| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Eight people, including six children, suffered non-life threatening injuries in two separate crashes in Lake County on Friday night, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
A man driving with five children in a vehicle was struck by another vehicle while he...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The Johnny Mello Show, which features seven local recording artists performing doo wop, rock 'n' roll and country music, will be held during the Spruce Creek Social Club's Pasta-Fest Aug. 10.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Have A Heart For...
| Jun 20, 2014
LEESBURG — Two Lake County beauty queens will vie this weekend to be crowned as the next Miss Florida.
Elizabeth Fechtel, 20, of Leesburg and Arianna Beyer, 19, of Mount Dora, will compete with 48 others at the annual Miss Florida Scholarship...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A state decision Tuesday to buy a patch of woods between Wekiwa Springs and Ocala National Forest nearly completes decades of costly effort to protect the unbroken corridor of wilderness.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved the purchase...
| Jun 18, 2014
Lake Technical College in Eustis is accepting registration for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 18.
Programs include accounting operations, administrative office specialist, automotive-collision repair and refinishing, nursing assistant, medical...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:55 PM
A 63-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon in an accident on U.S. Highway 27 in Lake County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Troopers did not immediately identify the motorcyclist, but said he is from Orlando.
The motorcyclist was...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Most of us with children in school are counting down the days until this school year wraps up and summer begins. But if you have a soon-to-be kindergartner, local educators want you thinking about next school year before those vacation days kick in....
| May 17, 2014
| 9:37 PM
A 20-year-old Mount Prospect man was arrested May 6 in the 700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was charged with the retail theft of fitness merchandise valued at $1,339.
A 25-year-old Prospect Heights man was arrested May 6 in the 500 block of...
| May 17, 2014
I once bought an accordion for $50 at the Lake County Musicians Swap Meet.
That was an incredible deal because the instrument's built-in amplification unit — essential for jamming with rock bands — was worth more than that modest asking...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:20 PM
| Mar 29, 2014
In reporting hundreds of these travel columns, I've had the chance to drive many of Florida's scenic roads.
West of Tallahassee on State Road 12, the rural path through tiny destinations unpublicized in guidebooks — Greensboro, Bristol,...