Friday, April 17, 2015

The Local Butcher

My friend Glenda and I had lunch at The Local Butcher (430 Canal Street) on Thursday. I have been meaning to get in there but haven't had a chance. I have heard only good things and was looking forward to lunch. They did not disappoint.

They have their daily menu up on a chalk board in the front, you can order and take it out, call ahead and they will have it waiting for you or sit down and let them bring it to you. We chose to dine in. I had a roast beef sandwich that came on this jalapeno cheddar biscuit and had a brown gravy with it, I was thinking the gravy thing was kind of weird. I should just not think, it was fabulous. Half of the sandwich is pictured above. It was huge. Glenda ordered a pork belly sandwich which was equally huge and delicious. They also have salads and other sandwiches, the sides on Thursday were a choice of greens, potato salad and macaroni and cheese. We of course went the carb route and had mac and cheese and potato salad and sampled each others. Delicious.

The Local Butcher obviously has meat. Steaks, roasts, lots of meat. I will go back and get meat next week, I had too many other errands to run to get any this week. The service was excellent and the prices good. If you are on Canal Street at lunchtime I would recommend them for sure!

P.S. They had no idea who I was or that I was going to write about them. That is how I like it! 

The Women's Club of New Smyrna Beach

The Women's Club of New Smyrna Beach is being resurrected! This is very good news, the General Federation of Women's Clubs was founded in 1890 and is a unifying force designed to bring women's clubs from around the country and the world together. They are dedicated to community improvement and volunteer service in communities across the country. The GFWC of Florida's website will give you more information on the organization as a whole.

Locally, the first general meeting of the New Smyrna Beach Chapter will be on Monday, April 20th at 6:00 pm. It will be held at the Women's Club located at 403 Magnolia in New Smyrna Beach.

I have women ask me every week where they can volunteer, how they can help. Here is your answer. Stop by on Monday night and learn about what the women's clubs are doing in other communities in Florida and start making a difference right here in our town.

Women's Club of New Smyrna Beach
403 Magnolia St
Monday, April 20th, 6:00 pm
Bring a sweet treat to share!

Like their Facebook Page to stay informed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Florida Lighthouse Day

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Who doesn't love a lighthouse? Did you know Ponce Inlet is the tallest lighthouse in Florida?

Saturday, April 18th is Florida Lighthouse Day! The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse will be holding events from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. There will be crafts, activities and workshops geared toward children and families. You can meet the "Lighthouse Keeper", tour the museum and climb the lighthouse.

All activities are included in your regular admission which is $5.00 for 12 and over and $1.50 for children under 12. You do not need special reservations just show up and enjoy!

Check out their website for more information on the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Babe James Center Open House

Mark your calendar for April 29th. The Alonzo 'Babe' James Community Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house at the newly renovated center in New Smyrna Beach. The festivities will be from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at 201 N. Myrtle Ave.

The public is invited to attend the program which will be hosted by NSB Mayor Jim Hathaway. Following the ribbon cutting there will be performances by the NSB Police Athletic League youth, tours of the facility and refreshments. 

The renovations added 1646 square feet of space to the center which will allow larger groups to use the center and provide better accommodations for the youth and seniors that are served through various community service programs.  For more information on the event or the center itself call 386-314-4849. 

Around Town-Weekend Events

This weekend you can celebrate the nice weather by air or sea! The Lipton Cup Regatta will be taking place just off the beach near Flagler Ave. This regatta is one of the races in the Halifax River Yacht Club's Commodore Cup 10 race series. Get more information on the Smyrna Yacht Club website.


If you prefer the air, check out the Balloon and Sky Fest at the NSB Municipal Airport. This event features airplanes, helicopters and of course hot air balloon rides. There are a ton of food vendors and many other exhibits and vendors to choose from. Get more information here.

Whatever you decide to do enjoy the weekend!