In these strange times, more people may be finding themselves in need of some assistance, whether it’s related to mental health services, financial aid or something else that’s weighing them down. United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties provides 2-1-1, an information and referral service th…

A thriving backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s also important …

Armed Forces Day is celebrated in various forms around the world, as non-military personnel pay homage to those who serve. In the United States, Armed Forces Day is observed on the third Saturday in May each year, making it on May 16 this year. It was established by President Harry S. Truman…

Our backyards are some of the best places to spend the summer months, especially if you’re practicing social distancing and are tired of being cooped up indoors. Fortunately, it’s possible to transform your outdoor living space into a secluded, open-air retreat.

Helios is a lovable 1 year old brindle mix weighing approx 65lbs. Helios is looking for his truly forever home! This boy is super sweet, does great with other dogs, cats and kids. Hellos has a happy-go-lucky personality. Consider meeting this adorable dog!

Rosie is a 1-year-old terrier mix weighing 19.5 pounds looking for her forever home. This adorable girl was running the streets for three months before someone rescued her. She is a happy, lovable, energetic girl.

May 16–22 is National Safe Boating Week, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 43 in Lake County reminds everyone to always boat responsibly. Know the safety rules of the water before taking out your boat. Always wear a Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket when on the water — remem…

At New Vision for Independence, our team is working remotely to empower the children, adults, and seniors with low vision or blindness in our community with the services they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did you know that Four Star Homes, with offices locally in Wildwood, Eustis, Fruitland Park and Ocala, is Florida’s largest and most experienced manufactured home resale specialist?   

As people around the world adjust to the reality of the coronavirus, many have been making and donating masks as a way to help others. AdventHealth Waterman has been one of the appreciative recipients and welcomes any additional donations people can offer.

Beginning May 11, COVID-19 testing locations operated by Adult Medicine of Lake County in Mount Dora and Leesburg merged into one site at Lake County’s Fairgrounds, 2101 N. County Road 452, Eustis. Testing is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday—Friday. The Clermont testing location will contin…

Nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical profession. While nurses may not often bask in the limelight, their roles are indispensable, and that fact figures to garner considerable attention in the years to come.

There are millions of nurses nationwide. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, there are roughly 3.8 million registered nurses in the United States. That number figures to grow along with the demand for qualified, highly trained nurses.

AdventHealth offers COVID-19 testing sites throughout Central Florida, including at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg. The test consists of spitting into a cup. Sites are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

A home is the most substantial investment many people will ever make. Once down payments have been made and closing costs have been paid, homeowners may still be staring down sizable expenses as they begin to tackle any repairs that need to be made.

AdventHealth Waterman has been a community resource for many decades, and now more than ever, it needs the help of the community. Many people have reached out to the hospital to ask how to make a difference. Following is a list of opportunities:

CoCo is a beautiful female Lab mix. She is very sweet and has a loving personality. She does well with other dogs and is kid friendly (cats unknown, we can test). CoCo is ready to join her furever family, are you the one?

According to Albert Einstein, every crisis is an opportunity for education and innovation. As we find new ways to entertain our homeschooled children, working on improving their oral health can be a great way to start reinforcing good habits.

Karen King, owner of A Quilting Palette in Lady Lake, has kept her store open during the pandemic, and she has every intention of riding out the economic slowdown and supplying her customers the materials they require to complete their projects.

Hurricane season officially kicks off June 1. Are you ready? May 3-9 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Organized by NOAA’s National Weather Service, the awareness campaign focuses on how to plan ahead for hurricanes.

Mother’s Day is a great time of year to honor mothers and attempt to give back just a portion of the tireless love and devotion moms offer their children. Some children provide large gestures, while others feel it’s the little things that can help a mom to feel appreciated.

Triangle News Leader recently asked readers for examples of kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the people we heard from, Bob Peyton of Leesburg, shared the following story with us. Enjoy!

If you haven’t received your stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service yet, you may want to look up the payment status. You can check the status on your “Economic Impact Payment,” also called stimulus checks, by visiting this page on the IRS.gov website: https://www.irs.gov/coronaviru…

We strive to keep you informed with accurate and helpful information. In addition to information we provide on our website at www.ssa.gov, we also engage regularly on social media. We invite you to read our posts and share items of interest with your family and friends.

Pride tends to swell when homeowners successfully complete do-it-yourself projects on their homes. In addition to saving homeowners money, DIY projects provide a unique way for men and women to personally connect with their homes. The ability to look at a finished project and say it’s a resu…

Are you looking to find more internal peace and balance amidst the current chaos? Don’t know how you will make it another month under a stay at home directive? Need an excuse to pull away from electronics?

Lake County Fire Rescue plans to begin sterilizing N95 masks for reuse among first responders in Lake County. In partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the Lake County Office of EMS and Medical Director, and the Lake County Office of Public Safety Support, the procured hydrogen p…

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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…