Exclusive video by Henry Frederick / The Horsin' Around fundraiser, the second biggest fundraiser for the Atlantic Center for the Arts behind the IMAGES Festival, draws nearly 500 arts patrons Sunday on the grounds of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Arts lovers Tod and Amanda Chismark had no problem plunking down a grand on artwork at the Atlantic Center for the Arts' annual "Horsin' Around" on Sunday.
Photos by Henry Frederick / New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer says he's pleased the city's finances are sound, but with unfunded balances in police and fire, the city is at greater risk financially. Daytona Beach cop Bob Walker, new business agent for Teamsters Local 385, says its unfair to curb pay increases for cops and firefighters and expected them to pay more for pensions they've earned.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The news behind New Smyrna Beach's annual audit is good considering the escalating costs of government doing business in this economy.
NSBNews.net photos by Sera Frederick / On the drawing boards for five years-plus, the proposed Hampton Inn & Suites is the new reality for historic Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. The developer is South Carolina-based David Swentor (with hand out to the drawing) shown here with CRA Director Tony Otte during a public hearing earlier this year.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Residents soon will see the beginning of the first significant hotel development in the City in more than 20 years. Developers of the Hampton Inn Hotel on Flagler Avenue are expecting to break ground on the project in the next few weeks.
"After nearly five years of meetings and public hearings, we're excited to have a new hotel coming to New Smyrna Beach," said New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer.
"The project will serve as an economic generator in the short term with construction jobs and in the long term with the travelers expected to stay here. We anticipate this hotel will exceed the expectations for occupancy."
NSBNews.net photos and video by Henry Frederick / Several hundred of New Smyrna Beach's well-to-do had fun Saturday night at the Brannon Center during the Holiday Charity Ball. At far left are City Commissioner Jack Grasty with event organizer Kaye Walker. NSB resident Susie Bruner is all smiles in the second photo. And in the video, Walker speaks about the event's success with upwards of $48,000 raised.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Susie Bruner put into perspective the true meaning of the 15th annual New Smyrna Beach Holiday Charity Ball.
March 1, 1914 - Aug. 22, 2010
Funeral service for Mabel E. Kirkland, 96, of Samsula, Florida, who passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 26 at Settle-Wilder's New Smyrna Beach chapel, with the Reverend Luke McKinney, First Baptist Church, New Smyrna Beach, officiating. Burial will follow at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater. Calling hours will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 25 at Settle-Wilder.