If you attended George Marks Elementary as a kid, raise your hand. Okay, you probably look ridiculous, so you can put it down. If you grew up in DeLand and went to George Marks, you aren’t alone with several other longtime residents who proudly state they are a GME Bulldog.
Prom season kicked off early in DeLand this year. Leading up to the big night, dresses were fluffed and makeup applied, suits dusted off and shoes shined. Then on the evening of February 9, 170 teenagers and adults with special needs gathered for Night to Shine, the annual Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. This year, Stetson Baptist Church had the privilege of hosting the event for the first time.
Cord cutting has become a phenomena. Many people across America are realizing they don’t watch most of the channels they have access to via their cable or satellite provider. Because of that, they are looking at ways to cut these pricey services and save money each month. This may sound a like a great idea to you, but it might not be for everyone. We put together a list of things to keep in mind before you take the plunge.
Blame it on Mad Men, but our appetite for 1950s style and furniture is insatiable. It was the design movement of the times, which launched a quintessential look that was organic, minimalist and smooth with a distinct style. It is called mid-century modern design, and it has very distinct characteristics.
So at this point you’ve probably already heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Though we won’t go into depth on what they are or how they work (there are plenty of guides online), they are essentially digital tokens that have value. Bitcoin is a bit like a commodity, think of gold, and has value because of the demand for it. And this value has been extremely volatile. But over the last few years, as demand has greatly increased, its value has also greatly increased. At time of this post, one Bitcoin is worth approximately $11,000 USD.
Nothing is more iconic America than rolling green acres, peaceful grazing cattle, and frolicking horses. We might be tempted to believe this is only possible with 200+ acres and miles away from the nearest town. But in DeLand you can live that dream while being only 5 minutes from its award winning Main Street and a quick 30 minutes from either metro Orlando or the Atlantic Beaches. What makes this lifestyle so appealing? We invite you to take a seat on the expansive front porch at 1350 Deerfoot Road and look out over the serene pastures to know the joy of ranch living. You are surrounded by your own little piece of paradise and can enjoy life at a slower pace.
Anyone who has walked the streets of DeLand knows what a jewel it is. After all, its downtown was named “America’s Mainstreet” in 2017. But, what you may not know is that DeLand is home to a new local “celebrity” thanks to a commercial for the prescription drug Chantix. Mark Blanchette, a fine arts photographer who calls DeLand home, was featured in the commercial that started airing in January. One of the settings is DeLand's Forno Bello restaurant.
Construction has begun to transform Georgia Ave. in Downtown DeLand into an attractive area for the already busy Artisan Alley district. Now an integral part of the city’s SoNY — short for “South of New York” — district, the diminutive street hosts Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., Cafe DaVinci, BakeChop and Neighbors Artisan Taqueria, to name a few popular businesses. An extension of the popular weekly Artisan Alley Growers and Makers Market stretches onto the avenue each Friday, as well. The tiny thruway connects South Woodland Boulevard and South Florida Avenue, making it a popular shortcut for vehicles and pedestrians alike. Over several years, the traffic has rendered the pavement cracked and worn, and the infrastructure of the road is in need of repair as heavy summer rains caused flooding issues in the building occupied by Trilogy Coffee Roasting Co.
You may have never heard of Erica Group, but you've likely seen her art, especially if you follow anyone on social media that lives in the DeLand area. Erica is the creator of the DeLand wings, a mural in Downtown DeLand that has come to be a social media phenomena.
Many of us make resolutions to get in better shape and to lose weight. However, by February, those resolutions fade. The busyness of life sets in. What if instead you committed to not only take care of your own health, but also join a community to help and bring awareness to those battling cancer?
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Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.