Friday, February 28, 2014

Around Town~Weekend Events

It is the weekend! Supposed to be wonderful weather, that will be a nice change!

Farmer's Markets at Norwood's and Sams Ave in NSB in Saturday morning.

The Downtown Music Festival is Saturday on Canal Street.

The 3rd Annual Waterwise Garden Fair is being held on Saturday in the Utilities Commission Parking Lot at 200 Canal Street. Learn how to conserve water, have a look at plants, shrubs and win a beautiful rain barrel painted by local merchants. It starts at 10:00 am.

The 1st Saturday Art Stroll is also going on on Canal Street. Art, live music and lots of fun at this monthly event.

The NSB Skate Park holds a free skateboarding lesson every Saturday from 9:00 am - 10 am. They are at 245 Industrial Park Drive, check out their Facebook Page

What else is happening?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Men's Day Celebration

The Allen Chapel AME Church located at 344 Sheldon holding their Men's Day Celebration this weekend! The festivities start on Friday with a Men's Day Soul Food Dinner - it starts at 11:00 am and goes all day. Join in the singing celebration on Saturday, March 1st starting at 5:00 pm. The local choirs from Oak Hill, Bethel Baptist, Temple of Praise, Macedonia Baptist Church of Melbourne and the Coronado Community United Methodist Church will all be featured. On Sunday at 4:00 pm the Men's Day Celebration with close out at the church. Everyone is welcome!

Garden Club Rummage Sale

When you are out at the Lion's Club at their Rummage Sale, stop by the Garden Club! They are also holding their annual sale this weekend. Both of these sales are indoor/outdoor with tons of stuff! The Garden Club is on Turnbull right in front of the Sports Complex.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good Things To Come

Thank you to all my faithful readers who have stuck with me these 7 years I have been writing this blog! I so appreciate you all. I look forward to your comments, questions and emails. I do feel I have been neglecting you these past few months and that is all about to change!

After working at home for 8 years, I thought it was time to take a job outside the home and get out of my jammies. My kids are in high school and sort of self sufficient (HA), so I took what I thought was a good opportunity and got dressed and went to work.

So...what house fell apart, my kids were cranky, we ate cereal or ate out for dinner and we won't talk about the laundry. In hindsight, I should have stayed home, it would have saved me money and aggravation!

So having had a reality check, working from home is absolutely the best option for me and thankfully I have the ability to do it.

So what does this mean for you? I am working on a revamp of both my blogs, this one and NSB Jobs. They will be easier to navigate, provide more interactive information and be lots prettier, with tons of local photography! The jobs blog will allow you to search for jobs, post resumes, ask questions and get tips and information. 

Keep reading and watch as we change over the next few weeks....

Rummage Sale

The New Smyrna Beach Lion's Club is holding their annual Rummage Sale this weekend. It starts Friday at 8:00 am and is all day Saturday as well. They always have a ton of great stuff at super low prices. The Lion's Club is located at 2340 Sunset Drive - it is right across from the Football Field at the Sport's Complex in NSB.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mardi Gras Ball

The 1st Annual Mardi Gras Ball is this week! February 27th, from 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 Midnight. It is being held at the Women's Club in New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $60.00.

The Women's Club is located at 403 Magnolia Street.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Art Fiesta

The weatherman says it will be a gorgeous weekend! The 52nd annual Art Fiesta is happening this weekend in the Canal Street District. Over 250 artists will be in attendance. Arts, crafts, food and entertainment!

Here is a schedule of entertainment:

Photo: Here's a look at the live entertainment schedule next weekend at the 52nd annual Art Fiesta Feb. 15-16 in the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP! For a complete list of upcoming events, visit .

Check their Facebook Page for updates and information.

Car Show

Friday, February 7, 2014

Save the Manatee Information

Here is some information from Patrick Rose of Save the Manatee Club. Very important information....

Space Florida, the state's aerospace development organization, is currently seeking permits to develop 200 acres of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to make way for a new rocket launch pad and facility, even though existing launch pad sites have already been made available for commercial use 17 miles away at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. 

There are more endangered species on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge than on any other refuge in the continental United States! The impacts of constructing a brand new launch pad site would go well beyond the 200-acre facility and would put manatees and many other of these endangered species at further risk. Habitat would be eliminated or degraded and these animals' lives would be threatened by cars, boats, roadway construction, and pollution. Moreover, the possibility of a launch failure holds catastrophic consequences.

On February 11th and 12th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding public meetings to hear your thoughts on Space Florida's proposal. Please join us and speak in support of keeping Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge a safe haven for manatees and other endangered species.

Here are the details for the two FAA Public Scoping Meetings:

February 11, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
New Smyrna Beach High School Gymnasium
1015 10th Street
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

February 12, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Florida State College, Titusville Campus
John Henry Jones Gymnatorium
1311 North U.S. 1
Titusville, Florida 32796

Thank you for your efforts to protect manatees and other endangered species.

Patrick M. Rose
Patrick Rose
Aquatic Biologist, Executive Director
Save the Manatee Club

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Simple & Fresh Cooking School

Second Annual Beach Weekend Cooking Event is coming up at Simple & Fresh Cooking School. This fun and educational weekend is a great experience you just can’t miss. They guide you through actually being the Chef! They will teach you some delicious Italian traditions and recipes starting with Friday night Antipasto and wine tasting to Sundays Old world Italian Dinner. You can sign up on line or call for more details.

Their website is here and their Facebook page is here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bert Fish Love Your Heart Walk

The Bert Fish Love Your Heart Walk is this Saturday, February 8th. It is not too late to sign up. Full details can be found here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Bert Fish Book Fair

Bert Fish Hospital is hosting a Book Fair tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from
 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It will be held in the Schildecker Outpatient Lobby at 401 Palmetto St.