The New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Festival will be March 22-23, at the Historic NSB Women’s Club, 403 Magnolia Street. The festival will honor the 50th anniversary of the film, “Endless Summer” and is hosted by the New Smyrna Beach Museum of East Coast Surfing. For more information, please log on to www.NewSmyrnaBeachSurfFilmFest.com.
A statement by Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States and a cause of considerable suffering among the 137,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. In 2010, over 52,000 Americans died from this cancer;1 however, when colorectal cancer is detected early, illness and death can be prevented. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is committed to boosting public awareness about the importance of screening and treatment for colorectal cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ocean Friendly Gardens Program was developed by the Surfrider
Foundation to minimize the impacts of runoff and non-point source
pollution on our nations waters. Its aims are to decrease such pollution
through water wise and water capture gardening techniques to conserve,
retain onsite and filter water.
Ryan Mahler, Chair of the Executive Committee of the local Volusia/Flagler
Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will be the speaker.
WHERE: Marine Discovery Center
520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169
WHEN: Thursday, March 20 6 – 8:00 p.m.
COST: No charge, No reservations required
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386-428-4828
The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in
2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flagler counties in
Florida. Its mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and
beaches through a powerful activist network.
Six-year old cancer patient sworn in as honorary firefighter
On Tuesday, the New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue Department welcomed a new crew member – and he’s only six years old. Cameron Fulling was sworn in as an honorary firefighter at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, at the City Commission meeting at New Smyrna Beach City Hall, 210 Sams Avenue.
The pint-sized honorary rescuer is suffering from ependymoma, a malignant brain and spinal cord cancer. To help with travel expenses and medical treatment, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Port Orange fire unions also have donated $1,700 to the family.
“Kids like Cameron and their families are the real heroes,” said New Smyrna Beach Fire Chief David McCallister. “We are just privileged to be part of Cameron’s passion for helping other people by serving as firefighters. We welcome him to our team.”
McCallister and New Smyrna Beach Battalion Chief Chris Dymond presented Cameron his own helmet, badge and plaque in recognition of his honorary firefighter status. After the ceremony Cameron rode in a fire engine and was treated to ice cream by City firefighters.
Cameron made his department debut last year when he rode in the City’s Christmas Parade with his mother Melissa Fulling. The boy has inspired firefighters by showing his courage and strength throughout his battle with cancer.
Anyone who would like to donate funds to assist Cameron and his family may send a donation to the New Smyrna Beach Professional Firefighters, P.O. Box 126, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Checks should be made to Melissa Fulling.
“Art; The First Language” An Art Exhibit of Elementary School artworks from 12 Volusia County Schools will open Thursday, March 6 in the ArtHaus Gallery
A student art exhibit “Art; The First Language” will go on display in the ArtHaus Gallery showcasing artwork from 12 Volusia County schools beginning March 6 through April 4, 2014.
This impressive and delightful selection of artworks from 12 area elementary schools is an inspiring display of young artists’ talent and creativity. This exhibit displays the budding skills of children from grade 1 through grade 5 which will equally amaze one-and-all.
Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception which will be held Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 3840 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange in the ArtHaus Gallery. ArtHaus welcomes the community and admission is free. Call 386.767.0076 for more information.
A ground breaking ceremony to create an attractive front door to the Canal Street Historic District will be held next week. Landscaping of the Canal Street Gateway Mini Park will be launched at 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, at the site on the southwest corner of Canal Street and U.S. 1, New Smyrna Beach.
When complete, the landscaping project will feature majestic date palms, native shrubbery and grasses. The Friends of Historic Canal Street non-profit organization is spearheading the project and is working to raise funds to match a $15,000 City of New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency grant.
A reception will follow on the second floor studio of 421 Canal Street less than two blocks east of the park.
The public is encouraged to attend. For additional information please call Flare Elliot at (386) 423-2184.
On Saturday, February , the New Smyrna Beach Fire and Rescue Department dedicated its pink fire engine in memory of the Paul Winkler. The dedication was held at Fire Station 51, 151 Williams Road, New Smyrna Beach.
“The purpose of this pink truck is to build cancer awareness among the community as crews respond to calls,” said New Smyrna Beach Fire Chief David McCallister. “By dedicating it to Paul, we not only are remembering him, but we’re also continuing to build that awareness while thanking him for his inspiration.”
Winkler was diagnosed with brain cancer February 19,, 2013. He fought courageously against the disease and inspired others with his faithand positivity, McCallister added. Winkler lost his battle against the disease December 12.
The pink fire engine program began two years ago and was spearheaded by Driver Engineer Tom Bull. Originally intended to raise breastcancer awareness, the program has evolved into total cancer awareness. Citizens may sign the vehicle to honor anyone who has been impactedby the disease.
Over the past two years, the City has partnered with the New Smyrna Beach Professional Firefighters Local 2271 to transform this truck into a rolling monument. Thousands of names of survivors and lost loved ones cover the truck, McCallister said.
Winkler’s wife, Sandy, is a City employee. McCallister decided to honor a member of the City family by dedicating the engine to Winkler.
“Paul would be proud to have his name on the truck,” Sandy said. “He would be very happy.”
Bull was on hand to present the engine to the Winklers and many family members in attendance. “I’m sorry for their loss, but it sure was nice to see the family smiling about the honor and memory of Paul Winkler.”
