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.
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.
CLERMONT — Clermont's newest firefighting tool is a $1 million tower truck that was dedicated Friday at Station 3.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's worries about the Zika virus have turned into reality.
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.
Effective Friday, OneBlood will begin testing 100 percent of its collections for the Zika virus using an investigational donor screening test.
TAVARES — The list of terrorist attacks on innocent civilians worldwide grows almost by the week.
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.
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.
Mount Dora city council members hoping to find a new City Manager will interview five candidates on Friday.
TAVARES — Lake County School Board members approved the tentative property tax rate, resulting in a rollback rate for taxpayers.
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.
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.
LEESBURG — Leesburg Police officers had been looking for days for the armed burglary suspect.
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.
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.
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.
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.