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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Flagship Healthcare Trust, a Charlotte-based outpatient healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT), has acquired the Citrus Tower medical office building. 

Tina is the definition of a true sweetheart.  She doesn’t deserve what happened to her early in her young life. Tina was adopted from animal control and that person decided they didn’t want her anymore and abandoned her. She was found wandering in her rescuer’s neighborhood.

Dany Goch (far left) and Lorena Feltner (far right) and the 2- and 3-year-old children from My Magic Moment Daycare sought shelter beneath the canopy of the News Leader newspaper office during a mid-morning downpour. According to Feltner, the children are taken on walks every day when the we…

Juneteenth celebrations in south Lake County kicked off this past Friday, June 17 at Lake David Park in Groveland, starting shortly past 5 p.m., and under sweltering heat and humidity. 

This photo was taken by Ginny Kontny, who lives in Montverde. Since this past March this woodpecker “introduced” himself at the house dining room window. Since then, it has moved its “residence” to the bedroom window. The woodpecker may be having an identity crisis, believing itself to be a …

This photo comes to us courtesy Cheryl Chaplin, which we are calling “Set a spell ‘neath the shade.” The photo is taken on the porch of one of the buildings at the Clermont Historical Village. 

Each year on Memorial Day, Clermont CrossFit, along with Clermont police and fire personnel  honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with a “Murph” workout. 

On June 4, Lomasi Aguilar and Reid Guhr became the first couple to exchange vows in the new Chapel at Clermont’s Historic Village. The ceremony, performed by Brian Broadway, pastor of the Living Message Church, was attended by family members and close friends.  

OAKLAND— The Town of Oakland has completed a total refurbishing of the Jake Voss Fishing Pier, making the serene public space along the shores of Lake Apopka more accessible for all. 

Two birds fly high in the sky as the sun begins its eastward rise, revealing a morning that will be one with few clouds. This week’s photo comes courtesy of Thomas Dellapena, of Clermont. 

TAVARES— A public ceremony was held June 7 at Lake Idamere Park in Tavares by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners unveiling Born Learning Trail signs donated by the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.

Calvin and Hobbes are Houndhaven’s resident puppies and heart stealers. These two cuties were found as strays and picked up by animal control in northern Florida before making their way to Houndhaven. They have all of the Houndhaven volunteers in the middle of their paws and no one is compla…

May 22 was a special day for a number of U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, as some graduated from the program while others received awards, in addition to others officially appointed to upper ranks.

ORLANDO— David Strong, president and chief executive officer, Orlando Health, has named Leslie Flake, BSN, MBA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the organization. She replaces Bernadette Spong, who is retiring. She was the unanimous selection of the corporate leadership team following a nati…

The Clermont News-Leader staff was recently honored with a recognition plaque from the Pig on the Pond committee for the newspaper’s partnership in publishing the official program guide and helping promote the popular fundraising event that provides much-needed scholarship money for deservin…

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A 5-year-old girl was among four killed shortly past midnight (12;09 a.m.), Wednesday, June 8 in a single vehicle crash that occurred on County Road 561 near Florida Boys Ranch Road.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Dark Horse Stables and its effort to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned racehorses from St Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be the subject of an upcoming series of investigative articles to be conducted by the News Leader.

TAVARES— A public ceremony was held June 7 at Lake Idamere Park in Tavares by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners unveiling Born Learning Trail signs donated by the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.

This was the inaugural year of the Mascotte Charter School’s Kiwanis of Clermont’s K-Kids Club and they made the most of it with a community-wide Christmas toy drive; a food drive for The Neighborhood Center of South Lake; and a school-wide teacher appreciation project, as well as several ot…

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A 5-year-old girl was among four killed shortly past midnight (12;09 a.m.), Wednesday, June 8 in a single vehicle crash that occurred on County Road 561 near Florida Boys Ranch Road.

Groveland Public Safety will be hosting a free community outreach event,” Pancakes with Public Safety!” from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday at the City of Groveland Public Safety Complex, 6825 State Road 50. 

Applications are now being accepted for the “Travis the Tent Writing Competition,” which is being conducted by the Sarah Tirri Children’s Foundation, a Clermont-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Lake County Schools students who will take their first Advanced Placement course next year are invited to participate in APtitute 2022, the district’s Advanced Placement Summer Institute for aspiring AP students and parents. 

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Yes, the Memorial Day celebration held Monday at Waterfront Park was a day to celebrate, but not a day without the somber recognition that those being celebrated were those who laid down their lives in order to preserve the freedoms hard fought from wars throughout this nation’s history; mad…

Events that bring residents of a community together in one place have been on the back burner in recent years. As the world has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, communities have scaled back on public events in the hopes of limiting crowds and preventing the spread of the virus. 

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