Event Happens: Mar 14, 2014 – Mar 16, 2014
The Riverfest kicks off on Friday evening, March 14th, with carnival rides at Kennedy Park from 6 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, business vendors will line beautiful Riverside Drive, between Kennedy Park and Menard May Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year more than 100 local businesses set up at the Expo portion of the event.
Pack your lawn chairs on Saturday, and plan to spend the afternoon and evening enjoying some great music on the shores of the Indian River. Grab some delicious food from one of the gourmet food trucks and relax as the sun sets on what promises to be a great day of fun for the entire family.
The Edgewater Riverfest is presented by the Edgewater Expo, Inc., a non-profit organization of local business owners, residents, and City representatives dedicated to promoting Edgewater as a family-friendly, business-friendly community located on the beautiful Indian River.
As always, special thanks to all those at the shelter and especially to the people who adopted animals!
The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage Man of La Mancha February 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9, at the theatre, 726 East 3rd Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind’s struggle to better the world in which he lives. All performances are at 8 p.m. except the Sunday shows, which are at 2 p.m. For more information, please call the theatre at 386.423.1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org.
Art Walk on Flagler February 22
Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, February 22. 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 February 22
Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, February 22. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler, at the tent at 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 .
1st annual NSB Mardi Gras Ball February 27
Kick off Mardi Gras at the 1st annual NSB Mardi Gras Ball from 7 p.m. – midnight, Thursday, February 27, at the Woman’s Club of New Smyrna Beach, 403 Magnolia Street, New Smyrna Beach. During the black-tie masked gala, award-winning Piano Man Victor Wainright and his band will play authentic New Orleans-style music on the main stage. Festive food and drinks will be served surrounded by live entertainment and a chance to win a trip to the Big Easy. Tickets are $60. Proceeds will benefit Easter Seals Volusia & Flagler Counties. For more information, please visithttp://partyonflagler.com.
The New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Fest March 22, 23 2014, is proud to announce being selected as the only Film Festival in Florida to screen the 50th Anniversary 1964 film, digitally remastered into HD, “ENDLESS SUMMER” which also includes personal moments with the film maker Bruce Brown, and the actors, Mike Hynson and Robert August. The Film Fest showing as well as a silent auction is a benefit for the NSB Museum of East Coast Surfing, which is opening in february 2014 at 424 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, with the generousity of Nicole Srikudlar and Honey Church, above the Thai Mango Restaurant.
Subject: silent auction items for NSB Museum of East Coast Surfing Benefit march 22, 23
Dear friends, supporters, As you may have heard, we in New Smyrna Beach are being one of the first Cities in Florida and all of the East Coast with a Museum dedicated to Surfing. There are many groups that are also trying, but we are actually opening, with the kind generousity of the Thai Mango Restaurant, a temporary location for our Museum at 424 Canal St.(above the Thai Mango) We are asking for some support of the community for our silent auction to be held at the New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Fest, march 22, 23 2014 at the Women’s Club Magnolia st. NSB 32168.
If you have any items you believe would help us raise funds please donate to us for our silent auction. Including gift certificates to your business, surfboards, posters, etc. We so deeply thank you in advance for your generousity in bringing this Museum to fruition as we move on to preserving our culture for future generations to view and appreciate.www.NSBMuseumofEastCoastSurfing.com 501(3)c applied for
Joel Paige, Producer of New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Fest
New Smyrna Beach, FL – The members of the Rotary Club of New Smyrna Beach along with many in the community prepared 67 food boxes each weighing an average of 35 pounds to feed hungry children on Valentine’s Day. The boxes were collected at the New Smyrna Yacht Club and transported by the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department to the Gifts of Love Coalition Food Pantry in Edgewater.
The food pantry is one of five organizations serving the Southeast Volusia community and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2014.
The project known as Rotary Has Heart used Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014) as the target date for the drive. Rotarians brought the food boxes to its regular luncheon meeting at the New Smyrna Yacht Club from where they were transported to the Gifts of Love Community Coalition.
The New Smyrna Beach Fire Department transported the food boxes to the food pantry located at the Elks Club on Park Avenue in Edgewater employing a non-service fire truck which is used for civic events around the community.
John Thompson, member of the Rotary club and long time resident of Southeast Volusia who spearheaded the project stated “the pantry feeds upwards of 180 families each week and our club’s donation today will be helping more than 60 families.” He continued, “I am proud of our members because they put their heart into this food drive to make a difference for those who could go hungry this Valentine’s Day.”
Rotary club president Tammy Owens along with John Thompson presented the food boxes to representatives of the Gifts of Love Coalition at a ceremony during the luncheon meeting.
SILVER $ 250
BRONZE $ 125
DONATIONS $ 100 and under, no listing
For more information: Marc Monteson Promotions email@example.com 386.423.9760 Reserve by January 31, checks due by February 15, payable CSHD. PO Box 641, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32170-0641
New Smyrna Beach, FL – Sacred Heart Catholic School is busy preparing for its annual fundraiser dinner auction. The event is being held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach. It is open to the public and attendees will be treated to a delicious meal and great music. All proceeds from the auction will be used to help support need-based scholarships, technology enhancements, and the overall school’s building fund.
Flagler Avenue will host its annual Spring Sidewalk Sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, March 15, along Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.
Stroll along the seaside district and peruse sales outside the shops.
For more information, please log on to www.flaglerave.comor call 386.427.2256.