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Hometown News: New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater - Oak Hill - 10/27/2017

The Fraternal Order of Police Volusia County Lodge 40 will host the fourth annual Waste Pro Pull to benefit Special Olympics from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28, at Home Depot, 2359 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.

Team entry fee is $200 and is required by Oct. 24. Advanced registration is required. Make checks payable to FOP Lodge 40/Volusia and include name, phone and email address of team contact,

and send to David O'Bryan, Secretary FOP 40, 1204 Sabal Palm Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132.

Awards will be given to the first, second and third place teams. Teams may check in from 8 to 8:30 a.m.Oct. 28.

For more information, call Mr. O'Bryan at (901) 581-1025 or email

Pancake breakfast

New Smyrna Masonic Lodge No. 149 will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at 300 N. Riverside Drive.

Breakfast also includes eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and tee. Donations are $6, tax included.

For more information, call (386) 423-2370.

Paranormal explorer to speak at library

Carl Strutz loves haunted houses and he's always happy to share the ghost stories he has uncovered.

The paranormal investigator will present "Visiting the Beyond" free at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway

For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 1.

Making Strides Oct. 28

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Of Volusia/ Flagler will host its annual 5K fundraising walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Riverfront Park, Daytona Beach.

For more information, visit

Sea Squirts meet Oct. 31

The Marine Discovery Center will host its Sea Squirts program from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach.

The topic will be spooky sea creatures. Adults must accompany their children to the program.

The cost is $5 per adult and $5 per child. Reservations are required.

The New Smyrna Beach Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Club's 2000 Turnbull Bay Road clubhouse.

Wekiva Adventures and Save the Earth's Environment Through Knowledge Explorations will be the topic by the student scholarship summer campers.

For more information, call (386) 402-7243.

Gifts of Love Christmas toy sign up

Gifts of love will register families for Christmas toys from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays until Dec. 8 at the United Church of Christ on the corner of Washington and Faulkner Streets in New Smyrna Beach.

Participants must bring Social Security cards for each family member, proof of residence and proof of income and have two gift ideas for each child for about $25.

Only residents of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Samsula and Oak Hill Are eligible.

For more information, call (386) 427-0701.

Poker tourney benefits Cudas Unhooked

The fourth Annual Tim Skowronski Memorial Charity Poker Tournament will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Edgewater-NSB Elks Lodge, 820 Park Ave, Edgewater.

The $35 donation includes a seat in the tournament, a dinner buffet, prize raffles, 50/50 drawing, bounties on certain players, high hand and more, 5,000 starting chips, $25 rebuys for the first 6 levels and a $20 for a 5,000 chip add on at the end of level 6, blinds start at 25/50.

Proceeds benefit Cudas Unhooked, helping at risk youth from New Smyrna Beach High School.

For more information, call (386) 871-5446 or visit

Master gardeners plan plant clinics

Volusia County's master gardeners will share fall gardening tips and answer questions during plant clinics in November.

Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

?10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 6, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.Sally Cummings will present a program on herbs.

?1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. A master gardener will offer tips on selecting and caring for orchids.

For more information, call the Volusia County Extension Service at (386) 822-5778.

Bicycle Poker Run for Hope Reins

Hope Reins will host its fifth annual Bicycle Poker Run at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Our Deck Down Under, 78 E. Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. Bikes out at 10 a.m. and Last bikes in at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 for single or $100 per team of four. Pre-purchase of tickets is requested.

Stops include Crabby Joe's Deck & Grill, Racing's North Turn, Jerry's Tiki Bar, Tomoka Brewing Co. and Boondocks Restaurant. Many drink and food specials along the route.

After party will be at Our Deck Down Under.

For more information, call Natalie Eisenhut at (386) 846-3515 or email

Teen driver challenge aims to prevent crashes

Area teens can take a free class to learn advanced driving skills and how to avoid traffic crashes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sheriff's Office driving range, 2564 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office Teen Driving Challenge teaches teens how to prevent crashes through defensive driving techniques. Students will learn life-saving skills, such as how to safely maneuver around corners, brake during emergencies and recover from a skid.

Class size is limited to 15 participants. Seats are available first-come, first-served. Students must have a valid driver's license and use their own car.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information or to request registration forms, call (386) 239-6522 or email Vicki Held at

Deadline to register for federal disaster aid is Nov. 9

The registration deadline for residents with damages or losses from Hurricane Irma in Volusia County is Nov. 9.

If a primary residence was damaged and you have insurance, call the insurance company to file an insurance claim as FEMA will not duplicate assistance for losses covered by insurance.

Residents may still be eligible for assistance from FEMA for damages not covered by insurance.

Register for assistance at or call (800) 621-3362.

Judge announces re-election campaign

Volusia County Court Judge Bryan Feigenbaum has announced his campaign to seek re-election.

A long-time prosecutor, Judge Feigenbaum was first appointed to the bench in 2010. He was elected by Volusia County voters in 2012 for his first full six-year term. He has served in the Civil Division in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach and runs both Criminal and Veterans Court Divisions in Daytona Beach and frequently covers Circuit Court cases.

Judge Feigenbaum worked as a career prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office. He was honored with the Gene Berry Award in 2008 as the Top Prosecutor in Florida, won several Top Gun Awards for a number of trials and convictions and was MADD Prosecutor of the Year in 2007.


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