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The Bacon Beatdown

June 21 – 23 from 7 AM – 8 PM daily @ the Daytona Beach Ocean Center The Bacon Beatdown is Central Florida’s LARGEST fitness Competition and has been since its inception in 2013. If you love fitness, competing and hanging out with your friends, all in the epic setting of a giant expo center filled with vendors and fitness fans, we’ve got something for … Continue reading The Bacon Beatdown

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Ocean Properties Hosts Military Appreciation Getaway

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, which is celebrated during the month of May, Ocean Properties hosted their first annual Veteran’s Appreciation Getaway. Ocean Properties, along with their generous owners, gifted a group of specially selected veterans and their families a complimentary stay in New Smyrna Beach with accommodations for four nights. Together with local businesses, the veteran guests and their families were able … Continue reading Ocean Properties Hosts Military Appreciation Getaway

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Port Orange Residents Can Get Local Insight at “University”

Citizens Academy –Port Orange University The city is proud to offer the citizens’ academy, “Port Orange University,” for the third year, beginning on Monday, August 19, which provides citizens a greater insight into the various services and functions of city government. Representatives from each of the city departments will instruct on a topic each week. The class is FREE, but limited to the first 25 … Continue reading Port Orange Residents Can Get Local Insight at “University”

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5 Tips for Tourists

Visiting a new spot is always exciting. New city, new people, new landscape. Sometimes it’s the beautiful architecture of an old town, or the way the sun sets over tropical waters. Going on vacation renews the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. It’s necessary to our survival, to be honest. I need a new adventure to put perspective into my life. We get so excited, I … Continue reading 5 Tips for Tourists

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Funds Available For Children And Community Programs

Grant funds are available for fiscal year 2019-20 programs in Volusia County that serve children and the community. The total funding available is $79,567. Volusia County Offers Grant Funds for Community Programs Unique public services that serve the community and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply: services for persons with disabilities infant and maternal health and early childhood services to … Continue reading Funds Available For Children And Community Programs


Summer Fun Continues with EdgeFest

The end of the school year has quickly come and gone for Volusia County students and teachers and what better way to celebrate than with a free pool party! Edgefest Summer Events in Edgewater, Florida That’s exactly what happened on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA located at 148 West Turgot Ave. in Edgewater. Everyone, whether … Continue reading Summer Fun Continues with EdgeFest

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NSB Asks for Public Input to Design Splash Pad

The city of New Smyrna Beach will host a public meeting to gather community input for a new splash pad at Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center (201 N. Myrtle Avenue) on Wednesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM @ Babe James Community Center Representatives from the city and design firm CPH will be on-hand to share conceptual … Continue reading NSB Asks for Public Input to Design Splash Pad

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June Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Even though it’s not officially summer, it’s already feeling like it. With much lower tides and warmer water this past month, the redfish and snook bite has turned up a notch. As the bait continues to be abundant, the fish will continue to feed on a regular basis.  Summer Fishing in Florida This past month was an … Continue reading June Fishing Guide

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NSB to Hold Meetings for Preservation of Turnbull Creek

Commissioners will meet with citizen committee, then review first round of appraisals ahead of purchase vote on June 25. Last November, over 75 percent of voters in New Smyrna Beach approved the Turnbull Creek Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat, and Natural Areas Protection Bonds municipal referendum.  This granted the City Commission authority to issue up to $15 million in general obligation bonds to purchase land along … Continue reading NSB to Hold Meetings for Preservation of Turnbull Creek