New Smyrna Beach Mom

Information, events and school information for New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill and surrounding areas.

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Blue Mule Deli

Since I have been working at the Edgewater Animal Shelter a few days a week I have taken the opportunity to check out some local businesses that I would normally not frequent. This morning I hit the Blue Mule Deli & Cafe on Ridgewood. I went in for a cup of coffee and came out wth a freshly made breakfast sandwich and a salad for lunch.  The staff was super friendly, the coffee was good and they breakfast sandwich was made to order and delicious. They offer deli meats sliced to order, homemade desserts, salads and sides.  You can eat in their dining area or take it to go.  Their Greek Salad dressing is on the best I have ever had list.  They are worth checking out for sure.

The Blue Mule is located at the corner of Ridgewood and Park Avenue in Edgewater.

New Gig

It is not a secret that I am an animal lover,  the array of rescued pets that allow me to live with them attests to that. I was recently asked to help out at the Edgewater Animal Shelter. Helping out has morphed into becoming the Director of the joint.  If you are not familiar with the Edgewater Animal Shelter let me take a minute and fill you in. This shelter was at one time run by the city of Edgewater. In 2013, a local non-profit took over and it is now privately funded through donations and the never ending support of Dr. Ginger Bryant of Glencoe Veterinary Hospital.  In 2016 the shelter adopted out almost 200 cats and kittens, and 98 dogs and puppies. Currently, we are housing approximately 54 cats and 22 dogs. That number fluctuates daily based on owner surrenders and those that are picked up as strays, and of course, those that are adopted into loving families.

The shelter is “low-kill” which means that only animals that are sick and cannot be healed or are too aggressive to be adopted are euthanized (it is a very low number). We offer low-cost wellness services to the community on Wednesdays (stay tuned another day to be added soon). The list of wellness services offered can be found here.

As we rely solely on donations from the community, we are always in need of pet food and kitty litter. Our wish list can be found here.  Donations can be dropped off at the shelter or cash donations (which we love, our employees like to get paid) can be made securely via Paypal here.

I am hoping that many of my local business partners that I have met and worked with the last 9 years while writing this blog will step up now and help us out. We need things like a bench for out front, landscaping, pressure washing, tile steam cleaning, kitty litter (we always need kitty litter), gift cards to include in raffle baskets…the list is long.

There is nothing that we won’t take. One of our awesome volunteers takes things that she comes across and sells them on Swip Swap and donates the money to us. If they are broken her husband fixes them up. We also share the wealth, in the event we have too much pet food, we donate it to Sophie’s Circle, South East Volusia Humane Society and other rescue organizations in Volusia County. Extra sheets and towels go to the FROG Ministry in Edgewater. Nothing is ever wasted and it is all appreciated.

Speaking of volunteers, we need those too. People to do laundry, walk the dogs, play with the cats, attend adoption events, foster dogs, make phone calls, beg for donations, clean the shelter and more. That list is long too, and every minute you give, we appreciate.

Our hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Monday – Saturday. Please stop by and visit the animals, sign up to volunteer or drop off donations, we would love to see you.

Grand Opening

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Do You Have a Horse Lover on Your Gift List?

The Riding School at Samsula Stables, with 30 acres and three barns, is the largest show Barn in New Smyrna Beach. The riding school is offering a Christmas special of $10 off any half hour lesson and $15 off any 1 hour lesson with seasoned Trainer Trish Zeiler McEver. Trish has a beautiful show program including greater Orlando Hunter Jumper Association shows and horse shows in the park amongst others.

For beginner Riders, the Riding School offers a prepaid package called Learn2Ride. Students new to horses will be given an introductory ground clinic for safety and knowledge, and then participate in 10 consecutive Saturday lessons. The cost is $400.00 and this represents a discount of nearly 50% off the price of private lessons. Students may participate once and then if they find they would like to continue can pursue private lessons or options ranging from $40 to $80 depending on the type of lesson. The discounted learn-to-ride program will enable parents to keep the cost down while determining if horseback riding is for their child or not.

Please contact 386-402-4069 or visit our website  and like us on Facebook! Our top-notch facility, Schoolmaster horses, and professional presentation are unmatched. Hope to see you soon and Merry Christmas!

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