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2011 News Releases
Lake County to host State of the County event Jan. 10 December 27, 2011
Lake County Extension to offer educational program on spring vegetable gardening December 27, 2011
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to host annual tree giveaway on Jan. 19 December 27, 2011
New energy saving education program to be offered by LSCC to Lake County residents December 27, 2011
Lake County Government offices close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays December 23, 2011
Lake County 4-H Foundation and youth to host ‘Lake County 4-H Ribs For Kids’ fundraiser event December 23, 2011
Lake County CTST reminds residents to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over December 19, 2011
Lake, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Pasco Extension Offices to host AGRItunity 2012 Conference December 8, 2011
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District congratulates 2011 poster & speech contest winners December 8, 2011
Local Building Officials Complete Energy Training at Lake-Sumter Community College December 7, 2011
Senate welcomes public Input on congressional and state legislative district boundaries December 5, 2011
Lake Community Health Worker Program to offer Florida KidCare Application Assistance Training December 2, 2011
Now available: Lake County Adopt-A-Lake Program 2012 calendars December 2, 2011
South Lake residents invited to community meeting regarding area parks & trails November 29, 2011
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team reminds residents that ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ November 28, 2011
Lake County Animal Services offers ‘Pawtificate’ for holiday pet adoptions November 28, 2011
Lake County Government offices to close Nov. 24 & 25 for Thanksgiving holiday November 18, 2011
REMINDER: Annual Stuff the Bus food drive scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 November 18, 2011
Lake County company G&T Conveyor completes major project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport November 18, 2011
Survey-takers needed for winter bird count at Ferndale Preserve November 18, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct winter bird survey at PEAR Park November 18, 2011
Schedule set for 2012 bi-annual Comprehensive Plan amendment proposals November 18, 2011
Lake County Conservation & Compliance reminds residents of seasonal change in irrigation restrictions November 17, 2011
Lake County Community Safety Traffic Team reminds residents to buckle up during holiday season November 16, 2011
Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive challenges residents to fill buses full of food November 10, 2011
New online feature showcases proud owners of adopted pets November 10, 2011
Online voting now available for Lake County Adopt-A-Lake Program 2012 calendar photographs November 8, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers and Water Authority to lead paddling trip and nature hike November 8, 2011
Lake County Government offices, Welcome Center to close for Veterans Day November 7, 2011
Lake County to participate in 13th Annual GIS Day on Nov. 16 November 7, 2011
First nationwide Emergency Alert System test to be conducted Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. November 7, 2011
Informative hike will discuss restoration efforts underway at Ferndale Preserve November 4, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to conduct a bird survey in Ferndale on Nov. 10 November 4, 2011
Expert speakers and action-packed agenda planned for First Annual Economic Development Summit October 28, 2011
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District office to relocate October 28, 2011
Lake County Extension to host workshop series on retirement planning October 21, 2011
First lady of Florida makes stop at Cagan Crossings Community Library October 21, 2011
Public input needed from Mount Plymouth and Sorrento communities on proposed CRA October 20, 2011
Upcoming event to teach the basics on becoming an expert bird watcher October 20, 2011
Prescription Drugs Take-Back event coming to Clermont on Oct. 20 October 17, 2011
Lake County welcomes U.S. Men’s U17 National Soccer teams October 14, 2011
National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 17-21 October 14, 2011
Adoptable pets need props and volunteers for new picture-perfect initiative October 14, 2011
Lake County to host First Annual Economic Development Summit October 14, 2011
Lake CTST encourages safe driving practices for teens during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 16-22 October 13, 2011
