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The Illusion of Family Togetherness

When I was in college, I worked as a magician and a magician’s assistant. It all started when I was called to the dean’s office at Flagler College. Earlier that day, I had thrown water balloons from the top of the rotunda down onto unsuspecting students, and I figured that’s what he wanted to talk about.  I was happily surprised when he explained that a … Continue reading The Illusion of Family Togetherness

Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month. Sometimes you’re craving your favorite meal, but can’t make it out of the house or office. Here are the top five restaurants locals love and are begging to offer a delivery service!  THE TACO SHACK  642 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach  … Continue reading Ask A Local: RESTAURANTS YOU WISH OFFERED DELIVERY

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Boycott Bottled Water: Nestlé Seeks Permit To Get Free Spring Water

*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. In America, the free market is a powerful force. The “invisible hand” is at work in every corner of our lives, and the choices we make on a daily basis can shift the fortunes of entire industries. In an era where … Continue reading Boycott Bottled Water: Nestlé Seeks Permit To Get Free Spring Water

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The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Growing up, I knew the selection of my Halloween costume was one of the biggest decisions of my year. It’s a time to be anybody or anything you want to be. You can be spooky, silly or glamorous; the sky is the limit. This year, Americans are expected to spend over 9 billion dollars on this holiday. We spend 3.4 billion on adult costumes, 1.2 … Continue reading The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Good Houseguests Gone Bad

When you live in a vacation state like Florida, you have to be prepared for houseguests. My husband and I have hosted hundreds of friends and family for their vacations. Our most recent houseguest just left a few days ago.  It all begins when they arrive. Hugs are exchanged and then you say, “Just make yourself at home.” You may come to regret that statement … Continue reading Good Houseguests Gone Bad

Resiliency is Key to Florida’s Water Crisis

Featured photo by Max Bressan Florida’s coastal communities are experiencing an ecological water crisis. Locals who live along the coastlines know paradise is in trouble. Among the threats: toxic blue algae and red tide, aging septic systems threaten vulnerable inland waterways; polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee, offshore drilling and unchecked development and repeated lack of government funding. Florida stands at a historic environmental crossroads.  Impacts … Continue reading Resiliency is Key to Florida’s Water Crisis

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Hunker Down

Nature is a force to be reckoned with. I am good on reckoning with nature personally. Hurricane season is looming – commence some weather forecaster making us feel like it’s the apocalypse. I mean, yeah, it’s not good… but come on. If the forecast calls for NOT the apocalypse, then a hunker down may be in order. If the hunkering is the case, then you … Continue reading Hunker Down

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”