Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Edgewater Animal Shelter

There are exciting things happening at the Edgewater Animal Shelter.  On August 1, 2012, Dr. Ginger Bryant from Glencoe Veterinary Clinic will be taking over the Edgewater Animal Shelter.  This is good news for local animals and their owners!

The name for the brand new organization is the Volusia Society for Aid to Animals (VSAA) and the Edgewater Animal Shelter. They will offer low cost spay/neuter services along with low cost shots on a daily basis by appointment.  Going forward there are plans to operate regular scheduled veterinary hours as well.

This will not change the great service the Animal Control personnel and the Shelter staff provide the community. In fact it will enhance the programs they are able to offer, giving the Shelter much more versatility to compete with the bigger shelters and vet clinics. It also gives all local animal lovers another choice in caring for their pets.

The Shelter is located at 605 Mango Tree Drive in Edgewater. You can contact them at 424-2442

On June 30th the Shelter will be holding a low shot clinic from 9am until 12 noon. Check their Facebook Page for prices and products available.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Around Town

Not sure if our weather will cooperate this weekend but there is plenty to do...some of it indoors...

The Annual Bike and Bar Tour is tomorrow. Starts at JB's at 11:30am.

Tonight the Edgewater Legion Post 285 is holding an Italian Night at 4497 US1 in Edgewater. It starts at 5:30 and will run until all the food is gone. The cost is $7.00 and the proceeds will go to local youth programs.

There will be a Movie in the Park on June 29th at Christmas Park in new Smyrna Beach. It starts at dusk. The movie is Hugo, it is free bring a lawn chair. There will be vendors serving popcorn, cotton candy and drinks.

Edgewater Animal Shelter is holding a low cost shot clinic on June 30th starting at 9am. More on that later.....

SE Volusia Humane Society is holding a yard sale on June 30th. It is from 8am-3pm and will be held at 659 Pine St. this is directly behind Norwoods.

Farmers Markets this weekend at Hawk's Park in Edgewater and Norwood's on the beach.

If you are retired, bored or just need something fun to do, the NSB Visitor Center is looking for volunteers. Stop by or call them at 386-428-1600.

Have a great weekend and stay dry!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Meet Justin Kennedy

Politics in Volusia County has never been more important. We face a myriad of issues and need solutions. The bulk of my readers are in County Council District 3. One of the candidates is Justin Kennedy. Justin is currently a City Commissioner in the city of Edgewater. He owns a business in southeast Volusia County, his children go to school here and his extended family lives here. He has a vision for our county and I believe he will get things done for us just as he has in Edgewater.

I do not have anything negative to say about his opponents which are Jim Hathaway and Deb Denys, Jim has been on the New Smyrna City Council for a very long time and Deb Denys is a respected business woman in New Smyrna Beach. However, I know Justin Kennedy and his family personally and count them among my closest friends. I have talked at length with him about the problems we have in our area of the county, about the road blocks the county faces and his plans to navigate through that to get us moving in the right direction.

Justin is not a career politician and his responsibility and allegiance lies solely with the people of southeast Volusia County. The business owners, firefighters, teachers, police, retail and hospitality workers and the children who go to school here, that are the future of our area.

If you would like to take some time and meet Justin and get to know him and what he stands for, I invite you to attend a get together at Crabby Joe's at the Sunglow Pier on Tuesday, June 26th. It will run from 5:30 until 7:30 and drinks and light refreshments will be served.

You can RSVP to 386-314-9180 or email me directly. I will be there and look forward to meeting you!

Crabby Joe's is located at 3701 South Atlantic Avenue - Daytona Beach Shores

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

Father's Day weekend! What to do, what to do....Stable Haven Horse Rescue is having an Open House starting today at 9:00am and running until 3pm. There will be all kinds of fun events for the whole family. All proceeds go to caring for the horses. These people do some great work!

There is a Car Show tomorrow at Crossroad's Christian Church.

There is racing at the New Smyrna Speedway. The Brighthouse Challenge Series week 12 starts tonight at 7:30pm.

Pretty quiet June weekend at the beach! If you are lucky enough to still have your father enjoy your time with him and support your local business!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Go See A Movie

Some great deals on movies if you or those pesky summer vacation children are bored. Port Orange has Movies Under the Stars - July 13th is Dolphin Tale. This is held at the Port Orange City Center Amphitheater. No admission and the fun starts at 8pm.

Hollywood Theatres in Port Orange has free movies this summer as well - you can get the schedule here.

New Smyrna Beach Beacon Theatre is so far not running any promotions but their matinees are $6.25. More information and showtimes here.

Seaside Fiesta

The Annual Seaside Fiesta is coming up next Thursday night, June 21st. From 5pm-9pm, Flagler will be shut down for entertainment, food, games and plenty of arts & crafts vendors. This is a family friendly fun event for people of all ages. Flager will be shut down but there is plenty of parking at Peninsula and Flagler and in the Flagler Ave Beach parking lot!

