Thanks to a local scholarship organization, Lake Technical College’s Adult Education students will receive an automatic scholarship valued at $30 to cover their fall tuition. This can be used by both returning and new GED® Prep and English language (ESOL) students.

Two changes have been made to early voting sites for the upcoming primary elections in Lake County. In south Lake County, a new early voting site was added at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. US Hwy. 27 in Clermont. In north Lake County, early voting returns to the W.T. Bland…

Left-handed, lefty, southpaw - these are all terms used to describe people who favor their left hands for writing, throwing a ball and myriad other activities. It is estimated that between 10 and 12 percent of all people are left-handed. Although that makes southpaws an undeniable minority, …

Baron is a lovable 2 year old Lab / Terrier mix. He does great with dogs, cats and kids! He also knows basic commands (sits, downs, gives paw, and catches treats)! Baron will make a wonderful addition to most any family, and he’s ready to meet you at our shelter.

Kora is a 2-year-old rat terrier mix weighing 17.8 pounds. Her face looks similar to some of the puppy characters from the “101 Dalmatians” movie. This sweet girl has big brown eyes and a great personality. She is happy, loyal, loving and playful. She does tend to bond closely to her owner a…

The dawn of a new school year is a time marked by change and fresh opportunities. For many children, school marks the first time they are away from their parents for an extended period of time. It also may be the first time they ride in a vehicle other than their parents’ cars.

CREATE Conservatory is a nonprofit, private elementary school in Leesburg that specializes in STEM education through arts integration.  That means students at CREATE will learn traditional subjects like reading and math, as well as important 21st-century skills like technology and engineerin…

Large school buses are not equipped with seat belts, but that doesn’t compromise their ability to transport students safely to and from school. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that school buses are designed differently than passenger cars and light trucks. As a result…

During the 2019–2020 school year, Lake County teachers visited three Apple-Mart locations more than 1,200 times to get much needed supplies for their classroom, for free. The supplies, which range from paper to colored pencils to technology accessories, are stocked each year thanks to the an…

Parents, if you haven’t already heard, Wednesday, July 29, is your deadline to complete the online Parent Intent Form to let the Lake County Schools district know your preference for how and where your child will learn. Four options are offered: traditional, Lake County Virtual School, Modif…

Larry Boone, pastor of Eustis First Assembly of God, has served his congregation and community for 43 years, but he suffered a serious setback when injured in a crash May 4. Last Friday, he was discharged from a Jacksonville rehabilitation facility, where he was transferred after spending we…

In a recent morning briefing, Dr. Ramon Nunez, emergency medical director at AdventHealth Celebration, and Dr. Ademola Adewale, assistant program for the Emergency Medicine Residency at AdventHealth East Orlando, discussed how emergency departments are handling COVID-19 cases in Central Flor…

The Humane Society of Lake County and L.E.A.S.H., inc. are joining forces again to provide free microchipping to dogs and cats of Lake County residents. The program will take place Aug. 1 between 9 and 11 a.m. at the Humane Society of Lake County, located at 16435 McKinley Road in Umatilla. …

A regular board of directors meeting will be held at Lake Technical College July 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Lake Technical College, located at 2001 Kurt Street, Eustis. All meetings of the board of directors are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend meetings an…

This month, 40 (OK, 40-plus) years ago, I walked into a tiny office in Mount Dora on Old 441 and interviewed for an outside sales position for what was then the Triangle Shopping Guide. The publisher at the time, Fred Drew, gave me the opportunity. What a ride it has been. I never thought th…

During these difficult times of self-isolation and quarantine, more Americans are enjoying their time off while traveling less and discovering the joy of feeding the birds. Already the #2 hobby in the world, bird feeding and bird watching are great ways to take your mind off the stress of th…

Lake County now offers an online testing site locator tool that allows users to find COVID-19 testing sites in Lake County. Users can enter their address and quickly identify where the closest testing site is, the type of tests offered, the address of the location and the cost of the test. A…

Red is a handsome and playful 5 year old male Cur mix. He’s a smaller dog, weighing just 30 lbs and is fully grown. He does well with other dogs and is kid-friendly (cats unknown, we can test). Red is waiting to join his furever home and is available to adopt at our shelter!

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Surgeon General remind all Floridians to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable by wearing a mask in public and avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places and Close-Contact Settings.

Have you ever driven by the Eustis Elks Lodge, or any Elks Lodge, for that matter, and wondered what goes on in there? The answer is, lots! Sure, there is dancing, music, food and some drink. But in addition, there is good old-fashioned fellowship and a host of good works performed for the l…

This Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s Job Connection Center will host a free webinar for job seekers. The latest in a series of virtual presentations, it will focus on effective search techniques. Attendees will also receive advice for avoiding the most co…

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County is hosting a Social Justice OnLine Lecture Series to explore the major social justice issues facing Lake County.  Free and open to the public, the series will begin on Sunday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Mae Hazelton, a local advocate for racial …

July 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rotary Tri-County Clubs will be hosting a food drive at three locations. Bring nonperishable items, student snacks and hygiene products to these three drive-through donation sites: Faith Christian Fellowship in Tavares, Orange Avenue Church of Christ in Eustis and…

Having a bad week? You need to meet sweet Patty. This is a 10-month-old “pocket pit,” the miniature version of a pitbull. She’s 28 pounds and should not get much bigger. She’s loving and gets along very well with her sister. According to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, she was seized from a dr…

A surprise drive-by birthday party last Friday celebrated local veteran Buzz Turner, who turned 95 July 10. Mount Dora Police and Fire departments were there, along with family and friends. Turner is a WWII and Korean War veteran, and he was the oldest veteran at last year’s Patriot Cruise a…

During the 2019–2020 school year, Lake County teachers visited three Apple-Mart locations more than 1,200 times to get much needed supplies for their classroom, for free. The supplies, which range from paper to colored pencils to technology accessories, are stocked each year thanks to the an…

No two students are the same. Some students may love to read and naturally gravitate toward English class, while others may be fascinated by the world around them and find nothing stokes their academic passions quite like the study of physics.

The Mount Dora City Council approved Resolution 2020-128 requiring face masks in all public places within the city limits starting July 10. The Resolution was passed during the July 7 City Council Meeting after a lengthy discussion between Council members. The Council vote requires face cove…

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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…