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Business Profile w/ The Posh Pineapple

By Tiffany Yancey // Photos by Kelsey Walters  Q: Where are you originally from and what brought you to New Smyrna Beach? A: I was born in Sanford, FL and I am a fifth generation Floridian! My family has lived in NSB for decades, going back to my great grandparents. We had a second home here for 15 years. Then six years ago, pineapples started … Continue reading Business Profile w/ The Posh Pineapple

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Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

by Mimi McKee Know the laws of short-term rentals in Volusia County Short-term rentals have become a mainstay of the tourism industry in Volusia County, and with the rise of Airbnb and VRBO.com, there has been a rise of short-term rentals in all parts of the country, in all kinds of neighborhood settings. The websites allow users to book nightly, weekly and monthly stays. Volusia … Continue reading Know Your Property Rights: Illegal Vacation Rentals

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November Fishing Guide

Our backwater fishing expert gives you everything you need to get out on the water! As the warm weather starts to fade away the fishing will remain very hot. Finally, at the end of October, we had our first cool weather. Look for the large trout to start showing up again in the shallows and backwater locations. The redfish have been everywhere as of late, … Continue reading November Fishing Guide

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Surfing Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence and its Affect on Surfing Ever heard the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Or does it go, “One man’s misfortune can be another man’s standing barrel?” Our summer started out with the waves as flat as paper. The ocean was more like a big lake! Then Hurricane Florence happened and our lake turned into a surfer’s dream. Why do hurricanes … Continue reading Surfing Hurricane Florence

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Flood Insurance Changes

Know How Changes to Flood Insurance Affects You According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. Each year, floods are reported to cause millions of dollars of damage. Property owners have insurance options to cover loss during fire, wind, hail, lightning strikes and other natural disasters, however, a homeowner’s policy will not cover flood damage. … Continue reading Flood Insurance Changes

Fiscal Fitness

Fiscal Fitness is of Utmost Importance to your Overall Personal Health and Wellness Therefore, I want to transgress my usual personal health theme and discuss the concept of workplace wellness.  One of the greatest stressors in many of our lives is money and the pursuit thereof, aka our jobs or businesses. Spending eight hours a day (or more) in the wrong environment can create unhealthy … Continue reading Fiscal Fitness

Text Neck

Texting, Technology and Their Affect on Your Body Remember when carpal tunnel was the condition that screamed the most? The technology industry was not prepared for the onslaught of hurting wrists that plagued the beginnings of the computer era. Hence, they had to adapt by designing ergonomic keyboards and extensive studies were done to better understand this condition. The goal is always to understand the … Continue reading Text Neck

Florida’s Toxic Algae Blooms

The Shameful Truth Behind Florida’s Algae Blooms If you’re someone with at least two of your five senses, you’ve likely been made aware of Florida’s algae bloom crises. Along both coasts of our state, marine ecosystems are being laid to waste by toxic algae. The algae is so prolific this year because it is fed by nutrient-rich runoff from our agricultural industries, golf courses and … Continue reading Florida’s Toxic Algae Blooms

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New Smyrna Beach and Development

New Smyrna Beach is Developing Rapidly Our Little Town is Growing Up! Good or Bad? Since New Smyrna’s quiet days where there was nobody on the roads and everyone knew, everyone NSB has come a long way! The small little beach town that many locals remember is now getting bigger and filling up with more and more people. Hotels are being built wherever there is … Continue reading New Smyrna Beach and Development