At last night’s Daytona Beach city commission meeting, the final bit of funds was approved for the Brownie the Town Dog Memorial. Commissioner Kelly White graciously gave the bulk of her Bike Week Sponsorship funds to this memorial. Each year, each commissioner is given a couple thousand dollars from Bike Week generated funds to use… Continue reading Final funds for Brownie the Town Dog Memorial approved. Ground breaking as early as January 2018.
The lovely Sea Shells Beach Club wrote a blog post about Brownie the Town Dog and has an in-room guide to Daytona Beach that promotes Brownie and Brownie’s Dog Boutique.
In June of 2008, the Museum of Florida History present their “Pets in America” exhibit. The exhibit ran until August of 2008 and spawned a book called “Florida’s Famous Animals” by Jan Annino. Brownie was one of two dogs featured in both the book and the exhibit. The second dog, Jet, was the first dog used… Continue reading June-August 2008: The Museum of Florida History features Brownie the Town Dog in their “Pets in America” exhibit.
A few months ago, Brownie’s Dog Boutique suggested to Cinematique Of Daytona Beach’s board that we should put on an annual film festival featuring dog films where you can bring your dog to the movies. We had envisioned this festival honoring Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach and we wanted it called BrownieFest. Well, Cinematique… Continue reading The First Annual Daytona Beach Dog Film Festival is December 17 at Cinematique!
Brownie appeared in the newspaper in 2017 a few times, but the first was this mention in the News Journal’s “Today in History”. This “news” was from 1947 – a whopping 70 years ago.
Creating a Brownie memorial is now an official City project. Commissioner Kelly White, who has been extremely helpful and supportive, has donated $500 to the project and City Manager James V. Chisholm has assigned Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman to manage the Brownie project. This by no means guarantees that a Brownie memorial will happen,… Continue reading A Park for Brownie: Brownie Pointe Park is taking shape
Brownie, the Town Dog of Daytona Beach is getting an entire page in the 2018 In-Room Concierge Visitors Guide that is put in hotel rooms throughout the Daytona Beach/St. Augustine area. This is the first time Brownie’s story will be told in this highly seen guide. Here is the draft design and copy.
If you walk along the Sweetheart Trail in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, you will see historical signs along the trail telling the history of our downtown and the riverfront. Strangely, when these signs were created, one wasn’t made for Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach – even though his grave is the official start… Continue reading Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach is getting a historical marker!