Lake County CTST supports ‘Help Our Heroes Call Home’ benefit ride on Oct. 15 October 13, 2011
Learn tips on how to become an expert bird watcher at upcoming event October 13, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird & butterfly survey at PEAR Park October 13, 2011
Nature enthusiasts invited to explore native landscaping with Park Rangers at North Lake Community Park October 12, 2011
Park Rangers to hold rare night event to view nocturnal migrating birds October 7, 2011
Join Park Rangers for a migratory bird hike at PEAR Park October 7, 2011
The Power of Pink: Lake County firefighters wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month October 6, 2011
Lake County Fire Rescue encourages residents to keep their family and homes safe during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15 October 6, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to conduct bird & butterfly survey in Ferndale Oct. 7 October 6, 2011
Florida Department of Transportation Toll Rate Rulemaking Public Hearing for Indexing October 6, 2011
Lake County CTST to recognize 11th Annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day October 3, 2011
County employee Stephanie Glass wins prestigious Donn Davis Public Service Award for the U.S. Dept. Of Justice September 30, 2011
Second Annual Fitness Fair and North Lake Fun Run is Oct. 1 September 30, 2011
Sorrento residents invited to town hall meeting regarding reports of sex offender village September 29, 2011
Park Rangers invite residents on a hike to learn about native bunch grasses September 29, 2011
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District announces annual poster & speech contest September 29, 2011
Come encounter migratory birds during a Lake County Park Ranger led hike September 27, 2011
Join Park Rangers for a bird & butterfly survey at PEAR Park September 27, 2011
Lake County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8 September 26, 2011
Lake County to host workshop series on chronic disease self-management September 23, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct fall migration hike at Palatlakaha River Park September 22, 2011
Successful GO GREEN GET GREEN rebate program to end Sept. 26 September 20, 2011
County to celebrate National Public Lands Day at upcoming Ellis Acres Reserve event September 20, 2011
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: New Economic Development team ready to support local businesses and tourism September 19, 2011
County announces new online tool for obtaining single-family residential permits September 16, 2011
Lake County to host Florida Water Star Accredited Professional training for landscape, irrigation professionals September 15, 2011
Appeal process begins for proposed FEMA Base Flood Elevation map changes September 15, 2011
Lake County congratulates City of Tavares and WattNext, Inc. on Industry Innovation Award September 15, 2011
Prescription Drugs Take-Back event coming to Mount Dora on Sept. 15 September 9, 2011
Lake County enters into agreement for future Lake Apopka North Shore Overlook & Trailhead September 9, 2011
Lake County’s Adopt-a-Lake Program seeks photographs for 2012 calendar September 6, 2011
Lake County Government offices, LakeXpress to close for Labor Day holiday August 31, 2011
County congratulates THAT! Company on being ranked as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies August 26, 2011
9/11 memorial ceremony to include dedication of steel fragment from World Trade Center site August 26, 2011
Lake County Contractors Approved for Weatherization Projects August 26, 2011
New Product Added to Lake County’s GO GREEN GET GREEN Rebate Program August 23, 2011
County seeks grant applications for emergency food & shelter programs August 23, 2011
East Lake residents invited to community meeting on potential Mount-Plymouth-Sorrento CRA August 22, 2011
Savage Race comes to Lake County August 22, 2011
Public invited to celebrate opening of Ellis Acres, The Pasture and Lake May properties August 18, 2011
Religious leaders sought for invocation program at weekly Board meetings August 18, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to conduct bird & butterfly survey in Ferndale on Aug. 20 August 17, 2011
Lake County CTST issues back-to-school safety tips August 16, 2011
County Commissioners proclaim week of Aug. 15 as Children’s Healthcare Coverage Week August 16, 2011
Commissioners seek public comment on proposed district maps August 15, 2011
Prescription Drugs Take-Back event coming to Lady Lake on Aug. 18 August 12, 2011
