Monday, April 30, 2012

Dog's Night Out

                                                     Sammi & Stoney 2005

Very cool event tomorrow night at Dairy Queen in New Smyrna Beach. Dog's Night Out sponsored by Silly Willie's and Dairy Queen. From 6:30-8:30pm bring your dog to Dairy Queen. There will be prizes for best costume and best trick. If you bring a pet food donation to Sophie's Circle you will get free ice cream!

If you are not familiar with Sophie's Circle please read about them here. Also, please remember they are moving their warehouse to NSB this week. Their new address is 560 Wayne Avenue. Pickup day is now Tuesday from 8:30am-12:00pm. Let's show Sophie's how much pet food New Smyrna Pet Lover's can provide to support them!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Around Town-Local Stuff

Interesting stuff going on in NSB. Not quite sure I understand the inner workings of our City Council...empty property on North Causeway...someone wants to pay the city money to bring a riverboat hotel/restaurant here that would create jobs, maybe bring some visitors. It gets turned down....why? well someone else "might" want to lease the property. Funny up to this point one other person has tried to lease it, they were turned down too. Doesn't seem like there is a line forming to utilize this property and there is sure no urgency by the city to do anything with it.

On the good news front - Danny Veltri is back at Flip Flops, I keep hearing they are closing, but now it seems they are under new management and new menu. Let's hope so, hate to see another good restaurant close.

K-Mart is closed. Sad to lose all those jobs. The up side of that is we don't have to watch those guys riding the bikes up and down 44 with those awful signs anymore. So now there is like what one thing in that plaza? Call the bulldozers. It is an eyesore. Empty it will be really dismal.

I understand Dollar General is going into the old Food Lion on the beach side. Someone commented to me that they did not think they could sink lower than Food Lion. Well.......

 The Ford Drive One Program raised $8,000 for New Smyrna Beach High School. That is good stuff!

The Varsity Baseball Team won the District Championship last night. That is great stuff!

Here is a pretty cool list of surf websites.

Starting next weekend, the 3rd Avenue beach ramp will be one way onto the beach from 9am-3pm. This is an experiment to see if it cuts down on traffic backups and gets people on quicker. You can still get off on 27th and Flagler.

That is all my rambling for tonight...I will seek out more fascinating and mostly useless information for you later in the week. Right now..the laundry awaits. Carry on!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

So much to do this weekend!

Art & Wine Walk on Flagler - Art starts at 10am, wine at 1pm.

Farmer's Markets in Old Fort Park and Norwood's

Jammin in the Park at Hawk's Park on Saturday to support the NSBHS Band 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy Walk is tomorrow at 9am at Mary MacLeod Bethune Park. Registration starts at 8:00 am.

The NSB Police Department is holding a prescription drug take back program tomorrow at the Police Station from 10am-2pm. Expired, unused and unwante prescriptions can be dropped off, no questions asked.

There is racing on Saturday at New Smyrna Speedway.

Great Beach weather! Enjoy the weekend and support your local business!


The International Thespian Society Troupe 1903 of New Smyrna Beach High School has qualified for the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. This festival is June 25-30th. This is a huge honor and the students need to raise $20,000 in order to attend. The drama club will be holding two weekends of performances of their one act musical version of Alice In Wonderland. 

It's called Alice* and it plays at the New Smyrna Beach High School Auditorium May 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7 pm and May 6 and 13 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and FREE for teachers and children under five. I am told that it is completely family friendly and a whole lot of fun. All your favorite characters will be brought to life. My favorite is the Mad Hatter (big surprise), but the March Hare, TweedleDee and Dum, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit and the whole gang will all be there. 

Come on out and support Troupe 1903. It will be great fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

We Love Tresses!

If you need a fabulous haircut, color, facial, manicure, need to visit Tresses. They are located on Julia Street directly across from the First Baptist Church. They have a beautiful, welcoming and comfortable facility.

My entire family gets their hair done there, Carol is the very first person who has been able to talk my son into a reasonable haircut! Super nice people, great service, even better results!

Check them out on Facebook.

