Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 4th Celebration!

It is almost July 4th Weekend! Nothing better than the 4th falling on a Monday.The City of Edgewater in conjunction with Edgewater Fire Rescue Association and Edgewater Professional Firefighters are sponsoring a full day of Holiday events.

It all starts will a 5K walk/run, co-sponsored by the Southeast Volusia YMCA, starting at City Hall and running along South Riverside Drive. call 409-9622 to sign up. The entry fee is $20 prior to July 3rd and $25 on the day of the event.

There will be music provided by Mister D.J., food and various vendors at Menard-May Park and George R. Kennedy Park beginning at 5:00 PM.

Fireworks by Zambelli Fireworks will be held at dusk.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Around Town~Weekend Events

It is hot out there! Here are a few things coming up:

The Art & Wine Walk is Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Flagler Ave.

New Smyrna Speedway features the Brighthouse Challenge starting at 7pm on Saturday.

The first Lester C. Weimer Memorial "Birdies for Babies" golf tournament to benefit the March of Dimes will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Turnbull Bay Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration fee is $55 and includes golf, cart, range balls, prizes, contest, goodie bag and luau lunch. Golfer's guest luau lunch tickets are $10. There will be hole in one prizes of a car and $10,000 cash and silent auction. Proceeds from the event go to the NSB Board of Realtors ‘March for Babies’ Team. More info call (386) 423-7538 or (386) 427-8727.

Next week:

Monday, June 27 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kids ages 5 – 11 are invited to choose from the art treasure chest at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, and paint, paint, paint! Wear old clothes, and BRING AN OLD SHOE to personalize with paint. Works will be displayed in the Children's Library. For more info or to register call Children's Desk at (386) 424-2910 Ext.111.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bat with the Daytona Cubs

 The Daytona Cubs have kicked off a raffle for a chance to join the team during Batting Practice! Chances are $5 each and you can purchase tickets at Fan Services through Aug 1st.

The money raised through the raffle will benefit one of the Cubs Game Day employees, Chad Russell.  Chad started with the Cubs last season and worked at the gates passing out programs to the fans.  He has Cerebral Palsy and was confined to a wheelchair and had to use sign language to communicate.  But by no means did that curb his enthusiasm. Chad’s helpers and Mom always shared stories about how much he looked forward to working the games and earning the extra spending money.

Early in this season, Chad went from working a Saturday game to being admitted in the hospital with severe medical issues.  Chad was admitted to ICU and is still there. He has made many small improvements but is now being transferred to Shands in Gainesville for further treatment. The Daytona Cubs want to help this member of their family as much of Chad's treatment is not covered by insurance.  

So grab a chance to bat with the Cubs and help someone at the same time! 

Beat the Heat with a Barbershop Concert

Get out of the heat and hear some great music! 
The Surfside Chorus will present a free concert of barbershop music at 6:00pm on Tuesday June 28, 2011 at the Volusia Mall. The mall is located at 1700 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For further information, call 386-788-7258

Stable Haven Horse Rescue

Stable Haven Horse Rescue is a non-profit organization located in Samsula. If you are in the market for a horse at a reasonable price this is the place to start. They adopt out their rescues once they are rehabilitated  and ready to go. If you are not looking for a horse but want to support a wonderful organization that is providing a real service, this is the ticket. There are many ways to help.  You can donate an item on the wish list, give them some cash or donate your time.
You can follow them on Facebook and take a look at their website. Here is their latest newsletter

Stable Haven relies totally on donations and volunteers to care for their horses.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Somehow I missed Father's Day.....I am a slacker. Last week went by in a blur, so much for my theory that when school got out I would have all kinds of time.....on to Father's Day. I have mixed feelings about Father's Day. I love my Dad, that is him above with the famous Marco. Who we still have in direct relation to the fact that the man standing next to him LOVES his granddaughter. He is a money pit and ole Grandpa often picks up the tab.

Back to Father's Day, love my Dad, love my brother, who often steps in as "Uncle Rick", and helps out with the kiddies. Yesterday my son and I went to my parents with Uncle Rick for Father's Day, had lunch, nice peaceful day.

Then I took that same son to the batting cages. He was the only kid there with his mother on Father's Day. This was not an issue for all. This is his normal. It pissed me off. 

On the way home I said, "Curt, did you call your Dad?" I got "the look" as I call it. It is the "are you a complete and total moron Mom look". If you have a teenager you have seen it. "Sooooo", I said "guessing that is a NO." He gave me the look again and said "maybe I will text him in a couple days and say hey I forgot to call you....kind of like my birthday and Christmas."

Being me of course I could not just DROP IT. So I said, "Curt, are you upset?" He says, "no Mom, I am done with all that, YOU are upset, I like hanging out with my Mom on Father's Day."

Love Curt, still don't like Father's Day......back to our normal programming tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cupcakes for Dad

The Sugar Cupcakery, located on 112 Sams Ave in New Smyrna Beach is having a Cupcake Decorating Party on Saturday, June 18th. Children will receive two cupcakes to decorate, a gift box to take them home and lots of fun. They also will be decorating extra cupcakes to share with a local nursing home to brighten the holiday for residents. 

The class begins at 1p.m. The $10 fee includes all materials. Supplies are limited. Advanced purchase is suggested. 

The Cupcakery is in the Canal Street Historic District in downtown New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, please contact Sugar Crystals Cupcakery at 386.478.0041.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Car & Truck Show

The 2nd Annual Crossroads Father’s Day Car & Truck Show will be this Sunday, June 19th at Crossroads Christian Church at 3838 State Road 44 from 10am to 2pm. There will be fun for the entire family, including bounce slide, popcorn and sno cones. For more info or to register your car for FREE visit the Crossroads Website   For more info contact Andy Ellingwood at 386.427.3312, or send him an email .

Worship Service will be held 10:00AM inside the Crossroads tent.This is a great way to spend Father's Day!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Around Town~Things To Do

 Here is a few upcoming things we dug up.....

50 and older Men’s Senior Softball League is forming in NSB. Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evening at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. It’s recreation and it’s competitive. Tom Coriale has more information (386) 304-2968.

The Family Worship Center located at 4425 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange will be giving away 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Kindergarten - 12th grade. To register go online to their website   and complete the registration form. You can also call the church office Tuesday-Friday, until July 20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (386) 788-3966. Distribution of the backpacks will take place Saturday, July 30 at Family Worship Center.

The NSB Park's and Rec Men's Softball season starts June 20th, you can sign up until June 17th at the Parks & Recreation office located at 1000 Live Oak St. For any questions of further information please call A.T. Marucci at (386) 424-2175.

Don't forget the Seaside Fiesta this Thursday on Flagler. The fun starts at 5pm.

The Bike and Bar Tour is this Saturday beginning at JB's Fish Camp at 10:30 am.

Support your local business!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I was driving my son to his baseball game this afternoon and we were chatting about various topics, his batting average (not so great), his FCAT Scores (awesome), his birthday that just passed (14, where did the freakin time go), his father (a subject for another day) and the weather. At one point I really did not think he was paying any attention to me so I asked him if he was listening. "yes Mom, I heard you." So I said, "so, what do you think?" He gave me this goofy look (he will flip if he sees I posted that picture)

and said....."Mom, you worry too much, I get that is your job but toooo much." I replied, "maybe you should be a tad more concerned." He said....."I am not going to worry about things that don't need worrying about."

I was silent (this is rare) I had to mull that one over for a little while. Then I asked him "what do you mean?" He said "Things you can't change don't need worrying about, so lets not worry about things that don't need worrying about."

Now I just have to do it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teach Your Tot

Heads Up! All readers with small children....this is for you!

Teach Your Tot is a really cool website run by Corey, a local Mom with a degree in elementary school education. She takes a theme and creates all sorts of things to do from books, to art to activities all related to the weekly theme.

Her site is fun and easy to navigate, you can find the ideas that interest you and make the activities your own. While I was lurking around her site I actually thought how nice it would be if my kids were little again....then reality slapped me in the face and I headed to a baseball game......check out Teach Your Tot and have some fun this summer! 

The 5th Annual Eco-Surf Clinic to Celebrate International Surfing Day!

On Saturday June 18th, come out to Ponce Inlet, Lighthouse Point Park and celebrate International Surfing Day with Marine Discovery Center. Chad Truxall of the Marine Discovery Center will talk about plants and animals in the ocean and estuaries surrounding Ponce Inlet. After that a short surfing lesson, and then SURF! Boards provided by the Volusia County Junior Lifeguards. Free for children ages 17 and under who can swim, parents must attend if your child is surfing!The fun starts at 10:00 am and will run until about 2:00 pm.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

On Saturday June 11th. Join the KC Society for their Spring Family Expo. This event is taking place from 10am-8pm at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach. There is something going on for the whole family, workshops, face painting, health and wellness screenings, vendors and more.

There will also be entertainment, food and refreshments available.

Support your local business!

Daytona Cubs Fun

The Daytona Beach Cubs have plenty of great stuff going on this summer. One of their best summer events is Camp Day. This event is held July 6th, the game starts at 12:05 pm. The cost is $4.50 per person.

You can also have a fun filled birthday party for your child with the Cubs. Party's include invitations, food, cake and Cubby be there to pay a visit to the party.

You can get more information on any Cubs events by calling Janelle at 386-257-3172.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

23rd Annual Seaside Fiesta

Two weeks from today on June 16th is the 23rd Annual Seaside Fiesta. This super fun event takes place on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach from 5:00 pm-9:00pm. This Fiesta features live entertainment, craft booths, great food, games for the kids and much more. Many of the merchants feature sales and special Fiesta Activities. This is a fun activity for the entire family!!

Support your local business!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Win With Gatorade

Do your kids play sports? Interested in winning a $100.00 gift Card to Dicks's Sporting Goods while getting some great information from Gatorade? Click here for more information!