| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A new dress-code proposal at an F-rated elementary school has rekindled a debate in Lake County over mandatory school uniforms, once again sparking opposition from parents.
When Rhonda Hunt, principal of Eustis Heights Elementary, one of five in the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:53 PM
There’s the sturdy trash container, and then homes also have those recycling container.
But what happens if you need to dispose of more toxic items – from swimming pool chemicals to car batteries and used motor oil – that are not...
| 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 22, 2014
While Clermont Fire Marshal Bill Harrison worked tirelessly to revive a cadet summer academy last year, Sumter County Battalion Chief Rob Hanson ensured his local community would have exceptional first-response services. Both recently received top...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 3, 2012
Second of two parts.
Sunday's column was part of a continuing series of occasional suggestions on how local governments can save tax money while still providing the same or only slightly less service to taxpayers, who are footing the bills.