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Lake Apopka

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  • 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...
  • How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive

    How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive
    Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4? Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people

    Alligators' 'ferocious' immune system could lead to new medicines for people
    The alligator's massive jaws and powerful tail mark it as a relic of the dinosaur age, a primitive creature that would appear to have little in common with humans. Yet scientists are studying aspects of alligator biology that could lead to new medical...