Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you likely know who Tim Tebow is. If you are a Florida Gators football fan, you know that he will forever be enshrined in Florida Gator football history. Since football, Tebow has made a name for himself as a broadcaster for ESPN and has been climbing the ranks through the New York Mets baseball organization.
Cancer is something that has affected many of the people we know. Thankfully, there are many organizations locally and nationally that raise money for cancer research and are inspiring and encouraging so many to continue to fight. One of those organizations is the ME STONG Foundation.
New Year’s Eve is a great time to be in Central Florida. There is plenty to do, and the weather is usually perfect. Whether you want to ring in the New Year at our world-famous theme parks, prefer a laid-back evening with family and friends, or want to be part of a big crowd when the ball drops, there are plenty of options for your perfect celebration on Dec. 31.
Recently, the Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency met to rank three plans to give new life to the old Volusia County Jail that sits on the block between W. New York Ave. and Georgia Ave. The project is expected to enhance the area near the Artisan Alley area, a popular area off Woodland Blvd.
The wait is finally over. Local fans can finally rejoice. Chipotle is open! The Mexican grill chain with a DeLand location at 2335 S. Woodland Blvd, prides itself on sourcing high quality ingredients and responsible farming. Those amazing burritos are complemented perfectly with their one-of-a-kind tortilla chips, perfect for dipping in salsa or guacamole. Chipotle in DeLand is open 10:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.
Recently, Swann Real Estate's own Turner Swann received the highest designation in commercial real estate, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). The CCIM Institute awarded the designation during the organization's global conference in Chicago on Oct. 10.
It’s been almost two years since DeLand lost one of its beloved residents. Rufus Pinkney was an icon for years because of his shoe shine business in the parking lot between Pizza Hut and the Denim Dive and Boutique, off East New York Avenue. Since Rufus passed away on Sept. 13, 2016, the city’s locals and shoes have not shined quite as bright.
If you grew up on the north side of DeLand and went to public elementary school, there is a good chance you went to George Marks Elementary School. The school on Amelia Ave. near Stetson University since it was built 63 years ago has been an icon for many. However, it is about to get a complete makeover.
If you are new to DeLand, you may be unaware of some of the major league talent our city has produced. The area has a rich history of musicians, artists, and designers, but recently several athletes have shown a spotlight on DeLand in a big way. Below are just a few along with recent notoriety they've received.
Several new businesses are opening and commercial construction projects are coming to completion in the DeLand area. We thought we would give you a quick update.
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Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.