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  • New trash collection service on the way for unincorporated Lake County residents

    New trash collection service on the way for unincorporated Lake County residents
    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...
  • Lake uniform waiver at F-rated school reignites debate over dress codes

    Lake uniform waiver at F-rated school reignites debate over dress codes
    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...
  • Clermont hosting upcoming household hazardous waste disposal event

    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...
  • County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts

    County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts
    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...
  • Tiny kitten rescued from drain pipe in Clermont

    Tiny kitten rescued from drain pipe in Clermont
      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...
  • Two local firefighters earn Florida Fire Chiefs awards

    Two local firefighters earn Florida Fire Chiefs awards
    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...
  • Moonlight Players founder Jan Sheldon steps down as president

     Moonlight Players founder Jan Sheldon steps down as president
    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...
  • Minneola's Donut King adds second location in Winter Park

    Minneola's Donut King adds second location in Winter Park
    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...
  • Joys of cycling cast a spell on ardent riders

    Joys of cycling cast a spell on ardent riders
    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...
  • Lake County eateries offering signature samples at Taste of South Lake Nov. 7 in Clermont

    Lake County eateries offering signature samples at Taste of South Lake Nov. 7 in Clermont
    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...
  • New system for Anthony-trial tickets works smoothly

    New system for Anthony-trial tickets works smoothly
    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....
  • Dispatch: What would we give up?

    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. This...