While the current COVID-19 situation has changed everything for everyone, sometimes all you can do is take a bad situation and make the best of it. Business closings and economic woes flood the news, along with the illness that is taking its toll on the world.

Many counties across the St. Johns River Water Management District had a very dry December, with much of Lake County receiving less than an inch of rainfall during the month.

Personal growth is at the heart of many New Year’s resolutions. Few paths to positive personal growth are more noble than resolving to help others through increased acts of generosity and kindness. 

Ricky is a handsome 5 year old male American Bulldog mix. He does great with other dogs and would do best in a home with older kids and no cats. Ricky does not do well in the kennel environment and would do best with meeting new people in our play yard. Ricky is a playful boy and is ready to…

Feb. 6 and 7, members of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora will conduct free tours of the church’s 27 stained-glass windows, which date from 1958. Learn about the themes portrayed in the windows located in the church sanctuary, as well as their construction history. Tours are F…

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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…