September 2012

Found 25 blog entries for September 2012.

Local simulation company Raydon was just awarded a huge contract totalling $46,500,00.00 for Virtual Company Operations Trainer Upgrades for the U.S. Army National Guard. More info included in the press release provided by Raydon Corporation.

Port Orange, Fla. (September 28, 2012)- Raydon Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $46.5M from the U.S. Army National Guard (USARNG) to provide upgrades to the USARNGs existing fleet of Virtual Combat Operations Trainers (VCOT) over a 24 month period.
These upgrades will be applied to 68 VCOTs across the United States over a three year period. In addition to retaining all current VCOT capabilities, the latest upgrades will include Unstabilized Gunnery…
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When: September 29th 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Where: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - 4931 South Peninsula Drive
What: If you’ve missed your chance at this great event in the past, there is another opportunity this weekend! Come out and enjoy panoramic views of the sunset and moonrise over the Atlantic Ocean from the ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Join the old lighthouse keeper as he leads you on your journey into the past where you can discover the unique history of one of Central Florida’s oldest and most historic landmarks. Cap off the evening with a toast to the beauty around you with sparkling cider and light hors d’oeuvres provided by Inlet Harbor Restaurant. This event is limited so call now to make your reservation: (386)761-1821 ext. 10

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When: September 29th 10:30am
Where: Holiday Inn Resort, Daytona Beach Oceanside, 1615 South Atlantic Beach Avenue
What: Don’t let the word “triathlon” intimidate you; this isn’t anything like the Ironman competition. This great local event that is geared for all ages and fitness levels with the main purpose being to have a great time outdoors in Daytona Beach. Come out this Saturday and bring friends and family for what is sure to be a refreshing day of fun and fitness as the summer winds down in Central Florida. This event consists of a swimming portion with boogie boards and other flotation equipment acceptable, a beach-cruiser biking porting, and a relaxing run (2 miles) along the “World’s Most Famous Beach”. This event does have a registration

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When: September 28th 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Nova Community Park, 440 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach
What: Bring the little ones out this Friday night for great fun and a great cause. “A Magical Knight” kicks off at 6pm with food, games and prizes, and a DJ that will keep the music and fun going into the evening. The admission at this event is $7 and includes a hotdog and drink. All proceeds raised will go to benefit the 2013 renovation of Magic Forest Playground/Rainbow Park in Ormond Beach. Come support a good cause while enjoying a beautiful night out with family in our Central Florida home. For more information or to purchase tickets call Sylvia Frost at the Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department at (386) 676-3277

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As the children return to school and the excitement of the holidays linger right around the corner, you may be in the need for some creative and delicious treats custom made for any occasion. The Daytona Beach area offers many great, gourmet cake, cupcake, and pastry options for any need. Whether it is a birthday cake for an office party, several dozen cupcakes for a local classroom, a festive Halloween, Hanukkah or Christmas treats, or your special wedding day, these great local businesses will exceed your expectations.

For Cupcake’s Sake
Website (386)212-8639
At this local cupcake shop, they don’t start baking until you place an order, making them one of the freshest and most delicious bakeries in town. Regardless of the event, let For

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Verizon is set to open a location in Port Orange next to the new Starbucks in the shops located just in front of Lowes on Dunlawton Avenue. My source says that the opening date is the week of October 15th.  This will be the first Verizon Cellular location in Port Orange on Dunlawton Avenue. Other new businesses opening in the vicinity include Golden Corral, Chipotle, Starbucks, and much more.
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Most of us don’t need an excuse to go out and enjoy a local ice cream shop, but in case you need one, here are some go-to’s: bad days, good days, beach days, family day, date nights, late nights, rainy days, sunny days, days that end in Y; to try a new flavor, to remember an old favorite, to compare, to splurge, to smile. You are welcome to use any of these or create your own and here is an overview of some Port Orange and Daytona Beach area favorites that will be sure to wet your appetite.

Cinnamon Tree Cafe
1665 Dunlawton Avenue #103
Port Orange, FL 32127 (386) 760-1500
One of Port Orange’s newest dessert and coffee shops, Cinnamon Tree Cafe offers a tranquil and cozy setting for any occasion. Located in the Shoppes

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Open for only three months, Mel’s Diner in Port Orange is quickly becoming a local favorite for their delicious breakfast and lunch options as well as their luscious homemade deserts. This family-run business is clean and welcoming with a friendly-diner feel and attentive staff. Try their famous sausage bread consisting of homemade bread stuffed with mild italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, onions and peppers and served with their fresh sausage gravy. Mel’s Diner offers traditional breakfast and lunch options such as pancakes, eggs and your choice of meat, sandwiches and burgers. But they also offer daily specials that are made fresh and not regularly on the menu such as fresh strawberry french toast casserole and the mouth-watering monte-cristo sandwich.

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port_orange_family_daysThe 17th annual Port Orange Family Days is just around the corner, as Port Orange continues to show why this city is a great place to call home. Running for four days from October 4th through the 7th, Port Orange Family Days is chalked full of events for locals and residents of all ages that celebrate “community spirit and civic pride.” From the community expo and carnival to the all new “Star Search”, this year’s Port Orange Family Days will be fun for the whole family. The best part about this amazing community event is that the expo, parade, and live entertainment are all free making this event a cornerstone of the strength and generosity of the Port Orange Community. Below I will outline some of the Port Orange Family Day events so you can properly

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When: Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd
Where: Flagler Avwnue and select locations along the LOOP, New Smyrna Beach
What: Come down to New Smyrna Beach this weekend for some great music and fun as the city hosts its 12th Annual Jazz Festival. The weekend kicks off with a ticketed event at Flagler Tavern on Friday, the 21st from 5:30-7:30pm. The Marc Monteson Quartet will be playing and admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The night rolls on with a free performance by Kayonne Riley and the Downtown Trio at So Napa Grill (3406 S. Atlantic Ave) from 8-11pm.

jazz festival new smyrna beach 12th annual 2012But this is just the beginning of a wonderful weekend of music. Starting at 11am Saturday, September 22nd there will be a variety of jazz performances at local venues along

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