Wine expert share experiences at Hopkins Hall in Lake Helen

LAKE HELEN -- Bud Budzinski, owner of the Elusive Grape in DeLand, will discuss “My life and times in wine” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., in quaint Lake Helen.

Budzinski has served as a food and beverage manager for a major hotel chain and opened and operated several restaurants in the area. His presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Helen Public Library.

For more information on the event, please call Pam Swanto at 386-228-1152.

Learn more about upcoming programs at Volusia County’s public library branches at or visit the library’s Facebook page at

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.