Monday, April 23, 2012

NSB Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

As horrifying as it is for me to think about, school will be out in about 30 days. I know this because each day my daughter tells me how many days are left. The New Smyrna Beach Parks & Recreation Department is offering the following camps this summer:

Jimmy Lane Surf Camp

Stand Up Paddleboard Camp

Summer Fun Day Camp

Sailing Camp

More information is available by clicking on the links above. Registration is open now so get moving before they are all full!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sea Turtle Nesting Program

If you are interested in Sea Turtles and would like to get some information on these fascinating creatures, conservation efforts and some facts and numbers on last years nesting season you can do it next week. Canaveral National Seashore Park Ranger Laura Henning will present a program on Sea Turtles at the New Smyrna Beach Library. The program will be next Tuesday at 5:00 pm. the Library is located at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Bob or Joyce Dewar at 386-428-3331.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oak Hill-After School Program

This Wednesday there will be an After School Program at the Oak Hill Library. It starts at 3:30 pm and all school age children are invited. I believe they mean elementary children. The Chick-Fil-A cow is going to be hanging out and entertaining the kids. Give them a call at 386-345-5510 to get more information. The library is located at 125 E Halifax Ave in Oak Hill.

Youth Empowerment Festival

There will be a Youth Empowerment Festival this Saturday at Babe James Center in New Smyrna Beach. Youth from ages 5-19 are encouraged to attend. There will be doctors, dentists, firefighters, youth and drug counselors all there to provide information and answer questions. There will be games, demonstrations, a DJ, and a moon walk.

Babe James is located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. If you would like more information on this event please call 386-405-8539.

Jammin' In the Park

The 3rd Annual Jammin' in the Park, presented by the NSB High Barracuda Band and the City of Edgewater is going to be held on April 28th at Hawk's Park. The 97 year old Marching Band will perform along with a variety of other entertainers. There will be food, entertainment and all sorts of vendors. This is a huge fundraiser for the NSB High Music Program. Please call Karla Pacini at 386-295-2222 if you need more information, want to donate or become a vendor.

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

Support your local students!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Run to Support Cudas Unhooked

Venetian Bay is holding their very first Charity Run this Saturday, April 21st. The race is being held at Venetian Bay Town Square starting at 8:00am. The proceeds will benefit Cudas UnHooked. There will also be a one mile Fun Run/Walk for the kids. There will be food, prizes and more at this family friendly event supporting a great community cause. You can still register online or the day of the race.

Support your local students!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Free Sports Physicals

In order to play sports at New Smyrna Beach High School, all athletes must have a current physical and all other forms on file with the school. This Saturday, April 21st, Bert Fish Medical Center will perform sports physicals for free at the high school gym from 8am-1pm. You must bring the signed consent form and fill out pages 2 & 3 prior to your arrival at the school. You can pick up the forms at the high school athletic office or from your coach. Contact Athletic Director Rob Wall if you need more information.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Food Festival 2012

This Thursday, some on down to Flagler Ave and eat! Local restaurants will be all along Flagler with samples of their best dishes. Food, drink, entertainment....great weather! The event runs from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Flagler will be closed to traffic, there is plenty of parking at Peninsula and Flagler in the Church parking lot and in the Flagler Beach ramp lot. This event is always a good time, kid friendly!

Support your local business!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

The Stingray 5K is tomorrow, the race starts at The NSB Parks and Recreation office at 1000 Live Oak Street. It starts at 8:00 am. The cost is $30.00 for adults $20.00 for those 17 and under. Support your local school and come out and run.

The East Coast Cruisers Monthly Classic Car show is on Canal Street from 4pm-8pm on Saturday.

There is a model train show at the Fairgrounds this weekend, it is from 9am-4pm on Saturday.

The 20th Annual NSSA East Coast Surfing Championship is going on today through the weekend. It is being held at the NSB Inlet.

Edgewater United Methodist Church is holding a Chicken BBQ tomorrow. There will also be and antique car show. The event runs from 9am-2pm. Dinners may be eaten in or out and a $8.00 donation is requested.

A 50 and older Men's Softball League is forming in NSB. They will play at the NSB Sports Complex on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Check their website for more details, or call Tom Coriale at 386-304-2968.

Enjoy your weekend! Support your local business!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I was asked recently to review Jamberry Nails for a local consultant. She sent us a package and away we went. My teenage daughter had a friend here for the weekend so I thought they would be great "testers" for the product. The application instructions were very easy and thorough, they went on the website and watched a video that made it even simpler.

So after much giggling and goofing, they were successful and both had some pretty awesome looking nails. The best part is the price are so reasonable you can change out your "look" as often as you want. We went on the website and looked at the different colors, styles and so on and there is no end to the possibilities.

If you would like to learn more about the products, try them out or even have a Jamberry Party...which could be fun (think girl's birthday party theme) give Kristie Koelker a call at 386-527-1556 or drop her an email. She is super nice and will be able to answer all your questions!

Please support your local business!