PHOTO COURTESY VOLUSIA COUNTY
Proud son — Jesse Johnson Jr., who lives in Lakeland, speaks during a ceremony honoring his late father and naming a DeLeon Springs Little League field in his father’s honor. Longtime coach Johnson Sr. brought together integrated teams at a time when that was rare. County Chair Jason Davis looks on at the naming ceremony.
BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN
Taking it for a spin — Lisa Lennox, Barbara O’Reilley and Jessi Jackson Smith try out the West Volusia Historical Society’s new app, Florida Stories, during a walk through the scenic Stetson University campus in DeLand. The Historical Society is one of many community groups and municipalities that have launched mobile phone apps to better connect with an increasingly tech-oriented citizenry.
Cutting the tape — Ridgecrest Executive Director Josh Wagoner, with scissors, flanked by Drs. Thomas Corbyons, left, and Bhupendra Patel, right, is joined by employees and members of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce as he cuts a ribbon to officially mark the 12th anniversary of the opening of Ridgecrest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in DeLand.BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN