Community Crunch –– Stetson students Kaitlyn Ridenbaugh, left, Kameron Calabro, second from right, and Michael Peter Sarracino enjoy some local, tasty Sweet Spot ice cream (with nuts) with Dolls of DeLand owner Lynne Kristi Harding in her shop during the DeLand Ice Cream Walk in September 2014. Each flavor featured was chosen by a Downtown DeLand merchant, and the special flavor for Dolls of DeLand was appropriately named “Little Debbie Dolly,” and even had its own mascot, the Little Debbie Barbie doll seen in the bottom right corner. Lynne Harding passed away May 6, after battling three forms of cancer. A doll auction her shop had planned before Harding’s death will still take place in DeLand May 26, but as a memorial to her, instead of with her involvement.
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DELTONA — Beulah Stepp Harman West, 87, died May 17, 2016. A funeral service was scheduled at noon Monday, May 23, at Deltona Lakes Baptist Church. More ...
DELAND — Goram “Junior” Ward, 76, died May 20, 2016. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Allen-Summerhill Memorial Chapel in DeLand, with burial following at Oakdale Cemetery. More ...
FLORENCE, S.C. — Cynthia “Cindy” Gilmore Smith, 56, passed away May 19, 2016, at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. More...
At risk? — At right, a verdant scene at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary looks inviting. The City of DeBary’s plan to develop 102 acres of land south of the park, in the Gemini Springs Addition, has drawn the ire of environmentalists, who say it could threaten nearby DeBary Bayou. City officials, however, want to develop the land to support the city’s SunRail station.
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