Looking around and ahead

Looking around and ahead From left are Lesly Mompoint, administrator of John Knox Village’s health services; Ken Behnke, director of operations at John Knox Village; Joe Trainor, executive director of John Knox Village; Tom Laputka, mayor of Orange City; Jerry Jaques, owner of Riverwood Retirement Management; Steve Bahmer, president of LeadingAge Florida; and Joe Rudolph, John Knox Village’s director of planning and development. Rudolph, a licensed general contractor, is overseeing the construction of the homes in Holly Villas.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Well before the first homes have been completed, the east side of John Knox Village in Orange City is already a real-estate showcase. Construction was already underway when John Knox Village hosted... + continue reading
New surroundings — Bill & Frank’s Brickhouse Grill recently underwent a complete renovation, including new flooring, lighting, tables and booths in the restaurant, as shown here one recent afternoon.

New surroundings Bill & Frank’s Brickhouse Grill recently underwent a complete renovation, including new flooring, lighting, tables and booths in the restaurant, as shown here one recent afternoon.

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Since opening nearly 15 years ago, Bill & Frank’s Brickhouse Grill restaurant hasn’t had a face-lift. Now it has undergone a “basically complete cosmetic remodeling,”... + continue reading
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Deltona Middle School

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Chanda Larson, the Deltona Middle School teacher who left a child in her car for a whole school day in September 2015, will not be charged in connection with the child’s death. The State... + continue reading
Meeting a growing need — CERTUS President Samantha Hollister shows renderings of the memory-care facility her company plans to build in Orange City.

Meeting a growing need — CERTUS President Samantha Hollister shows renderings of the memory-care facility her company plans to build in Orange City.

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The Orange City Planning and Zoning Commission Aug. 3 will review a Sanford company’s request to build an assisted-living facility along a major roadway. CERTUS Senior Living LLC has applied... + continue reading
The current Pierson Elementary School.  COURTESY VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS

The current Pierson Elementary School.

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A plethora of new projects slated for the upcoming school year are in part responsible for an increase of about $66 million in the Volusia County Schools budget for next year. At its July 25 meeting... + continue reading
Painted for the first time — A yellowish primer coat goes on Stetson University’s Cummings Gymnasium July 23, the first time the brick building on North Woodland Boulevard has ever been painted

Painted for the first time — A yellowish primer coat goes on Stetson University’s Cummings Gymnasium July 23, the first time the brick building on North Woodland Boulevard has ever been painted. Stetson University said the final color will be a creamy white.

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, That was then — Cummings Gymnasium is shown, viewed from its west side, in this photograph from the Florida State Library and Archives Florida Memory Project.

That was then — Cummings Gymnasium is shown, viewed from its west side, in this photograph from the Florida State Library and Archives Florida Memory Project.

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Some object to covering historic building’s brick   Preservation of historic buildings is a topic near and dear to DeLand locals. Giving evidence of this community passion are groups... + continue reading

In this July 6 photo, Susan Clark, executive director of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia stands near the Center's entrance at its 434 S. Woodland Blvd. facility in DeLand.

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Editor’s Note: In an earlier edition, Beacon reporter Kate Kowsh wrote about her experience going undercover to experience the intake process at The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, one of... + continue reading
Looking around and ahead

Looking around and ahead From left are Lesly Mompoint, administrator of John Knox Village’s health services; Ken Behnke, director of operations at John Knox Village; Joe Trainor, executive director of John Knox Village; Tom Laputka, mayor of Orange City; Jerry Jaques, owner of Riverwood Retirement Management; Steve Bahmer, president of LeadingAge Florida; and Joe Rudolph, John Knox Village’s director of planning and development. Rudolph, a licensed general contractor, is overseeing the construction of the homes in Holly Villas.

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New surroundings — Bill & Frank’s Brickhouse Grill recently underwent a complete renovation, including new flooring, lighting, tables and booths in the restaurant, as shown here one recent afternoon.

New surroundings Bill & Frank’s Brickhouse Grill recently underwent a complete renovation, including new flooring, lighting, tables and booths in the restaurant, as shown here one recent afternoon.

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Deltona Middle School

Deltona Middle School

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Meeting a growing need — CERTUS President Samantha Hollister shows renderings of the memory-care facility her company plans to build in Orange City.

Meeting a growing need — CERTUS President Samantha Hollister shows renderings of the memory-care facility her company plans to build in Orange City.

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The current Pierson Elementary School.  COURTESY VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS

The current Pierson Elementary School.

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Painted for the first time — A yellowish primer coat goes on Stetson University’s Cummings Gymnasium July 23, the first time the brick building on North Woodland Boulevard has ever been painted

Painted for the first time — A yellowish primer coat goes on Stetson University’s Cummings Gymnasium July 23, the first time the brick building on North Woodland Boulevard has ever been painted. Stetson University said the final color will be a creamy white.

PHOTO COURTESY HARRY SMITH

, That was then — Cummings Gymnasium is shown, viewed from its west side, in this photograph from the Florida State Library and Archives Florida Memory Project.

That was then — Cummings Gymnasium is shown, viewed from its west side, in this photograph from the Florida State Library and Archives Florida Memory Project.

PHOTO COURTESY STATE OF FLORIDA

In this July 6 photo, Susan Clark, executive director of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia stands near the Center's entrance at its 434 S. Woodland Blvd. facility in DeLand.

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