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The newly-formed nonprofit Hispanics of Lake County Association will be launching its inaugural event, Celebrating Unidad, starting 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at the E.L. Puryear Building, 243 S. Lake Ave., Groveland.

Tables were set up underneath the pavilion at Waterfront Park bearing photos and other memorabilia about people. Banners along the lip of the stage was likewise. Another table on the outskirts of the structure held containers and inside those containers were people’s names. Another set-up di…

The Town of Oakland is excited to announce its new combination art and history exhibition “La Florida: Celebrating Florida’s Hispanic Heritage” at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage. The public is invited to the at the Center, 126 W. Petris Ave.

Following a two year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Father Pontian Kaweesa returned to open hearts and open arms, and a resumption of his pilgrimage to improve the lives of those in his hometown in Uganda and its church, Our Lady of the Sick. 

In case you may have missed it, on Thursday, Sept. 22, Heather Finley was sentenced to four years in prison for a vehicular incident in which she caused the deaths of four people (all female) in 2018.

When Hannah was rescued she was extremely lethargic. She simply lay in her kennel, not moving or even reacting to any stimuli. She was then taken to a veterinarian and diagnosed as being severely dehydrated, severely anemic, had untreated, advanced diabetes, an untreated case of pancreatitis…

Other than City of Groveland employees, the second and final millage rate and Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget hearing attracted only seven people from the community.

Pastfinders will be presenting a program on the people of the West Indies and their history starting 5:30 p.m., Oct. 13, via Zoom. The guest speaker will be Diane M. Warmsley is a genealogist and family historian with over 25 years of experience. Registration is required.

Students from kindergarten through the 5th grade at Real Life Christina Academy were recognized recently with a ceremony acknowledging their accomplishments.

This October, through Thrive Clermont’s Adulting Program, Lake County students will have the chance to learn from local professional and trade employers during four interactive events taking place at various locations in Clermont.

It isn’t as high as 5.5 as Clermont city council members indicated they would support at the first hearing held on Sept. 7, regarding the proposed millage rate and Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. Nor was it 4.2061, which had been the millage rate for the past seven years.

Lake Minneola High School senior Roxroy Wiggins has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Wiggins, who is also a state champion weightlifter for his division, earned the National African American Recognition Award.

October is Family History Month and in honor of our ethnic backgrounds, our connection to the past and our love for family, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society will be  presenting “A Cultural & Genealogical Community Showcase.”

Numerous police departments across the nation have K-9 units. Fire departments are associated with dalmations. Even the U.S. Forest Service has Smokey Bear. Now the Kiwanis Club of Clermont has a new (honorary member), Sunny the Therapy Pup, who was installed the week of Sept. 19-24 at its a…

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Judging by the way family and friends responded when Daniel Peel entered first the lobby and then the reception room, outsiders not knowing what was taking place might have thought a major celebrity had arrived on the scene, and they would have been correct.

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What do you get when you add together great food, a true passion for helping the food insecure and others facing difficult burdens, and an extreme desire to share one’s good fortune to others in need?

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It isn’t as high as 5.5 as Clermont city council members indicated they would support at the first hearing held on Sept. 7, regarding the proposed millage rate and Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. Nor was it 4.2061, which had been the millage rate for the past seven years.

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Tucked away in a remote part of Groveland, so remote it takes traveling down a dirt road that exists past the end of the county’s maintenance of it, exists a well kept secret, one that is has harbored for nearly 40 years. Groveland has harbored a secret celebrity; or to be more exact, that s…

Although it’s still weeks away, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will be here before we know it. As the News Leader did last year, we wish to honor those who served by telling their stories.

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Tucked away in a remote part of Groveland, so remote it takes traveling down a dirt road that exists past the end of the county’s maintenance of it, exists a well kept secret, one that is has harbored for nearly 40 years. Groveland has harbored a secret celebrity; or to be more exact, that s…

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