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Lake County (Florida)

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

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  • Nine dead in Central Florida weekend crashes

    Nine dead in Central Florida weekend crashes
    Traffic crashes killed nine motorists, bicyclists and a pedestrian from Friday night through Sunday in one of Central Florida's deadliest weekends, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and Orlando police. The deaths began at sunset Friday in Lake...
  • Lake County's parks invite walkers to go on bird and butterfly surveys

    Lake County likes to boast of its picturesque outdoors, from public parks like Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont to its many lakes. Now the county is advertising something else: the abundance of butterflies. The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is...
  • Poetry under the Oaks to be held at Mount Dora library

    Poetry under the Oaks to be held at Mount Dora library
    MOUNT DORA — One of the highlights of Poetry Month @ the W.T. Bland Library was a visit by Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Vivian Shipley, right, who presented a program called The Spiritual Quest of Writing Poetry. The celebration of National...
  • Florida's housing programs need all trust-fund revenue

    Florida's housing programs need all trust-fund revenue
    Last week, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released its Out of Reach report, a national report card on the housing wage — how much a family needs to earn to afford the fair-market rent in a given jurisdiction. For the Orlando area, the...
  • Illegal-gambling 'Internet cafés' busted, 8 people arrested, cops say

    Illegal-gambling 'Internet cafés' busted, 8 people arrested, cops say
    Florida law officers taking aim at illegal gambling shut down more than two dozen "Internet cafés" Thursday and arrested eight people, including a Lake Mary man they say owns more than half a dozen of the businesses. The 2-month-old Illegal Gaming...
  • House, Senate approve $75 billion state budgets

    House, Senate approve $75 billion state budgets
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday adopted dueling $75 billion spending plans that increase dollars headed for schools, services for the disabled and even put a little bit of cash back into taxpayers' pockets. The...
  • Lake County Landscape and Garden Fair coming up

    The 3rd Annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair will be held May 3-4 at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3...
  • Learn about outdoor camping

    Join Lake County Water Authority staff for a day learning about the outdoors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg. Classes will include "Introduction to Dutch Oven Cooking," "Introduction to Camping" and "Leave No Trace." A...
  • Landscape garden fair seek sponsors, vendors

    The third annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair, scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, is accepting sponsorships and exhibitor- and food-vendor rentals. Sponsorship...
  • Lake to host Tourism Expo highlighting county's appeal to visitors

    LEESBURG — Central Florida theme parks gobble up most of the region's visitors, but county officials are stepping up efforts to get people to spend time here enjoying the nature and small-town ambience of Lake cities. First came a new slogan,...
  • Lake County plans upcoming tourism forum

    Earlier this year, Lake County unveiled a new slogan to promote the county’s cities and towns as tourist destinations. The slogan was, “Real Florida. Real Close.” Now, to ensure the message gets out, the Lake County Economic...
  • Lake readers mad about class-size violations

    Just as the Lake County School District hoped, state officials said recently that they wouldn't fine the county for overcrowding classes in violation of a constitutional amendment limiting the number of students who can be packed into required courses....