July 2012

Found 16 blog entries for July 2012.

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are now in full swing and with two events under his belt, Ryan Lochte, the Port Orange hometown hero, has found success both times, earning two medals. Lochte opened this year’s Olympic swimming competition winning the 400-meter Individual Medley taking the first gold medal for America this Olympics. He did so by beating the Brazilian silver medalist by a whopping 3.68 seconds and also beating out fellow American and the Olympic’s all-time-greatest winner, Michael Phelps. On Sunday, Lochte anchored the US men’s 4x100-meter Freestyle relay coming up just short in the end but still bringing a silver medal to his team and the USA.

Lochte, a graduate of Spruce Creek High School, spent much of his adolescence in the Port

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Last month I discussed some basic tips for hurricane preparedness this Summer, and though we have been lucky so far, the season is not over yet. It is now time to consider effective long-term safety options for your Central Florida home in the form of hurricane shutters and other window coverings. Hurricane shutters can be inexpensive and are invaluable protection for your home and family. These shutters can withstand hurricane winds as well as flying debris. This is important because once a window or door is breached by hurricane-force-winds, immense pressure is placed on the rest of your home’s walls and roof. This could lead to immense structural damage and even worse scenarios if you and your family are inside the home.

When it comes to hurricane

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ocean_villas_extJust listed for sale unit #701 at the Ocean Villas in Daytona Beach Shores. Ready to be impressed? This amazing unit has the best views that I have ever seen in Daytona! Enjoy views of the waves on the beach and the boats traveling on the intracoastal all from the same unit.

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Artisan Alley and Deland Art Walk
When: Friday, July 27th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Downtown DeLand- New York Avenue, one block west of Woodland Blvd
What: The 4th Friday Deland Art Walk is set to start again this Friday. Come now through the Fall on the 4th Friday of each month to explore and enjoy Historic Downtown featuring live music, various and changing art exhibits, cultural events, restaurants and much more. This is a self-guided tour with many of the area businesses participating. Come out for this free event and come back often as the fun and excitement of the event is always changing. It’s an art revival! Deland Art Walk

3rd Annual Inlet Surfers for Autism
When: Saturday, July 28th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S

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With the current economic crunch and the promise of continued price-hikes for Volusia County utilities over the next several years, saving water should seem as important now as it ever has. Volusia County Utilities alone operates and maintains 9 water treatment plants, 27 production wells, and 233 miles of water pipelines. As the Central Florida area continues to grow, so too will the requirements and expenses for our utilities. There are, however, some easy ways to save water and money. Mother Nature and your pocketbook will thank you.

irrigation sprinklers reclaimed water port orange floridaIn many areas of Volusia County reclaimed water is available. Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is usually used for irrigation. The water is sifted and disinfected and is very useful in an environment

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With the summer now in full swing, thousands of locals and tourists have flooded to the beautiful Daytona area beaches. With this abundance of people and the sometimes unfamiliarity with beach conditions, this can lead to some dangerous situations on your afternoon of fun. Before you go out to the beach with friends or family for a picnic or play, review some of these helpful hints to keep you safe this Summer.

safety at daytona beach florida beaches

1. Know how to swim. This may seem like an obvious suggestion but every year many people who are unable to swim or are weak swimmers become casualties of the Atlantic Ocean’s changing tides, rip currents, and erosion.

  • Rip Currents are extremely dangerous and can pull you out deeper or much further down the beach than you intended.
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joe's crab shack on the daytona beach pierLast month the historic Daytona Beach Pier reopened after a two and a half year hiatus, sporting a new look and new fun. The 88-year-old pier has now welcomed the quirky atmosphere and delicious taste of Joe’s Crab Shack, a popular seafood chain. The pier had been closed since late 2009 when it had fallen into ill-repair from age and tropical weather. But with a fresh look and the promise of tasty seafood, people have been flocking to the pier non-stop.

Joe’s Crab Shack is a nationwide seafood restaurant that prepares dishes to please almost any palate. Offering heaping steampots of fresh seafood and some of the best crab legs around, it is no surprise that this new Daytona destination has remained busy since opening. Even if you aren’t in the mood for

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3rd annual Flagler Avenue Open - Putt & Stroll
When: Thursday, July 19th 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Along Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
What: Adult golfers will make their way down Flagler Avenue during the 3rd annual Flagler Avenue Open - Putt & Stroll. Greens will be located inside sponsor locations. Food and drink specials will be available at each location as well. The cost is $10 for 18 holes of golf. Flagler Avenue will remain open to vehicular traffic. For more information, please call (386) 428-1600.

Tropical Nights - Deland
When: Friday, July 20th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Downtown Main Street Deland
What: This tropically-themed street party promises fun for the whole family. Come out for live music, dancing and dining or enter into one

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Summer Concert Series - Horncamps Concert
When: Thursday July 12th, 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Daytona Beach Bandshell - 250 N. Atlantic Ave
What: Come listen to the symphony music of some of the most talented horn players around. This concert is the culmination of a week long workshop of musicians of all ages that have gathered in Daytona Beach. From high-school-aged musicians to world renown artists, the Daytona Beach Bandshell will be a beautiful venue for this wonderful and free event.

Movie Under the Stars Port Orange - “Dolphin Tale”
When: Friday, July 13rd 8:00 pm
Where: Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1999 City Center Circle
What: This Family Days event is free and fun and is one of the great staples of the Port Orange community. Bring

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Kevin just closed unit #708 at the Ocean Vistas. Listed below you will find additional recent sales at the Ocean Vistas for your review. Feel free to call Kevin directly if you have any questions about the local Daytona Beach Shores condo market.

  • Ocean Vistas #708 - Catalina Floor Plan - SOLD - $579,000.00 on 06/20/2012
  • Ocean Vistas #408 - Catalina Floor Plan - SOLD - $450,000.00 on 06/01/2012
  • Ocean Vistas #309 - Santa Monica Floor Plan - SOLD $635,000.00 on 04/20/2012

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