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Lake County (Florida)

Lake County (Florida)
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Top Lake County (Florida) Articles

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  • Bad weather cancels after-school activities

     
    Lake County schools have canceled today’s after-school activities because of severe weather conditions expected to sweep through much of Florida. The Extended Learning Centers will remain open, school officials reported this afternoon. However, they...
  • Matt McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organic elected president of Organic Trade Association

     
    Matt McLean, CEO and Founder of Uncle Matt’s Organic in Lake County, has been elected as president of the Organic Trade Association. McLean has served for the past six years on the board of the Organic Trade Association and was recently re-elected...
  • Water district’s conservation lectures — all bottled up

     
    Kirby Green, the head of the St. Johns Water Management District had a “My Word” piece this morning, urging Floridians to work on their water conservation. Maybe it's just me, but ever since the district gave the Niagara bottled-water...
  • For the wildlife lover in you

     
    Here are a couple of activities for wildlife lovers, courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The annual Birding and Wildlife Festival  will take place Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at the Chinsegut Nature Center, west of...
  • Alligator trappers needed in Lake, Sumter, St. Johns

     
    From Joy Hill with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting applications for trappers of nuisance alligators in Lake, Sumter and St. Johns counties. Trappers are needed in Lake County north of...
  • Three Central Florida tickets share Fantasy 5 jackpot

     
    Someone who bought a ticket in the Lake County community of Sorrento for Sunday night's Fantasy 5 drawing picked the numbers 03, 04, 16, 22 and 26. But that ticket will have to split the jackpot with Quick Picks bought in Ocoee and Kissimmee. The Sorrento...
  • Opera finds second act in Central Florida

     
    Two years ago, opera in Orlando seemed as dead as the leading lady in “Tosca.” But the proverbial fat lady didn't sing when Orlando Opera collapsed in debt. Instead, United Arts of Central Florida and the Orlando Philharmonic threw the 400-...
  • Officials discuss possible costs to lower pollutants discharged into nearby water systems

     
    Following a recent rate hike on water and sewer service, local and state officials are saying that even more money might be needed to upgrade …...
  • School budget cuts (and a possible four-day week solution)

     
    In case you missed them, here are our stories from the weekend on the budget woes facing many local school districts, and Lake County's decision to consider a four-day school week. Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association, said budget...
  • WUCF TV raises $60,000 with low-key fund drive

     
    One wrote: "Thank you, Brevard Community College and UCF, for keeping PBS on the air in Central Florida. I have a digital antenna and it looks great!" Another wrote: "I got really nervous when WMFE went off air ... was very happy to see WUCF and PBS Kids!...
  • Low-income Lake students can get electronic readers for summer

     
    The Lake County school district will be offering 100 electronic readers for  low-income elementary students to take home over the summer. The district will spend about $80,000 of federal funds meant to help close the gap between disadvantaged children and...
  • Tornadoes coming to Central Florida, but not sirens

     
    Over the weekend, 2011 officially became the U.S.'s deadliest tornado year on record — a distinction that should be particularly concerning to Central Floridians. Central Florida's one of the busiest regions in the country for tornadoes. But only...