Monday, January 30, 2012

Singing Valentines

How about something really original this Valentines Day?
The Surfside Barbershop Quartets will deliver Singing Valentines on:

Saturday Feb 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday February 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday Feb 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Tuesday Feb 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost is only $40 for the Valentines experience of a lifetime. 

Proceeds go to support Chapter operations and Youth Harmony programs in Florida. 

If you are outside of Volusia and Flagler, check out for a Quartet near your distant loved ones. Tell 'em Surfside sent you.

Call Ed at 386-437-3811 for more information and to order yours. Space is filling fast so order yours today!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

Happy Friday to all! Not the prettiest weather but it should be improving!

Images Festival is this weekend, there is also the monthly Art & Wine Walk on Flagler on Saturday tomorrow beginning at 10:00 am.

The Rolex 24 starts tomorrow and kicks of a couple of weeks of racing in Daytona.

The NSB CAPS Spaghetti Dinner is tomorrow at the High School.

Farmer's Markets at Hawks Park in Edgewater and Old Fort Park in NSB. There is also one on beachside at Norwood's. I have been to that one the last two weekends, very nice.

What are you doing this weekend? Remember to support your local business!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 Health Fair

Friends of Historic Canal Street are hosting the First Annual Health Fair on Canal Street. The fair will be held on February 4th from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.

There will be all kinds of different vendors and demonstrations from family fitness to cholesterol screenings. Information on Holistic Healing, Mental Health, Weight Loss, Boating and Water Safety. If you can think of it, they will probably have it! 

Get a list of participants and sponsors on their website. It is quite an extensive list of local business. Should be a great day with some good information for all.

Should there be bad weather the rain date is February 18th.

Support your local business!

Images - A Festival of the Arts

January 28th and January 29th is the 36th Annual Images Festival in New Smyrna Beach.

Join 35,000 of your closest friends for this fantastic art festival. Over 210 artists from across the United States will gather in and around Riverside Park, Canal Street and other downtown New Smyrna Beach locations.

There will be food, entertainment, jewelry, art, and gorgeous weather!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Carnival-Sacred Heart Catholic School

The Annual Sacred Heart Catholic School Winter Carnival begins this Thursday, January 26th and runs through Sunday, January 29th. Games, rides, food and plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

Thursday night features $1 ride night and Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can purchase a bracelet to ride as much as you want. Sacred Heart is located at 1003 Turnbull Street, New Smyrna Beach.

We Need Your Junk!

On February 25th the R.B.I Cudas Baseball Program is holding a Rummage Sale to benefit the Baseball Team. The R.B.I. Cudas is not only the Booster Organization for the high school baseball program, but also provides middle school students the opportunity to play competitive baseball year round.

If you have unwanted items from TV's to tools, clothes to appliances give them a call at 423-0656. They will pick up your donations. No donation to large or too small. Everything will be sold at the rummage sale to benefit the baseball program. If you prefer to drop off your donation you may do so at the NSB Athletic Club at 401 Canal Street or Island Dream Homes at 215 Washington Street.

Please plan to attend the sale on February 25th in the Ace Hardware Parking Lot! Meet the players you are supporting, enjoy some lunch and buy some junk!

Friday, January 20, 2012

How Are Those Resolutions Going?

Many people make a whole bunch of New Year's Resolutions. Things like, lose weight, exercise, get organized...blah blah blah...everyone does it. Most fail in the first two weeks.

I’m participating in a program BlogHer does called Life Well Lived, and the current topic is New Year’s Resolutions and how to keep them.

Did you make any resolutions? Are you keeping them? I did some mini-resolutions, and yes they dealt with organization and those other things mentioned earlier. So far so good on all of them...(amazing as that is)

How are your resolutions going so far? Here are five easy ways to keep your resolutions from BlogHer. Great tips and ideas if you are struggling or even want to start now. There is no good reason not to start something positive, oh anytime!

While you are checking out Life Well Lived take a minute and enter the current sweepstakes. You could win a Kindle Fire and $50.00 to spend at Amazon!

Around Town-Weekend Events

Happy Friday! Busy weekend at the beach...

Farmer's Markets at Norwood's Seafood and Hawk's Park in Edgewater.

Home Show and Business Expo on Canal Street starting at 10am tomorrow. Come visit us near the Kid Zone. We will be there with the NSB Cudas Baseball team with some great food and prizes. Cubby from the Daytona Cubs will be near the Kids Zone as well!

Go Dog Go is Saturday Morning.

There are several live bands and entertainment in the restaurants along Flagler this weekend. Including Revolushun Reggae tonight at the Om Bar.

Oyster Happy Hour is back at Off the Hook Raw Bar - from 11:30 am - 7:00 pm on Sundays. Here is a coupon for $5.00 off the purchase of $25.00 or more.

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hawaiian Open and Luau

The third annual Hawaiian Open and Luau is tomorrow night on Flagler. Come on down to Flagler for some Hawaiian Food Music and fun. There will be a putt putt course set up on Flagler, Polynesian Dancers, vendors and food galore. Prizes will be awarded to the best golfers throughout the evening. The festivities begin at 5:00 pm and should wind up around 9:00 pm.

