Make a Splash @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park 

Photos by Kelsey Walters  Growing up, I may have had a slight obsession with mermaids. Ariel was my spirit animal and I wanted nothing more than to live under the sea. It’s no secret that my love for the merfolk lives on today, and I am absolutely thrilled that my infatuation has been passed down to my daughter, Avery.  Newly 4 years old, mermaids aren’t … Continue reading Make a Splash @ Weeki Wachee Springs State Park 

Local Film Now Available for Rental 

The inaugural Reel Deal Film Festival was held on September 30, 2021. The festival attracted submissions from over 40 countries and most of the United States. The Premiere Party kick off, A Taste of New Smyrna, screened the world premiere of “My Invisible Husband,” directed by Brent Eite and produced by Shelley Lynch (pictured above). The film shares the story of Shelley’s healing journey after … Continue reading Local Film Now Available for Rental 

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EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza

Do you love animals? The city of Edgewater sure does – big ones, little ones, furry ones – they love them all! They have partnered with the Edgewater Animal Shelter and will celebrate animals of all kinds at the annual EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza on Saturday, March 26, 2022 (previously scheduled for March 12, but postponed due to inclement weather) at Rotary Park (902 West Park Avenue) … Continue reading EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza

Heart of Ponce Inlet Charity Drive 2021

November 15, 2021 - December 15, 2021 The Town of Ponce Inlet invites you to participate in “The Heart of Ponce Inlet” – a food and dry goods drive for our neighbors in need, our four-legged friends, and a toy drive for children of all ages. From November 15th until December 15th this year, items for donation may be dropped off in Ponce Inlet at: Town Hall, Mon-Fri 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., 4300 South Atlantic Avenue, … Continue reading Heart of Ponce Inlet Charity Drive 2021

Sloth Days @ Wild Florida

It’s time to get ready for the slowest days of the year during our annual Sloth Days celebration Oct 20-23. International Sloth Day is October 20!  Join Wild Florida in the celebration with specials and events like: Discounted sloth encounters Free corn on the cob  Hang like a sloth contest Giveaways  Movies with sloth stars playing in the Cypress Ballroom Donations made to Wild FL’s … Continue reading Sloth Days @ Wild Florida

Dolphin Days: Marineland

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters, photos of the Dolphin Encounter provided by Marineland Recently, Scott decided to surprise Avery and I with a fun day out. All he told us was to grab our towels and get in the car. Before we knew it, we were at Marineland, a classic beachside attraction in St. Augustine right on the border with Palm Coast.  I didn’t … Continue reading Dolphin Days: Marineland

Rabies Alert: NSB

Health officials issue rabies alert for NSB and portions of unincorporated Volusia County The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for New Smyrna Beach and portions of unincorporated Volusia County. This is in response to a horse that tested positive for rabies on June 29. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present … Continue reading Rabies Alert: NSB

Slither into Summer: The Reptile Discovery Center

Photos by Scott and Kelsey Walters  Summer is here and for a lot of us, that means more time outdoors, enjoying the beach, springs and waterways while we soak up the sun. Living in a coastal community, it’s easy to forget about Florida’s other non-oceanic ecosystems and the abundance of wildlife we are surrounded with on a daily basis.  The Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand … Continue reading Slither into Summer: The Reptile Discovery Center

Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on June 8. The recent rabies alert is for 60 days. Port Orange Area under Rabies Alert for 60 Days The center of the rabies alert is at Briarwood Mobile Estates in Port … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Issues Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Wild Side of Florida

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Florida is home to a number of wild creatures. Although animals like alligators, bobcats and the elusive Florida panther may be plentiful in our state, they can be a challenge to spot in the wild (and from a safe vantage point).  Wild Florida – Kenansville, FL  Wild Florida offers the chance to see not only native Florida wildlife, but … Continue reading The Wild Side of Florida