February Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  With the new year coming in with a bang, so have the larger sized trout and redfish. The weather has been very up and down this past month which has made for some challenging conditions. Only a handful of light wind d ays that made for some amazing catches! Timing is everything, and for these few select … Continue reading February Fishing Guide

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New Brand of Fishing Boats Manufactured in Edgewater

Sōlace Boats Announces the Launch of Stephen Dougherty’s New Brand of Fishing Boats SŌLACE Boats announces today the launch of a new boat line, by visionary Stephen Dougherty, to be introduced in early 2019. SŌLACE Boats will be manufactured in Edgewater, Florida in a 200,000 square foot factory on 16 acres. This new brand of fishing boats will provide a comfortable, family-friendly, fishing and diving … Continue reading New Brand of Fishing Boats Manufactured in Edgewater

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The 2018 EdgeFest Event Series Recap

The City of Edgewater EdgeFest 2018 event series has come to an end. The Classic Car Show, Chili Cook-off and Backyard BBQ events successfully raised almost $3,000 for the local School Scholarship Fund. The Easter Eggstravaganza saw 15,000 eggs gathered up by local children in a matter of minutes and the Resource Rodeo in April gathered local government and private sector resources on the local … Continue reading The 2018 EdgeFest Event Series Recap

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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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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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January Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  As I sit here during the early hours of Christmas writing this month’s fishing report, I reflect on how much fun we have in New Smyrna Beach. With a plethora of exciting activities, fishing is at the top of the list.  As a young kid growing up in the Bethune Beach area I was blessed with a … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

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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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Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

By Mimi McKee Understanding Volusia County’s Proposed Property Taxes In August 2018, Volusia County property owners were mailed the Truth In Millage (TRIM) notices, also known as the 2018 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes. The notice includes property appraiser value information, taxing authority information, non-ad valorem assessments and an explanation of terms. How to Read Your TRIM and Proposed Property Taxes The total proposed taxes … Continue reading Property Appraiser: Volusia County-Wide 2018 Just Value Up 8%

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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