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MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

What:  Sharks with Marilyn Sullivan

Marilyn Sullivan will be doing a hands on lecture suited for both adultsand kids. She will discuss interesting shark facts and can answer those pressing questions you have always had such as “How do sharks date?”

There will be exhibits to touch and explore. Bring your cameras and get your picture with a giant mako shark jaw.

Where: Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169
When: Thursday, August 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: No charge, no reservations required

Contact: MDC Welcome Desk 386-428-4828   www.marinediscoverycenter.org


Central Beach Neighborhood Plan workshop Aug. 22

Residents, property owners and business owners are encouraged to attend the planning workshop for the Central Beach Neighborhood Plan at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 22, at the Coronado Civic Center, 150 South Pine St., New Smyrna Beach. Staff will present a refined future land use and zoning analysis from previous meetings.

“This workshop provides stakeholders an opportunity to write the vision statement for their neighborhood,” said Gail Henrikson, New Smyrna Beach planning director. “The statement reflects how residents see their neighborhood in five years and directs all aspects of the plan.”

Nearly 150 residents and business owners have attended previous meetings focused on the Central Beach neighborhood. This workshop will rely heavily on continued resident and business owner contributions and is the next step in an 18-month planning process.

For more information on the Central Beach Neighborhood Plan workshop or additional information on other neighborhood planning efforts, please visit www.cityofnsb.com/neighborhood-planning or

contact Steve Bapp, neighborhood planner, at sbapp@cityofnsb.com or 386.424.2135.

 


Town Hall Public Meeting August 18 on proposed budget, NSB

Citizens interested in the development of next year’s fiscal budget are encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting from 6 – 8 p.m., August 18, at the New Smyrna Beach Garden Club, 2000 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach. City commissioners and staff will answer questions in an informal setting, according to City Manager Pam Brangaccio.

 The $21-million proposed operating budget is 6.5 percent less than the current budget, Brangaccio added. More than half the budget (53 percent) will fund public safety. No new employee positions are budgeted for the next fiscal year. However, the City is assuming 6.75 positions from the former Community Redevelopment Agency along with expenses related to facility and open-space maintenance.

 Two public hearings to adopt the City’s millage rate are scheduled for 5:30 p.m., September 9 and September 22, in City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue.

 The 2015-2016 fiscal year runs October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.

For more information on the proposed budget, please log on to http://www.cityofnsb.com/fy16-budget .


Arts on Douglas – Endless Summer A Group Exhibition

Endless Summer

A Group Exhibition
Opening reception: Saturday, August 1, 4-7pm
On exhibit: August 1-29, 2015

 New Smyrna Beach, FL ––  Arts on Douglas announces the opening of a themed group exhibition entitled Endless Summer. This is the third iteration of the show curated by Gallery Director Meghan Martin. The exhibition features 19 selected artists. Each work included in this fun lighthearted show is an artist’s interpretation of summer ideals, memories and/ or sensations. The participating artists include Marc Barrett, Bobbi Baugh, Kelly Berning, Donne Bitner, Rene Guerin, Bryce Hammond, Allison Kline, Larry Moore, Joseph Palmerio, Bridgette Rallo, Beau Redmond, Chris Robb, Robert Ross, Jo Sinclair, Wendy Tatter, Rose Thome Casterline, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak, and Barbara Wagner. The exhibition will be on view from August 1 through August 29, 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 1 from 4-7pm. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

 “Our Endless Summer exhibition is a fun summer themed show that is a proven favorite among our gallery patrons. This years exhibition includes artists like Chris Robb whose work directly reflects on the surf culture in New Smyrna Beach. While in contrast, Barbara Wagner’s abstract paintings interpret the soft August light in Florida. There is something for everyone to enjoy as well as a few surprises,” states Meghan Martin, Gallery Director.

 The exhibition title is an ode to the 1960’s definitive cult film by the same name. The summer themed exhibit showcases a range of stylistic approaches and media. In true Endless Summer fashion, a few of the artworks lend themselves to the idealistic spirit of the classic moving picture. For example, Beau Redmond’s piece, World’s Most Famous Beach, is a pastiche collage that harkens back with its unfettered beachscape sprinkled with images of now collectible cars and a New York Times newspaper cut-out that read “Happy Days for Sunshine Tourists.”

