Saturday, December 31, 2011

Are You Resolving?

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's Eve and a wonderful, prosperous 2012. I am not big on resolutions but since I am spending the celebration home in bed sick I thought I would share a few that are worth thinking about.

1. Be Grateful - be happy for the people, relationships and things that bring happiness to your life.

2. Quit Worrying - if you can't change it don't worry about it.

3. Learn to Say No - it is impossible to be all things to all people and trying to do so will suck the life out of you.

4. Quit Trying to Be Perfect - while you are trying to make it perfect, what needs to get done is   probably not.

5. Be Kind - everyone has something happening in their life. That person waiting on you in Publix or CVS or the library can surely use a smile and a thank you.

6. Don't Be Afraid To Make a Mistake. They happen..get over it and forgive yourself.

7. Only Look Back at the Good Things-dwelling on the past will always keep you from moving forward.

Happy New Year my friends! Make it a good one!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tailgate'n Party

The annual Tailgate'n Party to support The Marine Discovery Center is just two weeks away! It is held at Brannon Center from 4pm-8pm on January 14th. There is great food, drinks, raffles, prizes and of course Football! All proceeds will benefit the programs at the Marine Discovery Center!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Simple Celebrations

We are quickly leaving Christmas and heading to the New quickly time goes by. The week between Christmas and New Year's Day just flies by....what are you celebrating as we go into the new year. I was thinking back on this year and have many things to celebrate as we kiss 2011 goodbye.

Work is busy
Kids are healthy, happy, good grades....
I have a new house
Our family has a really cool new significant other in the family (not mine) - refer back to I have a new house....all related
My parents are healthy and have their mental faculties intact (well for the most part)
The Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movie season is drawing to a close
Jon Stewart and Joe Scarborough are still talking politics (and making me laugh)
I have the most awesome friends
I got a new bike for Christmas
Our Beach is the best

Yes, some of these are painfully simple, perhaps we should make 2012 a simple year. Enjoy whatever you celebrate as we leave 2011. Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Travel Expo

If you are planning on traveling in 2012 this Travel Expo will be a good place to start. Saturday, January 14th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Daytona Beach Airport you can check out Cruise Lines, Resorts and other exciting travel options. There will be free parking and the show is free as well! The Expo is sponsored by High Performance Cruise & Travel. Call them if you have questions at 386-252-4423.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1st Annual Mosquito Lagoon Artist's Fair

Looking ahead to January, the 1st Annual Mosquito Lagoon Artist's Fair will be held at JB's Fish Camp on January 28th. If you are an artist, craftsman or other type of vendor this is
should be a great opportunity to display your talents. If you register before January 20th the cost is only $10.00, after that it is $20.00. You can display on the dock or bring a tent and set up in the parking lot. The Fair is from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  You can give JB's a call at 386-427-5747 for more information.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Lights

Just a quick note this morning...too much to do! If you are looking for Holiday lights here is the list from the News Journal.

Holiday Light Display

We were out and about on Sunday night and took a ride around and looked at the ones in New Smyrna Beach....very nice. Does not matter how old your kids are they still like the lights!

Have a great day and support your local business!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gifts With Humanity

So I put my money where my mouth is and took a walk down Flagler today and did some Christmas shopping...I wandered into Gifts with Humanity and had a hard time leaving. What a great shop this is...I got some Christmas ornaments, a few pieces of jewelry and had a nice time chatting with the people in the store. There is bag in there that is simply gorgeous...made completely from seat belts, I would never have known if she had not told me.......I should have taken a picture. I am probably going to have to go back and get it....reasonable prices, beautiful items...and no visit to the mall, they give you 10% off if you give them your email address and name...check it out they are located at 318 Flagler Ave.

