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…

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 special childre…

If you participate in Florida Prepaid College Plans, you may be due a refund. In January, the Florida Prepaid College Board announced lowered Prepaid Plan prices for certain customers, made possible thanks to successive years of lower-than-anticipated tuition and fee increases.

Until further notice, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) offers free COVID-19 testing at one location: DOH-Lake Clermont WIC, located at 560 W. DeSoto Street in Clermont. No testing criteria is required, and appointments are not necessary.

Thursday, Sept. 17, marks the 283rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. As part of the annual celebration of “Bells Across America,” the Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will join with others across the nation to ring a bell…

I recently drove to my cousin’s house on a road I used to live on for decades. In my teen years, I grew up on that road. I raised children on that road. I started my walk with God on that road.

The Mount Dora City Council, City Manager and department heads have been working on the city’s budget for the last several months. Discussions will continue at two meetings scheduled Sept. 10 at 4:45 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Ava is a 9-month-old bulldog mix weighing approximately 26 pounds. According to A For-ever Home Animal Rescue, “This little girl is so happy, friendly and lovable. They should call her Wiggles because whenever she sees anyone, she wags her tail and wiggles her butt so much that her whole bod…

At last week’s AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Tim Hendrix, medical director at AdventHealth Centra Care, urged residents to be prepared for the dual threat of influenza and COVID-19 during this year’s flu season.

Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m., a regular board of directors meeting will be held at Lake Technical College. The session will take place in the college’s Tech Dining Room and online, pursuant to government executive orders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to limit …

Lake County continues to accept applications for relief programs funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. CARES funding has been allocated to assist in-dividuals and families with past due rental, mort-gage and utility assistance of up to $3,000 per household.

Umatilla and Eustis area children ages 4 and older are invited to participate in a free twirling lesson Sept. 17 inside Umatilla ACE Hardware Lumber Yard from 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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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…