Joint meeting of School Board, County Commission rescheduled for Aug. 30 August 11, 2011
FEMA to hold open house on Aug. 18 for proposed changes to flood maps August 11, 2011
Join Park Rangers for a fall migration bird & butterfly survey at PEAR Park August 10, 2011
Upcoming community events to offer information on Florida KidCare health insurance program August 10, 2011
LSCC Offers Building Operations Management Training August 9, 2011
Commissioner Cadwell appointed to NACo Board of Directors August 9, 2011
Mark your calendars to attend the Aug. 13 Annual Back-to-School Safety Fair August 5, 2011
The Lake County Extension invites residents to learn ways to incorporate fruit in landscaping August 5, 2011
Lake County CTST School Supply Drive ending Aug. 12 August 4, 2011
Two off-duty firefighters use quick thinking and Automated External Defibrillator to save life August 1, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct nature hike at Pine Forest Park August 1, 2011
Building Services to change days for inspections July 27, 2011
Annual Back-to-School Safety Fair to be held Aug. 13 July 25, 2011
Lake County to open Ellis Acres, The Pasture and Lake May properties for passive recreation July 22, 2011
Prescription Drugs Take-Back event coming to Four Corners area on July 28 July 22, 2011
Education program offers tips on preparing vegetable gardens for fall season July 21, 2011
County seeks nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame July 21, 2011
Residents invited to join park rangers on a nature hike at Lake Jem Park July 20, 2011
CANCELLED: Joint meeting between School Board, County Commission scheduled for July 19 July 19, 2011
Lake-Sumter Community College Offers Weatherization Training for Lake County Contractors July 18, 2011
Cooper Memorial Library recently played host to Chinese librarians July 18, 2011
Lake County CTST joins effort to collect needed school supplies for students July 15, 2011
Joint workshop between County Commission and School Board to be held July 19 in Minneola July 11, 2011
Lake County Extension, Department of Public Works both awarded grants for wildflower education July 11, 2011
Park Rangers invite participants to learn about wildflowers and native plants July 8, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird, butterfly survey at PEAR Park on July 15 July 8, 2011
Lake County Extension to offer training on Pasture Management July 8, 2011
Lake County Launches GO GREEN GET GREEN Rebate Program July 5, 2011
Public Safety officials rescind burn ban for unincorporated Lake County June 30, 2011
Lake County Government offices, LakeXpress to close for Independence Day holiday June 29, 2011
LCFR continues monitoring wildfire threat levels, reminds residents of burn ban and dangers of fireworks June 28, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to conduct a breeding bird survey in Ferndale on July 9 June 28, 2011
Fire Departments Work Together to Save Home June 24, 2011
REMINDER: Residents encouraged to attend Annual Four Corners Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 25 June 20, 2011
Park rangers to lead nature hike at Lake Idamere June 16, 2011
Lake County Fire Rescue elevates wildfire response to “extreme”, discourages use of fireworks June 15, 2011
County governments partner to host Annual Four Corners Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 25 June 14, 2011
Second phase of traffic light synchronization project gets the green light June 14, 2011
Public Transportation Division encourages Lake County residents to ‘Dump the Pump’ on June 16 June 13, 2011
Prescription Drugs Take-Back event coming to Leesburg on June 16 June 10, 2011
Summertime box top collection for schools continues for Lake County CTST June 9, 2011
Park Rangers invite participants to learn how to identify and use native plants in landscaping June 8, 2011
New partnership brings Florida Water Star training and conservation planning assistance to Lake June 8, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to host monthly bird survey in Ferndale on June 10 June 8, 2011
County Commissioners, Central Florida leaders to meet with Congressman Mica on public transportation June 6, 2011
Chevy Volt, Honda Civic GX, Zero Electric Motorcycles and more on display at upcoming Green Symposium June 3, 2011
Mandatory burn ban enacted for unincorporated Lake County June 3, 2011
Park Rangers invite participants to learn ways to attract birds and butterflies using native plants May 31, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird, butterfly survey at PEAR Park on June 3 May 31, 2011
Lake County Commission supports Golden Triangle YMCA’s ‘Get Moving Lake County’ May 31, 2011
