One thing that golfers would love nothing more is to introduce their friends and loved ones to the game they love. A great way to do that is through a Topgolf entertainment center. Topgolf is a glorified driving range that is geared toward golfers and non-golfers. There is hope that those of us in Volusia County can do our best “Happy Gilmore” impression and crush golf balls in Daytona Beach in the not so distant future.
In case you missed it, the Volusia County Sheriff's Department was on A&E's Live PD. The show, which features live video feeds of law enforcement on the job while host Dan Abrams and analyst Tom Morris Jr. provide commentary. The show featured VCSO deputies during the episodes on March 6, 7, 13 and 14.
“I like it here with you and Linda.”
“And we love having you. When are you leaving?”
Have you ever had a similar conversation with friends or family after a visit? If so, you will soon have an opportunity to offer another comfortable accommodation for your guests… one where they can enjoy the amenities and stay out of yours!
The Downtown DeLand Dog Parade was Saturday, February 22, and it was a spectacle as always. The Krewe of Amalee who hosts the parade, always exceeds expectations and raises the bar year after year.
It's open! Barbecue lovers and 4 Rivers fans in Volusia County can rejoice! The beloved barbecue chain opened its latest location at Daytona Beach's One Daytona, across from the Daytona International Speedway.
After several minutes of wandering down the trail off CR 42, east of DeLand on the Lake County side of the river, the cars that can be heard fade into the distance. Slowly, another world begins to emerge. This world of Old Florida was lost in time due to the advances of society, but traces remain of what was once a bustling society.
The DeLand community lost a pillar on January 31, 2020. Leslie "Gus" Gibbs passed away in his sleep that night. The 76-year-old was known for his retail store retail clothing store, Gibbs for Men, a formal wear store that was open for 40 years in Downtown DeLand. The store closed on January 31, 2018, but it was there that Gibbs became a friend to the community with his friendly customer service.
If you are a long-time DeLand native and went to public school, there is a good chance you attended George Marks Elementary School. There is also a good chance that you won't recognize it these days. That's because it has been under construction since the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Much to the chagrin of eligible bachelorettes around the country, Tim Tebow recently got married. That will probably go down as his favorite day of his life, but there is another favorite day that likely comes just under that, and it happens every year. That is the day of Night to Shine, a prom that happens around the world for people with special needs. The event is an extension of his non-profit, the Tim Tebow Foundation.
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.
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Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.