| Apr 8, 2014
County Commissioner Leslie Campione calls it "a beautiful and vital asset to nature lovers, runners and athletes alike."
She recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new phase of the Lake Apopka Loop Trail, a 6.3-mile segment on the Lake-Orange...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Apopka, which was among the first cities in Florida to convert city vehicles to natural-gas power, will spend more than $1 million to expand a depot that may offer the cleaner fuel to the public.
The city's investment in compressed natural gas comes...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The Clermont Downtown Partnership will have its eighth annual "Downtown Clermont Got Kidz?" celebration and sidewalk chalk-art contest along West Montrose Street.
The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12. The event, presented by Clermont Downtown...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A bipartisan proposal to restore Florida's natural springs has been advancing through the state Senate during this year's legislative session. But it hasn't left the dock in the House.
The House version of the Senate bill hasn't even been vetted yet...
| Nov 20, 2013
Help Zimmerman cope
The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
The low growl, grunt and bark of alligators call out in the morning.
Home of alligators, herons, ospreys, egrets and eagles, Lake Apopka is Florida's fourth-largest lake.
The natural beauty belies the sad story of the lake. Once anglers visited, hoping...
| Feb 17, 2008
Roberto and Cyndi Carrion designed their Montverde home to be a journey of sights and sounds: shimmering lake views, rough cypress ceilings, soothing water features and meditative silence.
They built it to be strong and practical, with energy-efficient...
| Nov 11, 2007
Roberto Carrion is expecting visitors to his new Lake County home early next year.
In fact, he's expecting not one, not two, but thousands, even before he has had a chance to settle in.
Although the three-level, lakefront home will be completed in mid-...
| Mar 9, 2008
What's most remarkable about Roberto and Cyndi Carrion's new pool in Montverde isn't its party-friendly design or even its eye-catching view of Lake Apopka — although those are noteworthy features. It's that the pool manages to be environmentally...
| Mar 9, 2008
This is the stuff that swimming-pool dreams are made of.
It has a vanishing edge that seems to disappear into Lake Apopka and a water level that gives the impression that it's even with the Turkish travertine deck. And it's lined with one-inch pieces...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 5:14 PM
Delilah, an 18-foot-long, 400-plus-pound Burmese python who had enjoyed a swell existence in an Apopka-area backyard feeding on rabbits, has a new home -- for now.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials removed the Burmese python...