Residents invited to learn ways to care for Florida lawns May 26, 2011
Partnership between Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s Office bolsters emergency response on waterways May 26, 2011
County reminds residents about importance of preparedness for start of hurricane season May 26, 2011
Timing is right for traffic light synchronization May 24, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to lead nature hike at PEAR Park on May 21 May 19, 2011
Lake County Government offices to close for Memorial Day holiday May 19, 2011
Lake and Volusia Counties finalize agenda, speakers for Third Annual Green Symposium May 18, 2011
Lake County Community Safety Traffic Team reminds residents to ‘Click it or Ticket’ day and night May 18, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to host monthly bird survey at Ferndale Preserve on May 20 May 18, 2011
County Manager completes his senior leadership team with hiring of two key staff positions May 16, 2011
Park Rangers to lead a rare evening nature hike at PEAR Park on May 14 May 13, 2011
Bi-Annual North American Migration Bird Count being conducted at PEAR Park on May 14 May 12, 2011
Lake County explores potential for a South Lake Business Incubator May 11, 2011
‘Butterflies Needs Weeds’ discovery hike being offered at PEAR Park May 9, 2011
Lake-Sumter Community College Offering Environmental Protection Agency Lead Safety Training on May 11 May 9, 2011
‘Prescription Drugs Take Back’ event coming to Minneola on May 12 May 5, 2011
Lake County Parks & Trails offers low-impact nature hike May 3, 2011
Park Rangers invite residents to get rare glimpse of wildlife during evening hike May 3, 2011
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team joins federal, state and local partners in promoting motorcycle safety April 28, 2011
Cadwell selected to join elected officials for a meeting with President Obama, Senior White House Officials April 28, 2011
Joint meeting with Commissioners and School Board to focus on education and workforce April 28, 2011
Lake County Fire Rescue adds Advanced Life Support services to Fire Station in Fruitland Park April 27, 2011
Mock DUI Crash event set for May 17 at South Lake High April 27, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct bird migration survey at Ferndale Preserve April 26, 2011
Mock DUI Crash event set for April 26 at Mount Dora High April 21, 2011
Residents encouraged to participate in the ‘Prescription Drugs Take Back’ event this Saturday April 13, 2011
Lake County government procurement officials to host Third Annual Reverse Vendor Tradeshow April 12, 2011
REMINDER: Lake County Parks & Trails, PEAR Association invite residents to Open House and Native Plant Sale at PEAR Park April 12, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird, butterfly survey at PEAR Park on April 16 April 12, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to host monthly bird survey in Ferndale on April 15 April 12, 2011
LakeXpress kicks-off its Bus Shelter Program in downtown Tavares April 12, 2011
LakeXpress to provide shuttle service for Leesburg Bikefest April 6, 2011
Lake County Animal Shelter hours to change this month April 6, 2011
Lake County Parks & Trails, PEAR Association to host Open House and Native Plant Sale at PEAR Park April 6, 2011
Lake County Commissioners approve 15-month suspension of school impact fees April 5, 2011
Lake & Volusia Counties join together to host Third Annual Green Symposium June 10 April 5, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to guide nature hike at Pine Forest Park April 4, 2011
Park Rangers to host ‘Butterflies Needs Weeds’ discovery hike at Ferndale April 4, 2011
'Prescription Drugs Take Back’ event encourages environmentally safe disposal of unwanted medications April 4, 2011
Lake County Fire Lieutenant Ryan Dupont honored as 2010 County Firefighter of the Year April 4, 2011
Lake County Tourist Development Council Establishes Capital Projects Funding Program March 31, 2011
Boy Scouts assist Stormwater Section with marking drains with message ‘Only Rain Down the Storm Drain’ March 31, 2011
Lake County students excel at land judging contest March 31, 2011
Lake County Fire Rescue uses ingenuity to rescue nine from Ocala National Forest March 31, 2011
Park rangers to lead nature hike at Lake Idamere March 30, 2011
Lake County gets affirmed “A” on capital-improvement bonds. March 30, 2011
Board cancels workshop scheduled for March 29 March 28, 2011
Lake County Special Operations Response Team participates in hazardous training exercise March 22, 2011
