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Lights out on NSB and other county beaches: Residents, visitors vital to success of turtle nesting season
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Sea turtle nesting season is here.
Visitors to Volusia County beaches and residential and business owners along the coast are encouraged to be proactive to help ensure a productive nesting season. The sea turtle nesting season is May 1 through Oct. 31, said Shelley Szafraniec, a Volusia County spokeswoman.
Courtesy photos. And then there were two. It's Danny vs. Paula in a showdown prize at 9 tonight on FOX reality TV's "Hell's Kitchen." to pave the way for next weeks winner. Danny, of course, is Danny Veltri, of Edgewater, executive chef at Flip Flops in New Smyrna Beach.
Courtesy photo. Greg Keler, a senior at New Smyrna Beach High School, has received a $20,000 Dell scholarship for colle, Volusia County officials announced today.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — New Smyrna Beach High school seniorGreg Keller has earned a $20,000 college scholarship from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Volusia County School District announced today.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 15-year-old Oak Hill teen has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery after cutting his mother with a razor blade, which required her to receive several stitches, police said.
The 38-year-old mother, was treated after the Sunday night incident at Bert Fish Medical Center for cuts to her back and a finger.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Resort tax collections in March declined 7.1 percent over the same period last year in greater New Smyrna Beach, even with Bike Week, though the downward trend was less severe than in Daytona Beach and other areas of Volusia County.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The free Observer Light newspaper is history with efforts being made to generate more paid subscriptions for the regular weekly Observer newspaper, said its publisher, Michelle Lott.
The Observer ceased its "Light" newspaper midway through April with an emphasis on getting more readers to pay $20 annually for a subscription-based paper, Lott said.
Lott and her husband, Robert Lott, bought the Observer last fall after it was closed down by its then-owner, Indiana-based Horizon Publications nearly a year ago.
EDGEWATER -- The regular first Monday City Council meeting of the month scheduled for tonight has been called off, according to the city's Web site.
"Due to lack of agenda items the May 4, 2009 City Council meeting has been CANCELLED," the public notice stated..
The next meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, May 18, in Council Chambers, 102 N. Riverside Drive. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting, according to the Web site.
NSB cops: 67-year-old woman robbed of purse in Publix lot; 4th such crime in 3 days on S.R. 44 commercial stretch
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A 67-year-old woman was walking through the parking lot at the Publix in the New Smuyrna Beach Regional Shopping Center just before 2 p.m. Saturday when a woman jumped out of a sport utility vehicle, snatched her purse, jumped back in and drove off, New Smyrna Beach police said.
Mary Burnazos of New Smyrna Beach was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- An 84-year-old Edgewater woman refused to give up her money to a hooded teenager who approached her in her car at the K-Mart plaza on State Road 44, earlier today, even though he told her he had a weapon under his sweatshirt, after which he ran off, New Smyrna Beach police said.
Cecilia Battersby was not injured in the 1:51p.m. incident.
Courtesy photo. This is one of painter Jim Draper's works on exhibit, starting today at the Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. The exhibit is free.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Each month one of the 57 artists represented by Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles, the downtown New Smyrna Beach art gallery, is featured in a solo exhibition. During the month of May, the gallery will feature Jacksonville painter Jim Draper.