Fear Reach Scream Park opens this weekend

Far Reach Ranch brings back haunted Halloween experience with new haunted houses, music, drinks, and more! Far Reach Ranch is usually a peaceful, family farm full of smiling staff and plump U-PICK berries. But come this fall, a spooky force takes over the farm, ghouls and monsters roam the fields, and the ranch transforms into the Fear Reach Scream Park. The Scream Park runs this … Continue reading Fear Reach Scream Park opens this weekend

Trouble in Paradise @ Jane’s Art Center

Group Exhibit – Trouble in Paradise On Display: April 27 – May 29, 2021 Opening Reception: May 1st, 4-7pm An idiom used to describe problems in positive situations.   Selected artists have focused on environmental issues, and their artworks express an environmental message; that public behavior can initiate environmental changes with reference to something that touches them personally. Jane’s Art Center is located at 199 Downing … Continue reading Trouble in Paradise @ Jane’s Art Center

Close-up of Girl Writing

Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

A release from Volusia County Schools Volusia County Schools is actively preparing for the start of school, and we have created this website as a resource for families, employees and the greater community. School Year Start Delayed to August 31, 2020 in Volusia County Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Volusia County School Board has voted to delay the start of the students’ school year … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

Volusia County Reopens Campsites

Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division reopened eight campsites with limited capacity on May 21, in keeping with state guidelines.  The campsites in these county-operated parks will reopen at 50% capacity: Candace R. Strawn/Lake Dias Park, DeLeon Springs Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Lake Ashby Park, New Smyrna Beach Lake Monroe Park, DeBary One group of 10 people or fewer will be allowed to camp … Continue reading Volusia County Reopens Campsites

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

Operation Relaunch Volusia is Under Way

As the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida and locally continues to decline, Volusia County is readying a plan to reopen county services and facilities that were scaled back to mitigate the spread of the virus. Beaches and Parking Just in time for the popular Mother’s Day weekend, vehicle access for beach parking resumed at multiple sections of Volusia County’s beaches on Saturday. A … Continue reading Operation Relaunch Volusia is Under Way

4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

Award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened its highly anticipated new location at ONE DAYTONA, a 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment destination located directly across from Daytona International Speedway, on Thursday, Feb. 13. Recognized as one of the “South’s Best BBQ Joints” by Southern Living, the iconic 4 Rivers Smokehouse brings some of Florida’s favorite food to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” serving its signature 18-hour … Continue reading 4 Rivers Newest Smokehouse at ONE DAYTONA Now Open

The Hub on Canal Events, Workshops and Classes

Events, Workshops and Classes at The Hub on Canal – January 2020  A Celestial Odyssey – The Hub on Canal’s Third Annual An Affair of the HeART Gala  Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:30pm  Tickets available online January 2 for Members, January 6 for non-members  The Hub on Canal’s annual gala fundraising event, An Affair of the HeART, is back for its third year on Saturday, … Continue reading The Hub on Canal Events, Workshops and Classes

Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

Welcome Riptides Raw Bar & Grill 2nd Location  The Outback Plaza property, located beachside at 429 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, will be revitalized. Plans for a four-story, 114-room Hyatt Place hotel will replace the distressed former grocery-centered commercial strip. Additionally, Ormond Beach’s Riptides Raw Bar & Grill will be adding a second location, developed on the same parcel. Construction plans for the new … Continue reading Revitalizing Outback Plaza NSB

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