Local Entrepreneurs Create a COVID-19 Resilience Plan

Like everywhere else in the world, the local economy in Southeast Volusia County has been decimated by the coronavirus. Until very recently, shops were shuttered, beach access was restricted and many small business owners found themselves on the rails.  Many businesses have awakened from their two-month slumber to find that the world has completely changed. Customers are slow to return, restaurants and stores are open … Continue reading Local Entrepreneurs Create a COVID-19 Resilience Plan

Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue

Event presented by The Party’s on Flagler, hosted at individual locations Hello Summer! For over 30 years New Smyrna Beach marked the official start of summer with Seaside Fiesta Weekend. Due to COVID-19 and keeping everyone’s safety as our highest priority, the block party, 5K race, and surf competition will not take place this year. A scaled-down version of the annual Seaside Fiesta Weekend Music … Continue reading Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue

The Good Old Days

Do you ever think back to when you were a kid and what you used to do for fun? It seems like life was easier. It didn’t take a bunch of expensive toys and video games to keep you entertained. My parents made it easy for us; they would say, “Either you go find something to do, or we will find something for you to … Continue reading The Good Old Days

SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

The owners of SaniPro NSB, Melissa Tyo-Grooten and Jodi Hinkle are local residents and are committed to helping business owners and vacation rental property owners navigate the “Reopen Florida” Guidelines, regain the confidence of their customers and achieve economic recovery quickly and effectively. SaniPro NSB identified the leading-edge, EPA Approved, Green Seal Certified™ disinfectant products and emerging technology, and blended it with carefully selected equipment … Continue reading SaniPro NSB Helps Create the Safest Environment for Businesses Reopening

INSIDE LOOK: Coastal Claims Services

Q: When did you move to your new location? A: Our national headquarters is proudly located at 419 Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna Beach, directly across from Peterson Law Group. We also have satellite offices located throughout the state of Florida and the southeast United States as well. Q: What services do you offer?  A: Coastal Claims Services is a fully licensed and bonded … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Coastal Claims Services

Marine Discovery Center Announces Reopening and Events

Marine Discovery Center Reopens to the Public on May 18 Due to COVID 19, Marine Discovery Center (MDC) has taken precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. These steps include the following: Limiting tours to 10 guests Increased sanitation of all high touch areas (boat, kayaks, outdoor seating areas, and indoor facilities Temperature checks for staff Face Masks: All guests … Continue reading Marine Discovery Center Announces Reopening and Events

Major Changes to 4th of July Celebrations in Volusia County

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, many cities are making changes to their plans for Independence Day celebrations. Volusia County is no different, and cities are beginning to announce postponements or cancellations to plans. Updates for individual cities can be found below. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. The statements below have been provided directly from the city governments. … Continue reading Major Changes to 4th of July Celebrations in Volusia County

NSB Announces Upcoming Changes to Farmers Market, Summer Holidays

At their May 12 regular (virtual) meeting, the New Smyrna Beach City Commission approved another round of preventative measures in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NSB City Commission approves reopening Farmers Market, postpones 4th of July fireworks The New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market in front of City Hall at 210 Sams Ave., excluding food trucks, may reopen Saturday, May 23 under CDC social distancing … Continue reading NSB Announces Upcoming Changes to Farmers Market, Summer Holidays

Local Businesses Raise Funds to Donate Thousands of Desperately Needed Protective Masks to Front Line Workers

In response to the urgent need for N95 and surgical masks for medical professionals and other vital workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, local businesses are lending a hand. Flagler Tavern, with the help of Shok Idea Group and WeatherFlow have secured a way to successfully acquire and distribute a significant quantity of protective masks to Front Line workers and First Responders in the New Smyrna … Continue reading Local Businesses Raise Funds to Donate Thousands of Desperately Needed Protective Masks to Front Line Workers

empty beach in Volusia County with a couple of people walking

Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?

All photos//text: Mimi McKee The views and opinions expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of East Coast Current Volusia residents honoring the state and federal orders to “stay home” have taken to social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and NextDoor to express their opinions on whether the public beaches should close temporarily or remain open for essential fitness activities. … Continue reading Volusia Beaches’ Line in the Sand: Which Side are You On?