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Pot or Not? The Green Debate

*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. There’s been a great debate brewing over marijuana for decades, and it’s finally coming to a head as 10 states have now legalized both recreational and medicinal marijuana, and another 23 states have legalized medical marijuana only. It’s about time … Continue reading Pot or Not? The Green Debate

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The Great Chicken Debate

It’s hard to miss the chickens clucking around beachside while strolling Flagler Avenue, but are they a menace or part of the city’s charm? Chickens on Flagler Avenue These chickens have ruffled a lot of feathers lately sparking a heated debate around safety, but are they really a threat? Some claim yes. The City of New Smyrna Beach vs. Chickens First, rumors swirled of an … Continue reading The Great Chicken Debate

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Why I Choose CBD

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. This will be my first article, as the editor of this magazine, where I am going to get personal and share my own experience with you. It’s about CBD and how it changed my life. First, I want to be … Continue reading Why I Choose CBD

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Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

April 27 from 11 AM – 2 PM @ Riverwalk Park Come out to the City of Port Orange Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Riverwalk Park! At the celebration, find the right bike for you, or get on that perfect stand up paddle board or kayak, participate in some yoga, build a craft, get a tree, … Continue reading Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

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Weekend Blues

Ever After Blueberry Farm – Mims, Florida To me, nothing announces the arrival of warm weather more than fresh fruit, and what better way to get that produce to your table than to pick it yourself? Blueberry Picking Season Opens April Being well into spring with summer rapidly approaching, Floridians have been getting our share of warmth for a while now. Thanks to a strange … Continue reading Weekend Blues

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter

Easter is a great time to celebrate and spend time together as a family or with friends. These three recipes are sure to put a spring in your step and you’ll want to add them to your holiday meal! Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish Using a Pressure Cooker to Hard Boil Eggs Who knew you could whip up this springtime classic in an Instant … Continue reading Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter

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Culture to Color Adult Coloring Book Features NSB

Photographer and author, Bibi LeBlanc, has just released the second book in a series of adult coloring books featuring cities around the globe. LeBlanc is inspired by beautiful, historic sites found throughout her travel adventures as well as those close to home in DeLand. LeBlanc took her own scenery-inspired photographs and turned them into beautiful mandala coloring pages. Thus, the launch of Culture to Color, … Continue reading Culture to Color Adult Coloring Book Features NSB

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It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

A message from the City of Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt in Edgewater Spring has sprung and we hope you will hop on over to the Hawks Park Ballfields (behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA at 148 West Turgot Avenue) on Saturday, April 13 for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza. We will have four fields, designated by age group, loaded with a total of 15,000+ eggs. All … Continue reading It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza