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”

Beach Street’s New Streetscape

Designs are nearly complete for improvements to three blocks on Beach Street – between Orange Avenue and Bay Street – in downtown Daytona Beach that will create a more pedestrian-oriented place for residents and visitors to enjoy the shopping and dining. Daytona Beach’s Downtown Beach Street gets a Facelift The project will be completed in phases to limit disruption of traffic and business during normal … Continue reading Beach Street’s New Streetscape

Boaters Urged to Watch for Manatees

Boaters are asked to be on the lookout for manatees as they travel in the St. Johns River and Halifax/Indian River. These slow-moving marine mammals are frequently struck by boats, which can lead to deep wounds, internal damage and even death. Last year, 119 manatees died from boat strikes in Florida. Because manatees are often difficult to see, Debbie Wingfield, Volusia County’s manatee protection program … Continue reading Boaters Urged to Watch for Manatees

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

Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 9th Annual Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show! August 9-11, 2019 – Ocean Center, Daytona Beach You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much … Continue reading Volusia County Fall Home & Garden Show

Local Census Campaign Seeks Volunteers

Volusia County Government and community partners will kick off a 2020 Census awareness campaign at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach. Volunteers Needed for Census Campaign in Volusia County Individuals and representatives from cities, businesses, social service agencies and faith-based organizations are invited to attend the meeting and learn how they can help spread the … Continue reading Local Census Campaign Seeks Volunteers

Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

On June 8, Volusia County Community Assistance launched a disaster recovery housing program, The Hurricane Matthew Housing Program, to assist residents with damaged single-family homes or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured homes. Volusia County has been approved to receive funds to assist eligible residents, which has been awarded by Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Applicants for … Continue reading Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

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