Monday, November 30, 2009
The program features holiday music by local bands and choral groups and a visit from Santa. It is free to all but donations to benefit the 2010 improvement of the Intensive Care Unit will be welcomed. You can get the full program brochure here.
Having spent a good bit of time visiting the Bert Fish Intensive Care unit this summer, I would say it is a worthy cause for your donation. All donations are tax deductible.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
But I digress, against my better judgment and to just shut her up I got out the Christmas decorations before December 1st.....something I do not do...I put up the tree and let her go to town decorating....she opened boxes of my mothers, my grandmothers, mine....I have Christmas coming out of every orifice, attached to every doorknob, windowsill and light switch.....she painted the dogs toenails red....(one of them is an 85 lb male boxer)....you get the idea.....
I will try and rid myself of the Bah Humbug attitude before the big parade, light up Flagler etc. weekend that we have coming up....check back later in the week for a full schedule of events!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 2nd will be Girl's Night Out, featuring a fashion show, shopping and refreshments.
Check out the entire schedule of events on the Christmas on Canal Street site.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Shop local, support local business!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I don't usually, actually I never hawk products on this site. However, this is one of my favorites and everyone I have told about it loves it too. Last year I purchased a Mom Agenda All in One Folio Home Organizer. It has everything, It is a great product to help you get organized and also makes a great gift. Their website offers free printable pages that fit in any of their calendars and has useful tips for getting organized. They have some great sales going on this weekend and FREE shipping thru the holidays. Check them out and let me know what you think!!
City of Edgewater Schedule
There will be no garbage, recycling and yard trash collection for residents of unincorporated Volusia County on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Unincorporated areas are outside city limits.
The makeup day for Thanksgiving will be Saturday, Nov. 28; the makeup day for Christmas will be Saturday, Dec. 26; and the makeup day for New Year’s Day will be Saturday, Jan. 2.
Port Orange trash pickup will be on Saturday, no pickup Thursday.
City of New Smyrna - Recycling will be picked up Thursday, no trash pickup.
Click here for a complete list of Holiday closings
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Norwood's Fine Seafood
Stella's Skyline Cafe - 11am- 6pm
Pub 44 - 11m-8pm
First Turn - beginning at 4pm
Enjoy the holiday!
Monday, November 23, 2009
The 9th annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will again be held at First United Methodist Church located at 215 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna Beach
The traditional turkey dinner, open to all residents of Southeast Volusia, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations will be accepted to help the sponsoring churches in their cost to provide this community service.
The full course “sit down and be served dinner” will consist of roast turkey, dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas, waldorf salad, sweet potato souffle, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, assorted pies, tea and coffee.
The 2009 dinner is sponsored by 14 churches in the Southeast Volusia area: Coronado Community United Methodist, Edgewater United Methodist and First United United Methodist churches; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Sacred Heart and Saint Girards Mission Catholic churches; Christ Community Church, Edgewater Alliance Church, Friendship Community Church, First Presbyterian Church, New Smyrna Beach United Church of Christ, Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, Allen Chapel AME Church and Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Last year, more than 600 dinners were served to individuals, couples, family members and friends groups. Cheryl Davis, dinner coordinator said at a recent committee meeting that 700 meals would be prepared for the 2009 dinner. When the first dinners was served 9 years ago about 150 people attended.
For additional information and/or to register you or your group’s plans to attend please call the First United Methodist Church office at (386) 428-4371 between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The Flagler Avenue Merchants are having their annual sidewalk sale beginning at 9am. Great bargains for the Holidays!!
Indian River Self Storage in Edgewater is holding their annual Community Benefit Yard Sale from 8am-1pm. There will be refreshments.
The Farmer's Market on Canal Street is open from 730am-1230pm.
Support your local business! Shop Local!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is presenting Oliver! based on Charles Dickens’s well known Oliver Twist. This production is sponsored by the Little Theatre’s WonderLand Theatre Company.
Reserved seating is available for purchase at the Box Office by calling (386) 423-1246 or by visiting in person. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors and $9 for students under 18. The Box Office is open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and two hours before each performance.
Evening Performances (7 p.m.) Nov. 20, 21, 27, 28 & Dec. 3, 4, 5, and Sunday Matinees (2 p.m.) Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6
Join the folks from Clancy’s at Hidden Lakes Golf Course on Nov. 21, beginning at 8 a.m for the Jalapeno Open. The format is a two person scramble. Gulf Atlantic Vehicles and Malibu East Motorcars are the hole in one sponsors again this year.
Sign up at Hidden Lakes Golf Course, 35 Fairgreen Ave. or call (386) 427-4138 or at Clancy’s Cantina, 301 Flagler Ave. A $50 entry fee includes range balls, cart, coffee, juice, donuts, breakfast burritos, 18 holes of golf, and an awards banquet lunch at Clancy’s Cantina following the event. Checks may be payable to Clancy’s Cantina. $25 Hole Sponsors. Make hole sponsorship checks payable to the American Cancer Society/Relay For Life.
Open Hangar Day
American Aero Services, 333 South Street, New Smyrna Beach Airport will house an Open Hangar Day on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WWII Bombers and fighter aircraft will be on display.
Please bring a pet food donation for the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. Food and drinks will be sold to benefit the museum. Visit Timeless Wings and Wheels for more information.
Bake Sale and AuctionThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater, Inc. will be hosting their annual bake sale auction to raise money for two nursing scholarships on Saturday Nov.21. A variety of baked goods will be available for sale. This event will begin at 2 p.m., and ends at 5 p.m. or whenever we sell the last item. Come in and bid for your favorite! This event will held at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater.
Family FitnessMark your calendars for Nov. 21st it is Family Outreach Fitness Festival at New Smyrna Beach Middle School.
There will be many events to participate in, including athletic events, kickball, blood pressure checks, cancer screenings etc.
There will be plenty of water and medical aid will be on-site provided by the NSB Fire Department. PTSA will be providing food and drink, along with a few other vendors. Please come out and have some fun and show your stuff.
The OM Bar has entertainment all weekend and is now serving food, drop by from some wine, good music and a snack!
Some of the local charity's that benefit from this event are Habitat for Humanity, NSB Caps, Meals On Wheels and Kidds Are First.
Along with dinner dancing and great entertainment there will be a Silent Auction with some fantastic prizes including fishing charters, hotel and NC Mountain Cabin stays as well as spa baskets and gift cards to local merchants.
This wonderful community event would not be possible without the generous sponsors that support it.
For more information contact Kaye Walker at 423-4384 or Carol Thomas at 424-8430.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Bert Fish Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a combination event today Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Schildecker Lobby from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A jewelry sale will be held by “Masquerade” where all items are $5. This is a good time to select holiday gifts and a gold exchange will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in all unwanted gold or silver jewelry, dental fillings, and flatware in exchange for cash.
All major credit cards/debit cards, cash, and payroll deductions (for BFMC Employees) will be accepted. This even is open to the public and proceeds will benefit BFMC.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A wide selection of reds and whites from Napa and Sonoma will be served including sparkling wines for the holidays. Tasty hors d’oevres will be served also.
Your $20 donation per person will benefit a great cause while having a wonderful time tasting new wines. RSVP to SoNapa at (386) 402-8647 no later than Nov. 16 as space is limited. For further information, call Renee at (386) 405-0622.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A silent auction of more than 25 trees and wreaths and centerpieces designed and decorated by club members in various themes will be offered for the holiday season.. Winning bids will be announced on Saturday at 1 pm.
Additionally, there will be a Golden Elephant Boutique comprised of various gift items and delights, a bake sale, a plant sale, plus a raffle featuring fabulous treasures, themed baskets and more.
Admission is free and there will be refreshments. Everyone is invited.
Monday, November 16, 2009
No, I am not promoting online shopping...quite the opposite. It is more important than ever to support our local Volusia County businesses. Tourism is down and many businesses are struggling to stay afloat.
I challenge you to shop locally for all your Christmas and Holiday shopping needs. The Flagler Ave giftshops and jewelry stores have some great specials and beautiful gifts, The Big Bamboo has the largest selections of Webkins around. Quiet Flight and Red Dog Surf Shops have clothing on sale and surfboards/skateboards galore. You can pick up cigars and fine wines at The Om Bar.
Check out Restaurant.com for huge discounts on Merks, Stella's Skyline, and Bella Napoli. You can purchase a $25.00 gift certificate for $10.00. Give it as a gift or use it yourself!
There are countless ways to shop locally instead of giving your dollars to WalMart, you just need to be a little creative!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Activities will include: Kayaking, Team Building Challenges, GPS Ecocaching, Plankton Investigations, Invertebrate Discoveries, Beach Seine Netting and more.
