Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Snow Festival

Snow...yes you heard it right. A Snow Festival in Florida. On Saturday, February 9th the First United Methodist Church is having a Snow Festival. Featuring a 40 foot snow slide, a snow play area, games and lots of children's activities. This event is free and open to the public. Food will be available. It is from 9am -5pm and the church is located at the corner of Palmetto and Douglas Streets in New Smyrna Beach.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Black Heritage Festival

The 22nd annual Black Heritage Festival will be February 8th - 10th at Pettis Park, 314 North Duss Street.

There will be live music and entertainment, food, arts & crafts, hair weaving and face painting, cane grinding and syrup making, soap making, storytelling, a school art display and a tour of the Black Heritage Museum.

For more information, please call 386.478.1934.


Princess Ball

The Second Annual Princess Ball to benefit the Edgewater Scholarship Fund will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the YMCA. This is a Parent-Daughter dance, but Uncles, Sister, Brothers etc. are also welcome to bring their little princess.. Light refreshments will be served.

You can purchase your tickets at Edgewater City Hall and Leisure Services in Hawk's Park. Check with your local PTA for tickets as well. There is a limited number of tickets available so get them now! It is $7.00 per person.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Wine Walk

The January Wine Walk is this Saturday on Flagler Ave. It starts at 1:00 pm. Get there early and check out the merchants and vendors in the Art Walk. It should be beautiful weather for a stroll and of course some wine!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mayor's Fitness Challenge

The third annual Mayor's Fitness Challenge starts next Monday, January 28th. It runs through April 15th. NSB Mayor Adam Barringer challenges you to get healthier in this 10 week program. Get full details on the contest here. The website if full of information and was created by New Smyrna Beach High School students. Check it out here.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Shot Clinic in Edgewater

There will be a low cost shot clinic this coming Sunday, January 27th at Rotary Park in Edgewater. This clinic is sponsored by the Edgewater Animal Shelter/Volusia Society for Aid to Animals. It is from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Come out, get your pets shots, and meet the great folks from the shelter!


Saturday, January 19, 2013


The 37th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts is January 25, 26, 27th at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach. The event is presented by the Atlantic Center for the Arts and is Free and open to the public. It starts on Friday at 2 p.m. running until 6 p.m. Then 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Get all the information here

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Smyrna Parks & Rec Youth Baseball

New Smyrna Beach Parks & Recreation will again sponsor youth baseball & softball through Southeast Volusia Babe Ruth. Registration for both Baseball/Softball is going on now thru February 15th. Sign-up at NSB Recreation Office located at 1000 Live Oak St. The cost is $60 T-Ball & Coach Pitch/ $80 for all other age groups.

If you have questions contact A.T. Marucci at or call him at 424-2271.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chowder Festival

The New Smyrna Beach Chowder Festival is Sunday, January 27 – It takes place on Flagler Avenue from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Featuring more than 20 chowders, the progressive chowder cook-off will take place inside sponsor locations along Flagler Avenue. The event is co-sponsored by the Flagler Avenue Merchants and the New Smyrna Beach Moose Lodge and benefits the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Camp in Barberville.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rescue, Rescue, Rescue

Big Dumb Rescue Dog

I received an email today from a reader, not to strange I get a bunch of emails. This one stands out because the reader was "unliking" me on Facebook and advises she will no longer read my blog.

Why you ask? Let me quote...."I can no longer tolerate your support of shelter animals, posting pictures and asking for donations."

 First...let me say. It is my blog and my Facebook page and if I want to support local shelters and a Pet Food Pantry, I will. Second of all...REALLY?? You are pissed off because I encourage adoption from shelters, and think supporting our ONLY Pet Food Pantry in Volusia County is a good thing?

Please unlike me, please don't read. Goodbye, good riddance. 

Every pet in my house and my parents house and in many of my friend's houses (thank you Glenda) are rescues. If you don't want to adopt don't...if you don't want to read don't.

The facts are..people get cute puppies....they fail to train them and bring them to shelters...people lose their jobs...cannot keep their pets...bring them to shelters....people are jerks...dump their dogs and cats at will never find a better pet than a shelter pet...a rescue are rescuing..saving an animal no one wants....I will continue to post pictures...ask for food and beg for homes...if I offend you please feel free to move on!

If I don't Rescue Rescue Rescue....or donate donate donate!

 Please support Edgewater Animal Shelter - Second Chance Rescue - Sophie's Circle.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

January Art & Wine Walk

Flagler Avenue Wine Walk and Art Walk is January 26. Check out interesting wines as you stroll along Flagler Avenue from 1:00-7:00 p.m.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler, at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. If you want to share your 20 tasting tickets with a friend you can get an additional wine glass for $5. Along with the wine is the monthly Art Walk. Local artists and vendors will offer fine art exhibits  and more from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Youth Baseball

Baseball is back in Edgewater! Youth baseball sign-ups are going on now at Hawk's Park. Head over to the Leisure Services Building and sign up your ball player ages 4-15. This program is being run by Edgewater Leisure Services and all games will be played at Hawk's Park. Sign-ups are right now through February 8th. The prices is $50.00 for T-ball and Coach Pitch ages 4-8 and $65.00 for ages 9 and above.

Call 386-424-2485 for more information.


Monday, January 7, 2013

The Water Taxi is back! It runs 10:00 am until 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The price is $15.00 for an adult and $10.00 for a child. Click here to see the route it takes. Their website also allows you to reserve your tickets online to save time and guarantee a seat. This time of year check before you go in the case of inclement weather. They post all that information at the bottom of the home page.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Free Computer Classes

The New Smyrna Beach Library is offering free computer classes.

eBooks and eReaders - January 9th at 9:30 a.m. Learn all about your new Kindle, Nook or other eReader.

Computer Basics - January 16th at 9:30 a.m. This is a beginners course for anyone who needs to learn terminology, internet searching tips and more.

Email & Attachments - January 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Learn all the basics of email.

The classes are in the library's auditorium, register by calling them at 386-424-2910 ext. 104. You can also register in person at the reference desk.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Friday!

The monthly First Fridays Night Market is tomorrow night at Hawk's Park in Edgewater. Local vendors will be selling their products, there is a band, beer and wine available for purchase and a variety of food vendors. Check it out starting at 5:00 pm.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

NSB Caps Spaghetti Dinner

The 14th Annual NSB Caps Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the New Smyrna Beach High School on January 26th. The dinner is from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and can be purchased at Winn Dixie, Ocean Properties and the NSB High School. You can also get tickets at the door for $6.00. Take out is available.

Support your local students! Learn about NSB Caps on their website.


Home Show & Business Expo

The Home Show & Business Expo is happening on Canal Street in January. This event features local businesses, non-profits, a kids zone, entertainment, food from local vendors and much more. It runs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 19th. Space is still available if you would like to participate. For more information, please contact the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce at 386.428.2449 or send an email.