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  • 'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares

    'Red for Ed' school-supply initiative culminates with weigh-in in Tavares
    TAVARES — People collecting school supplies or food for the "Red for Ed" initiative of the Educational Foundation of Lake County in partnership with THAT! Company can drop off donations from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday along Ruby Street downtown. It's...
  • 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...
  • Eustis robotic team schedules open house

    The 12-Volt Bolt FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team 1557, a Eustis-based technology team made up of high-school students and assisted by parents, teachers and professionals from Lake County, will have an open...
  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Which schools must add extra hour?

    Which schools must add extra hour?
    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...
  • Leesburg ceremony will mark 61st anniversary of end of Korean War

    Leesburg ceremony will mark 61st anniversary of end of Korean War
    LEESBURG — The Korean War ended 61 years ago this week, an anniversary that will be commemorated at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park near City Hall. The signing of the armistace July 27, 1953, will be...
  • Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct

    Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct
    The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a Leesburg lawyer to stop taking new business and to close his practice by early August, when he'll be disbarred for at least five years. Mark F. Germain, who handles mostly criminal law, didn't answer an email...
  • Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'

    Just call Florida beauty pageant winner-turned-loser 'Miss Mistake'
    It's been about 14 years since the 2000 Presidential election -- back in DUH-day -- when Florida bcame infamous for polling problems and the butt of jokes. Guess not much has changed since then, as it looks like we still have voting issues. The Miss...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Veterans to greet Korean ballplayers

    Chapters 169 and 188 of the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Lake County Korean War veterans will have a meet-and-greet Aug. 8 at Pat Thomas Stadium/Buddy Lowe Field, in Venetian Gardens off Dixie Avenue in Leesburg, to welcome collegiate baseball...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida
    LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida. The 20-year-old...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King researching second Lake book
    You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too. Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...