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.
The calendar says the official start of summer is Friday, June 21. However, any Florida resident would argue that summer has already arrived. With the heat rapidly approaching 100 degrees,
it’s time to look for options to cool off and escape the heat.
There is a sport that is growing by leaps and bounds across the country, especially here in Florida, and you would probably never expect it. It’s mountain biking. Thats right, mountain biking. Cue the oxymoronic jokes. Okay, so it might be more like exaggerated hills than mountains, but don’t let the name fool you in our geographically flat state.
In case you missed it, little old Stetson Baseball made national media earlier in May with a great article in The New York Times. The column deep dives into the recent success of the program and the new direction for continued building.
Join the DeLand Breakfast Rotary for the 28th Annual Wild Game Feast. This year’s Feast will be Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fairgrounds (3150 E. New York Ave.)
The countdown to summer break has begun. Most parents and grandparents are hastily searching for camps, Vacation Bible Schools, day trips and activities to fill the calendar. For a fun, family-friendly activity, consider hitting the trail to visit the “Wings of the West” around Volusia County.
After occupying three locations over its six year existence, Beeatroot has found its way “home”. Now a permanent fixture of Downtown DeLand, Beeatroot opened in its new location at 105 Artisan Alley on February 8. Just steps away from the DeLand Wings mural, directly behind Persimmon Brewing Company, Beeatroot is a unique addition to the eclectic mix of businesses located on the Alley.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.