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


NSBSHS Alumni Gathering Information 71-79


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.
                                     I will post it for you below..
 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


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  or call 386-643-4772 or email

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.

Free 4 Week Fit Camp – August 11 – Riverside Park, NSB

All American BBQ

Grills were fired up by SoNapa, Spruce Creek airplanes flew over, and local politicians came to the All American BBQ held at the new Headquarters of the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County, 1710 SR 44, NSB, on Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Best of Doo Wop Reunion

Sat. July 26th 4pm-?? at Clancy’s Cantina

Internationally acclaimed Cuban artist, Sandra Ramos, opens new alt_space exhibition

Sandra Ramos
Dreaming Ithaca . . .

Opening reception: Saturday, July 5, 4-7pm
Exhibition dates: July 5 – August 16, 2014

New Smyrna Beach, FL ––Atlantic Center for the Arts Downtown announces the opening of a new alt_space exhibition, Dreaming Ithaca . . ., featuring aquatint etchings and video installations by internationally acclaimed Cuban artist, Sandra Ramos. The exhibition will be on view from July 5 through August 16, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 5, 4 – 7 PM. The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

In the exhibition, Dreaming Ithaca . . . , interdisciplinary artist Sandra Ramos addresses the paradox and contradictions of utopian idealism through the use of myth, allusions, and semantic juxtaposition. “Through my work I explore the edges at which art intersects with social, political, and global issues in order to establish a critical statement about the future,” explained Ramos.

The exhibition is comprised of aquatint etchings and video installations that accentuate the artist’s academic training and remarkable storytelling capabilities. “While engraving continues to be my favorite medium, I wanted to expand the expressive and communicative potential of my work through a new digital medium. Digital animation allows me to elevate my storytelling capabilities by creating a temporal continuity for my small vignettes,” Ramos explained.

Ramos replaces familiar mythic archetypes with an alter-ego, niña pionera, pioneer girl, to create semi-autobiographical visual narratives that touch upon themes of identity, loss, exile, survival, and the ever present yet unattainable utopian dream. Ramos draws attention to promise and peril of utopian idealism, revealing the ways in which it awakens desire and shapes experience.

About the Artist

Sandra Ramos began her professional career during Cuba’s “Special Period.” During this period Cuba faced near economic collapse due to the dissolution of the USSR, the US imposed embargo, and severe domestic restrictions that reduced the quality of everyday life. By the late 90s, Cuba recognized the value of its artistic patrimony and eased political, economic, and cultural policies, allowing artists legal yet limited flexibility to participate in the global art market. In the midst of Cuba’s transitional phase, Ramos emerged as a critical voice of a new generation of Cuban artists concerned with issues of globalization and the struggles of everyday life.

She has exhibited extensively for over twenty years at venues such as, Museo Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT; Ringling Museum, Tampa, FL; Miura Museum of Art, Matsuyama, Japan and Urasoe Museum, Okinawa, Japan. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, among many others worldwide. Ramos is teacher at The Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, and curator since 1996 of Cuban contemporary art exhibitions. She has presented at conferences and workshops in international institutions including: National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; The University of Havana; L’ Ecole deux Beaux Arts, Paris; Barbican Center in London; The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Lowe Art Museum, Florida University, Miami and Fuchu Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan.

ArtHaus Emerging Artists 2014

ArtHaus is pleased to inform the public about our current exhibit which runs through August 1, 2014.  We are proud to have two photographers; Alicia Gautreaux and Chris Boyer; along with one graphic artist; Josh Curtis; displaying their talented works of art in our gallery for the 2014 Emerging Artists Exhibition.  The ArtHaus Gallery is located at 3840 Ridgewood Ave. in Port Orange, just one block north of Dunlawton.  As always, this exhibit is free of charge and open to the public.  We encourage everyone to come show their support for these artists.  For information call 386-767-0076 or go to

Creative Summer Camps Focus on Writing, Acting, Film Making, Commercials

A creative summer camp for kids—Camp Express Yourself!!—has been announced by Positively Florida Inc., the arts and ideas nonprofit. The camps, with two sessions by age group, will run for five days each from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first session, for 4th through 8th graders, is scheduled for July 14-18. The second session is July 21-25, and is designed for 8th through 12th grade students. Eighth grade students can attend either session. Positively Florida will host the classes using the facilities of the United Church of Christ, 203 Washington Street, New Smyrna Beach.

