| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The Marion County Public Library system will present its third "Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo" for parents and caregivers of infants to age 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the library's headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Starting this fall, it’s a whole new ballgame for unincorporated Lake County residents – at least when it comes to their trash collection.
Residential curbside garbage collection is changing on Monday, Oct. 6 for all unincorporated areas...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Close to 700 families in Lake County affected by autism are registered with the University of Central Florida's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
The center helps families cope with the challenges of living with someone who is autistic. This...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series.
In 1996, the parents of a 15-year-old...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Second of two parts.
Choosing a county judge is a task that leaves most voters flailing in the dark, and the August election is going to require even more scrutiny than usual from voters because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering.
A group of mostly...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:21 PM
It took nearly a dozen professionals, including four Lake County Fire personnel and two Animal Control officers, to rescue a 6-week-old kitten trapped in a drain pipe in Clermont today. But they got the job done.
The tiny black cat, nicknamed...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Minneola's legendary Donut King has added a second location at 3716 Howell Branch Road in Winter Park. It's a soft opening so hours are a little haphazard. My editor went twice before the lights were open and doughnut cases were filled this morning. Not...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:57 AM
A big change at the top of the Moonlight Players theater group in Clermont. Jan Sheldon, the Moonlight founder and 20-year leader of the group, is retiring. For the upcoming season, she will be president emeritus.
Tom Kline, who has been an actor and...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Forrest Coleman is in a rocking chair on the shaded front porch of the Killarney Station trailhead, gently rocking back and forth. His headphones are around his neck. He's wearing a 2013 Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred cycling jersey. There's a long...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The 3rd Annual Taste of South Lake from 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 will feature signature dishes from several Lake County restaurants including The Crooked Spoon Gastropub, Cheeser's Palace Cafe, Spiros Pizza and Goomba's. Sponsored by the South Lake Chamber of...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:47 PM
After weeks of overnight campouts, shouting matches and finally a brawl, a new system for obtaining tickets to the Casey Anthony trial made a smooth debut this afternoon.
Under the new rules, anyone wanting tickets to the trial must line up at 4 p.m....
| Sep 9, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Sunday, as Bob Peraza stands near ground zero, I suspect he'll have a momentary but overpowering sense of déjà vu.
Even if much has changed since his first visit. Since that wretched Tuesday a decade ago when New York City burned and the nation's soul...