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2006 News Releases
Lake County encourages homeowners to protect themselves from unlicensed contractors December 28, 2006
Cleanup continues in Lake County from Christmas-day storm December 26, 2006
Emergency Management encourages Lake County residents to heed advice of national 'Ready' campaign December 26, 2006
Environmental Services prepares for holiday tree pick-up December 26, 2006
Lake County Fire Rescue brings goodwill and holiday cheer to 28 underprivileged children December 22, 2006
Local Planning Agency requests property owners submit their proposed changes for the future land-use map December 22, 2006
Progress hits the halfway mark for Lake County’s $13M project December 22, 2006
County, Clerk of Courts and Health Department offices to close Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 for the holidays December 15, 2006
Local Planning Agency to meet with each Lake County municipality to discuss comprehensive plan draft December 15, 2006
Lake County weather stations provide real-time data online December 12, 2006
Governor-elect to visit Tavares to take part in ribbon-cutting ceremony for new boundless playground December 11, 2006
Lake County offers free grant-writing workshops December 7, 2006
Lake County employees donate holiday toys for local cause December 7, 2006
Lake County invites public to view its newest park improvement December 4, 2006
Ceremony to celebrate community’s effort in renaming local creek after County settler and Civil War veteran December 1, 2006
Lake Museum plans holiday open house to show off new exhibits December 1, 2006
Public encouraged to help Lake County 'Stuff the Bus' November 29, 2006
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team supports the ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign November 22, 2006
Two new Lake County Commissioners to be sworn into office November 17, 2006
County, Clerk of Courts, Health Department offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 23 and 24 November 16, 2006
Lake County Department of Community Services requests proposals for grant funding from three different programs November 14, 2006
35 graduate from Lake County’s firefighter program November 14, 2006
Lake County Extension Office offers seminar to answer questions about 'how to file for an agricultural classification?' November 14, 2006
Lake County Department of Public Works schedules public meeting to discuss road improvements near Minneola November 9, 2006
Lake County bids farewell to 2 commissioners November 8, 2006
Lake County Commissioners honor 9 year old with state volunteer service award November 8, 2006
Lake County to officially open its Blueways trails November 7, 2006
Lake County Fire Rescue Division to recognize graduation, promotion of firefighters November 7, 2006
County, Clerk of Courts offices to close for Veterans Day November 6, 2006
Drainage improvements for the Astor community to be discussed at public meeting on Nov. 15 November 6, 2006
Lake County Extension Office to host educational program on Nov. 16 to help local growers prepare for the winter November 6, 2006
Lake County to hold a public meeting to discuss transportation improvements to Old Highway 441 at Lakeshore Drive November 2, 2006
Lake County 4-Hers spread the word to collect more than a ton of peanut butter for a worthy cause November 2, 2006
Lake County Extension Office to conduct class about the safe operation of tractors on Nov. 13 November 2, 2006
City of Tavares kicks off its art show season with a night of Shakespearean ‘toil and trouble’ October 31, 2006
Commissioner Hanson to cut ceremonial ribbon for neighborhood-improvement project October 31, 2006
State of the County presentation to be aired on government-access channels this week October 30, 2006
Lake County Fire Rescue reminds residents about Halloween fire safety, changing batteries in smoke detectors October 26, 2006
Government-access channels to rebroadcast Sheriff Chris Daniels’ memorial services on Oct. 28 October 26, 2006
Lake County Extension Office to host educational program on Oct. 31 about citrus disease management October 25, 2006
Lake County schedules second public meeting for Britt Road improvements on Oct. 30 October 24, 2006
Lake County 4-H students to collect peanut butter on Oct. 28 October 24, 2006
Lake County to host State of the County event on Oct. 26 October 23, 2006
Lake County Commissioners award company for job creation October 23, 2006
Government-access channels of Lake County to broadcast Sheriff Chris Daniels’ memorial services October 18, 2006
Lake County Community Leaders Seminar cancelled October 18, 2006
Florida Lakes Symphony readies for its second season October 18, 2006
Commissioners proclaim October as Community Planning Month October 17, 2006
Lake County Department of Public Works to host two open houses on Thursday, Oct. 26 October 17, 2006
Lake County Commissioner appointed to NACo committee October 12, 2006
Second Annual Bloomin' Barbecue on Oct. 28 to raise funds for new Discovery Gardens pavilion October 12, 2006
Lake County Cooperative Extension to host series of seminars to educate and inform horse enthusiasts October 12, 2006
Lake County Parks and Trails Division sponsors guided nature walk through Palatlakaha Park October 10, 2006
