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  • Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden

     Crealde School's 'Last Harvest' exhibit in Winter Garden
    WHAT: The Crealde School of Art's "Lake Harvest" exhibit is on view for the first time in Winter Garden. Through photos, "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka" documents the lives of those who...
  • Crealdé School of Art 2014-15 season

     Crealdé School of Art 2014-15 season
    The Crealdé School of Art moves into its 40th year with a full slate of professional and student artist exhibitions, old favorites such as the annual holiday sale and special exhibits saluting the school's anniversary, Lake Apopka farmworkers and the...
  • Apopka eyes major new residential project

    Apopka eyes major new residential project
    Avian Pointe, a new residential community proposed for Apopka's west side, was drafted with the city's future in mind. The 95-acre project, unveiled to the public this week, would sit near State Road 429 just two miles from the future site of Florida...
  • Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists

    Central Florida's Green Mountain Scenic Byway thrills cyclists
    Cyclists love the twisty, turny, hilly Green Mountain Scenic Byway, which starts in Oakland as County Road 438 and heads west to Lake County, where it becomes Old Highway 50, then County Road 455. It takes through some of Central Florida's biggest hills,...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • Letters: Zimmerman, water quality, and government

    Help Zimmerman cope The continuing news about George Zimmerman and his run-ins with the law give me pause. When a person is charged with a crime and found not guilty — but remains a target of attention — steps should be taken to help that...
  • Comet was dim, but the sky was beautiful

    Comet was dim, but the sky was beautiful
    The comet Pan-Starrs had been seen in the southern hemisphere and now was now moving to the north.  Predictions said you might be able to see it with the naked eye and NASA said March 12-13 would be the best time because the location would be below a...
  • At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn

    At the end of the pier, a lake is slowly reborn
    The low growl, grunt and bark of alligators call out in the morning. Home of alligators, herons, ospreys, egrets and eagles, Lake Apopka is Florida's fourth-largest lake. The natural beauty belies the sad story of the lake. Once anglers visited, hoping...
  • Lake Apopka Loop Trail: Segment 1

     
    This 4-mile section opened in 2012 and runs northwest along the lake from Magnolia Park in Orange County. It's the black line at lower right on the map is this segment. The first half-mile is paved; the rest runs atop a levee and is crushed limerock...
  • Obama carved a “V” for victory in Orange County

     
    President Barack Obama easily carried Orange County, the key to the I-4 corridor, which was key the swing state of Florida, by carving a powerful “V” for victory out of the county's middle. A Political Pulse look at voting patterns on a map of...
  • Christmas bird tally: 163

     
    Colleague Kevin Spear brings us up-to-date on the annual Christmas bird count at Lake Apopka: This year's count was on the low side, with 163 species identified. Read Kevin's story and view a gallery of pictures....