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Debbie Tolan bought an assisted living facility and moved to DeLand from upstate New York in July 1994. A quarter-century later, Rose Manor ALF is still going strong and typically has every one of its 10 state-licensed beds spoken for.

Trophy Factory Plus Framing, a leading producer of laser-engraved products, trophies, framing and promotional items in Downtown DeLand since the early 1970s, is under new ownership.

Spring Garden Vineyard, a U-pick muscadine grape vineyard owned by Robin and Wanda Lennon, is opening for a fourth picking season Friday, Aug. 16. The vineyard is at 980 Reynolds Road, DeLeon Springs.

Brian Smith’s hobby was using a laser to cut out metal pieces and fashioning them into signs, fire pits, wall hangings or other types of artwork, which he then sold at farmers markets and craft fairs.

DeLand-based Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida is expanding into Ocala with its second branch outside of Volusia County and seventh branch overall.

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance has launched its preparations for the DeLand Christmas Boat Parade, a tradition that stretches back to the 1920s. The 53rd edition of the parade of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats of all sizes will be held on Lake Be…

Just months after opening her own storefront, Jessie Ritz needed more space for her business, Sidecar Home Market.

Tip your hat in honor of John B. Stetson, Florida’s first “snowbird,” who left an amazing cultural legacy beyond creating America’s most iconic symbol, the cowboy hat.

Stetson University has named Jason Evans, Ph.D., as the interim executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER), effective Aug. 15. Evans will fill the position while Stetson searches for a permanent replacement for Clay Henderson, J.D., who is retiring.

In a low, one-story building tucked behind an auction shop and a small strip center in Orange City is the newest venue where locals can unwind after a long week of work. Nate’s Wine Down Drink Up Lounge is owned by Nate June and his family: sister Marlana June, wife Christina June, and paren…

A $500,000 item in the Florida Legislature’s annual budget to speed up site work for DeLand’s Sport Aviation Village was given the ax by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week.

AdventHealth researchers are hoping to find out how genomics impacts personal health decisions with a first-of-its-kind DNA study in Florida — “WholeMe” — that will empower consumers with potential lifesaving information about their heart health.

DynoClimb, a rock-climbing gym with a dinosaur theme, is setting up shop in the former longtime home of Jerry’s Body Shop at 528 S. Woodland Blvd. in Downtown DeLand. The gym gets its name as a play on “dinosaurs” and “dyno,” a term climbers use for an aggressive style of climbing tactic usi…

A growth spurt is happening on construction sites surrounding DeLand — an O’Reilly Auto Parts, a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Wawa convenience store.

Heroes’ Mile Veteran Recovery and Transition Center, a for-profit recovery center dedicated to helping veterans exclusively, with programs developed for veterans and services delivered by veterans, is having a grand-opening event Friday, May 31, at its facility on Big John Drive, east of DeLand.

More visitors than ever before came to Volusia County last year, and tourism officials on both sides of the county were pleased as they marked National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, with a morning speaker panel in Daytona Beach May 8, a catfish fry in West Volusia that evening, and a lu…

The Stetson University School of Business Administration hosted a celebratory event recently to commemorate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program securing $2 million in tax refunds for local families over the past nine years.

Thrive Affordable Vet Care says it brings quality veterinary care at unprecedented value to all pets. Thrive believes that all pets should have accessible care at an affordable price, and it is expanding nationally to accommodate the needs of its clients and their pets.

Stetson University students brought home a first-place and two second-place wins from the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC), held recently in Los Angeles. IBESCC is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious event where students from around the world co…

Many of Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka’s patients have told her they don’t “eat healthy” because they don’t know where to go shopping for affordable produce, or it’s difficult for them to afford vegetables on a limited budget, or they have transportation issues in getting to where vegetables are available.

A little more than a year-and-a-half after opening, Ross Janke has been notified that The DeLand Hotel, which he owns, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has undergone a comprehensive redesign that allows unprecedented flexibility, personalization and program accessibility for students with differing lifestyles.

Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s largest provider of tele-ICU (intensive care unit) services, recognized Marlyn Moir, AdventHealth DeLand manager of cardiopulmonary, sleep and neuro-diagnostics services, with the 2019 “I See You Care” award.

While it was never officially announced last summer that Tractor Supply Co. would be moving into part of the former Sears Essentials building in Northgate Shopping Center, the company had been going through the permitting process with the City of DeLand in preparation for taking over part of…

Since the debut of the original Wings in Downtown DeLand and the subsequent sets located throughout West Volusia, thousands have flocked to see the popular Wings of the West displays. A sixth pair now has taken flight, as West Volusia Artist-in-Residence Erica Group unveiled her latest — and…

Three companies are preparing to land in the DeLand Sport Aviation Village, a year-round commerce park on 40 acres on the east side of DeLand Municipal Airport. Three more tenants could be landing in quick succession behind them.

For the first time in its 85-year history, RaceTrac, one of America’s leading convenience-store destinations, with six stores in West Volusia, recently announced the launch of its new franchise program.

Wake Forest students took the top spot in the annual Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition, held at Stetson University Feb. 21-22. Pennsylvania State University took second place, Clemson University placed third, and Elon University secured fourth. The top four teams received cash prize…

BUZZTeam Multimedia of DeBary is almost four companies in one, with talented specialists overseeing different services that can be mixed and matched depending on a customer’s wants and desires.

The Stetson University School of Business Administration is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on the DeLand campus to eligible taxpayers through April 12.

Stetson University and Seminole State College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow Seminole State students graduating with an Associate of Arts in accounting to seamlessly complete their Bachelor of Business Administration in the accounting program at Stetson’s School of Bus…

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