NSB Shark Bite Capital of the World

NSB in a Tizzy over “Feeding Frenzy”

August hasn’t exactly been a stellar month for PR in New Smyrna Beach. Shark Bite Capital of the World The “Shark Bite Capital of the World” has been making national news, seemingly on a weekly basis, with reports of “brutal attacks”… but is this just sensationalized media or are we seeing a real uptick in bites? 2019 Shark Attacks in New Smyrna Beach To date, … Continue reading NSB in a Tizzy over “Feeding Frenzy”

woman in white bee suit smokes honey bee hive

Native Bees Are All The Rage

We are always hearing about the bees, and how they are dying, and how we’re going to die too if we don’t do something about it. I don’t know if that’s entirely true. It may be a bit of an exaggeration. But it is definitely true that growing most of our food would become difficult or impossible without the help of pollinators.  Florida’s Bee Population … Continue reading Native Bees Are All The Rage

INSIDE LOOK: Ormond Bee Company

INTERVIEW WITH ERIN TAYLOR & GREG ADKINS Photos by Kelsey Walters Q: What exactly does Ormond Bee Company do?  A: This really falls into three categories: rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. Initially, we’ll rescue the unwanted hive. Afterward, we’ll maintain that hive to ensure the colony is gentle enough to handle yet strong enough to survive on its own. Once we reach that milestone, we then … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Ormond Bee Company

August Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Powered by Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings & Off the Hook Fishing is more than just catching fish…For some, it’s an escape or a weekend hobby or a job. As for some though, it’s a road to recovery where everything slows down and the mind is able to relax and find solace amongst Mother Nature. I’ve … Continue reading August Fishing Guide

Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go online and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. … Continue reading Every Kid in a Park

Hit the Road

The Citrus Tower & Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida A lot of us grew up taking road trips, especially during the summer. I spent most of my childhood summers and holidays traveling across the country in the car. After starting my own family, we continued the tradition of the family road trip, and in fact, my husband, Scott, our daughter, Avery, and I just … Continue reading Hit the Road

City of NSB Leading By Example

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the East Coast Current. The city commission of New Smyrna Beach recently and unanimously passed a single-use plastics ban on all city properties, and kudos to them. The same body also voted to appropriate $9 million to preserve 152 acres of woodlands and marsh … Continue reading City of NSB Leading By Example

Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

Welcome Riptides Raw Bar & Grill 2nd Location  The Outback Plaza property, located beachside at 429 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, will be revitalized. Plans for a four-story, 114-room Hyatt Place hotel will replace the distressed former grocery-centered commercial strip. Additionally, Ormond Beach’s Riptides Raw Bar & Grill will be adding a second location, developed on the same parcel. Construction plans for the new … Continue reading Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

July Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Summer is finally officially here and the bite is as hot as the weather!  Fishing in Summer in Central Florida With all the species coming out to feed, it’s been a great way to kick off the season. The flounder, trout, redfish and snook have all been very active.  I recently started using the new DOA 2.5-inch … Continue reading July Fishing Guide