| Nov 16, 2011
When politicians wanted to trick the public in years past, they were quite artful about it. Sometimes, they were so clever that one could only sit back and admire.
Locally, the master of selling sand to the Saudis was that sly character, the late Steve...
| Nov 25, 2011
Put your feet up. You deserve it after a rough day of shopping.
Here at Column World, we're going to get you comfortably caught up on past goings-on in Lake County whilst you sip your favorite beverage.
Homeless man's friend
Remember Marlene Homeyer,...
| Sep 30, 2011
Earlier this week, Leesburg city commissioners decided to pay a consultant to help create and market an energy and aerospace park on property the city owns at Florida's Turnpike and County Road 470.
Commissioners originally were asked to give Tennessee...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Two Lake County commissioners, in a rare move, chastised one of their colleagues during a public meeting this week, and it was deserved.
Unfortunately, County Commissioner Sean Parks, the subject of the discipline, doesn't understand that he has not...
| Feb 19, 2012
Lake-Sumter Community College has been thoroughly spanked.
Two years ago, the college refused to admit as a dual-enrollment student a then-12-year-old Center Hill girl who was more than academically qualified to study at the two-year community college....
| Oct 13, 2010
The lies are starting to work.
A multimillion-dollar campaign financed by developers, builders, land speculators and others who stand to make fortunes from over-development is starting to convince Floridians that Amendment 4 will bring on Armageddon....
| May 4, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Mount Dora quarterback Vegas Harley's athletic skills were on display for all to see last football season. His arm and his feet accounted for almost 3,100 yards of offense and 29 touchdowns — 1,261 passing yards and 14 TDs and 1,837 rushing yards...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:41 AM
Go along on a 22-mile bicycle ride on the West Orange Trail from the Lake County line to Welch Road in Apopka in a two-minute time-lapse video.
Cyclists, runners, skaters, families, and dog-walkers are among the many people you will encounter any day...
| Oct 3, 2010
In September, Postcards from Florida celebrated its first anniversary.
No gifts, please, although a GPS would be really terrific.
To celebrate the milestone, today's column will look back at some of the terrific spots that we've visited together in...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Lake County's Montverde Academy kicks off the 2011-2012 school year with the debut of the brand new National Tennis Academy complex, located across the street from the renowned international boarding school. The academy has partnered with...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:12 AM
By Martin E. Comas
For the past month or so, residents at Lake County’s Deer Island have enjoyed watching some new visitors swimming in their neighborhood’s lake: A paddling of black-bellied whistling ducks.