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2010 News Releases
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates annual poster & speech contest winners December 29, 2010
Lake County hosts bidder’s conference and grant writing workshop for available grants December 28, 2010
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to host annual tree giveaway on Jan. 20 December 22, 2010
Lake & Sumter Extension offices announce upcoming ‘Grow Lake Sumter’ cable show schedule December 21, 2010
LakeXpress, Lake County Connection to close Dec. 24 & 31 for holidays December 21, 2010
County seeks additional volunteers to operate courtesy shuttle December 16, 2010
Lake County Government offices close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays December 15, 2010
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team reminds residents ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ December 14, 2010
New website launches with focus on County Blueways December 13, 2010
Commissioners solicit suggestions from community on growing businesses in Lake County December 7, 2010
Local Mitigation Strategy Group to meet on updates to countywide emergency plan December 3, 2010
Lake County accepting grant applications for children and human services programs December 3, 2010
Religious leaders sought for invocation program at weekly Board meetings December 3, 2010
Park rangers to guide nature hike at PEAR Park December 1, 2010
Lake County farmers, landowners encouraged to attend energy and bio-fuel crop production forum December 1, 2010
Commissioners to hear final plan on Wekiva Parkway alignment November 29, 2010
LakeXpress seeks ‘mystery rider’ volunteers November 29, 2010
Lake County Fire Rescue honors child hero and teacher November 24, 2010
Lake County 4-H Foundation hosts ‘Ribs 4 Kids’ event November 23, 2010
Lake County Government offices to close Nov. 25 & 26 for Thanksgiving November 18, 2010
Lake County Park Rangers encourage participants to help with bird survey at Ferndale Preserve November 18, 2010
Lake County park rangers to host bird survey at PEAR Park November 17, 2010
Lake County & School District promote Miracle Field event November 17, 2010
Lake County Extension to present information on planning nutritious meals for less money November 12, 2010
Enjoy a day of family fun at Saturday’s Third Annual Green Fair November 12, 2010
Commissioner Cadwell appointed to State Library Council November 10, 2010
Lake County Community Safety Traffic Team reminds residents to buckle up this Thanksgiving holiday November 10, 2010
Two new Commissioners to be sworn into office November 9, 2010
An abundance of children’s activities at Lake County Green Fair provides fun for all November 8, 2010
Lake County Conservation & Compliance reminds residents of seasonal change in irrigation restrictions November 5, 2010
Annual Lake County Green Fair to highlight educational workshops, products, services November 1, 2010
Public Safety reminds residents to change batteries in smoke detectors, weather radios for end of daylight-saving time November 1, 2010
Lake County Government offices to close Nov. 11 for Veterans Day October 29, 2010
Lake County family benefits from federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program October 29, 2010
Lake County invites residents to help 'Stuff the Bus' October 29, 2010
Lake County park rangers host two upcoming events October 29, 2010
Third Annual Lake County Green Fair partners with Golden Triangle YMCA to offer Zumbathon October 26, 2010
First Annual Senior Fest event to promote health, wealth & fun October 21, 2010
Park rangers to host nature hike at Ferndale Preserve October 21, 2010
Lake County Commissioners support School Board’s resolution on Amendment 8 October 21, 2010
Local Amateur Radio Groups and the National Weather Service Offer SKYWARN Spotter Training October 19, 2010
Annual Lake County Green Fair highlights environmentally friendly products, services October 18, 2010
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team issues safety tips for National School Bus Safety Week October 15, 2010
New Lake County Clerk of Courts website launches October 12, 2010
Lake County traffic safety team supports third anniversary of ‘Help Our Heroes Call Home’ October 11, 2010
Lake County creates online list, application for volunteer opportunities with County Government October 8, 2010
Park rangers & Water Authority to guide paddling adventure on Oct. 22 October 8, 2010
Emeralda Marsh to come alive for Birds & Bicycles event on Oct. 23 October 6, 2010
Lake County tourism staff welcomes Central Florida’s arts leaders to Clermont October 5, 2010
Discovery Gardens at Lake County Agricultural Center extends summer hours until Oct. 11 October 5, 2010
County park rangers reschedule Friday’s bird survey; plan for Saturday’s bird hike October 5, 2010
Lake County traffic safety team to recognize 10th anniversary of ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ October 4, 2010
Lake County officially enters the social media realm September 28, 2010
Lake County to recognize Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9 September 28, 2010
Lake County park rangers invite volunteers to help with bird survey at Ferndale Preserve September 28, 2010
Lake Soil and Water Conservation District announces annual poster & speech contest September 24, 2010
Lake County Animal Services angles for shelter challenge votes September 24, 2010
County Commission applauds THAT! Company’s accomplishments September 22, 2010
LakeXpress to participate in Eustis Heights Elementary event September 22, 2010
Public hearing rescheduled for state forest management plan September 21, 2010
County extension offices partner to host plant-material program, titled ‘Expanding your Plant Palette’ September 20, 2010
Lake County park rangers host two upcoming events September 20, 2010
Lake County Economic Development congratulates Clermont company for regional innovative award September 16, 2010
Two weeks remain to submit application for Lake County Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Program September 16, 2010
County Commission to recognize local recipient of governor’s business diversification award September 15, 2010
Top-notch women golfers to tee off at Mission Inn Resort & Club for Fall Preview September 15, 2010
Lake County Commissioner reappointed to NACo committee September 10, 2010
Web Tracker: Online application documents proposed developments in Lake County September 8, 2010
New edition of online magazine features Lake County tourism spots September 8, 2010
Lake County invites volunteers to help with bird & butterfly survey at PEAR Park September 7, 2010
Lake County to select one home and one small commercial building for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Program September 1, 2010
Topics of second business summit are capital, marketing, planning & workforce development September 1, 2010
Lake County Commissioners to recognize state speech winner at Sept. 7 meeting September 1, 2010
Lake County Government offices to close Sept. 6 for Labor Day August 30, 2010
Public hearings postponed for state forest management plan August 30, 2010
Artistic Visitors: Lake County Welcome Center receives donated sculptures August 27, 2010
Lake County invites volunteers to help with bird & butterfly survey at Ferndale Preserve August 24, 2010
LakeXpress to permanently change start time of Mount Dora route to serve students August 20, 2010
Lake County awards local college for job creation August 18, 2010
Lake County to host Fair Housing Seminar August 18, 2010
LakeXpress route to be affected by road closure in Mount Dora August 17, 2010
Crack the Code: Lake County Tourism introduces ‘quick response codes’ to select print advertisements August 17, 2010
Discovery Gardens at Lake County Agricultural Center moves to new summer hours until Oct. 1 August 17, 2010
Lake County rangers to guide nature hike at Pine Forest Park August 17, 2010
Lake County CTST issues back-to-school safety tips August 16, 2010
Leesburg Public Library’s story time to welcome special guest storyteller, Rep. Marlene O’Toole August 13, 2010
Can You Hear Me Now?: Lake County Commission unveils audio meeting minutes on Web site August 11, 2010
New crop of stimulus-funded road projects to improve Lake County infrastructure August 11, 2010
Johnny on the Spot: Lake County Solid Waste employee cleans up on awards August 11, 2010
Lake County Public Transportation Division, Lake-Sumter MPO seek public input on Transit Development Plan August 11, 2010
Exhibitor applications, sponsorships being accepted for Third Annual Green Fair August 10, 2010
Park rangers to conduct bird, butterfly surveys at PEAR Park August 10, 2010
Lake County thanks its participants, sponsors at Green Symposium with eye on upcoming Green Fair August 3, 2010
Traffic Alert: Expect delays on Old Highway 50 August 3, 2010
Florida Highwaymen artists return to Mount Dora August 2, 2010
14th Annual Back-to-School Safety Fair scheduled for Aug. 7 July 28, 2010
Lake County Economic Development congratulates local companies selected as ‘best to work for’ July 28, 2010
Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment to exhibit at ‘Farm to Fuel’ Summit on Aug. 11-13 July 23, 2010
Park rangers to lead nature hike at Twin Lakes Park July 19, 2010
200 teens to swing for the fences in Lake County for Babe Ruth state tournament July 19, 2010
Annual Green Symposium includes free educational classes for homeowners July 16, 2010
New facility plants seeds for enhanced education efforts at Lake County Extension July 14, 2010
Agenda set for Second Annual Green Symposium July 14, 2010
Lake County tourism recognizes local accommodations for green initiative July 14, 2010
Judicial Center parking lot is closing Wednesday, July 14 July 13, 2010
Nature hike scheduled for Saturday at PEAR Park July 13, 2010
Lake County seeks volunteers for Judicial Center shuttle July 8, 2010
Extension Office promotes small farms conference July 8, 2010
Free course offers emergency planning for local businesses July 7, 2010
Public invited to celebrate new Horticultural Learning Center at Lake County Extension July 7, 2010
Lake County invites experienced bird watchers to help with bird survey at Ferndale Preserve July 7, 2010
GOOAAAAL!: Upcoming soccer tourney to kick start Lake County’s summer tourism season July 2, 2010
Celebrate Independence Day at 4 events in Lake County July 1, 2010
Keep Your Fourth of July Safe: Leave the fireworks show to the professionals June 30, 2010
New trailer assists Lake County with pump outs of residential home-heating oil tanks June 30, 2010
Guest speakers set for Annual Green Symposium June 30, 2010
Two-year extensions available for Lake County Growth Management’s building permits, development orders June 30, 2010
County requests nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame June 30, 2010
Lake County Tourism congratulates Mount Dora Bed & Breakfast for setting ‘sparkling’ precedent June 28, 2010
Got Land?: County searches for suitable park space in South Lake June 25, 2010
Popularity in online payments for building permits soars June 25, 2010
Lake County Government offices to close July 5 in observance of Fourth of July June 25, 2010
LakeXpress to close July 5 to observe Fourth of July June 24, 2010
Lake County Emergency Management Division recognizes Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 23, 2010
Lake County Emergency Management & Health Department ask residents to be aware of heat exhaustion symptoms June 16, 2010
Tavares & Lake County fire departments cooperate to service community impacted by road closure June 16, 2010
Two Lake County 4-H teens to experience government hands-on as mock legislature convenes for 38th year June 16, 2010
County governments partner to host annual hurricane expo in Four Corners community June 15, 2010
IT professionals from public agencies gather to share ideas; look for potential partnerships June 15, 2010
Lake County park rangers host two upcoming events June 15, 2010
Public Works advises motorists of CR 448 closure June 11, 2010
Lake County to present Second Annual Green Symposium June 10, 2010
VolunteerLAKE sponsors public service academy for teens June 10, 2010
Lake County Emergency Management to participate in mall hurricane expo June 4, 2010
Lake County CTST continues box top collection for schools during summer June 4, 2010
LakeXpress visits local elementary school students June 4, 2010
Lake County firefighters review safety standards June 3, 2010
Lake County Tourism congratulates Sports Commission for honoring local athletes May 28, 2010
Lake County Stormwater completes Dead River pond May 28, 2010
Commissioner Cadwell to remain in hospital over the weekend May 27, 2010
VolunteerLAKE to host ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ community service event on June 12 in Umatilla May 27, 2010
LakeXpress to close for Memorial Day May 27, 2010
Early closures announced for Lake County parking garage May 26, 2010
Lake County Fire Rescue paramedics receive rescue swimming training from U.S. Navy May 26, 2010
Law enforcement credits increased patrols, LakeXpress for safer Bikefest May 26, 2010
County encourages residents to prepare for hurricane season May 25, 2010
Society award recipients have ‘history on their side’ May 25, 2010
Hospitalized Commissioner expresses confidence in Board for tomorrow’s hearing of comp plan May 24, 2010
Early verdict of repair project is no more water leaks at Lake County Judicial Center May 21, 2010
Wheels on the (LakeXpress) bus go round and round to Eustis elementary school event May 21, 2010
Employees’ food drive nets more than 700 pounds May 21, 2010
‘Blues’ to bring joy to Mount Dora festival-goers May 19, 2010
County releases interactive map of municipal zoning May 19, 2010
Lake County offices to close for Memorial Day May 18, 2010
Lake County Commission supports YMCA’s ‘Get Moving Lake County’ May 18, 2010
LakeXpress offers free summer bus rides for students May 14, 2010
Park rangers & Water Authority to guide paddling adventure on May 28 May 14, 2010
Lake County park rangers host two upcoming events May 13, 2010
REMINDER: Lake County Welcome Center celebrates National Tourism Week tomorrow May 13, 2010
Lake County park rangers encourage local birders to participate in North American Migration Count May 5, 2010
Mission Inn continues unprecedented streak of hosting NCAA golf tourneys May 5, 2010
Lake County 4-H air-rifle team competes at state match May 5, 2010
Grants available from Adopt-a-Lake Program for shoreline restoration April 30, 2010
Lake County prepares for its second collegiate golf championship this week April 29, 2010
REMINDER: Scrub-jay workshop is this Saturday April 28, 2010
Park rangers to host nature hike at Ferndale Preserve April 28, 2010
