Canal Street Rooted In History

Submitted By: Skip Barnes  Canal Street is a great street in the great downtown area in New Smyrna Beach. In 1980, as the area was experiencing a lot of change, population was about 12,000 and growing. They were making four lanes out of State Road 44 and the Burger Chef at U.S. 1 and West Canal Street had just burned down. This once bustling railroad … Continue reading Canal Street Rooted In History

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City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

The city received state recognition at the annual Florida Festival and Events Conference in Naples, Florida, for two of its programs. With over 500 applications and only 50 award winners, the Enviro Camp placed first in the category of Educational Programs. Originally a four-week summer camp program for children ages seven to 10, Enviro Camp has grown in popularity and now runs for eight weeks … Continue reading City of Ormond Beach Receives State Recognition for Two Programs

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4th of July Casino Night

The city of New Smyrna Beach will host its annual 4th of July Casino Night fundraiser at the Brannon Center (105 S Riverside Drive) on Thursday, July 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. 4th of July Casino Night fundraiser to benefit New Smyrna Beach Summer Fun scholarship program Admission includes beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles for prizes, and access to casino games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, … Continue reading 4th of July Casino Night

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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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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

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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

Turnbull Creek at sunset. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

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

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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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City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening

The City Of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening Is Scheduled For Saturday, March 30, 2019  Officials will host a grand opening for the City of Holly Hill’s Fitness Court on March 30, 2019 from 11 AM until 1 PM, with the ribbon cutting being held at 11:30 AM. The Fitness Court is located at the historic Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Dr. in Holly Hill. … Continue reading City of Holly Hill Fitness Court Grand Opening