Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IMAGES Tour of Homes

The IMAGES Tour of Homes is this Saturday from 9am - 3pm. Tour some of the unique homes in New Smyrna Beach all decorated for the holidays! Tickets are $20.00. This event is presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, the tour benefits the 35th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts in January.

There will also be a special cocktail party held from 4pm-7pm on Friday, December 3rd in the oceanfront Designer Showhome on North Atlantic Avenue.  Delectable food and cocktails, an opportunity to meet and talk with the designers, and a ticket to Saturday's Tour of Homes is included in the $50 ticket price.

Information and ticketing can be found on the IMAGES website. 

Marine Discovery Winter Camp

Marine Discovery Center is holding Winter Camp for children ages 6-14 during Christmas break. You must RSVP to Chad by December 15th.

Full details on the link above or call  (386) 428-4828.

Monday, November 29, 2010

NSB Boat Parade

The 23rd Annual Boat Parade will be held this Saturday, December 4th at 6pm. Judging will be at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach. The parade runs from George Kennedy Park to the North Causeway and back. This is another great community event for the whole family!!

11th Annual Firefighter's Auction

The 11th annual Firefighter’s Auction will be held this Thursday, December 2nd at 7p.m. This annual event is held at Peanut’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 421 Flagler Ave. Support the Local IAFF 2271 NSB Professional Firefighters. The proceeds from this event will benefit NSB High School Scholarship Fund. This is great fun for a great cause!

For more info contact Tom at (386) 566-5184 or Elaine at (386) 846-5426

New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade

Come on down to Flagler Avenue this Saturday, December 4th for the Christmas Parade! 

The Annual Christmas Parade will begin at the Flagler Avenue parking lot and will travel west along Flagler Avenue and the North Causeway, south on Riverside Drive and will turn west on Canal Street and will end at Orange Street. The parade is great fun for all ages! 

Photo-12/2009 - Red Hat Ladies float

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Light Up Flagler

The annual Light Up Flagler Celebration will be held this Friday night from 5:30-7:30pm on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Presented by the Merchants of Flagler Avenue, there will be refreshments, Holiday decorations and live entertainment all along Flagler Avenue.

Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Peninsula Avenue to Atlantic Avenue (just west of the Beacon Restaurant) from 5-8 p.m.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 27th is Small Business Saturday! Support our wonderful local businesses here in South East Volusia County this and every day! Did you know that for every $100.00 spent at a local business $68.00 comes back to the local community.

Eat out, shop local and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2nd Annual Salt Spray 5K

The 2nd Annual Salt Spray 5k will be held Sunday, November 28th. Registration opens at 6:30am.The run starts at 8:00 am with a children's fun run at 9:00am.

This Event is Sponsored by the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce to Benefit Halifax Health Hospice & New Smyrna High Cross Country Team.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wine & Art Walk

Saturday, November 27th is the Art & Wine Walk on Flagler Ave. The Wine Walk starts at 1pm. The Art Walk starts at 10a. Shop local for Christmas at our wonderful local merchants on Flagler!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Meals

The First United Methodist Church of New Smyrna Beach will hold its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Thanksgiving Day. The church is located at 310 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach. Doors open at 11:30am.

Norwood's Seafood is taking reservations for their Thanksgiving Meal.

Manny's Pizza is open for breakfast on Thanksgiving.

New Smyrna Steakhouse is open on Thanksgiving, you can make reservations now.

If you know of other places that are open please comment or send me an email!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas On Canal Street

Christmas on Canal Street begins on November 26th with Spark the Spirit. The lighting of the Christmas tree followed by Christmas Caroling. Click the picture in the left side toolbar for a complete schedule of events!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Manzano's Fine Foods

I had lunch with a friend yesterday at Manzano's. They are located at 311 Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. We started out with some grape leaves (I was starving and could not wait to eat). They were delicious and I love some good grape leaves. My friend ordered the NSB, which is turkey, bacon, swiss, avocado, tomato and ranch dressing. I had the Dippity Doo, which is roast beef, provolone served with au jus. I added horseradish. As always the food was fantastic....we ordered half size sandwiches and still took half of each one home. I think the full size could feed a family of four.....seriously it is that big. The ingredients are fresh and the bread is the best! Service was friendly as always!

You can check them out on their Facebook page if you want more information.

I highly recommend Manzano's for some fantastic food on Flagler! Remember to support your local business!

Local Fun For Kids

There is a great new website called Local Fun For Kids. They have compiled the best sites from around the country that feature local activities for families and kids. Check it out if you are vacationing in another location, there are some excellent blogs and websites from all over!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Military Vehicle Show

Timeless Wings and Wheels is holding their 3rd Annual Military Vehicle Show this Saturday, November 20th from 10am-3pm. If you would like to register your military vehicle you can do it online on their website.

1st and 2nd Place trophies will be awarded. WWII Bombers and Fighter Aircraft will also be on display. This will be your first opportunity to purchase the new Timeless Wings And Wheels book "Old Soldier's Club" and meet the authors.

Please bring a pet food donation for the Southeast Volusia Humane Society.  Food and drinks will be sold to benefit the museum.  There will be no smoking and no coolers allowed.  All proceeds benefit Timeless Wings & Wheels, which is a non-profit organization. This event is being held in memory of Jerry Rae.

This event is fun for all ages and is being held at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport at 333 South Street in New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, please call Carole at 386.314.4499 or Jennifer at 386.690.8557

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Purple Cow Festival

Enjoy a day in the country at the 2nd Annual Purple Cow Festival.

There will be Free Seminars on Gardening, Composting, Herb Infused Vinegars, Beeswax Candles, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardening, Beekeeping and Planting a Dish Garden. Free Cooking Demonstration on Easy Elegant Holiday Appetizers from Your Herb Garden. Workshops on making your own herb vinegars and beeswax candles. There will be activities for the kids including a scavenger hunt and lawn games. There will also be a Local Holiday Marketplace featuring: Beautyberry, Elderberry & Pokeberry Jams, Mulberry Mountain Farm Goat Milk Products, Local Honey and more. Wild About Birds, Inc will put on an environmental educational program with live birds of prey.

The fun will be this Saturday from 10am- 5pm at:

Full Moon Natives
1737 Fern Park Drive
Port Orange, FL

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Farmers Market

The local Farmer's Markets are held Wednesday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds and on Saturday on Canal Street from 730am-1230pm.

There are now two additions to the list! There is a new Market open from 8am-2pm in Edgewater at Hawks Park Recreational Complex, it is held in the front parking lot adjacent to Turgot and S. Ridgewood. There is also a new one at United Church of Christ on Washington St in New Smyrna Beach, they are also open on Saturday morning at 8am.

Get out and support your local business and buy some healthy produce!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Four Corners of the World~Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Flip Flops will be holding a benefit for The Boys & Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler. The Four Corners of the World Food & Wine Extravaganza will be held November 20th from 11am-4pm. The cost is $55.00 per person in advance and $65.00 at the door.

Support your local business!

Friday, November 12, 2010

13th Annual Holiday Charity Ball

The 13th Annual Holiday Charity Ball will be held on November 20th at Brannon Center. It is 7pm-midnight and the cost is $50.00. This years event will feature an open bar donated by Pub 44, food, dancing entertainment and a silent auction with some fabulous items. All of this to benefit local charity!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pancakes in the Park

Support the New Smyrna Beach History Museum and enjoy a great breakfast! Pancakes in the Park is this Saturday, November 13th from 7am-11am. A $6.00 donation will get you an awesome breakfast in our beautiful Old Fort Park! You can get tickets in advance at the museum located at 120 Sams Ave, or purchase in the park the day of the event!

Veteran's Day Ceremony

There will be a Veteran's Day Ceremony tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Riverside Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4250, along with other local groups and citizens, is sponsoring appearances by Mayor Adam Barringer and retired Army Col. Irving Davidoff. Please join in honoring our Veterans.

The News Journal has a complete list of Veteran's Day Events in Volusia County.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

5K Run For The Fallen

On Saturday, November 13th at 10am, there will be a 5K Run For The Fallen held at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach. There is no registration fee, all donations will go to The Wounded Warrior Project. Following the run there will be food and refreshments. Full information can be found here. Please come out and join in support and remembrance of those in the "Iraqi Freedom War."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flamingo Follies

The best art show of the year is November 13th and 14th from 9am-5pm on Flagler Avenue. This extra special art show will feature local and nationally known artists, crafts, entertainment and food. Finish up (or  start) your Christmas shopping on Flagler and support your local business!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Around Town~Things to Do

There is plenty to do the next few days...there is something for everyone! Here is a sample...

There will be a Chicken Barbecue at the NSB Lions Club, this Saturday, November 6th from 11am until it's gone. For $7.00 you can enjoy a full meal, eat in or take out. The Lion's Club is located at 2340 Sunset Drive. This event will benefit Marina Alonzo Eye Treatments.

Bouchelle Island is holding their annual sale inside the clubhouse this Saturday from 8am-12noon. Lots of great items for sale by residents, from furniture to household items. Check it out!

The Isle's of Sugar Mill Community Sale is also this weekend, Friday - Sunday from 8am-3pm. SR44 to Sugar Mill Dr, on the left.

Oak Hill Seafood has fresh local oysters, they are open Thursday - Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.


VFW Post 4250 has bike night every Thursday, drink specials, contests, music and fun. They are at 2350 Sunset Dr, New Smyrna Beach.


Arts on Douglas Gallery Walk is Saturday, November 6th from 4pm-8pm. Art, demonstrations, food, drink and entertainment on Canal Street.


Enjoy the weekend and support your local business!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Support Cudas Baseball

Come on out to McKenna's Place next Monday night, November 8th and support New Smyrna Beach Baseball! 

The great people at McKenna's are sponsoring a fundraiser to support the baseball program. This program supports baseball for grades 7 and up and encourages not only improving baseball skills but also strength training, endurance, good grades and citizenship.

From 5-9 pm, enjoy dinner with your family and 10% of your check will go to the baseball program. Please tell your server you support Cuda's baseball.

McKenna's is located at 1443 S. Dixie Freeway in New Smyrna Beach.

Support your local business!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Volusia County Fair

The Volusia County Fair starts this weekend. The Fair runs from November 4th through 14th. It is held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Complete details, schedules and directions can be found on their website.

Monday, November 1, 2010


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