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Citizens For Smart Growth – Hear Candidates Positionns on Issues

LISTEN UP NEW SMYRNA BEACH

NSB ELECTION FORUM

TUESDAY – OCTOBER 21ST – 6:00 PM – SHARP!

BRANNON CENTER

HEAR CANDIDATES POSITIONS ON KEY ISSUES

JACK GRASTY
JIM HATHAWAY
JAKE SACHS
STEVE SATHER

YOU NEED TO BE THERE

THE FUTURE IS TOO IMPORTANT TO IGNORE !


14th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival

The 14th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival September 26th-28th was a success thanks to good weather. With rain and flooding all around us, venues for the event were crowded with jazz fans all weekend.
The kick-off party at Clancy’s Cantina was well attended as ticket holders were treated to a delicious buffet and great jazz from the Ray “Poster Boy” Guiser Quartet.
Jazz could be heard all day Saturday up and down Flagler Avenue plus events in the downtown Canal Street Historic District. The scene shifted to 3rd Avenue and the North Causeway on Sunday with six more shows.
Thanks to the 70 sponsors both businesses and individuals, venue sponsors and host hotels. Special thanks to the Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority. Plans are underway for the 15th Annual event to be held September 25th to the 27th, 2015.
Jazz merchandise is still available at the Wicker Basket Boutique, 401 Flagler Avenue featuring posters and t-shirts designed by local artist Pamela Ramey Tatum.

Click Here to View the Jazz Festival Photo Gallery


“Capture the Magic” – Volusia County Fair & Youth Show – November 6-16

“Capture the Magic” and be a kid again at The 2014 Volusia County Fair & Youth Show. The Fair opens for the 70th year on November 6 and runs through Sunday November 16.
November 6th, opening night, features FREE admission for everyone thanks to Duke Energy and Bright House Networks. The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show has an opening night Ceremony inside the Tommy Lawrence Arena at 7PM and then at 7:30pm it’s the Annual Miss Volusia County Fair Competition.
The Volusia County Fair headline entertainment this year is young Country’s Parmalee (“Carolina” and their follow up “Close Your Eyes”) on Saturday, November 8th at 8pm. On Senior’s Day Tuesday, November 11th it’s the Rockin’ 60’s Party Tour featuring Paul Revere’s Raiders and Mitch Ryder with shows at 4 & 7pm. Saturday, November 15th Cole Swindell (“Chillin’ It” & his current Hit ”Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” ) is in Concert at 8pm. ALL headline entertainment is FREE with paid Fair gate admission and is inside the Tommy Lawrence Arena.
Tuesday, November 11th Veteran’s Day is sponsored by Florida Public Utilities featuring the singing of our National Anthem at 5pm with a fly over of vintage aircraft and the Gaggle group out of Spruce Creek. All Military with ID are admitted FREE on this day.
The Entertainment continues all day with the Dennis Lee Band and Josh Knotts & Extreme Illusions on the DG Meyer/Volusia Recycles Circle Stage. James Dean with Spotlight Productions will be emceeing, DJ and Karaoke on this stage. Gascar (racing exotic animals), Sea Lion Splash Show, Kids can fish too, Florida Dairy Farmer’s Association’s Ag Village, Ag Venture Land and Goat Mountain are all in the area of the Fairgrounds across from the Townsend Livestock Pavilion. There is the Great American petting Zoo, Kandu Magic Show, Sally Ann (America’s Darlin’), Rust & Flames Blacksmith Shop, Model Railroad Display, Jessie the Fair Pig Mascot (get your picture taken with Jessie).

Advance ride and gate admission tickets are available at participating Walgreens through Friday, November 7. Advance unlimited ride bracelets are only $15 and good any day except Tuesday, November 11 which is $1/ride day. Advance gate tickets are $4 for children ages 6-12 and $8 for adults 13+. Locations of participating Walgreens can be found on our web site at the top of the home page by clicking on Tickets and Deals.
Admission to the Fair is $10 for Adults ages 13 and older, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and Children 5 and under are FREE with paying adult. Seniors age 55 and over get in on Senior’s Day Tuesday November 11th for only $8.00 sponsored by Aging Tree.
Our Concessionaires are offering discount coupons that have their booth numbers on them which makes it much easier for our guests to locate the concession stands offering the discounts. The coupons are also available on line at www.volusiacountyfair.com under Fair Partners where the drop down menu shows Special Discount Offers.
We have stream lined the admission Gate lines and Ride Bracelet lines this year for anyone holding the Walgreens Advance Gate and/or Ride Tickets so that they will not have to wait in long lines.
Deggeller Attractions will be bringing in new and exciting rides again this year.
If you enjoy history visit the Old Plantation, Antique Tractors (Antique Tractor Parade is on each Saturday and Sunday at 3:45 PM) and the Old Gas Station as well as the Rust and Flames Blacksmith.
Livestock shows each night in the barn. The Livestock Market Auction with Steer, Swine and Lambs is on Thursday, November 13 and starts at 6:00PM inside the Townsend Livestock Pavilion.
This year we move small animals (Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Poultry & Fowl) to the Talton Exhibit Hall as the Small Animal Barn. We also now have a brand new Horticulture Hall which is adjacent to the Talton Exhibit Hall. We lost the original Hort Hall during a tornado in 2007.
The Volusia County Fair gave away $12,000 in Scholarships last year and is taking applications through Oct 7 for the 2014 Scholarships. The Volusia County Fair also supports Second Harvest each year by having a food donation day (Monday, November 10, bring in three cans of food and get into the Fair for ½ price.) The Fair supports the local FFA and 4H Chapters each year by helping them go to National Competitions.
The economic impact of the Volusia County Fair to Volusia County is estimated to be 8.6 million Dollars. The Volusia County Fair is not affiliated with the County of Volusia, it is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, founded in 1930, provides a place for youth to learn and show their livestock products; residents of Volusia County are encouraged to participate in art, photography, music, agriculture, horticulture, home and craft projects. The Fair gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents while competing for awards.
“Capture the Magic” and become a kid again at the 70th Edition of the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, the South’s Greatest County Fair…A Family Affair.


4th Annual San Gennaro Italian Festival

the garlic presents
4th Annual San Gennaro Italian Festival
Sunday October 12, 2014
4-7:30 pm
All You Can Eat Buffet  4:30–6:00 pm
music  5-7:30 by
The Marc Montesano Quartet
special guests
The Dynamic Detroit Duo
Dick Cuchetti and Sid Blair
and the garlic’s own Peter Puzzo
RESERVATIONS  386.424.6660  OR 795.0161
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October happenings in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

Bob Thames Saltwater Soul October 4

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert in Christmas Park from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, October 4, in the Canal Street Historic District’s Christmas Park. Singer/keyboardist Bob Thames will play saltwater soul music. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760.

 Taste of New Smyrna Beach October 4

Restaurants from around New Smyrna Beach will take over the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 4, as part of the Taste of New Smyrna Beach.  Along with live music, restaurants will offer sample plates from 4-8 p.m. along Canal Street.  Samples prices range from $5-10. For more information, please call Mark Parkinson at 386.409.7881.

 1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk October 4

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, October 4, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A free concert also is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

 25th annual Senior Games through October 9

The 25th annual Senior Games continue through October 9 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at various New Smyrna Beach venues. Activities include shuffleboard, basketball, track and field, card games, bowling and much more. People age 50 and older are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the City of New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 5th annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out in the LOOP October 6-11

The 2014 Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out makes its way to the NSB Waterfront LOOP October 6-11. As part of the annual event, artists paint from dawn to dusk and host demonstrations at various LOOP locations. For a complete schedule of events, please log on to www.friendsofcanaveral.com/paintout .

 Canal Street Cruise October 11

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, October 11, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

 Project Pink October 17 – 19

The 3rd annual Project Pink runs October 17-19 and includes a Bra’s for Ta-Tas Breast Cancer fundraiser and silent auction. Two additional events on Saturday, October 19, include a Chili Cook-Off with proceeds benefitting breast cancer charities and a Craft Beer Festival offering a taste of more than 100 craft beers. Tickets for both events are $10. For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com . 

 ‘Island Education’ on Audubon birding October 22

 The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues October 22 with a class on Audubon birding. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on towww.cityofnsb.com/programs.

 5th annual Night at the Museum October 24

The 5th annual Night at the Museum is from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Friday, October 24, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $30 and include food, beverage, live auction and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the New Smyrna Museum of History. For more information, please call 386.478.0052.

 Art Walk on Flagler October 25

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, October 25.   Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call 386.428.1770.