 In contrast to Redmond, plein aire painter Joseph Palmerio portrays an unpeopled scene riff with hues of blue, green, and red. In his painting, Ready for the Pass, the boat reflects onto the still water. In the background, Palmerio paints a distant city. The onlooker wonders where the people are. Perhaps they are in the boat or on the shoreline enjoying a refreshing beverage or a nice summer’s read.

In Donne Bitner’s Bravo Sunset, a magnificent rendering of a sunset, the artist captures the last lingering of daylight with beautifully executed sweeping brushstrokes. The concept of Endless Summerinspires artists to depict images of the many connotations that summer holds. As a deeply symbolic period of time, the summer season is one of joviality and lightness.

The show is sure to appeal to artists and summer enthusiasts alike. Guests are encouraged to dress in “beach chic” attire at the opening reception to receive 10% off all Endless Summer purchases


August Happenings in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

Shaina Harper at Art Stroll/Gallery Walk August 1

Singer/guitarist Shaina Harper will play classic rock, country and Top 40 music from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, August 1, in Christmas Park. The free concert is part of the monthly Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the Canal Street Historic District of the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district and at the Hub from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. Christmas Park is on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call Lola Duckworth 386.690.8666.

Amy Alysia Duo in Concert August 6

The 2015 Summer Concert Series hosts the Amy Alysia Duo Thursday, August 6. The group will perform jazz and R&B music from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., in Old Fort Park on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street, New Smyrna Beach.  Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  This concert originally was scheduled for June 25 but was postponed due to weather. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

Canal Street Cruise August 8

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 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 on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

Family Fun Night August 28

When a caravan of gourmet food trucks rolls into the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP this month, they’ll set up amidst a scene of family fun. The tasty caravan will be part of Family Fun Night from 5-9 p.m., Friday, August 28, in Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive. The Uptuit Band will play classic rock, blues and more beginning at 6:30 p.m. Additional activities include water slides, horseback rides, a balloon artist and a stilt walker. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Manatee All Children’s Playground will be at 6 p.m. at the southern end of Riverside Park. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation and Events Department at 386.424.2175.


New sea-themed playground to reopen in Riverside Park

            Imaginations may run wild August 1 when the new Manatee All Children’s Playground reopens nearly one month ahead of schedule. The sea-themed playground includes three main structures – a lighthouse with submarine tunnel, a pirate ship and a sandcastle.

“We’re excited about this new playground and didn’t want to wait until the ribbon cutting ceremony to re-open it for our community,” said Faith Miller, New Smyrna Beach maintenance operations manager. “We want families to be able to enjoy it for the remainder of the summer.”

The play area includes two swing sets, a balance beam, rope climbers, a ‘sea’-saw and bouncy seahorses among the amenities. During the design phase of the project, the City collected more than 300 ideas from area youth, Miller added. Many ideas were incorporated into the new playground. Design plans are online at www.cityofnsb.com/new-playground.

Crews will continue to complete sodding and landscaping around the play areas over the next week, weather permitting. Two mosaics of a dolphin and manatee will be installed before the project’s official ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m., August 28, during the City’s annual Family Fun Night event.

Construction of the ADA-compliant playground in Riverside Park began June 22 with demolition of the former structure. Play structures have been built using high-quality structural and composite recycled-plastic lumber. Playground quality, engineered wood fiber has been used on surfaces, Miller said. 

Separate areas provide play challenges for different age groups, Miller added. For example, a pirate ship is geared toward older children and includes a swaying deck and a pirate’s plank rope climb.

            The new playground replaces a wooden structure built 21 years ago, Miller said. It was heavily-used and was designed to meet previous ADA standards.

            The cost of the first phase of the project is $273,000 and is funded by the City of New Smyrna Beach and the County of Volusia through the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

            Designs and a timeline for a possible second phase will be considered as funds become available, Miller said.

            To help fund future additions, the community may purchase personalized pickets that will be included in the playground’s perimeter fence. Order forms are online at www.cityofnsb.com/picket-sale.

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Public reception Aug. 10 to celebrate former/new CRAs in New Smyrna Beach

Next month the City of New Smyrna Beach will host a reception to acknowledge the success of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The reception will be from 5-6:30 p.m., Monday, August 10, at the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, 115 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. 

Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and reminisce on the agency’s accomplishments over the past 30 years.

