12980.

County Council members to attend VSO ceremony

Two or more members of the Volusia County Council plan to attend the grand opening of the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Training Academy at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16.

The ceremony will be at the Stephen Saboda Training Center, 3901 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.

Reservations are required by contacting the Volusia Sheriff’s Foundation at (386) 490-6023 or

County plans meeting to discuss action plan

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will host a virtual public meeting to discuss the FY 2021-22 Consolidated One-Year Action Plan at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17.

Attendees may register for the meeting by visiting

The link will also be posted before the meeting at

The county will receive $1,734,861 for the Community Development Block Grant program, $735,397 for the Home Investment Partnerships program, and $159,371 for the Emergency Solutions Grant program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The action plan describes proposed projects to be completed with the entitlement funds.

For more information, visit or call Brittany Louis at (386) 736-5955, ext. 12959, by June 14.

Previously Owned Treasures Sales

The City of Deltona will host a Previously Owned Treasures Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26, at Wes Crile Park.

For $5, Parks & Recreation provides a table and chair with space to setup whatever treasures participants would like to sell. Shoppers should come prepared with cash to bargain with individual sellers. Setup for sellers can begin as early as 6:30 a.m.

For registration and more information, visit or call (386) 878-8900.

Orange City accepting sponsorship requests

The City of Orange City is accepting applications for event or program sponsorship requests for 2021-22.

Non-profit organizations that would like to request city sponsorship must complete the application process. It will allow the city to better understand requests and determine how best it can assist organizations.

All sponsorship requests for recurring events or programs must be submitted by July 15. Approved sponsorships will be determined by the City Council in August.

For an application, visit For more information, contact Danielle Fitzpatrick at or (386) 775-5410.

ElderSource looking for volunteers

ElderSource, a nonprofit organization, is recruiting volunteers in Volusia County to help people understand Medicare benefits.

Volunteers are vital part of ElderSource’s SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).

SHINE is the only program of its kind that offers free and unbiased counseling on Medicare and health insurance issues. Volunteers receive basic training on Medicare, Medicare Part D (prescription drug program), Medicare Supplement Insurance and Medicaid and, in turn, serve as counselors to their peers on how to understand and capitalize on these insurance benefits.

SHINE volunteers counsel people year-round.

For more information, call (904) 391-6644 or visit

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