Friday, April 29, 2011

Ship Store

Now our Ship Store is Fully stocked with the following products.

Ice, beer, wine, sodas, bottled water, tobacco products, snacks,

clothing, hats, sunsreen, boating supplies

Stop by and check it out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Replica Ships at Ponce Inlet

The Pinta and Nina, replicas of Columbus ships, Inlet Harbor Marina in Ponce Inlet.

Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. No reservations necessary, but admission charge. For more information, call 386.307.6835.

Event Happens: Apr 29, 2011 - May 09, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

New! Satellite Visitor Center at DeBary Hall

Satellite Visitor Center at DeBary Hall Historic Site

210 Sunrise Boulevard
DeBary, FL 32713

Directions from Interstate 4: Take exit 108 and turn right (west) on Dirksen Drive. Turn right on Mansion Boulevard and left on Sunrise Blvd and follow the signs to the parking lot.Directions from U.S. 17-92: Go east on Dirksen Drive. Turn left on Mansion Boulevard. Turn left on Sunrise Boulevard and follow the signs to the parking lot.Hours: Park entrance and visitor information are available daily from sunrise to sunset. Debary Hall is open for tours Tuesday-Saturday - 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4P:(386) 668-3840W:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Support the River

Support the St. Johns River
Florida's only designated

American Heritage River!

Buy a Specialty Tag

All proceeds go to the St. John's River Alliance

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

National Travel and Tourism Week

The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
May 7 - May 15, 2011

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with “the appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

10 Reasons to Shop Local In Astor

Why shop at a locally owned business first? The following 10 reasons show how more money spent at local business is reinvested in your community creating diversity and helping the community maintain or create its unique appeal.

1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy.

2. Local independent shops invest more in our communities. Local businesses are proportionally more generous in their support of local charities, schools, and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.

3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. Many people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.

4. Shopping local saves you money. Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us all that local businesses = expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer larger items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.

5. Shopping local retains our communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.

6. Shop Local retains our distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.

7. Shopping local saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.

8. Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily and this especially important for the elderly and young people and those without transportation.

9. Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business which means you get a higher standard of service.

10. Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, and restaurants, etc.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome Lazy Daze!

Lazy Daze Boat Rentals coming to Astor Bridge Marina & Motel


Brand NEW 20' Pontoon Boats for hourly, 1/2 day or daily rentals. Lazy Daze Pontoon Boats are fully equipped with life jackets and all other necessary equipment. Featuring Quiet, Fuel Efficient Yamaha 4-stroke Motors on our Pontoon Boats

ALL Prices are Plus Sales Tax and Fuel Used

Contact: Elaine or Mike Thompson Call: 352-759-2515