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Lake County Launches Water Quality Pilot Project

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:34 am

Volunteers Steve Jungferman (left) and Michael Grovac assemble a burlap jute curtain at a drainage channel that discharges into Lake Joanna. Lake County Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is launching a pilot project geared toward improving water quality at Lake Joanna by using a novel method of nutrient removal. Flocculent logs, or floc-logs for short, are typically used for clarifying turbid water discharge from construction sites. For this project, the

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Business Highlight

  • Best Flooring Center

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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    Best Flooring Center is excited to announce a major renovation of our Showroom, located at 324 W Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares. We have the latest most up to date samples ranging from the builder products to designer top quality products. We have a huge variety of ceramic, porcelain, travertine and marble tiles including medallions, glass, metals and decorative accents for back splashes, tubs, showers. If you’re looking for hardwood, laminate

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  • Vision Therapy in Lake County

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:38 am

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    Can your child read an eye chart but not a paragraph? Does your child struggle in school? Dr. Allison Toler, O.D. has opened a vision therapy practice in Clermont to treat vision problems, such as eye coordination, focusing and eye tracking disorders. Hope Vision Development Center ( is conveniently located at 1184 Grand Hwy across from the Kmart shopping plaza. Dr. Toler explains, “Most do not realize that we need

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Lake County Fire Rescue’s Rescue Team Trains at Camp Blanding

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The nature of the imagined scene would be a nightmare for any public safety department: over 15 separate bombings striking “Anytown, USA” and targeting government buildings, police and fire stations, hospitals, schools and other soft targets. But it was a scene Lake County Fire Rescue’s Light Technical Rescue Team (LTRT), a part of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), was well prepared for when they recently participated in the Florida

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  • Reopening of Historical Museum

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:26 am

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    The Lake County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Tavares Chamber of Commerce, is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting and grand reopening ceremony of the Lake County Historical Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Visitors will discover Walt Disney’s connection to Paisley, the people behind the names of Tavares’ most well-traveled roads, the muddled history of the federal government’s misspelling of Haynes Creek and why Lake

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  • Hometown Navy News

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Navy Seaman Recruit Dante D. Innocent, son of Jimmie and Rebecca Coleman of Eustis, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Innocent completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event

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Lake County paves the way for premier 20-court sand volleyball complex

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement on April 8 that would allow The Florida Region of USA Volleyball to begin construction on the Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex, set to open the weekend of July 4. The 20 sand volleyball courts will be built at the Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Lake Harris in Tavares, and will boast professional level net

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  • Summer Soccer at Hickory Point

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Lake County Soccer Club is offering a 3v3 Summer Friday Night Soccer League at Hickory Point Recreational Facility. The small sided games offer a lot of quick action, good skill practice with plenty of touches on the soccer ball and helps develop player’s tactical awareness and skills. This league is open to ages 4-14. Games run for 5 weeks, 2 games played each Friday Night, from 6-9 p.m. There are

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  • Try Out The Sport of Dragon Boating!

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    On Sunday, April 13th, Grace Genetia, the president of the Lake County Dragon Boat Club, will be conducting a beginner course for paddlers interested in participating in the Mount Dora Paddle Fest. The fun starts at 10:00 AM on Lake Dora at Lakeside Inn. Ms. Genetia has been active in the dragon boat community since the first festival was held in Lake County in 2001. She was a member of

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Holy Week Services at First Presbyterian

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora invites you to attend special Holy Week Services. On Good Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. the chancel choir will present a Lenten musical, “Lord of the Dance” and we will share in the Lord’s Supper together. Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20 as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Café Worship – 9:00; Sanctuary Worship – 11:00. The church is located at

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  • Easter Events at First United Methodist

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Celebrate Easter at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora. Saturday, April 19: Pancake Breakfast, 8:00-10:30 am in Friendship Hall. Pay at the door or purchase a ticket from Boy Scout Troop 19. Easter Carnival, 9:00-10:30 am on the front lawn. Games, crafts, and an inflatable. Easter Egg Hunts at 10:00 am in three age groups. Bring your own basket to the front porch of the children’s wing. Services on

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  • Middle School Boy Donates $700 to Lake County Animal Services

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm


    To celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, 13-year-old Jacob Hornstein did something selfless, raising $700 for Lake County Animal Services. “I love animals,” said Jacob. “I just decided they would be a lot better off with more money and more hope.” The Villages Charter Middle School student, who also attends Congregation Beth Shalom Hebrew School in Leesburg, sent cards to his guests asking for donations rather than presents. In the end, the

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Easter Egg Hunt at the W.T. Bland Library

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

At the special invitation of the W. T. Bland Public Library and the Mount Dora Kiwanis Club, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at the Library’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10:00am. All children through the age of 10 are invited to look for eggs on the front lawn of the Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be on time for

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  • “Dancing with the Teachers” Fundraiser

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Mount Dora High School will host the 5th Annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraising event on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. All proceeds will benefit the Junior Class for prom expenses. In addition, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to the David Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sixteen dedicated teachers have been paired up as dance partners and have pledged to work hard on their

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  • Literary Tea with Jane Austen

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    What could be a nicer way to celebrate National Library Week than a Literary Tea with Jane Austen on Thursday, April 17 at 2:00pm. You will find out how Jane would have worn her hair, the fashionable clothes and the types of games Jane and her companions would have played when having tea. You can volunteer to have your hair styled in the manner of the day. Then we will

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