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Adventures of a Modern Pirate: March 2019

With plenty of daylight left, my uncle suggested the Hope Town lighthouse next. Tom gave an approving nod of the head as Evelyn clapped her approval. And just like that, it was decided. We were going to Hope Town. Another lighthouse? I thought. It seemed like a nice idea, so I gaily went along, as I was a captive participant in an otherwise happy pirate … Continue reading Adventures of a Modern Pirate: March 2019

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Nature’s Defense

There is a great debate on whether to immunize children by vaccination, but what many people don’t know is babies are already immunized by the mother at birth. The fetus spends its first nine months developing in a sterile womb free from bacteria, but as the child passes through the mother’s cervix and birth canal, a healthy dose of beneficial (good) bacteria is passed to … Continue reading Nature’s Defense

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Turtle Tots

Educational Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. The program is included with general admission or annual membership. Admission:Seniors – $4Adults (13 and over) – $5Youth (3 – 12) – $2Youth 2 and under – free All applicable sales tax is included in … Continue reading Turtle Tots

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Five Spots for the Best Ribs

There’s nothing better than a juicy slab of fall-off-the-bone ribs. Here are the top 5 spots in Volusia County offering tender ribs to get stuck on! The Best Places to Find Ribs Around Daytona Beach 1. FINGER LICKIN’ BBQ & WINGS – NSB Located in New Smyrna Beach, Finger Lickin’ BBQ and Wings serves up home-cooked meals in a humble atmosphere. Forget all the fancy … Continue reading Five Spots for the Best Ribs

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City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening

The City Of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening Is Scheduled For Saturday, March 30, 2019  Officials will host a grand opening for the City of Holly Hill’s Fitness Court on March 30, 2019 from 11 AM until 1 PM, with the ribbon cutting being held at 11:30 AM. The Fitness Court is located at the historic Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Dr. in Holly Hill. … Continue reading City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening

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The Amp Kicks off 2019 Concert Season

The Amp Kicks off 2019 Concert Season with Sold Out Alabama Show On the heels of a new brand identity announcement, The Amp (formerly St. Augustine Amphitheatre), kicked off the concert season with a sold out Alabama concert, a partnership with Intuition Ale Works, a new food truck area and 700 more seats. This marks the country music legend’s third appearance at The Amp. New … Continue reading The Amp Kicks off 2019 Concert Season

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NSB Mayor Plans for the Future

Newly Elected Mayor Shares Vision for New Smyrna Beach On January, 31, 2019, the mayor of the city of New Smyrna Beach, Russ Owen, presented his vision for the city’s future to the New Smyrna Beach Board of REALTORS (NSBBOR). He outlined strategic goals for stabilizing the system in place to balance the city’s future. Owen stated he has, “two options for governing: change or … Continue reading NSB Mayor Plans for the Future

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Motorcycle Safety Update

Bike Week Motorcycle Safety As Bike Week continues in Volusia County, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement operations to reduce crashes, speeding, careless driving and red light violations. Extra deputies are working overtime with funding from a yearlong FDOT Motorcycle Safety High Visibility Awareness Grant, which launched last fall and continues through the next several months. They’ve placed copies … Continue reading Motorcycle Safety Update

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Summer Camp Scholarships Available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children through Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division. Families with children who are entering grades 1-6 and are between the ages of 5 and 12 may apply for scholarships. Students up to 17 years old who will be attending approved special needs camps are also are eligible. Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will be awarded according to … Continue reading Summer Camp Scholarships Available