| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Here are your Freebie Friday events for this week:
MR. RICHARD: Holiday Sing-Along: 10 a.m. today; Barnes & Noble, 481 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; free; 407-275-1765.
CATCHING FIRE CHALLENGE: test your survival skills and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The Villages Shrine Club will have a golf tournament Dec. 12 at Harbor Hills Country Club, 6538 Lake Griffin Road, Lady Lake. Proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa.
Format is a team scramble including men and women. Shotgun start...
| Nov 20, 2013
Getting into the new Lake County Courthouse in downtown Tavares has been an adventure — and not a fun one — for people who are handicapped.
The plan was for those who have trouble getting around to park on the first floor of the county's...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:25 AM
University of Florida Lake County Extension will present "Gifts from Your Kitchen" from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Agriculture Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The class will feature how to have fun and reduce holiday stress by making inexpensive...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:13 AM
As the county seat of Lake County, Tavares shouldn't have to work too hard to attract visitors. In fact, the concept of hard work seems at odds with the serene surroundings of the downtown district, nestled against placid Lake Dora and the seaplane base...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:52 PM
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL : featuring crafts, baked goods, a variety of vendors, and more: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today-Saturday ; Zellwood United Methodist Church, 5538 Jones Ave., Zellwood; free; 407-889-4426.
FALL FIESTA IN THE PARK: outdoor...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Where: Class 1A boys — Deer Island Golf and Lake Club, Tavares; 1A girls — Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake. 2A boys — Mission Inn (El Campeon), Howey-in-the-Hills; 2A girls — Mission Inn (Las Colinas)...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:31 AM
If you booze it, then you can lose it -- your job, that is.
A Lake County Department of Children and Families worker, Tamieka Lewis, is accused of attacking her boyfriend, who is the dad of her child, and smashing the windows of his van while she was...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Easy Beauty & Barber School, 5040 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, is offering free haircuts to men and women, age 65 and up Mondays-Thursdays during July and August. Stop by or call 407-285-1883 for more details.
| Aug 9, 2013
Tales from the night the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares recently exploded keep emerging, as folks who live near the plant try to settle down mentally and relearn the art of a good night's sleep.
Somebody needs to teach the horses, too.
| Aug 7, 2013
While the explosion at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares was hogging the news last week, Lake County School Board members quietly asked the County Commission to meet with them on a new idea for how to collect the full impact fee on new homes for schools....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The view from my back porch in rural Lake Jem was a stunner: Orange smoke billowed and curled to the west in the darkness, growing several hundred feet into the air as an explosion every few seconds rattled the windows.
Almost simultaneously, sirens...