The camps are unique in our area because of their emphasis on creative writing and performing arts, including film making. Subjects covered will include fiction, poetry, and script writing; stage and film acting, film making (videography), and writing and shooting commercials. The camps will feature a highly talented staff, with experienced teachers coming from around Central Florida. Featured will be internationally known film maker Heath Jones, Orlando-based writing teacher Elaine Person, and local award winning actress Sarah Ann De La Hoz.

Cost for the camps is $90. Camp slots are limited. To register call Gary Broughman at 386-690-9295, email, or register online using pay pal or major credit card by visiting Doors will open each morning at 8:30 a.m.


What:  1st Saturday Christmas in July
When: Saturday, July 5th – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Who:   Jim Bryer, guitarist, jazz standards from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
           Special children’s art display from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
            Sixteen ongoing live art demonstrations and interactive art activities including guitar
            making and creating fantasy lands with paper art from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB. For more information or phone (386) 957-3924. Event is free and open to the public.
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What:  1st Saturday Gallery Walk Opening Reception
 When:  Saturday, July 5th – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Who:  July’s exhibition in the solo gallery, ”Art is…Creation“, features artwork created in summer art camps by local students. 
 Where:  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB. For more information or phone (386) 957-3924. Event is free and open to the public.  Hub Gallery Walk music by Ray Guiser on the saxaphone.  Gallery Walk food courtesy of Beachside Publix.
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What:  2nd Friday Music Night @ The Hub
 When:  Friday, July 11th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
 Who:  Nancy Hartline,vocalist, belting out jazz and rock ‘n blues with soul.  She will be accompanied by two acoustic guitar players.
 The Little Theater of NSB featuring selections from their upcoming performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods.
 Where: The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB. For more information or phone (386) 957-3924. Event is free to members; $3 for non-members.
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What:  Slo Jam Music Night
 When:  Thursday, July 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
 Who:  A Slo Jam has something for everyone, whether you are a beginning or advanced musician or singer.  Come prepared to play, sing or simply listen.  Participants may bring guitars, ukuleles, violins, harmonicas, percussion etc.  Play books and some light refreshments will be provided. 
 Where:  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB.  For more information or phone (386) 957-3924.  Event is $5 for the Slo Jam evening.
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What:  Jewelry Making & Design  
 When:  An ongoing weekly class beginning Friday, July 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 Who:  Debbie Moser will demonstrate and teach basic jewelry-making techniques, along with advanced techniques including design, jewelry wrapping, and metal-smithing.  Students may bring their own supplies. Some basic tools will be provided; other supplies available at additional cost.  Cost per class is $20.00  Class size limited.  Contact instructor at to register and obtain supply list.
 Where:  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB.
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Who:  3-D paper artist Terri Lawson
 What:  3-D paper pictures workshop.  Learn how to work with shapes, color and 3-D techniques.  All the paper and framework base needed to build the participants’ designs are provided.
 When:  Monday, July 28th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 Where:  The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal Street, NSB.  $75.00 for the 1-day workshop.  Contact Terry Lawson at for more information and to register. 

Yellow Dog Eats Soft Opening – Photo Gallery

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The 22nd Annual Bike and Bar Beer Alert Photo Gallery

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The 22nd Annual Bike and Bar Beer Alert Photo Gallery

Seaside Fiesta marks 26 years June 19; free park ‘n ride available

            LOOP-goers may welcome the first day of summer at the 26th annual Seaside Fiesta June 19 in New Smyrna Beach. The popular seaside event runs from 5-9 p.m. along the beachside’s Flagler Avenue.

Flagler Avenue Merchants Association member Jenny Norado sports the 26th annual Seaside Fiesta commemorative t-shirt. Using artwork designed by artist Kathy Bensabat, the shirt and event poster will be available in the 300 block of Flagler Avenue during the June 19 event. An accomplished artist with her works exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, Bensabat enjoys capturing the beautiful colors of the ocean in her oils and watercolors.

             A free park ‘n ride will shuttle riders between the North Causeway and Flagler Avenue from 4-9:30 p.m., according to Liz Yancey, New Smyrna Beach recreation and events director. Two mini-bus shuttles will run at least every 15 minutes.

Parking for people with disabilities will be available behind the Hampton Inn, 214 Flagler Avenue. The lot can be accessed from Florida Avenue. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic at 3 p.m.

Seaside Fiesta was the first event hosted by the newly formed Flagler Avenue Merchants Association 26 years ago, according to Association President and Founder Adele Aletti. The Fiesta features entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food, games, music and more.  Many of the Flagler merchants also feature special sales and activities.

