After the national Experimental Aircraft Association selected EAA Chapter 534 to award a $ 10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship for the third consecutive year, the Leesburg chapter named Squadron 534 aviation youth member Emily Lininger, 17, to be the scholarship recipient.

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. One program, “Sell Online Using eBay,” a free virtual workshop, will be June 2, 7–8 p.m.

Chaplain Jason Low of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has received the Florida Attorney General’s Distinguished Victim Services Award for his work serving as a victim advocate. Two other non-officers also were honored for their efforts in assisting crime victims – Jude Castro, Sarasota Poli…

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County continues to offer COVID-19 immunizations. All Florida residents are now eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.  

VITAS Healthcare is hosting Camp BEAR HUG – Bereavement Education, Affirmation and Resources (BEAR) Helping Understand Grief (HUG)– a free, virtual bereavement program for children ages 5-15 who have experienced loss within the past 12 months. The 2-hour event will include crafts and sharing…

The LPGA’s Symetra Tour returns to Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-In-The-Hills for the second annual Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship May 28–30, and spectators can catch all the action for free.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, air currents can carry pesticides that were applied to nearby properties. That means even people who do not apply pesticides in their lawns and gardens can still be at risk of exposure to these potentially harmful chemicals. People concerned …

May 17, at 4:30 p.m., a regular meeting of Lake Technical College’s board of directors will be held in the school’s Tech dining room. Lake Technical College is located at 2001 Kurt Street in Eustis. Call 352-589-2250 for more information.

Life changed dramatically in 2020. When the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, hundreds of millions of people across the globe were forced to change how they go about their daily lives, including how they exercise.

When Bill Draper noticed Lake County Sheriff’s Office vehicles and officers across the street at his neighbor’s property on a recent Sunday, he understandably wanted to know what was up.

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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.

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May 31, the Eustis Moose #874 veterans group will host a Memorial Day presentation by the Eustis R.O.T.C., along with Pete & Indivisible Band, Randi Paul & Phil & Bill Band at 1:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served after a memorial service, until 4:30 p.m. The community is invited to at…

New rules designed to protect Florida from high-risk, nonnative reptiles came into effect April 29. To help people who have pet green iguanas and tegus come into compliance, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding Tag Your Reptile Days throughout the state, off…

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Deputy is a handsome 3 year old male Hound/Shepherd mix weighing approximately 68 lbs. He is very friendly and will make a great companion. Deputy is good with other dogs, cats, and older kids. He recently completed heartworm treatment. Deputy is ready to find his furever home, consider meet…

On April 22, Lakes and Hills Garden Club of Mount Dora dedicated a Florida Flame maple tree planted in Frank Brown Park. The club gave the tree to Mount Dora in honor of Arbor Day 2021 with the goal of its red and green foliage providing shade and beauty to the park for years to come.

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Reader Natalya Scarboro shared this sweet photo of a sandhill crane couple at their nest in a Lake County lake on April 24. Natalya said they’ve named the crane pair Doty and Mikey, and that she recently saw “an osprey fishing on the lake and Doty did not like it and was flapping her wings i…

Our adventure began on the beautiful Banana River, which is part of the Indian River lagoon. This lagoon is said to be the most diversified estuary in North America. The water is brackish, as there is no current and flows to the Sebastian Inlet.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently announced state park fees for camping/cabin reservations the upcoming summer season, and related utility fees that will increase to $7, effective May 5. All other fees remain unchanged, including entry fees for Florida’s state parks…

The 20th annual Mount Dora Taste & Craft Beer Fest returns May 1 with a craft beer sampling experience featuring more than 20 options, cuisine from 12 local restaurants, live music by guitar virtuoso Alex Ivanov and Blender, and a silent auction. 

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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…