One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

Friday, April 26, 2019 The City of New Smyrna Beach will host its annual Arbor Day Celebration at Riverside Park (299 S Riverside Dr) on Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM.  This celebration is part of the City’s continued recognition as a Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Residents Receive One Free Tree Each City residents will be eligible to receive one … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Celebrates Arbor Day by Giving Free Trees to Residents

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Lost Lagoon Wings and Grill

Beach-themed American bar & grill featuring a menu of wings, burgers & seafood, plus TVs & a patio. 2004 N Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 366-3360 Hours: Mon – Thu: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri – Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday Brunch: Brunch Buffet – $12.99 Lost Lagoon’s brunch buffet is served from … Continue reading Lost Lagoon Wings and Grill

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St. Johns River Cleanup

Registration is open for the 2019 St. Johns River Cleanup! Volunteers are needed for the St. Johns River Cleanup, which will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019. Boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants should bring water and wear … Continue reading St. Johns River Cleanup

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P1 AquaX Racing Returns to Daytona Beach This Weekend

April 13 – 14 @ Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach – 918 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118 World class professional riders and top amateurs to serve up two days of fast, furious and free to watch personal watercraft racing.  Leading international personal watercraft riders will be heading to Florida’s east coast this week for the opening round of the P1 AquaX USA Championship. … Continue reading P1 AquaX Racing Returns to Daytona Beach This Weekend

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CBD: The Remedy

By Katie Swiss Britt This stuff seems to be everywhere out of nowhere. It has some questioning the legalities. CBD is not the same as marijuana as you know it. It does not contain high levels of THC which is what provides the “high.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is from the hemp plant. It has been linked to aiding symptoms from anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and … Continue reading CBD: The Remedy

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Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter

Easter is a great time to celebrate and spend time together as a family or with friends. These three recipes are sure to put a spring in your step and you’ll want to add them to your holiday meal! Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish Using a Pressure Cooker to Hard Boil Eggs Who knew you could whip up this springtime classic in an Instant … Continue reading Three Spring Recipes Perfect for Easter

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

If you love citrus, you’re going to fall hard for this Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower! Deliciously caramelized and bursting with savory garlic, fresh lemon, and a bit of Parmesan, you might just forget how healthy it really is! Healthy and Delicious Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower cut into florets (about 8 cups) 1 lemon juiced and zested 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic minced 3 … Continue reading Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

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Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish

Using a Pressure Cooker to Hard Boil Eggs Ingredients: 12 large hard-boiled eggs 3/4 cup mayo 3 tablespoons dill relish 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or dill for garnish Preparation: HOW TO HARD BOIL EGGS IN THE INSTANT POT: Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water in the bottom … Continue reading Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Relish