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”

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

INSIDE LOOK: Ormond Bee Company

INTERVIEW WITH ERIN TAYLOR & GREG ADKINS Photos by Kelsey Walters Q: What exactly does Ormond Bee Company do?  A: This really falls into three categories: rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. Initially, we’ll rescue the unwanted hive. Afterward, we’ll maintain that hive to ensure the colony is gentle enough to handle yet strong enough to survive on its own. Once we reach that milestone, we then … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Ormond Bee Company

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

Ormond Beach First Saturday Art Walk

1st Saturday from 5 – 8 PM @ Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach Join Ocean Art Gallery, Frame of Mind, Arts on Granada, Thays Art Gallery and Studio, Ocean Child Boutique and The Pocket Jeweler on the first Saturday of each month for art openings and art events. Each venue features something different. Free shuttle bus service is available all evening, so park your car at any gallery and ride from venue to venue. … Continue reading Ormond Beach First Saturday Art Walk

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