Category Archives: City of Deland

Fireworks and anticipation bring in the New Year in DeLand

Happy New Year!  Last night I welcomed the New Year with my granddaughters.  To be honest my young ladies actually made it to 9pm.   Just before bed the girls enjoyed chocolate cake and we went outside and lit sparklers for the girls to play with.  Last night will be remembered as one of the best New Years eve celebrations I have enjoyed.  Sounds of bottle rockets and firecrackers could be heard throughout the neighborhood as everyone excitedly anticipated the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. 


Happy new Year DeLand!

When is the 2009 Volusia County Fair?

This year I plan on attending the Volusia County Fair.  The fairgrounds is in DeLand just east of the city.  I checked on the dates for the fair this year and discovered the fair will be held on November 5th -15th.


Being from midwest attending the county fair was an every year event.  Cotton candy, games, pinapple whip ice cream and harness racing were a big part of the fair I attended in my home town.  I am looking for re-starting the tradition of attending a county fair. 


Here is the Volusia County Fair website.

Builder to receive rebate for building water efficient home

Building a home that conserves water will translate to savings for homebuilders in DeLand.  The City of DeLand will present the first rebate check for Florida Water StarSM certification to a local builder. Gallery Homes will receive a check for having a home certified to meet Florida Water StarSM requirements.  more

On Saturday I visited the DeLand craft show


On Saturday I visited the DeLand craft show held downtown.  As you can see from the pictures the streets were lined with booths that featured crafts. 


There were leather items, rings, you could even pan for stones.  I stopped to talk to the guys from Corn Craft who were selling custom designed corn hole sets.  They also had the game set up and were offering $1000 to anyone who could make 5 out of 5 tosses.  I am not very good at tossing the little bags so I passed.


I also visited the Sands Theater Center booth.  I picked up one of their flyers.  The Sands has some big names coming to town including, Bo Bice, Little River Band and The Letterman.


All in all it was a good day at the craft festival.  It was a little warm and my feet started aching so I did not stay as long as I would have liked.  Little events like this are what make DeLand a nice place to call home.

Buying a house with land/acreage is easy in DeLand


If it is your goal to own a home with acreage, DeLand is the perfect place to look.  With over 130 homes currently listed in DeLand right now sitting on at least an acre of ground, you should be able to find just the right home.


If you would like to find out about the property pictured above, give Terrie White a call.  Terrie can be reached at 386-956-9110.

DeLand library offers a chance for you to play Wii and Playstation

Remember when all you could do at a library was read a book? Well this is not your father’s library!


The DeLand library will be offering Wii sports, including bowling,for adults from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 15 and 29.


For teens gaming events will begin at 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3 and 17.


And then on Sept. 24 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. adult and teen players have a chance to play a variety of Wii and Playstation games, including Wii Sports, Mario Cart and Dance Dance Revolution.


For more information, please call (386) 822-6430 and ask for Susan Fichter at ext. 109 or Paul Giovanetti at ext. 112.

There is something special about a small town like DeLand

Last night I was took advantage of the cooler evening and took a downtown walk in DeLand.  There is something special about the atmosphere of a smaller town like DeLand.


I enjoyed my walk, the evening was cool.  Bumped into a couple of people I know and had a decent meal at one of the local restaurants.  All in all it was a great way to spend a Friday evening.