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Homeowners eagerly await the arrival of the warm weather so they can cast off the remnants of cabin fever and bask in the sunshine. However, as summer nears its dog days, the same sun homeowners once coveted can contribute to uncomfortable conditions in outdoor entertaining spaces.

Mid-Florida SCORE, part of a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has many upcoming online programs lined up. The programs are designed to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’ Farm Service Agency has begun mailing farmers its pre-filled applications for the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), a new program designed to help agricultural producers impacted by wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, winter storms and other qualifying natural …

Mid-Florida SCORE, part of a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has many upcoming online programs lined up. The programs are designed to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. 

If you want a fresh look for your castle, now is the time to change it up! Showcase Furniture in Mount Dora has over 12,000 square feet of beautiful furniture for every room. There are many sets and pieces in stock and ready for delivery and their annual July 4th sale stats today! Although t…

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During the May SECO Energy board of trustee meeting, SECO Energy Board President Gerald Anderson and CEO Curtis Wynn recognized longtime District 8 Trustee William (Bill) W. James, Jr. and District 4 Trustee Richard Dennison with certificates of appreciation presented on behalf of the board.

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The Carter family has broken ground on their newest location at 1750 N SR 19 in Eustis. Carter’s Ace Hardware of North Eustis will be located between Publix at Woodland Center and the Countryside Diner.

May 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced progress in supplying infant formula during the current shortage, stating millions of cans of additional infant formula will be available in the coming months.

Thursday, May 26, a Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for The Joint Chiropractic will kick off at 9:30 a.m.

How many employees have wished for a shorter work week, especially when it’s only Tuesday and Friday is nowhere in sight? Though many professionals wish they worked fewer days each week, those same individuals likely aren’t taking advantage of their hard-earned vacation time. 

Mike Lane has been named Eustis director of development services department and is responsible for all activities related to the city’s building, planning, development and comprehensive plan. He has over 30 years of planning and development services experience, 22 years of that spent in the …

Over the past 29 years, Leesburg Dance Centre, Inc. has trained hundreds of Lake County dancers. Guided by owner and teacher Valerie Johnson, the studio offers a safe, supportive and non-competitive environment for dance students of all ages. The Centre’s teachers bring decades of experience…

Skate World, located at 424 N. Palmetto Street in Leesburg, has been at the same location for over 40 years. The building is a half block off of U.S. Highway 441, two blocks from the downtown area. “We provide a safe environment for families to have a great time skating to-gether,” said Scot…

March 24, Elaine Sephton, founder and CEO of Rest & Renew Foundation, was surrounded by her new board and supporters as she signed papers with Mount Dora Community Trust, making her vision become a reality.

Financial Literacy Month is focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Every April, we like to remind you that Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security be…

March 18, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michael Stephens, of Umatilla, to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council. Also appointed were Scott Stryker, of Estero, and Stephanie Wardein, of Babcock Ranch, and reappointed was Sarah Glassner, of Tallahassee. Stephens is senior v…

March 15, Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, issued a statement to commemorate Equal Pay Day. Here’s an excerpt:

Mid-Florida SCORE, part of a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has many free upcoming online programs lined up. The programs are designed to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. 

Karen Riscinto, Broker and Owner of Florida Lifestyle Realty, announces the opening of her new Mount Dora office at 211 Baker Street, Mount Dora. She has also been recognized as a top three real estate agent in 2021-22 by RateMyAgent.com. Whether buying or selling, Karen looks forward to wor…

Mount Dora-based Dr. Luis Torres has been selected to represent Cigna in the CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE) fellowship – working alongside 200-plus fellows representing more than 100 of the world’s leading companies and business organizations to address racial injustice at national, s…

Your online personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from it. Most people can conduct their Social Security business online with their account without contacting Social Security, whe…

Mid-Florida SCORE, part of a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has free upcoming online programs lined up for March. The programs are designed to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. 

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Salley Clare (Pagenkemper) Baumann was born October 22, 1946, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Arthur and Doris (Braun) Pagenkemper. Sallye Baumann died on December 7, 2021, at the age of 75 in Tavares, Florida.

Editor’s note: David Dunn-Rankin, who many readers know through his weekly column, is CEO of this newspaper’s parent company and the son of Betty Dunn-Rankin. The following originally ran in the Venice Gondolier. 

Loving caretaker and father, William Robert “Bob” Friedman, 78 of D’Iberville, MS, passed away on November 5th, 2021, in his home.

Frances “Patsy” Teuton, age 79, passed away September 22, 2021, at home with loved ones by her side. Ms. Teuton was born in Jacksonville, FL. on May 2, 1942, to Herbert & Gladys (Evans) Sumner.

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…