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Single-Use Plastics and The Cost of Convenience

*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. New Smyrna Beach and Single Use Plastics Last month, the city of New Smyrna Beach gave citizens the opportunity to weigh in on a proposed ban on single-use plastics in city facilities, such as parks and venue spaces. From where … Continue reading Single-Use Plastics and The Cost of Convenience

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NSB Closes Parks for Updates

In preparation for summer, the city of NSB is updating some of their public parks and performing maintenance. Two City of New Smyrna Beach parks to close temporarily for maintenance in May As the weather warms and summer approaches, two city parks will close temporarily in May for regular maintenance. The New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex (1800 Turnbull Bay Road) closed May 9-10 to fumigate … Continue reading NSB Closes Parks for Updates

May Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  With warmer waters and higher tides, the summer season is right around the corner.  Fishing in Warm Waters and High Tides The weather patterns are starting to become more consistent as well which will lead to more fish being caught! From what I’ve seen, the cobia bite was as hot as ever with rays all over the … Continue reading May Fishing Guide

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NSB Blues Festival

The 7th Annual NSB Blues Festival is a music festival that celebrates all aspects of American Blues Music and features several music crossover entertainment options. With over 30 free shows across three days at various locations in the district, there is something for everyone. All shows are free admission. Some locations are restricted to ages 21 and up. FRIDAY, MAY 10 3 PM: Smokin Joe … Continue reading NSB Blues Festival

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INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

Interview by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters DAYTONA BEACH PARASAIL 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 • (386) 481-3050  DaytonaParasail.com FB: DaytonaBeachParasail • Insta: @DaytonaParasail  Q: What do you say to first-timers who are interested in the experience but still may be a little nervous?  A: Parasailing can seem a little intimidating and scary at first, but once you get up … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Volusia County

Saturday, May 4 Kentucky Derby comes to NSB with Fun Celebrations The Hub on Canal @ 4 – 7 p.m. Join The Hub for the festivities and cheer on the horses! Live-streaming of Pre-Race Activities begins at 5 PM in the lobby, followed by the Kentucky Derby Race at 6:50 PM. Outriggers @ 5 – 9 p.m. Join Outriggers for the Derby!Featuring $7.77 Woodford Reserve … Continue reading Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Volusia County

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31 Turtle nesting season started May 1, and that means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. After incubating in the sand for about two months, the tiny hatchlings will break free and make an often treacherous crawl to the ocean – … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. April 27 – Nationwide Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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How To Festival

The second annual How-to Festival is May 4 at Volusia County Libraries Local experts, hobbyists and professionals will share their passions and offer instructions at the Volusia County Public Library How-to Festival at the six regional branches from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, May 4. Attendees can learn everything from how to create a bouquet of paper flowers, how to attract butterflies and bees into … Continue reading How To Festival