The West Volusia Runners and Mile High Racing are pleased to bring a day of racing, the Central Florida Legends races to the Deltona area. The day includes the Skunk Ape Marathon, Mermaid Half-Marathon and Fountain of Youth 5K on Nov. 22. Over 1,000 runners participated in these races last fall which is designed to highlight the natural beauty of West Volusia, Lake Monroe and the Volusia County trails system. Registration is going on now at CentralFloridaLegendsRace.com.
Packet pickup for the runners will be at Central 28 in DeBary, on Friday, Nov. 20 and the Lakeshore Community Center in Deltona on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Social distancing measures will be in place for the races and runners are asked to wear masks before and after their respective races. Runners will start in various waves to prevent large groups starting together. The City of Deltona’s Economic Development Office believes this event is a great edition to West Volusia’s eco-tourism calendar.
These events are also available virtually. For more information, visit the Central Florida Legends website.
Bonkerz Comedy Club comes to The Center at Deltona, March 12, with Carmen Vallone as seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, CBS & Jamie Kennedy’s “Heckler” movie.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Parties should try to arrive together to be seated together. Seating is limited to accommodate social distancing. There is a two-item minimum purchase in the showroom. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.
Commissioner Maritza Avila-Vazquez (District 3) and Sheriff Mike Chitwood invite you for Coffee & Conversation hosted by the Landmark Masonic Lodge, 720 N. Apache Circle, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Nov. 14. For the safety of all attending, socal distancing guidelines will be followed. There will be temperature checks at the entrance and face masks are required.
Deltona Parks & Recreation will begin its next youth basketball league in December. The “Holiday Hoops” league will be offered for children ages 6 to 14. All skill levels are welcome. Teams are co-ed. Players will play at least eight games on Saturdays, beginning Dec. 12, with a tournament to follow. Teams will be given scheduled court times for practice during the week. Registration is ongoing online in the Parks Payment Portal until 5 p.m., Dec. 3. Evaluations will be Dec. 5. Registration is $25 and cash or check is acceptable. Players will be given a jersey but should have their own black or dark colored shorts.
Safety protocols will be in place for league games. All spectators and coaches must wear a mask in the gym. Only two family members per player (currently involved in a game) will be permitted in the gym. There will be 20 minute breaks between games to allow for sanitization. Hand sanitizing stations are available.
Coaches are also needed for the league. Coaches should be at least 18 years of age and must complete a volunteer application which will include a background check. Coaches should be available at least one night a week and Saturday mornings in December, January and February and will coach children ages 6 to 14. Approved coaches will get a one player discount. If you are interested in providing this valuable service to our community, or if you have other questions about the league, please email Sebastian Singletary or call (386) 878-8940.
Our Holiday Hoops league is sponsored by Advent Health.
The City of Deltona’s Parks & Recreation Department will host the next “Previously Owned Treasures” sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, at Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace. “It’s like a garage sale—only better!”
Vendors can rent spaces (includes a table and chair) for $5 with a completed application. Vendors may begin to setup at 6:30 a.m. There are some restrictions on types of items allowed for sale. No business, retail merchandise liquidations or bulk sales will be permitted, and no cars, boats, pets, furniture or large appliances may be sold. No solicitations or political representation will be permitted.
Shoppers should come prepared for cash only transactions with individual vendors.
For more information, call Deltona Parks & Recreation, (386) 878-8900 or email Marlene Brown.
Businesses in need of personal protective equipment can visit The Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a kit that includes two boxes of masks, two one-liter bottles of hand sanitizer, two one-liter bottles of disinfectant and one box of alcohol wipes. Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. For additional information, please call (386) 878-8875.
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is offering free, COVID-19 testing by appointment. To make an appointment, people should call the location where they’d like to be tested between 8 a m and 5 p m, Monday through Friday. Appointments are being scheduled through Aug.7.
Testing will be available by appointment at these locations, weather permitting:
- 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach. 386-274-0500 and press #.
- 421 S. Keech Street, Daytona Beach. 386-871-3364
- 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. 386-871-3489
- 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City. 386-871-3405
Waste Pro is working hard to get caught up on collections suspended because of Hurricane Dorian.
- Tuesday, Sept. 3, solid waste and yard waste will be collected Thursday, Sept. 5.
- Wednesday, Sept. 4, solid waste and yard waste will be collected Friday, Sept. 6.
- Thursday, Sept. 5, solid waste and yard waste will be collected Saturday, Sept. 7.
- Friday, Sept. 6, solid waste and yard waste will be collected Monday, Sept. 9.
And then WastePro will be one day behind for next week only.
Residents can call the Volusia County Citizens Information Center at (866) 345-0345 with questions and concerns. The call center, which is staffed by county employees, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday (Aug. 30). Beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, the call center will be open 24-hours until further notice.