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New Smyrna Beach Murals

Beautifying the City and Building Community New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is enhancing its art culture around town. Murals, artwork painted directly on a wall, are making the city more colorful. The murals are located in community hotspots along Flagler Avenue and in historic downtown on Canal Street. Volusia County also commissioned an artist to create a mural within Smyrna Dunes Park. Mural in Progress in … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach Murals

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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

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

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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

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Pets After the Holiday Excitement

By Dr. Tiffany Beischel Caring for your New Pet After Christmas The holidays have come and gone but for some lucky ones there is an adorable gift still giving slobbery love. Imagine waking up to a fluffy puppy or kitten on Christmas day! The excitement for something so adorable never goes away – until the destruction of your favorite shoes, the “accidents” found around the … Continue reading Pets After the Holiday Excitement

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Culver’s Opens at Tanger Outlets

This Wisconsin-based eatery has officially opened their second location in Volusia County right off Highway 95 and LPGA Boulevard at the Tanger Outlets. Their slogan, Welcome to Delicious, is a perfect way to describe how you feel when you walk into the newly built restaurant and let the aromas lead you to the ordering counter. Known for their buttered bun burgers and fresh frozen custard, … Continue reading Culver’s Opens at Tanger Outlets

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New Smyrna Beach and Development

New Smyrna Beach is Developing Rapidly Our Little Town is Growing Up! Good or Bad? Since New Smyrna’s quiet days where there was nobody on the roads and everyone knew, everyone NSB has come a long way! The small little beach town that many locals remember is now getting bigger and filling up with more and more people. Hotels are being built wherever there is … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach and Development