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

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

Visit Central FL Museums for Free on Museum Day

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people. Click here to register to get tickets. The following nearby museums are participating: Daytona Beach: Museum … Continue reading Visit Central FL Museums for Free on Museum Day

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

2019 Art Educators from Volusia Exhibit at ArtHaus

ArtHaus proudly presents the annual 2019 Art Educators from Volusia County Exhibit which will be on display from September 20 through November 8, 2019. These masterful artworks are created in a variety of media by current and retired art teachers in Volusia County in their pursuit of celebrating the creative spirit and the power of artistic self expression.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend the … Continue reading 2019 Art Educators from Volusia Exhibit at ArtHaus

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

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NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, is introducing a new storytime program called Twinkle Tales for children ages 2-7.  A librarian will share bedtime stories and fairy tales while accompanied by gentle music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal and blanket. Reservations are not required. For … Continue reading NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

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