The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award.
Buildings at least 50 years old or sites associated with a historic event are eligible.
The nomination deadline is Jan. 31.
Past winners include the Night Swan Bed and Breakfast and 601 Faulkner Street. Winners of the 2013 awards will be presented a bronze plaque at a March City Commission meeting.
In 2009, the award program was renamed in memory of Donnadine Miller, who was an active volunteer and member of the community.
Applications are available at City Hall, 210 Sams Ave., the New Smyrna Museum of History, 201 Sams Avenue, and online at www.cityofnsb.com.
For more information, call (386) 424-2138.
Humane Society closed for holiday
The Southeast Volusia Humane Society will close at noon Monday, Dec. 24 and re-open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27.
For more information, visit sevhumanesociety.org.
Old cell phones being collected
The Hotel Motel Association is collecting old cell phones to raise funds to help deter domestic violence.
Cell phones may be dropped off at 1808 Concept Court, Daytona Beach, or volunteers will pick them up.
For pick up service, call (386) 257-6828.
Flu shots available at health department
The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccine at its health centers in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community. Influenza seasons are unpredictable.
Flu vaccines are offered at all Volusia County Health Department locations.
The prices are as follows:
$25 for flu, $45 for high-dose flu zone (65 and older) and $65 for pneumonia
Medicare Part B, non-HMO is accepted.
Health Department locations are:
oDaytona Beach, 1845 Holsonback Drive
oNew Smyrna Beach, 7171 W. Canal St.
oDeLand, 935 N. Spring Garden Ave.
oDeltona- 3151 Howland Blvd.
For more information, visit volusiahealth.com.
County administrative offices, libraries to close Christmas Eve
Volusia County administrative offices and libraries will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
On New Year's Eve, administrative offices will be open normal hours and library branches will close at 5 p.m.
Food addicts support group to meet
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. There are six weekly meetings in Volusia County.
For more information call (386) 258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
No Votran service on Christmas Day or New Year's Day
Votran will not operate bus service Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, Southeast and West Volusia County areas.
Votran night service will close two hours early Christmas Eve, at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.
For more information, call (386) 761-7700 in Daytona Beach, (386) 943-7033 in West Volusia or (386) 424-6800 in Southeast Volusia.
No garbage collection on Christmas
Waste Pro will not collect garbage on Christmas Day and New Year's Day in New Smyrna Beach. Service will resume the following Friday.
For more information, call (386) 424-1850.
Garbage pick up changed for holiday
There will be no garbage, recycling and yard trash collection for residents of unincorporated Volusia County on Christmas and New Year's days.
Unincorporated areas are outside city limits.
Collection days normally scheduled between Dec. 25 and Jan. 4 will be the following day. For instance, Wednesday collections will be on Thursdays.
The Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will be closed Christmas and New Year's days.
For more information, call Volusia County's Solid Waste Division at (386) 943-7889 or visit www.volusia.org/recycle.
Caregiver support groups offered
The Council on Aging of Volusia County will host a dementia caregiver support group for nonprofessional caregivers at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Coronado United Methodist Church,
201 S. Peninsula Ave.
New Smyrna Beach.
Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
Grant money available
The United Way Women's Initiative of Volusia has dollars available for limited grant funding to local non-profit organizations and their programs that are either new and/or serve an unmet or under met needs of homeless women and children within the Volusia & Flagler County area. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Jan. 18.
An application can be found at this link:
For more information, call (386) 366-9050.
Belong to meet
Belong, the New Smyrna Beach Christian Women's Outreach Group, will meet from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Venetian Bay Golf Clubhouse, 63 N. Airpark Road, New Smyrna Beach.
The speakers will be Dr. Terry L. Kahn and Dr. Mindy A. Weingarten. They will speak on strengthening spirit, fitness for body, mind and heart.
Participants are asked to be a nonperishable food item for local food pantries.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Jan 3.
To make a reservation, call (386) 663-4593 or e-mail email@example.com.
Edgewater Landing contributes to Sandy Relief
Edgewater Landing Retirement Community has many residents with family and friends in the New Jersey and New York area devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October, and others who want to lend a helping hand.
Being more than 1,000 miles away is such a helpless feeling, so the community held a "Disaster Relief Event" in Edgewater Landing to raise funds for folks who can use a hand.
Dec. 5 was the pasta dinner fundraiser. The community raised $2,400 to send to The Salvation Army in New York City.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces January schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in January:
oFire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Jan. 2, 16 and 30
oRockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Jan. 9 and 23
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.