Friday, September 28, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

Happy weekend to all!

Farmer's Markets on Sams Avenue in NSB, Norwood's on beachside and Hawk's Park in Edgewater. I noticed last weekend the vendors who are not around in summer are back, some excellent products at Norwood's last weekend.

 There is the monthly wine walk on Flagler tomorrow from 1-7 pm.

Racing at the New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday...if you have a birthday in October you get in free. $5.00 of your ticket price will be donated to breast cancer awareness.

The Belong Fundraiser is Sunday at Flip Flops. All Proceeds will benefit local food banks! Details here.

There are plenty of events coming up in October...including Halloween fun! We will start checking those events out this week!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Volusia Beaches App

There is a really cool new App in the iTunes store for Volusia County Beaches. It has each of the beaches and you can access beach conditions, the beach cam, concessions and all sorts of things. Go to the iTunes store and search Volusia Beaches, it is free to download!

Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day across the nation. This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet without throwing unused drugs in the landfill or into the water system. Locally you can return your unused prescriptions at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Police Department is located at 246 Industrial Drive. If you need more information contact 386-424-2249.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Team Logan Bake Sale

I am proud to be part of the committee that is organizing the World's Largest Bake Sale in honor of Logan Wight. Logan was a wonderful little boy who died of a rare brain cancer. The proceeds from this bake sale will benefit the children's cancer charity, Cookies for Kids Cancer. In honor of Logan.

You can read Logan and his families story on his mother's blog. I read it. The entire thing. It took me several sittings to get through it, it is impossible to read without shedding many tears and thanking the Lord for the blessings you have.

The hope is to raise $26,000 for Children's Cancer Research. The other goal is to be the World's Largest Bake Sale and get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The sale is scheduled for October 13th and will be held on Canal Street in the Chamber Parking Lot. The fun starts at 12 noon and runs until 8pm.

You can help. You can bake or donate baked goods, we currently have about 7500 baked goods donated, we need 10,000. Do you have tents or tables? Would you like to volunteer on the day of the event? You can come on down to Canal Street and purchase some baked goods or you can just give us money. Money is good!

If you would like to bake, have some tables or would like some great recognition for your business email me or call Kathy at 386.957.4299.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Around Town-Weekend Events

The Jazz Fest continues at venues all around beachside New Smyrna Beach this weekend.

Farmer's Markets at Hawks Park, Sams Ave in NSB and Norwood's on the beach.

Check out the new Edgewater Fire House at their Open House tomorrow at 10:00 am. The open house will run until 2:00 pm.

There is an Art Walk tomorrow on Flagler Ave in conjunction with the Jazz Fest.

There is racing at New Smyrna Speedway...check their website for details and weather delays etc.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Seriously..No School Tomorrow?

So what is everyone doing on the teacher workday tomorrow?

It has been a long week around here...Actual things heard in my house this week:

Mom: Do you have homework?
Curtis: What do you mean?
Mom: Seriously, what do you mean what do I mean?
Curtis: Ummm, I don't know let me think and I will let you know.

Mom: Please unload the dishwasher.
Curtis: The Dishwasher? (insert head cocked quizzical look)
Mom: Yes, you know the square box in the kitchen that washes dishes.
Curtis: Oooooohhhhh, you mean the dishwasher...

This is just a sampling of the torture that I am forced to endure as the mother of a 15 year old boy. It is no wonder I am crazy. We won't even talk about the girl child. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Belong Community Outreach Women's Group is holding Fundraiser to benefit the Helping Hands & Hearts for Hunger Organization. This group assists our local food banks in providing food to those in our community that may need a little extra help.

This event is being hosted by Flip Flops, who deserves a little recognition for stepping up! This was originally to be held at JJ Fins, which has closed it's doors. The awesome folks at Flip Flops
generously came forward and offered to hold this in their restaurant on 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $10.00 and kids under 3 are free. There will be live music all day and a kids zone for the young ones. This is a great event that will directly support local food banks.

The event is September 30th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Monday, September 17, 2012

21st Annual Kids Fishing Day

The 21st Annual Kids Fishing Day & Cookout is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th. This fun family event will be held at Brannon Center & Riverside Park. Check-in and fishing is from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. There will be awards and a hot dog cook out from 11:45-2:00 pm. There will be prizes in three age divisions and the kids must catch the fish at the park.

