Photo by Henry Frederick and video by Sera Frederick / Sally Mackay stands proud Sunday at the municipal airport during the NSB Balloon and Sky Fest.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Three years ago, then-Mayor Sally Mackay had a vision of turning the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport into a weekend balloon festival. As it turned out she wasn't full of hot air.
NSBNEWS.NET photos and videos by Henry Frederick / Jim Nelson, the city of New Smyrna Beach's tennis pro, moonlights as a driver for "NSBFree," which shuttles people for free all over the New Smyrna Beach beachside and even parts of the mainland near the North and South Causeway bridges such as Canal Street. The people in the vehicle are surfers from Barbados here for a surfing tournament Saturday near the South Jetty. NSBNews.net went along for a ride with Nelson and the surfing visitors.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- They say there's no such thing as a free ride, but residents and visitors alike in New Smyrna Beach beg to differ with "NSBFree."
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The mayor was there in a bright red shirt under his blazer, the big artificial tree stood tall there, and so were several hundred people for "Christmas on Canal," the CRA-sponsored event with a cool $10,000 to spark the spirit of shopping. But several miles away on State Road 44, four to five times as many people were actively shopping at the new Walmart supercenter.