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After more than three decades of running as many as three restaurants at a time in Downtown DeLand, brothers Bill and Frank Jennings are cutting back. Way back, in fact.

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Magic of Lights, the popular drive-thru, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza returns to Daytona International Speedway. Back for its third year at the “World Center of Racing” Nov. 22 through Jan. 1, Magic of Lights is bringing several new elements for guests to experience and even m…

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A florist with an unusual name opened recently in the commercial district of Victoria Park. The shop, owned by a pair of sisters and professors at Stetson University, goes by the name Impekable Flowers & Event Design.

Bringing out your inner lumberjack is now easier for West Volusians. Wise Axe, an axe-throwing facility, is now open on the DeLand Municipal Airport.

“Being involved in a community is what makes a community,” said Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley as he addressed the crowd at the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony.

Want to see some strange and exotic light planes, gyrocopters and helicopters up close, and talk to their inventors and builders? If so, you will want to go to the fourth annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Thursday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 16, on the DeLand Municipal Airport.

You’ve been to Skydive DeLand, or at least seen those colorful sport canopies floating toward Earth. But did you know that DeLand’s small airport has the highest concentration of parachute-related businesses in the entire world?

American Airlines is expanding service at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), with an additional flight, a larger plane for some flights, and the resumption of seasonal, nonstop service to New York.

Plus-size ladies looking for a place to shop for clothes that are comfortable and trendy now have a new option. Embracing Beauty Plus Size Boutique is a family-owned and -operated clothing and accessories boutique in Orange City that has opened for business.

Daytona State College will hold a Fall Job Fair open to current students, alumni and all members of the community.

The 2019 Business Awards will be handed out in late October, when the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors businesses for their significant roles in driving the region’s business community and economic growth.

Complete Parachute Solutions in DeLand has been awarded a $9,640,800 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise Option Year Two for the Multi-Mission Parachute Course, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Average expenditures on cybercrime are increasing dramatically, and security breaches are not only increasing but also increasing in severity. In fact, cybersecurity software and services company Symantec says malware attacks are up 200 percent, and cryptojacking attacks up by 8,500 percent.

Chicas Cuban Cafe will be moving from 208 W. Howry Ave. to the Artisan Downtown at 215 S. Woodland Blvd. sometime in October, a little more than a year after opening across from the DeLand Fire Department.

NAI Realvest | Charles Wayne Commercial recently closed the sale of 6.44 acres on South State Road 15A in DeLand. Lake Mary-based Flagship Companies Group purchased the land for $762,500 to build a mixed-use and self-storage development in the underserved area.

Nikki Fried, elected last year as commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or FDACS, says nearly 3 million people in the state — about a third of whom are school-age children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And she wants to address that.

Two seasoned dental technicians have rebranded their laboratory to highlight the artistry, clinical performance and old-world values of customer service, offering a new option for dentists around Central Florida.

AdventHealth has donated more than $8,000 worth of equipment to help prevent and treat heat-related illnesses for Volusia County student-athletes. Donated items include cold-water immersion tubs, ice containers, thermometers, and “grab and go” emergency medical bags with all the equipment ne…

After 17 years in business just north of DeLand, Tractor Supply Co. has opened in a new location at 101 E. International Speedway Blvd., in a portion of what used to be a Sears Essentials and Kmart store in the Northgate Shopping Center.

More than 60 people recently learned about minimally invasive treatment options for neck and back pain, as well as the benefits of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s new TrackX technology.

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…

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