Monday, April 28, 2014

Update on Aqua Park - Open House

Great news from Aqua Park in Edgewater! They have been able to repaint and refurbish the pool. They have repaired the heaters for both pools! All this with community help! Paint was donated at cost, local businesses subsidized the repairs and the City helped with the water. Their classes continue to be popular and with a number of new volunteers they are now open from 4:30 - 7:30 pm on weekdays and 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday!

They are holding an Open House this Saturday:

Aqua Park Open House

To celebrate the re-opening of the outdoor pool there will be an Open House at Aqua Park, 600 Eaton Rd, Edgewater on Saturday 3rd May from 12.00-4.00 pm.

Everybody is invited to come and swim in the pool which has been refurbished by local volunteers on behalf of the High School Swim Team. 

In addition to use of the pool there will be FREE hot dogs and soda so please come and support Aqua Park - Home of the CUDAS!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hotcakes for the Band & Chorus

The New Smyrna Beach Middle School Music Boosters are holding an event on May 4th to benefit the Band and Chorus. It is an "All You Can Eat Hotcakes" fundraiser at all three local McDonald's. It is from 8:00 am - 10:00 am, and is only $4.00. Tickets can be bought at any of the three McDonald's restaurants on the day of the event, the kids will be out there selling them! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards buying new music software and new uniforms.

Support the NSB Middle School Stingray Band & Chorus!

You can also purchase tickets in advance by emailing or click here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Help Us Name the Dog

This is our newest addition....she was adopted this week from Orange County Animal Services. Why did we go to Orlando to adopt? (I took some heat over that one.) We have been looking for the perfect pup to join our Boss for quite some time. That is Boss below.....he came from Second Chance Rescue in Bunnell.

This little girl was 3 or 4 days away from being euthanized and there had been no interest in adopting her. She is a sweet, loving dog and I am happy to report she and the Boss man have hit it off.

She came with the name Leysa (she does not know it, she was a stray), my daughter wanted to name her Kaley, my son Coco. I like, my wonderful readers, help us name the dog and win a prize package including a couple of gift cards to local restaurants! Go to my Facebook Page and leave a comment with whatever name pops in your mind.....My kids will pick the name they like and that is the winner! If none of them work I will draw randomly for a winner!

Have a great weekend! When looking for a pet please adopt a shelter pet....what shelter doesn't matter, you are saving a life!


Monday, April 21, 2014

National Women Build Week is May 5 -13

National Women Build Week is May 5-13             
  Location: 3039 Traveler’s Palm Dr., Edgewater

Date: Wednesday, May 7th
8:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
No Experience Necessary! RSVP/ More information:  Coralie Gilson: 386-689-2939;

Women volunteers will raise their hammers, nail guns and paintbrushes at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 5-13.

Now in its sixth year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help create simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Over 31,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in the previous five events.

This year, we will help prepare a house for a local family in Edgewater, and promote recruitment of volunteer women from age 18 up to help support Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing. We will have a second women’s day later in the year, where we will assist in construction of a new home.

To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2000 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity has served more than 100 families, building 98 homes and rehabilitating others through “Brush with Kindness” and other home repair programs. Women have routinely contributed their time and talents to the work in our community and this year we are continuing this work by celebrating Mother’s day through a day of woman’s fellowship, working together to help provide a decent home and safe environment for a local family.

National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day because of its significance to Habitat homeowners and volunteers. Families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children - one in six - live in poverty housing in the United States alone.

Ladies, please join us in our efforts. Put on your oldest clothes and sneakers, pick up your brushes and rollers, grab a pot of paint, and join your sisters in celebrating the Power of Women, giving back to families in need in our own community.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Marine Discovery Center

Marine Discovery Center is in need of Volunteers. They need help at the Welcome Desk - Email Nicole for more information.

They also need volunteers to work the booth and oversee the Oyster Recycling at the Halifax Oyster Festival on April 26th and 27th. Email Traci for information on that!

They are also holding a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, May 7th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. No reservations needed, just show up and check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Southeast Volusia Relay for Life

The Southeast Volusia Relay for Life is April 25th. It begins at 5:00 pm in Riverside Park. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment and all proceeds benefit cancer research, education and programs.

There are 38 local teams who have to date raised over 57,000 dollars. Find your favorite here and support them now.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Camps

Hard to believe the school year is winding down! Here are some summer camps in New Smyrna Beach and Sports Camps are at the bottom...

Atlantic Center for the Arts is holding their annual Summer Camp for kids ages 6-12. They are Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. More information here.

Marine Discovery Center will offer their annual Summer Camps this year, my kids LOVED these growing up. Information is here

Wonderland Theatre is also holding camps again this summer. They are not on the site yet but I am told will be soon. Here is their site.

Jimmy Lane Surf Camps will be held this summer - here is his site.

Gnarley Charley will also hold summer surf camps here is his site.

NSB Sail Camp is registering now. Here is the information.

Here is a list of camps offered by Volusia County. They do offer scholarships.

If you are looking for sports camps, UCF, Embry Riddle, and Daytona State all offer camps. Click the school for details.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Around Town Weekend Events

It will be a gorgeous weekend in NSB!

The Lipton Cup Regatta will be taking place off of Flagler Ave in NSB. Details here

The East Coast Cruisers will be on Canal Street on Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm.

The Daytona Seafood Fest is Saturday. Details on their Facebook page

Farmer's Markets are held at Norwood's Seafood and Sams Ave in NSB.

Tonight is Music Night at the Hub on Canal Street. $3.00 charge for non members. The gallery will be open.

Kiss The Bride continues at The Little Theatre in NSB

BELONG's Benefit for the Police Athletic League is this weekend. Details here

Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pub 44 Easter Event

Pub 44 is hosting a family friendly Easter Event on April 20th. It is from 12noon until 6pm and is free for all! There will be an Egg Hunt, Bounce Houses, a petting zoo, games, live music, a fire truck from NSB Fire Department and kids eat free with adult purchase!

Pub 44 is located at 1889 State Road 44.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual New Smyrna Beach Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday April 19th. It starts at 12:00 Noon at Old Fort Park, located at 210 Sams Ave. This is a free event and will have four different age groups. 2 & 3 years, 4 & 5, 6-9 and 10-12. Children need to bring a basket to collect the eggs. There will be activities for the kids, free hot dogs and drinks.

This is hosted by the City of NSB, Canal Street Special Events, and the NSB Masons Lodge 149. Call the Parks & Rec Department for more information 386-424-2175.