Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

I have been an actress at the Little Theatre of NSB since 1987. I was a young, fit, energetic woman when I made my debut on this stage. I have been in numerous plays throughout the years, playing lead roles and memorizing tons of lines with little effort.  As the years go by, I find acting roles for my age group become more challenging. I … Continue reading Aging on Stage is Not for Amateurs

After Brick Pollitt (Steven Reece) injures himself while drunkenly revisiting his high school sports-star days, he and his tempestuous wife, Maggie (Cassandra Small), visit his family's Mississippi plantation for the 65th birthday of his hot-tempered father, Big Daddy. PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Kitaif

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams

WHO: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach WHAT: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams WHEN: 7:30 PM April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 2:00 PM April 11 and 18, 2021 WHERE: The Little Theatre, 726 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach TICKETS: $20 adults, $19 seniors, $10 students BOX OFFICE: Purchase tickets online at or by phone at 386-423-1246. … Continue reading “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams

New Alert for Local Scam using Uber Drivers

In a new twist on a common crime, scam artists are now sending Uber drivers or other couriers straight to their victims’ homes to pick up thousands of dollars in cash. Alert issued as scammers hire Uber drivers to pick up cash from victims; Sheriff Chitwood offers $25K  The Volusia Sheriff’s Office has seen three similar cases over the past month, and a fourth was … Continue reading New Alert for Local Scam using Uber Drivers

Fight the Bite – Dispose of Tires Right

Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold two tire amnesty events: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Osteen Road and Bridge, 200 State Road 415 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Volusia County Mosquito Control, 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach Only residential tires will be accepted, and there is a limit of 20 tires per person. There is no … Continue reading Fight the Bite – Dispose of Tires Right

Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

As the warmer weather, sunny skies and white sand beaches appeal to people from central Florida and surrounding states, Volusia residents are asking for traffic to be addressed. Locals are taking to social media platforms to complain about traffic, particularly residents living in the coastal communities. Comments include: “traffic and growth are ridiculous”, “total gridlock”, “traffic is a disaster” and “concern that emergency vehicles can … Continue reading Volusia Locals Want Traffic Solutions

Port Orange Carnival

March 31 – April 4 @ The Pavilion at Port Orange, 5501 S. Williamson Blvd.Port Orange 32128 Enjoy midway fun for the whole family March 31 – April 4 in Port Orange with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. Event admission and parking at The Pavilion at Port Orange are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are … Continue reading Port Orange Carnival

County Residents Receive Sexual Predator Alert in Error

This afternoon, many Volusia County residents received a text alert in error notifying them of a sexual predator who moved within 1,000 feet of their residence. This alert went to users across Volusia County instead of only those within the defined radius of the address. A follow-up text alert was just sent correcting the error, and clarifying information has also been posted on the Sheriff’s Office Twitter and Facebook accounts. The … Continue reading County Residents Receive Sexual Predator Alert in Error

Spring Turkey Run Car Show

March 26 – 28 @ Daytona International Speedway Open daily @ 8 AM Admisison: $10/day Friday & Saturday; $5 Sunday / Kids 11 & under Free From the classics to street rods, the 31th Annual Spring Daytona Turkey Run car show is the largest and most diverse display of automobiles! Happening at Daytona International Speedway’s infield, watch the World Center of Racing transform into a car enthusiasts’ dream.  See … Continue reading Spring Turkey Run Car Show

Festival at Riverwalk Park

Port Orange Community Trust will hold a weekend of music, food and fun at Riverwalk Park in Port Orange! Saturday and Sunday, March 27 – 28, @ Riverwalk Park in Port Orange SATURDAY: 11 AM – 8 PM: Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, Live Entertainment, Vendors 12 – 5:30 PM: Kid’s activities 12-3:30 PM: That’s What She Said 12 – 3 PM: Magician 5-7 PM: … Continue reading Festival at Riverwalk Park

INSIDE LOOK: Heath’s Natural Foods

Photos by : Kelsey Walters, property of East Coast Current In January 2021, Tom and Maria Heath retired after 31.5 years in business at Heath’s Natural Foods. The Heaths originally purchased the store from Tom’s Aunt and Uncle Winifred and Frank (Jim) Taylor in June of 1989. The business was started in 1970 on Flagler Avenue. Several moves and additions later, it is now located … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Heath’s Natural Foods