Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fido Fiesta

This Thursday March 31st will be the next Fido Fiesta at Clancy's! Sillie Willie's Pet Boutique will provide cookies for the pups. Please bring a donation for Sophie's Circle, Volusia County's ONLY pet food bank. Sophie's is dangerously low on pet food and many local pet owners rely on them to feed their pets during tough times. The goal is always to keep pets out of shelters and Sophie's helps do that locally!

Bring your pup, but please keep them on a leash! Please support your local business!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interesting Facts

Interesting facts about New Smyrna Beach....these are from Sperling's Best Places.

Our population is 22,909, this is full time residents. 58% are married and the average household is 2.02 people. Our unemployment rate is scary at 11.7% and the cost of living here is 1% over the national average. We have 230 days of sunshine and our air quality is 92.6 out of 100. Which is good since our water quality is a dismal 35 out of 100. The average household income is $45, 358. Across the board water quality in Volusia County is horrible, air quality is good....so we take our many days of sunshine, breathe easy....and buy bottled water!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

FFA Golf Tournament

On May 7th, Hidden Lakes Golf Course will hold a golf tournament and all proceeds will benefit the New Smyrna Beach High School FFA and Agriculture Department.  Registration begins at 7am with a Shotgun Start at 8. The Cost is $60.00 per person.

You can sponsor a hole for $100.00 or a Beverage Station for $200.00. 

Other Opportunities to sponsor include:

$300-Bronze Sponsorship (includes 4 person team and sign  at hole)

$500-Silver Sponsorship (includes all items for bronze, plus logos on all printed material and signs)

$1000-Gold Sponsorship (includes (2) 4 person teams, (2) hole signs, all of bronze and silver sponsorship items plus recognition at award banquet and sign on each gold cart.

Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided for breakfast.  Lunch will also be provided. There will be prizes, 50/50 and range balls will be provided. There will be a silent auction and you can putt for cash!

For more information call: Heidi Hales-Eldridge at 386.314.9886 or you may contact the golf course and speak with Robert Schwab or Kathy Griffin at 386.427.4138.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sea Dogs

The Sea Dogs Dive Center, located on Flalger Avenue has all kinds of things going on. Learn to Dive Classes, Refresher Courses, Equipment Rental and all kinds of Dive Trips just to name a few. Get more information on their website. They have an excellent website with a ton of information available, whether you are an expert diver or just want to get started you will find what you need at Sea Dogs!

Support your local business!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Young Eagles Rally

Here is what sounds like a super fun event this Sunday, March 27th, from 10am-3pm.  The Daytona Chapter EAA288 will host a Young Eagles Rally at the New Smyrna Beach Airport. Guest of honor will be Jeff Skiles, First Officer of US Air flight 1549, otherwise known as "The Miracle on the Hudson" flight. Jeff will be speaking to the young people and joining up to 30 area pilots as they give as many as 125 students between 8 and 17 their first airplane ride. Jeff will be flying Young Eagles in the new Cessna Skycatcher.

The EAA's Young Eagles program is designed to educate and inspire our youth to the opportunities in aviation. Each Young Eagle will receive a free airplane ride from a volunteer private pilot, a First Flight certificate, logbook and inclusion into the World's Largest Logbook which lists more than 1.4 million such first flights. To register for a free flight, a child must be 8 to 17 years of age and have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Registration for the free flights may be made online on their website.  Click on the Young Eagles logo. You can also register the day of the event.

If you need more information that you do not see on the website, contact Amy at 386-690-0081.
Please note the website says Spruce Creek but this IS taking place at NSB Airport. 

Did you ever wonder who Jack Bolt is? Check it out here - Jack Bolt Field.

Community Hot Meal Program-Chicken BBQ

I am involved and heavily support the Community Hot Meal Program in New Smyrna Beach. Monday, Wednesday and Friday a hot meal is served to anyone who wants to participate at the First United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach.

On April 16th, the Knights of Columbus is holding a Chicken Barbecue to support our program. The cost is $8.00 for a half a chicken and all the sides.  You can purchase tickets at the Coronado United Methodist Church Thrift Shop on Flagler or at the door the day of the event. You can eat in or take out anytime from 4pm-7pm. The Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 516 S. Orange Ave in New Smyrna Beach.

Please join us and support this great program!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower Show


The New Smyrna Beach Garden Club, is hosting a Flower Show that will be open to the public.  This year's theme is titled "An Artist's Palette" and will be an expression of Horticulture & Floral Design.

The times for the show is Friday, April 1st from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, April 2nd from 10am-4pm.  The show is being held at the New Smyrna Beach Garden Club, 2000 Turnbull Bay Road. Admission is free!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Surfside Chorus

The Surfside Chorus will present a free concert of barbershop music at 6 pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach. The Surfside Chorus has been in place and singing away since 1950. I think that is pretty amazing! If you love to sing you can join them on Tuesdays, find information on their website. You can also book them for your special events by contacting Myron at surfsidechorus@gmail.com

For further information, call 386-788-7258.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cuts For Cudas

Cuda's Unhooked is a group dedicated to helping "at risk" students graduate from New Smyrna Beach High School. There are currently 16 local kids signed up to participate in the program. Read the Cuda's Unhooked story here.

Sunday, March 27th you can help. Cuts For Cudas will be taking place at 521 Canal Street, in the parking lot behind KokoMo's Salon. The fun starts at 9am and will run until 3pm. Five local salons are participating and there will be haircuts, chair massages, tanning, prizes and much more.

Please consider dropping by and having some fun for this fantastic local organization. Every dollar goes right back into supporting kids from our local school. If you are busy on Sunday drop by KoKoMo's and make a donation anytime between now and the 27th.

Not sure about you but the thought that we have high school students in this community that are actually classified as homeless is not acceptable.

Cuda's Unhooked thanks you for your support!

Tip - a - Cop

On Saturday, March 26th stop by the Edgewater, Chick-Fil-A and have your meal served to you by the Edgewater Police Chief and the Officers of the Edgewater Police Department. They WILL be accepting tips and all will be donated to the Special Olympics of Florida. They will be serving from 10am-7pm so have breakfast. lunch and maybe some dinner and support Special Olympics!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shamrock & Roll on Flagler Ave

The fun starts at noon on Flagler Ave for the annual Shamrock & Roll, St. Patrick's Day party. There will be entertainment, Irish Food and drink specials and a Pot 'O Gold Treasure hunt starting at 5pm. The festivities will run until about 9pm. 

Support your local business!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Public Safety Open House

Saturday, March 19th will be the 2011 Public Safety Open House in New Smyrna Beach. This event takes place at 246 Industrial Park Avenue and will be from 10am-3pm.  Tour the new building from 10am-12:30pm and enjoy a variety of demonstrations by the Police Department and Fire/Rescue. Full details and the schedule of events is on the flyer below.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

CHAIRity Event

The March 26th Art & Wine Walk will be the site of a Benefit auction to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Louise Brill is a member of the Team in Training that is preparing to run the San Diego Half Marathon in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is hosting a CHAIRity event at the Art Walk.

A unique selections of chairs will be on display at Clancy's Cantina during the art walk, bid on your favorite chair, winners will be announced at 6pm (you must be present to win).

Check out Louise's page here. Support this important event and have fun doing it!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fish All Day

Some friends are coming to town and are planning to drive to Port Canaveral to get a fishing charter. No need to do that, the Pastime Princess is right here in New Smyrna Beach. You can fish all day for $75.00. Check out their website and see what they have been catching. You can print a $5.00 off coupon right here. It is a fantastic, fun time with a great crew, they even have a snack bar on board with a pretty extensive menu. Check it out, it is a great way to spend the day with family and friends while visiting New Smyrna Beach. If you live here, even better you can enjoy a day of fishing anytime for a good price.

Support your local business!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grand Opening of Grace Realty

The next Art Fest and Wine Walk on Flagler is March 26th and there are several special events this month!

The first is the Grand Opening of Grace Realty at 224 Flagler Ave. The folks at Grace Realty are experts in residential, commercial, rentals, condos and much more. Melissa Latty will put you at ease whether it is your first home purchase or you are a seasoned real estate investor. Drop in at 224 Flagler Avenue and see what they can do for you!

Support your local business!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Mardi Gras on Flagler

Fat Tuesday on Flagler! Come on down to Flagler Avenue on Tuesday, March 8th. The parade starts at 7pm and there will be food, fun and of course beads, beads, beads!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Night Swan's News

The beautiful Night Swan Bed & Breakfast now has a cappuccino bar that is open to the public! Enjoy their full line of cappuccinos, coffee, tea or espresso along with some of their fresh baked goods. You can enjoy the view from the porch, the dock or sit in their gorgeous lobby. They also have free wireless internet so you can get some work done while you are there! Check out their blog they feature a new recipe every month.

Support your local business!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The War Between the States

Visit the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History from now until the end of May to view an extensive exhibit of Civil War artifacts. The museum is located at 120 Sams Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. There is no admission charge and the museum is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday.