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Alexander Springs offers fun, scenic getaway

Native Floridians know the best swimming pools in the state are not in someone’s backyard but are courtesy of Mother Nature. With a near constant year-round temperature of about 72 degrees, the tepid waters of Alexander Springs is the perfect watering hole on those sweltering Florida summers days. While the crystal clear waters attract splish-splashing […]... Read More
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Celebrating 113 years, “From Sea to Shining Sea” is the theme of GeorgeFest 2015

EUSTIS – This year marks the 113th consecutive annual celebration of GeorgeFest, the second oldest festival celebrating George Washington’s Birthday in the nation and the longest running festival of any kind in Florida. Sponsored by the Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Eustis, the festival is an important piece of living, local […]... Read More
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Lake County featured in ‘how to Do florida’ TV show

Describing his excursion along Lake County’s blueways as a “special experience,” Chad Crawford, host of “how to Do florida,” recently filmed a lake hopping adventure along a series of local paddling trails on the Harris Chain of Lakes that offer a unique view of the area. “Paddle boarding and kayaking have become some of the […]... Read More
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New wheelchair-accessible herb garden opens at Discovery Gardens

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners, in conjunction with The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County and the Master Gardeners, recently dedicated a new wheelchair-accessible herb garden at Discovery Gardens at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. In January 2014, the old herb garden was […]... Read More
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Lake County Trails Specialist to compete in Lake County’s 2015 Big Year

  Lake County Trails Specialist and expert birder Gallus Quigley is taking on a massive challenge: to see in one year at least 220 of the 284 birds ever spotted in Lake County. But his 2015 Lake County “Big Year” may be short lived. “My goal is to have over 100 species by day two,” […]... Read More
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A hidden culinary gem in Mount Dora holds strong for nearly 2 decades

  When visiting a new city, the surefire way to find the downtown hot spot for dinner and lunch is to follow the locals. Don’t be alarmed when loyal customers to The Goblin Market Restaurant in Mount Dora sneak down a back alley of this historic district. Housed in a renovated warehouse, the Goblin Market […]... Read More
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Mount Dora bakery takes the (cup) cake

When the appetite hankers for a morsel of sugary goodness, look no further than a small shop facing Donnelly Park in the heart of the historic downtown district of Mount Dora. This bakery is unlike any other in the community as it specializes in only one type of decadent dessert, the miniature cake, or better […]... Read More
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Florida’s newest beach volleyball destination

Volleyball enthusiasts from Florida and beyond are traveling to Tavares to the Florida Region of USA Volleyball’s Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex, which opened on July 5, 2014 at 27341 State Road 19, Tavares. The new 20-court facility is being touted as “Florida’s newest beach volleyball destination.” “Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex is a […]... Read More
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Clermont woman wins New York City Triathlon

Alicia Kaye, a 31-year-old Clermont triathlete, won the female professional division at the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon on Aug. 3, competing among nearly 4,000 athletes. “I am extremely pleased to have won the NYC Triathlon and to retain my lead of the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Series,” Kaye said. “The competition and course were […]... Read More
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Exciting new events added to this year’s Wings and Wildflowers Festival

From Segway tours of secluded ecotourism attractions to a 5K run around Leesburg, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival is offering new events that will appeal to birders and beyond. The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, will spotlight Lake County’s growing reputation […]... Read More