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Boil water alert around Stone and Pennsylvania in DeLand

On Saturday a car driving north on Stone ran off the road taking out the fire hydrant at the corner of Stone and Pennsylvania before plowing through one of my neighbor’s fences and into their backyard tree.  According to the neighbor the driver and passenger were not seriously hurt.

There are now boil water alert signs posted throughout the neighborhood.  You can also see the sidewalk collapsed and the huge hole created from the fire hydrant flooding the street.

Bill Dreggors Park in DeLand is a great place to play and exercise.

You can drive by Bill Dreggors Park morning, noon or night and you will witness people walking and running on the concrete walking path that circles the park.

I have spent many an evening walking around this park and calculate the distance  to be ½ mile +/-.

It is a great way for area residents to exercise without having to join a local gym.

The Park is named after a local historian and is located just north of New York at the corner of Stone and Wisconsin Streets.

The park offers many other features for young and old including a butterfly park, shelter houses and a childrens playground area.

There are also several Park and Recreational buildings at the Park.  It is at one of these buildings where local residents go to cast their votes during election season.

The Bill Dreggors Park is just one of many reasons why those who live in DeLand, love and treasure it so.

DeLand High School Football 2010 Schedule. Game times & locations.

The following list provides the date, time, opponent and location of the 2010 DeLand High School fooball season.  You can verify the schedule by visiting here


  • Friday | 8/27/10 | 7:00 PM | ST. Augustine Nease | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 9/3/10 | 7:00 PM | Wekiva High School | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 9/10/10 | 7:00 PM | @ Flagler Palm Coast | Flagler High School
  • Friday | 9/17/10 | 7:00 PM | @ Seabreeze High School | Daytona Municipal Stadium
  • Friday | 9/24/10 | 7:00 PM | Spruce Creek High School | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 10/1/10 | 7:00 PM | Seminole High School | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 10/8/10 | 7:00 PM | Pine Ridge High School | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 10/15/10 | 7:00 PM | @ New Smyrna High School | New Smyrna Sports Complex
  • Friday | 10/22/10 | 7:00 PM | @ Deltona High School | Deltona High School
  • Friday | 10/29/10 | 7:00 PM | Lake Brantley High School | Spec Martin Stadium
  • Friday | 11/5/10 | 7:00 PM | Mainland High School | Spec Martin Stadium

Progress Energy is installing energy-efficient improvements in DeLand

A press release from Progress Energy announced that it will be assisting low-income neighborhood families save money on their energy bills.  Progress Energy is installing energy-efficient improvements in more than 630 homes.  Full press release  Continue reading Progress Energy is installing energy-efficient improvements in 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.