If you’ve been watching Stetson University Football over the past five seasons since the reboot of the program, it has been difficult to watch at times. But, it looks like the program has finally turned a corner with its first winning season. On November 17, the Hats closed out the season in style with a record-setting 45-31 victory over visiting Valparaiso at Spec Martin Stadium to close out an 8-2 campaign.
The holiday season is officially here and so is peak travel season. Living in Central Florida, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will be traveling throughout the next month by air. But air travel doesn’t have to be expensive if you plan well.
The fall season is finally underway in DeLand. Central Florida has already received it's first "cold front" and the holidays are right around corner. It is a great time to live in Central Florida and an even greater time to visit. Thankfully, visitors now have an amazing new place to stay in Downtown DeLand. After several updates, we are proud to say the Courtyard Marriott is now open!
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.
You may not have noticed, but standard doorbells have come a long way these days. Video doorbells are a relatively new category in the smart home space, but they closely overlap with standard home security cameras. They’re half doorbell, half security camera. With a video doorbell, your guests will ring the buzzer just like normal, but you'll get a push alert on your phone and a live video look at whoever's there (in addition to a regular ol' chime sound). The two of you can then chat via a built-in speaker and microphone in the doorbell. In some cases, they also work with smart locks so you can let the person in without physically opening the door yourself.
Finding the perfect home in the right location is often a challenge, especially when the idea of “perfect” is different for each person. When you are looking for just the right new place, think about what it is you envision as not just your dream home, but also your dream lifestyle.
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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