This year’s Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy awards presentation, which took place Jan. 8, was a smaller event than in past years, according to Bob Farrell, who handles events and information for VFW Post 5277. As with many events, the cause was COVID-19. However, Farrell expressed the be…
Meet Becky, a mother to a child with autism requiring constant supervision and assistance. As a result, she is not able to work outside of the home. The Community Foundation discovered that she previously had a baking business and she was hoping to re-start her business, to provide for her f…
The Lake County Solid Waste division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit Collection event. The event will take place from 9 a.m.–noon on Jan.…
Students or employees who are showing any symptoms of illness should stay home
Lake County among recipients
Lunch is a welcome respite in the middle of the day. Lunch is coveted because it provides a break from work and a chance to sit down and refuel the body until dinnertime.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking public input on changing how alligators are hunted in the state.
Call it an extra-special Christmas gift, as the Clermont Woman’s Club continued its series of donations, this time making a donation to the Moonlight Players.
Family photographs may seem so complex that they defy organizing. Tame your digital family photographs by adding names, dates, and other information inside images. The session covers simple and effective ways to add information for retrieval, and then file and backup your family photographs,…
FT. MYERS — So the grandkids are coming down to Florida to visit grandpa and grandma. You just don’t know where to spend the day to keep them active and entertained? Give Lakes Regional Park in Fort. Myers a try. It makes for a fun day trip.
ORLANDO — AdventHealth’s COVID-19 inpatient census remained stable as of Thursday, Dec. 24, 2021, despite increased spread in the community, said Dr. Vincent Hsu, executive director of infection prevention for the health care system, at a news conference.
TAVARES — The Florida Department of Health in Lake will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to district employees, community members and eligible students at select elementary schools..
“Is this an indigo snake?” Questions like this occasionally pop up on Facebook, NextDoor and other social media platforms. Typically, however, the accompanying photo is of a southern black racer or another common Florida snake, and not the impressive, elusive eastern indigo snake.
Do you love nature and want to do your part to help conserve and protect the flora and fauna of Florida? If so, the Florida Native Plant Society has a new guid with tips and information about how people can support the environment.
If you’ve recorded any official documents recently, such as deeds and notices of commencement, you may receive official-looking notices from companies that promise to provide a report of property data for a service fee.
Doug and Pam Soltis of the Florida Museum of Natural History recently were recognized as being in the top 1% of highly cited researchers. This year’s list was curated and published by the analytical organization Clarivate. The list included 24 Nobel laureates and 10 additional faculty member…
GROVELAND— The Lake County Office of Visit Lake will host a virtual application learning session for the Lake County Tourist Development Council (TDC) Capital Projects Funding Program at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, via Zoom. Advance registration is required, and those interested may regi…
Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays has addressed concerns from those who question the accuracy of Lake County’s active voter lists.
Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays along with his Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE) colleagues shares the announcement of the FSE partnership with the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida to produce an instruction…
Tavares, FL (January 8th, 2022) ~ The City of Tavares presents our 1st Annual RHYTHM ON RUBY street party featuring live music by PETTY CASH & SKIN DEEP this Saturday, January 8th in downtown Tavares. The family-friendly event features live music, local flavor, street performers, and more!
Post Commander James Nelson was able to get a “Still Serving Community Support” grant from the National VFW in Kansas City, Mo., for assisting the Magic Moments school in Clermont, with purchasing food and snacks for the 250 children attending the school.
TAVARES — Lake County and the Office of Public Safety Support have been approved for re-accreditation as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for emergency dispatching. The re-accreditation is awarded by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) and is effective for a peri…
Only one in almost 200 schools, districts in U.S., Canada receive this
Newest variant spreading as positivity rate triples
FORT MYERS — Thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations and one unique experience await you nightly from 5:30- 9 p.m. at Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s 20-acre winter estate in Fort Myers. The light show continues until January 2, 2022.
Course to be taught at Lake Sumter State College starting January
Amanda Hise, of Sanford, is this year’s winner of the Gift of Hearing contest that is sponsored by Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, of Precision Hearing.
MINNEOLA — Insight Credit Union recently opened a learning laboratory branch at Lake Minneola High School and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Editor’s note: Included for your reading pleasure are photos from yesteryear, found on pages 15 and 16. It’s our way of saying thank you for your continued support, as well as a way to welcome in 2022. Happy New Year, everyone!
The Kiwanis Club of South Lake recognized students at Real Life Christian Academy for their accomplishments with a ceremony on Dec. 9.
My name is Trixie, and I am an 8-month-old female hound mix, who will grow to be around 40 pounds, looking for my furever home. I have so much energy that I love to get out by running and playing in the yard and playing tug of war. I can go on hikes, runs, but I would even be content hanging…
TAVARES – This Christmas, surprise your family with the gift that keeps on giving: a shelter cat or dog brought directly to your home by a jolly elf on Christmas Eve.
For the sake of harmony and going forward, Groveland councilor Randolph Waite was elected vice mayor. He was nominated by Councilor Barbara Gaines. She gave several reasons, chief among them that Waite is a conscientious member of the council.