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Love Lake Life: Have a “Meat” & Greet with Magical Meat Boutique

For Lake County locals looking for a “cheeky” food menu, Magical Meat Boutique is a British gastro-pub in Mount Dora that features items like beer battered onion rings, or bangers & mash. Their cuisine is made from scratch or brought from England to give customers a foodie taste of London. For Phil and Kate Bernard, owners […]... Read More
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Gallus Quigley wins Lake County birding ‘Big Year’ challenge

After a yearlong challenge that took Gallus Quigley from as far north as the Lake George boat ramp in Astor to as far south at the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, the Parks & Trails Coordinator can now undisputedly claim his title as Lake County’s top birder. In 2015, Quigley met his “big year” goal, counting […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces keynote dinner at Lakeside Inn with James Currie and Melinda Myers

MOUNT DORA — The 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival presents a special keynote dinner with gardening columnist Melinda Myers and birding TV host James Currie on Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Myers, a gardening expert and author, has 30 years of […]... Read More
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Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley breaks ‘big year’ record to become top birder in Lake County

TAVARES — Lake County Parks & Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley has broken the Lake County “big year” record, counting 220 birds in Lake County since Jan. 1. “It’s been an absolutely awesome experience,” said Quigley. “In one weekend alone, I saw four new birds, three birds new to Lake County, two rarities for Florida and […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers festival wins social media award

TAVARES — Lake County’s Wings & Wildflowers Festival won first place in social media during the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) Convention & Tradeshow in Orlando on Aug. 6. The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Division and Lake County Communications Department accepted the “SUNsational” award for their work on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter […]... 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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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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Meet the original Florida Highwaymen

Florida’s historic landscape artists, known as The Florida Highwaymen, will return to Mount Dora for 13th Highwaymen Art Show, Sale and Benefit on August 9 and 10. Meet artists Al Black, James Gibson, Isaac Knight, Robert Lewis and Roy McLendon. Admission, is free. Participants of the Florida Highwaymen Art Walk through downtown Mount Dora between […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces host hotels

Celebrate Lake County’s diverse birds, wildflowers and natural resources while relaxing in comfort and style at any of the three Wings and Wildflowers Festival’s host hotels. The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, is proud to offer festival-goers special rates for nearby accommodations at Lakeside Inn, […]... Read More