April 2012

Found 11 blog entries for April 2012.

New residents that recently moved to Volusia County or the Port Orange area may not realize that their children are entitled to free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK). The VPK program is essentially a preschool program that is offered to every four year old in the state, free of charge.

Children who attend VPK will learn skills that will help prepare them for entering and succeeding in one of the Volusia County elementary schools. 4 year olds experience the classroom atmosphere, learn letters, numbers, cutting, pasting, and more. Children also learn important social interaction with teachers and children their age. It’s a wonderful summer program for those parents who have children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.

To learn more about

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Looking for affordable activities for your child to do this summer? How about signing up for a Port Orange summer basketball league? The Port Orange YMCA is now holding their summer basketball registration. It’s an affordable way for kids to be active this summer and make new friends. Friendly competition indoors and an opportunity to develop team work.

The Port Orange YMCA basketball summer league is open to children ages 3-12, and the cost is $45 for members (there is a slightly higher charge for non-YMCA members). Think of this as another opportunity to keep your children busy during the summer and away from the video games.

The YMCA basketball league focuses on teaching kids the basic basketball skills and how to work together as a team. Games

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Golf courses are a big attraction for buyers relocating to the Daytona Beach area.  Daytona Beach and surrounding areas offer golfing opportunities all year long that are very hard to beat. The prices and the courses are very competitive! You can hit the green early in the morning to beat the heat, or spend your evening chipping away. Based on your budget or skill level, there are many courses to choose from.

There is an upcoming golf tournament that any local golfer should add to his/her schedule. It is The Mayor’s Invitational, which takes place in Port Orange on June 16, 2012 at The Golf Club at Cypress Head. To get involved in this event, call 386-506-5851 for more information. If you are just getting started and need some instruction or want to

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condos towers ten daytona beachI just listed and sold unit #2104. This custom 3/3 is very unique and luxurious. Sitting atop the Towers Ten, this 21st floor unit has what I call "WOW" views! Because this unit stretches from east to west, your view doesn't end! From the same unit, you can enjoy direct oceanfront views and western views. This means you can see the sunrise and sunset from the same unit! There are very few units in Daytona Beach Shores that offer these views for such an affordable price.

Additional Towers Ten #2104 features include, hurricane shutters, custom tile bathroom floors, wood floors living areas, 2 oceanfront suites, additional living area west side, solid surface counters, and fully furnished.

Contact Kevin for more information about Towers Ten. View

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daytona beach shores condos oceans grand condominiumKevin just sold Oceans Grand unit #1808. This 2/2 with a den faces direct east with incredible peninsula and Atlantic Ocean views. The new owner has open views to the north and south and they will be able to enjoy the early morning sunrise. If you are looking for a newer construction property with a convenient location, it will be hard to beat Oceans Grand in Daytona Beach Shores. Within a short walking distance you will find a Publix Supermarket, Walgreens, Par 3 golf course, tennis courts, and a Bank Of America. Everything you will need is very close.

The 2/2 with a den floor plan at Oceans Grand is appealing because it offers a very large and open living area. Eastern oceans views are available from every room except the den. The kitchen opens to

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The upcoming “King of the Inlet” fishing tournaments will be held on April 21, May 19, and June 16, 2012. This competition will be organized at Down the Hatch, located at 4894 Front Street in Ponce Inlet. There will be prizes awarded in various categories and a $5,000 grand prize for the "King Of The Inlet". The grand prize will be calculated from points accumulated over all three fishing tournaments.

This is your chance to compete in a local off shore fishing tournament in Ponce Inlet, Florida. What a great opportunity to spend the day among fellow fisherman, competing for the "King Of The Inlet" grand prize.

  • One fish per species
  • 10 points per pound
  • paying double each month for specific species

Learn more about the King Of The

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Edmund Burke, an Irish philosopher, once said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Whether you have been a long time history buff, or you have a new found interest in the subject, there are some interesting history events taking place in the Ormond Beach and Port Orange area.

Here are a couple of upcoming Volusia County history events that you can put on your calendar:

  • Port Orange History Lecture Series – Do you want to learn about the history of Port Orange?  Well, you can attend a series of lectures that will teach you all about the history of Port Orange, Florida. The lecture series will be at the Port Orange City’s Adult Center Annex, located at 3738 Halifax Drive at 1:00 p.m. Dates scheduled include April 13, May 11,
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Drive through any neighborhood in Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, or Daytona Beach, and you will find a lot of people throwing away a lot of furniture and stuff. Drive through on garbage day in a neighborhood like Waters Edge or Sanctuary, and you may just find enough at the curb to furnish a small apartment! Seriously though, when all that stuff gets put out at the curb it usually goes to the local landfill. In this economy, a local family may need what you are throwing away. Consider other options before the Volusia County landfill.

EVery little bit of trash matters. Here are a few options to relieve the local landfill of items that may have use in a second home.

  • Pack it up and drop it off at an area thrift store. They are always happy to take
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broken bow home sold port orange

Just SOLD by Kevin Kling

A new family is moving into 5919 Broken Bow located in the Broken Bow Estates section in Port Orange, Florida. This neighborhood is located in central Port Orange and close to the All Children's Park, Neighbors Ice Cream, and zoned for great Port Orange schools. Families in this part of Port Orange are only a short walk or bike ride away from baseball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts,  a dog park, and so much more. This is a very convenient place to live.


Broken Bow Estates offers newer constructed homes on larger lots that are approximately one half acre. The larger lot sizes give homeowners the opportunity to add RV garages, pool cabanas, extra garages, and luxurious pools. If you are

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Who doesn’t love a local inexpensive festival? There’s always plenty to do, see, and learn. There are several festivals in Volusia County this April just in time to enjoy the warmer weather. Be sure to check out a festival or two in your area. It’s a great way to help support and get involved in your community.

April 2012 upcoming festivals you should mark on your calendar:

  • Lakeside Jazz Festival. This festival will be held April 20-21, 2012 in Port Orange. The festival will take place at the amphitheater at 2000 City Center Circle. There will be 60 different bands that will play over the course of two days and nights. The music will begin around 9:00 a.m., with the featured bands taking stage around 6:00 p.m. For more information, check out
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