 Flagler Avenue Wine Walk October 25

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, October 25.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com .

 Under the Sea Mermaid Costume Contest October 25

Mermaids age 15 and under will school by the ocean from 4-6 p.m., October 25, for the Under the Sea Mermaid Costume Contest. Judging starts at 4:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Flagler Avenue. Prizes will be awarded for best youth, individual, and homemade costumes and for best mermaid tail. The contest is free. Judging begins at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events Department at (386) 424-2175.

 Smyrna Surfari Spooktacular Paddle Battle October 25-26

Costume-clad surfers will ride the LOOP’s waves Halloween weekend during the Smyrna Surfari Spooktacular Paddle Battle. The event is October 25-26 on the beach near the Flagler Avenue beach approach, New Smyrna Beach.  There is no entry fee for costumed surfers.  Winners receive $100 and are judged on their costumes and must ride at least one wave during the heat. For more information, please log on tohttp://www.smyrnasurfariclub.com/events.htm .

 ‘Island Education’ plant identification October 29

Plant identification and selection will be covered during the October 29 Island Education class. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on towww.cityofnsb.com/programs.

 History Mystery Tour October 30

History Mystery Tours are returning to New Smyrna Beach.  Tours begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 30, at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, in the NSB Waterfront LOOPHear stories from famous New Smyrnians of the past and other ghostly stories as you stroll the Canal Street Historic District of New Smyrna Beach. One-hour tours are $8 per person. For more information, please call the Museum at 386.478.0052.

 40th annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest October 31

The 40th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest begins at 4 p.m., Friday, October 31, on Canal Street just east of U.S. 1 and will proceed east on Canal Street to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot.  The costume contest for children and adults begins immediately following the parade. Only homemade costumes will be judged.  No pre-registration is required.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach at 386.424.2175.

 7th annual New Smyrna-Ween Creepy Crawl October 31

Pretend ghouls and goblins will head to Flagler Avenue for the biggest creepy bash in the LOOP. The 7th annual New Smyna-Ween Creepy Crawl will be from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., Friday, October 31, and will include more than 10 adult costume contests with prizes and specials.  For more information, please visit www.partyonflagler.com .


31st annual Ed Root Memorial 10K/5K Run December 6

The annual 31st annual Ed Root Memorial 5K/10K Run will be Saturday, December 6, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Avenue, at the corner of Pine Street and Flagler Avenue. The race begins at 8 a.m.

The 10k is a scenic route that takes runners across the Inlet Dunes boardwalk and the residential streets of the north beach. Each year, more than 300 people participate in the holiday race, according to Liz Yancey, New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Special Events manager.

The race is a charter member of the Daytona Area Grand Prix. Race-day registration is $40 for the 10k and $30 for the 5k. Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 3.

Online registration is available at http://www.racesmith.com/races/EdRoot.html .

For more information, please contact the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Office, 1000 Live Oak Street, 386.424.2175, or log on to www.cityofnsb.com.


New Girls’ Night Out Events to be Held in Port Orange

September 15, 2014 – Grab your girlfriends and head to Girls’ Night Out Volusia. The first event takes place Thursday, October 2, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Orange VFW located at 5830 S. Williamson Boulevard. Registration is $15 and covers all activities, food and entertainment.

Girls’ Night Out Volusia is a little bit of everything women love: sharing good times with friends, meeting new friends, sampling delicious food, participating in fun activities, enjoying unique entertainment and shopping. And it’s all under one roof in a night set aside just for women!

“Girls’ Night Out Volusia offers the opportunity for women to have a night each month to focus on fun and friends. The events will also include a vendor boutique where women can shop for unique items and services,” said Kimberly Yaney, Media Strategist/CEO of Klein-Yaney Media. “Whether women just want some ‘me time’ or want to network in a comfortable environment, these events will help to build new relationships,” Yaney said.

Yaney is co-creator of the event series along with Janet Shira. The two women met when Shira was the city of Edgewater’s economic development coordinator. Yaney’s business is located in Edgewater and is also part of the UCF Business Incubator located at the Daytona airport. Shira left her city position in July and she and her husband are currently preparing to launch a new Intracoastal Waterway boutique cruising business called Real Florida Adventures. It will be operated out of the Halifax Harbor Marina in Daytona.

