Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

Ocean Properties & Management Inc. (OPM), located at 3500 South Atlantic Ave in New Smyrna Beach (NSB), would like to recognize an outstanding individual at the company. John Davidson, 49, born and raised in NSB, works as a call coordinator on the second floor of the Ocean Properties plaza. He has been managing the reception area, directing the phone system and greeting customers for the … Continue reading Congratulations! John Davidson Celebrating 25 Years at Ocean Properties & Management

September 2022 Fishing Report

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in September As summer continues to roll on, the tarpon have rolled in and it has been non-stop for the last two weeks of August. This is something our area has never seen with the abundant amount of bait pods and longevity of the run of fish. These fish were literally jumping … Continue reading September 2022 Fishing Report

Ten Years is Just the Beginning

August 2012 was a great month for me because it was the month I started writing for the newspaper. First, I met the editor, Tiffany Evers. We seemed to hit it off from the start. I chose “Finding Beauty” as my column name, but something made me want to go deeper and be more relatable to more than just makeup and skin care issues. What … Continue reading Ten Years is Just the Beginning

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Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Now that we have completed our pollinator gardens and we’ve amended or rebuilt great soil, we are on our way to controlling some of our outside pesky bugs like the infamous mosquito. Here are five of my favorite mosquito repellent plants that you can plant in your garden.  #5 – CATMINT: Honestly, any type of mint plant is amazing in your quest to eliminate mosquitoes. … Continue reading Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

De Leon Springs Sugar Mill Announces Big Changes

Photos and Text by Kelsey Walters On Monday night, August 8, 2022, The Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs State Park made the following announcement on their Facebook page: After 61 years, the Old Spanish Sugar Mill will be closing its screen doors. While it is unfortunate, the state has decided not to renew our contract and move forward with another concession in … Continue reading De Leon Springs Sugar Mill Announces Big Changes

August 2022 Fishing Report: A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall

Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt @TheRealTupat  Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall Our community lost a true warrior of the sea this past month…. Our friend Captain Joe Lyall passed away doing what he loved. Fishing, and then surfing, before he soared into the heavens. My last encounter with Joe was something I’ll never forget.  He has me over to … Continue reading August 2022 Fishing Report: A Tribute to Captain Joe Lyall

Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

We are currently the proud parents of an extremely inquisitive 4-year-old whose mind runs a mile-a-minute and the questions fly even faster. Like most parents, we do our best to foster Avery’s interests with as many activities and experiences as possible. Her current fixation is outer space, and luckily we have a front row seat here in Florida to the country’s space program.  With her … Continue reading Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

July 2022 Fishing Report

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in July Now that summer is officially here, the temperatures are very hot and the bite remains as well! With a plethora of bait and hungry predators, there is no lack of good fishing. From what I’ve seen on social media the offshore fishing has been spectacular as well!  As for the … Continue reading July 2022 Fishing Report

Construction Begins on North Causeway

Bridge improvements to the North Causeway movable bridge, also known as the Coronado Beach Bridge, George Musson Bridge, in New Smyrna Beach have started.  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) determined the electrical submarine cables and additional minor electrical upgrades were necessary for the bridge’s continued operation. Quinn Construction, Inc is listed as the contractor performing the work. According to the project flyer, construction cost … Continue reading Construction Begins on North Causeway