SAFE Women’s Self Defense Class

SAFE classes are free and taught by certified instructors and are open only to women.  Participants must be at least 15 years old; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Classes are two hours long. There is no charge to attend.  Each class is a public event and photos will be taken. When Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 10 am to 12 pm Saturday, February…

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Christmas Parade and Lighting Contest Winners

The City of Orange City would like to congratulate 2019’s Christmas Parade and Holiday Lighting Contest winners.  Thank you to everyone that participated in these events. Orange City Christmas Parade winners are: Most Christmas Spirit – The Journey Best Walking Group – Sunrise Academy Best Light Display – Volusia ATV/UTV Most Creative – First Quality Plumbing Best Overall – VIA Orange City Woman’s Club Thank you to our parade judges…

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2020 Movie in the Park Schedule

Movie in the Park Schedule 2020 Movie in the Park is held at Veterans Memorial Park unless otherwise noted. January 3 – Toy Story 4 February 7 –  The Lion King (2019 version) March 6 – Vote between Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, The Secret Life of Pets or Abominable April 3 – Frozen 2 May 1- Fan favorite vote between Up (2009), Cars (2006), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory…

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Health officials issue mosquito-borne illness advisory for West Nile virus

An increase in the number of sentinel chickens testing positive for the West Nile virus has prompted the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) to issue a health advisory.  No human cases of West Nile virus infection have been confirmed in Volusia County. However, the risk of transmission to humans has increased.  Sentinel chickens are used to detect some mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus. The birds…

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Proposed residential subdivision located behind University High School

Attention to those interested in the proposed residential subdivision located behind University High School:   The applicant requested a continuance of the Blue Springs Ridge preliminary plat, which means that the item will not be scheduled for City Council on October 22, 2019.  The city will re-advertise the item once a new meeting date has been set.  The applicant anticipates November 12, 2019, but that is not guaranteed at this time. …

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Single Use Plastic Awareness

The Orange City Council recently adopted Resolution 962-19 which encourages Orange City businesses and residents to discontinue the use of plastic drinking straws, plastic stir sticks, similar plastic items and Styrofoam containers to work towards a cleaner and safer environment, river and ocean.    There is no denying the worldwide reliance on disposable/single use plastic products is overwhelming our planet.  Scientists project that by 2050, the oceans will contain more…

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