INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

Flooding, shoreline erosion and extreme weather negatively affect Florida’s natural resources, livelihood and the health of coastal and inland communities. Throughout Florida’s estuaries and rivers, polluted runoff has contributed to harmful algal blooms and threatened the quality of life of riverfront communities. Riverside Conservancy helps meet the need of providing vibrant/resilient communities, combating stormwater pollution, increasing coastal resource stewardship opportunities, and providing special places and … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Riverside Conservancy

man in vehicle getting temperature taken by thermal scanner for covid 19 testing

State-run COVID-19 testing extended through January

Thanks to the state and the City of New Smyrna Beach, COVID-19 testing provided by the Florida Division of Emergency Management will continue through Jan. 31. The site, located at the City Gym, 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach, was initially scheduled to close at the end of the month. COVID-19 Testing Available Through January in Volusia County “We’re just so thankful for the … Continue reading State-run COVID-19 testing extended through January

Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters  Our toddler, Avery, is head-over-heels in love with horses (I mean, what little girl isn’t at some point in her life?). Like a lot of parents, we’re spending more time at home lately and looking for activities that are both engaging and educational, while staying safe.  Fun Family Things to do in Oveido, Florida Cheyne Ranch in Oviedo offered … Continue reading Just Horsin’ Around @ Cheyne Ranch, Oveido, FL

Top 5 Best Nurseries in Volusia County

With the fall gardening season approaching, and more people staying at home than ever, locals are looking to spruce up their yards and gardens. If you are looking for some gorgeous greenery, these nurseries have the best selection of beautiful plants.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  BEST … Continue reading Top 5 Best Nurseries in Volusia County

Florida Under Public Health Emergency

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees recently declared a Public Health Emergency to address the increase in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the current national outbreak. State of Florida under Public Health Emergency for Hepatisis A Since 2018, there have been more than 22,000 cases of hepatitis A in the U.S. and more than 2,500 cases in Florida. Despite the recent rise in … Continue reading Florida Under Public Health Emergency

County Prepares For Dorian; Phone Center Open

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is becoming increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. Volusia and Flagler county residents can expect tropical storm force winds beginning mid-day Sunday. Volusia County Prepares for Hurricane Dorian Dorian is expected to make landfall in east central Florida late Sunday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, bringing destructive winds, a life-threatening storm surge, and flooding rains. The most … Continue reading County Prepares For Dorian; Phone Center Open

Hurricane Dorian Updates

SEP 3 @ 5 PM: WINDS INCREASING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST – NEW WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Sebastian Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach FL, and from north of Savannah River to Surf City NC. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from north of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River, and from north of Surf … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian Updates

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”