| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:00 AM
From dive-bar casual to Margaritaville wannabes to simply sophisticated, the dining options on Central Florida's waterways include a myriad of choices.
We set out in search of eats along the St. Johns River from Astor to Sanford, the scenic Intracoastal...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The Marion County Public Library system will present its third "Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo" for parents and caregivers of infants to age 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the library's headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:54 PM
W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora will present Reading Romance Expo, which will celebrate Florida romance authors and their books, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the library, 1995 N. Donnelly St.
Contemporary, historical, inspirational,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines.
The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:44 AM
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.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Ken Austin, founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, will present his exhibit "Big Women," which opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave.
Austin's exhibit focuses on a series of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse announces
Auditions by Appointment for the classic comedy,
Arsenic and Old Lace
Monday & Tuesday, July 21 & 22: 7 pm – 9:30 pm
[Mount Dora, FL] The IceHouse will hold auditions for the classic comedy,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Seminole County voters' approval of a penny sales-tax hike that starts Jan. 1 is good news for the county's trails system. The tax can be used to build new trails, and several plans are in the works. Here's a summary from Seminole public-works official...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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.
| May 2, 2014
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...