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The Land Around Us – Deltona, Florida

Article by: Louise Caccamise Photos by: Bob Dunham This month as we continue our “The Land Around Us” series, we will visit Deltona, a near neighbor to the east. Recently developed, compared to other towns in Volusia County, Deltona was a planned community that was officially started in November 1962 under the name of Deltona …

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A Healthier, Happier Me

By: Debbie Artigliere This is the story of a journey during which I have become a healthier and happier person. I still have a way to go, before reaching my weight goal, but I am now on a path of reasonable eating and exercising. It all began in February of 2017, when my doctor told me …

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The Land Around Us

Deland, Florida Article by: Louise Caccamise Photographs by: Bob Dunham This month in our series, “The Land Around Us,” we will visit DeLand, our neighboring town to the north. Now the county seat of Volusia County, it was once called Persimmon Hollow because of the wild persimmons that grew in abundance. Then in this undeveloped …

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Focus on Fitness

By Talina Hendrickson Recently, the fitness center at John Knox Village underwent an expansion project that has increased the size of the center to 2,360 square feet. The renovation included adding new fitness equipment as well as installing vinyl flooring. Classes range from Latin dance, chair yoga and senior fitness and are available Monday through …

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Lester R. Barker Center Dedication

On July 12, 2017, we honored former Executive Director Lester R. Barker by dedicating the Activities Center to him. This historical moment marked the first time in our 45 years of operation that we named a building after anyone. We send a special ‘thank you’ to the Barker family for your contributions to this publication. …

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