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  • On the road to the White House -- Old Winter Garden and the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont

    On the road to the White House -- Old Winter Garden and the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont
    It has been a roadside attraction in Clermont for 50 years, about a decade longer than Mickey Mouse has been in the neighborhood. Yet somehow, I had never made the pilgrimage to the Presidents Hall of Fame, the "educational wonderland" that celebrates...
  • Challenged young adults are footloose and free for a chance to dance

    Everything hung in the balance. Whatever he decided in that moment could have far-reaching consequences. But time had run out. He'd run through the permutations in his mind countless times. Enough. Make a decision. Choose. So Christian Walker ran his...
  • Clermont dealer is going 'green'

    Clermont dealer is going 'green'
    CLERMONT — Automakers have been climbing aboard the "green" bandwagon for years, with low-emission, high-mileage vehicles that appeal not only to customers looking to save fuel, but to buyers eager to participate in what's perceived to be an...
  • State has oversight of mobile mechanics

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the apparently growing trend of mobile mechanics — I say "apparently" because no one can keep track of how many there are. Buy a set of tools, post an ad on the website Craigslist.com — on the Orlando...
  • 'Clunkers' only a short-term fix

    ' Cash for Clunkers" is dead. Now what? "Back to business as usual, I guess," said Jason Tulchinsky, general sales manager for Ford of Clermont. "Whatever that means." "Business as usual," as you know, wasn't all that good before the program kicked off...
  • Work-force housing making a comeback

    A few years ago as home prices frothed over the top of the bubble, cities and counties spent a lot of time looking at ways to provide affordable housing to teachers, firefighters, nurses and service industry workers who were priced out of living near...
  • Clermont woman steps up to fill big shoes to make sure foster kids have Christmas

    Superwoman did it all by her lonesome. Nearly 300 kids in foster care in Lake and Sumter counties had Christmas because of Karen Stover. Karen, a foster mother for more than 200 children since 1985, used to start in January — just as she...
  • Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle

    Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle
    Harry Nickell was riding his bicycle Sunday morning on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 27 near the Lakeridge Winery when a car traveling in the same direction wandered off the road and slammed into him from behind. In a blink, Lake County's unofficial...
  • Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?

    Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?
    Q: Can I roll my 457 plan — a non-qualified, deferred-compensation plan — from the city of Orlando into an individual retirement account? I receive Social Security and two pensions. My 457 is in a stable-value fund, and I don't like risk. Is...
  • Heir will have to pay income tax on mom's IRA

    Q: I just received $84,000 inheritance from my mother's estate. About $4,000 came from her IRA. How much in taxes am I going to owe on this money? — C.H. Altamonte Springs A: Proceeds from inheritance are generally not subject to tax; however, it's...
  • The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score

    The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score
    I first saw Justin Horton last May during the opening week of spring football practice. I thought he was special then. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound linebacker from Clermont East Ridge, however, has made even bigger strides since that day. Back then he...