Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a flat 3.1-mile run through the Canal Street Historic District and along Riverside Drive on April 1st at 5:30 p.m.. The race starts and finishes in front of the newly restored Chamber building at 115 Canal Street. Proceeds from this race will go back into the continued improvements to the Chamber building.

To register or for more information on this race, please visit


Friday, March 29, 2013

Run for the School - Stingray 5K

The Stingray 5K Run/Walk to benefit the New Smyrna Beach Middle School will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 a.m.

Adults are $20.00 if they register before April 1st. It is $30.00 the day of the race.

For participants under 17 years of age it is $10.00 until April 1st and $15.00 until the day before the race. You can still register the day of the race for $20.00.

The race is being held at 1000 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach. You can register online at or call 386-424-2550 ext 36793.

Support your local school!!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Steak & Steak Dinner

It is time again for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties biggest fundraiser! The 16th annual Steak & Steak Dinner will be held on June 3rd at the Hilton Daytona Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach.

The Boys & Girls Clubs serves more than 1400 children in Volusia and Flagler County and must raise over half of its operating expenses. You can attend the dinner by registering here or get more information on becoming a sponsor by contacting Joe Sullivan at 386-734-0555.  


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ramunto's Pizza

Big Planet Pizza was recently replaced by Ramunto's Pizza. I believe they are part of a chain from New England/North East area of the country. I always had a love/hate relationship with Big Planet, their service was good, sometimes and their food was okay although rather on the expensive side.

A friend and I decided to give it a whirl on Thursday night. Ramunto's has new owners however, not much has changed on the inside, other than the big wood ovens appear to be gone and have been replaced by a regular pizza oven, I may be wrong but I did not see any fire over there like you used to see when they were making the pizza before. The placards on the wall in the bathrooms and around the restaurant still say Big Planet Pizza.

Many of the same people are working there, which is good. They kept their jobs. We did see a few new faces. It is a completely different menu, and it is still pricey. I tried the Spinach & Artichoke dip that another friend ordered, which is $8.00 and comes serves with breadsticks, it was a huge bowl of the dip and was good. We also ordered a white pizza off the menu, the New York style is $19.95 with extra toppings $2.25 each. The pizza was huge with plenty of cheese, toppings were a tad sparse, we got spinach and mushrooms, there were a few spinach leaves and a couple of mushrooms. It was a good pizza but probably not a $25.00 pizza. The calzones were also huge and the salads were good sized. We did not try these but asked the people around us and they said they were good.

I hope they succeed, I think with their prices it may be tough for Edgewater to support them. I still think the best place to grab a great pizza and a drink is either Panheads on Orange off of Canal or That's Amore behind Clancy's on Flagler. To grab a quick take out Mikey's on 3rd Avenue beachside is my favorite.

I could not find a website or Facebook page for this location but if I do I will add it.

Have a nice weekend!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Sunrise Service

The Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the 27th Avenue Beach Ramp on Easter, March 31st at 6:30 a.m. This Service is presented by Crossroads Christian Church. They will also hold a regular service at 8:30 a.m. at the same location.

If you are aware of other sunrise services please leave the information in the comments! Thank you!


Halo Branded Products

I was surfing around the web, checking emails and came across a pretty cool idea for us beach people and businesses, booster clubs and even for events! Beach Towels! Who would have thought there would be such a wide array of possibilities in personalized beach towels? Halo Branded products has all sizes and weights of towels that you can customize to meet your needs.

I am thinking giant red, white and black towels with a big Barracuda logo on it for booster club prizes...but really any business could get customized beach towels made as promotional items or even sale items. This would also be a great idea for a family reunion or wedding at the beach. Very nice idea. And no if you buy towels I don't get any commission. I just think it is a pretty great idea for the beach with a lot of possibilities!


Thursday, March 21, 2013


The Edgewater Riverfest starts tomorrow! Kennedy Park will feature entertainment and carnival rides from 6pm-10pm. Then on Saturday vendors will be along riverside drive between Menard May and Kennedy Park.

There will be gourmet food trucks, entertainment, kayak and paddleboarding, along with all kinds of local businesses and activities. Get a complete schedule of events on their website.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Egg Hunts

There are a few Easter Egg Hunts around town:

St. Paul's Episcopal Preschool is holding their annual hunt on Saturday, March 23rd . Call the Preschool for more information at 386-428-8733.

Saturday March 30th at Old Fort Park in NSB the hunt starts at 12:00 noon. Bring a basket!

The Church at the Beach, which meets at NSB High School on Sunday mornings is having an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 31st at 10:00 am.

There is usually one in Rotary Park in Edgewater, but I cannot find anything on that.....will try and call tomorrow and update!

Happy Hunting!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Drive One 4UR School

Come out to NSBHS tomorrow from 9am - 4pm and drive a Mullinax Ford is a totally no the car. $20.00 goes to the school. Up to $8,000.00 for test driving a car.....drivers must be 18 years and older. 

Take it one step further and tell them you are driving for BASEBALL. Then your $20.00 will go straight to the Athletic Department....and baseball reaps the benefits! 


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gnarly Charley Surf Camp!


Gnarly Charley is holding a Spring Break Surf Camp in New Smyrna Beach. It runs March 25th - March 29th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The cost is $100.00 for the week. Learn to surf or come out and get in shape for the season!

Check the website or Facebook Page for more information on registering.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Port Orange Family Days


Port Orange Family Days Spring Fair starts tomorrow. It is March 7th - March 10th and is held at the Port Orange City Center. It has free parking and free admission and is a pretty good time. They have a website with full information here. There is a full schedule of events here.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

R.B.I. Cudas Golf Tournament

The 3rd Annual R.B.I. Cudas Golf Tournament is coming up on May 11, 2013 at Hidden Lakes Golf Club. The R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Association, Inc. is the Booster Club for the New Smyrna Beach High School Baseball Program. They also operate a feeder team for middle school students who want to play high school baseball.

The R.B.I. Cudas do lots of other things too, they operate the concessions at the NSB Sports Complex for the games, they gave away $2500.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors from NSBHS last year (2 of which were not baseball players) and they work with both the City of NSB and the City of Edgewater on various charitable events and baseball leagues.

If you follow local baseball you may already know that the 2012 NSBHS Baseball Team made history by not only winning their district championship, regional championship but also going to the State Final Four tournament. So far this year the are 5-0 and looking good!

This golf tournament is their biggest fundraiser and they need the community and business to support them! If you are a golfer you can come out and have lunch, possibly win some great prizes, meet the coaches...and play golf. I will be there selling 50/50 raffle tickets and perhaps riding around on a beverage cart! Don't let that scare anyway! Register Here.

If you are a business we need sponsors. There are many opportunities to sponsor this event. Check them out here. If you would like to donate a door prize or silent auction item please contact me at 424-1303 or email me. No gift is too small.

If you would like the event flyer you can get it here.

The R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Association, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. 


New Smyrna Stand Up Spring Break Camp


 Hard to believe it is almost Spring Break already! The school year is flying by...New Smyrna Stand Up is holding a Spring Break Camp that looks like quite a lot of fun for a good price! Check out all the details on their website. Registering online is very simple and there are several choices for all ages!


Friday, March 1, 2013

The Downtown Music Festival


This looks like a fun event to drop in on this weekend! Enjoy the Downtown Music Festival while you do the Art Stroll and Gallery Wall on Canal Street. From 9:00 am - 11:00 pm enjoy art, music and the great shops on Canal Street. For a schedule of performers and more information check out

Have a great weekend!!