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Spotlight: Historic Athens Theater
The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King and first opened its doors on January 6th, 1922. On January 5th, 1922, the eve of the theater's opening, the DeLand Daily News declared the Athens to be "Florida's Handsomest Theatre" and "a gem of architecture". The theatre's name was derived from the vision of DeLand's founder, Henry DeLand, who sought to create a city that would be the "Athens of Florida". Visit their website.

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DeLand Area News
For Sunday, April 2, 2023 (links are updated continually)

Woman, 93, killed after transport shuttle struck by car whose driver ran through stop sign: FHP
A 93-year-old woman was killed in a crash in DeLand on Tuesday.

Central Florida symphony working to rebuild following theft of instruments
Volusia Community Arts (VCA), formerly known as Volusia Community Symphony, is working to replace thousands of dollars worth of equipment following a theft several weeks ago.

FL man shoots gator attacking dog • 4 dead after planes collide in FL • FL Hibachi restaurant explosion
A Florida man shot an alligator who attacked his dog in their backyard, four people are dead after two planes collide over Lake Hartridge in Winter Haven, a teen was shot in the legs at an Orlando Sonic restaurant, two people were burned after an explosion at a Florida Hibachi restaurant, and a Florida man is accused of killing his girlfriend, burning her body, and trying to bury her: Here is FOX 35's Week in Review.

FHP warns of heavy smoke along I-4 due to wildfire in Volusia County
Firefighters are battling a wildfire in Volusia County that has prompted advisories for those traveling along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 92 between DeLand and Daytona Beach.

Sheriff: Boy found loaded handgun in nightstand before accidentally shooting self in Volusia County
A three-year-old boy who died after he mistakenly shot himself inside a home in DeLand on Wednesday found the gun inside a nightstand in the bedroom, Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood said Thursday.


Historic Putnam Hotel in DeLand being demolished
The historic Putnam Hotel in DeLand is coming down. Crews began demolition on the century-old building after engineers said it was no longer structurally sound. 

Stetson University student dies after being found unresponsive on campus, police say
Police said foul play is not suspected in the death of 21-year-old Kaleb Walker.

Skydiver injured after 'hard landing' in DeLand, police said
A 24-year-old skydiver experienced a “hard landing” on Monday morning and was transported to the hospital, according to the DeLand Police Department.

Central Florida man, 19, arrested on 30 counts of child porn possession, deputies say
Wesley Faircloth, 19 of DeLand, was arrested Friday and booked into jail on 30 counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child, according to the Volusia Sheriff's Office.

WWII tugboat arrival in Central Florida delayed
A historic World War ll tugboat's arrival back home to Volusia County has been delayed.

US News
For Sunday, April 2, 2023 (links are updated continually)

One killed, 3 injured in parking lot shooting outside L.A. Trader Joe's
One of the suspects was captured following a police pursuit.

San Diego State hits buzzer-beater to reach title game, will face UConn
San Diego State erased a 14-point second-half deficit to reach its first-ever national championship game.

At least 26 dead, dozens more injured as tornadoes hit across the U.S.
The monster storm spawned deadly tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, and collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois.

One killed after tornado strikes Delaware; severe weather slams Northeast
The Northeast was hit by the same massive storm system​ which had already produced several deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and South on Friday.


Alex Murdaugh moved to protective custody unit of South Carolina prison
The disgraced former South Carolina attorney was sentenced to life in prison for the double murder of his wife and son.

GOP hopeful criticizes DeSantis over delayed support of Trump before indictment
The long-shot 2024 presidential candidate says he can take Trump's agenda "further than he ever did."

Why Wisconsin's Supreme Court race has broken campaign spending records
The race is attracting national attention and has implications for the 2024 election, abortion access and voting laws.

One killed, dozens hurt when theatre roof collapses in Illinois
Belvidere Police Chief Shane Woody described the scene after the collapse as "chaos, absolute chaos."

Trump faces felony charge, source says
The charges stem from alleged hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

World News
For Sunday, April 2, 2023 (links are updated continually)

Drug trafficking blamed as homicides soar in Costa Rica
Costa Rica had become an "enormous warehouse" of drugs and an operations center for exports to Europe, authorities said.

Behind the making of Panama's $100-a-cup coffee
Panama grows some of the world's best coffee, but no brew may be more coveted than the "Geisha" varietal.

Taliban close women-run Afghan station for playing music
A Taliban official says a women-run radio station in Afghanistan's northeast was closed for playing music during the holy month of Ramadan.

What it would mean if U.S. designated Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations
What to know about the use of the Foreign Terrorist Organization designation and how it would be used against cartels.

Pope Francis leaves hospital; 'Still alive,' he quips
Pope Francis has been discharged from the Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis.


Pope Francis continues to show improvement
Pope Francis is continuing to improve after being hospitalized with respiratory issues. The Vatican said he is expected to be released from the hospital Saturday.

Pope Francis improving, to be discharged from hospital Saturday, Vatican says
In a video released by the Vatican, Francis was also seen baptizing a hospitalized baby who was a few weeks old.

Andrew Tate moved to house arrest in Romania after months in police custody
The former professional kickboxer and controversial internet personality was arrested in December on allegations of human trafficking and organized crime.

U.S. reporter's arrest likely "approved at the highest levels in Moscow," ex-ambassador says
Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan warned that Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on espionage charges, faces a tough fight ahead.