Support your local business!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Hub on Canal

If you haven't seen the new Hub on Canal Street, it is pretty awesome. Gorgeous artwork. Friendly people. The News Journal had a nice article on it back in March. I finally had a chance to check it out, plenty of choices depending on your taste. It is almost impossible not to find something you like. There are classes going on at The Hub in June, everything from Line Dancing to Writing. You can get the schedule and list of classes here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Zumba with Vanessa

Looking for a fun way to get in shape? Check out Zumba with Vanessa at Edgewater Fitness. She is there Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 6:00 pm and Tuesday/Thursday at 7:00 pm. This is great for all levels of fitness. Vanessa is awesome, energetic and fun. The best part is it is only $5.00 per class. Edgewater Fitness is located on S. Riverside Dr in Edgewater. You can check Vanessa out on Facebook. She is a super nice lady and will get you in shape!!!

Roller Derby

It is Roller Derby Night this Saturday, June 9th at the Volusia County Fair & Expo Center. It starts at 6:30 pm. It is the Thunder City Derby Sirens vs. the Lakeland Derby Dames. Adults are 10.00 at the door or 8.00 in advance. Kids age 6-12 are half price and under 5 years of age is free. Check the website for more information on this event

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Smyrna Beach 125th Anniversary Celebration

The 125th Anniversary Celebration starts this Thursday, June 8th. Here is a list of events...you can also go to the Waterfront Loop Website and get the schedule

Friday, June 8th
5:30pm - City Hall will present the time capsule & sculpture dedication, there will be a reception following at the New Smyrna Museum of History with historical tours to Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum.

Saturday, June 9th Events at Riverside Park:
10am-Kids fishing tournament
10am-2pm-Atlantic Center for the Arts at Yurick Studios
4pm-Family games and activities
5pm-New Smyrna Beach High School Band
5pm-The Food Truck Bazaar/Gourmet Convoy
7pm-Firecracker 4-Mile Run
9pm-Fireworks over the river

Canal Street:
6-9pm-Street dance and music in front of the historical Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, June 10th Events:
10am-Love in the Park, a community-wide worship celebration, Riverside Park. This should be a great service with 1,000 people expected. Read about it here.

Cider Anyone?

I love seeing the ad’s and people who get really excited about the Official Start of Summer Memorial Day weekend…here in Florida it is summer about 8 months of the year!

Part of our summer is switching to lighter, more refreshing drinks! I am a huge hard cider fan, really if I drink it is my first choice, white wine being a pretty close second. Michelob Ultra now has a great alternative to either one and it has about one third less calories than either my former favorite cider or that glass of Pinot Grigio. The cider is also gluten-free and 4% alcohol.

I was skeptical as I love my formerly favorite cider but the folks over at Blogher asked a bunch of us to try it out and write about it for the Michelob ULTRA Light Cider page on BlogHer.com. How could I resist an offer like that?

So off to Big B Liquors in Edgewater I went..you can find the cider locally on the Sponsors’ Site. I decided to get a couple of opinions so a couple of my neighbors came over to give it a whirl.

This is the first cider Anheuser-Busch is distributing in the US, and according to the press release it, “ is ideal for year-round enjoyment and provides adult drinkers a light, refreshing alternative to white wine, champagne and heavier ciders.”

Yes, I agree with all that, it is very light and refreshing, in fact it is delicious, the best part (besides the reduced calories) is it is not overwhelmingly sweet. It is perfect for a hot day in the sun or with any meal that you would enjoy white wine. I put mine in a pretty glass cause that's how we roll!

I am not a beer drinker but some of my friends are and they gave it the thumbs up as well. I was fairly surprised about that since most beer drinkers are not huge cider fans.

So it is safe to say that you can grab a Michelob Ultra Cider, hit the beach, the pool, the park, and get on with your summer!

Which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Cider?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Around Town

It is finally the weekend, not sure why a short week seemed so long!.....Farmer's Markets at Hawk's Park in Edgewater and Norwood's Beachside, and Old Fort Park downtown NSB.

There is a low-cost pet shot clinic on Saturday from 9-11am at Family Dollar in Edgewater. Clinic is open to anyone, cash only.

NSB is gearing up for the 125th Anniversary Celebration next weekend. You can get a full schedule of events on the Waterfront Loop website or here is a copy of the schedule from the City.

The Art Stroll and Gallery Walk is tomorrow on Canal Street. Details on the Canal Street website
The Canal Street website is really awesome and was created by my friend Victoria at Cut Above Designs. You can contact her to help you with your web presence..did I mention she is awesome. (insert shameless promotion here)

The Marine Discovery Center is having one of their sunset cruises tomorrow night. Tickets can be picked up at the Center...

There is entertainment all along Flagler Ave all weekend..and the weather should clear up for the beach! Enjoy the weekend!

Support your local business!