NSB Shark Bite Capital of the World

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”

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Native Bees Are All The Rage

We are always hearing about the bees, and how they are dying, and how we’re going to die too if we don’t do something about it. I don’t know if that’s entirely true. It may be a bit of an exaggeration. But it is definitely true that growing most of our food would become difficult or impossible without the help of pollinators.  Florida’s Bee Population … Continue reading Native Bees Are All The Rage

August Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  Powered by Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings & Off the Hook Fishing is more than just catching fish…For some, it’s an escape or a weekend hobby or a job. As for some though, it’s a road to recovery where everything slows down and the mind is able to relax and find solace amongst Mother Nature. I’ve … Continue reading August Fishing Guide

Hit the Road

The Citrus Tower & Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida A lot of us grew up taking road trips, especially during the summer. I spent most of my childhood summers and holidays traveling across the country in the car. After starting my own family, we continued the tradition of the family road trip, and in fact, my husband, Scott, our daughter, Avery, and I just … Continue reading Hit the Road

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Fight the Bite

The torrential rains that doused Volusia County in June helped to green up our lawns and replenish our water supply, but the after-effects are on their way – in swarms. Heavy Rain, Warm Weather Usher in Mosquitoes The most affected areas include Oak Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach. Volusia County Mosquito Control is responding as quickly as possible by air and ground to resolve … Continue reading Fight the Bite

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Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

On June 25, 2019, SB 1020, the state hemp legislation was signed into law. Florida Signs New Hemp Bill Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement, “Tonight’s hemp bill signing marks a transformation in Florida, and a critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future, and expanding access to safe, quality CBD … Continue reading Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

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New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect

A new texting while driving law begins today, July 1, 2019, in Florida Texting while driving has been illegal in Florida for years as a secondary offense. Meaning officers could only conduct a traffic stop if they observed another traffic violation and subsequent to that violation also observed you texting and driving. Effective July 1, 2019 Florida’s new Texting & Driving Law will make texting … Continue reading New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect