Thursday, October 31, 2013

Founders Day Festival

This Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd is the Founders Day Festival at the Museum of History. It is from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The fun includes a parade of the descendants of the Turnbull Colony, a Civil War re-enactment. music, food, arts and craft demonstrations, and prize drawings. The NSB Police Department will be there with safety and fingerprinting as well. Good time, family fun! Donations are suggested. 

The Museum of History is located at 120 Sams Ave in NSB - call for more information 386-478-0052

Monday, October 28, 2013

First Friday's Market Resumes

The first, First Friday's Market of the season is this Friday! It is held in Edgewater at Hawk's Park from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. There are all kinds of vendors...produce, plants, jewelry, art and crafts. There is gourmet sauces, foods, Thirty-One, skin and body products. This is a great way to get a start on your Christmas and holiday shopping in a fun atmosphere all while supporting your local business!

Friday, October 25, 2013

MDC Haunted House

This looks super fun! I love Marine Discovery Center! Take a walk through the Haunted House then Trick or Treat in the adjoining neighborhood Venezia. They put on a super Halloween for the kids. That is where my kids always went(before they got too big and cool to trick or treat). Or reverse it and Trick or Treat first and then check out the Haunted House!

Fall Festival

Monday, October 21, 2013

Any Mermaids Out There?

Get your mermaids ready for the big Under the Sea Mermaid Costume Contest at Solcat. It is this Saturday, October 26th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. The contest will have four divisions. 

Best youth costume
Best individual costume
Best homemade costume
Best Mermaid tail

Judging starts at 4:30, they have a ton of awesome prizes to give away! Solcat is located in the Shoppes of Seaside Station at 504 Flagler Ave. 

If you go send me pictures!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Florida Harmonica Championships


The Beachside Tavern will be the scene of the Florida Harmonica Championships on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Registration starts at 12 noon. The Beachside Tavern is at 690 E Third Ave.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chili Festival & Craft Beer Tasting

This Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm head over to Flagler Ave for the Chili Festival! You can sample more than 20 local restaurants chili selections and vote for your favorite!

What is chili without beer, hit the beer tasting which will feature over 40 craft beers from around the country, the beer tasting is $10.00 for 20 tickets and you can purchase a chili wristband for $10.00.

There will be entertainment and drink specials for the non beer drinking crowd!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Goodbye Tara

Some news many of us have been expecting and so dreading came today. Our friend Tara passed away after an almost 5 year battle with cancer. A battle her friends all fought with her from near and far thanks to the power of email and Facebook. We kept up with her victories and sorrows through it all. She shared with us without reservation, never losing her sense of humor or her determination. No matter what her situation, she always had time for a kind word or a bit of encouragement to a friend on a bad day.

I met Tara in high school, she was the cousin of one of my best friends. Over the years we became close friends, throughout my 20's and into my 30's she was always my voice of reason. She kept me grounded and tried to keep me from being stupid. She succeeded about half the time....but oh she tried....and how we laughed.

So many people have been rooting for Tara, she never gave up looking for a remedy, a cure, or a miracle. Last year we were all lucky enough to share in her joy as she married the love of her life, no one deserved to be truly happy more than she did and she was so happy.

Dear sweet Tara, your spirit, grace and courage are an inspiration. Heaven has another angel, we are lucky to have known you and even luckier that you are now watching over us.

Godspeed my friend.

The Beat Goes On!

Join the NSB High School Barracuda Band on Sunday, October 20, 2013 for the 5th Annual Mark Dresser and the Beat Goes On. This fun, family friendly event runs from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm at Hawk's Park in Edgewater. It is a major fundraiser for the High School Band and has music, food and all sorts of activities. Support our kids and the band and come out for a great time!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Free Movie Night-The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone is a local organization that provides programs and workshops that give special needs children in our community a hands-on opportunity to explore their creativity and imaginations. 

They are holding a free movie night at the Rotary Club in Edgewater on October 19th. It starts at 7:00 pm and the movie Iron Man will be shown. There will be refreshments available for purchase and all proceeds will go to future programs. 

For more info or volunteer opportunities please contact the Friendzone Coordinator at or call (386)416-9822.

The Rotary Club is located at 2347S. Ridgewood Rd in the Pelican Plaza.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


It is my favorite time of year! It is almost better than Christmas...and definitely better than my Birthday! It is Oysterfest at my favorite restaurant Off The Hook!

I love Oysters, raw oysters, fried oysters, steamed oysters, oysters rockefeller...all oysters! Off The Hook has them! All kinds, any way you want them. There will also be happy hour prices, contests and a bunch of giveaways.

All this awesomeness is going on October 17th through October 19th at their location in the Publix Plaza-beachside.

Because of my LOVE for oysters and my favorite restaurant I am going to spread the joy with a couple of giveaways! The first one starts today! GO to my Facebook Page and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to Off The Hook. I will draw with on Friday, October 11th.

Then stay tuned I will do another one next week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Country & Bluegrass Music Festival

This weekend (Oct 11-Oct 13) enjoy some country music and a bunch of bluegrass from Osteen to Flager, with a stop at Maloney's on Canal Street! Get the full schedule of performers and locations here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Edgewater Fall Festival

The Edgewater Fall Festival is being held on Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be a trunk or treat, in the YMCA Parking Lot, a Haunted Forest, costume contest,  games and other activities for the kids.

If you are a business and would like to open your trunk and provide some treats, contact Edgewater Leisure Services. 386-424-2485.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tresses Salon on Julia

Have you been to the new Tresses yet? Owner Carol Wemple has moved to 312 Julia Street and what a beautiful location it is. Tresses offers full service hair care for men, women and children of all ages. Her salon is tranquil, beautifully decorated and in a wonderful location in historic, downtown New Smyrna Beach. You can check out photos of the new location here. While you are there give her Facebook Page a "Like" and stay informed on the goings on, specials and more.

Yes, this is a slightly biased post. Carol is a dear friend of mine, does all my family's hair and is a wonderful person. If you are looking for great hair care in a fantastic atmosphere give Tresses~Salon on Julia a whirl!!

The Jam Spot

The Jam Spot is open on Canal Street!! This indoor play facility has over 2000 square feet of fun! Along with free play they offer classes in Yoga, Spanish and Teach Your Tot. They also offering tutoring for students of all ages. 

The Jam Spot has hourly play or monthly membership rates so you can take your kids anytime you want to. They offer birthday parties, play date packages with pizza and drinks. 

They are having a Halloween Costume Party on Thursday October 31 all day long (10am-5:30pm). Bring your child in dressed up in their costume and have a picture taken in front of their Halloween backdrop. 5X7 photos will be available for purchase. We will have treats to fill everyone's Halloween bags. All during Halloween week, they will be offering Halloween craft make-n-takes!  

I visited the owner and took a tour of The Jam Spot last week, it is bright, fun with enthusiastic, fun staff members. I wish there was a Jam Spot when my kids were little!

The Jam Spot is located at 426 Canal Street. Check out their website and Facebook Page for updates and information. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Trunk or Treat-Coronado Community United Methodist Church

Safe Trick or Treating in NSB! There will be a trunk or treat event held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 27th at the Coronado Community United Methodist Church. The church is located at 201 S. Peninsula Ave on the corner of Flagler.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Get Some Pumpkins

Saturday, October 5th starts the Pumpkin Patch season! Head over to Coronado United Methodist Church and get some pumpkins. They are staffed Sunday - Thursday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The Church is located at 201 S. Peninsula in NSB. 

The First United Methodist Church in Port Orange, also has a pumpkin patch starting Friday. They are open  Sunday through Friday from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm and Saturday's from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The church is  located at 305 Dunlawton Ave. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Blocktoberfest will take over the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 5th. the Gourmet Food Trucks will be there from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a huge variety of food to choose from. There will be a sidewalk sale from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm in conjunction with the monthly Gallery Walk. Free live music in Christmas Park and at various other locations along the street should be a good time!