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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tavares

FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

Additional help is on the way for people still trying to recover from the damage of Hurricane Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday it will be opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center for residents and business owners…
Thousands of plants available at master gardeners’ sale

Thousands of plants available at master gardeners’ sale

Master gardeners are putting their green thumbs on the line. The Lake County Master Gardeners Plant Sale is scheduled from 8am–noon Saturday at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Visitors can shop more than 3,000 Florida-friendly plants,…
Clover Campaign supports 4-H activities in Lake County

Clover Campaign supports 4-H activities in Lake County

Shoppers in Lake County this month can support an organization that is a longtime favorite of children and young adults. The 4-H Clover Campaign starts Wednesday, Oct. 4, and runs through Oct. 15 at Tractor Supply Co. stores in Eustis,…
All aboard!

All aboard!

Orlando Northwest Railway LLC is the train operator the city of Tavares has approved to replace the former 110-year-old Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine train, which ceased running earlier this year. The Cannonball had been a major draw for train…
Follow the red brick road

Follow the red brick road

A project that will leave Tavares’ Ruby Street paved in ruby-red bricks also is intended to boost downtown’s retail and entertainment businesses. The city’s Ruby Street Stormwater and Beautification project is moving toward an estimated February completion date, spokeswoman Mandy…
Lake County advises residents about storm debris removal

Lake County advises residents about storm debris removal

Lake County crews are facing the task of collecting an estimated 300,000 cubic yards of debris—six times more than the county collected in all of fiscal year 2016—left behind by Hurricane Irma. The Public Works Department is diligently working with…
Submit photos of scenic waterways for Adopt-a-Lake calendar

Submit photos of scenic waterways for Adopt-a-Lake calendar

Lake County waterways are picturesque year-round, and local photographers have the chance to show it by submitting their work for the Adopt-a-Lake 2018 calendar. The calendar is in its ninth year of production. The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is seeking…
Backyard farmers can earn ‘degree’ at Chicken University

Backyard farmers can earn ‘degree’ at Chicken University

Some scholars aspire to Harvard. Others seek out Oxford. In Lake County, residents may pursue the higher education of Chicken University. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering the Chicken University program at 6pm Thursday,…
HydroDrag Nationals on Lake Dora promise high-speed fun

HydroDrag Nationals on Lake Dora promise high-speed fun

The “World’s Fastest Race On Water” is right in our own backyard in Lake County. The Hydro-Turf U.S. HydroDrag Nationals are scheduled from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday on Lake Dora at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby St., Tavares. The…
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