Local Film Premieres at Reel Deal Film Festival

The inaugural Reel Deal Film Festival opens in New Smyrna Beach on September 30. “My Invisible Husband” Premieres September 30 and Kicks off Film Festival The festival has attracted submissions from over 40 countries and most of the United States. The Premiere Party kick off, A Taste of New Smyrna, will screen the world premiere of “My Invisible Husband,” directed by Brent Eite and produced … Continue reading Local Film Premieres at Reel Deal Film Festival

Life is like a Camera

Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, take another shot. I laugh all the time when my friends get caught in the rabbit hole of my social media pages. They always say, “Shy, why do you have so many pictures on your Facebook page?” I have so many in … Continue reading Life is like a Camera

Port Orange Family Days 2021

Port Orange Family Days opens today, Thursday September 23, 2021, at the Port Orange City Center. The popular annual event features a carnival, parades, vendors, food trucks, beer, One Daytona Kids Zone and more. There will be free admission, entertainment and parking. See the Daily Schedule of Events below: Carnival (open Thursday – Sunday) Presale tickets and passes available here. Kids Zone The Kids Zone … Continue reading Port Orange Family Days 2021

Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

Everyone is invited to explore one of Florida’s natural treasures with the Marine Discovery Center (MDC) by booking a spot on one of their guided ecotours. You can kayak the waters of New Smyrna Beach, or relax on their pontoon boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon. They also offer walking tours where you can learn about Florida’s local flora and fauna, as well as … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center EcoTours

EDGEfest Day on the River

Do you love the water? The city of Edgewater sure does – they treasure the gem that is the Intracoastal Waterway. The annual EDGEfest Day on the River event will include water fun and safety tips. There will be plenty of fun and educational opportunities for all ages. Bring your stand up paddle board, kayak or canoe for an excursion along the shoreline. Once again, … Continue reading EDGEfest Day on the River

Volusia Real Estate: Peak of the Sellers’ Market

Volusia county real estate remains HOT. In many instances across Volusia communities, a hot sellers’ market does indeed mean a faster sale and at or above asking price. The market remains hot as new listings continue to not keep up with the surge in demand. One of the suspected reasons affecting the low housing inventory is the group of homeowners who would move but are … Continue reading Volusia Real Estate: Peak of the Sellers’ Market

INSIDE LOOK: The Flagler Auditorium

The Flagler Auditorium Dennis Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts is Flagler County’s premier performing arts center for the community. Offering the latest technology and design, the auditorium educates, enlightens, enriches and exposes children and adults to the thrill of quality, live performances.  The magnificent 1,000-seat Flagler Auditorium represents an important milestone in the cultural life of Flagler County and for the east central and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: The Flagler Auditorium

Classroom Mini-Grants Available through FL Farm Bureau Federation

Calling all teachers! Florida Farm Bureau Classroom Mini-Grant Applications are now available. Florida Farm Bureau provides an array of resources to help educators and consumers learn more about agriculture. Their membership programs provide opportunities for farm families to support agriculture in our state. Teachers can Apply for $250 Classroom Mini Grant From helping teachers to growing tomorrow’s leaders to helping the rural and urban communities … Continue reading Classroom Mini-Grants Available through FL Farm Bureau Federation

Top 5 Weekly Specials Around Town

With no shortage of delicious restaurants in Volusia County offering an array of dishes and drinks, it can be hard to decide where to head out for the night. These top five spots keep the locals coming back week after week for their amazing specials!  Ask a Local: Best Weekly Specials Offered in Volusia County Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by … Continue reading Top 5 Weekly Specials Around Town

Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center

Due to recent COVID-19 guidance from the County of Volusia the Lyonia Environmental Center has suspended all in-person programs until further notice. All exhibits remain open to the public. Visitors are welcome to explore the Center through self-guided tours. All virtual options remain available. The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) offers insights into Volusia County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs. It’s part of … Continue reading Virtual and In-Person Outdoor Events with the Lyonia Environmental Center