Hurricane Irma not only brought physical devastation to the state of Florida, but it also brought many surprises including one of the largest evacuations in state history. With that, we saw one of the largest gasoline shortages in decades, due to the uncertainty and the elevated use of generators.
Pancake owners can now rejoice! The owners of the Old Spanish Sugar Mill at Deleon Springs State Park were uncertain about their future as the restaurant’s current contract with the state is set to run out on September 30. But Patty Schwarze, the longtime operator of the establishment, said in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article that her concession contract with the state was renewed for five years. Schwarze normally knows months in advance that her contract will be renewed, but this year it wasn’t official until a month prior to the expiration.
Hurricane Irma brought a lot of chaos to our community due to the howling winds, loss of power and displaced residents who evacuated. However, in the midst of that chaos, our community came together. The most obvious place that was manifested was through local businesses and organizations.
The topic of cancer hits home with many of us, because most of us know a friend or family member that has been affected by the disease in some way. The DeLand community is very vocal about standing up for those who have been plagued by cancer, thanks to events like the MeStrong 5K. Local treatment facilities are abundant as well. Thankfully, DeLand is home to a new independent cancer treatment center.W. AKE MARY BLVD.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.