Foundation of Friendship & Fierce Competition: Southeast Volusia Soccer Club Surf Tournament Team

Players on the “05 Surf Tournament Team” at the Southeast Volusia Soccer Club (SVSC) have focus and drive for winning long-term. The soccer team, made up of 18 players with ages ranging from 15 years old to 17 years old, has members that have been playing together for over a decade. The team has built a reputation in the community and competes exclusively in tournament … Continue reading Foundation of Friendship & Fierce Competition: Southeast Volusia Soccer Club Surf Tournament Team

Natural Wonder Meets Old Florida at Tallahassee Museum

Photos and Text by Kelsey Walters The holidays are over, winter break has come to an end, and life is returning to normal after the excitement (and chaos) of the season. If you find yourself in a wintertime rut after all the hustle and bustle searching for something to do, I have just the thing.  Unlike the rest of the country huddling inside away from … Continue reading Natural Wonder Meets Old Florida at Tallahassee Museum

Karaoke Night in Volusia

Bobby G Takes on Karaoke Night  The DJ’s voice signals the rotation is about to begin as the music starts. Are you ready? Here we go! It’s karaoke night at your favorite bar or restaurant and everyone on the list is ready, or maybe not, to put themselves out there in front of an audience and belt out their best version of their favorite song. … Continue reading Karaoke Night in Volusia

Coastal Property Owners & FDEP Take Action Against Sea Level Rise & Erosion

Featured picture is owner, Teri Corbett, in front of Angel Inn the Sand and the revetment sea wall using TrapBags.  The combined impacts of Hurricane Ian (September 2022), Hurricane Nicole (November 2022), annual nor’easters and significant high tides to coastal properties in New Smyrna Beach was devastating. The storm surge was so strong that several coastal buildings and single-family homes were deemed “unsafe” and/or “uninhabitable.” … Continue reading Coastal Property Owners & FDEP Take Action Against Sea Level Rise & Erosion

ICE!, ICE!, Baby: ICE makes its Return to The Gaylord Palms

Photos & Article by: Kelsey Walters While the weather outside may not be frightful this winter here in Florida, it sure is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee. The Gaylord Palms has long been known for celebrating the holidays in a big way each year, but this year is especially exciting as ICE! makes its big comeback. … Continue reading ICE!, ICE!, Baby: ICE makes its Return to The Gaylord Palms

What’s New at 412 Canal Street, NSB 

Text: Tiffany Evers // Photos: Kelsey Walters The closing of Little Drug Company on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach sent a wave of shock through our community, with so many locals genuinely upset they would no longer be able to enjoy the classic ice cream parlor they’ve been going to since childhood. A historic building filled with so much history and so many memories. … Continue reading What’s New at 412 Canal Street, NSB 

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Holidays and Pets: What’s Safe for Animals to Eat During Holiday Meals

Pets are often included in our holiday celebrations and treated as members of the family. It is important to remember however that they have their own dietary needs that differ from ours. Around Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays, keep in mind what is safe for your pets to have and what to avoid. What Foods Pets/Dogs CAN’T EAT: What Foods Pets/Dogs CAN Enjoy: Any allowed … Continue reading Holidays and Pets: What’s Safe for Animals to Eat During Holiday Meals

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There is No Present Like Time 

The holidays are upon us, and we are once again left with the dilemma of gift giving. For most, this is where our holiday stress comes from.  Over the years, our family would occasionally have a homemade gift-giving Christmas with our extended families. It was fun to see what family members would make and witness talents we didn’t know existed.  I’m not crafty, but I … Continue reading There is No Present Like Time 

AdventHealth NSB Foundation: Raising Funds to Benefit our Community

AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach Foundation was created in 1995 to fund AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach’s mission of whole-person healing. Working together with philanthropic community leaders, the foundation provides much-needed support for our non-profit hospital. AdventHealth NSB Foundation has 17 board members raising money for our community hospital. By helping people find healing close to home, providing for their physical and spiritual needs, and offering expert … Continue reading AdventHealth NSB Foundation: Raising Funds to Benefit our Community

Rooting for Fall @ Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

It’s no secret that our family is composed of some hardcore animal lovers. We have a small wolf pack of dogs in our home, and Avery (and maybe me, too) wants to bring home just about any animal she meets. We spend our summers raising tadpoles, hatching butterfly cocoons and catching frogs and every bug under the Florida sun. We visit animal sanctuaries and experiences … Continue reading Rooting for Fall @ Rooterville Animal Sanctuary