As the former CRA comes to a close, the City also will mark the launch of its new, U.S. 1 Community Redevelopment Agency, which in the first 10 years will address specific blighted areas on U.S. 1 and in the Historic Westside.  In the second decade, the CRA will address blighted areas in the entire CRA, which also includes West Canal Street, a portion of the North Causeway and areas north and south of east Canal Street properties, said Tony Otte, CRA/economic development director.

For more information, please contact Otte at 386.424.2160 or totte@cityofnsb.com .


Airport master plan update to be discussed at August 4 public meeting

To engage the community in the master plan update for the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, the public is encouraged to attend a public meeting from 6 – 8 p.m., August 4, in City Hall Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

“This meeting will provide our citizens a forum to learn more about the ongoing master plan update study,” said Rhonda Walker, airport manager.  City staff and the consultant team will discuss:

  • ·      Master planning process and study objectives
  • ·      Public involvement program
  • ·      Overview of existing conditions
  • ·      Preliminary forecasts of aviation demand
  • ·      Next steps

 Information on the Airport Master Plan Update is online at www.cityofnsb.com/airport-master-plans.

Residents, members of the business community, civic organizations, airport tenants and users are encouraged to participate and provide suggestions and ideas in support of this important study.  Comments provided by the public during this public open house will be incorporated into the master plan documentation.


Canal Street Downtown Neighborhood Plan meeting July 28

            Residents, property owners and business owners are encouraged to attend the Canal Street Downtown Neighborhood Plan meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at the Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

            “We had a strong turn-out for the first meeting” said Gail Henrikson, New Smyrna Beach planning manager. “We look forward to building on this momentum, as we assist residents, business owners and property owners in drafting a vision statement for their neighborhood.”

The meeting will focus on setting major goals for the neighborhood, discussing future land-use and zoning designations and building a five-year vision for the neighborhood.

Nearly 30 residents attended the June 2 kick off meeting.

For more information on the City’s neighborhood planning initiative, please visit www.cityofnsb.com/neighborhood-planning or call Steve Bapp, CRA planner, at 386.424.2135.


Antiques & Art Show 10/2/2015 New Smyrna Beach

On Sunday August 2 , ANTIQUES & ART (www.highwaymengallery.com) 520 Andrews Street in New Smyrna Beach will be hosting this SPECIAL EVENT . Noon until 5pm. PREMIERE LANDSCAPE ARTIST SAM NEWTON will be showing his original paintings for sale and demonstrating his painting techniques.
Free Admission. Refreshments will be served.

In addition, ANTIQUES & ART will be offering a large selection of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen and other noted Florida artists ,including A S. Eltemtamy and Cuban artist J.M. Gil. Also the host Raphael Periut will be offering a taste of his recipes and will sign his Cuban cookbook when purchased.


Volunteers needed for July 23rd…can you help?

TICKET TO RIDE 

“A DAY AT THE BEACH”

 

Canaveral National Seashore was awarded $6,400.00 from the National Park Foundation “Ticket to Ride” Grant.  These funds will be used to bring several local chapters of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia and Flagler counties to the seashore for “A Day at the Beach”.

 

Research has found that most children that don’t visit nearby parks and green spaces lack transportation.  With these grants we will provide summer camps with buses and supplies to have a fun and educational day at Canaveral National Seashore.

 

On July 23rd, 85 youths will spend a day enjoying the park with rangers, volunteers, Friends of Canaveral and high school student interns.  This is part of NPS “Find Your Park” campaign that targets the theme of “Play, Learn, Serve, Work” as we strive to create the next generation of NPS stewards.  This project was made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of DISNEY.

 

We are looking for volunteers to assist an hour, two hours, lunch prep or all day. 

 

If you’d like to volunteer to assist with this event please call Ranger Michell at the Apollo Visitor Center 396.428.3384.


Final Coronado Island Neighborhood Plan meeting July 18

Residents, property owners and business owners are encouraged to attend the third and final Coronado Island Neighborhood Plan meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at the Coronado Civic Center, 150 South Pine St., New Smyrna Beach.

         “This meeting will provide stakeholders in the neighborhood with an opportunity to identify top priorities that the City should focus on over the next five years within the Coronado Island Neighborhood,” said Gail Henrikson, New Smyrna Beach planning director. Attendees will also be able to provide input to staff as part of the future land use and zoning review that was authorized by the City Commission on June 23.

         In each of the two meetings earlier this year, nearly 50 residents participated in developing the vision and initial goals for the neighborhood, and sparked interest in neighborhood planning citywide. A larger turnout is expected for the final public meeting on the Coronado Island Neighborhood Plan, Henrikson said.