T-shirts and posters commemorating the 25th annual event will be available at the Merchants of Flagler Avenue event booth in the 300 block of Flagler the Avenue. Designed by Artist Kathy Bensabat, shirts are $14 for sizes small – extra large. Size XXL is $16. Posters are $5.  Limited edition posters signed by the artist are $10.

The Fiesta is co-sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach and the Flagler Avenue Merchants.  Admission is free.

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

Sidewalk Project public meeting June 17, New Smyrna Beach

            The City of New Smyrna Beach plans to begin the first phase of construction of new sidewalks in commercial and residential areas of the city beginning this fall.  Before designs are finalized, the City is looking for input.  Residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting on the project from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, in City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue.

            Sidewalks are planned for:

  • ·         Atlantic Avenue from Sapphire Road to Kirkland Road
  • ·         Turnbull Street from Industrial Park Avenue to Tanglewood Avenue
  • ·         Dougherty Street from Handley Drive to Turnbull Bay Drive
  • ·         Andrew Street Palmetto Street to Orange Street
  • ·         Duss Street from Meadowood Street to Field Street
  • ·         Meadowood Street from Myrtle Avenue to Slatton Street
  • ·         Slatton Street from Meadowood Street to Field Street

During the meeting, City staff and project consultants will present the designs and solicit public feedback.

Phase 1 of the Sidewalk Improvements Project is funded through a voter-approved 2005 general obligation bond issue.

Project plans are available for review online at For more information, please call the New Smyrna Beach Maintenance Operations Department at 386.424.2207.

Summer Concert Series!

Free Concerts

Congressman Ron DeSantis visit to NSB June 14 attached

RE: Congressman Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach, June 14, 2014.
U. S. Congressman Ron DeSantis will speak at 2 P.M., Saturday June 14th. at the opening of the new headquarters of the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County. Congressman DeSantis will speak on his first term of office representing the 6th congressional district of Florida in the United States House of Representatives.
Representative DeSantis is an accomplished author. His book, “Dreams From Our Founding Fathers,” details America at a constitutional crossroads. The importance of your vote now is all about individual liberty and the role of government. Signed copies of his book will be available.
Congressman DeSantis is a former Federal Prosecutor and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The new Republican Club headquarters is located at 1710 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168. Telephone 386-410-4807

Canal Street Historic District June Block Party

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Look What’s Happening at the Edgewater Library

Thursday, June 5th, at 6 p.m.: Bookworm Bookclub. Come join the Bookworm Bookclub to discuss topics about that monthly book. Contact Anita Filardi at 386-424-2916 for more information.

Saturday, June 7th, 9:30 to 11 a.m.:
Genealogy Society. Provides genealogical education and information and promotes family history research. Contact Cherie Brumfield at 386-562-4618 for more information.

Tuesday, June 10th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Scrapbooking. Monthly meeting. Contact Karen Haich at 386-428-7084 for more information.

Thursday, June 12th, 5 p.m.: METASCIENCE. Monthly metaphysical forum. Contact Frances Lord at 386-416-8505 for more information.

Friday, June 13th, 10 to 11 a.m.: Simply Crafting. Brand NEW craft program for adults! We will be making Button Bracelets and Paper Gift Boxes. It’s FREE and everything is provided for you. Call 386-424-2916 to register. Space is limited.

Wednesday, June 18th, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Story Time. Come join us for stories, rhymes, songs and more! For ages 1-4. Contact the Library at 386-424-2916 for more information.
Immediately after Toddler Story Time is Kids In Motion for the same age group.

Wednesday, June 18th, 3:15 p.m.: Teen Olympics. This summer the Edgewater Public Library is hosting the 1st Teen Olympics! This week they will be divided up and come up with their team name. They will also help come up with how the scoring will go for the Teen Olympics. Ages 14-18 are welcome. Please contact the Library at 386-424-2916 for more information.

Edgewater Offers Wanderer Assist Program

Do you have a loved one who wanders away from home?  The Wanderer Assist Program is a free service of the Edgewater Police Department and Citizens Assisting Police (CAP).  The purpose is to quickly and safely find local area residents, including special needs children, who may wander away from home, become confused and/or lose their bearings.  The program helps residents in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Oak Hill.
For more information, please contact CAP Officer Peter Conover at 386-872-1562, CAP Officer Joe Krause at 386-689-3440 or the Edgewater Police Department at 386-424-2400, option 1, extension 2104.