The W.T. Bland Public Library has reopened and will have the following hours in July: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside pickups will continue, as well. Call 352-735-7180, option 5, or email library@CityofMountDora.com with your requests.

July 10 at 11:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s Job Connection Center will host a free hour-long webinar for job seekers. The latest in a series of virtual presentations, it will focus on different types of interviews and provide advice on how to respond to frequently asked q…

In a recent AdventHealth Morning Briefing, Dr. Rachel Humphrey, medical director of AdventHealth for Women’s maternal-fetal medicine program, spoke about the psychological toll that COVID-19 has taken on new moms and soon-to-be moms – as she sees patients with increased levels of anxiety and…

Mount Dora Christian Academy announced the hiring of Coach Mike Kintz as the school’s next head football coach. Kintz comes to MDCA with 17 years of coaching and athletic administration experience most recently from Seminole High School in Sanford, where he served as director of athletics.

Times are turbulent for job-seekers. While unemployment reports have eased from the peaks of late April, we’re still living in an economy where one in ten Americans is searching for work.

According to AdventHealth, one of the best ways we can minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community is to wear face masks in public – and how you wear it makes all the difference. Currently, Orange and Osceola counties are under Emergency Executive Orders requiring the use of face coveri…

In preparation for students’ return to school in the fall, Lake County Schools is offering parents three options for how their children will resume their education: traditional in-school learning, full-time online learning through Lake County Virtual School, or modified-day learning, a combi…

At a national virtual meeting presented by the Community Oncology Alliance, Lucio Gordan, MD, Florida Cancer Specialists Research & Institute president, will lead an educational session on operational and economic issues relating to cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate in the United States. Much about July makes the fourth day of the month the ideal time to celebrate. School is out, the weather is warm and the generally relaxed attitude of summer has typically set in by the first week of July.

Americans have been through some hard times, such as during the Revolutionary War. With Independence Day swiftly approaching, we ourselves are in the middle of a crisis.  COVID-19 is keeping us separated, concerned, and fearful of, and for, neighbors and friends. We are keeping more to ourse…

Backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather. And why wouldn’t they be? Grilling over an open flame when the weather is warm embodies the relaxing spirit of spring and summer, prompting many people to leave their oven ranges behind in favor of charcoal and gas grills.

Grace is a lovable female Black Lab mix. She is approx. 6 years old and came in with an embedded collar. She is a bit shy with new people / situations but is very sweet, loving, and gentle. She is dog friendly and doesn’t seem to mind cats. If interested in meeting Grace, contact our shelter!

Keeku is a 7-year-old female chihuahua weighing 8 pounds. She’s actually from Hawaii, but her family had to give her up after bringing her all the way to Florida. She is an absolute lover but does not get along with other dogs, so she has to be the only pet. She has a new life in Florida and…

We Care of Lake County, an organization supporting the medical needs of the county’s poverty-level adults, is currently in the process of trying to obtain funds to put new awnings on its building. With the current heat index, the building on the east that lost its awning during a past hurric…

Voters have until July 20 to register and/or make party affiliation changes if they plan to vote in the Aug. 18 Primary Election, according to Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays.

For the past few weeks, my husband and I have power walked the steep hills that surround a lake a couple blocks from our home. At first, climbing each hill was an arduous feat, with me huffing and puffing and my husband conquering them like a fifteen-year-old boy.

At 9:30 p.m. on July 3, the City of Eustis will host a fireworks display over Lake Eustis by Four Seasons. Here are a few suggested viewing locations in Eustis:

New hours of operations for the Florida Department of Health in Lake County COVID-19 testing sites will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on a first-come, first-served basis for residents and non-residents, including children. No testing criteria is required.

Family game night is a great way for families to have fun and spend time together. Whether it’s a rainy summer night or a designated device-free evening at home, game night can prove a bonding experience for both parents and children.

Lake County is home to more than 1,400 lakes, ponds and rivers that are critical components of the environment, enhancing quality of life and providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty and habitat for wildlife.

The following story was shared by Ted Luebbers, EAA Chapter 534 P.I.O., who provided a few details about this young flight student who is taking flying lessons at Leesburg International Airport: Sixteen-year-old Emily is from Fruitland Park and a charter member of EAA Chapter 534’s Aviation …

During this time when residents are using personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from COVID-19, Keep Lake Beautiful would like to remind everyone to also protect our environment from PPE litter by properly disposing of these items.

From the City of Mount Dora, Friday, June 26: Two of our employees at the Lincoln Park Pool have tested positive for COVID-19. The Pool is closed and will not reopen until the public safety risk has been eliminated and staffing ratios can return to normal.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their skin and eye health from overexposure to the sun. One of these steps is to d…

On June 12, the Humane Society of Lake County was contacted by a family that had visited the Ponceannah Cemetery in Paisley and found a cat and her five babies living under a portable toilet. They bought food and water for them until HSLC could check on them the following day and gather up t…

Harley is a charming 4 year old male Terrier mix. He has a laid back personality and loves soaking up all the attention he can get! Harley is a super sweet boy with a giant smile to brighten your day. He does well with other dogs and around kids, cats are unknown but we can test. Looking for…

Brownie is a 4-year-old Jack Russell mix weighing 15 pounds. This poor girl had a very rough life before she was rescued. She spent her life on a thick chain and was only let off to hunt rats. This means she has a strong prey drive for any small animals. She cannot go to a home with cats or …

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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…