“Being relatively new to the area, I am looking forward to meeting new friends through Girls’ Night Out,” Shira commented. “I hope these events will strengthen relationships and build new ones. It will be an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere. We’ll have lots of activities focusing on health, beauty, family, community and fun,” she said.

The events are sponsored by Bert Fish Medical Center, Michael’s of Port Orange and the Buddy Davenport State Farm Insurance Agency. Girls’ Night Out Volusia will take place the first Thursday of the month. For more information or to register to attend, visit www.GNOVolusia.com.


Photo Gallery – NSB Board of Realtors’ Duck Race for the Cause


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – On September 11, 2014 the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors® (NSB BOR) will host the 2nd annual Duck Race fundraiser from 4:30pm to 6:00pm at the Grille at Riverview. Last year, the NSB BOR raised over $3,000.  All proceeds from the event fund the community  charities, outreach programs and activities of the NSB BOR including Thanksgiving food baskets donated to local families in need and school supplies for Volusia county schools.

This year the starting gate is a private dock, located south of the Grille at Riverview.  To enter, fans adopt a duck at $10 for 1 duck or $25 for 3 ducks.  Hundreds of rubber ducks will be released into the intracoastal and ride the current to the end of the race.  All of the ducks have a unique number and the winner is determined at the finish line.  Race fans can observe the photo finish from the restaurant. The ducks will compete to win cash prizes up to $500 and a 1-night stay at the Best Western NSB, Inn on the Avenue or Hampton Inn NSB.

This year the NSB BOR is hoping to exceed their goal as the Grille at Riverview has agreed to donate 10% of all proceeds from that evening’s dinner patrons’ checks to the cause.

The NSB BOR special events committee coordinated the race event.


New Smyrna Beach Country and Bluegrass Music Festival

New Smyrna Beach Country and Bluegrass Music Festival set for Oct 10-12

Dust off your cowboy hat and squeeze back into those cowboy boots because the New Smyrna Beach Country and Bluegrass Music Festival is set for October 10th through the 12th at multiple locations throughout the beachside city. The three-day musical hit kicker weekend celebrates one of America’s most popular music genres and the weekend includes multiple band meet and greets and plenty of free giveaways. And best yet – every performance is free – no cover charge – though some locations due have a minimum age admission of 21 years.

The complete music festival schedule is located BeachWeeks.com or by texting COAST to 40691 to receive the full concert schedule on your smart phone.

The New Smyrna Beach Country and Bluegrass Music Festival is part of Fall Beach Weeks in New Smyrna Beach – 40 days of festivals over nine weeks from September 26th through November 29th. The campaign is designed to showcase New Smyrna Beach during autumn and increase its appeal as an off-season vacation destination. For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Book Festival accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621.

Featured bands include:

FRIDAY, OCT 10

6pm Jeff Risinger
Barracuda’s Bar & Grille
203 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

7pm Davey Rocker
Clancy’s Cantina
301 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

9pm The Oak Hill Drifters
Country/ Western Swing/ Rockabilly
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

SATURDAY, OCT 11

1pm Big Rick & The TroubleMakers
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

4pm The Pot Lickers
Peanut’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
421 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

4:30pm Dane Colbert
Pub 44
1889 State Road 44, NSB
Cover – FREE

6pm Scott Hongell
Gnarly Surf Bar
114 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

6:30pm Johnny Reed Foley
Barracuda’s Bar & Grille
203 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

6:30pm Fancy Pants & AJ
Clancy’s Cantina
301 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

8pm Davie and Eric
Pub 44
1889 State Road 44, NSB
Cover – FREE

9pm Baby Punch Face
Peanut’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
421 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

9pm The Bloody Jug Band
Americana/Swamp-Noir/Jug Rock
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

SUNDAY, OCT 12

1pm The Jam
Barracuda’s Bar & Grille
302 S. Atlantic Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE

1:30pm Jimmy Z
Pub 44
1889 State Road 44, NSB
Cover – FREE

2:30pm Tim and Casey
Toni & Joe’s Patio
309 Buenos Aires St, NSB
Cover – FREE

6pm Payne Brothers
Pub 44
1889 State Road 44, NSB
Cover – FREE

9pm The Blue Diamond Band
Country/Americana/Folk
OM Bar & Chill Lounge
392 Flagler Ave, NSB
Cover – FREE


Samantha Bishop is the New Economic Development / Redevelopment Coordinator for the City of Edgewater.

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Another exciting turn of events for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce! Executive Vice President, Samantha Bishop has accepted a new position as the Economic Development / Redevelopment Coordinator for the City of Edgewater. After four years of restructuring the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Samantha has reached the many goals that she set in 2010 and is ready to hand the leadership reigns over to the next Executive Vice President. Ms. Bishop took over as Interim Executive Vice President of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce August 20, 2010 and was named the Executive Vice President in November of that same year.

    At the time, the Chamber was in serious debt and membership had decreased to 476 members. When Samantha started, the Chamber was looking for a temporary location for the time frame during building restoration, all of the equipment was a mismatch of donated items that we couldn’t even send a fax or print a billing. During September of 2010 Ms. Bishop had some very tough decisions to make. In order to keep the Chamber running, expenses had to be drastically cut. From mid September to December 1, the Chamber operated with volunteers only and Ms. Bishop quickly got to work moving the Chamber out of its historic 82 year old home to Julia Street with the help of Bob and Pegge Garriques. Ms. Bishop restored and created partnerships with local organizations and corporations that have earned the Chamber back its credibility and relevance in the community. During the four years, the Chamber has weaned itself off of SVAA funding for operational support and replaced this with Annual Corporate Sponsorships as well as three big fund raisers per year such as the Home Show & Business Expo, Chamber Challenge 5K Run, and Disney Institute. Her motto for any chamber function or event is that it must meet three criteria; 1. It must be good for the Chamber; 2. It must be good for the members – there must be a benefit; and 3. It must be good for the community – otherwise we don’t do it. This has served the Chamber well in the past four years as Ms. Bishop has only the Chamber’s best interest at heart, she has strived to always follow through with any promise, not to promise what she can’t deliver and to always be truthful. This is served her well and the Chamber too! Today, the Chamber has a new corporate identity and look, a new web site, new computers, new telephone system, the Chamber successfully moved back into their original home at 115 Canal Street in the Historic Chamber of Commerce Building, membership is up 680, there is money in reserves, there are only two more payments and the Chamber will be completely debt free, Chamber staff team is the best – they are passionate and love what they do and it shows! Whoever the Board chooses for the next Executive Vice President will have very big shoes to fill!

This is the first time in 33 years that the Executive Vice President position will be advertised openly. The Executive Committee will serve as the hiring team. Resumes can be sent to SEVChamberofCommerce@gmail.com for consideration.


PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT MEET THE ARTIST

MEET THE ARTISTS

October 4th, 4-8 p.m., Clay Gallery, 302 S. Riverside Dr., NSB

Clay Gallery will be hosting this year’s Meet the Artists Party. Many of this year’s Plein Air painters will be on hand to help kick off this year’s event. The pre-party will include a raffle for an original work of art as well as a beautiful gift basket. Raffle Tickets will be available before the drawing which will take place at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to view original artwork, listen to music and enjoy refreshments.


Reminder: Public Forum To Discuss State Of Indian River Lagoon

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., The Marine Discovery Center will bring together scientists, wildlife advocates and officials to discuss the status of the Indian River Lagoon in a public forum Thursday, Sept. 11.

The “State of the Lagoon 2014: Indian River Lagoon Public Forum” will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., and will be staged at the Brannon Center, located at 105 S. Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach.

The purpose of the event is to update citizens about the health of the IRL, provide an overview of current research and activities on the estuary and to discuss future goals and plans for the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.

Invited researchers and agencies will share their expertise with the public and offer updates on such topics as seagrass, oysters, birds, algal blooms, as well as salt marsh and shoreline restorations around the lagoon.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Margie Lasi, St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD); Lori Morris, SJRWMD; Dr. Linda Walters, University of Central Florida; David Hartgrove, Halifax River Audubon; Dr. Chuck Jacoby, SJRWMD; and Jeff Beal, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

The forum will begin at 6 p.m., with each speaker presenting information for 15 minutes, followed by an open discussion with attending citizens.

The Indian River Lagoon has endured devastating algal blooms in recent years that have impacted crucial habitats affecting a variety of plant, animal and fish species. The forum is designed to deliver information to the public in a useful way and to give citizens a chance to ask questions and learn what they can do to contribute to the health of the lagoon and its unique ecosystem.

For more information, visit marinediscoverycenter.org. For more information about the forum, contact Annie Morgan at annie@marinediscoverycenter.org and at 386-428-4828.

