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Sea Cow Snuggle Season

St. Johns River Cruises @ Blue Spring State Park Things to Do in Central Florida Florida or Bust It’s officially manatee snuggle season, and the big squishies are out in full force throughout Central Florida’s springs huddling in the waters to keep warm!  No other spring has quite the reputation for manatee spotting like Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. With nearly 500 snuggly … Continue reading Sea Cow Snuggle Season

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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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Wine Walk / Art Walk in New Smyrna Beach

Recurring monthly on the last Saturday along Flagler Avenue, NSB Art Walk From: 10 AM to 5 PM On the last Saturday of every month, The Gallery Group of Flager Avenue helps bring a dozen local and Florida artists who scatter along Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Offering a unique variety of fine art and crafts, artists change monthly so there’s always something new … Continue reading Wine Walk / Art Walk in New Smyrna Beach

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Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

Text // Photos by Kelsey Walters After a While, Crocodile Living in Florida, we all know about alligators. We joke to visitors that they are just as much a part of our daily lives as squirrels, but in reality, unless we are encroaching on their territory, we don’t often get an up-close experience. A new wildlife park is offering the chance to really get to … Continue reading Smooth Waters Wildlife Park – Deleon Springs

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Silver Airways Announces Service to Daytona Beach

Silver Airways began daily, non-stop flight service between Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) Jan. 16. Rick Karl, DAB director stated,  “The addition of daily flights to Fort Lauderdale provides a southbound option to a major U.S. hub from Daytona Beach International Airport. The new service further expands the destination opportunities for the local community and visitors, with hundreds of … Continue reading Silver Airways Announces Service to Daytona Beach

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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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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

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AdventHealth Infant CPR Class

Life-Threatening Emergencies and CPR This demonstration class teaches family and friends what they need to know in the event of a life-threatening emergency — for example, if your baby is choking or isn’t moving or breathing because of a fall or a near drowning. In order to provide an optimal experience and ensure that other class participants may focus on our instructor, please do not … Continue reading AdventHealth Infant CPR Class