Time to Walk the Plank

Pirate and Treasure Museum, St. Augustine  Avast ye, matey! Did ya hear? Pirates have invaded St. Augustine!  Things to Do for Families in St. Augustine After commandeering Key West for five years, a band of pirates have made their home in historic St. Augustine at the Pirate and Treasure Museum. Situated along the water and across from the famed fort, Castillo de San Marcos, this … Continue reading Time to Walk the Plank

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Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

*Photo provided by the Marine Discovery Center On May 31, 2019, Volusia students will officially be out for summer. The Marine Discovery Center (MDC), located in New Smyrna Beach, has lined up kid-friendly Summer Adventure Camps. The camps are designed for children, 16 and under, “to experience the water through the hands-on, feet- wet programs.” Kids’ Summer Camps in New Smyrna Beach All summer programs … Continue reading Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Closes Parks for Updates

In preparation for summer, the city of NSB is updating some of their public parks and performing maintenance. Two City of New Smyrna Beach parks to close temporarily for maintenance in May As the weather warms and summer approaches, two city parks will close temporarily in May for regular maintenance. The New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex (1800 Turnbull Bay Road) closed May 9-10 to fumigate … Continue reading NSB Closes Parks for Updates

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INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

Interview by Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters DAYTONA BEACH PARASAIL 4936 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 • (386) 481-3050  DaytonaParasail.com FB: DaytonaBeachParasail • Insta: @DaytonaParasail  Q: What do you say to first-timers who are interested in the experience but still may be a little nervous?  A: Parasailing can seem a little intimidating and scary at first, but once you get up … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Daytona Beach Parasail & Daytona Speedboat Adventures

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31 Turtle nesting season started May 1, and that means hundreds of sea turtles will be emerging from the surf to lay eggs on the beach in the next few months. After incubating in the sand for about two months, the tiny hatchlings will break free and make an often treacherous crawl to the ocean – … Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

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Weekend Blues

Ever After Blueberry Farm – Mims, Florida To me, nothing announces the arrival of warm weather more than fresh fruit, and what better way to get that produce to your table than to pick it yourself? Blueberry Picking Season Opens April Being well into spring with summer rapidly approaching, Floridians have been getting our share of warmth for a while now. Thanks to a strange … Continue reading Weekend Blues

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Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

The Burmese python is one of the largest snakes in the world and a native of southeast Asia. For more than 15 years, the gigantic snake has decimated species and become the ruling reptile in the Florida Everglades. The Burmese python problem has reached a new level of worrisome concern because it carries a parasite (pictured below) that infects native snakes in south Florida. A … Continue reading Stetson University Researcher Discovers Plethora of Parasites Infecting Pygmy Rattlesnakes

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

Let’s play a game called, “How Well do You Know your Neighbors?” Did you know that one of your neighbors is a local general store with gifts, lottery, a post office AND over 30 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream right in your back yard? And, it has been open for over 10 years?! Neighbors Ice Cream Parlor and General Store is that place! Located … Continue reading Local Favorite Ice Cream Parlor in Business for 10 Years in Port Orange

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Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You

Google Drive and the Tools to Organize your Business Utilizing Google Drive gives you the power to communicate and share information quickly and efficiently with your co-workers, employees and clients, even remotely. This will be a hands-on workshop so bring your smartphone or tablet and be ready to dive in! It’s a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any … Continue reading Learn How to Make Google Drive Work for You