FBI offers $40,000 reward for U.S. woman missing in Mexico
Monica de Leon Barba, 29, was last seen walking her dog home from work in Tepatitlán, Jalisco, Mexico, authorities said.

For Sunday, April 2, 2023 (links are updated continually)


For Sunday, April 2, 2023 (links are updated continually)

H&H Group delivers revenue growth across all three business segments for 2022 and expects positive outlook for 2023
• Reported revenue growth of 10.6% with revenue of RMB12,775.9 million and adjusted EBITDA growth of 6.5% despite significant headwinds • Baby Nutrition and Care segment returned to growth (+1.1% on a like-for-like basis), turnaround of the probiotics business and stabilising the infant milk formula (IMF) business in mainland China • Adult Nutrition and Care segment achieved robust growth of 12.5%, with Swisse continuing to be the no.1 player in mainland China’s online VHMS market... Source: RealWire

#Thankyou: NPO One Life launches the first Vienna International Pride Awards
Austrian NPO One Life launches the Vienna International Pride Awards It is the first global event and campaign to recognize LGBTIQ+ equality change makers #ThankYou campaign leading to the Awards kicks off on International Thank You Day It's time to say “Thank You”: on International Thank You Day - January 11, 2023, Vienna-based NPO, One Life, announces the launch of the Vienna International Pride Awards, a new annual campaign and event to thank and recognize... Source: RealWire

Allianz publishes manual to encourage more inclusive film productions
Munich, December 2nd, 2022 Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Allianz has published a manual to help organizations understand how to create inclusive productions and drive accessibility in the media space. The manual contains learnings from the ‘Day 1 Done #MoveNow’ project and also includes behind the scenes documentation of their MoveNow Training Series. Having partnered with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2006, the introduction of the MoveNow... Source: RealWire

Inflation hits Cyber Weekend 2022 as the average selling price of North American goods rises 8.5% causing unit sales to slip -9.3% year-over-year
Despite a dip in unit sales, NA retailers’ overall dollar sales rose 14.7% (vs global sales +8.9%) and average order value 10.6% (vs global AOV 6.2%), leading to a healthy weekend performance, despite consumer spending constraints amid high inflation New York, December 1, 2022—Nosto, the leading Commerce Experience Platform (CXP), has released its annual Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM) 2022 data. Analyzing more than 107 million website visits to 1,269 online stores during the BFCM... Source: RealWire

H&H Group achieves 13.4% total revenue increase on a reported basis for the nine months to 30 September 2022, boosted by a strong third quarter
Baby Nutrition & Care business saw strong recovery in the third quarter and the Group saw positive growth in mainland China, Australia & New Zealand and North America markets Wednesday, 16 November 2022. Leading global health and wellness company H&H Group has announced its unaudited operational statistics for the nine months ending 30 September 2022. The Group reported a positive overall result with its total revenue increasing by 13.4% year-on-year on a reported basis (7.8%... Source: RealWire


Allianz creates inclusive Training Series for young people with disabilities
Together with the International Paralympic Committee, the Training Series aims to encourage young people with disabilities to get involved in sports Inclusive training videos and workout plans by and with Paralympians offer a new accessible opportunity The Training Series is the latest of 24 initiatives from the insurer’s MoveNow program looking to move people of the next generation Munich, November 15th 2022. Together with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Allianz has developed an inclusive training... Source: RealWire

Climate Action Awareness Report 2022: Consumers are ready to take climate action and seek more transparency from company initiatives
Report unveils climate action readiness of almost 10,000 consumers in 10 countries Majority expect companies to take responsibility for the climate and are also willing to change their consumption habits Climate-friendly labels are key decision aids for consumption Munich, 18 October 2022. Climate action continues to be very important to consumers, despite current economic and political uncertainties. For 75%, climate change is still a high or top priority. Around 60% want to make their purchases... Source: RealWire

Tapestry's Strategy to Increase Equity and Diversity at All Employee Levels
By BOF STUDIO Originally Published by Business of Fashion The parent company of Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman seeks to expand diversity within its leadership teams and tackle gender and racial inequality in the workplace within its 2025 goals. BoF finds out more. Increased awareness around discrimination and bias in fashion in recent years has revealed a critical need for sustained diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work in businesses, from both a... Source: RealWire

Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony Initiative Marks 22 Years in the Fight Against Cancer
“When someone we love has cancer, we are all affected—husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and friends. This is our effort in the fight against cancer.” — Ralph Lauren NEW YORK – For more than two decades, Ralph Lauren has been a leader in the fight against cancer. The Pink Pony Initiative, the Company’s global philanthropic program dedicated to cancer care and prevention, supports programs for research, screenings, early diagnosis, treatment, education and patient... Source: RealWire

New Research: 61% of Fashion Shoppers Put Price Above Sustainability as Living Costs Rise
Consumers want online fashion retailers to address sustainability by offering slower deliveries, enabling apparel repairs and reducing product returns NEW YORK and LONDON (October 4, 2022) - New research suggests that 57%[1] of consumers want fashion to be more sustainable. But with living costs rising, 61% will prioritize price over sustainability when shopping for fashion. 55% agree that sustainable fashion is often too expensive. The findings come from a survey of just over 2,000 US... Source: RealWire

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