Lake County collects hundreds of illegal signs with dozens of other local governments October 6, 2006
Lake County Department of Public Safety reminds residents about cooking fire prevention tips October 6, 2006
Leaders wanted: Seminar to connect unincorporated communities with beneficial Lake County programs October 5, 2006
Eighth Annual Florida Black Bear Festival to kick off Saturday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m. in Umatilla October 5, 2006
Lake County to break ground for new Four Corners community library on Friday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m. October 4, 2006
Lake County looks to collect, promote Wi-Fi hotspots October 4, 2006
The ‘bear’ essentials for this annual festival is the Friday evening fish fry and Jam-BEAR-ee October 3, 2006
Lake County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week October 3, 2006
Lake County unveils contest to name new transit system September 27, 2006
Lake County Director of Growth Management elected to vice president post with state planning association September 27, 2006
Perfect Prologue: Lake County Commissioners to break ground for Cagan Crossings library on Oct. 6 September 26, 2006
REMINDER: Lake County to present Third Annual Elder Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 28 September 26, 2006
Lake County Commissioners recognize National Wildlife Federation’s volunteers of the year September 25, 2006
Lake County 4-H Program honors longtime volunteers September 22, 2006
Lake County Commissioners approve 2006-2007 budget September 19, 2006
Lake County awarded grants to purchase natural lands September 19, 2006
Lake County Government, mobile home park owner and concrete plant work out differences through mediation September 15, 2006
Lake County Clerk of Courts unveils online jury system September 15, 2006
County, city and state officials celebrate the start of construction for North Lake Community Park September 14, 2006
Lake County to present Elder Symposium on Sept. 28 September 14, 2006
Paws-itive results: Lake County’s dog park is a popular attraction at Lake Idamere Park September 13, 2006
Lake County Commissioners delay review of comprehensive plan; encourage LPA to finish work September 12, 2006
Meeting time change announced for community input sessions to discuss ‘How Shall We Grow?’ September 12, 2006
Lake County housing specialists gain certification September 12, 2006
REMINDER: Groundbreaking ceremony for North Lake Community Park is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m September 11, 2006
Sorrento residents encouraged to attend ‘Party in the Park’ on Sept. 16 to assist with park clean-up September 8, 2006
Lake County Department of Environmental Services to host pollution prevention event on Sept. 16 September 7, 2006
VolunteerLAKE to host open house on Sept. 11 September 7, 2006
Lake County Commission designates Sept. as Teen Court month September 6, 2006
Lake County Commissioners recognize girls state championship softball team from Leesburg September 6, 2006
Lake County Commissioners to begin review of comprehensive plan draft on Sept. 12 September 6, 2006
Second round of community meetings slated in Lake County to discuss ‘How Shall We Grow?’ September 6, 2006
Lake County Commissioner appointed to Healthy Kids Board August 31, 2006
Meeting scheduled to discuss the future of new park in Sorrento August 31, 2006
Groundbreaking ceremony for North Lake Community Park set for Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m. August 31, 2006
New and improved Lake County Special Events Guide due out first week of September August 31, 2006
Early voting continues today in Lake County August 30, 2006
Weather cancels groundbreaking ceremony for North Lake Community Park on Aug. 31 August 29, 2006
Lake County prepares for Tropical Storm Ernesto August 29, 2006
County, Clerk of the Court offices to close for Labor Day August 28, 2006
Mediation training for volunteers returns to Lake County August 28, 2006
Lake County Department of Public Works moving to new facilities August 25, 2006
Lake County citizens encouraged to enroll for fall academy August 23, 2006
Groundbreaking ceremony for Lake County’s largest recreational park scheduled for Aug. 31 August 22, 2006
Lake County officials cut ribbon for Agricultural Center August 18, 2006
Hurricane preparedness to be discussed on local radio show August 17, 2006
LPA to review future land-use map Thursday, Aug. 17 August 16, 2006
REMINDER: Lake County Agricultural Center ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Friday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. August 16, 2006
Lake County earns second 'heart ready' award August 15, 2006
Proposed future land-use map available online August 14, 2006
Magazine names Lake museum one of the region’s 'coolest' August 11, 2006
Lake County honored with media award at annual conference August 8, 2006
Agricultural Center ribbon cutting scheduled for Aug. 18 August 8, 2006
New park and recreation plans abound in Lake County August 1, 2006
Lake County awards participants in disabled worker program August 1, 2006
New bus line increases service to northeast Lake County August 1, 2006
Public meeting scheduled for Woodlea Road improvements July 26, 2006
Commissioners select second community enhancement area July 26, 2006
Clerk of Courts to speak at County Historical Society meeting July 25, 2006
