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DeLand community notes
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:06

Caroling planned

Caroling Night in Downtown DeLand will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, on West Indian Avenue, accompanied by snowfall.

For more information, call (386) 738-0649 or visit www.mainstreetdeland.org.

Breakfast with Santa scheduled

The DeLand Lions Club will host breakfast with Santa from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 22, at 400 N. Garfield Ave. DeLand.

Price is $5 for a side of sausage, and all-you-can eat pancakes, coffee and juice.

Children younger than 2 years of age eat free.

There will be a free vision screening for children.

Pictures with Santa may be purchased.

For more information, call Wendy at (386) 738-1020.

Pet adoption day planned

ARK will hold a pet adoption day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at 441 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

These animals are fully vetted. For more information, call (386) 717-9991,

Flu shots available at health department

The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccines 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 the 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community.

The prices are $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.

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 the website at foodaddicts.org.

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.

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.

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, please 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. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Orange City United Methodist Church, 396 University Ave,

Orange City.

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.

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:

oOakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Jan. 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 29 and 31

oJohn's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Jan. 7, 14 and 28

Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.

For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.




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