         For more information on the Coronado Island Neighborhood Plan public meeting or other neighborhood planning efforts, please contact Steve Bapp, neighborhood planner at sbapp@cityofnsb.com or 386.424.2135.


Central Beach Neighborhood Plan meeting July 11

Residents, property owners and business owners are encouraged to attend the second Central Beach Neighborhood Plan meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 11, at the Coronado Civic Center, 150 South Pine St., New Smyrna Beach.

            “This meeting will provide stakeholders in the neighborhood with an opportunity to identify top priorities that the City should focus on over the next five years within the Central Beach Neighborhood,” said Gail Henrikson, New Smyrna Beach planning director. Attendees also may provide input to staff as part of the future land use and zoning review that was authorized by the City Commission on June 23.

            Nearly 150 residents attended the kick-off meeting in April, which generated great energy focused on improving the neighborhood, Henrikson said. This meeting will be the next step in setting goals and a vision for what the neighborhood will look like in the next five years.

            For more information on the Central Beach neighborhood plan public meeting or other neighborhood planning efforts, please contact Steve Bapp, neighborhood planner, at sbapp@cityofnsb.com or 386.424.2135.

           


July happenings in the NSB Waterfront LOOP

JAM at Summer Concert Series July 2

The free Summer Concert Series will feature Jeremy and Andrea Mix playing variety music from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in Old Fort Park.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  Weekly concerts continue through July 30.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

July 4th Celebration!

New Smyrna Beach residents and visitors may celebrate our nation’s independence with music, dancing, food and fireworks July 4 in the Canal Street Historic District. The New Smyrna Beach July 4th Celebration runs from 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. The schedule includes: 

  • ·         10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
  • ·         2 – 4 p.m. Bed races
  • ·         5 – 9 p.m. Food trucks
  • ·         5 – 9:15 p.m. Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs
  • ·         6 – 10 p.m. Music and street dancing 
  • ·         9:15 p.m. Fireworks over the river

Due to construction in Riverside Park on the new Brannon Civic Center and Manatee All Children’s Playground, space for viewing fireworks will be limited. However, the show can be seen from locations around the NSB Waterfront LOOP.

 

Canal Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175

 

1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk July 4

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, July 4, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday each month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saxophonist Ray Guiser will play 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 and at the Hub from 4-8 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.

 

Cuchettis in Concert July 9

Gina and Mary Cuchetti will perform acoustic soul and jazz from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 9, in Old Fort Park.  Weekly concerts are free.  The Summer Concert Series continues through July 30.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

Canal Street Cruise July 11

The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, July 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 on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, please call Pat Teehan at 386.547.7319.

 

Magda Hiller in concert July 16

Acoustic artist Magda Hiller will perform from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 16, in Old Fort Park. The Summer Concert Series continues through July 30.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

Yates and Hallenbeck in concert July 23

Guitarists Brad Yates and Gary Hallenbeck will perform ‘seaside soul’ music from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 23, in Old Fort Park. The Summer Concert Series continues through July 30.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

 

 

Ronnie Rogers Band in concert July 30

The Ronnie Rogers Band will perform R&B, soul and Motown music from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in Old Fort Park. The Summer Concert Series continues through July 30.  The park is on the corner of Sams Avenue and Julia Street in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.  In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.  For more information, please call the City of New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.


July 12 deadline to purchase personalized playground pickets

New Smyrna Beach residents and visitors have a little more time to support the soon-to-be-rebuilt Manatee All Children’s Playground in Riverside Park by purchasing a personalized fence picket.  The fence will encircle the new, ADA-compliant playground.

The deadline to purchase pickets has been extended to July 12.

Fence pickets may be individualized with up to 18 letters.  Pickets are $30 for one, $50 for two, or $75 for three.  Order forms are online atwww.cityofnsb.com/picket-sale

Fencing will create areas for youth age 2-5 and 5-12, according to Faith Miller, New Smyrna Beach maintenance operations manager. Funds raised may also be used for an additional playground component.

           The rebuilt playground will replace the popular wooden playground structure erected 21 years ago by community volunteers at the southern end of Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive. 

Construction on the new playground could be completed by the end of August.

           In addition to online availability, order forms are in New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Avenue, and the City Gym, 1000 Live Oak Street.  For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at (386) 424-2175. 


Children’s playground in Riverside Park to close for summer

Construction of a new, accessible playground in Riverside Park gets underway next week in New Smyrna Beach. Demolition of the current playground begins Monday, June 22. The new playground is expected to open at the end of August, according to Faith Miller, New Smyrna Beach maintenance operations manager.

“We’ll be replacing this heavily-used structure with a large, updated and accessible playground,” Miller said. “

Design plans for the new playground are online at www.cityofnsb.com/new-playground . The City collected more than 300 ideas from area youth to assist in the creation of the playground’s design.

“When the current Manatee All Children’s Playground was built 21 years ago, it met ADA standards at the time, “Miller said. “But those standards have changed. The rebuilt playground will meet current standards.”

The cost of the project is $273,000 and is funded by the City of New Smyrna Beach and the County of Volusia through the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

Manatee All Children’s Playground is on the southern end of Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive.

For a complete list of City parks, please visit www.cityofnsb.com/parks .


New Smyrna Beach to light the sky July 4th

            New Smyrna Beach residents and visitors may celebrate our nation’s independence with music, dancing, food and fireworks July 4 in the Canal Street Historic District.

            The New Smyrna Beach July 4th Celebration runs from 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. The schedule includes: 

  • ·         10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
  • ·         2 – 4 p.m. Bed races
  • ·         5 – 9 p.m. Food trucks
  • ·         5 – 9:15 p.m. Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs
  • ·         6 – 10  p.m. Music and street dancing  
  • ·         9:15 p.m. Fireworks over the river

Due to construction in Riverside Park on the new Brannon Civic Center and Manatee All Children’s Playground, space for viewing fireworks will be limited. However, the show can be seen from locations around the NSB Waterfront LOOP.

Canal Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.


Central Beach Storm Mitigation Project meeting July 2

      Residents and business owners of the Central Beach area of New Smyrna Beach are encouraged to attend a July 2 meeting for updates on the neighborhood’s ongoing storm mitigation project.  The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Avenue.

      The Central Beach area encompasses the area south of Flagler Avenue bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the east, Second Avenue on the south, and the Indian River on the west, according to Kyle Fegley, New Smyrna Beach city engineer. 

      City of New Smyrna Beach staff and consultants will present plans and a project schedule including status and completion dates on this three-year project.  The project currently is in its tenth month.

      Residents may be inconvenienced at times during the remaining two-years of the project as underground stormwater systems are installed, Fegley added. Inconveniences may include road closures and detours. However, when completed, heavy rainfall no longer will flood the neighborhoods.

      The Central Beach Flood Mitigation Project is the result of flooding during a November, 2001 tropical storm. The area received 12 inches of rainfall in 36 hours, Fegley said.

The estimated total cost to date of this final phase of the project is $7.4 million. Nearly $5 million of the cost will be covered by a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant from the Department of Community Affairs, which includes a 25-percent match from the City. The remainder will be funded by the City’s stormwater mitigation fund, Fegley said.

For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Public Works Department at 386-424-2168, email Fegley at kfegley@cityofnsb.com or log on to http://www.cityofnsb.com/centralbeach .


Brannon Civic Center Ground Breaking

June 24, 2015 – 3:PM


Edgewater July 4th Fireworks Schedule

5:00 PM: Live Music, Vendors Menard-May Park      

Dusk:      Fireworks display George R. Kennedy Park

Summer has arrived! Edgewater is preparing for its Annual 4th of July Event. The City and the Edgewater Professional Firefighters have teamed up to create a fun filled day for the community and visitors.

There is plenty of room for vendors at the event. There will be no fee for vendors. Food, beverage and entertainment vendors are welcome. Each vendor will be responsible to provide their own power, if needed. Vendors are encouraged, if possible, to have an activity or game for children.

There will be live entertainment, food and various vendors at Menard-May Park and George R. Kennedy Park beginning at 5:00 PM. The day will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show by Zambelli Fireworks that is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

Mark Saturday, July 4th on your calendar and come spend it with your family, friends and neighbors in Edgewater!!

For more event information or to inquire about vendor space, please call 424-2400, extension 2200.

Edgewater Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4575  is coordinating  their Annual Golf Tournament to help cover the cost of the Fireworks display. The Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 20th at Hidden Lakes Golf Course. There are still plenty of spots for teams. The support of local businesses has been key to the success of the tournament thus allowing the show to go on each year. Please call 386-366-0065 for more information regarding sponsorship or sign up to play.