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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…

My name is Oakley and I am a female Catahoula Leopard Dog/Pointer Dog mix. I am 5 years old and full grown at around 50 pounds, which means there is plenty of me to love.

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…

At last Wednesday’s AdventHealth News Briefing, Dr. Vincent Hsu, the hospital system’s executive director of infection prevention, cautioned that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. 

On Tuesday evenings, VFW post 5277 plays host to Girl Scout Troop 9220 (Brownie’s & Daisy Girl Scouts).

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,…

“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.

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…

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Do you ever wonder what history lies in your home? The mystery of what once was and who lived there? Is there more than meets the eye? Perhaps some history and a mystery.  

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…

My name is Becky, and I am a six-month-old female Labrador Retriever/Staffordshire Terrier blend. I will grow up to be a big girl at around 50 pounds. 

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.

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A Merry Christmas was recently enjoyed by children and adults alike for the Episcopal Children’s Services. The event was held at the Clermont Head Start Center, with the Kiwanis Clubs of Clermont and South Lake.

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…

On the corner of Virginia Street and Main Avenue 10  minutes prior to the 6  p.m. start of Minneola’s Fourth Annual Moonlight Christmas Parade, drums and horns from the local high school marching band could be heard tuning up.  

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.

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