Thirty-five Lake County Schools students earned the AP Capstone Diploma™ during the 2020–2021 school year. The program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration and presentation skills that are critical to academic success, according to a recent news release from t…

Wandering is a common complaint among pet parents. The urge to wander is inherent to many animals. Cats, dogs and animals in the wild naturally wander to claim new territory, find greater comfort and even seek out mates. However, companion animals that wander can land themselves in hot water…

Camping is an opportunity for individuals of all ages to venture into the great outdoors. Camping can be an immersive outdoor activity that includes hiking, cooking and sightseeing, all in a single, memorable trip. 

The Florida Public Relations Association Lake County Chapter invites marketing and communications professionals to learn about how the iOS 14.5 update and its changes to user permissions could impact their outreach efforts.

National Preparedness Month and Florida Preparedness Month are observed every September to help people be aware of and prepare for natural and man-made hazards. Are you ready?

Author Vivian Owens will speak on African American history in Mount Dora on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center at 803 Florida Avenue in Mount Dora. Vivian Owens wrote “The Mount Dorans: African American History Notes of a Florida Town.” 

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union, United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties will continue to support early learning centers participating in its Master Teacher program with engaging, age-appropriate educational materials for students. 

“Intentional Parenting: Ten ways to be an exceptional parent in a quick fix world” is the focus of a new parenting class at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora. The program is designed for new parents, parents of children, and parents of teenagers.  

We take pride in having provided vital benefits and services to this great nation for 86 years. America has a diverse population with a variety of needs. To meet those diverse needs, we’ve created web pages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs a…

Prince and Lil Bit are bonded Chihuahua brothers. Prince is a tan and white 7-year-old weighing 8 pounds. His brother, Lil Bit, is a tri-colored 6-year-old weighing 9 pounds. They were together since Lil Bit was a puppy, so they are totally dependent on each other, according to A Forever Hom…

Smithsonian magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day is Sept. 18, and on that day many museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. 

Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of the day terrorists attacked the United States via domestic airplanes that they’d hijacked, leading to the deaths of some 3,000 individuals in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, Sept. 18, volunteers are needed for the Central Florida Aquatic cleanup day on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Work will be on the lakefront, Dora Canal and area lakes, and volunteers who have boats will travel the Harris Chain, picking up trash and debris. Volunteers in cars and on foo…

Readers of Triangle News Leader, Clermont News Leader and Sumter News Sun share where they were when they first learned about the Sept. 11 attacks. 

I normally write an article celebrating this week in our American history; however, history is nothing if not personal. As a Daughter of the American Revolution, I take great pride in the sacrifices my patriot ancestors made so that I could enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O…

Tavares Police Detective Paul Harvey enjoyed kicking back with the awesome kids at Tavares Elementary School for a few days last week. “Usually, he spends his time shut behind office doors at the department, but we saw him doing wheelies and drifting around some corners today at Tavares Elem…

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Lemon and Mary Streets in Eustis, is happy to announce the arrival of their new rector, Fr. Matthew Perreault. He and his wife, Linzie, have just moved to the area from Calgary, Canada and are anxious to become integrated into the communi…

Peggy Crouch, who lives on a little lake in the Eustis area, sent in a couple fun photos of her neighbors – a dancing sandhill crane and a pair of black-bellied whistling ducks with their young. We couldn’t decide which photo to include this week, so decided to use them both! 

Molly is an adorable 2 year old Terrier mix. She has a friendly and fun loving personality. Molly does great with kids and other dogs (cats unknown but we can test). She loves to play and is always down for a good cuddle session. Interested in meeting Molly? Stop by our shelter!

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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…