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Plant cool-season vegetables in August

Believe it or not, August is the time to start your cool season vegetable garden with collards, onions, carrots, beans, eggplant, squash and tomatoes. Find out more about growing vegetables in Florida at bit.ly/2a4DBet or attend the Saturday in the Gardens program at 10 a.m. on Aug. 20, when Brooke Moffis presents “Florida Vegetable Gardening." She will cover topics such as soil preparation, fertilization, plant selection and be available for any of your questions. The class is $5 and registration is appreciated.

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Saturday 07/30/2016
Did you know?
Posted: July 30, 2016

It’s been said that the Donnelly House, Mount Dora’s unofficial symbol, is the most photographed house in Central Florida. The Donnelly House was built in 1893 by John Phillip Donnelly for his wife, Annie.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Clermont heralds $1 million fire truck
Posted: July 29, 2016

CLERMONT — Clermont's newest firefighting tool is a $1 million tower truck that was dedicated Friday at Station 3.

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Mosquito-borne Zika cases confirmed in Florida
Posted: July 29, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's worries about the Zika virus have turned into reality.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Orlando to continue as host for FHSAA football state finales
Posted: July 28, 2016

Camping World Stadium in Orlando will be continue to be the home of the Florida High School Athletic Association football state championships, officials with the FHSAA announced Thursday.

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OneBlood to implement 100 percent Zika virus testing
Posted: July 28, 2016

Effective Friday, OneBlood will begin testing 100 percent of its collections for the Zika virus using an investigational donor screening test.

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Islam: Religion of war or peace?
Posted: July 28, 2016

TAVARES — The list of terrorist attacks on innocent civilians worldwide grows almost by the week.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Clermont woman jailed on child neglect charges
Posted: July 27, 2016

CLERMONT — A woman wanted on meth possession charges found herself in more trouble after Lake County sheriff’s deputies said they found two children with her in a filthy room.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
School officials weigh adding to debt for new schools
Posted: July 26, 2016

TAVARES – Already burdened with $30 million in debt payments a year, the Lake County School Board is trying to decide how much to add to its debt as it looks to build new schools in south Lake and refurbish aging ones countywide.

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Mount Dora City Manager interviews confirmed for Friday-Saturday
Posted: July 26, 2016

Mount Dora city council members hoping to find a new City Manager will interview five candidates on Friday.

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Monday 07/25/2016
School board approves tentative property tax rate
Posted: July 25, 2016

TAVARES — Lake County School Board members approved the tentative property tax rate, resulting in a rollback rate for taxpayers.

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Authorities ID bikers in fatal crash on Interstate 75
Posted: July 25, 2016

BUSHNELL — A motorcyclist who died after he lost control of his bike and crashed on Interstate 75 in Sumter County on Sunday has been identified.

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Leesburg to honor Korean War vets, including one who didn't come home
Posted: July 25, 2016

LEESBURG – The Korean War and Korea Defense Service Veterans of Lake County, Chapter 169 will unveil a new Korean War Memorial at noon Wednesday at Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park across from Leesburg City Hall. The ceremony commemorates the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War cease fire. Also honored will be the only current Missing in Action Korean War soldier in Lake County, Cpl. Charles Wesley Thomas.

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Sunday 07/24/2016
In tense situations, officers learn to take a deep breath
Posted: July 24, 2016

LEESBURG — Leesburg Police officers had been looking for days for the armed burglary suspect.

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22nd Annual Harvest Grape Stomp set for Aug. 13-14 at Lakeridge Winery
Posted: July 24, 2016

CLERMONT — Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards will host its 22nd annual Harvest Grape Stomp on Aug. 13 and 14, featuring live music, grape stomping and award-winning wines. 

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Saturday 07/23/2016
South Lake Chamber of Commerce to host 2016 hob nob
Posted: July 23, 2016

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 2016 Hob Nob with candidates from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, located at 3700 S. Highway 27.

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Pokemon GO craze hits Lake
Posted: July 23, 2016

EUSTIS – The Pokemon GO craze has turned the real world into a virtual world filled with “pokestops” and “gyms,” where players can catch or battle each other for virtual “pocket monsters” using their smart phones.

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Chat With a Vet — Eve Fusselman
Posted: July 23, 2016

Town: Groveland

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Friday 07/22/2016
Clermont program to feature Emmy-winning producer
Posted: July 22, 2016

Over the course of about 50 years, Charlie Grinker, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer-writer-interviewer, was able to talk with more than 150 legends spanning television, radio, film and world events.

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Officials investigating Clermont marina fire
Posted: July 22, 2016

CLERMONT — A Lake County public safety official said he expects an investigation into a fire that torched the Lake Susan Lodge in Clermont to be completed by Thursday.

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