Monday, October 27, 2014

Lion's Club BBQ

The delicious Lion's Club BBQ is this Saturday! Get 1/2 Chicken, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Rolls and Special Sauce for just $9.00. Eat In or Take Out The Lion's Club is located at 2340 Sunset Dr. Behind the Airport & Football Stadium. It all starts at 12:00 noon and runs until 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Elections

I was sitting here reading the News Journal this morning and stumbled upon the Election 2014 section. You will be shocked to hear I have an opinion on our local elections, you will be even more shocked to hear that I am going to share it.

Volusia School Board-District 3:

There is no gray area in this race. The ONLY candidate that should be considered is Linda Cuthbert. Linda is a retired school teacher, she knows the struggle that teachers, administrators, parents and yes, the students face. Her opponent is an attorney, his kids go to private school and he has run unsuccessfully for a couple of other offices. I do not believe his priority is our children but in fact is about getting elected, to something.

This position is supposed to be about our kids and their education. I believe after talking to Linda and her supporters that she will make that a priority. That is her only agenda. She is not a politician and has conducted herself during this campaign with class, and she will make this her full time position. She is not the best choice, she is the only choice. 

Read News Journal Q&A here

New Smyrna Beach City Commission Zone 2:

Without a doubt Jake Sachs. Jake is a retired firefighter. He has the endorsement of our city's fire and police department (they all need to vote). Jake has absolutely no agenda other than keeping our city a great place to live. He has worked tirelessly to improve our environment with the Marine Discovery Center and Surfriders and is a fan of smart growth and infrastructure improvements, which we need desperately. He is well aware and ready to jump into the problems with our Sports Complex, he has spent quite a bit of time understanding what the actual problems are. ( I know this as I bent his ear about it).

I do not know his opponent, I do know that when I read the quotes in the News Journal this morning I noticed something that bothered me. He is suddenly all in favor of MDC, re-planting of sea grasses and the adoption of fertilizer ordinances. These are issues that Jake has been very vocal about(and has spoken about to the County Council) and I find it interesting that Steve is talking about them.

I like Jake for this one, he is not a politician, he is a citizen who believes in our city, he will also make this his full-time position and will get out there and talk to people and get things done.

Read the News Journal Q&A here.

Mayor of New Smyrna Beach:

I think both of these candidates are really nice guys and I don't think either one of them is a bad choice. I do think that Jim Hathaway will make a great mayor. He is dead on when he says the city needs direction. The future of this city is our kids and he is spot on when he says the priority needs to be the Sports Complex and our flooding situation and not the Brannon Center. He also has clear opinions on the CRA money and I agree with giving low interest loans and using the CRA money for what it is intended.

Jim has served our city well for many years and I think if he is elected he will continue to do so in the best interest of our residents, the environment and the economy.

Read news journal Q&A here. 

These are my opinions only, the most important thing is to get out and vote. Please don't think your vote does not matter. If enough people think that way it can change the course of the election. Vote. Early voting is going on now at the NSB Public Library. Election Day is November 4th.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hanger Hootenanny

Hangar Hootenanny November 8 to benefit NSB Police Athletic League

Sounds of contemporary country music and southern rock will fill a hangar at the New Smyrna Beach Airport next month.  The New Smyrna Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) will host Hangar Hootenanny 2014 – a country-themed fundraiser – from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, November 8, in an American Aero Services hangar at the intersection of Airway Circle and United Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

The popular band, Saloonatix, will return to play at the 2nd annual event.  The event includes dancing, electronic bull rides, a silent and live auction, barbecue and drinks. Tickets are $50 each or two for $75 and are available at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department, 246 Industrial Park Drive, and online at

The event is presented by Sharon M. Adams and Daytona Toyota. Event proceeds will benefit New Smyrna Beach PAL youth programs. New Smyrna Beach PAL is a 501(c)3 organization that involves youth in athletic, after-school, mentoring, self-esteem building and leadership programs. Youth from Oak Hill, Samsula, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach participate in programs. Students range in age from 7-17.

For more information, please call (386) 424-2220.

Trunk Show

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships. grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

The local chapter is Chapter EK and they are holding their annual fundraiser to raise money for scholarships and other awards. Their Trunk Show will be held on November 1st at Brannon Center. It will be held from 10-4 and admission is free.

If you are interested in applying for one of their scholarships click here for information.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Curbside Delivery

I have been wanting to try Curbside Delivery and today my always starving 17 year old came home today from the high school today for his OJT program ( I refer to it as work release) and proclaimed our house a "food free zone" and demanded to know what I was going to do about it.

The answer was Curbside Delivery. I jumped on their website and ordered some wings, fries and onion rings from Scruffy Joe's and problem solved. You can pick from a variety of restaurants to order from and I understand they continue to add choices.

So how did it turn out you ask? Fabulous!! Their website is very easy to navigate, I had the order complete in a couple of minutes. They had a question about my order and called to ask, the estimated time of delivery was 1:52 pm. The very nice lady who brought the food to my door arrived at 1:52. Seriously, exactly 1:52. The really cool thing was I was sitting at my computer working while I waited and I got email updates, when the driver arrived at the restaurant and when she was on her way. There was no mystery about when the food would arrive. It is quite impressive.

The food was hot, fresh and the now three teenage boys standing in my kitchen were fed without incident. Yes, I recommend Curbside Delivery, I will use it again in the future for sure. You can check out their website here. Check out their Facebook page here.

On a side note, I strongly believe in supporting local business and our community. This business also happens to be a huge community supporter and recently made a large donation to the high school baseball program. So good service, reasonable prices and community supporter. Excellent!