Reservations and payments are required by December 11, 2009
Both of my children attend the summer camp programs at Marine Discovery and they have fantastic programs, I am sure this one will be no different!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
You can recycle your old electronics in Edgewater this weekend. The City if Edgewater"s Environmental Services Department will be participating in America Recycles Day (Sat). Bring your old computers, printers, radios, video games, CD Players, VCR's, cell phones etc. to 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave between 8am and 2pm. They will not accept TV's, Washers and Dryers or any other white goods. If you need more information contact Tyna Hilton at 386-424-2494.
HARP's Florida Westie Rescue is having their Annual (SOAR) Save-Our-Animals-Relief Event this weekend. It will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes a garage sale, bake sale and car wash. This will be held at 2379 Old Samsula Rd in Port Orange. There are several local animal rescue organizations involved in this event.
The Southeast Volusia Historical Society presents Pancakes in the “Old Fort Park” on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The “Salt Water Grass Band” will provide entertainment. The cost is $6.00.
Coronado Community United Methodist Church will host a “Fall Arts and Crafts Show” on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Relax and enjoy home baked goodies while you explore and shop.
Join Family Promise for the 3rd Annual Dinner/Dance Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach. Music will be by the Conti Family. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact your church, or call (386) 423-8348.
The American Legion Post #17 at 619 W. Canal Street is hosting dinners this week. Tonight is spaghetti night from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday is Surf and Turf from 4:30 p.m. to 6 :30 p.m. Sunday is breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call (386) 427-5013.
If you have an event this weekend, leave a comment or email me and I will get it posted!
Enjoy the weekend and support your local business!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This Saturday is the annual Flamingo Follies Art Show on Flagler Ave. Come down to Flagler Avenue and get all your Christmas shopping done with over 100 artists and vendors. There will be food, entertainment, great local vendors, even a visit from Santa. The fun starts at 10am and runs until 5pm. There is plenty of parking available at the Coronado United Methodist Church and in the Flagler Beach Ramp Parking area.
One of the wonderful artists, Kim Kaiser of Kim's Beach Art is responsible for the gorgeous Flamingo Screen featured at the top of this post. You can check out her work by clicking on her name as well as at the show on Saturday!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The National Veteran's Day Ceremony information is available here. Locally there are a few things going on:
- Active duty and retired military will get in free to the Volusia County Fair
- Volusia County Public Schools are closed
- The Parade in Deland begins at 11am honoring Volusia County Veterans.
- Outback Restaurant is offering free Bloomin Onions and Dessert to active duty and retired military.
- Applebees is offering free meals to active duty and retired military.
- On Thursday, November 12th the annual Salute to Veterans luncheon will be held in New Smyrna Beach. The Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County will meet at Smyrna Yacht Club at 11:15 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:45 a.m. Guest speaker, Major Mario D. Ochoa, head of Spruce Creek High School Junior ROTC program, will be accompanied by Battalion Commander Hannah Herrero and their Color Guard. For further information, to make a reservation, or to sponsor a veteran at this important event please call (386) 427-2543.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Volusia County Moms - this is all about our great county and all the things for Mom's & kids to do. I know this writer and she is awesome both as a writer and as a person!
Florida Beach Blog - information about our beautiful beaches, from all over the state.
Orlando News - Roger Simmons gives the scoop on our local tv stations and the things they do.
Have a great week and stay tuned for more local stuff!
Mini Manicures and Mini Pedicures
Complimentary Skin Analysis
Complimentary Chair Massages
Fashion Show, compliments of "My Girfriend's Closet
Great Product Discounts
Pevonia Gift Bags
2 Grand Prizes
For more information or to RSVP call -386-424-6262
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Coronado United Methodist Church is having their annual Rummage sale Friday and Saturday in the church parking lot.
Send me anything else you have and we will get it up!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Enjoy fine art, music, food and fun from 4pm-8pm. Arts on Douglas and The Clay Gallery are two of the venues that host this event. Check out The Clay Gallery for unique art, pottery and jewelry. They also offer a gorgeous garden to host your special event!
I am sure everyone has an opinion on this one. No matter who you are supporting please vote!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I assist with the Halifax Urban Ministry Community Meal a few times a month, many people benefit from the donations to the local food banks. Those that we serve are appreciative, kind people, for some it is the only meal they eat all day.
If you donate two items of canned goods you will receive a buy one get free admission ticket for any other night at the fair.
The fair runds through November 15th. You can access the schedule and event calendar below.
Enjoy the fair!