About The Marine Discovery Center

The Marine Discovery Center (MDC) was founded in 2000 with the goal to protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research and community stewardship. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, MDC has become widely recognized for its quality educational and hands-on, feet-wet learning programs for kids, as well as adults. Using its 40-passenger Discovery boat and fleet of kayaks, the center offers learning opportunities as a floating classroom, in adventure camps, as well as for guided eco-tours by certified naturalists. The center showcases engaging exhibits for experiential learning and invites community participation in stewardship opportunities. For more information, visit www.marinediscoverycenter.org.


14th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival – Meet the Artist

Pamela Ramey Tatum is a full-time professional and award winning artist and a studio artist at The Hub on Canal, a vibrant art space that she shares with other local artists in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Pamela paints portraits, still lifes, sea and landscapes, but portraits and figures remain her favorites. For her, telling a story and moving the viewer is most important to her. She approaches every painting with the questions: what do I want to express and how do I want the viewer to feel?

She strives to paint with a contemporary feel and in 2012 began experimenting with more impressionistic palette knife painting, creating pieces that are modern, dynamic, and fresh. Most of these paintings contain lovers, and they have become her most popular pieces. She also does quite a number of commissioned pieces each year. Pamela teaches a monthly palette knife painting workshop at The Hub on Canal, teaches in Teen Extreme art camp each year, and has volunteered in the art department at NSB High School.

In September 2014, Pamela teams up with Surfscape dance for a show of dance inspired art and art inspired dance. In November 2014 Pamela will collaborate with award winning poet, Terry Godbey, for an exhibit of art and poetry at The Hub: The L Words, Love, Lust and Loss. Another exciting opportunity will take Pamela to Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy, for the entire month of June 2015. Pamela will be an artist in residence with other visual artists as well as artists of other disciplines. Their work will culminate in an exhibition at the end of that year.

Pamela’s studio is located at The Hub on Canal, at 132 Canal Street, Studio 5, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Samples of her work can also be found on her website: www.PamelaRameyTatum.com.

As Producer of the Jazz Festival, Marc Monteson said he was delighted to work with Pamela as she created this year’s poster and t-shirt art entitled, Ray Guiser on Sax.

Click Here for the 2014 Website

Marc Monteson Promotions is a licensed agency in NSB and a member of the S.E. Volusia Chamber of Commerce


New Smyrna Beach Jazz Fest 2014 Line-up & Schedule

Click Here for the 2014 Website

Nicole Henry
Kid Dutch™ and his New Orleans Music

Greg Parnell Sextet ” A Tribute to The Jazz Messengers”

Walker /Jordan Band ( 10 pc)

Sybil Gage * Vivacity

Suzy Park & Friends

Linda Cole & The Joshua Bowlus Trio

The Porchdogs * Thom Chambers

The House Cats * Thomas Jones

Music Remembrance Jazz Trio

Robert Harris Trio *Johnny Mag Sax * Brian Petras Trio

Kayonne Riley and the Downtown Trio

M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble feat. Marty Morell

Pat D’Aguanno

Steve Scholz Trio

Ted Connor & Ron Gilotti

Cafè-Grass * Jim Bryer

Ray Guiser Quartet (Kick-off party)

 


MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER PUBLIC FORUM

Devastating events in recent years have put the health of the Indian River Lagoon in a state of peril, but we have come a long way in the last year.

Researchers and agencies will share their expertise, what we have learned, upcoming projects, and ways you can get involved. Hear updates on seagrass, oysters, birds, algal blooms, and more.

WHAT: State of the Lagoon 2014: Indian River Lagoon Public Forum
WHEN: September 11, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach, FL
COST: No charge, no reservations required
CONTACT: annie@marinediscoverycenter.org or call 386-428-4828


September happenings in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

September happenings in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk September 6

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, September 6, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A free concert also is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

 Nathan Perer in concert September 6

Music lovers may enjoy a free concert Saturday, September 6. Singer/guitarist Nathan Perer will play from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park, on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach.  Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, please call Marc Monteson at 386.423.9760.

 Canal Street Cruise September 13

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday, September 13, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

 ‘Island Education’ on the coastal environment September 17

 The New Smyrna Beach Island Education series continues September 17 with a class on man’s interaction with the coastal environment. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs.

