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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
Wildlife Festival

Florida Wildlife Festival in Umatilla to celebrate native species

UMATILLA — Nature lovers are invited to learn about the Florida black bear and other native wildlife species during the 17th Annual Florida Wildlife Festival. The free festival, held in partnership with Lake County, the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, the city of Umatilla, the U.S. Forest Service, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway […]... Read More
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Wings & Wildflowers Festival Announces keynote speakers and event

LEESBURG—The 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, to be held Oct. 14-16 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, is bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area. The three-day festival, hosted by Lake County and the city of Leesburg, will feature keynote speakers Eric Draper, executive Director of Audubon Florida, and naturalist Janisse Ray. […]... Read More

Save the date for the 5th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, Oct. 14-16

Offering field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower sanctuaries, and bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area, Lake County is proud to announce the 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, being held Oct. 14-16. As in previous years, Lake County is partnering with the city of Leesburg in hosting the event again […]... Read More
Sarah Haskins

Clermont Olympian explains how training in South Lake gives her the winning edge

Clermont triathlete Sarah Haskins took home the gold during the recent IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American Pro Championship in Panama, a challenging race among professional athletes along a breathtaking path which included a fast swim, unique transitions and a flat bike course which showcased scenic Central America. “This was my first time to Panama City and […]... Read More
Farm Tour

Farm Tour to explore agritourism businesses in northeast Lake County

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the 6th Annual Lake County Farm Tour from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. Participants will meet at the Lake County Extension Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. “Our annual Farm Tour is […]... Read More
Gallus Quigley

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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how to Do florida returns to Lake County in backpacking episode

Chad Crawford, of how to Do florida, returns to Lake County during season 6, taking his daughter on a backpacking adventure through Alexander Springs and the Ocala National Forest. Saving the best for last, the Lake County episode is scheduled to air Saturday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m. Stay tuned for details, photos and clips! Orlando […]... Read More
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Annual festival pairs holiday fun with a spark of competition

What happens when a small town in Lake County has a Christmas festival that includes a home decorating competition? The whole town sparkles with both lights and excitement. The annual Howey Christmas Festival is one of the largest events for Howey-in-the Hills, a town of just over 1,000 residents. But that doesn’t stop the more than […]... Read More
Leesburg Center for the Arts' Beast Feast 2010

It’s a Beast of a Feast

The Leesburg Center for the Arts hosts their annual Beast Feast under the oaks at the historic Mote Morris house in downtown Leesburg, 1195 W. Magnolia St., in October. The event features all-you-can-eat wild game and exotic meats, sides and beverages along with live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.leesburgcenter4arts.com, in person at […]... Read More