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Developing Volusia’s Off Beach Parking

Volusia County to Open Several Off Beach Parking Lots Opportunities to park, explore and enjoy Volusia’s beaches are being developed along the county’s coastline. Plans for new off beach parking lots are giving residents and visitors the option to drive on the beach or park and walk. The new parking lots include accessible beach walkovers and offer other amenities like picnic areas, shade, outdoor showers, … Continue reading Developing Volusia’s Off Beach Parking

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Valentine’s Day: A Scam For The Ages

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day again, and men everywhere are dreading the inevitable scrutiny they will receive for either taking it too seriously, or not seriously enough. Together, we will brave the gauntlet of florists and mall jewelry stores to purchase some overpriced token of our affection for the ones we love.  The stakes seem to get higher every year, and the lines get longer, and … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: A Scam For The Ages

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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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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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Change Your Ways

Long Hours of Sitting and Back Pain In one of my previous articles, “flexion-intolerant low back pain” was mentioned briefly, but not elaborated on extensively. Sitting is considered the new smoking because the increasing amount of time at a desk, driving or relaxing on the couch is just as detrimental to your health. People are creatures of habit, so they continually create or reinforce pain … Continue reading Change Your Ways

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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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To CBD or Not to CBD?

CBD Oil – Its Uses and Effects on the Body The days of reefer madness are long gone with the marijuana gold rush sweeping the nation. The stigma of cannabis is lessening as they are finding medicinal benefits without the adverse side effects that most pharmaceutical medicines have. There are, on the other hand, psychotropic side effects from the THC compound found in marijuana. That … Continue reading To CBD or Not to CBD?