Thursday, August 30, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

Love the long weekend! What is happening this weekend? There is plenty to do around town, I will be enjoying a little yard work....

Friday night the Food Truck Bazaar is back on Flagler Avenue. The gourmet convey will be serving all kinds of tasty treats from 5pm-8:30pm. Park at the city boat launch and take the shuttle over to Flagler and avoid the traffic.

Saturday morning the Farmer's Markets will be at Hawk's Park in Edgewater, Norwood's on Beachside and Sam's Ave near Old Fort Park in downtown NSB.

The first Saturday Art Stroll is Saturday on Canal Street and the Douglas Street Art District. This monthly event runs from 10am-4pm on Canal and Douglas Street from 4pm-8pm.

The NSB Fire Department will be conducting their "Fill the Boot" campaign to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As you travel around the city on Saturday and Sunday drop your change in the boot as you pass by our local firemen at various intersections.

The NSB American Legion Post 17 on W. Canal Street will be holding an Open House this weekend. The fun starts with a fish fry on Friday night from 5pm-7pm. The post will be open from 10am-10pm daily over the long weekend for residents to drop in and learn more about their programs. The kitchen will be open.

Many of the restaurants and bars on Flagler have entertainment going on all weekend. The weather is going to be beautiful, the beaches are gorgeous! Get out and enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thai Mango

Looking for some Thai in New Smyrna Beach? Check out Thai Mango on Canal Street. I frequently have lunch there and enjoy it very much. The service is excellent and their menu is typical Thai and is reasonably priced. Take an advance look at their menu on their website. They offer a special lunch menu that is plenty of food at a discounted price. Thai Mango is open for lunch from 11am - 3pm on weekdays and dinner 5pm-9pm. Friday and Saturday they are open until 10pm.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Halifax Urban Ministries

If you need a little help or know someone who does, Halifax Urban Ministries serves Southeast Volusia County with their mobile units on the following days and locations.

Reanna Ministries - 388 US 1 in Oak Hill - Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm
F.R.O.G Ministries - 415 Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater - Tuesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Allen Chapel AME - 344 Shelton Ave, New Smyrna Beach - Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm
Pleasant Grove - 214 N. Myrtle Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm
First Baptist Church - 200 Faulkner St, New Smyrna Beach, Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm

If you have a little extra you can donate here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Florida Coupon Savers Class

Ever wonder what the big deal about using coupons is? It is much bigger than saving 50 cents here and there....I was one who once in a while used a random coupon for dog food and what not. I am a coupon convert, saving $50 or more a week with my stash. There is a method and a system to consistently saving money with coupons.

Florida Coupon Savers is sponsoring a free Real World Couponing Class at 9:00am, September 8th at the Piggotte Center, 504 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona. Their is no charge for this class and it will be taught by the owners of the website Florida Coupon Savers. Coffee and donuts will be provided as well as a raffle.

In this class you will not only learn how to match up sales with coupons, but also where to find coupons, store policies, coupon lingo and how to make the most of the deals to fit your needs. I took a similar class and it made a huge difference. Immediately following the class there will be a coupon exchange, so bring your unwanted coupons and trade them for the ones you need!

Space is limited for this class. Register by emailing

Friday, August 17, 2012

Edgewater Farmer's Market

School starts Monday! I will try and contain my glee at this joyous event! The Edgewater Farmer's Market is having some special vendors this weekend in preparation for back to school!

The Sheriff's Department will be on hand for child fingerprinting, DARE will have a booth and there will be back-to-school prize give aways. Bring your child for a $5 'back to school' haircut. There will also be a classic car show and a free concert.

So grab some produce, hand made crafts, coffee, hot dogs, seafood and enjoy the special events!

The Edgewater Farmer's Market is held at Hawks Park on S. Ridgewood and Turgot.

For more information, please contact Genny at 386-314-8592.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 14th - Primary

Tuesday, August 14th is primary day. Get out and vote for the candidate of your choice.

Find your precinct:

Precinct Locator

Voter Registration Information - be sure you are registered so you can vote in the November election.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shrimp & Seafood Festival

The 5th Annual Shrimp & Seafood Festival is this Thursday, August 16th in New Smyrna Beach. It is held along Flagler Avenue and begins at 5:00 pm. Thirty restaurants from around the area will compete in a variety of categories. Samples will be available from $3.00-$5.00. There will be a beer garden, kids zone and entertainment. No worries about parking, park on the North Causeway and ride the shuttle over to the festival.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to the East Coast Cruisers

Celebrate 16 years with the East Coast Cruisers! This Saturday on Canal Street the monthly cruise will include free anniversary dash plaques and birthday cake. Check in at the table across from Little Drugs starting at 4:00 p.m. It is first come first served.

The East Coast Cruisers put on this family event the second Saturday of every month on Canal Street. I have been a couple times and it is full of great cars and super friendly people. If you have not been check it out!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Noblo Beach Umbrella Buddy

This interesting looking bag is the latest genius idea for the beach. I received one of these at the end of last summer and never got around to trying it out. Last weekend I ran across it and decided to give it a whirl.

The idea is simple (and smart) you take the bag to the beach, fill it with sand and attach it to your umbrella. It holds the umbrella in is over dump the sand fold it up go home. Sounds easy, and it is....I tried it in pretty good winds and my umbrella stayed right in place.

Check it out on Noblo's website. They are only $15.00 and worth every penny if you love the beach, need some shade. I love to run over to the beach for an hour or two and don't want to drag out the big tent. This is the perfect alternative.

Friday, August 3, 2012

R.B.I. Cudas River Run/Walk 5K

Speaking of Baseball (we were speaking of it I think), the R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Association is holding a 5K Run/Walk to support their youth baseball programs and scholarship fund.

The R.B.I. Cudas is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that supports local youth baseball, acts as the booster club for the New Smyrna Beach High School Baseball team and offers scholarships to graduating seniors who exhibit good grades, sportsmanship and support their community. Five 2012 graduates each received scholarships this year. $2500.00 was awarded the first year!

The R.B.I. Cudas rely on a couple of fundraisers a year, a spring golf tournament, a sponsor drive in the winter, a rummage sale and now a fall 5K.

If you are a business and would like to support your local athletes you can grab a Sponsor Packet.

If you would like to run here is a Registration Form.

Online Registration is also available.

If you need more information or would like to showcase your business at the event (vendor booths are only $25.00) contact the Cudas at

Support your local athletes!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Baseball/Softball Signups - Tryouts

There are a couple of opportunities for Fall Baseball & Softball. NSB Parks & Recreation has signups going on now thru September 7th for their fall program. They have baseball teams for ages 4 through 16. Softball from age 10 through 16. More information and online registration is available here.

High School Prep baseball is also available for fall through the R.B.I. Cudas. High School tryouts are on August 13 & 14th at 4:00 pm at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. Middle School Tryouts are on August 27th at 6:00 pm also at the Sports Complex. Email them for more information at