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  • 'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares

    'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares
    TAVARES — People collecting school supplies or food for the "Red for Ed" initiative of the Educational Foundation of Lake County in partnership with THAT! Company can drop off donations from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday along Ruby Street downtown. It's...
  • Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)

    Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because all Lake elementary schools adding time to schedule)
    The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said. That is because the district -- already adding to the school day at all its elementary schools --...
  • UM football players 'at home' leading children through drills at camp

    UM football players 'at home' leading children through drills at camp
    MIAMI GARDENS - Calvin Heurtelou stood out during the wave drill. With a kid on his left and right, the 6-foot-3 Miami defensive lineman took quick, choppy steps forward and backward while following the football controlled by teammate Anthony Chickillo....
  • Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida

    Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida
    If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire. In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
  • Spring football games schedule and results

    Spring football games schedule and results
    Thursday, May 15 Foundation 28, Orangewood Christian 7 Lake Minneola 28, Lecanto 0 Oak Ridge at Lake Nona, canceled (weather) Friday, May 16 Naples St. John Neumann 34, Master’s Academy 0 Mount Dora Bible 34, Legacy Charter 14 Chiefland 28,...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida. The 20-year-old...
  • Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'

    Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'
    It's been about 14 years since the 2000 Presidential election -- back in DUH-day -- when Florida bcame infamous for polling problems and the butt of jokes. Guess not much has changed since then, as it looks like we still have voting issues. The Miss...
  • 16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball

    16 FSU players find a home for summer baseball
    FSU’s 2014 season came to an abrupt end after going 0-2 in the Tallahassee Regional of the NCAA baseball tournament. Now returning Seminoles players are planning their summers. The Seminoles will have 16 underclassmen participating in various...
  • Sports Buzz: Can UCF's success help land more local football recruits?

    Sports Buzz: Can UCF's success help land more local football recruits?
    As was evidenced by the recent NFL Draft, the stock of local football talent is on the rise and UCF could certainly benefit from landing more hometown stars like the quarterback they snagged back in 2010 by the name of Blake Bortles. The former Oviedo...
  • Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget

     Central Florida cultural groups see $5 million from state budget
    When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget. The...
  • TFA's Garrett Williams commits to Clemson over FSU, Auburn and Stanford | Video

    TFA's Garrett Williams commits to Clemson over FSU, Auburn and Stanford | Video
    Orlando First Academy tight end Garrett Williams committed to Clemson on Monday during a speakerphone conversation with Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney. His family and friends gathered at the TFA athletic department office to watch Williams...