Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

With daily updates from the state, Volusia County and individuals, it is hard to know what public lands are still open for use and what is currently closed. While the Florida governor has issued a “Safer at Home” Order, it does not disallow recreational activity such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running or swimming, as long as these activities are consistent with social distancing … Continue reading Volusia County – What Public Lands are Open for Use?

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Best Sandwich To-Go

Sub…hoagie…grinder. No matter what you call it, there’s no better pair to a summer day than a sandwich! Whether it’s for a day at the beach, the springs or a park, here’s where the locals go to grab their favorite sandwich.  Top 5 Local Restaurants for Takeout Sandwiches Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” … Continue reading Best Sandwich To-Go

Don’t Get In The Car With Strangers

Submitted by Jeffrey Lawrence Don’t get into a car with strangers; that is what we have taught our kids, yet in the US over 3.1 million people a day are doing just that by using Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft, or taxis, shuttles, public transportation or the most dangerous of all, “privates.”  With the myriad of transportation options, clearly not all are … Continue reading Don’t Get In The Car With Strangers

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The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

Feature photo by Philomena Polizzi  Local boutique and coffee shop, The Florida Local, will be donating $5 from every sale of their NSB Vernacular shirt (pictured below) to Foundation 37 which will be redistributing the funds raised back to NSB businesses and residents affected by closures due to coronavirus COVID-19. Although the shop is currently closed, the shirts are available to order online here. Locals are encouraged … Continue reading The Florida Local Donates Portions of T-Shirt Sales to Help Locals

Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  Volusia County is packed with local musical talent! When asked who their favorite band or musician is, locals nominated over 100 acts! Here are the top 5 that always bring the crowds.  All dates listed below are subject to change or cancellation … Continue reading Best Local Musicians or Bands To Follow

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Salted Celery Vegan Bakery

Salted Celery is New Smyrna Beach’s own all-vegan bakery offering international recipes with a personal touch. The bakery’s sweet treats and savory items are mostly organic. Salted Celery’s recipes use a combination of natural, minimally-processed ingredients, including oils and sugars that are naturally more tasty and nutritious just by themselves. Fresh-baked offerings include quiches, tarts, cookies, breads, cupcakes and party treats. The bakery uses non-traditional … Continue reading Salted Celery Vegan Bakery

The Whole Story – AdventHealth NSB Property Purchase

AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach has purchased a property of nearly 103 acres at the northeast intersection of State Road 44 and Interstate-95. Located directly across from the AdventHealth Medical Plaza in New Smyrna Beach, this property will be utilized for future healthcare services. Southeast Volusia County is a rapidly growing community, and while we have no immediate plans for this land, we anticipate adding a … Continue reading The Whole Story – AdventHealth NSB Property Purchase

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Groundbreaking for New Splash Pad at “Babe” James Community Center

City leaders put on their hard hats and grabbed their ceremonial golden shovels on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. to mark the first day of construction for a new splash pad at Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, located at 201 N. Myrtle Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. “It’s wonderful to see a project that has been requested for many years finally become a reality,” … Continue reading Groundbreaking for New Splash Pad at “Babe” James Community Center

2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser Boasts $10,000 Prize

It’s official – the Kiwanis Foundation of Southeast Volusia County is pleased to announce our annual 2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser and we want to see you there! Tickets and What’s Included A ticket for $150 gets you dinner for two, open bar, music, dancing and cash prizes. Think of it… instant winners, 50/50, BINGO, Beach Carts of Cheer raffles and a possible grand prize … Continue reading 2020 Strike It Rich Fundraiser Boasts $10,000 Prize

Groundbreaking for new splash pad at “Babe” James Community

City leaders will equip their hard hats and ceremonial golden shovels on Monday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. to mark the first day of construction for a new splash pad at Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. “It’s wonderful to see a project that has been requested for many years finally become a reality,” said Leisure Services Director Nancy Maddox.  “The … Continue reading Groundbreaking for new splash pad at “Babe” James Community