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Pets After the Holiday Excitement

By Dr. Tiffany Beischel Caring for your New Pet After Christmas The holidays have come and gone but for some lucky ones there is an adorable gift still giving slobbery love. Imagine waking up to a fluffy puppy or kitten on Christmas day! The excitement for something so adorable never goes away – until the destruction of your favorite shoes, the “accidents” found around the … Continue reading Pets After the Holiday Excitement

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2019 Real Estate Market Report

Volusia County’s 2019 Real Estate Market Forecast Volusia residents and visitors are wondering what to expect for the 2019 real estate market. For 2018, the market started with high home prices, historically low mortgage rates and a seller’s market. Has turnover in the housing market peaked? National housing experts predict price gains can only decelerate. The New Smyrna Beach Board of REALTORS Residential Market Statistics … Continue reading 2019 Real Estate Market Report

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Masters of Illusion

Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st century magic show is unlike anything you have seen before – filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done……or can they? Audiences will be held at the edge of their seats by the jaw-dropping grand illusions, and laugh out loud at the … Continue reading Masters of Illusion

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Are You Drinking Florida-Grown Tea?

Usually, I use this space to groan about local politics and unmitigated growth. But this month, I’ve been given the green light to shamelessly plug my business – yay! So, I’ll start with two questions. 1. Do you drink tea? 2. Do you know where your tea comes from? If you do drink tea, you aren’t alone. One hundred fifty seven million Americans drink tea … Continue reading Are You Drinking Florida-Grown Tea?

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Exhibit Showcases Florida Calcite’s Beauty and Diversity

The community has an opportunity to get a sneak peek of “Florida Calcite,” the newest exhibit at the Gillespie Museum on Stetson University’s campus during Science Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. – noon. The exhibit runs from January 28 through April 27, 2019. Calcium carbonate (CaC03) is the mineral that makes up most of the limestone formations throughout the Florida peninsula. The exhibit … Continue reading Exhibit Showcases Florida Calcite’s Beauty and Diversity

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Enhance Your Life Through A Clean Home

It’s a new year and what better way to start it than with a newly cleaned home or office! Sunny Side Clean Team is now open in Ormond Beach, offering residential, vacation rental and office cleanings at affordable rates. The owner has been running clean teams for over 13 years now and prides herself on having a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee with every client. All … Continue reading Enhance Your Life Through A Clean Home

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Culver’s Opens at Tanger Outlets

This Wisconsin-based eatery has officially opened their second location in Volusia County right off Highway 95 and LPGA Boulevard at the Tanger Outlets. Their slogan, Welcome to Delicious, is a perfect way to describe how you feel when you walk into the newly built restaurant and let the aromas lead you to the ordering counter. Known for their buttered bun burgers and fresh frozen custard, … Continue reading Culver’s Opens at Tanger Outlets

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AdventHealth Prepared Childbirth Classes

Prepare for Childbirth From a baby’s first breath to a toddler’s first steps, adolescence to adulthood and life’s changes along the way, AdventHealth is there for all of life’s important moments. Prepared Childbirth Classes are offered as a four-week series, with each series beginning on the assigned dates. Classes include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing and relaxation techniques, induction and Cesarean section. Registration … Continue reading AdventHealth Prepared Childbirth Classes

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AdventHealth Newborn Care Classes

Newborn Care: Bringing Home Baby Our Newborn Care Class is taught by our Certified Happiest Baby Instructor and aligns with the Happiest Baby Association. The class covers tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care! Please bring a newborn-sized … Continue reading AdventHealth Newborn Care Classes

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AdventHealth Breastfeeding Classes

Learn Tips on Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible. Registration … Continue reading AdventHealth Breastfeeding Classes