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Chris Gerbasi

Chris Gerbasi has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and copy editing for newspapers and magazines throughout Michigan and Florida, and covering everything from city hall to spring training.
Kids can make fish prints at museum’s gyotaku workshop

Kids can make fish prints at museum’s gyotaku workshop

Future Picassos can have fun and also learn about art during the Gyotaku Workshop for Kids. The event, for children ages 5-10, is scheduled from 11am-noon Saturday, July 22, at Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 E. 4th Ave. Gyotaku is a form of “nature printing” that began in the 1800s in Japan. Fishermen recorded the fish they caught by covering the fish in ink and then…
Before I Die…

Before I Die…

Life is short, so an art project in Eustis is inspiring people to take charge of their dreams—now. Think of it as a bucket list scribbled on a wall. Except it’s not just your bucket list—it’s a list for the whole community. Actually, for the whole world. The city of Eustis has joined a global art movement by displaying the “Before I Die…” Wall, a…
Leesburg offering free laptops, computers to nonprofits

Leesburg offering free laptops, computers to nonprofits

The city of Leesburg is offering a limited number of surplus desktop computers and laptops for donation to local nonprofit organizations. Most computers come with a keyboard and a mouse but do not include a monitor. Donations are available to Leesburg-based nonprofit groups incorporated in Florida, according to a news release. Applications are at the city manager’s office on the third floor of City Hall,…
Part of Johns Lake Road to close

Part of Johns Lake Road to close

A portion of Johns Lake Road in the Clermont area will be closed to through traffic from Monday, June 5, until the first week of October, according to a Lake County news release.  The road closure, part of the Johns Lake Road widening project, is necessary to accommodate roadwork extending from Lost Lake Elementary School to Hancock Road. This portion of Johns Lake Road will…
Lake offices closed for holiday

Lake offices closed for holiday

All offices of the Lake County commissioners, clerk, property appraiser, supervisor of elections, and tax collector will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Lake County Animal Shelter, the Lake County Extension Center and Discovery Gardens, and all 15 Lake County libraries also will be closed for the holiday. LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will not operate on Memorial Day. Lake County Connection,…
Victory Pointe groundbreaking set in downtown Clermont

Victory Pointe groundbreaking set in downtown Clermont

The city of Clermont is ready to move forward with the linchpin of its waterfront master plan. The groundbreaking for Victory Pointe is scheduled for 10am June 14 on Victory Way beside the Clermont Historic Village, 490 West Ave. Victory Pointe (shown in artist’s rendering) is an estimated $8.6 million stormwater management site combined with an ecological public park and event space. It is part…
Clermont hosts NAIA women’s softball World Series

Clermont hosts NAIA women’s softball World Series

Softball fans are in for a treat as the weeklong NAIA Women’s College Softball World Series comes to Legends Way Ballfields in Clermont. A free kickoff event to welcome the 10 teams competing for the NAIA championship is scheduled from 5:30-8:30pm Thursday at Waterfront Park, 100 3rd St., Clermont. The event will include food trucks, a live concert by country music artist Patrick Gibson, and…
Clermont police warn public about possible flasher

Clermont police warn public about possible flasher

Clermont police are investigating allegations of a man exposing himself to patrons of the Target store at 2660 E. Highway 50. A female customer told Target employees Monday, May 15, that a man had exposed himself to her in the parking lot as he sat in his vehicle, a police news release states. Target sent out correspondence to their employees to make them aware of the…
Camp Villages sign-up begins

Camp Villages sign-up begins

Residents of The Villages and their grandchildren can start preparing for the 17th edition of Camp Villages, the intergenerational summer program. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 23, for the camp that runs for nine weeks from June 12-Aug. 11, according to The Villages district website. More than 4,000 children are expected to participate in the camp’s 80-plus activities, which include sports, scrapbooking, gardening, kite-making,…
Leesburg is ‘open for business’

Leesburg is ‘open for business’

The city of Leesburg plans to educate local business owners about how to do business with local government and vie for government purchases with an upcoming workshop. Leesburg’s Procurement Division invites businesses to the free Gov-2-Biz workshop from 9-11am June 29. Registration is required as space is limited. Reserve a spot by visiting www.leesburgflorida.gov/purchasing and selecting the registration link, or send an email to purch@leesburgflorida.gov.…
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