12th Annual Florida Black Bear Festival March 21, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to lead nature hike for beginner bird watchers March 18, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird, butterfly survey at PEAR Park on March 25 March 18, 2011
New Economic Action Plan, website revealed at second Economic Action Workshop March 17, 2011
2011 U.S. Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships Come to Clermont March 16, 2011
Lake County schools compete in Lake Soil & Water Conservation District envirothon March 14, 2011
Lake County Extension invites residents to learn techniques for Florida Friendly Landscaping March 10, 2011
Lake County Extension seeks volunteers for new Master Money Mentoring Program March 10, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to host monthly bird & butterfly survey in Ferndale on March 18 March 9, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to lead nature hike at Palatlakaha River Park on March 12 March 8, 2011
Lake County Extension to offer Limited Pesticide License Certification training and exam March 3, 2011
Lake County Extension offers BMP Certification course for Florida’s Green Industries March 3, 2011
Businesses, community invited to participate in upcoming Economic Action Workshop March 3, 2011
Lake County CTST reminds motorcycle enthusiasts to attend Motorcycle Safety Fair this Saturday February 23, 2011
Congressman Webster to hold Town Hall meeting in Tavares on Feb. 24 February 17, 2011
It’s a Win-Win-Win: School Board, Tavares & County enter agreement benefiting all parties February 17, 2011
Volunteers honored for their service February 16, 2011
Economic Action Workshop follow-up meeting to be held March 11 February 15, 2011
Lake County Government offices to close for President’s Day holiday February 15, 2011
14th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival February 10, 2011
Parks & Trails staff to host educational walk through native landscaping at North Lake Community Park February 10, 2011
Park Rangers to conduct monthly bird, butterfly survey at PEAR Park on Feb. 18 February 10, 2011
Commissioners Cadwell and Campione help break ground on Welcome Center for Camp Boggy Creek February 10, 2011
Lake County Park Rangers to host monthly bird survey in Ferndale on Feb. 11 February 10, 2011
Public Safety officials launch new Emergency Notification System, AlertLake February 4, 2011
Lake County designates 23 trees in Lake Beauclaire and Sorrento as Heritage Trees February 4, 2011
Lake & Sumter Extension offices announce February ‘Growing Lake Sumter’ cable show schedule February 3, 2011
Lake County Community Safety Traffic Team reminds residents that ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’ February 3, 2011
Economic Action Workshop deemed a success February 3, 2011
Park Rangers to lead hiking tour along bank of Palatlakaha River February 2, 2011
Lake County Days gives citizens, local officials a chance to meet with legislative delegation January 31, 2011
Motorcycle Safety Fair rolls into Tavares on Feb. 26 January 28, 2011
LASER seeks donations for storm victims January 27, 2011
Park Rangers for ‘Exploring Your Park Hike’ on Jan. 29 January 27, 2011
Mission Inn Awarded Prestigious 2011 Bride’s Choice Award January 26, 2011
Fire Lieutenant James Blackwell receives Fire Safety Commendation Award January 26, 2011
Economic Action Workshop scheduled for Feb. 1 January 26, 2011
Public Safety reminds residents about importance of weather radios in preparation for impending severe weather January 25, 2011
Public Safety officials rescind burn ban for unincorporated Lake County January 21, 2011
Lake County Probation to host Re-entry Fair on Jan. 24 for offenders, family members January 20, 2011
Lake County inducts two into Women’s Hall of Fame January 19, 2011
Commissioners extend suspension of transportation impact fees for another year January 18, 2011
Lake County Extension offers insight into ‘Getting the most from your vegetable garden’ January 14, 2011
Lake County Extension offers three-part educational series on diabetes prevention January 14, 2011
REMINDER: Lake Soil & Water Conservation District hosts annual tree giveaway on Jan. 20 January 14, 2011
Lake County to host State of the County event Jan. 18 January 11, 2011
REMINDER: Order deadline for Lake County 4-H Foundation’s ‘Ribs 4 Kids’ event is Jan. 10 January 7, 2011
County offices and LakeXpress to close in observance of MLK Day January 7, 2011
Burn ban enacted for unincorporated Lake County January 4, 2011
Open house scheduled for Nature Center at PEAR Park January 4, 2011
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