Downtown/Canal Street


Cuban Pastor Humberto Berillo to visit New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Preaching Christianity in Communist Cuba is the topic of a 9 a.m., Saturday, July 6 talk by native Pastor Humberto Berillo, shown here, when he visits United Church of Christ in New Smyrna Beach.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Visiting Cuban Pastor Humberto Berillo will be the featured speaker as the United Church of Christ in New Smyrna Beach continues its Community Forum Series with an inside look at how Christianity is practiced in the communist country.


NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The annual yard sale for the Relay For Life will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 200 Canal St. in the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission Parking Lot.

share photo by Henry Frederick / The former Dunn Lumber building off the intersection of US 1 and West Canal was torn down in December 2010 and vacant since then. Video coverage inside.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The city recognizes something needs to be done about improving the aesthetics of one of its key intersections: US 1 and Canal Street. The CRA will hold a meeting Thursday in the City Commission Chambers, 210 Sams Avenue. Two hours have been set aside for citizen input beginning at 5 p.m.


Headline Surfer videos by Sera Frederick / The videos showcase the East Coast Cruisers on historic Canal Street back in January.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, along historic Canal Street. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the free, family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.


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.

share photosTo loud cheers and whistles, Santa Claus disembarks the Florida East Coast "Christmas Train" in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday morning, Dec. 11, 2010, and is swarmed by parents and children alike. In the smaller photo, Jazmine, 5, Jayden, 2, and Myron, 4, children of Jessica Dubois of New Smyrna Beach, wait for Santa's arrival. The train is coming again Dec. 10 and parents needing help with Christmas are welcomed to bring children.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- When Santa brings toys for tots in December he'll be giving Rudolph and the other reindeers the day off and instead will arrive by train -- courtesy of the Florida East Coast rail -- from Jacksonville to Miami with New Smyrna Beach one of the stops along the way.


Show Me the Money: New Smyrna Beach PD: From evidence room scandal to accreditation / Headline Surfer®

Evidence room scandal leads to revolving door of top brass before positive changes take hold in municipal force

New Smyrna Beach Interim Police Chief Donna Lavallee please her agency is accredited / Headline Surfer®First in a series / Display photo for Headline Surfer®. /
Donna Lavallee, New Smyrna Beach PD interim police chief, places her agency's official patch on a Florida accreditation board in a recent ceremony in Daytona Beach, Florida.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- After a tough five months in leading the New Smyrna Beach police force as interim police chief, Donna Lavallee has reason to smile with pride and a sense of real achievement as she gives way to new top cop Mike Coffin on Tuesday.


Faith Miller, NSB maintenance operations manager / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no garbage pickup on Thursday, November 27, in New Smyrna Beach.


Nolan Kirkland with parants, Nicole and Mike Kirkland of Edgewater / Headline Surfer

Headline Surfer® videos and photos produced by Multimedia Editor Serafina King-Frederick / Highlights from the 2011 New Smyrna Beach Halloween Parade are showcased in the 24/7 internet newspaper's digital coverage of the annual event.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Nicole and Mike Kirkland of Edgewater dressed up their 1-year-old son, Nolan, as a shark, three years ago for the New Smyrna Beach Halloween parade.


Ex-Flagler Avenue kingpin Robert Lott serves as bouncer with new shoes

Plenty of booze at Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach for Rotary fundraiser / Headline Surfer®Public drinking is illegal in New Smyrna Beach, but that didn't stop Rotarians at the Brannon Center / Headline Surfer®Robert Lott drinking beer at Rotary fundraiser in New Smyrna / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer® photos / Booze was the big draw at a Rotary function at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach on Aug. 23. Public drinking is illegal in the city, but that didn't stop people from doing so at the event as shown in this inset image. Robert Lott, former Flagler Avenue financial planner, served as bouncer.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Robert Lott was still wearing the same ratty clothes, though he made sure to show off his new plastic shoes when the internet newspaper showed up to take photos of the recent "Cheeseburger in Paradise" fundraiser at the Brannon Center held by the Rotary clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater.