It’s the “Dog Days of Summer” and not only does that mean hot, humid weather, but here in Central Florida it also ushers in peak hurricane season. Every Florida homeowner knows that means stocking up on batteries, water, & peanut butter. And of course, standing in line at the gas station to fill up your car and get fuel for the portable generator. However, the addition of a whole house generator has become increasingly popular here in DeLand. It offers the peace of mind that in a hurricane, or even a typical afternoon lightning storm, your house will keep running all the needed appliances without a hiccup. They can be integrated into your home and run on propane, which many of the local companies keep filled and ready just in case that hurricane comes our way. 2679 Winnemissett Oaks is a perfect example of how adding a whole house generator makes living the ultimate Florida lifestyle even better!
Thanks to a raffle held on Friday, August 9, the Wily Owl Toy Store is keeping its doors open. Owner Vin Philip posted that raffle tickets were being sold for their iconic, 6 foot tall ferris wheel.
Students arriving at Stetson University for the fall semester found a couple of new additions to the campus. A new environmentally friendly fountain and a larger-than-life statue perfectly posed for student selfies.
People can be picky when it comes to barbecue. There is one restaurant that most agree is exceptional, and it is coming our area. 4 Rivers Smokehouse is coming to Daytona Beach. The Winter Park-based BBQ chain filed paperwork with the state indicating a new location is coming.
If you’ve been wanting to eat at Cress Restaurant, but keep finding their events sold out, your luck is about to change!
It's happened to many of us. We've paid for gas at the pump only to later find out that our credit or debit card information has been hacked. The frustration sets in when you have to cancel your card and make a claim to recover those funds. Well, the good news is that all gas stations in Florida will have to install chip readers at the pumps by 2020. However, that is not so good of news for small, independently owned convenience store owners who will bear the upgrade expense of upward of $17,000 per pump.
A potential SunRail station coming to DeLand is back in the news with renewed energy. The project fell off a few years ago due to a lack of funding. Currently SunRail tracks run 61 miles, only coming as far north as DeBary. A 12 mile segment to make DeLand the system’s northern terminus would cost more than $75 million.
You've likely heard, Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand made national headlines because of a giving initiative that paid off $7.2 million in crippling medical debt and funded 3 foster homes, all in one day. What many media reports did not mention is that the results were because of the generosity of approximately 350 families contributing, not just a few big contributors.
It would be a dream come true for many West Volusia residents! A recent blurb in the West Volusia Beacon reports that Aldi has submitted an application for a building permit to the DeLand Building Department. The permit has been approved by the Building Department but is waiting for approval from the Fire Department.
Hello from New York City. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. Where you can be in a New York State of Mind. And countless other overwrought references. The funny thing is, in a way there is a ring of truth in all of them. And yet still more.
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