King of the Grill

SATURDAY from 12 – 6 PM Admission: $5 Entry – Children Under 10 Free, Active Retired Military Free – $15 Amateur Grilling Card (includes Entry) Riverfront Park – Rockefeller Gardens at the Casements, 25 Riverside Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Join the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce’s popular King of the Grill Cook Off event along the shore of the Halifax River! This event consists of … Continue reading King of the Grill

W.I.N.E. September Networking Event

Women Into Networking Every day…W.I.N.E. On Monday, September 23, 2019, the ECC Ladies held an exclusive networking event for women at Half Wall Brewery in New Smyrna Beach. Admission to the event included: Complimentary appetizers from the chefs at Half Wall Drink Specials  A chance to Win Fabulous Prizes  Opportunity to Network with other Professional Women in the Area  Music by DJ Jukebox Bully 5 … Continue reading W.I.N.E. September Networking Event

Right Coast Wahine: Back to School

Summer has finally come to an end and a new adventure has begun. Yes, school’s back in session! I’m finally a freshman (what, what!) and that means no more Florida Virtual School online, I’m back to public school!  I’ve only been in school for a month and it’s so much different from homeschooling. For one, public school isn’t as much typing and computer activities as … Continue reading Right Coast Wahine: Back to School

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Adventures of a Modern Pirate: September 2019

“When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein, explaining his Theory of Relativity. And those were my feelings halfway through the summer of 1985 with my uncle and friends. Like courting the nice girl, everything felt like seconds you couldn’t contain. But … Continue reading Adventures of a Modern Pirate: September 2019

September Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  POWERED BY: Off the Hook and Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings Summer has been a hot one here in Volusia County – not to mention the fishing has been extremely hot! The red snapper bite was on fire along with many other offshore catches in the past month. As for the backwaters of Bethune Beach, the bite has been over-the-top … Continue reading September Fishing Guide

September: Prostate Awareness Month

Generally, men don’t like to talk about prostate exams. We like to pretend it doesn’t happen or we make a quip about the slapping sound of a rubber glove and leave the rest up to the imagination. Even though we shift in our seats over the mere thought of it,it doesn’t take away from the importance of getting routinely examined.  September Reminds the Public to … Continue reading September: Prostate Awareness Month

Good Houseguests Gone Bad

When you live in a vacation state like Florida, you have to be prepared for houseguests. My husband and I have hosted hundreds of friends and family for their vacations. Our most recent houseguest just left a few days ago.  It all begins when they arrive. Hugs are exchanged and then you say, “Just make yourself at home.” You may come to regret that statement … Continue reading Good Houseguests Gone Bad

Resiliency is Key to Florida’s Water Crisis

Featured photo by Max Bressan Florida’s coastal communities are experiencing an ecological water crisis. Locals who live along the coastlines know paradise is in trouble. Among the threats: toxic blue algae and red tide, aging septic systems threaten vulnerable inland waterways; polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee, offshore drilling and unchecked development and repeated lack of government funding. Florida stands at a historic environmental crossroads.  Impacts … Continue reading Resiliency is Key to Florida’s Water Crisis

Volusia Crime Center Welcomes New Teammates

The Volusia County Crime Center – which, until August 5, was staffed only by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office personnel – is welcoming additional staff from the Daytona Beach Police Department. The partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and Daytona Beach PD is part of a larger strategy of increased collaboration and information-sharing between all the law enforcement agencies working to keep Volusia’s communities safe. “The more … Continue reading Volusia Crime Center Welcomes New Teammates

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Pay to Play

If you are going to do things that punish your body, such as heavy exertion, smoking, drinking alcohol, sleep deprivation or if you live a stressful lifestyle, then give your body equal or greater rewards to counteract the ill effects.  Balance in your Lifestyle and its Effect on Health I like to drink alcohol occasionally, so I make it a habit of drinking at least … Continue reading Pay to Play