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

Top 5 Brunch Spots in Volusia County

Spring has sprung and there is nothing better than to enjoy the beautiful weather at your favorite brunch spot with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys and delectable dishes! These top 5 places are where locals love to go to get their brunch on!  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask … Continue reading Top 5 Brunch Spots in Volusia County

Spring Fling Open House

Saturday @ 10 AM – 6 PM, throughout downtown Ormond Beach Come out to Historic Ormond Beach’s SPRING FLING OPEN HOUSE for a celebration of the resilient small businesses that make our town so special! Dozens of your favorite restaurants, shops & galleries in the heart of Ormond Beach are coming together for ONE DAY to offer special deals, tastings, live music, activities, giveaways and … Continue reading Spring Fling Open House

Crimson House NSB

Wine, Food, Beer & a Good Time!  English poet, John Keats, once described his perfect day: “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” You might need to bring your own book, but you’ll find all the rest at Crimson House in New Smyrna Beach. Located at the corner of Orange … Continue reading Crimson House NSB

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Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Ask a Local: Between quarantine and the holidays, some of us may be looking for ways to lose that “COVID 19.” Each of these local favorite fitness centers and gyms has something different to offer, from personal trainers to unique classes, to fit everyone’s … Continue reading Top 5 Best Local Fitness Centers or Gyms

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Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks

Interview by Tiffany Evers Genre: Jam band BAND MEMBERS:  • Evan Clancy – drums • Max Bressan – bass • Ian Hood – guitar • Evan Ahlswede – guitar/steel pan Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER? A: Most of us have been jamming together for 10 years. We have been playing live shows for 7 years. Q: WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME? A: … Continue reading Q&A with: The Psychedelic Monks

Coastal Christmas Market

Saturday, November 28 from 9 AM – 5 PM along Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach Enjoy a wide variety of beautiful gifts and holiday decor handcrafted by local artisans. Our merchants will welcome you into their shops for a look at the treasures available all year long on Canal Street. ·       Shop Handcrafted Holiday Items from 90+ Local Vendors ·       Music & Demonstrations (on Live Oak) ·       Grab Lunch … Continue reading Coastal Christmas Market

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Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  The holidays are quickly approaching and that means so are decadent desserts! These top five bakeries are who the locals rely on for an exceptional dessert to serve during this time of the year.  Best Bakery in Volusia County THE BAKE SHOP 111 N … Continue reading Top 5 Best Bakeries in Volusia County

Q&A with: Are Friends Electric

Genre: Rock/Pop Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER? A: 8.5 years. Q: WHICH FAMOUS MUSICIANS DO YOU ADMIRE? WHY? A: Too many to mention, but a start would be Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt, Cyndi Lauper and Bjork. They all paved their own way.  Q: WHICH INSTRUMENTS DO EACH OF YOU PLAY? A: Jeremy: Guitar/Vocals/Keys/Drums; Andrea: Vocals/Percussion/Drums. Q: WHERE ARE … Continue reading Q&A with: Are Friends Electric