ORLANDO, Fla., July 15, 2021 – About 430 people were hospitalized last week with COVID-19 in AdventHealth hospitals across Central Florida, an increase of more than 100 people since the same time last week, and a result of the highly contagious Delta variant.

A blessing of students and school personnel will be held on Sunday, Aug. 8, at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora. The blessing will be conducted during the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:30 a.m. contemporary service. 

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County, in collaboration with the Lake County School Board, will conduct school immunizations for school-age children Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at the Clermont Health Center, 875 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 

The Lake County UF/IFAS Extension Office invites nature lovers to attend “Tour the Wonders of Water,” an informative morning of talks followed by an exclusive hike at Wolf Branch Sink Preserve.

New rules designed to protect Florida from high-risk, nonnative reptiles came into effect April 29. The rule changes to Chapter 68-5, F.A.C. specifically address 16 high-risk invasive reptiles, including pythons, tegus and green iguanas, that pose a threat to Florida’s ecology, economy and h…

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Wilson Crandall May 6, 2021 Wilson Trafton Crandall, age 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the Edgewater Health and Rehabilitation Center in the Waterman Village of Mount Dora, Florida from complications relating to Parkinson’s disease.

Richard (Rick) Russell Livingston passed away on the afternoon of November 18, 2020 in Anderson, South Carolina at 71 years of age. He was born in Lakeland, Florida on April 29, 1949 as the first born child of Nelda Forehand Livingston and Wiley Richard Livingston, Jr. He served in the Unite…

Millie Rue Romney Dunn age 100 of Mount Dora, Fl, formerly of New Smyrna Beach FL and Westwood, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 joining her pre-deceased husband of 68 years James Owen Dunn Sr. She was born in Salt Lake City, UT on August 11, 1920. She graduated from the Univ…

Cameron Lee Cruz, age 43, passed away unexpectedly in Mount Dora, Florida on December 5, 2020. Cameron was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Cam was beloved at every school he was at, starting at Crestwood Elementary in Rockford, Michigan where he became fast frie…

Raymond “Ray” Ordell Halverson (1934-2020) went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2020 at the age of 85 after a short but rough battle with cancer. The funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 890 Abrams Road, Eustis, Florida at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. It will al…