 Art Walk on Flagler September 20

Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, September 20.   Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, please call 386.428-1770.

 Flagler Avenue Wine Walk September 20

Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1 – 7 p.m., Saturday, September 20.  During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Peninsula Avenue, at the corner of Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of S. Atlantic and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information on the progressive wine tasting, please log on to www.partyonflagler.com .

 ‘Island Education’ on mangrove maintenance September 24

Proper maintenance of mangroves and Brazilian pepper trees will be covered during the September 24 Island Education class. The class begins at 9 a.m. at Esther Street Beachfront Park, one block north of Flagler Avenue. The one-hour class is part of a free educational series on the City’s barrier island.  Classes run through November 19 and are open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 386.424.2175 or log on to www.cityofnsb.com/programs.


2nd ANNUAL LUCKY DUCK RACE – Sept. 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM


Port Orange Ship Modelers Show at Port Orange Libary – September 27 & 28 – FREE Admission!

The Port Orange Ship Modeler’s Club Presents – 2014 Annual Ship Model Show
At the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL  32129
On Saturday, September 27, 2014  – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
And Sunday, September 28, 2014  – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION!

Free model kits for the first 25 kids on Saturday; trophies awarded to all kids that return with completed model on Sunday

 


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Big News_REMINDER

The Gathering of the Classes as been set up for Saturday Night , August 23 we will all meet at the new H.T. Pub 44 at 6 PM. If you would like dinner the owner said please try to come between 4-6 PM  if you want your meal to be on time to your table. A easy menu will be made up just for us so it will be quick delivery after 6 PM.
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 The new Pub 44 has been remodeled and I know you will be really happy with what they did plus all the new additions outside and a new bar, The old Tiki Bar has been removed. I have looked the menu over and eaten there 2 times and the food is really good, A portion of it is prepared from scratch I was told. Their home made french fries are delicious, like thick potato chips, Yum Yum..
    Since I have been to see the owners, I have found out 2 other classes are having their reunions there this summer. I really hope H. T.’s makes a go of it and it will be a place for us to enjoy for a long time.
    Heads up~~There is some discussion about parking across the street at the Publix parking area, I would not advise you to do that or it may be towed if the problem is not resolved.  Hopefully I will have some news on this before our Gathering. You may want to call the Pub and ask them about parking or come with a friend to save space.
Sunday~August 24 

Come have breakfast….

Beacon Restaurant

416 Flagler Avenue

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32169

386-428-8332


Opens at 6:00 am starts serving at 6:30 until PM

Get together with friends for breakfast and a chat.

Pick your own time to allow for flexible departures of out-of-town alumni.


“Cheeseburger in Paradise” Saturday, August 23 – 5 pm & 9 pm.

Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach & Edgewater
Sponsor “Cheeseburger in Paradise”

Cheeseburger Paradise committee members: Standing in the rear (left - right) Jeff Abbott, Jerry Kruhm, Mitch Cole and Steve Holmes. Front (left-right) Peter Stanton, Deborah Nicol and Donna Abbott.

 New Smyrna Beach, FL – New Smyrna Beach’s Brannon Center will be the venue for a fund raising event on Saturday, August 23 between 5 pm and 9 pm.  The Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater are the sponsoring organizations of a Jimmy Buffet-styled summer time party named after his restaurants – Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Peter Stanton, president of the Rotary Club of Edgewater said “you don’t have to be a parrot head (alluding to Jimmy Buffet’s fans) to have a good time.”  He continued to say “we’ll have a band playing, hamburgers and sliders from over a dozen local restaurants, free beer, wine and sodas plus contests, tequila tasting and lots more to keep everyone entertained.”

Over a dozen local businesses and media are supporting the event as sponsors.

“The net proceeds of this event will fund the clubs’ community support with youth scholarships and youth activities” explained Jeff Abbott, president of the Rotary Club of New Smyrna Beach.   “We expect this to continue to be a very popular event and encourage everyone to purchase tickets early.”

For information on purchasing tickets visit www.CheeseburgerParadise.org  or call 386-643-4772 or email NSBEvent@Gmail.com

Picture:  Cheeseburger Paradise committee members: Standing in the rear (left – right) Jeff Abbott, Jerry Kruhm, Mitch Cole and Steve Holmes. Front (left-right) Peter Stanton, Deborah Nicol and Donna Abbott.