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Cool weather means seed catalogs and garden dreams

I enjoy the time of year when the weather begins to cool off, not a great deal perhaps but noticeably. It’s a good time to think about a fall garden, a time when herb enthusiasts can plant what they call the winter herbs, such as dill and basil. It’s also a time to consider vegetables, either in the ground or planted in pots large enough for elbow room but still small enough for portability.

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Lesson learned? McElwain notes 'sense of hurt' after loss
Posted: September 27, 2016

In a losing locker room Saturday night in Knoxville, Florida coach Jim McElwain saw some positive signs.

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Campione defends impact fee plan to commission
Posted: September 27, 2016

TAVARES – Lake County commissioners have mixed reactions to board member Leslie Campione’s proposal to mitigate the pain of high impact fees on those seeking to build homes in older neighborhoods.

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County passes budget with lower tax rate
Posted: September 27, 2016

TAVARES – Lake County commissioners approved a rolled back property tax rate Tuesday.

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Oh what a beautiful morning!
Posted: September 27, 2016

The sun rises over Lake Harris on Monday. A few skywatchers drove to a boat dock to take in the sight, while fisherman and boaters took to the water during the early morning hours.

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FHSAA approves new playoff format
Posted: September 27, 2016

Next year’s Florida High School Athletic Association football playoff format will be different from anything prep fans in the state have ever seen.

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Groveland police chief to step down amid controversy
Posted: September 27, 2016

Groveland Police Chief Melvin Tennyson, whose department has been in turmoil in recent weeks, will resign and has asked for $35,000 in severance pay, officials confirmed.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Lake County School Board members reject application for charter school in Four Corners area
Posted: September 26, 2016

TAVARES – Lake County School Board members rejected an application Monday for a new charter school in the Four Corners area.

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Skimmer, trafficking laws hit books Saturday
Posted: September 26, 2016

County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday.

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Groveland police chief to step down amid controversy
Posted: September 26, 2016

GROVELAND — Police Chief Melvin Tennyson, whose department has been in turmoil in recent weeks, will resign and has asked for $35,000 in severance, officials confirmed

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New festival featuring water sports, seafood coming to Clermont this weekend
Posted: September 26, 2016

CLERMONT — Event organizers are preparing for Clermont’s inaugural Lake Watersports and Seafood Festival — a family friendly and pet friendly event — Saturday and Sunday at Waterfront Park in Clermont.

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Superman says goodbye: Clermont's first Hispanic officer retires
Posted: September 26, 2016

Clermont's first Hispanic officer retires

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Montverde's Cardwell racing past the competition
Posted: September 26, 2016

Kendyl Cardwell does whatever it takes to succeed. The Montverde Academy eighth-grader will go on long runs by herself and she’ll get a group of her teammates to run with her.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Did you know?
Posted: September 25, 2016

Ribbons of metal eventually replaced ribbons of water as the mode of travel in Lake County and much of Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But before trains, steamboats transported people and supplies to Lake County through the winding Ocklawaha and the Harris Chain of Lakes. The steamers had colorful names such as The Three Kids, Hiawatha, Helen Denham, Tuskawilla, Okeehumkee and Alligator among many others.

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Column: There's plenty to like about Friday night
Posted: September 25, 2016

I love Friday nights in the fall.

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Saturday 09/24/2016
Grand opening scheduled for Clermont police station
Posted: September 24, 2016

CLERMONT — The grand opening of the new 26,000-square-foot Clermont police station will take place at 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 at 3600 S. U.S. Highway 27 and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an open house and tours for the public.

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Fusarium can kill Washingtonia palms
Posted: September 24, 2016

Q: Our Washingtonia palm just died. What caused it, and will it spread to others?

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High school sports roundup from Friday
Posted: September 24, 2016

FOOTBALL

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Friday 09/23/2016
Sheriff formally asks county to take over animal shelter
Posted: September 23, 2016

TAVARES — As expected, Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders has asked the Lake County Commission to take back control of the county animal shelter.

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Crafters sought for 21st Annual Leesburg Christmas House
Posted: September 23, 2016

LEESBURG — Christmas is nearing as crafters are being sought for the 21st Annual Leesburg Christmas House at ViaPort Florida.

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