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  • Host families make Leesburg Lightning ballplayers feel at home

    Host families make Leesburg Lightning ballplayers feel at home
    LEESBURG — In a two-story house on Silver Lake Drive, five people sit around a table. They laugh and talk as sunlight streams in from the windows. They joke about household chores and sit comfortably close to each other. They act like a family,...
  • 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...
  • CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg

    CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg
    LEESBURG — For the second year, CareerSource Central Florida will host Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fairs to connect veterans with employers. Hiring fairs will be held at two locations in Lake and are open to veterans, both active and retired,...
  • 70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown

    70 women vie for Miss Florida USA crown
    There's a lot of beauty pageants that clamber for your attention throughout the year, and the latest is the Miss Florida USA pageant, which will crown a new Miss Florida USA this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. There are 70 contestants from around the...
  • Historian launches new book about local Civil War veterans

    Local author and historian Bob Grenier will launch his new book "Images of America: Central Florida's Civil War Veterans" at 2 p.m. July 17 at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The book, which features about 200 vintage images, is the saga of...
  • Dance contest takes steps to help education

    The Educational Foundation of Lake County will present the annual "Stepping Out for Education," a ballroom-dance competition similar to "Dancing With the Stars," a show on ABC that pairs professional dancers with celebrities. The event is scheduled for...
  • Clermont housing complex joins growing number of smoke-free buildings

    Hunters Trace, a multiunit housing development in Clermont, is among six housing developments in Lake County that are going smoke-free. The six residential properties in Lake County have agreed to implement smoke-free policies, joining a growing list of...
  • Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie

    Lake OK's controversial peat mine in protected Goose Prairie
    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners on Tuesday approved a controversial 328-acre peat mine in an environmentally sensitive prairie between Eustis and Leesburg despite adamant pleas from residents to leave the land untouched. Opponents wearing green...
  • 7/5: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake MARGIE HICKS, 77, Leesburg, died Thursday. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg. JAMES A. PERKINS, 84, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg. CLARENCE WARD, 77, Astor, died Sunday. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake....
  • Leesburg to host two games between Florida Collegiate Summer League and Korean teams

    LEESBURG — The Florida Collegiate Summer League is set to host an international baseball competition — including two games in Leesburg — in August between an all-star team of selected league players and top college baseball players...
  • Lake County prepares for red, white and blue Fourth of July

    Lake County prepares for red, white and blue Fourth of July
    Patriotism will be on display across Lake County today as residents don flag T-shirts or wave Old Glory during community celebrations topped off by dazzling fireworks displays — the possibility of rain notwithstanding. Organizers of Fourth of July...
  • Adopt a furry feline for only $5

    Marion County Animal Services is hosting Adopt a Shelter Cat Summer program through July 31. Kittens and cats can be adopted for $5 each, which includes spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, a county license and microchip. The Animal Services office is...