If you think that visiting one of beautiful, local Florida springs is only a summer activity, you’ll miss out on a great adventure at Blue Springs State Park. Located at 2100 W French Avenue in Orange City, the park is known for its manatee visitors which congregate in the warm water refuge of the park. Due to these special winter guests, all water activities are prohibited during the winter months.
It’s the start of a new year and a chance for a new you! If your new year’s resolution is to get healthy, there are lots of local gym options in DeLand to find every lifestyle and budget.
Persimmon Hollow Brewing is adding an additional location to their ranks. A new brewery and taproom will open on Lake Eola in the Thornton Park District of Orlando. The location features both indoor and outdoor seating as they renovate the 227 N Eola Dr space vacated by Panera Bread on the first floor of the EO Inn. The renovation will include a 7 barrel brewing system and a kitchen featuring a local food vendor.
If this cooler weather has you ready for some fun family Christmas activities, pack up the kiddos and head over to Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest.
Predictions of this year’s holidays sales season say that 86% of Americans are planning to cash in on pre-Christmas sales such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday. The bulk of all shopping is expected to follow the trend of purchasing online with Americans expected to drop nearly $87 billion in this major holiday shopping weekend, but local shopping has a lot to offer for the person who is hard to buy for.
Many towns have a parade during the Christmas season, but any local can tell you that DeLand is a town that loves a parade! So, of course, there would be not one, but two parades to celebrate this festive time of year.
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!
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.
If you’re looking to light up your 4th of July, Volusia County is home to a multitude of fun ways to celebrate our freedom with fireworks.
Entrepreneurship runs deep in the Swann family. Todd Swann, owner and founder of Swann Real Estate started the agency from scratch. Now, his son Brinson, who is also a real estate agent at Swann recently opened a recording studio, and it is starting to make waves. Recently, the Palace Recording Studio in Orange City achieved a number one ranking from Google compared to other recording studios throughout the state of Florida.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.