Support your local business!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The First Annual Princess Ball

On February 11, 2012 you can take your Princess to a Dance at the Edgewater YMCA. This special event is being brought to you by the Edgewater Scholarship Fund. This fund was the brain child of Justin Kennedy, one of Edgewater's City Councilman. Citizens can add a small (or large) donation to their water bill and every penny goes into a scholarship fund for local students. This dance will benefit this fund...

There is a back story here that I would like to share with you. I consider Justin Kennedy's wife Susan to be among my closest friends. I was at their house the day that Justin was hatching this plan for a Princess that point it was going to be a "Father-Daughter Dance." I mentioned to him that I hated the term Father-Daughter Dance, and of course told him why. There are plenty of little girls who get left out of these happy events, because either their father is not around or doesn't participate much in their kids lives. Sooooo...months later I hear they are planning a "Princess Ball" and all parents are invited...or uncles, or big cool is that? Justin was listening....

Now...back to our regular programming. The Ball will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per parent and child. An additional parent or adult can attend for an additional $4.00. You can get your Princess a corsage and a flower for yourself for $5.00. Chick-Fil-A will be serving a complimentary dinner to the Princesses.

Remember this event will benefit our local youth. All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.

Contact your school or The City of Edgewater Clerk at 424-2400 for tickets.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Things to Do

There is a bunch of things going on...the beautiful bird above was seen at the Bird Sanctuary at Canaveral National Seashore. This is a great time to visit the seashore and take a look at the different species of birds.

AMVETS Post 2 located at 2111 S. Ridgewood in Edgewater is hosting Friday night dinners from 5:30 - 7:30pm. This Friday is Pork Chops and next Friday is spaghetti, call the post at 386-402-7602 for information.

The American Legion is holding a Trash 'n Treasure Fair on February 11th starting at 9am. If you would like to be a vendor the cost is $15.00. The Post is located at 619 W. Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, call them for more information or stop by. Their number is 423-0710.

I Hate Hamlet opens this Friday at The Little Theatre in New Smyrna Beach. Check their website for more information, show times etc.

The Classic Car Show will be happening with the East Coast Cruisers on Canal Street on Saturday from 4pm-8pm.

January 14th from 10am-2pm it is Girl Scout Day at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

Don't forget the Tailgate party at Brannon Center to benefit the Marine Discovery Center!

Enjoy the nice weather and support your local business!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

It is a pretty quiet post holiday weekend at the beach....There are Farmer's Markets on Saturday morning in Edgewater at Hawk's Park and NSB at Old Fort Park. I also see the Swiss Bread Man is now at Norwood's alond with fresh local produce from 8am-1pm. I will have to check that out.

There is free music in Christmas Park on Canal Street this Saturday from 11am-1pm and the Gallery Walk is also Saturday.

Climb to the Moon at Ponce Inlet light house is January 8th from 4:15 to 6:15pm. You must make reservations call Mary at 386-761-1821 ext 10.

That is all I have.....what else is going on?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

NSB Caps Spaghetti Dinner

The 13th Annual NSB CAPS Spaghetti dinner is Saturday, January 28th. This event is held in the cafeteria at the NSB High School from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm. You will get a spaghetti dinner, great local entertainers will be there to wow you with their talents and shopping in the Cuda Corner. 

All proceeds from this event go directly to students at New Smyrna Beach High School. CAPS has given almost a half a million dollars in scholarships to New Smyrna Beach High School students since 1995.

Tickets are available now for $5.00 at Ocean Properties, Winn Dixie, Edgewater Chick-Fil-A and the High School. They can be purchased for $6.00 at the door. Take out is available. 

Support your local students!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cuts For Cudas

Cudas Unhooked is a group dedicated to helping at risk students at New Smyrna Beach High School Graduate. The 2nd Annual Cuts for Cudas will be held on Canal Street on Sunday, March 11th. Starting at 9:00 am many of our local beauty professionals are donating their time to make you look great and support Cudas Unhooked. There will be entertainment, food, lots of activities for the kids and a whole lot of great people working for our local kids.

If you are a business or organization and would like to participate in this event please email Ray Catheline by clicking on his name. Check out the Cudas Unhooked website for more information on what they do, how they do it and of course the many different ways to support them.

Support your local business & your local students!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Art Stroll~Gallery Walk

This Saturday come on down to Canal Street and take a stroll through the arts district. The monthly Stroll will be happening from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. All sorts of art exhibits, local businesses will be open with great products, free live music in Christmas Park and so much more to enjoy. The weather will be gorgeous! Visit the Galleries on Douglas Street from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Entertainment, art, refreshments and more.

Check out Canal Street for all the local happenings.

Support your local business!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Go Dog Go

The annual Go Dog Go Dog Dash and Pet Walk to Benefit the SE Volusia Humane Society is January 21st at 8:00am. The fun starts at Norwoods. This 5K Run combined with a 1/2 mile dog dash is a fun way to support the local Humane Society. You can get more information and register online here.