Support your local business!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Flip Flops Grill & Chill

I haven't been to Flip Flops in awhile so thought we would visit tonight. It was great. Kevin was our server and he was just wonderful! My daughter had a grilled chicken sandwich which required much discussion with Kevin to decide. (she is a terribly picky eater) I had the roasted Salmon which was perfectly cooked and delicious. Seriously I wanted to lick the plate....I chose the pasta and New England Clam Chowder for my sides. The soup was probably one of the best clam chowders I have had in a very long time. We had great food, perfect service and Christmas music playing in the background.Doesn't get much better than that!  I have to go back very soon and see if the Shrimp and Grits is as good as mine..... If you have not visited Flip Flops in awhile, check it out, their menu is excellent and I am not sure you can get better service anywhere!

Please support your local business!!

Around Town-Weekend Events

Today's Art and Wine Walk has a Christmas theme, do all your Christmas shopping on Flagler Ave and support your local business!

Farmer's Markets in Edgewater at Hawks Park and in New Smyrna Beach at Old Fort Park.

Santa Claus will be at Flip Flops today from 1pm-4pm. Kids eat free with an adult and feel free to bring your "friendly" pets. There will be free pictures and hot chocolate.

Tomorrow there is an Open House at Canaveral National Seashore from 1pm-4pm. There will be music, refreshments and some beautiful decorations by Lindley's Nursery.

The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church is performing a Christmas Musical on Sunday at 11am.

Enjoy the weekend and please support your local business!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


KABOOK you are the winner of the $25.00 Gift Card to Off the Hook Raw Bar & Grille! Please email me your name and address and I will mail your gift card out tomorrow!!

Does your family have traditions that you stick with every year during the holiday season?

My teenage son and I were talking about family traditions this morning on the way to school. I was telling him how our whole family sat down after Thanksgiving and wrote out our Christmas wish list. His response, "you wrote it?" He texted me his.

I am just as guilty, I emailed my brother a link to what I wanted him to get me. My mother usually calls me from various stores and says is this good for this kids.....I am just glad they are all around to text, email and call...

We still do some of the things we did growing up, eat the same Christmas Eve menu, have breakfast before we open gifts on Christmas Day, things like that. We have had the "Elf on the Shelf" for years and I have always moved him around like we all still believe. Last year I found him hanging in the kitchen by a piece of yarn. Apparently the teenagers were tired of poor Buddy. I put him away...

What do you do every year? I am looking for some new ideas for my house.

Leave me a comment with your favorite family tradition and we will put your comment number in a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to Off The Hook Raw Bar & Grill. will pick the number, the winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on December 23rd.
Please be sure we have a way to contact you. Your name and email will never be sold or used for any other purpose. Good Luck!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Art & Wine Walk

The Flagler Avenue Art & Wine Walk is this Saturday, December 17th. There will be plenty of merchants on hand with beautiful items available to purchase for Christmas! Buys your gifts locally from the merchants on Flagler Avenue. The Art Walk starts at 10:00 am and the Progressive Wine Walk will begin at 1:00 pm.

Support your local business!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Off The Hook-Take Two

I have not visited Off The Hook to eat in awhile so tonight I ran by and met a friend, we had a few different things off the menu including the "Otherside Tuna" which is the rare Yellowfin Tuna. It was delicious! We also had an Oyster Sampler thing that had three different types of good. We sat at the bar, Bobby was working, and he gave us awesome service. There are several other things on the menu that I really want to try and will go back and check out for lunch this week.

While you are out supporting your local business...make Off The Hook one of your stops. Very fresh seafood and great service! A gift card would be a great stocking stuffer!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Operation Christmas Cheer

The New Smyrna Beach Police Department is holding its 22nd annual Operation Christmas Cheer. They are collecting toys, canned goods and clothes through December 20th. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

City Hall - 210 Sams Avenue
Police Department - 246 Industrial Park Ave
The Fire Stations located at 103 Faulkner St. and 500 E. Third Ave
Southern Trends Home Furnishing - 334 Canal Street

All donations will stay right here in southeast Volusia County!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Get Ship Shape For the New Year

There is a new Boot Camp in town and they have some great deals to get you motivated and try them out!

South Daytona has Ship Shape Boot Camp coming to a location near you! They have 3, 6 ,and 12 month programs available, no matter your fitness level you will get in shape, lose pounds and inches. I also heard it is fun! I might even try it.....maybe. If it requires any coordination I cannot do it...I fall off the elliptical machine on a regular basis....check them out on Facebook.

Stay tuned....we will have a contest with a free Boot Camp for a friend coming soon!!!

NSB Barracudas Band Special Events

The New Smyrna Beach High School Marching Band is marching in both the Edgewater and Oak Hill Christmas Parades on Saturday, Edgewater is at 10:00 am and Oak Hill is at 2:00 pm

The Concert Band will hold their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. Tickets for this are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors. Their will be an auction and refreshments.

Please come out and support our band! They are great!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Caroling For Coats

Caroling for Coats has been launched in New Smyrna Beach. Go check your closet for your winter coats, jackets and sweatshirts. Elizabeth Sullivan will get them to the people that need them most right here in the New Smyrna Beach area. Get complete details from the News-Journal article published this week. What a great idea from a super nice member of our community!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Samsula Tractor Parade

The Annual Samsula Tractor Parade is this Saturday at 3pm. This will be the first year in 5 years that the most gorgeous horse (look up) ever has not been in the parade. Last year we concluded he is not really a parade horse...tractors make him mad....and we moved him to a new low key barn with no stress....

Having said all that...head out to Samsula and check out the Tractor Parade. It truly is great fun! They start at the SNPJ Lodge on Samsula Rd and head out to SR 44 and turn around. Sitting at SR 44 and Samsula Rd is the VERY BEST boiled peanuts and hot dogs in the area. He has a big flag out and is in the little white trailer in the lot right across from the Crow's Nest. We stop every weekend and grab some peanuts good stuff!

Enjoy the parade!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cuda's Unhooked Inaugural Golf Tournament

This Saturday is the first annual Cudas Unhooked Golf Tournament! Please show your support this weekend to this great organization. There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. Donate a door prize, sponsor a hole or come out with your friends and golf! Single Players are welcome to come out and golf as well. If you would like more information contact Colin Kennovin at 566-2071 or Rob Schwab at 427-4138.

Cuda's Unhooked is in place solely to help high school students in our community who are at risk of not finishing school due to their personal home situation. We have homeless students in New Smyrna Beach, and many who are perilously close to being homeless. Makes it tough to study and concentrate when you are hungry or not sure where you are sleeping.

Bed & Breakfast Tour &Taste

One of my favorite Christmas activities is this weekend. On Sunday, December 11th from 2pm-4pm you can tour some of our local Bed & Breakfast establishments all decorated for the holidays! Along with some excellent cuisine from our local eateries this is a nice break from the craziness of the season. Visit Night Swan, Nuns and Roses, The Riverview and The Longboard Inn. Get full details on Christmas on Canal Street.

Support your local business!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Events

There are some special events the next few days to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 pm the Chancel Choir of Coronado Community United Methodist Church will present Handel's Messiah. The Church is located at 201 S. Peninsula in New Smyrna Beach.

St. Peter the Fisherman Church is bringing "Christmas Remembered," also on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 pm. This is a solo piano concert, featuring Wayne Gratz. Mr. Gratz will be performing traditional Christmas music. Tickets are $7 ahead of time and $10 the day of the show, refreshments will be served. The church is located at  4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

The third annual Girls Night Out Fashion Show on Canal Street will begin at 7 p.m., Dec. 7, next to Christmas Park on the corner of Live Oak and Canal Streets in New Smyrna Beach. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. Admission is free.

Coronado Community United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. All proceeds will be donated to the United Methodist Women of Coronado Community United Methodist Church for their missions and charities. Christmas crafts, baked goods and much more will be available.

Plenty more events coming up! Support your local business!

2011 Santa Stroll

Come stroll with Santa next Saturday, December 10th. Meet at the Flagler Avenue beach ramp to register. This is an adult Pub Stroll to benefit Toys for Tots and the Boys and Girls Club. Bring an unwrapped toy or donate cash to the organizations and they will buy the toys. The first 250 Santas and Elves will get a T-shirt and Santa hat. There will also be an Elf Run to Clancy's for families with kids who want to participate in this annual event!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Around Town-Weekend Events

There is no shortage of things to do this weekend at the beach! Whatever you are out doing this weekend please support your local business!

Light Up Flagler is tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.
Farmer's Market in Edgewater at Hawk's Park and NSB at Old Fort Park.

The Parades are Saturday in NSB starting at 4:00 p.m. on Flagler Ave

Norwood's Seafood Holiday Wine Festival is this weekend. Full information here.

 The IMAGES Tour of Homes is Saturday from 9 - 3pm

The First Annual Taste of the Causeway is this Sunday, December 4th at Norwood's Seafood. Admission is free, several local restaurants are participating in this tasty event under the tents!

Enjoy the weekend!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lights of Love

Bert Fish Medical Center will host the 22nd Annual “Lights of Love” event tomorrow, December 1st. The reception is in the Schildecker Lobby of the Hospital. Food and refreshments will be provided along with activities for children including a visit from Santa. The festivities start at 5:30pm and the tree lighting will be at 6:30pm.

This annual event is sponsored by the Bert Fish Medical Center Foundation. This family-friendly event is open to the public.

Bert Fish is located at 401 Palmetto Street in New Smyrna Beach.

Light Up Flagler

It is Christmas time in New Smyrna Beach! Get geared up for the parades on Saturday with a stroll down Flagler Avenue for the annual Light Up Flagler event. The merchants of Flagler Avenue will light up their storefronts for the holiday season. Many offer sales on merchandise, samples, wine tasting and more!

This event starts Friday night at 5:30pm, Flagler Avenue is closed to traffic. Parking is available at the corner of Flagler and Peninsula and in the beach ramp parking lot. Santa Claus will be in attendance and there will be entertainment on the corner of Flagler and Peninsula! This is a great way to start the Christmas season in New Smyrna Beach!

Christmas Parade and Boat Parade

This year's annual Christmas Parade is this Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm. The parade starts on Flagler Ave at the Beach Parking lot and winds its way along Flagler Avenue, across the North Causeway and ends at Canal Street. This fun-filled community event is great for the whole family!

Following the Christmas Parade is the Boat Parade it begins at dusk and is viewed best along the River near Riverside Park. Both of these events are free

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zumba for Austin

Do you Zumba? Want to help a local family?  

Austin Le Mon is a 13 year old boy suffering from stage 4 bone cancer and has lost his leg to this devastating disease. He and his Mom are traveling back and forth to Gainesville for treatments and could use some help for the holidays!  

Come out to Big Planet Pizza on December 10th from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Zumba for Austin. For $10.00 you can Zumba your head off (or whatever else you may want to lose) and help this local family. You can watch for free! There will be raffles, entertainment and of course great food.

All donations will be gratefully accepted!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop for a Cause

Gifts with Humanity which is located at 318 Flagler Avenue is holding a shopping event today to benefit The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Come in the shop from 5:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. and enjoy wine and cheese and shop from their wonderful selection of handmade jewelry, home decor and accessories. Ten percent of their sales will be donated to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation!

This is a wonderful way to support your local business and a great organization at the same time!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Coastal Market

The Coastal Market is tomorrow from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Canal Street. This fun-filled family event will feature The Party Train Express taking the kids on rides up and down Canal Street, food and entertainment, great decorations and shopping! Check out the Christmas on Canal Street website for a complete schedule of events and entertainment!

