The Florida Public Relations Association Lake County Chapter will host guest speaker Anthony Morrison, two-time senior social media producer for Good Morning America, in an interactive chat June 16 via Zoom. 

Unemployed people over age 55 who live in Lake and Sumter counties, as well as in Seminole, Marion, Hernando and Pasco counties, can receive free training and help finding job placements at nonprofit organizations, such as museums, libraries, Goodwill, cities and counties.  

Tavares – Lake County’s tax roll is recording another substantial boost this year reports the Lake County Property Appraiser, Carey Baker. The Property Appraiser’s 2021 Best Estimate of Taxable Value for the Lake County General Fund is $26.2 billion; up 7.19% from last year. The Lake County …

 May 28, the Florida “Disaster Preparedness” tax holiday opened, providing a 10-day window for people to purchase materials to prepare for hurricane season without paying sales tax on the items. The tax holiday runs until June 6.

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The community is invited to a “Crazy Plants for Crazy Critters” fundraiser to help raise money for a construction project for rescued birds cared for by Crazy Critters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide non-domestic, non-releasable animals with a safe and permanent home.

In our April 21 article about Stavros and Sons of Eustis, we forgot to mention the sweetest part about the place – Heather Kountanis makes specialty cakes for customers to enjoy. Sometimes themed with a nearby holiday, Kountanis bakes her cakes with lots of love and care. This photo features…

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering two virtual programs to share information on the Ascent Platform, a digital learning platform that uses a modern, e-learning experience specifically targeted for female entrepreneurs who want to grow or scale their existing business. Two pro…

Have you succeeded in your business goals? Do you have stories to share about life as an entrepreneur? If so, consider applying to become a volunteer with Mid-Florida SCORE. 

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The SECO Energy board of trustees elected three officers at its March 29 meeting. President and District 4 trustee Richard Dennison was elected to continue his tenure as board president. District 3 trustee Gerald Anderson, who had previously served as secretary/treasurer, was elected as the …

At its 83rd annual meeting, SECO Energy celebrated “Just Business.” The not-for-profit energy cooperative’s March 25 virtual gathering, called the Annual Meeting of the Membership, was available to members via Facebook live, YouTube and live streaming.

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

Davidson of Dundee is still owned and operated by the Davidson family. As you drive on US Highway 27, just north of the turn-off for Legoland (formerly Cypress Gardens), the signs beckon you to stop in for citrus candy, jelly and marmalade, Florida souvenirs and fresh citrus fruit.

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

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What’s the secret behind a twisted biscuit? Don Wilson, owner of the Twisted Biscuit Diner in Tavares, will tell you it’s that the toppings are baked right into the dough. However, the real secret to this thriving business, which opened in November, lies with Wilson’s determination and dedic…

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Sumter, Marion and Lake counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Sumter, Marion and Lake counties, has several upcoming online pro-grams to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled for January:

Seagull Cottage originated in Maine over 30 years ago. A lovely couple, “Capt. Jim & Elsa Stewart”, have owned and operated several locations very successfully. They started this location at Renninger’s in Mount Dora about 5 years ago.

“We’ve come a long way with soap options today,” Linda Felton, owner of Linda’s Soap Box shares. “Natural homemade soaps can include a combination of ingredients including lemongrass, lavender, vanilla, peppermint and tea tree oil, as well as shea butter, olive oil, honey and goat milk. Popu…

Jewelry becomes part of everyone’s life sooner or later— a wedding band, a watch, earrings or an accent piece — so you’ll want to find a skilled artisan who sells or creates beautiful pieces with their own hands. They repair, clean and adjust items with ease. So whether you’re seeking to pur…

Awnings are one of the practical and attractive additions you can make to your home. They provide form and function, protecting your windows and frequently used outdoor areas from heat, harsh light, weather and debris, and provide a stylish element to the exterior of your home

If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like and have no future in, it’s time to consider changing careers. And there’s no better time. With unemployment at an all-time low, companies are vying for qualified employees to fill shortages. Training for a new career can bring renewed value to your li…

A home is the most significant purchase many people will ever make. Perhaps because of that, many buyers, particularly those purchasing a home for the first time, are understandably nervous about the home-buying process. The decision regarding which home to buy warrants ample consideration, …

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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.

The REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.  is proud to announce our 2019 Million Dollar, Multi-Million Dollar, and Platinum Lease Club members.  They will be honored at the Annual Awards Gala held at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora Mar. 20.

Regal Mobility has helped thousands of people stay mobile by evaluating and matching the right mobility product with each customer. Lisa Holland, General Manager at Regal Mobility says “nothing is more rewarding than hearing the wonderful adventures our customers are able to have because of …

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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…