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  • Wings & Wildflowers Festival gets "Sunsational" award

    Wings & Wildflowers Festival gets "Sunsational" award
    Lake County’s popular Wings & Wildflowers Festival, which is coming up in October, just got some recognition from a statewide trade association for being “Sunsational.” The annual festival held at Leesburg’s Venetian Gardens...
  • Victoria Cowen vying to become third Miss America from Florida

    Victoria Cowen vying to become third Miss America from Florida
    After controversy over a tabulating error in the 2014 Miss Florida competition, Victoria Cowen will vie to become the third Miss Florida to be crowned Miss America. Cowen was named Miss Florida in late June after Leesburg resident Elizabeth Fechtel...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Clermont Art Festival seeking artists and musical entertainers

    The Clermont Downtown Partnership is accepting applicants for its eighth annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival on Nov. 1 and 2. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded in five categories. Best in Show will receive $750. Juried works will include five...
  • Most city residents staring at higher taxes

    Most residents in 13 of Lake County's 14 cities will have to shell out more in taxes for the coming year — some a lot higher — if elected officials get their way. The increases come partly because the value of property has gone up in every...
  • Essence of series: Essential oils have many uses

    The W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora will host a three-part series on essential oils taught by Stephanie Clunn. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. The oils also...
  • Leesburg commissioners vote to keep Fire Department

    Leesburg commissioners vote to keep Fire Department
    Leesburg city commissioners on Monday unanimously voted to keep their Fire Department rather than disbanding it and contracting with Lake County to provide service. Good? Bad? The answer remains to be seen. Leesburg in March asked the county to...
  • Leesburg Lightning lead Florida Collegiate Summer League in attendance

    Leesburg Lightning lead Florida Collegiate Summer League in attendance
    LEESBURG — The Leesburg Lightning finished the season at 18-17 in third place in the six-team Florida Collegiate Summer League. But the Lightning once again were tops in attendance, playing before a loyal following at Pat Thomas Stadium/Buddy Lowe...
  • Find school zones, bus routes online

    A new online portal provides a one-stop information center for Lake County school bus routes and school zones. To find a student's school zone and if they are eligible for free transportation and bus schedule, visit lake.k12.fl.us/busroutes. School...
  • Nominate deserving alumni of LSSC for award

    Know someone who went to Lake-Sumter State College, formerly Lake-Sumter Community College, who is deserving of special recognition? LSSC is accepting nominations through Aug. 22 for the third annual Distinguished Alumni and LSSC Hall of Fame Awards....
  • Quit Smoking Now classes coming up in Leesburg

    A free class is starting up during the last week of August for those smokers who are interested in quitting the habit. The Quit Smoking Now program sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Lake County begins on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and runs...