Organizers rev up for Lake County Motorcycle Safety Fair on May 8 April 23, 2010
Lake County Welcome Center to celebrate National Tourism Week on Friday, May 14 April 23, 2010
Lake County, Groveland & EDC star at waste-to-fuels conference April 23, 2010
Lake County recognizes first heritage tree April 20, 2010
Lake County Commission approves business incentives for two expanding companies April 20, 2010
Lake County park rangers host 2 bird surveys this week April 20, 2010
LakeXpress seeks ‘mystery rider’ volunteers April 19, 2010
Lake County tourism blog marks its 1,000th visitor April 19, 2010
Lake County Extension supports agriculture financial conference April 19, 2010
Mock DUI Crash to be held April 20 at Umatilla High April 15, 2010
Lake County GIS releases 2009 aerial photography April 15, 2010
Lake County’s public transportation service to provide shuttles for Leesburg Bikefest April 13, 2010
Conference USA men’s golf teams to converge in Lake County for championship April 13, 2010
Park rangers & Water Authority to guide paddling adventure on April 17 April 13, 2010
New online case studies illustrate usefulness of GIS April 13, 2010
Lake County touts bus service at County Fair April 8, 2010
Census Bureau encourages Lake County residents to ‘March to the Mailbox’ April 8, 2010
Lake County Historical Society to present awards banquet on April 23 April 8, 2010
Park rangers to guide Spring Migrant & Nature Hike at Palatlakaha River Park April 7, 2010
Adopt-a-Lake Program hosting Landscape Best Management Practices Seminar on April 14 April 7, 2010
Lake County awarded federal funds under emergency food and shelter program April 7, 2010
Boy Scouts assist Stormwater Section with marking drains with message ‘Only Rain Down the Storm Drain’ April 7, 2010
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates East Ridge for winning state land-judging competition April 2, 2010
Scrub-jay workshop to assist with countywide survey April 2, 2010
Lake County 4-H requests volunteer judges for fair March 29, 2010
Lake County park rangers to guide beginning birders hike on April 3 March 29, 2010
Organizers deem business summit a success March 26, 2010
Lake County to present informational meeting on new landscape ordinance March 26, 2010
Lake County employees organize food drive March 26, 2010
Lake County awards new Tavares-based company with business assistance incentive March 23, 2010
Lake County Commission, Clermont Council to assemble in joint meeting on March 29 March 23, 2010
County Commission recognizes Judge Boylston March 23, 2010
Lake County Commission proclaims April as Water Conservation Month March 23, 2010
Census Bureau identifies neighborhoods with potentially low questionnaire return March 22, 2010
Lake County advertises homes for sale from Neighborhood Stabilization Program March 22, 2010
Lake County Tourism’s online accommodation coupon averages more than one download a day March 22, 2010
Park rangers & Water Authority to guide paddling adventure on March 27 March 19, 2010
Lake County to present Second Annual Green Symposium on July 29-30 March 19, 2010
Lake County Probation Division readjusts operating hours March 19, 2010
Slate of speakers set for Lake County business success summit on March 25 March 16, 2010
Lake County 4-H to receive boost from paper clover campaign, Tractor Supply Company March 16, 2010
Extension Office promotes small farms conference March 16, 2010
Lake County and Niagara Agree to Focus on the Future March 16, 2010
Questionnaire Assistance Centers for 2010 U.S. Census to open this week March 15, 2010
REMINDER: Operation Medicine Cabinet scheduled for Thursday in Leesburg March 15, 2010
Lake County Conservation & Compliance reminds residents of seasonal change in irrigation restrictions March 15, 2010
Lake County to begin receiving census forms next week March 12, 2010
Mock DUI Crash to be held March 23 at Eustis High March 12, 2010
Webcasting of Lake County Commission meetings continues March 16 at 9 a.m. March 12, 2010
Public Safety reminds residents to change batteries in smoke detectors, weather radios for daylight-saving time March 11, 2010
Lake County welcomes another crop of collegiate golfers March 11, 2010
Stimulus funds help with new road projects March 11, 2010
Winners of census poster contest receive recognition, prizes at School Board meeting March 9, 2010
Lake County summit strives to help entrepreneurs, small business owners March 9, 2010
Park & Trails features two nature events this week March 9, 2010
Lake County supports Yalaha Family Fun Day on March 13 March 9, 2010
Procurement offices of local governments in Lake County to host Reverse Vendor Tradeshow March 8, 2010
LakeXpress encourages riders to ‘tell their story’ March 8, 2010
Lake County Farm Tour sows seeds of knowledge March 8, 2010
GREAT ESCAPE: Out-of-state athletes flee winter for start of Florida’s triathlon season March 4, 2010
Lake County supports Child Protection Mini-Conference scheduled for April 27 March 4, 2010
Lake County’s growing online registry promotes local artists, musicians and cultural venues March 4, 2010
Lake County Complete Count Committee announces winners of poster design contest March 3, 2010
REMINDER: Lake County Extension to host first-ever farm tour on Thursday March 3, 2010
Traffic Alert: Expect intermittent closures of northbound County Road 561 near Turnpike March 3, 2010
Parks & Trails hosts 2 Leesburg-area events this week March 3, 2010
Lake County Commissioners approve suspension of transportation impact fees for one year March 2, 2010
Tech Track: Zoning Division offers new online services March 2, 2010
March 2 discussion on library budget cancelled February 25, 2010
Trial Run: Lake County auditions free service to broadcast Commission meetings live on Web February 24, 2010
Lake County Commission to consider suspending transportation impact fees at March 2 meeting February 24, 2010
Park rangers & Water Authority to guide paddling adventure and hike on Feb. 27 February 22, 2010
Business incubator in Leesburg to host open house February 22, 2010
Lake County Tourism welcomes 17 women’s golf teams for UCF Challenge, March 1-2 February 19, 2010
Lake County releases interactive demographic map February 19, 2010
Environmental Utilities & Lake County Sheriff’s Office partner to dispose of residents’ unwanted, expired medications February 18, 2010
Lake County Extension to host first-ever farm tour February 18, 2010
Lake County Tourism supports upcoming wedding expos February 17, 2010
Lake County participates in Hazardous Materials Awareness Week, Feb. 14-20 February 17, 2010
REMINDER: Annual Eustis African-American Heritage Festival is Feb. 20 February 17, 2010
Lake County Historical Society to close for move February 12, 2010
County Commissioners cancel meeting for Feb. 16 February 11, 2010
Lake County 4-H team wins first place at state fair February 11, 2010
Lake County offices to close for Presidents Day February 4, 2010
LakeXpress route to be affected by festival in Mount Dora February 4, 2010
Local organizations unite on the Web to promote 2010 Census February 4, 2010
Marquee college tournament highlights economic benefits of new softball complex February 4, 2010
LASER declares ‘Operation Haiti Relief’ a success February 2, 2010
Lake County agricultural operations eligible for relief February 2, 2010
Testing for U.S. Census jobs continues in February February 1, 2010
Annual Eustis African-American Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20 February 1, 2010
Marsh to come alive with Birds and Bicycles January 29, 2010
Lake County Extension to offer four ‘Closing Your Florida Home’ programs January 29, 2010
Volunteers quickly outpace donations at LASER’s ‘Operation Haiti Relief’ January 29, 2010
Lake County Complete Count Committee unveils Twitter & Facebook pages for 2010 U.S. Census January 29, 2010
REMINDER: LASER’s volunteer Haitian relief efforts begin this week January 26, 2010
Lake County Web site touts importance of 2010 U.S. census January 21, 2010
United Southern Bank accepts donations for relief effort January 21, 2010
Lake County Community Services readjusts operating hours January 21, 2010
LASER sets dates for Haitian relief efforts; volunteers and donations still needed January 20, 2010
Lake County seeks religious leaders to participate in invocation program of weekly Board meetings January 20, 2010
Lake County invites experienced bird watchers to help with bird survey at Ferndale Preserve January 20, 2010
Lake Sumter Grantsmanship Network presents grant-writing workshop on Jan. 21 January 20, 2010
LASER requests volunteers, donations for Haitian relief effort January 15, 2010
Lake County Complete Count Committee sponsors poster design contest for students January 15, 2010
Lake County tourism launches new blog January 15, 2010
Lake County Historical Society to host luncheon January 15, 2010
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra prepares for 2010 concerts beginning with ‘Legends, Mysteries, and Myths’ January 15, 2010
County offices to close in observation of MLK Day January 11, 2010
Clean Sweep: Mount Dora bed & breakfast earns second straight housekeeping award January 11, 2010
Lake County’s proposed comprehensive plan enters homestretch in approval process January 8, 2010
REMINDER: Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to host tree giveaway on Jan. 14 January 8, 2010
Lake County adds more free maps to its Map Gallery January 8, 2010
Lake County park rangers to guide winter bird hike January 7, 2010
Florida Highwaymen artists return to Mount Dora January 7, 2010
Lake County offering discount coupon to boost tourism January 6, 2010
REMINDER: Invitation for Promise Ranch property tour January 6, 2010
Department of Community Services schedules bidder’s conferences and writing workshops for available grants January 6, 2010
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