Thinking About Starting a Local Business?

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?

Halloween Magic at Home

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

I’m On a Boat

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

The Good Old Days

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

woman looks out at stormy sea

Comfort in a Storm

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

Keep it in Your Plants

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

knife and cutting block ready for chopping

Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

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

Let it Grow! 5 Easy Veggies to Grow on your Counter

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