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 for October:

Charter Communications recently announced a relaunch of its Remote Education Offer, providing free Spectrum Internet – with speeds up to 200 Mbps — and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 graders, college students and/or educators.

The Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, along with city and state officials, gathered at the Eustis Historical Society on Sept. 17. in celebration of Constitution Day.

Through Oct. 31, East Lake County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 12th annual Pumpkin Patch, located at 24214 Sorrento Avenue (formerly SR 46), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. This year features pumpkin shopping, Saturday Storytime at noon each Saturday and more photo opportunities than ever.

This Saturday, Sept. 26, a plant sale benefiting Emily’s Eden, a unique community food garden, will feature hundreds of plants, including crotons, bromeliads, succulents, ferns, native Florida shrubs, butterfly attractors, vegetable starts and indoor plants in decorative pots, and even some …

Baker is a 2.5-year-old Lab mix weighing approximately 25 pounds. He was found wandering the streets and rescued by a good Samaritan. According to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, “He is the most unique looking boy, he has a large overbite (which makes him look mean, but he is the sweetest guy)…

Solar United Neighbors of Florida, a nonprofit and vendor-neutral organization, is hosting a Solar Co-op in Lake and Sumter counties to help residents learn about rooftop solar and contract with a selected vendor as a group for discounted prices.  

Eustis Elks Lodge 1578 will welcome the 2020 Brotherhood Ride Oct. 4, serving the riders dinner and social time with members. Brotherhood ride has approximately 55 riders, according to the Eustis Elks Lodge, and they provide emotional and financial support to the families of firefighters, fi…

Captain is a happy and friendly 2 year old male, Terrier mix. He is very dog friendly and loves to play and socialize (and his little freckled nose is the cutest!). Captain is ready to bond with his furever person or people and is available to adopt at our shelter.

Social events are in short supply these days, but maintaining a social network is still essential – especially as millions of Americans are looking for work. Who you know is a large part of the job search, so it’s not a stretch to say that networking can be the single most important skill in…

The City of Mount Dora has Charter Referendum questions on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. The city has provided information about the referendum, as well as voting options for each question, for residents to review prior to voting.

Speed networking meets business expo when Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce hosts its fifth annual business event Oct. 15, 1–4 p.m. Attendees can gain business referrals and connect with businesses during the event. The in-person expo will be at the Water Oak Recreation Center, 106 Evergreen Lan…

The Golden Triangle Moose Lodge #874 and WOTM Chapter #1389 celebrated first responders during a lunchtime program Sept. 6. Invitees included local EMTs and Florida National Guard, as well as Lake County Sheriff and Eustis police and fire departments. The Eustis Moose Lodge also introduced t…

The FPRA Lake County Chapter is offering a virtual luncheon to help PR professionals manage ongoing anxiety and fear during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event’s special guest speaker is Candace Huber, MPH, BSN, RN, director of CREATION Life for Community at AdventHealth Waterman. This free eve…

Elena is a beautiful 2 year old Terrier mix. She has a playful and fun personality. She likes to be the center of attention and does well with other dogs and kids (cats unknown, we can test). Elena is ready to meet you at our shelter and will make a great companion!

Due to current social distancing guidelines and limits on gatherings, Keep Lake Beautiful, the Lake County affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has created a self-directed clean-up program for individual volunteers and small volunteer groups.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Mount Dora Police Department and One Blood are hosting a blood drive at the police department, located at 1300 North Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. During the drive, OneBlood will also check blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count and do a cholesterol scree…

Flooding is a natural disaster that often strikes with little, if any, warning. The environmental awareness site Natural Rivers states that floods are the most common natural hazard in North America in terms of number of lives lost and property damage. Floods can occur day or night and any t…

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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…