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Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

Geocaching 101 I will never forget the first time I discovered geocaching. I was covering a story about a coastal clean up in Edgewater when I noticed a family of four scouring an area of George R. Kennedy Memorial Park like they had lost something they couldn’t live without. I watched the husband step up on a bench, reach up into the pavilion roof and … Continue reading Geocaching: A Perfect Social Distancing Activity

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Hangover: The Party’s Over

Was it Worth it? Regardless of who you are, if you have ever drank too much, you know how terrible a hangover can be. The overwhelming thirst, a spinning room, unimaginable fatigue and crippling nausea; they are the ingredients of a well-earned hangover. A hangover is nature’s way of telling you that you need to find a better hobby. Who in their right mind would … Continue reading Hangover: The Party’s Over

Volusia Businesses & Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond

Local business owners and employers can access Volusia County’s Division of Economic Development at http://www.FloridaBusiness.org to find updated interim guidance for helping to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illness in non-healthcare settings, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The resources are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Labor and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading Volusia Businesses & Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond

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Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak  Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

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Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

Volusia County certainly isn’t lacking in delicious restaurants, but sometimes you don’t want to leave home without your furry best friend. These great dining establishments offer outdoor seating for you and your dog – some even have special dog menus. Here are the top five local spots to dine al fresco with Fido!  Best Restaurants to Eat with you Dog in Volusia County LULU’S OCEANSIDE … Continue reading Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Volusia County

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The Great Chicken Debate

It’s hard to miss the chickens clucking around beachside while strolling Flagler Avenue, but are they a menace or part of the city’s charm? Chickens on Flagler Avenue These chickens have ruffled a lot of feathers lately sparking a heated debate around safety, but are they really a threat? Some claim yes. The City of New Smyrna Beach vs. Chickens First, rumors swirled of an … Continue reading The Great Chicken Debate

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Jeep Beach Week 2019 Events – ALL are Open to the Public!

GATE 70 AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IS YOUR JEEP BEACH INFORMATION  Find the complete and official schedule for Jeep Beach 2019 in Daytona Beach here! MON, APRIL 22 – TAILGATE PARTY & SOUND COMPETITION:  Kick Off Jeep Beach Week at the largest Jeep Tailgate Party ever powered by Petty’s Garage & Petty Family Foundation! Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach – $10 per … Continue reading Jeep Beach Week 2019 Events – ALL are Open to the Public!

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Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes in the world and a native of southeast Asia. For more than 15 years, the gigantic snake has decimated species and become the ruling reptile in the Florida Everglades. The Burmese python problem has reached a new level of worrisome concern because it carries a parasite (pictured below) that infects native snakes in south Florida. A … Continue reading Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

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New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

Friday, April 26, 2019 The City of New Smyrna Beach will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration at Riverside Park (299 S Riverside Dr) on Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM.  This celebration is part of the City’s continued recognition as a Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Residents Receive One Free Tree Each City residents will be eligible to receive one … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy