After July 31, Deltona resident Brian Curbow isn’t sure where he’s going to live.
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Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Central Florida. While hospitals say they can handle the spike, doctors are urging the nearly 50 percent of unvaccinated Volusia County residents to get their shots.
The West Volusia Beacon won six awards for local news coverage at the Florida Press Association Media Conference Weekly Newspaper Contest in Sarasota.
After nearly a week of discussion, the City of DeLand has set a preliminary millage rate of 6.92 for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Next year’s budget is up some $25 million over last year’s.
After two hours of debate over a proposal to build more than 600 new homes close to the DeLand train station, Volusia County’s Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission voted in favor of the development, called Villages at Pelham Square.
Deltona is getting so many requests for public records that City Clerk Joyce Raftery spends 75 percent of her time fulfilling them.
In my family, everyone’s a shoemaker.
After months of back and forth, a 40-acre, 110-home planned development on DeLand’s southwest side received its first of two approvals for rezoning from the City Commission July 19.
Stetson’s Jacob deGrom will join 27 individuals who comprise the ASUN Conference Hall of Fame. DeGrom becomes the sixth Stetson University representative in the ASUN Hall of Fame. He is best-known for his pitching.
This year’s DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts featured artist Lauren Austin has her works in a new quilting exhibit at the African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand. The exhibit, titled “The Story Quilters of Hannibal Square,” opened at the museum July 17, and features the work of several…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending the meal program that allows children in Volusia County schools to eat for free for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. VCS School Way Café will serve meals (breakfast and lunch) to all students attending in-person classes in Volusia County publi…
Christian Church at DeLeon Springs showing episodes of The Chosen
After questioning what Deltonans receive from the private charitable organizations the city government supports, city commissioners July 6 unanimously approved the allocation of almost $600,000 of federal funds for the next fiscal year.
Development plans and a property-tax hike are among the list of topics for the DeLand City Commission’s meeting on Monday, July 19.
More than a half-century after he was wounded in combat in Vietnam, a retired soldier in Deltona has received his long-delayed Purple Heart.
Market in the Park, a weekly affair at Lake Helen’s Blake Park that has run for some 20 years, is finally formalizing its agreement with the City of Lake Helen.
Lake Helen resident Andrea Ferguson didn’t get to watch her dog Rebel’s TV debut July 6, because Rebel was giving birth to a litter of puppies.
Today, July 14, two manatees were released into the St. Johns River from the French Landing Boat Ramp near Blue Spring State Park after months of rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando.
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The building boom continues.
It’s budget season — Late nights and difficult math are the name of the game.
DeLand resident John J. Kelly has won the Kentucky New Play Series for his 10-minute play Legacies of War, about what happens when an unexpected letter brings back a Vietnam vet’s memories he’d rather forget. The series is sponsored annually by the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop in Fort Mitchell.
Thanks to Mary McBride and her “Masked Tree Wrappers,” and with the help of the City of DeLand Facilities Department, new yarn-art wraps can be seen around 13 palm trees on the south end of town. That brings the total number of palm trees wrapped to 20.
We’re about to “start spreadin’ rhythm around” at the Athens Theatre as Ain’t Misbehavin’ swings onto the stage from Friday, July 16, through Sunday, Aug. 8.
Quakers have meeting place
Our children — and, by extension, our communities — are in trouble.
Dr. T. Wayne Bailey, professor emeritus of political science at Stetson University and a co-author of Volusia County’s Home Rule Charter, died June 29, 2021, at the age of 86.
A flood of statistics has been released recently about the local crime rate, and how often the Sheriff’s Office uses force, including deadly force.
A mother and father and their four children were spending some time together in their backyard near DeLand on a recent Sunday night.
A controversial housing development, Beresford Reserve, planned for a former DeLand golf course will not come before the DeLand City Commission until Monday, Aug. 2. The planned development’s rezoning was originally scheduled to receive its third first hearing Monday, July 19.
Yearly, the Volusia County Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children honors school personnel in six different categories and parent categories that represent those who have given outstanding assistance to exceptional children. This past week, the council named its 20 winners.
Open Bible Baptist Church to host dramatic presentation
Plans for Downtown DeLand capital projects, from spruced-up parks to new signs, took a step forward thanks to an OK July 6 from the Downtown DeLand Community Redevelopment Agency.
The numbers are in from Volusia County’s annual online sale of tax certificates, and the numbers show county government itself ended up purchasing a good number.
I had no idea of the science inside my glass as I sipped craft beer inside Riverwalk Pizzeria & Brew Pub. No idea that someone’s been checking yeast cells under a microscope, tending temperature controls and calculating equations for a perfect pour.
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DeLand police officers were driving west on New York Avenue early in the morning May 24 when they saw a car at the intersection of New York and Arlington “resting at an angle against the curb.”
Property taxes hadn’t been paid on the Hotel Putnam in Downtown DeLand for three years. The people who paid the taxes in the owner’s stead had asked that the hotel be auctioned so they could be repaid, with interest.
Fresh off of fireworks and still full of hamburgers and hot dogs, the DeLand City Commission and the Downtown DeLand Community Redevelopment Agency will discuss improving city streets, parks and fields — not housing developments — at meetings Tuesday, July 6.
A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a supermarket in Deltona on May 23 regarding shoplifting.
Jared Richard Miller has gone from an International Baccalaureate student at DeLand High School to a graduate of Meharry Medical College.
One case of the delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been detected in Volusia County, according to officials from the Volusia County Department of Health, as of July 1.
From July 1 through 7, Floridians can enjoy tax-free purchases on various items, including tickets for outdoor events, fishing supplies, camping supplies and more as part of the first-ever Freedom Week.
A proposal to change a big chunk of wilderness into an industrial complex in the northwest part of Deltona is a step closer to reality.
The controversy surrounding Volusia County Council Member Fred Lowry provided material for the opening of the council’s June 22 meeting, as speakers demanded he resign or be ousted.
DeLand High School student Jacobo Quinones is one of three Volusia County students to earn two Seals of Biliteracy. He gained a gold seal in French and a silver seal in Spanish.
This week we are announcing the high-school students who received Turn Around Awards from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools. Each spring, FUTURES invites all middle- and high-school principals and their school teams to select a recipient from each grade level per school who has s…
The Rev. Elizabeth Carrasquillo invites anyone who does not have a church home to come and celebrate at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 4, with First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand. Red, white and blue is the encouraged dress code of the day, to honor our nation’s Independence Day.
The Museum of Art - DeLand is pleased to announce the exhibition “Adam Straus: Out of Paradise,” is on view through Sept. 12 in the Downtown Galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd.
Paula Maud Dayton is July’s Artist of the Month for the Deltona Art Club. Dayton’s acrylic painting An Idyll at Silver Falls will be displayed in the foyer of Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.
The Garden Club of DeLand has honored Barbara and Harland Merriam as having the July Garden of the Month for their daylily and butterfly gardens.
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