Waste Management will not collect garbage on New Year's Day in Ormond Beach. Service will resume the following Friday. Recycling will not be collected New Year's Day. The collection will be made up on Jan. 2.
The yard waste schedule will remain unchanged.
For more information, call (386) 673-0800.
Votran trolley and night service fares waived New Year's Eve
Looking for a designated driver this New Year's Eve? Hop on Votran's New Year's Eve trolley and night service. Votran waives fares for New Year's Eve trolley and night service beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31.
The trolleys will serve the Main Street Daytona Beach New Year's Eve celebration and other destinations on Atlantic Avenue. The trolley route operates from Granada Boulevard to Dunlawton Avenue with a loop onto Beach Street between Orange Avenue and International Speedway Boulevard. The trolleys will operate with Routes 1 and 17 to provide service every 20 minutes until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.
The free night service is available to the public. The regular night service routes 3, 4, 10, and 15 will end at their normal time published in the schedule. For more information, call Votran at (386) 761-7700 or visit votran.org .
County administrative offices, libraries to close on New Year's Day
Volusia County administrative offices and libraries will be closed 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.
Elks to host New Year's party
All Area Elks and their guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Ormond Elks Lodge, 285 Wilmette Ave. There will be hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6:30 p.m. A surf and turf dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Entertainment will be Paul and Marine. A champagne toast will be made at midnight. Coffee and doughnuts will follow the toast.
Tickets are $35. For more information, call (386) 677-7180.
Applicants sought for Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Residents interested in recommending initiatives to facilitate affordable housing in Volusia County are encouraged to apply for membership on the county's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
The committee is composed of 11 members who are involved in specific aspects of affordable housing. Representatives are needed from the real estate and essential service professions.
Members will be selected by the Volusia County Council. Applications are available at www.volusia.org/government/volusia-county-council/advisory-boards.
For more information, (386) 736-5955, Ext. 12308.
Old cell phones being collected
The Hotel-Motel Association is collecting old cell phones on behalf of efforts to 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.
Sick or injured over the holidays? Urgent care is open
For anyone needing to see a physician over the holidays, PrimeCare Urgent Care Centers has special hours for the holiday season.
The Twin Lakes center at 1890 LPGA Blvd. in Suite 130 (corner of LPGA and Clyde Morris Boulevards), Daytona Beach, will be open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Port Orange site at 740 Dunlawton Ave. (Across from the Port Orange Post Office) will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on News Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Starting in 2013, PrimeCare will be extending hours until 10 p.m. during the week and until 6 p.m. on weekends.
PrimeCare is investigating the potential of opening other locations in Volusia in the new year. No appointment is needed and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call (386) 274-2212 or visit www.primecaremd.org.
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.
Fundraiser planned for kids
Ruby Tuesday is conducting its "community gives back program" Jan. 4.
Present a flyer and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to Take Stock in Children.
Participating locations are:
o1808 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
o2695 N. Atlantic Avenue, Bellaire Plaza, Daytona Beach
o1212 Saxon Blvd. Orange City.
To obtain a flyer, email email@example.com.
Granada boulevard Resurfacing and Median Project
Masci Construction will begin a resurfacing and median project on Granada Boulevard from Washington Street to Beach Street in the heart of the City's Downtown area on Jan. 7.
The project has been planned since 2008 and will add medians to Granada Boulevard with landscaping and uplighting.
The construction will occur primarily at nighttime, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and no road closures will occur in the daytime.
Support group slated
A grief support group is being formed for those who lost someone to an addiction.
It is an opportunity to meet with others who have experienced a loss and receive support.
Sponsored by the Healing Hearts Program of Haven Hospice
There is no cost, but please register by calling (904) 733-9818.
The Father John Washington Post 1944 of the Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.A is looking for members .
The group meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month in the gold room at Prince of Peace Church 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
The group serves coffee and doughnuts every Wednesday morning at the Emory L Bennett Veterans Nursing Home in Daytona Beach
They send grocery coupons to the men and women and their families in the Armed Forces all over the world.
For more information, call (386) 255 -3814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
No Votran service on New Year's Day
Votran will not operate bus service New Year's Day in the Greater Daytona Beach Area, Southeast and West Volusia County areas.
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, 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. Monday, Jan. 14, at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, and Friday, Jan. 18, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond 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.
Volunteers needed for playground renovation
The playground design plans have been finalized and the Magic Forest Playground renovation dates have been set for Project ROMP (Renovate Ormond's Magic Forest Playground).
Site prep and equipment prep will begin Monday, Feb. 4. The playground construction and renovation will begin Monday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 17. The community build project has been designed by the firm Play by Design and their project managers will be on site the entire time the project is being built to instruct, oversee and manage the volunteers.
oJob captains: Individuals are needed who are willing to commit to working as volunteer leaders for the project.
oVolunteer workers: Individuals to work under the Job Captains' direction to renovate existing equipment as well as build new components for the playground. Prior construction experience is not necessary.
oFood committee, child care committee, tools committee, volunteer committee helpers are being sought as well.
oDonations for the project are still being accepted. Also, this is your last chance to purchase Fence Picket(s) personalized with a person's name or business name.
Tax-deductible donations may be mailed to: Project ROMP, P.O. Box 731861, Ormond Beach, FL 32175.
For information on volunteering, donations, fence picket order form, call (386) 676-3277 or e-mail Sylvia.Frost@ormondbeach.
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Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, to Wednesday, Jan. 9; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5 and 12; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and Friday, Jan. 18
Classes will be at the United Way 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
A class for Bethune- Cookman students only will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bethune-Cookman University school of business, second floor, Lincoln Street entrance, Daytona Beach.
A one-day re-certification class will be offered for returning volunteers. Class times are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 or Saturday, Jan. 26.
To register or for more information, call (386_ 366-9048 or visit liveunitedinvolusiaflagler.org.