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  • Rabid fox prompts health department to issue rabies alert for Mount Dora

    Rabid fox prompts health department to issue rabies alert for Mount Dora
    Lake County health officials issued a rabies alert Friday for the Mount Dora area after a fox tested positive for rabies. The rabies alert will remain in effect for 60 days in an area bounded by U.S. Highway 441 on the north, Lakeshore Drive on the...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   Fair/Festival   Haines City Bike Fest: with music and raffle. 4 p.m. Saturday,  Railroad Park, Sixth St., Haines City, free, 863-421-3700.      Comedy     Celebrity...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • 14 elementaries designated STEM schools

    The following elementary schools — Astatula, Cypress Ridge, Eustis Heights, Grassy Lake, Groveland, Lost Lake, Round Lake Elementary Conversion Charter, Sawgrass Bay, Seminole Springs, Sorrento, Tavares, Treadway, Triangle and Umatilla —...
  • Home builders pitch in to help abandoned, abused animals

    Home builders pitch in to help abandoned, abused animals
    TAVARES — The Home Builders Association of Lake and Sumter Counties is spearheading a community service project to buy new equipment, upgrade buildings and drum up volunteers for Lake County Animal Control. The goal is to improve conditions at the...
  • Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting

    Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting
    Frogs are an integral part of the food web and tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will present "Ribbets, Croaks, Tadpoles and Frogs" at...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Rita Compton: Nurse excelled in compassion, discipline, golf

    Rita Compton: Nurse excelled in compassion, discipline, golf
    In three decades as a nurse, Rita Compton specialized in compassion. Yet the lifelong Lake County resident also was a perfectionist, setting high standards for herself and others — whether it was on the golf course or in life. Compton died on...
  • Eight candidates vie for three Lake School Board openings

    Budget constraints, class-size compliance and Superintendent Susan Moxley's leadership of the district are some of the key issues in three School Board races involving eight candidates. Incumbents Bill Mathias and Tod Howard are seeking re-election....
  • Free program of classes can help you quit tobacco habit

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in conjunction with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center is sponsoring a free six-week and a two-hour smoking-cessation programs (all forms of tobacco), which includes free nicotine-replacement...
  • County offers mobility-access ramps for eligible residents

    County offers mobility-access ramps for eligible residents
    Lake County's Housing Services Division is offering eligible citizens help with obtaining mobility access ramps for the physically disabled. The Mobility Ramp Program uses community development block grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
  • Deadline coming up for nominations to Lake County Women's Hall of Fame

    The deadline for the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame is Friday, Aug. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for...