Volusia County’s Public Safety Radio System to get $24.6 Million Upgrade

Years in the making, a $24.6 million upgrade to Volusia County’s public safety radio system earned the County Council’s unanimous approval in June. Volusia County First Responders to get Radio System Upgrade All first responders in Volusia County – law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services – rely on the radio system to communicate with each other in the field, receive real-time updates and stay … Continue reading Volusia County’s Public Safety Radio System to get $24.6 Million Upgrade

Buddy Davenport State Farm: 46 Years in the Making

There is something so special about living in a small town like New Smyrna Beach. From residents to business owners to visitors, there is a strong sense of community that holds us all together. A place where locals genuinely support locals, and the passion about protecting our little piece of paradise is at the top of everybody’s list.  It’s the type of small town where … Continue reading Buddy Davenport State Farm: 46 Years in the Making

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays, obviously, because I am a mom. Every year, I try to look for different ways to celebrate my mother and show my kids how to celebrate me in different ways. So, when they grow up, I can forever be surprised with what they do for Mother’s Day.  I have this … Continue reading Celebrating Mother’s Day

EDGEfest Pet-a-Palooza this Saturday!

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. Check out the EDGEfest Pet-A-Palooza event! The event will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at … Continue reading EDGEfest Pet-a-Palooza this Saturday!

Festival at Riverwalk Park

Port Orange Community Trust will hold a weekend of music, food and fun at Riverwalk Park in Port Orange! Saturday and Sunday, March 27 – 28, @ Riverwalk Park in Port Orange SATURDAY: 11 AM – 8 PM: Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, Live Entertainment, Vendors 12 – 5:30 PM: Kid’s activities 12-3:30 PM: That’s What She Said 12 – 3 PM: Magician 5-7 PM: … Continue reading Festival at Riverwalk Park

NSB Mac and Cheese Challenge

Come get cheesy at the New Smyrna Beach Mac and Cheese Challenge on Flagler Avenue, Saturday, March 13th, from Noon – 5pm! Participants will be able to eat tasty samples of different types of Mac and Cheese at host locations on Flagler Avenue.  BONUS: Win $275 in Flagler Avenue Gift Certificates at select Mac & Cheese host sites, collect a key, then try to unlock … Continue reading NSB Mac and Cheese Challenge

Celebrating Women: March is Women’s History Month

It’s that time of year for everyone to celebrate and encourage the wonderful women in our lives. During Women’s History Month, we usually recognize women that have done amazing things in our country. This annual celebration corresponds with International Women’s Day in the United Kingdom and Australia. I thought it would be an amazing change for this month to celebrate the amazing women that surround … Continue reading Celebrating Women: March is Women’s History Month

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How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

I’ve always looked forward to having a great relationship with my children, bonus kids and youth that I encounter on a daily basis. Over the past year, I’ve noticed that so many of our youth were not as happy or engaged. I am a strong believer in them finding a safe space to express and relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Our youth … Continue reading How Are Your Kids Coping During COVID-19?

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2020 Veterans Day Ceremonies and Celebrations

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 is Veterans Day, celebrated nationally. Here are events happening around Volusia County commemorating the day and honoring our Veterans. Port Orange: Veterans Day Ceremony 10 – 11 AM Port Orange City Center – 4655 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL 32129, United States The City of Port Orange will hold the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th at 10am … Continue reading 2020 Veterans Day Ceremonies and Celebrations

Growing Great Kids That Grow Great Food

A few years ago my grandmother, mother, some concerned citizens and I set out on a quest to potentially change our community, the Historic Westside of New Smyrna Beach, forever. Based on a lot of surveys and community meetings we realized that the only way we could be proactive in changing the generational diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes would be to make a … Continue reading Growing Great Kids That Grow Great Food