These stunning pink birds are typically seen in Florida’s coastal areas, but they do show up on occasion in Lake County, too. They breed in colonies around Florida in the winter. Populations are also found in Texas and Mexico.

Through Aug. 9, the state’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday provides savings on a variety of products purchased in preparation for school. Items exempt from sales tax include school supplies up to $15, clothing and footwear, as well as equipment, such as computers and their accessories.

SCORE, a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here are a couple programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Sumter, Marion and Lake counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of upcoming live events offered online:

In this edition we celebrate the establishment of the U.S. Postal System, the 14th Amendment, the birth of NASA and the creation of Medicare.

A ribbon cutting took place at Hands of Hope America, 16605 Sunrise Lake Blvd., Ste. 3 in Four Corners on July 24. Hands of Hope America serves its communities by providing food and resources to individuals, families, veterans and children in the Four Corners area. Their mission is to equip,…

Nutritious foods are a valuable commodity in the fight against childhood obesity. Obesity is a serious medical condition that affects people of all ages — children and adolescents included. Children who gain extra pounds may develop health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and high c…

Ever wonder what you earned the year you worked your first job, or perhaps any other year you worked? We can tell you. Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your future Social Security benefits. We keep track of your earnings so we can pay you the benefits you’ve earned o…

EUSTIS — The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake), in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will be conducting the following school immunization event at the following locations for school-age children only: 

Back-to-school shopping sales have long been indicators that the summer vacation season is coming to a close. Students and their parents may visit area stores or browse online looking for items to make the coming school year a success. Those lists have looked similar for decades, but shoppin…

Set your calendar for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2. That’s when the South Lake Republican Club has scheduled its Law Enforcement and First Responders Appreciation Day event. 

Disney Springs is the place for some serious shopping and entertainment. While masks are not required for those fully vaccinated, screening is required. You need to go through a security check point and purse check (for females with purses) before being allowed to enter the grounds.

Pamela Adams, of Groveland, wanted more than an ordinary yard around her house. She wanted to reduce the turf grass by approximately 90%, as well as and eliminate irrigation as well as the use of pesticides and fertilizers.  

My name is Whiskers and I am a very special and lucky little lady.  You see, I am not able to tell my friends what happened, but I survived an incident that left my jaw misaligned, left paw scared and my tail nicked.  After LOTS of love and care from my wonderful friends at The Animal League…

PALATKA — Florida has more than 4,200 natural lakes, and nearly 1,500 of those are within the boundaries of the St. Johns River Water Management District. On July 13, the District’s Governing Board recognized July 2021 as Lakes Appreciation Month, joining the North American Lake Management S…

EUSTIS — The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake), in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will be conducting the following school immunization event at the following locations for school-age children only: 

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