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August 18, 2017

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Free pet adoptions

Free pet adoptions

The public is invited to Lake County Animal Shelter for a “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats” event from 10am-3pm Aug. 5 at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares. In addition to the free pet adoptions, families can also enjoy free hot dogs and popsicles from 11am-2pm. “Summer is a wonderful season for families to consider adopting a pet,” says Brian Sheahan, Lake County’s community safety…
Lake County Senior Expo

Lake County Senior Expo

The third annual Lake County Senior Expo, a free event, is 9am-2pm Aug. 9 at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Highway 19A, Mount Dora. Around 900 people attended last year, and organizer Al Wittnebert expects a larger crowd as the event has grown in popularity. More than 70 vendors and government agencies will be on hand to provide the latest information and resources to benefit seniors…
Art has a huge impact on Lake County

Art has a huge impact on Lake County

The results of a recent study conducted by Americans for the Arts show organizations involved in the arts spent $1 million during fiscal year 2015 and, according to a press release from Lake County government, event-related spending by those attending totaled $8 million. The study further indicated that generated nearly $3.7 million in household income for residents. County Commissioner Wendy Breeden was quoted as saying,…
A new name

A new name

Avalar Real Estate Services is becoming Engel & Völkers, covering Clermont, Windermere, and Leesburg. “I feel Engle and Völkers offers technologically the stability and continual growth of the brand. Most importantly, the integrity and humbles of the Florida franchise team with E&V behind us knows the best is yet to come,” says Lisa Reed, broker/owner. She has been in real estate for 17 years, 12…
Did you know?

Did you know?

On the first Saturday of every month, from 10am-2pm, there is a free gathering of Native American flute players at the Leesburg Center for the Arts. Other musicians bring guitars, dulcimers, and drums for jam sessions. Visitors are encouraged and may find it’s a great way to meet new friends. 429 W. Magnolia St. 352.365.0232. leesburgcenterforthe​arts.com
James Combs’ The Hit List

James Combs’ The Hit List

A Fruitland Park woman called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after spotting a rhesus macaque monkey in her neighborhood. Some people might find that strange. I think the animal is just a chimp off the old block. A brawl broke out inside a local McDonald’s and carried over into the parking lot, landing an 18-year-old Lady Lake woman in jail. Lesson learned: If…
Sprint to the finish

Sprint to the finish

More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, and spectators from around the country are expected to converge in Clermont for the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships. The event is scheduled for Aug. 2-5 on Lake Minneola at Waterfront Park, 101 3rd St. Lake Minneola is the site of many national rowing and triathlon competitions, but this is the first time the USA Canoe/Kayak National Championships will be…
2017 Siemens Technical Scholars

2017 Siemens Technical Scholars

Lake-Sumter State College nursing students Kimberly Ball, Amber Chaney, and Damaris Wells were among 51 exceptional students named 2017 Siemens Technical Scholars by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) and the Siemens Foundation. They each received a $3,500 scholarship to cover their education costs. “The nursing program at Lake-Sumter State College provides high-quality instruction leading to well-prepared nurses, and we are happy that the…
54-40 or Kermit! Tippecanoe and Mickey, too! 

54-40 or Kermit! Tippecanoe and Mickey, too! 

Political candidates that may be a little more to America’s liking. It has become abundantly clear that Americans don’t like their elected officials. Lots of people dislike the current president. Lots of people disliked the last president. And the one before him. And the one before him. You have to go all the way back to 1841 when William Henry Harrison was president. He died…
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