Spark the Spirit

New Smyrna Beach area Christmas special events start tonight on Canal Street! Santa arrives at Christmas Park at 6:00 p.m. and will have special hours throughout the season for your convenience. Also this evening is the tree lighting ceremony, there will be caroling, horse drawn carriage rides and businesses will be open extended hours for your shopping (and eating) convenience! 

For a complete list of Canal Street Events check out Christmas on Canal Street

Santa's Schedule: 

   Friday, Nov. 25, 6-8 p.m.
   Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
   Friday, Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m.
   Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.
   Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.
   Friday, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m.
   Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m.
   Friday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m.
   Saturday, Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m.  
 For more information on Santa, please contact the City of New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

12th Annual Firefighter Auction

Looking for a Fireman? Head on over to Peanuts on December 1st at 7:00 pm and you might just win one! The 12th Annual Firefighters Dating Auction is your chance to bid on a firefighter, EMT, local bartender or server. All proceeds go to the New Smyrna Beach High School Scholarship Fund. City Mayor Adam Barringer will kick off the festivities promptly at 7:00.

Peanuts is located at 421 Flagler Ave. This event is sponsored by the Local IAFF 2271 and is a great, fun way to support our local students!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday

Our community is packed full of small businesses. Flagler Avenue, Canal Street, US 1, pretty much on any street in New Smyrna Beach or Edgewater you can find a small business. Small Business Saturday asks you to make at least one purchase on November 26th in a small business. GREAT IDEA! We should all do it.

Here in New Smyrna Beach we need to take it one step further. Instead of just doing it on Saturday we need to do it every single day! Eat in our restaurants, shop in our locally owned shops, buy local and put your money back in our community. Many of our small businesses are struggling and we all have the power to help them with our cash!

Monday, November 21, 2011


If you are getting ready to get your Holiday shopping on I have a suggestion for you. Head over to the Margaritaville Eyewear Store and grab some glasses. I received a pair of these (just like those above) not to long ago and I love them. They have a huge variety of colors and styles available and if you shop this week many of them are 50% off.  They come packaged ready to give as a gift in a nifty wooden box. You can also get them as a gift for yourself if you like. I love mine!

I do not receive affiliate or any other compensation for this post. It is purely my opinion on a great pair of glasses.

2011 Holiday Baseball Camp

The City of New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Holiday Baseball Camp from Tuesday, December 20th through Friday, December 23rd. The camp will run each day from 9:00am-12:00pm at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex.

Coaches include NSB Head Coach Nick Regilio, Assistant Coach Kenney Lutz and former Deland High Coach Lonnie Tidmarsh. The cost is $100.00 and includes a camp shirt.

Children ages 7-15 may register at NSB Parks and Rec located at 1000 Live Oak St in New Smyrna Beach. They are open weekdays from 8:30-4:30. Please register by December 13th to guarantee a shirt.

If you have questions you can contact A.T. Marucci at 386-424-2175 or Coach Kenney Lutz at 610-905-2341.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank You From The Frog!

"Forever Relying on God" is what the F.R.O.G. stands for in F.R.O.G. Ministries. A few years ago I checked out the "Frog" when they were located on Canal Street. Since that time they moved to 415 N. Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater. They are still a Freestore and they still accept donations. Their website is a wonderful resource if you need to find sources for community help and information.

Yesterday I received this message from Dawn Clark, she is the founder of the ministry and she asked that I post it for the community to view.

"I wish to let the local residents of the surrounding areas now that F.R.O.G MINISTRIES (a free store/resource center) and R.E.A.N.N.A. MINISTRIES (emergency women/child abuse safe place) are humbled by the out-pouring of donations and kind letters of support.

This year we have seen the numbers rise exponentially in unemployment as the country struggles to support its citizens. We are thankful again for sharing what you can with the needy. F.R.O.G. MINISTRIES is open to everyone and no qualifying is required, just a need.

