Protected Mangroves: A Quick Guide to Dos and Don’ts

Photos by Kelsey Walters A few weeks ago, the social media alarm bells went off in regards to a property owner in the Wilbur- by-the-Sea area who had hacked some mangrove trees almost to the waterline, probably to improve their view. This action stoked ire in the community, especially for those who are aware of the vital role the mangroves play in preserving our vulnerable … Continue reading Protected Mangroves: A Quick Guide to Dos and Don’ts

2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser Boasts $10,000 Prize

It’s official – the Kiwanis Foundation of Southeast Volusia County is pleased to announce our annual 2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser and we want to see you there! Tickets and What’s Included A ticket for $150 gets you dinner for two, open bar, music, dancing and cash prizes. Think of it… instant winners, 50/50, BINGO, Beach Carts of Cheer raffles and a possible grand prize … Continue reading 2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser Boasts $10,000 Prize

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C’s Waffles Opens New Location in Edgewater

Local favorite, C’s Waffles, has outgrown their original Edgewater location and thanks to their amazing Edgewater customers has moved to a new, bigger location. Their new and improved location is at the former Athens Restaurant at 1401 S. Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater. This family owned and operated restaurant is celebrating over 25 years in business. Every location is open daily from 6 a.m. to 2:30 … Continue reading C’s Waffles Opens New Location in Edgewater

Groundbreaking for new splash pad at “Babe” James Community

City leaders will equip their hard hats and ceremonial golden shovels on Monday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. to mark the first day of construction for a new splash pad at Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. “It’s wonderful to see a project that has been requested for many years finally become a reality,” said Leisure Services Director Nancy Maddox.  “The … Continue reading Groundbreaking for new splash pad at “Babe” James Community

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Taking the First Step

Daytona Beach Shelter Opens for Single Homeless The First Step Shelter (FSS), a 15,00-square-foot facility located at 3889 W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, opened its doors in December 2019 to the single-adult homeless community of Volusia County. The shelter has two dorms that can temporarily house 120 men and women. There are seven staff members who can help new residents in all aspects … Continue reading Taking the First Step

Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tours

Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tours are grass roots events created by a federation of practicing artists and community patrons with shared purpose and vision. The tours showcase and increase awareness and appreciation of Central Florida’s finest professional and emerging artists, as well as cultural institutions that are “off the beaten path.” Free Self-Guided Studio Tours in Volusia County The tours are free and … Continue reading Off The Beaten Path Florida Arts Tours

Local Author Publishes New Novel

Savage House is a story of whit, and ultimately making your own luck, even when dealt an unsteady hand. After vacationing in the Caribbean, August returns home to find his landlady’s fortune has gone missing, and the only lead he can sniff out is a relative. August quickly snoops around and discovers the relative is in trouble with the LasVegas mafia. It is pay or die. … Continue reading Local Author Publishes New Novel

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DAYTONA Speedweeks & DAYTONA 500 2020

Address: 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Dates: Feb. 8 – 16, 2020 DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth officially kicks off the NASCAR season with an action-packed schedule of races across several different racing series — all at the “World Center of Racing” Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire, February 8 Busch Clash At DAYTONA, February 9 Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, February … Continue reading DAYTONA Speedweeks & DAYTONA 500 2020

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Beauty and the Sweets Fundraiser Fashion Show

Pepper’s Boutique has teamed up with Paradise Properties of NSB for another fundraiser fashion show to help raise money for the Cudas UnHooked Scholarship Program. February 26 @ 5:30 PM – Paradise Properties of NSB The event, titled Beauty and the Sweets, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on February 26, 2020 at Paradise Properties of NSB, located at 314 Flagler Avenue. Tickets are $10 … Continue reading Beauty and the Sweets Fundraiser Fashion Show

Lucky’s Market Finds Success in Ormond Beach but the City Must Seek New Opportunities Following the Announcement of Statewide Closures

Lucky’s Market announced yesterday that they will be closing all of their Florida store locations by February 12th, including the Ormond Beach store. The announcement follows Lucky’s primary backer, Kroger, disclosing plans to divest its ownership share in December and is not a reflection of the Ormond Beach store’s individual performance. Lucky’s Market considered the Ormond Beach store to be a very successful location, exceeding … Continue reading Lucky’s Market Finds Success in Ormond Beach but the City Must Seek New Opportunities Following the Announcement of Statewide Closures