Thursday, April 28, 2011

Edgewater Animal Shelter Shot Clinic

Saturday, May 14th, the Edgewater Animal Shelter will hold a low cost shot clinic from 9am-12pm. Frontline and Heartguard products will be available at this clinic as well. If you need to have your dog tested for Heartworm this service will also be offered. 

The shelter is located at 605 Mango Dr in Edgewater. Call them for more information (386) 424-2442. The incredibly adorable dog above is named Hunter and you can stop by and adopt him as well!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No Money for Subs?

It is no secret our schools are woefully underfunded and teachers are working with nothing. Rick Scott seems determined to finish the destruction of the school system in Florida.

Having said all that....did you know that NSB Middle School has "run out of money" for substitute teachers. So if your child's teacher is out, and it is PE, Music, Art or any other elective they are combining classes and nothing is being taught. For example...this week, 3 classes were combined into one and one substitute had roughly 90 kids in the auditorium to watch a movie on natural disasters. Some kids saw it teacher I spoke to (who asked to remain anonymous) said that the regular classes are also being affected. Not sure about you but I am really not okay with this. I emailed the principal tonight to see what type of answer I get and I will keep an open mind until he answers me....what are your thoughts?

The fabulous picture above is the HPCS Middle School in Holland Patent, NY. That is the school my brothers and I attended and the public school system my father taught at for 30 years.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hook Kids on Fishing

The Fourth Annual Hook Kids on Fishing program is coming to Edgewater's Kennedy Park on Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 9:00-11:00am. Located at Park Ave. and Riverside Dr (directly across from the Edgewater City Hall) George Kennedy Memorial Park is newly renovated with a fishing pier, boat ramps, picnic gazebos and a restroom facility. Registration is free! Check-in begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:45 am

There will be centers on casting, fishing techniques, habitat restoration, conservation, fishing safety, knot tying, catch and release tactics along with fishing with professional guides.

Children from age 6 to 16 are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Pre-registration is required and limited to 100 children. Registration forms are available at the Edgewater Leisure Services Office, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave from 8 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri, or you can get one here

For additional information, contact Christi Moeller, Edgewater Leisure Services Dept., 386-424-2487.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Stingray 5K

The NSB Middle School Stingray 5K is this Saturday, April 30th. The race starts at 8:00am at 1000 Live Oak Street. You can pick up your packet as early as 6:30am. Registration the day of the race is $30.00, from now til then you can register in the Middle School office for $25.00. The course is a USATF certified 3.1 mile race.

Come out and support the Stingrays!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Celebration at the Green Market

Join the folks at the Green Market at the Pavilion in Port Orange tomorrow for their first Easter egg hunt. It will take place throughout the entire market for kids ages 1-10 from 9:00am-1:00pm. In order to keep the egg hunt green, participants will search for 10 empty eggs around the market to be redeemed for a goodie bag at the Floridian View tent. That way the eggs don't go to waste and can be reused every year! Lots of fun with less waste!

They will have Intro to Yoga with Joy from NBalance at 8:30 and Yoga for Kids at 10:30. There will be playtime with the Little Gym at 10. Don't forget to stop by the Michael's table to decorate a sand pail to collect your eggs in! The Port Orange Hollywood movies will also be giving away great prizes including free passes!

As always the Green Market offers the freshest local and organic produce, top notch vendors, live music, and delicious gourmet brunch including free-range omelets, organic waffles, organic lemonade & mimosas!

Sounds like a great time!

Easter Sunrise Service

Crossroads Christian Church will be holding their Sunrise Easter Service this Sunday at 6:15am. The service is held at the 27th Ave Beach approach in New Smyrna Beach.

The Edgewater United Methodist Church will also hold an early service at 7:00am at the city boat ramp in Edgewater across from City Hall.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wine & Art Walk

The Monthly Art Walk and Wine Walk will be held on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach from 10am to 7pm. (Art Walk 10-5).

Take a stroll down Flagler Ave and check out the many different types of art work featured inside galleries, and also by the visiting artists along the sidewalk. Wine tasting passports can be purchased for $20 at the tent at the northeast corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street or at Ta Da Gallery, 113 Flagler Avenue. The Art Walk and Wine Walk information flyer includes the Art Walk prize drawing punch card, so pick one up and get it punched at each of the four sponsoring galleries for a chance to win a prize.

For more information about Art Walk, call 386.428.1770 or visit the Gallery Group

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market Anniversary

This Saturday, April 23rd is the 20th anniversary of the New Smyrna Farmers Market! From 7am-12:30pm there will be a children's corner, cooking classes, raffles, food tasting and free entertainment! All this along with fresh locally grown produce, seafood, art, jewelry, plants and much more.

It should be a great time celebrating our area! The Farmers Market is located on Sams Ave between Old Fort Park and City Hall.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What Would You Do?

I was asked today: "What would you do if you did not have to work?" First I had to wrap my mind around the reality of "I will never, not have to work"....but in the event someone left me a million dollars....I took a minute and imagined what I would do....

If I had a gazillion dollars I would probably give most of it away. Sad but true. I have lots of causes...but the question was.."if your bills were covered and you did not have to work, what would you do?"

I would take better care of my kids....spend more time with them and less time working and yelling at them to "hurry up". I would volunteer...split my time between the Edgewater Animal Shelter and the Coalition for the Homeless. That means my Mom might get another cat, and I might meet one more person to talk to in Dunkin Donuts. All in all it is kind of sad. I had no plans to travel to the Bahamas, buy big houses, or lay on the beach. I want the 70 cats in the shelter to have homes and I want to hang out with people who live behind the Walmart......what would you do?

Marine Discovery Lecture Series

The Marine Discovery Center Lecture Series will feature the Horseshoe Crab! The program will be presented at the Indian River Lagoon Park, located at 663 Sandpiper Ave, New Smyrna Beach. It is this Thursday, April 21st at 6pm.

Zumba Classes

If you are looking for a great workout I hear Zumba is the way to go. I have several friends who love Zumba, I however am afraid that I would fall down and embarrass myself. Actually, I am sure I would have some serious mishap were I to attempt these classes. Vanessa teaches Zumba at both the NSB Athletic Club and Edgewater Fitness Center. You can meet Vanessa and get her full class schedule here. 

Once you attend a class please let me know how you like it!

Support your local business!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Flagler Organics

Flagler Organics is an organic food buying club that offers high quality nutrient rich organic produce at below retail prices. They are now offering delivery in our area at The Book Rack in Edgewater. Read all out how it works here.

During the local farming season, they support local organic farmers, Out of season, they obtain their fruits and vegetables from regionally located farms. All products from local farms are organically grown, meaning that they practice organic farming techniques, but may not be certified organic. All products from regional farms are certified organic. The owner's of Flagler Organics visit every farm to ensure the best quality products for their members.

Their website offers different memberships and is loaded with great information on everything from gardening to cooking!

Support your local business!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Around Town~Weekend Events

Farmer's Market in New Smyrna Beach at Old Fort Park, also in Edgewater at Hawk's Park.

Spring Fest at Crossroad's Christian Church on Saturday.

Venetian Bay United Methodist Church is hosting a 5K run/walk and fun run to help NSB area homeless teens and Kenya widows and orphans.  The race will start at 8am at the Venetian Bay Town Center.

New Smyrna Speedway has racing both Friday and Saturday night. 

Saturday is Florida Lighthouse Day, head out to Ponce Inlet lighthouse to see new exhibits and learn about the history of our local lighthouse.

On Sunday from 4-9pm, Toni and Joe's is having a Full Moon Party featuring the music of Linda Cole. 

What are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3rd Annual Food Festival on Flagler

Local area restaurants will be participating in the 3rd Annual New Smyrna Beach Food Festival.  This event will take place on Thursday, April 21st from 5-9 pm along Flagler Avenue.  Flagler Avenue will be closed from Pine to South Atlantic Streets.

A variety of local restaurants are being invited to sell samples or "tastings" of their best dishes to public. All items will be priced between $3 and $5.

This is a great way to try out the food from our local restaurants, have some fun and support your local business!

Canoe Mosquito Lagoon

Join a guide from the National Park Service on April 20th and canoe Mosquito Lagoon.  Some experience is preferred.  You must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle.  You must wear covered shoes (no sandals or flip flops).  Bring water, sunscreen and a hat.  Dress to get wet!  Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in.  Call 386.428.3384, ext. 0 to reserve your spot.  Participants will meet at the Visitor's Information Center at 9:45am, departure is at 10am. Get more information on events at the Seashore on the National Park Service calendar of events.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crossroads Spring Fest

Crossroads Christian Church in New Smyrna Beach will be having its annual Spring Fest on Saturday, April 16th from 10am to 1pm.  This fun, family event features an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter crafts, petting zoo, face painting and kids will have an opportunity to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and much more.

The Crossroads Christian Church is located at 3838 State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach.  Call 386.427.3312 or visit their website for full details.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cuda's Baseball Golf Tournament

The New Smyrna Beach Cuda's Baseball Program is holding their annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 14th at Hidden Lakes Golf Club. It is a Scramble Format, registration starts at 7am with an 8am start. There will be prizes, food, drinks, door prizes and plenty of fun. Lunch is included following the tournament. Hidden Lakes is located at 35 Fairgreen Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Gather up 3 of your closest golf buddies and register now, $50.00 per person. You can email me for a registration form, call Rob Schwab at Hidden Lakes at 386-314-1909 or call NSB Baseball Coach Kenney Lutz at 610-905-2341 for more information. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available as well. Sponsor a hole, a hole in one area, the putting green or donate a door prize. Great exposure for your business and you are helping support the excellent baseball program at New Smyrna Beach Middle and High School!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

3rd Annual Balloon & Sky Fest

The 3rd Annual Balloon & Sky Fest is this weekend. Check out all the events on their website. There is a $5.00 charge to park but it is FREE admission to enter the festivities. There will be food, entertainment and you can still register for Rides on their site. This event takes place this weekend April 8-10 at New Smyrna Beach Airport.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jammin' In the Park

 The 2nd annual Jammin' in the Park is this Saturday, April 9th. The fun begins at 11am and will run until dark.

This will be an afternoon of food, fun, and some great music! The event begins at 11am with a performance by New Smyrna Beach’s very own “Beu Sisters”. The music will continue throughout the day with performances by Mandy Brooke, The Dixie Rex Band's "Tribute to Hank Jr.", Max Q, Alex Kinsey, Westbrook, KC Society High Steppers, Electric Church, the NSBMS Stingray Jazz Band, Southeast Volusia Elementary Choruses, and the New Smyrna Beach Band program. 

There will vendors offering a wide variety food choices. All proceeds from the day will go to support the Barracuda Band program. Donations are encouraged! Currently the high school music program receives only $100 from the county and has to raise over $40,000 annually to cover the difference. Please join in this fun day and support your local music program! 

Hawk's Park is located at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave in Edgewater.