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Lake Apopka

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  • Obama carved a “V” for victory in Orange County

     
    President Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
  • HD 45: Bracy advances

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In the House District 45 primary, Democratic voters tapped Randolph Bracy III, 35, a charter-school employee and son of Randolph Bracy Jr., the well-known senior pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando and former chair of...
  • Report: Men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators

    Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
  • Help count birds, butterflies in Lake County

     
    From Kelly LaFollette with Lake County: The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will conduct a bird and butterfly survey on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, off County Road 455 in south Lake. Naturalists of all abilities...
  • Florida gears up to fight new federal rules on water pollution

    Florida gears up to fight new federal rules on water pollution
    Ladies and gentleman, we have clean water in Florida. Don't let any environmentalist tell you otherwise. It is clean; it smells good; it looks good. — Barney Bishop, president of Associated Industries of Florida Barney needs to get out of his...
  • Orlando Philharmonic gives outdoor concert in Winter Garden

     
    If you missed the Orlando Philharmonic's recent outdoor concert in Winter Park's Central Park, there's a chance to experience a similar concert on the other side of Orange County: The Winter Garden Rotary is presenting Evening at the Pops featuring the...
  • Zellwood Corn Festival

    Zellwood Corn Festival
    Central Florida may not have the lock on sweet-corn production it once did, but for more than three decades Zellwood has rallied to celebrate our agricultural history. In the early '70s, the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival was created by the Northwest Orange...
  • Christmas bird tally: 163

     
    Colleague Kevin Spear brings us up-to-date on the annual Christmas bird count at Lake Apopka: This year's count was on the low side, with 163 species identified. Read Kevin's story and view a gallery of pictures....
  • Frogs’ fatal forays

     
    It's a sad photo: A frog flattened on Binion Road near Lake Apopka. But even worse, the frog wasn't alone in its fate. According to a nearby resident, late Monday night “they were just hopping everywhere. There were tons of them.” Hundreds,...
  • Horse trails: There are plenty of options in Florida

     
    The weather has been about picture-postcard perfect this week in Central Florida — at least today — which makes even a city slicker (moi) consider the notion of horseback riding as a fun Florida diversion. It was good timing, then, that I...
  • Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida

    Mobile-home owners brace for tornado season in Central Florida
    The year Mary Sopher's mobile home was built, Woodstock rocked the world, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and President Richard Nixon inherited the war in Vietnam. Forty years later, Sopher's simple, well-kept structure at Lake Dora Park in Tavares...