INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Flooding, shoreline erosion and extreme weather negatively affect Florida’s natural resources, livelihood and the health of coastal and inland communities. Throughout Florida’s estuaries and rivers, polluted runoff has contributed to harmful algal blooms and threatened the quality of life of riverfront communities. Riverside Conservancy helps meet the need of providing vibrant/resilient communities, combating stormwater pollution, increasing coastal resource stewardship opportunities, and providing special places and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

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January Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in January As winter is finally upon us and the year 2020 (that no one wants to remember) comes to a close, the fishing continues to heat up! This past year has had some real ups and downs in all departments of life! As for the weather, tides and fishing, it has … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

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Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks

Interview by Tiffany Evers Genre: Jam band BAND MEMBERS:  • Evan Clancy – drums • Max Bressan – bass • Ian Hood – guitar • Evan Ahlswede – guitar/steel pan Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER? A: Most of us have been jamming together for 10 years. We have been playing live shows for 7 years. Q: WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME? A: … Continue reading Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks

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Pet Lifestyle: Winter Prevention

Q: “My husband and I spend the winters here in New Smyrna and the summers up in Michigan. We bring our sweet baby, Peanut, a Peek-a-Poo with us. When we lived up north during the winter we never needed to keep him on flea or heartworm medications, but have been told he needs it down here in Florida even during the winter. Is this really … Continue reading Pet Lifestyle: Winter Prevention

Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

As a young budding artist growing up in NSB, I don’t remember seeing art outside of gallery spaces. My family would take me to museums, festivals and art shows to see the world from a larger perspective. I was blessed to be able to go to the Smithsonian, visit all of the historic places in Washington D.C., enjoy free music concerts while we sat on … Continue reading Creativity is Contagious: Art in Public Spaces

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November Fishing Guide

All Text & Photos provided by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce Florida Fishing in November As we dig into the fall weather the bite will really heat up. The seas have picked up so offshore fishing is limited and the inshore fishing is the go-to move. Giant bull reds have been the go-to move for inshore anglers along with any … Continue reading November Fishing Guide

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A Very Different Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve had to do some major soul searching to come to terms with this year’s family holidays. I’ve had to come to terms with this year, period. I won’t be spending it with my children, my grandchildren or friends. Poor me.  That’s one way to think about it, or I can completely change my attitude, and discover new possibilities. New Ways to … Continue reading A Very Different Thanksgiving


Cropped blazers are a thing this fall 2020, and I’m not even mad. I’m not saying toss out your slouchy oversized blazer, because I’m a big fan and they continue to reign. Top online style-setters and designers are proving that this trend is the season’s fashion must-have. The cropped blazer can easily be coordinated into your wardrobe and elevate any look. So, while we wait … Continue reading BLAZE THE CRAZE

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Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means so are decadent desserts! These top five bakeries are who the locals rely on for an exceptional dessert to serve during this time of the year.  Best Bakery in Volusia County THE BAKE SHOP 111 N … Continue reading Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County