County requests nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame July 25, 2006
Code Enforcement Division to close for office move July 25, 2006
Lake County observes probation supervision week July 18, 2006
Eagerly awaited boundless playground project to begin next month at Lake Idamere Park July 17, 2006
Lake County residents encouraged to attend safety fair to submit suggestions about future bus service July 17, 2006
Lake County receives hazmat suits from Covanta July 12, 2006
Back-to-school safety fair scheduled for Saturday, July 29 July 7, 2006
Lake County GIS releases 2006 aerial photography July 3, 2006
Lake County Extension Office to host storm-preparation event June 30, 2006
Smith brings experience to Lake County Environmental Services June 30, 2006
Department of Community Services to close June 29-July 5 June 27, 2006
Discount cards to assist with escalating prescription drug costs June 27, 2006
County, Clerk of Court offices to close for Fourth of July June 27, 2006
Seminar on hurricane preparedness and recovery for businesses to air next week June 27, 2006
New economic development director begins work at Lake County June 23, 2006
Lake County employee selected as probation officer of the year by the Fla. Association of Community Corrections June 22, 2006
Commissioners approve name change for future library June 21, 2006
Lake County firefighters to take timeout for safety training June 20, 2006
Environmental Services promotes from within for the position of Water Resources Management Director June 20, 2006
Community to host hurricane preparedness meeting with speakers from Lake County Emergency Management, Red Cross June 20, 2006
Lake County Government employees graduate from leadership class June 16, 2006
Lake County doubles up on achievement awards this year from the National Association of Counties June 15, 2006
Comprehensive plan process to make significant progress as transmittal to County Commissioners expected this month June 13, 2006
Lake County closes operations center as storm passes by June 13, 2006
Lake County emergency officials prepare for Tropical Storm Alberto June 12, 2006
Members of legislative delegation invited to County Commission meeting June 12, 2006
New planning director returns to Lake County Government June 8, 2006
Advisory council for land conservation in Lake County to view innovative 'greenprinting’ process June 6, 2006
Progress occurs rapidly at South Clermont Connector June 6, 2006
County, Clerk of the Court offices to close for Memorial Day May 24, 2006
Lake County Government unveils its first speakers’ bureau May 23, 2006
Lake County encourages residents to observe Hurricane Awareness Week by developing disaster plan, supply kit May 18, 2006
Lake County to participate in statewide hurricane exercise May 18, 2006
Lake County 4-H announces winners of public-speaking contest May 18, 2006
REMINDER: Grand opening for dog park, fishing pier at Lake Idamere Park on Saturday May 18, 2006
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team supports the 'Click it or Ticket' campaign May 16, 2006
Lake County fire officials offer tips to prevent wildfires May 12, 2006
Residents encouraged to confirm attendance for Lake County community meetings hosted by myregion.org May 12, 2006
University of Florida and Lake County Extension Office offer Equine Workshop during the month of June May 12, 2006
Lake County Welcome Center to celebrate National Tourism Week on Friday, May 19 May 11, 2006
Public invited to discussion about protecting lakes May 11, 2006
Grand-opening event scheduled on May 20 for improvements at Lake Idamere Park May 11, 2006
Community meetings in Lake County to spark discussion about 'How Shall We Grow?' May 9, 2006
Central Fla. Dragon Boat Festival on May 19, 20 offers family fun and team-building skills May 8, 2006
Tavares’ Art in the Square exhibit to celebrate Latin Heritage May 8, 2006
Taste of Mount Dora celebration set for its fifth year May 5, 2006
Lake County 4-H air-rifle team earns top honors at statewide match for the fourth consecutive year May 1, 2006
Lake County, Fla., celebrates Boating & Waterways Week May 1, 2006
Businesses are asked to delay waste drop-offs for May 3 May 1, 2006
Second public workshop for proposed Hartle Road improvements is Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. May 1, 2006
Commissioner Stivender encourages residents to attend Town Hall Meeting regarding underage drinking April 26, 2006
Mount Plymouth and Sorrento design workshop scheduled for April 29 is cancelled; to be scheduled for a later date April 26, 2006
County Chairman and County Manager to participate in regional visioning campaign April 25, 2006
Dignitaries to speak at Lake County's proclamation ceremony for Boating and Waterways Week April 25, 2006
School health and wellness program may inspire Lake County residents to 'Step it Up!' April 24, 2006
Meeting scheduled to discuss design standards for the communities of Mount Plymouth, Sorrento April 21, 2006
Marketing events is as easy as 'point, click, promote' April 21, 2006
Mark your calendar: Mascotte to celebrate Cinco de Mayo April 20, 2006
Lake County Library Services Director to receive 'Fla. Leader of the Year Award' April 20, 2006
10th Annual Leesburg Bikefest to be bigger and better than ever before April 20, 2006
Lake County Commission intends to hear Karlton project land-use amendment on May 30 April 20, 2006
Lake County 4-H Program encourages community to support 4-H member involved in serious accident April 19, 2006
County Commission proclaims fourth week in April as Lake County Boating and Waterways Week April 18, 2006
Florida Lakes Symphony to end its inaugural concert series with two performances of the 'Bohemian Bravado' April 17, 2006
Public participation tour for the Lake County Comprehensive Plan enters its final week April 17, 2006
Public meeting scheduled to finalize PEAR Park plans April 13, 2006
Experience 'Art in the Garden' in Tavares on April 22 April 13, 2006
Lake County partners with the University of Florida to host low-impact development workshop April 11, 2006
Tavares celebrates spring with floral-themed art exhibit April 11, 2006
Public participation tour for Lake County’s Comprehensive Plan begins Friday in Leesburg April 6, 2006
Lake County agencies host booths at the 2006 Lake County Fair April 5, 2006
County Commission honors retiring committee chairman April 4, 2006
Series of meetings invites Lake County residents to submit comments on comprehensive plan draft March 29, 2006
Commissioners to break ground for South Clermont Connector on April 6 March 29, 2006
Lake County Master Gardeners to host annual plant sale March 28, 2006
REMINDER: Mock DUI Crash scheduled for Thursday March 28, 2006
Remember to change batteries in smoke detectors for daylight-saving time March 28, 2006
Lake County's volunteer disaster training ends March series with class scheduled in Astor March 27, 2006
Two Lake County divisions to open late Monday, March 27 March 23, 2006
Next stop for Lake County's volunteer disaster training is Spring Creek Elementary in Paisley March 21, 2006
Lake County Library System hosts Festival of Reading opening event March 21, 2006
Mock DUI Crash to be held March 30 at East Ridge High March 15, 2006
First of three volunteer disaster training courses in March scheduled for Friday March 15, 2006
Volunteer Program announces 'all-volunteer' recipe contest March 10, 2006
Local Planning Agency to begin task of reviewing future land-use map requests on March 16 March 10, 2006
Lake County promotion selected as phone card of the month March 10, 2006
Opening art reception Friday to showcase female sculptors from Central Florida March 9, 2006
Lake Soil and Water Conservation District announces winners of Third Annual Lake Regional Envirothon March 8, 2006
Academy provides in-depth view of County government March 8, 2006
Mystery authors to appear in Lake County March 8, 2006
Officials view new airboat for aquatic plant management March 7, 2006
Temporary fire station to open Monday in Lake Jem March 3, 2006
Tavares art exhibit to feature women sculptors March 3, 2006
Lake County museum to host reception for new exhibit February 24, 2006
Disaster training continues for Lake County volunteers February 24, 2006
Showcase connects senior citizens with support agencies February 24, 2006
Guests for Ferndale Preserve celebration encouraged to reserve seat for provided bus transportation February 17, 2006
Grant applications available for emergency food and shelter programs in Lake County February 14, 2006
Lake County offices to close for President's Day February 13, 2006
Lake County to celebrate Ferndale Preserve on Feb. 23 February 9, 2006
Lake County business to expand with grant aid February 8, 2006
Lake County awards contract for South Lake Connector February 7, 2006
Community bird-watching program set for Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. February 7, 2006
Event organizers ready for 13th Annual Eustis African-American Heritage Festival on Feb. 18 February 7, 2006
Deadline is Monday to reserve a spot for Lake County Days February 3, 2006
The Villages to heat up Saturday with chili cook-off February 2, 2006
Hampton Inn & Suites opens its doors in Clermont February 1, 2006
County seeks information about available rental properties February 1, 2006
Catch the excitement of the Bassmaster Family Fest at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg January 31, 2006
Lake County city to celebrate African-American heritage with art display, festival January 27, 2006
Lake County 4-H to host benefit dinner, auction January 25, 2006
Lake County, Central Fla. Sports Commission to host 2006 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships January 24, 2006
Annual Lake County Days scheduled for Feb. 13-14 January 24, 2006
New search engine boosts user friendliness of Lake County Web site January 20, 2006
Marketing events is as easy as ‘point, click, promote’ January 17, 2006
Local residents encouraged to attend volunteer training January 13, 2006
Meeting scheduled Jan. 23 to discuss the future of PEAR Park January 12, 2006
New Procurement Services Director begins work in Lake County January 12, 2006
County offices to close in observation of MLK Day January 11, 2006
Lake County hosts disaster training for volunteers January 10, 2006
Educational forum on Jan. 12 to provide information about new Medicare Part D prescription-drug program January 6, 2006
Online magazine features the unique traits of Lake County January 3, 2006
Christmas tree recycling program begins for unincorporated Lake County residents January 3, 2006
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