By Gloria Martinez Featured Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels The backbone of any community lies in its local businesses. Not only do small businesses help regional economies thrive and provide job opportunities for residents, but they also help build the character of their local areas, bring people in the community together, and much more. If you’re considering starting a local business, there are fundamental steps you’ll need … Continue reading Thinking About Starting a Local Business?
Starting this month, family holidays are in full swing. Like everything else this year, we have to make some changes, especially when it comes to the health and safety of our families. Local Halloween traditions are pretty basic. Parade and costume contest on Canal Street, and then trick-or-treating with family and friends. This year, that may not be possible. What do we do to still … Continue reading Halloween Magic at Home
The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat
Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days
By now, Floridians have weathered many a storm. We have all gone over our checklists of basic survival supplies and know what to have on hand. But what about after that? With survival supplies covered, the days following a hurricane can still be miserable with long power outages. Here’s how to be a little more comfortable – before, during and after a hurricane. 1. Prep … Continue reading Comfort in a Storm
Put Some Spring in your Step! Spring is not a long season in Florida, and some of the days already feel like summer. Spring is a time of growth and renewal. It makes you want to be outside enjoying nature. I always say I’m going to start a garden or plant something. It’s in my blood after all. In reality I am not so sure … Continue reading Get Sprung!
Pollen-acalypse is upon us. The sneezing, the watery eyes and then more sneezing. Sure, you can take medication, but that usually comes with a nap sentence, and the ones that don’t make you want to pass out only make you feel half OK, leaving you to sit around thinking about the days where you could breathe through your nose. Those were the good times. Lucky … Continue reading Keep it in Your Plants
Most folks think of sage as the herb in stuffing every Thanksgiving, but it can do a whole lot more than just make your carbs flavorful. Sage has long been used for both food and medicinal purposes. The botanical name for sage comes from a Latin word meaning, “to be saved.” It can be used as a natural antiseptic and a meat preservative, to name … Continue reading Sage Advice
How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time
By Katie “Swiss” Britt Produce is so easy to waste. What are you going to do with those little scraps? Just tossing the scraps seems to be the simplest thing to get your kitchen cleaned up, but all it takes is a little water and those scraps can grow you more of what you just bought. The end result is shaving dollars off of your grocery … Continue reading Let it Grow! 5 Easy Veggies to Grow on your Counter