God Bless Everyone & Give Us Extended Grace

Shepherdess Dawn Clark, Founder of F.R.O.G. MINISTRIES/ Kat Selph, Founder of Womens Emergency Services of Central Florida

You can reach Dawn at 386-957-3822 or by email 

Thank you to F.R.O.G. Ministries for all it does for those that need a little help in our community!

11th Annual Community Meal

The 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Meal will be held at Hollister Hall at the First United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach. The church is located at 215 Palmetto Street. Dinner will be served from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. The meal is free, donations are accepted and will go back into the Community Hot Meal Program.

Several local churches volunteer to put on this annual event along with the weekly community meal program that serves our community.

Don't Want to Cook?

If you are not into the cooking thing this holiday there are several places to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.

Norwood's Restaurant
The Garlic
New Smyrna Beach Steakhouse
North Turn in Ponce Inlet



Friday, November 18, 2011

Around Town-Weekend Events

There is plenty to do this weekend at the beach....

The Elks will hold a holiday Arts and Crafts Fair from 9am-5pm, on Saturday, November 19th. The Elks is located at 820 W. Park Avenue, Edgewater.

The American Legion is holding a Turkey Dinner on Sunday. November 20th at Post 17, 619  W. Canal Street. Enjoy a full turkey dinner for $7.00.

The Governor's Cup 200 race is at NSB Speedway this weekend. The full schedule is available on their website.

The 15th Annual Charity Ball is this weekend. Details on their website.

There is a Sidewalk Sale on Saturday on Flagler Avenue. Check out the local shops and get your Christmas gifts locally!

Farmer's Markets are at both Old Fort Park in NSB and Hawk's Park in Edgewater.

Support your local business!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Festival of Trees

The New Smyrna Beach Garden Club is holding its annual Festival of Trees on Friday and Saturday November 18th and 19th from 9 am to 3pm. This special event is held at the Clubhouse located at 2000 Turnbull Bay Road. 

The Festival includes over thirty decorated trees and more than twenty wreaths. All are available via silent auction. There will be raffles, a bake sale and a "Golden Elephant" sale.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

NSB Family Fun in the Sun Meetups

The NSB Family Fun in the Sun Meetup Group has several great events planned over the next couple of months.

November 20th - Picnic in the Park - 12:00 noon - Riverside Park 105 S. Riverside Dr. Join local parents for a picnic at beautiful Riverside Park, the kids can play and you can meet some new local people.

November 26th - Jungle Adventures Theme Park - 10:00 am - 26205 E Hwy. 50, Christmas, FL. This is a fun place, when my kids were little we took them there all the time, they loved all the gators, snakes and other animals!

December 10th - Full Moon Bonfire on the Beach - 4:30 pm - Hiles Blvd. Beach Ramp. Join the local Meetup Members for a bonfire on the beach...remember your chairs!

Check out the group here, they have a lot of ongoing fun activities for parents and kids of all ages. This is a nice way to meet other parents from the community and get your kids out too!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Around Town-Weekend Events

There is no end of things to do this weekend at the beach!

Farmer's Markets are going on in Edgewater at Hawk's Park and New Smyrna Beach at Old Fort Park.

Flamingo Follies is today and tomorrow on Flagler Ave.

The Radio Control Club is having an open house today from 10am-3pm at the club's flying field, 520 Highlander Dr, Oak Hill. Refreshments will be available.

Sophie's Circle Pet Food Drive, parade and pictures with Santa is today on the North Causeway.

Edgewater Permaculture Society is holding it's 4th annual Plant Swap from 2pm-4pm tomorrow at Hawk's Park. Bring anything garden related to trade for free. This is a fun community event!

It is Homecoming Weekend in New Smyrna Beach, there are several activities today and tomorrow.

The East Coast Cruisers are on Canal Street today from 4pm-8pm.

The Volusia County Fair concludes this weekend at the Deland Fairgrounds.

Enjoy the weekend and support your local business!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sophie's Circle "PETS-Giving"

Take your pet over to the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach tomorrow for pictures with Santa, the Mutt Strut Parade, raffles, games and more. Bring a donation for Sophie's Circle Pet Food Pantry. Sophie's Circle is gearing up to feed hungry pets through the Holiday Season and all year long. They need your help!

Thank You!

Thank you to all who serve! 
Thank you to their families!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Eat Yogurt!!

My very favorite yogurt shop is giving 20% of all profits on this Friday, Veteran's Day in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Take your kids on their day off and feed them some FANTASTIC yogurt for a great cause.

Mango Tango is located at 364 Flagler Ave. Great yogurt, great cause! 

Support your local business!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flamingo Follies

This Saturday and Sunday is the 21st Annual Flamingo Follies! Over 100 local and national artists and vendors will display their work on Flagler Ave. From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, you can get your Christmas shopping done while supporting our local business. Entertainment, food and beautiful weather combine for a great weekend!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Veteran's Day Paddle

Enjoy the beauty of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon with a one of a kind paddleboarding adventure tour hosted by East Coast Paddle this Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 10a.m. The whole family will be able to discover the sights and sounds of the backwaters of New Smyrna while walking on water. From blue heron sightings to dolphin and manatee encounters, uncover nature in a brand new way – by paddleboard! The tour will launch from JB's Fish Camp.
To register call 407-432-6332 or email Cheryl at East Coast Paddle.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gifts of Love and Operation Santa

Gifts of Love and the Edgewater Fire-Rescue Association's Operation Santa projects are in full swing for the holidays.

Gifts of Love annual Christmas Toy sign-up has begun and runs through December 9th. Applicants need to go to the United Church of Christ at Washington and Faulkner streets in New Smyrna Beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Applicants must bring Social Security cards for all members of the family, proof of residence and proof of income. Please bring two toy ideas for your child. The program is open to residents of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill and Samsula.

Sign-ups for help from Edgewater's Operation Santa are scheduled to take place at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive, from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7. In addition sign-ups will be accepted from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 17 and Dec. 8. Applicants must provide the child's birth certificate and Social Security card and a picture ID, proof of income and proof of residence for adults.

Find out how you can help or to donate by calling Gifts of Love at 386-423-5257 or the Fire Association at 386-409-3333.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Canal Street Events

This Saturday, November 5th is the Gallery Walk on Canal Street. Stroll Canal Street from 10am-4pm and enjoy live music by Abbie Lynn in Christmas Park from 11am-1pm. get some early Christmas shopping done and listen to some great music. Then from 4pm-8pm enjoy the galleries on Douglas, with art, refreshments and entertainment.

Support your local business!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

Photo Courtesy of "The Pumpkin House" in Kenova, WV

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Austin Le Mon

Austin Le Mon is a local boy who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Bone Cancer. He and his family are doing a lot of traveling back and forth to Gainesville for treatments. Austin's Hope Foundation is holding a spaghetti dinner and holiday shopping event at Tiano's Restaurant on November 14th. Dinner is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

There will be several local vendors there with Holiday Ornaments, Crafts and other items available to purchase.

The meal includes pasta, bread, salad, drink and dessert, all for $10.00. You can purchase tickets in advance by calling Marianne at 478-9920 or Lorri at 314-5887. Take-outs available. Tiano's is located at 1000 Wayne Ave at the City Golf Course.

Have an excellent meal and support this local family!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cudas Unhooked Jalapeno Open

Clancy's Cantina Jalapeno open golf tournament is Saturday, November 5th. It starts at 8:00 am at Hidden Lakes Golf Club. It will be a two person team scramble and all proceeds will benefit Cudas Unhooked and the American Cancer Society. The entry fee is $60.00 and you can sign up to golf at Clancy's on Flagler Ave. Not a golfer, sponsor a hole for $100.00. There will be door prizes raffles and the first person to get a hole in one on hole #13 wins dinner for two for a year at Clancy's.
Cuda Golfers come out and support our local at risk youth!!!