| 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 31, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Prosecutors in Lake County have tossed three pending criminal cases because of an FBI report linking two former Fruitland Park police officers to the Ku Klux Klan.
All three cases – two misdemeanor batteries and a felony traffic case –...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Lake County's Housing Services Division is offering eligible citizens help with obtaining mobility access ramps for the physically disabled.
The Mobility Ramp Program uses community development block grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
These 33 Central Florida schools must tack an extra hour on to their school day for the 2014-15 school year and devote that time to reading lessons:
•Lake County: Beverly Shores, Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools; Humanities and Fine...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:26 AM
More than 75 Central Florida law officers are searching the swamps west of Lake County with helicopters and dogs for four men suspected of shooting into houses in Sumter County on Thursday, hitting one man in the stomach.
Residents in the south Lake...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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,...