If you would like to register or get more information on the event call Parks and Rec at 386-424-2175.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Car Wash to Benefit the Dogs (and Cats)

Dirty Car? Love Dogs and/or Cats? Head on over to the Edgewater Animal Shelter next Saturday, September 22nd. The Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Women's Volleyball Team will be out there washing cars for donations to the shelter. The car wash will run from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The shelter is open to the public and you can make an appointment for low cost shots while you are there. Fun event for a good cause...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Green Flamingo Organics

It is no big secret I love the Farmer's Market. We have several to choose from here in our area. The Green Market in Port Orange at the Pavilion which should be opening this fall, no date has been announced yet. There is the weekly market at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. That is every Wednesday. The Saturday morning markets at Hawk's Park in Edgewater, Sams Ave in New Smyrna Beach and at Norwood's Fine Seafood on the beachside in New Smyrna Beach.

I have been to them all, the most convenient and my favorite is the one at Norwood's. It is relatively new but has everything I want. This week I discovered one of the vendors I visit with weekly is Green Flamingo Organics. I was chatting with the gentleman who runs this one and got some great information on where they get their produce, milk, eggs etc. Much of it is grown right here in Oak Hill and now in New Smyrna Beach off of Corbin Park. Much of their vegetables are seasonal so when it is in season they have it. Today I got cucumbers, mushrooms and some of the best sprouts I have ever had. All were locally grown. I also got some fabulous lettuce that was grown in a local hydroponic greenhouse. Also organic. If you are thinking this must have cost a fortune, you would be wrong. I had a grocery bag full of produce and I spent less than 15.00.

They also open their farm stand on Thursday afternoon's so you can visit them them. Details on their website.

You can also get fresh locally grown produce from Agony Acres, they are located in Samsula and are at Norwood's each Saturday. Today he had some terrific fresh green beans. Grown right down the road in Samsula.

You can also find Little Foodie and her organic baby food, organic coffee, kettle corn, orchids, fresh bread, fresh shrimp and more at Norwood's. Check it out!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Donate Blood

There is a blood drive scheduled tomorrow 9/11 at Bert Fish Medical Center. What a perfect day to donate blood. The Big Red Bus will be in the Outpatient Shildecker Parking Lot from 10am-4pm. The hospital is located at 401 Palmetto Street.

On Wednesday they will be at The City of Edgewater, 104 North Riverside Drive from 9am-2pm.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Whistle Stop Barbershop

It is the perfect time of year for the Surfside Chorus and their Whistle Stop Barbershop event. Join the performers of the Surfside Chorus as they make harmless fun of the campaign season!

The show is next Saturday, September 15th at Daytona State College Theater. It starts at 2:30 and is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cudas Unhooked

The first community meeting of the school year will be held on Monday, September 10th. The meeting will be held at the Coronado Beach United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm. Topics for this meeting will include:

  • Fundraising
  • Improvements to the Bridge House
  • Mentor Program
  • Volunteer Opportunities

This is your chance to be directly involved with the future success of our local youth!

Book Sale

NSB Friends of the Library is holding a half price book sale to celebrate the end of summer! The sale is September 8th - September 16th. The sale is during regular library hours at the New Smyrna Beach branch.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Art is...Creation

Art is...Creation After School Art Program (AIC-ASAP) will hold Art Classes at The Artists' Workshop which is located at 540 Barracuda Blvd, this is the Old NSB High School in the building with Marine Discovery.

Classes are from 4:30 to 6:30 pm every Tuesday and two groups are offered:

Children from 1st through 5th grade
Youth 6th through 12th grade.

The cost is $15 per class and will be offered during September, October, November, December at a cost of $240, sign up for the semester at $160, a savings of $80.

Professional Guest Artists will share their expertise with the students.

This group did a Special Community Project during the Summer Art Camp, they created 16 ceiling tiles which are installed in the ceiling of the New Smyrna Beach Library in the children's section and the plan is to continue this community project in the After School Art Program.

Contact Regina Wise 386 428 1876 for more information.

Little Foodie

There is a great new option for feeding your New Smyrna Beach baby! Little Foodie makes gourmet baby food using ONLY 100% organic ingredients. Amy, The owner of Little Foodie, flash freezes the products to preserve color, taste and nutrients. Each season's menu features products that are currently "in season" fresh and at their peak. You can check out the current menu on her Facebook Page.

Orders can be emailed to or you can give Amy a call at 386-689-1069.

Little Foodie can be visited in person each Saturday at the beach side Farmer's Market at Norwood's Fine Seafood.

Support your local business!