Tropical Storm Erika preparation
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Football, grilling, and preparing for a hurricane — A typical weekend in late summer and early fall may include stocking up on storm supplies, such as bottled water and canned goods that require little if any heating. Today, Aug. 28, Debbie Zechnowitz is getting ready for Hurricane Erika or any other Atlantic storms that may blow this way, as she loads her car at the Publix in DeLand’s Soutpointe Commons.
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Tropical Storm Erika preparation
BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN Preparation — Ace Hardware in Downtown DeLand reported an uptick in battery-buying Aug. 28, as it appeared West Volusia was in line to get a soaking — at least — early in the week from Tropical Storm Erika. Chris Lennon shows some of the storm-preparation items available. For now, those flashlights and batteries can stay in storage, as Erika deteriorated Saturday morning into a "trough of low pressure," according to the National Hurricane Center. The NHC said South Florida could get gusty winds on Sunday.
Friday, August 28, 2015
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UPDATED AUG. 29 — The storm that had Florida scrambling as she changed course and intensity over the past few days was no longer a threat as of this morning, Aug. 29. "Erika degenerates to a trough... + continue reading
Space Coast Credit Union
Space Coast Credit Union
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by Westvolusia1
Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU) recently celebrated the grand opening of its Enterprise Road branch. SCCU hosted a weeklong celebration, including a ribbon-cutting and several giveaways and special... + continue reading
Stephanie Holland
Stephanie Holland
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by Westvolusia1
Stephanie Holland has been selected to serve as the digital enterprise manager for the five Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, including Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital... + continue reading
Team Volusia President Keith Norden
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Economic report — Team Volusia President Keith Norden highlights his agency’s accomplishments and opportunities in attracting new businesses as the economy recovers. Pleased with his report, and with prospects for jobs for thousands of local workers, the County Council committed $250,000 to Team Volusia for the 2016 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by Westvolusia1
“You have to spend money to make money.” Following that adage, Volusia County will, for the sixth year, contribute tax dollars to a public-private agency dedicated to recruiting companies to... + continue reading
DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
PHOTO COURTESY LISA YETTER PHOTOGRAPHY Making points — Missy Chaves, left, president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance, moderates as panelists Hari Pulapaka, Steve Crump, Paul Tomazin and David Griffis talk about the local Farm-to-Table movement during a recent Chamber-sponsored luncheon.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by Westvolusia1
Farm-to-Table is a movement aimed at producing and utilizing more food from local sources, not only for the restaurant industry but also on your table at home.Four local proponents of the trend — two... + continue reading
Volusia County Administrative Building
BEACON PHOTO Volusia County Administrative Building
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by Westvolusia1
Volusia County’s jobless rate edged up slightly in July, according to data compiled by state and local agencies. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Flagler Volusia put... + continue reading
Orange City council
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Closing ranks — From left, Mayor Tom Laputka and Council Members Michael Wright and Bill Crippen listen as Council Member Ron Saylor laments supporting the new special assessment for stormwater control. Decrying the proposal to increase the burden of paying for government, members of the Orange City Council said they had to give their reluctant support to the fee, which will be imposed on virtually all properties, including churches and other tax-exempt entities.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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"Is this a necessary evil? My answer is that it is. Yes, this is a necessary evil.”— Orange City Council Member Tom Abraham, commenting at an Aug. 25 meeting where the City Council voted unanimously... + continue reading
Tropical Storm Erika preparation
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Football, grilling, and preparing for a hurricane — A typical weekend in late summer and early fall may include stocking up on storm supplies, such as bottled water and canned goods that require little if any heating. Today, Aug. 28, Debbie Zechnowitz is getting ready for Hurricane Erika or any other Atlantic storms that may blow this way, as she loads her car at the Publix in DeLand’s Soutpointe Commons.
,
Tropical Storm Erika preparation
BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN Preparation — Ace Hardware in Downtown DeLand reported an uptick in battery-buying Aug. 28, as it appeared West Volusia was in line to get a soaking — at least — early in the week from Tropical Storm Erika. Chris Lennon shows some of the storm-preparation items available. For now, those flashlights and batteries can stay in storage, as Erika deteriorated Saturday morning into a "trough of low pressure," according to the National Hurricane Center. The NHC said South Florida could get gusty winds on Sunday.
Space Coast Credit Union
Space Coast Credit Union
Stephanie Holland
Stephanie Holland
Team Volusia President Keith Norden
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Economic report — Team Volusia President Keith Norden highlights his agency’s accomplishments and opportunities in attracting new businesses as the economy recovers. Pleased with his report, and with prospects for jobs for thousands of local workers, the County Council committed $250,000 to Team Volusia for the 2016 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1.
DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
PHOTO COURTESY LISA YETTER PHOTOGRAPHY Making points — Missy Chaves, left, president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance, moderates as panelists Hari Pulapaka, Steve Crump, Paul Tomazin and David Griffis talk about the local Farm-to-Table movement during a recent Chamber-sponsored luncheon.
Volusia County Administrative Building
BEACON PHOTO Volusia County Administrative Building
Orange City council
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Closing ranks — From left, Mayor Tom Laputka and Council Members Michael Wright and Bill Crippen listen as Council Member Ron Saylor laments supporting the new special assessment for stormwater control. Decrying the proposal to increase the burden of paying for government, members of the Orange City Council said they had to give their reluctant support to the fee, which will be imposed on virtually all properties, including churches and other tax-exempt entities.

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DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
PHOTO COURTESY LISA YETTER PHOTOGRAPHY Making points — Missy Chaves, left, president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance, moderates as panelists Hari Pulapaka, Steve Crump, Paul Tomazin and David Griffis talk about the local Farm-to-Table movement during a recent Chamber-sponsored luncheon.
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Farm-to-Table is a movement aimed at producing and utilizing more food from local sources, not only for the restaurant industry but also on your table at home.Four local proponents of the trend — two growers, a restaurateur and an agriculture agent — outlined for an audience at a DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce/Orange City Alliance luncheon the... + continue reading
Volusia County Administrative Building
BEACON PHOTO Volusia County Administrative Building
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Volusia County’s jobless rate edged up slightly in July, according to data compiled by state and local agencies. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Flagler Volusia put the July unemployment rate at 6 percent, up from the 5.9 percent posted for June. Flagler County, meanwhile, had a 6.5-percent rate of people out of... + continue reading
Orange City council
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Closing ranks — From left, Mayor Tom Laputka and Council Members Michael Wright and Bill Crippen listen as Council Member Ron Saylor laments supporting the new special assessment for stormwater control. Decrying the proposal to increase the burden of paying for government, members of the Orange City Council said they had to give their reluctant support to the fee, which will be imposed on virtually all properties, including churches and other tax-exempt entities.
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"Is this a necessary evil? My answer is that it is. Yes, this is a necessary evil.”— Orange City Council Member Tom Abraham, commenting at an Aug. 25 meeting where the City Council voted unanimously to charge a fee for stormwater improvements, over the objections of several property ownersWhile Orange City is adding a new fee to cover the cost of... + continue reading
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Team Volusia President Keith Norden
BEACON PHOTO/AL EVERSON Economic report — Team Volusia President Keith Norden highlights his agency’s accomplishments and opportunities in attracting new businesses as the economy recovers. Pleased with his report, and with prospects for jobs for thousands of local workers, the County Council committed $250,000 to Team Volusia for the 2016 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1.
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DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
PHOTO COURTESY LISA YETTER PHOTOGRAPHY Making points — Missy Chaves, left, president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance, moderates as panelists Hari Pulapaka, Steve Crump, Paul Tomazin and David Griffis talk about the local Farm-to-Table movement during a recent Chamber-sponsored luncheon.
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