Woof! Sadie Mae and Walter here. So happy to be back! We are so excited about playing dress up with our furmom. She wants all canine critters to be safe, so here are some tricks for you (pun intended). 

The family-friendly Eustis Fall Festival returns Oct. 23 with autumn fun for all, 3–7 p.m. at Ferran Park, 250 Ferran Park Drive, in downtown Eustis. 

Never been to Maine but always dreamed of feasting on Maine lobster and a delicious bowl of New England clam chowder? No need to pack your bags. Just visit Let’s Do…A Maine Lobster Roll on N. Donnelly Street in downtown Mount Dora.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in October, the Bertha Hereford Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomed Debbie Cook to their business meeting on Oct. 8, to present her program “Surviving Domestic Violence.” 

The witches are swinging. The skeletons are having a party. Keith Whitmore and Kim Oliver have gone over the top this year for their Halloween decorations at 323 East Ridge Circle in Eustis. Photos by Ann Yager. 

Turner is a fan favorite at just 2 years old is everyone’s sweetheart! He is a lovable Terrier mix who does well with other dogs and all people (maybe cats too, we can test). Turner tested positive for heartworm and is receiving full treatment from our shelter (at no cost to his adopter). Co…

On Oct. 9, 100 adventurous individuals, including 87-year-old veteran Freddy Vocatura and veteran Patrick McElrath, who uses a wheelchair, parachuted into Lake Dora in an impressive aerial display. 

Public hearings for proposed map redistricting will be held by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners next month. State law requires that each county examines the need for redistricting after each 10-year census to divide the county into contiguous territory as nearly equal in populat…

Oct. 6, Lake County launched a new website with a goal of providing residents a more streamlined, user-friendly experience, including improved mobile capabilities, according to a recent news release. 

The city of Tavares will be hopping Oct. 16, when its third annual Rocktoberfest takes over Wooton Park with a Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In in the morning and events and activities throughout the day. The free, family-friendly event features live rock music, seaplane competitions, food and…

After a year’s hiatus brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pig on the Pond Community Festival, presented by Advent Health and the City of Clermont, returns Oct. 15–17 to Waterfront Park, located at 330 3rd Street in Clermont.

The seventh annual Experience Lady Lake Expo and Car Show is just around the corner. Nov. 17, all are invited to meet and support local business owners, including those representing health and wellness, insurance, financial, travel, home improvement and other companies. 

Residents of Lake County can now report potholes, street flooding, sign damage and other concerns related to road conditions through the Road Reporter app.

Every town seems to have its local favorite pizzeria. If you happen to be in Mount Dora, then PizzAmoré could very well be the place for you. Located in an historical 1929 cottage off East 5th Avenue, it is operated by restaurateur Leigh Love and executive chef Jesse Thomas.

According to an Oct. 7 news release, AdventHealth’s COVID-19 patient census continued to drop, to about 330 patients hospitalized across its hospitals in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Polk, Volusia and Flagler counties.

For many who live in and around Clermont, Minneola and the rest of south Lake County, as well as those who traverse U.S. 27, the Citrus Tower is a given. After all, it would be next to impossible to miss seeing a structure that pierces 226 feet into the sky from one of the highest points in …

Scientists analyzed more than 31 million iNaturalist records in a new study to find out who most often uses the popular nature app and what types of observations they submit. iNaturalist allows anyone with a phone or camera and an Internet connection to upload and identify photos of plants a…

Darryl is the SWEETEST 4 year old male cat. He adores receiving attention and will let you know by lifting one paw to beg for more pets. He is a kneading machine and is a total lover-boy. Darryl can’t wait to be your faithful. 

It’s almost time for Lake Idamere Park in Tavares to transform into a forest filled with magical 17th-century attractions, from jousters to jesters, majesty and maidens, fire breathers and fairies, when the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire returns Nov. 6–7 and Nov. 13–14.

Since 1964, Oct. 15 has been known as National White Cane Safety Day, or Blind Americans Equality Day. New Vision for Independence, which has been helping people in Lake, Sumter and The Villages overcome vision loss since 2005, is offering special programs in recognition of the day.

Lake County Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Lake are offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to district employees, community members and eligible students at middle schools across the county this week, according to a Lake County Schools news release.

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Frances “Patsy” Teuton, age 79, passed away September 22, 2021, at home with loved ones by her side. Ms. Teuton was born in Jacksonville, FL. on May 2, 1942, to Herbert & Gladys (Evans) Sumner.

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…