Editor’s note: For our series highlighting local veterans during July, we had planned to chat with Korean War veteran Forrest “Woody” Boyd. Sadly, he passed away on June 24, before we had a chance to interview him. To honor his memory and service, his daughter spoke with us recently, recount…

“Kilroy Was Here” became a symbol of Americans fighting in World War II. His unique face with that long nose peeking over a wall was seen by many a service man and woman all over the world. But where and how did it start, and was there a real Kilroy behind the design?

The South Lake County Rotary Club recently named Oscar Brea and Sam Worrell its 2019-2020 Rotarians of the Year. Oscar is a newer member who has stepped into many leadership roles. He will serve as treasurer president elect this new rotary year. He also contributed greatly to the South Lake …

Two changes have been made to early voting sites for the upcoming primary elections in Lake County. In south Lake County, a new early voting site was added at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. US Hwy. 27 in Clermont. In north Lake County, early voting returns to the W.T. Bland…

Find nonpartisan information with both general and state-specific information on the upcoming primary election, Aug. 18, at VOTE411.org. Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in October 2006, the site is a “one-stop-shop” for election related-information. At the site, visitor…

Parents, if you haven’t already heard, Wednesday, July 29, is your deadline to complete the online Parent Intent Form to let the Lake County Schools district know your preference for how and where your child will learn. Four options are offered: traditional, Lake County Virtual School, Modif…

Beginning July 21, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began shifting traffic on State Road 33 to a temporary bridge in preparation for the demolition of the old Green Swamp Bridge and construction of a replacement bridge. The bridge is located approximately 1.5 miles north of Co…

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In a recent briefing, Dr. Ramon Nunez, emergency medical director at AdventHealth Celebration, and Dr. Ademola Adewale, assistant program for the Emergency Medicine Residency at AdventHealth East Orlando, discussed how individuals should think about emergency care during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Humane Society of Lake County and L.E.A.S.H., inc. are joining forces again to provide free microchipping to dogs and cats of Lake County residents. The program will take place Aug. 1 between 9 and 11 a.m. at the Humane Society of Lake County, located at 16435 McKinley Road in Umatilla. …

A regular board of directors meeting will be held at Lake Technical College July 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Lake Technical College, located at 2001 Kurt Street, Eustis. All meetings of the board of directors are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend meetings an…

Lake County now offers an online testing site locator tool that allows users to find COVID-19 testing sites in Lake County. Users can enter their address and quickly identify where the closest testing site is, the type of tests offered, the address of the location and the cost of the test. A…

Louie is an 11-year-old Shih Tzu weighing 11 pounds. This handsome boy lost his home when his owner went into assisted living. He is cautious when he first meets you, because he doesn’t know why he’s here and not with his dad, but he is friendly and affectionate after a few minutes. His adop…

If you have a fear of public speaking, consider joining Clermont Toastmasters. The folks there can help you improve your communication and leadership skills – all from the comfort of your home. Currently meeting online, the award-winning club helps build confidence in public speaking and com…

Retired Navy officer David Peck may have only served three years of active duty, but his military life spans both sides of those years, starting when he attended a military boarding school as a youngster in Culver, Indiana, through 30 years in the Navy Reserve.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Surgeon General remind all Floridians to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable by wearing a mask in public and avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings.

The USTA Florida Section recently announced resumption of Sectional tennis events in August for competitive juniors and USTA Florida adult league players. The returning events will be held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, in accordance with the National Campus guidelines, USTA Florida…

Last month, this profile ran  in the newsletter of the Lake & Sumter Counties Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a nonprofit professional association of U.S. military officers. Reprinted with permission.

Mid-Florida SCORE, the volunteer-driven small business mentoring organization, is offering “ESB2- Successfully Starting a Business,” a two-part webinar designed to help you take those first critical steps in starting a successful business, even during the pandemic.

Having a bad week? You need to meet sweet Patty. This is a 10-month-old “pocket pit,” the miniature version of a pitbull. She’s 28 pounds and should not get much bigger. She’s loving and gets along very well with her sister. According to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, she was seized from a dr…

The Florida Bar recently honored 394 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law as part of its 2020 Virtual Annual Convention. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar, active or inactive, and attain their 50th anniversary of admittance…

During the 2019–2020 school year, Lake County teachers visited three Apple-Mart locations more than 1,200 times to get much needed supplies for their classroom, for free. The supplies, which range from paper to colored pencils to technology accessories, are stocked each year thanks to the an…

 The Animal League, a nonprofit, no kill animal rescue located in Groveland, has been closed recently for renovations, but will be reopening later this summer with a brand-new look in its kennels. Not only have they replaced the flooring, making it safer and easier to clean, they also expand…

In a recent AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Rachel Humphrey, medical director of AdventHealth for Women’s maternal-fetal medicine program, spoke about the psychological toll that COVID-19 has taken on new moms and soon-to-be moms – as she sees patients with increased levels of anxiety and…

In a recent AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Rachel Humphrey, medical director of AdventHealth for Women’s maternal-fetal medicine program, spoke about the psychological toll that COVID-19 has taken on new moms and soon-to-be moms – as she sees patients with increased levels of anxiety and…

Having a bad week? You need to meet sweet Patty. This is a 10-month-old “pocket pit,” the miniature version of a pitbull. She’s 28 pounds and should not get much bigger. She’s loving and gets along very well with her sister. According to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, she was seized from a dr…

The Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239 will be open Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m. All are invited to stop by and grab a bite and a beverage. The Post held installation recently with the following Legionnaires installed by 6th District Adjutant, Mike Seidel: Commander Don Grieb, 1st Vice…

The Farmer’s Market in Clermont runs every Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., with plenty of fresh food and fresh air. Located around City Hall in downtown Clermont, the weekly event was canceled in late spring due to coronavirus precautions and reopened in late May with safety measures in place. Expec…

Join Marc Minno, author of “Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants,” for a BioBlitz Nature Walk at Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. Registration is required. Call 352-429-5566 or email info@scrubjaytrail.org. Cost is $10/Florida Scrub-Jay Trail members and $15/non-members. The next Bio…

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