Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Did you know:
Bert Fish Medical Center offers after-hours Pediatric Care:
Monday thru Friday 6pm-10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5:30pm
No appointment is needed and my neighbor has had to use it several times, she said they had very little wait time.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Our neighbor to the south Edgewater has some interesting things going on. They have a new planning initiative going on called "Envision Edgewater". This series of workshops that started September 8th are designed to follow the CFSCI (Central Florida Sustainable Communities Initiative). In simple terms, land use, transportation and urban design planning should all be done smarter. So envision Edgwater is having a series of workshops that include regular citizens who are interested in being part of what Edgewater looks like in the future.
There is a community meeting planned tentatively for October 20th in which the results of these workshops will be presented. The links above have some very interesting information on CFSCI and the Edgewater Project.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The Canaveral National Seashore is gorgeous. This is the Eldora State House, Eldora is an abandoned town at the very end of Canaveral National Seashore, on A1A south of New Smyrna Beach. The museum is now open on Saturday and Sunday from 10a-4pm. You can learn more about the resoration of this house here.
The picture above I took today from the water. It is beautiful, no crowds and a nice piece of our history.
Friday, September 26, 2008
South Atlantic Grille closed a few weeks ago after being open only a few months.
It is sad for the many people that are now out of work, and sad that our local economy cannot support these establishments.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The surf is still rough so be careful on the beach.
Enjoy the weekend!
Both presidential candidates have information and forms on their websites as well:
You can also go to Rock the Vote for online forms and registration
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Make your plans early for the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival. It starts Thursday with the kickoff party at 5:30 at the OM Chill Bar. The entire schedule can be found here. This is a great time with excellent performers, food and fun.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Greeetings and Happy Monday to all.
The Battle of the Badges fishing tournament and event raised well over $100,000 this weekend. Great news for the youth it supports. Nice article about it here, if you read down on the comments you can get differing opinions on it, personally I think the whiners should be quiet and be glad someone is doing something to benefit our youth, they need all the help they can get.
The surf was high at the beach, windy and big waves, not all the lifeguard towers are manned this time of year so be sure to swim near a staffed tower.
The Gallery Walk and Jazz Fest is this week, stay tuned for more on that later in the week.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
It is very important to buy local and support your local New Smyrna Beach businesses whenever possible, this magazine makes it easy!
Friday, September 19, 2008
The Atlantic Center for the Arts is having their 2nd annual Community Day from 10am-2pm on Saturday. They will have gallery talks, hands on projects for the kids and it is all free!
The weather will be great and the beach is beautiful! Enjoy the weekend!
According to The Shadow the golf course has lost more than 500K so far this year. This is backed up by the city budget numbers. Considering the Golf Course Manager has made almost $85,000 and the Golf Course Supervisor has made over $67,000 this year that is kind of scary.
IF you are interested in the highest paid employees in the city check this out from NSBNEWS. It is quite amazing.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here is a complete list of our Parks, what they offer and a map of their locations:
The make-up days for Volusia County have been announced, September 26th, November 10th and Nov 24th and 25th. Get an amended calendar here. It is interesting to note that a couple of the private schools, Warner Christian Academy being one of them, do not have to make up the days. They have enough education hours built into the year to cover the time. They do not have early release every Wednesday so that is a big chunk of hours right there. Should cause some drama around my house when one kid has to go to school and one doesn't!
Open house is tonight at Coronado and the Book Fair is going on all week.
It is so quiet around town there is nothing going on! Enjoy it while it lasts!
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Jazz Festival is this coming weekend on Flagler. This is good stuff, more on that later this week.
The weather is getting gorgeous and there are no people around, it is so nice.
Checked out the gas prices this week, the 7-11 beachside went from 3.69 last Friday to 3.95 over the weekend. IF you see a jump of over 25 cents, report it to the Attorney General, 1-800-no scam.
You can still find the lowest prices in your area here.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
SO today I pick up my baby girl, she tells me she forgot her planner, so I say, I will park, run and get it. If she does not have it and a parent (ME) does not sign it, there is HELL to pay the next day.
So she gets out to go get it, her teacher will not let her back in the room. Once you leave the room, you can't come back, this is part of her "teaching organization as a life skill". So she comes back to the car crying, I am all for teaching organization, I need some classes on it. BUT COME ON SHE IS 9 and we were still in the parking lot. She very rarely forgets anything.
So I did what any caffeine deprived, perpetually late, crazed mother would do. I got out of the car and went in the office.
I used my best customer service voice and said to the secretary, I am not upset with you, nor am I upset with the teacher for attempting to teach some organization, but she made her CRY! The kid is stressed out all the time about homework, schoolwork, her desk being clean blah, blah, blah. Yes, I got on a roll. Did I mention I was not wearing shoes??
Thankfully, this particular secretary and I are friends. She is used to my ranting and raving. She actually enjoys it. On this particular occasion she reached into her desk and handed me a roll of silver duct tape.
Enjoy the day!
Good Job Charlie!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Sharky reports on our 20th and 21st shark bite of the year. We are surely going to tie the 2001 record of 22 any day now.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
She is wearing fur, yes that is fur. Go check out The Chum Slick and look for their posts on August 31 and Sept 1. Great little known information. I am sure by the end of the week all her secrets will be out. My personal favorite is her membership in the Alaskan Independence Party, gotta love that.
And ol' John McCain is just stubborn enough and defiant enough to leave her in place as the VP Nominee. Some Republican analyst said today that he did not know some of these things, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Have they ever heard of GOOGLE?
This may or may not come our way, if so be ready, if you live in the storm surge area you will be asked to leave. That would be all of us that are beachside. Here is some good information from Volusia County on evacuations. Check out storm tips for other good information on everything from protecting your home to protecting your pets.