Monday, April 29, 2013

Fishing For Cudas

The 4th Annual Fishing for Cudas Tournament is coming up on May 18th! This year's event is being held at Riverside Park located at 105 S. Riverside Drive in NSB. Their event website has all the information to register to fish or to sponsor the event.

The event is from 11:00 am - 6: 00 pm and will have representatives from many of the sports teams available to answer your questions. Concessions will be available from the R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Boosters, drinks, burgers, hot dogs, nachos and more.

Come out to support the Cuda's Athletic Programs and Fish for the Cudas!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Your Grey Matters 5K

In February local resident Paul Winkler was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in the form of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This is a very aggressive and tough to treat form of brain cancer. Paul's daughter Brandy thinks her Dad is tougher!

On June 1st the Your Grey Matters 5K will be held in New Smyrna Beach. This is not only to give Paul and his family financial support but also to show Paul he has emotional support from his friends and the community as well!

The race will start at Coronado Community Center, there will be a celebration and silent auction after the race at Clancy's Cantina.

Learn more about the event here. You can register for the event here.

Brandy has set up a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date on her Dad's progress.

I have a bunch of runner friends out there......register now and help out Paul Winkler!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Around Town - Weekend Events

The Art & Wine Walk is Saturday on Flagler Avenue.

Farmer's Markets in NSB at Norwood's Seafood and Sam's Ave downtown.

The Halifax Oyster Festival is being held on Manatee Island in Daytona Beach on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

There is a Finance Camp for kids at the NSB Library on Saturday, April 27th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. No registration is required just go by the library and join in. 

The weather should be great for the beach....

Take your dog to the Daytona Cubs game tonight! More information here.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Art & Wine Walk

The April Art & Wine Walk is this Saturday on Flagler Ave. The Art part starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Wine starts at 1:00 p.m. Take a walk in our gorgeous weather, buy gifts and check out art from our local vendors and taste 20 different wines.

This is also a good chance to drop in the Om Bar and check out their renovations! Grab a sandwich at Manzano's and pick up some fair trade jewelry at Gifts with Humanity!

Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Career Expo - Diversified Career Tech Program

The NSBHS Diversified Career Technology Program will host the 2nd Annual Path to Success Career Expo on May 9th from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Employers, military reps, colleges and technical schools will be there to give information and advice to students. This is open to junior and seniors and will help those students figure out what the next step is after high school. If you would are a company that would like to join the expo please call Tara Shea at 386-424-2555 x 38549. Check out a partial list of those attending here. You can get more information on this event on their website.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Turtle Day

The Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, will be holding their 11th annual Turtle Day on April 27, 2013. This free event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visitors will be allowed in to see the sea turtle rehabilitation center, the bird rehabilitation center, the sting ray touch pool, and all of the other exhibits
The Marine Science Center has many great programs and activities. A complete list is here. You can take a look at their calendar of events here

Local Summer Camps

Hard to believe we are a few weeks away from summer vacation. The 60 degree temperatures this weekend  and the deserted beach had me thinking it was January....

Volusia County has a bunch of summer camp offerings. Get the complete list here.

The City of New Smyrna Beach is holding their Summer Fun Camps at Babe James Center. The schedule is here. Information and registration form is here.

If you would like a complete list of summer camps from all over the county Volusia County Moms has a pretty complete list. You can find it here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Summer Concert Series

 The New Smyrna Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series will being June 6th. Concerts are held on Thursday nights in Riverside Park on Riverside Drive. If it rains it moves indoors to Brannon Center. The show starts at 6:30 pm. Get the complete schedule here.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sailing Camp

New Smyrna Beach Parks & Recreation is registering for their annual sailing course. It is open for students from 12-20 years of age. The course will include hands on training, terminology, sailing techniques, wind, currents, safety precautions and more. Class size is limited to 12 students per class. All students must bring their lunch, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, sneakers or boat shoes and swimwear.

Get complete information and registration form here.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ann Lee Miller

I am excited about this upcoming event! Author and former NSB resident Ann Lee (Fetterman) Miller is coming to town.

She will speak and sign books at the Library in New Smyrna Beach on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. and will be at the Farmer's Market downtown on Saturday, April 20th from 7:00 am - 12:30 pm.

In addition there will be a discussion of her first book Kicking Eternity at Crossroads Christian Church at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 21st. The church is located at 3838 SR 44 in NSB.

She will also be speaking to NSB High School Students during 6th period on Thursday.

Ms. Miller will also be presenting a Teen Fiction Writing Workshop at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Saturday, April 20, this event is from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m and will be $20, and each teen will receive a free e-copy of one of Ms. Miller’s novels. Register by calling Atlantic Center for the Arts at 386-423-1753 ext. 11.

I am excited to actually meet her, I have read (and enjoyed) all of her books that are set right here in New Smyrna Beach. I have chatted back and forth with her in recent weeks and she is warm and engaging. 

You can get more information on Ann Lee Miller and her books right here


Friday, April 12, 2013

Around Town - Weekend Events

Hopefully it won't be a weekend washout, but we do need the rain!

A few things going on...the Canal Street Cruise is Saturday from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on Canal Street. The East Coast Cruisers will be out there with their classic cars. This is a great family event!

The Edgewater United Methodist Church is holding their annual chicken barbecue and car shoe this Saturday starting at 9:00 am. The church is located at 211 N. Ridgewood Ave in Edgewater. The cost is $8.00 per person and they stop serving food at 2:00 pm.

The Smyrna Yacht Club is holding the annual Lipton Cup regatta this weekend. More information here.

Sacred Heart is holding their "Fly Like an Eagle" 5k on Saturday at Riverside Park. The Race starts at 8am. Register or get more information at

Farmer's Market's in Edgewater at Hawk's Park, Norwood's on beachside and Sam's Ave in NSB.

What else is happening?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Line Dancing Classes

New Smyrna Beach Parks & Rec offers Line Dancing Classes at the following locations and times:

New Smyrna Beach Women's Club - Mondays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Smyrna Beach Women's Club - Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Coronado Civic Center - Fridays from 9:00 am - 11:30 am

You can jump in on these classes anytime, they are ongoing!

The cost is $4.00 for city residents and $5.00 for non-residents. Call 386-402-7382 for more information.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Smyrna Pizza

I visited New Smyrna Pizza tonight. They are the newest addition to pizza in NSB. I have my favorite pizza...Mikeys and Panheads. Add New Smyrna Pizza to the list, it is the real thin crust NY pizza. My favorite....I dropped in and chatted with Steve, the owner. Very nice guy, he has been in NSB for about 5 years and is quite obviously from NY. He is super nice, the guys working there are were also very nice and chatted with me as they made pizza, went out on deliveries and so on.

I ordered a cheese pizza and a white pizza. Two of my kids favorites... I hung out and chatted with Steve while they made the pizza, flipped the dough and all that. Both pizzas were excellent! There were some pizzas available by the slice with fresh veggies and other toppings on the counter. They all looked awesome!

New Smyrna Pizza is in the little strip mall by Beachside Tavern, between the Wine Warehouse and the Hair and Nail Salon. They have some tables so you can eat in or they deliver in NSB and they have take out.

Their address is 634 E. 3rd Ave and you can call and order at 386-424-1006. They are open until 10 Monday thru Thursday and til they stop getting orders on the weekends. You can also download the app on iPhone and Android and check out the menu, order online and leave a review.

They have a Facebook Page and Steve is planning on setting up a website. I am planning on a return visit this week to try a sub and a salad. My teenagers loved the pizza and are looking forward to trying some other "stuff" this week.

This is one local business that will be easy to support..worth a try for sure!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Men's Garden Club Plant Sale

Did you know there is a Men's Garden Club of Volusia County? I was not aware of them until this morning. The good news is they are having their annual plant sale this weekend. It will be held Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon. It will be in front of the New Smyrna History Museum at 120 Sam's Ave downtown NSB. 

There will be hundreds of plants available, many of which were grown by the Garden Club members. They sell them at excellent out the door prices. This is the Garden Club's major fundraiser for the year, it allows them to engage in community beautification projects and other outreach projects including providing support to the Cuda's FFA program. (I love groups who support our schools)

They hold monthly meetings at the New Smyrna Library, these meetings feature an informative guest speaker and are open to everyone! If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Men's Garden Club check out their Meetup Page.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Food Festival

 The 4th Annual Food Festival is Thursday, April 18th from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm along Flagler Avenue. Local restaurants will offer samples of their various specialties and there will be entertainment and shopping. If there is food involved I am there! I went to this one the last couple of years and it is a good one. It is an nice way to get out and walk and check out our local restaurants.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Amazing YOU Day Spa Grand Opening


The Amazing YOU Day Spa is offering some AMAZING specials to celebrate their Grand Opening in Ormond Beach. This is a great opportunity to grab a friend, your mom, or your daughter and have fantastic relaxing spa experience.

The Grand Opening Special of a manicure, pedicure, massage, and facial all for just $100. The Spring Queen and Me special features the Queen having a facial and massage, while the Princess enjoys a manicure and pedicure, all for just $70. These are terrific specials at this upscale spa. Treat yourself to a much deserved treat or take someone special with you to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and get pampered. You will look and feel great and be glad you took some time for yourself!

For more information about the Amazing YOU Day Spa visit their website. You can also check out their Facebook page, this is a great way to keep up with their specials. To make an appointment for one of the grand opening specials call the spa at 386-236-9928.

Amazing YOU Day Spa is located at 400 South Atlantic Ave-Suite 382 in Ormond Beach.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Party For The Planet

There have been quite a few fun and interesting events going on in Edgewater lately. Here is another one....There will be a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day! This is a free, family friendly event and will be held at Hawk's Park on Saturday, April 20th.

Wild About Birds will be there with their Birds of Prey, Canaveral National Seashore, Marine Discovery Center, the Audubon Society and Master Gardeners from the University of Florida will all be there with exhibits and will be happy to answer all your questions. Home Depot will be there with activities and projects for the kids, there will be entertainment with DJ Tom and Smyrna Brass.

There is a ton of fun activities planned around the Earth Day theme, check their Facebook page for more information.

C's Waffles

My dear friend Kathy Grissom from NSB Happenings and the Team Logan Bake Sale invited me to lunch today. We headed over to C's Waffles, they are relatively new and are located in the corner of the Dollar General Plaza right next to the awesome Coco's Doggy Day Care.

They have a very large breakfast menu as well as an array of sandwiches, salads and appetizers. All very reasonably priced. The table next to us was eating waffles and they looked terrific. I had a deluxe cheeseburger that had 2 kinds of cheese, bacon and mushrooms. It was delicious, it came with a one side and I chose green beans. They were also quite tasty. I understand they have the best eggs benedict ever!

The service was great and the owner stopped to chat with us, even before he knew we might write about him!

C's is a great addition to the south end of the beach and well worth a visit. They are open daily 6:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Support this wonderful local business!


Balloon & Skyfest

The Balloon & Skyfest is this weekend at the NSB Airport. The complete schedule can be found here. Along with the planes, balloons and helicopters there will be food, entertainment and plenty of things to see and do for the entire family. Check out their Facebook Page for more information.